EXOFRAME Acquisition

The required compensation for this machine is 1,000kg (1t) of limestone. (It is assumed that they require sedimentary rock with a 51% calcium carbonate content percentage.) At present, transactions for EXOFRAMES have been occurring in every location across the globe, consistent with their claim to "not distinguish between nationality, ethnicity, ideology, or any other discriminator" and "offer these terms of exchange impartially and equally to all of humanity". If the limestone is placed outside (1,000kg ±500g) anywhere on earth, the alien’s flying object will appear, collect the limestone, and leave behind an EXOFRAME. Just the other day, we received a report stating that the Argentina’s Esperanza Base on Antarctica had successfully "traded" with the aliens.
Note 1: Due to the fact that the aliens have yet to clarify their proper name, for convenience sake they are being called “Peddlers”. However, some are of the opinion they should be officially referred to as "Extra-Terrestrial Traders".

The EXOFRAME's Power Supply

We have yet to understand regarding the EXOFRAMES power supply. One hypothesis is wireless power transmission from the alien’s mothership. Another hypothesis is that the fluid in the EXOFRAME stores a chemical energy capable of supporting many hours of mobility.

EXOFRAME Activation

The EXOFRAME’s standby state is box-like, with all joints folded. We call this state "package mode". When a pilot touches the EXOFRAME’s surface, the mesh portions of the machine light up and the gyro on its back rotate. It automatically factors the surrounding conditions and the amount and weight of any installed cargo as it becomes a human form, then it can be mounted and operated. (If not mounted and operated, it will return to the stand-by state in approximately 30 seconds.)

EXOFRAME Operation

The EXOFRAME’s operating system can only be explained as the machine itself reading the consciousness of the human and moving accordingly. Though in the beginning of this investigation it was thought that it was reading human physiological responses, similar to brain-machine interface, what the machine is actually reading is unclear. The machine is operated from the cockpit (we call it the "Saddle"). The operator does not use any physical operations such as switches or levers. Just "by thought", the machine can be operated as though it were another body of their own. Though we say "by thought", apparently not even that is a definite rule. There are also cases where patients with higher brain dysfunction operated.
To a certain extent, if trained in operation, it is also possible for it to take on non-human postures, and can be used as a small vehicle as well.
The Saddle adheres to the operator, and has mechanisms that reduce all mechanical shock. For extremely simple operations, it is also possible to remotely operate short-range without sitting in the Saddle; in the "start-up/boarding" process some sort of "linking" can be seen between the pilot’s thoughts and the EXOFRAME. The greatest distance and level of precision possible for EXOFRAME remote operation are currently under investigation.

Note 1: Details concerning the EXOFRAME’s consciousness-control are presently unclear. It is tentatively being called "consciousness-control", but what this "consciousness" is has yet to be understood. However, if this principle could be solved through future investigation, the potential would be so limitless it could possibly bring us to finding the reason for humanity’s existence.
Note 2: There have been various claims on social networking sites developing mental illnesses as a result of EXOFRAME operation. These are presently under investigation. However, our investigation team has yet to confirm a single case, and believe it highly possibility for them to be fabricated.
Note 3: Due to the lack of a communication system or apparatuses to sense surroundings, when operating for a specific purpose it would be necessary to customize the EXOFRAME accordingly. In reports, many pilots say it is possible to use an on-hand tablet while operating an EXOFRAME.

The EXOFRAME’s Movement

Though its difference with the human body can be seen in the limb proportions, it can reproduce almost any human movement. The manipulator’s precision is especially high; although differing in size, it can make as minute of manipulations as the human hand. Just as humans are "animals that use tools", EXOFRAMES have the potential to be "tools that use tools".

Necessary Training Period for EXOFRAMES

If consciousness-control allows even those who have touched the EXOFRAME for the first time to have mastery of the basic operations, then training can be a few hours, or at the most, a few days. This makes it decisively simpler than existing automobiles and heavy machinery. There are hopes to apply this technology in various fields in the primary and secondary industry, as well as to the medical care of disabled individuals.

