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Anime Profile: Aura Battler Dunbine

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Aura Battler Dunbine Seisenshi Dunbine("Holy Warrior Dunbine")(聖戦士ダンバイン) Aura Battler Dunbine
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  Holy Warrior Dunbine
49 TV Episodes, 3 OVA Episodes 49 TV Episodes, 3 OVA Episodes
July 15, 2003 Feb 5, 1983–Jan 21, 1984
ADV Films SUNRISE/Sotsu Agency/TV Nagoya/Bandai Channel
  Yoshiyuki Tomino
  Yoshiyuki Tomino
Adventure, Fantasy, Mecha, Romance Adventure, Fantasy, Mecha, Romance
Allen Brady Allen Brady
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Bann Burning Bann Burning
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Captain Kawasse Captain Kawasse
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Carol Gibbons Carol Gibbons
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Ceila Lapana Ceila Lapana
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Anime Characters: Aura Battler Dunbine

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Allen Brady Allen Brady Keen Keats Kean Keats
Bann Burning Bann Burning King Hamm King Hamm
Captain Kawasse Captain Kawasse Lord Shotan Lord Shotan
Carol Gibbons Carol Gibbons Lorne Gibbons Lorne Gibbons
Ceila Lapana Ceila Lapana Marvel Frozen Marvel Frozen
Cham Fau Cham Fau Neal Gibbons Neal Gibbons
Drake Luft Drake Luft Nie Given Nie Given
Emilie Luft Emilie Luft Sho Zama Shou Zama
Hate Bishott Hate Bishott Shot Weapon Shot Weapon
Igi Igi Todd Guiness Todd Guiness

Anime Description: Aura Battler Dunbine

Before Escaflowne, there was a little known anime series from Yoshiyuki Tomino (Mobile Suit Gundam) that also mixed fantasy with giant robot action. Aura Battler Dunbine tells the story of the far off world of Byston Well. The main character is Sho Zama, a person from Tokyo who accidently travels to Byston Well after a motorcycle accident.

Byston Well is a mystical world filled with Knights, Dragons, and Castles. They also have giant, powerful robots known as Aura Battlers (which has technology that originates from Earth). Sho discovers he has a special "aura" which enables him to pilot an Aura Battler. He's drafted into a war where he becomes a pilot of a special Aura Battler named Dunbine. However, he discovers the sinister motives of his superiors (lead by Drake Luft) and switches sides to a resistance force created to save Byston Well from Luft's forces.

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