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Linebarrels of Iron: Season 1: Episode 25 -- Rachel Calvin, a young American genius, has a hard time reaching JUDA headquarters after wild animals eat her map and a bulldozer crushes her credit card. Perhaps a dip in the hot springs will help her unwind!


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3 October 2008 (Japan) See more »
A gigantic robot and the girl of your dreams are what you get... at the cost of your life. See more »
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Michele Specht ... Yurianne (26 episodes, 2008-2009)

Alexis Tipton ... Emi Kizaki (26 episodes, 2008-2009)

Series Directed by
Masamitsu Hidaka (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Katsuya Kikuchi (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Takashi Kobayashi (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Shigeki Hatakeyama (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Yuu Nobuta (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Michita Shiraishi (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Hiroyuki Okuno (2 episodes, 2008)
Masahiro Sekino (2 episodes, 2009)
Shun'ichi Yoshizawa (2 episodes, 2009)
Tatsuya Abe (1 episode, 2008)
Manabu Ono (1 episode, 2008)
Masaharu Tomoda (1 episode, 2008)
Yukio Nishimoto (1 episode, 2009)
Series Writing credits
Eiichi Shimizu (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tomohiro Shimoguchi (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kiyoko Yoshimura (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Shigeru Morita (4 episodes, 2008-2009)

Series Produced by
Tsuneaki Hattori .... planner: CBC (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tadashi Hoshino .... planner: GDH (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jun Itô .... planner: Akita Shoten (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Yoshihiro Iwasa .... producer: CBC (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Takaaki Kuwana .... producer: Akita Shoten (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Osamu Nagai .... producer: GDH (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Hiroyuki Orukawa .... producer: JVC Entertainment (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Shiro Sasaki .... planner: JVC Entertainment (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Eiji Sumitomo .... animation producer (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Goro Taniguchi .... creative producer (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Original Music by
Conisch (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Cinematography by
Takeo Hagiwara (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Film Editing by
Akinori Mishima (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Art Direction by
Shigemi Ikeda (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Art Department
Hideki Harada .... prop designer (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Masamitsu Hidaka .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2008-2009)
Hidetoshi Namura .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tetsuya Watanabe .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tsukasa Sunaga .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2009)
Kazuma Fujimori .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Manabu Ono .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Tetsuya Yanagisawa .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Sound Department
Masafumi Mima .... sound director (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Stephen Hoff .... adr recordist (5 episodes, 2008)
Series Special Effects by
Ichirô Itano .... effects director (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Visual Effects by
Hiroshi Shirai .... 3d director (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Niki Cooper .... post production assistant (5 episodes, 2008)
Series Animation Department
Hisashi Hirai .... character designer / chief animation director / ... (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tsutomu Suzuki .... mechanical designer / mechanical animation director / ... (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tomohiro Kawahara .... mechanical animation director / animator (21 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jun Takagi .... animation director / animator (5 episodes, 2008-2009)
Akimi Fudesaka .... animation director (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Shô Kojima .... animation director (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Hiroyuki Okuno .... animation director / animator (3 episodes, 2008)
Tomoaki Kado .... animation director (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Toshimitsu Kobayashi .... animation director (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kyôko Kotani .... animation director / animator (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Yoshiya Yamamoto .... animation director (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Music Department
Junji Fujita .... music producer (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Yoshimoto Ishikawa .... music producer (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Series Other crew
Shigeru Morita .... special setting: Studio Nue (24 episodes, 2008-2009)

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Also Known As:
"Kurogane no rainbareru" - Japan (original title)
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Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | New Zealand:M | Singapore:PG | USA:TV-MA

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In Singapore, episode 1-4 has theatrical release started at December 11, 2008.See more »
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Loved it, 3 June 2012
Author: Richard Greco from Pakistan

Writing this short review after watching 26 episodes of Linebarrels of Iron, the episodes were from the DVD's.

I usually prefer subs but in this case I went with the English Dub. I am not really a fan of Mecha Anime and anything related to Giant Robots fighting each other. But after seeing first few episodes I saw some potential in this anime and thought it might contain tons of action, romance, comedy and a harem based theme *which it did*. I love Anime which revolves around one guy controlling the hearts of different girls. Kouichi is our hero in this consistent anime. He is easily bullied, he is someone who gets beaten up easily but he does have a passion to be the hero at the end. He fights for justice or at least tries to but he is always powerless to defend others.

Enter Emi Kizaki and Linebarrel. Kouichi Hayase (14 years old) goes nuts with the power and from there the story starts to get complicated. I will admit I wasn't expecting the story to progress like it did, the first few episodes really catch you off guard. But the story gets interesting when we understand the characters past and their relationship with each other. Of all the Anime shows I have seen (seen a lot of them), Linebarrels of Iron is always consistent with their episodes. I watched 26 episodes back to back and there weren't any filler episodes (When it comes to fillers Naruto and Bleach are the worst). The story always kept moving, the action was there and yes I will admit the Opening Song wasn't good but the ED awesomeness neutralized it.

The English dubs were spot on. I enjoyed them over the subtitles. Romantic side of this Anime is a bit complex; you literally want to bang your head because there is always something new popping up (you can sense the sexual tension but it never reaches climax). That did irritate me a lot but the action and fights make up for it. If you're looking for a Mecha Anime, Linebarrels of Iron is the perfect candidate, it's fun and has some really good fight sequences. It will give you a good introduction into the world of robots.

Overall, I recommend this Anime and I am glad I watched it. Although there is a potential for making it better or extending it to another Season, I don't think that will be a good idea.

I am tempted to read the Manga as well.


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