Mechanical Structure of the EXOFRAME

The inside the metallic outer shell (exoskeleton) of the EXOFRAME is filled with a fluorescent blue inner-machine fluid, much like blood. They do not have a discernible engine, battery, control unit, or drive unit that can be seen as ordinary machinery. Though the details are uncertain, due to the fact that when the liquid that fills the machine is lost the EXOFRAME’s the overall performance deteriorates and, when approximately 80% is lost it loses all mobility, it is speculated that this liquid is the EXOFRAME’s controller, drive unit, and battery, in addition to playing a role in all other parts necessary for the machine to operate.
Many researchers claim that with such construction the EXOFRAME is not a simply a machine, as it has extraterrestrial biological matter as its foundations.
Note 1: When the fluid inside leaks out, after emitting light for a moment, it turns transparent. At present, it has not been confirmed if the discharged liquid has an impact on humans or the environment, but our committee conducts its analysis under strict control.
Note 2: Of all the parts the EXOFRAME is composed of, there is a high possibility that the Saddle and wheels on the legs were added to the original machines by the Peddlers for humans. Consequently, we must be cautious in speculating the ecology of the Peddlers based off of the configuration of the EXOFRAME.

EXOFRAME Maintainability and Dependability

Its dependability is exceedingly high. As long as it was adequately operated, there were hardly any malfunctions or failures. Though it is currently under investigation, it is very likely it was designed for prolonged use in harsh conditions without maintenance. In turn, we were unable to find a way to clean the joints or maintain/recondition the outer shell. In addition, we were unable to find a way to refill the machine’s internal fluid thought to be the nucleus of the structure, nor does it seem to be purified from within. Thus, in the case of severe damage or defect, it can only be disposed of or replaced. However, each part of the machine is highly modularized, making it possible to easily remove parts in order to analyze the machine or exchange parts.
Ballistic Resistance

According to the test conducted by the Army at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, the outer shell can deflect handgun bullets, such as the 9mm Parabellum, at a distance of 10 meter at an angle of incidence of zero. With assault rifle bullets, such as the 5.56x45mm NATO, the outer shell is damaged but not penetrated (excluding the jointed areas, such as the arms). In the case of heavy machine gun bullets, such as the 12.7mmx99mm NATO, the outer shell is penetrated, and the liquid inside the machine discharges. If hit by anti-tank rockets, such as the RPG-7 predominately used in areas of conflict, the machine blows apart. In the event of a close-range trench mortar impact, though the machine wouldn’t be harmed, due to the Saddle being uncovered it is very likely the pilot would suffer severe injury or even death. The army’s report states, "Though the function and construction are astounding, from the perspective of its mobility and capacity to defend, it is hard to see it as a threat to present armament, and its military applications are limited." Thus, it only alludes to the potential for it as another piece of equipment for protecting soldiers.

Fall Resistance

If the proper form is taken, at 18 meters (approx. 6th floor of a building) there is no injury to the machine or pilot. During testing, there was an incident where an examiner dropped approx. 25 meters (approx. 10th floor of a building) with the machine. The machine was damaged and the pilot fractured bones and lost consciousness but was in no danger of dying.


Using the legs in humanoid form, experienced pilots can run 100 meters in about 10 seconds. It is thought that if the pilot has perfected operation and the ideal form is found, 100 meters in 8 seconds would be possible. For long distance travel, the wheels on the legs are used. In this case, they are capable of the same speeds as an ordinary passenger car (as compared to American car catalog specs).
Note: It has been pointed out that as a 1-2 person subcompact car, EXOFRAMES could be an entryway to resolving the problem of global warming, especially if introduced in developing countries behind in energy conservation measures.

Jump Capacity

6 meters (approx. 2nd floor of a building) is easy achieved. There are pilots who have achieved 9 meters (approx. 3rd floor of a building).

Heat, Cold, and Pressure Resistance

Even in environments of 60 to -20 °C (140 to -4°F), or 20 meters(65ft)underwater, damage or decline in performance has not been observed. It is highly possible the EXOFRAMES can be used in any region human pilots can be active in. It is expected they can even be implemented in harsh-environment life preservation and rescue.

