Starring: Tetsuya Kakihara, Josh Grelle, Mamiko Noto, Alexis Tipton, Aya Hirano,Monica Rial, Biichi Satou, Bob Carter, Chiwa Saito, Tia Ballard, Emi Shinohara, Michelle Specht,
Running Time: 650 minutes
Linebarrels Of Iron is another anime entry in the ‘gifted youngster discovers power to battle evil’ genre, and to some this may sound like yet another retread. And although that is certainly true for some aspects of the show, it actually starts off as a very brave and complex show. Set in a world where giant mechs help to protect freedom from invading forces, we start our journey with Koichi, a downtrodden high school student. Koichi believes he has great power, but until that power shows itself he is quite happy to appease his bullies. The beginning starts with a very suspenseful sequence in which Koichi’s world and that of the mechs approach each other at a well-timed pace.