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Anime Profile: Linebarrels of Iron

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Japanese Info
Linebarrels of Iron Kurogane no Linebarrels(鉄のラインバレル) Linebarrels of Iron
26 TV Episodes 26 TV Episodes
  October 3, 2008–March 20, 2009
FUNimation GONZO, Linebarrel Partners, Akita Publishing, TBS, CBC, Sun TV
  Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimoguchi
  Masamitsu Hidaka
Action, Comedy, Drama, Mecha, Romance Action, Comedy, Drama, Mecha, Romance
Captain Shinobu Igarashi Captain Shinobu Igarashi
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Chisato Hayase Chisato Hayase
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Emi Kizaki Emi Kizaki
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Furuya Furuya
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Hideaki Yajima Hideaki Yajima
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Hirata Hirata
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Hisataka Kato Hisataka Kato
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon and The Right Stuf.

Anime Characters: Linebarrels of Iron

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Captain Shinobu Igarashi Captain Shinobu Igarashi Kunio Ishigami Kunio Ishigami
Chisato Hayase Chisato Hayase Makoto Doumyoji Makoto Doumyoji
Emi Kizaki Emi Kizaki Masaki Sugawara Masaki Sugawara
Furuya Furuya Miu Kojo Miu Kojo
Hideaki Yajima Hideaki Yajima Rachel Calvin Rachel Calvin
Hirata Hirata Reiji Moritsugu Reiji Moritsugu
Hisataka Kato Hisataka Kato Risako Niiyama Risako Niiyama
Izuna Endo Izuna Endo Satoru Yamashita Satoru Yamashita
Jack Smith Jack Smith Shizuna Endo Shizuna Endo
Koichi Hayase Koichi Hayase Yui Ogawa Yui Ogawa

Anime Description: Linebarrels of Iron

Linebarrels of Iron is a Sci-Fi Mecha saga that takes place in an alternate future, where a young student named Kouichi Hayase is left in a coma after an accident involving a crash landing of a Satellite in the year 2016. After waking up half a year later, he awakens to find himself possessing powers and superhuman strength. He also discovers a mysterious robot known as "Linebarrel." (These machines are called "Machinas.") This robot was the source of the crash landing and has transformed Kouichi into a "Factor," which gives him the ability to pilot the Machina robot.

Kouichi also meets an amnesiac girl named Emi Kizaki and discovers that her past might be related to Linebarrel. Together they join the organization of JUDA, a medical equipment maker that is secretly developing Machina robots. They wind up in a war against a mysterious threat that is invading from an alternate dimension.

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