Load Bearing Capacity

For up to 1t of heavy cargo, though speed falls in accordance with the quantity of the cargo, walking or running is not impeded. It can retain up to 2t of heavy cargo for about 10 seconds. Any heavier, and it is highly probable the limbs would suffer damaged.


Other Capacities of the EXOFRAME

*The values below vary greatly between operators, and are merely what we have ascertained thus far.

In 2014, aliens revealed themselves to request trade with humanity.
In exchange for limestone, they would provide
a consciousness-controlled general-use robot known as an "EXOFRAME".
Cheaper than an aircraft, tank, or firearm, and easy enough for anyone to operate,
the "EXOFRAME" spreads change throughout the world in the blink of an eye...

"This is being broadcast on all radio frequencies in five languages.
We do not wish to be involved in politics or cultural exchange. We wish only to trade.
For every 1,000 kilograms of limestone, we shall provide you with one of our technological productions.
We shall not distinguish between nationality, ethnicity, ideology, or any other discriminator.
We offer these terms of exchange impartially and equally to all of humanity."
※The voice will be made public in Japan only.



Draft Plan & Series Organization


Gen Urobuchi


A novelist and screenwriter affiliated with Nitroplus.
His numerous hits include "Puella Magi Madoka Magica",
"Fate/Zero", "Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet",
"Expelled from Paradise", "PSYCHO-PASS", and "Thunderbolt Fantasy".



Hiroki Yamada

After working as a CG designer with Studio Ghibli and
Sunrise Emotion Studio,
in 2014 he joined BUEMON.
He debuted as a director with the Anime Tamago 2016 exhibition production
"Matasaburo the Wind Imp". 



Seiichi Shirato

He has done setting research for various anime,
games, manga, novels.
His major works include the anime "Jormungand",
"Joker Game", "Drifters", "Princess Principal",
the comics "Gunka no Baltzar",
and "Hinmin, Seihitsu, Daifugou".

Animation Production



In 2014, it was established with
the Sunrise Nerima Studio CG staff
who produced
It is an animated film production company that
uses CG as its main tool.
The Anime Tamago 2016 exhibition production
"Matasaburo the Wind Imp" was shown at the 2017
KINEKO International Children’s Film Festival/
Japanese short film category/Grand Prix and various other film festivals.
Obsolete will be its first series.


  • 2014

    Appearance of "Peddler" Aliens began provision of EXOFRAMES in exchange for 1,000kg of limestone. The extraterrestrial trade regulation agreement called the "Sankt Gallen Arrangement" was formed with a focus on the United States, the EU, Japan, and China.

  • 2015

    "The Third Cabinda Conflict" in Africa. The first use of EXOFRAMES on the battlefield.


EXOFRAME / Performance, Operation, and Potential

・The following is an excerpt from the overview of a document made public the same year as the 2014 visitation and "provision of technology by trade" from the Peddler aliens and the hasty formation of the Advisory and Investigation Committee of Alien Technology of the Executive Office of the President of the United States (EOP).
・The official report made by the United States government regarding the general-purpose humanoid robots brought in by the aliens was the earliest, thus the term "EXOFRAME" (Enhanced Xenobiological Organic FRAME) it proposed was subsequently popularized worldwide.
・In various parts of the report, almost exaggerative expressions show the astonishment towards and high expectations of the alien technology. However, upon entering the Sankt Gallen Arrangement, the government's disposition towards the EXOFRAME changed, and Investigation Committee of Alien Technology was later disbanded. Afterwards, under executive order, the Extraterrestrial Trade Regulations Bureau was established within the Department of Homeland Security to regulate, observe, and administer this technology.
Excerpt from the "Presidential Report on the Alien Technology Investigation"
The investigation Committee of Alien Technology Chairman, George M. Campbell

We have decided to call the consciousness-controlled general-use humanoid robot "Enhanced Xenobiological Organic FRAME", or "EXOFRAME".
Height of Head Standing Upright: 255cm (8'5")
Weight: 269kg (593lb)

  • Acquisition
  • Power Supply
  • Activation
  • Operation
  • Movement
  • Training
  • Structure
  • Maintainability

ON AIR Dec. 2019

Broadcasting Begins December 2019

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