M3 the dark metal (M3〜ソノ黒キ鋼〜 M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane?, lit. "M3: That Black Steel") is a 2014 Japanese animated television series created by Satelight. It is directed by Sailor Moon director Junichi Satō, written by Anohana writer, Mari Okada and features mechanical designs by Shōji Kawamori of Macross fame. It first aired in Japan on April 21, 2014.
There is distorted, deep blackness everywhere. That place, in which blackness swallowed everything and took away everything, has become known as the Avidya Zone. Strange beings assume the very form of the despair and chaos of humanity. They are known by this name: Imashime.
An expedition surveys the Avidya Zone which consumes human spirits. So, in the intricate intersection between the present in impending crisis and the destiny of the past... can eight boys and girls, assembled to confront the Imashime, find the bright future that lies before the Avidya Zone?
|#||Episode Title||Japanese Release Date|
|1||Starry Night||April 21, 2014|
|2||Embraced by the Reaper||April 28, 2014|
|3||Seam of the Past||May 5, 2014|
|4||DANGER, DO NOT MIX||May 12, 2014|
|5||SELF IN VAIN||May 19, 2014|
|6||TERROR FADING INTO DEATH||May 26, 2014|
|7||COMMAND OF SOLITUDE||June 2, 2014|
|8||RECKLESS FORBIDDEN REALM||June 9, 2014|
|9||BLUE HEART OF STEEL||June 16, 2014|
|10||YOUR SONG||June 23, 2014|
|11||RED LAMENT OF CRUELTY||June 30, 2014|
|12||WHAT LINKS TWO PEOPLE||July 7, 2014|
|13||ROAR OF THE BEAST||July 14, 2014|
|14||SOUNDS OF REGRET||July 21, 2014|
|15||VACANT HEART OF MORNING GRAY||July 28, 2014|
|16||PROMISED TOGETHER||Aug 4, 2014|