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Kurogane no Linebarrels

Kurogane no Linebarrels

Alternative Titles

English: Linebarrels of Iron
Japanese: 鉄のラインバレル

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2008 to Mar 20, 2009
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.141 (scored by 11662 users)
Ranked: #26972
Popularity: #1309
Members: 26,226
Favorites: 77
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Synopsis

Fourteen-year-old Kouichi Hayase’s life has always been a mediocre one, if not dismal. However, those days of being bullied by classmates and escaping to a fantasy of being a hero are put to an end when a certain “accident” bestows on him a girl and a gigantic humanoid robot called “LINEBARREL”. The extraordinary power that Kouichi obtains puts him and everything around him on a sudden rollercoaster ride of battles, intrigues and friendship! During the course of his adventure, the boy starts to learn what life has to offer; he meets new friends, bids farewell to the old ones, but most of all he now has considerable responsibilities and is forced to confront the world around him.

(Source: Official site)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hayase, Kouichi
Hayase, Kouichi
Main
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Japanese
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Kizaki, Emi
Kizaki, Emi
Main
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko
Moritsugu, Reiji
Moritsugu, Reiji
Supporting
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Japanese
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Endo, Shizuna
Endo, Shizuna
Supporting
Ueda, Kana
Japanese
Ueda, Kana

Staff

Hidaka, Masamitsu
Hidaka, Masamitsu
Director
McDonald, Joel
McDonald, Joel
Script
Watanabe, Tetsuya
Watanabe, Tetsuya
Storyboard
Yanagisawa, Tetsuya
Yanagisawa, Tetsuya
Storyboard

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Episodes  0 / 24
Aired  Oct 3, 2008 to Mar 20, 2009
Status  Finished Airing
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Dec 26, 2008 9:18 PM
KAMIOPPAI
"An anime whose overall excitement level can be mathematically modeled by the Gaussian distribution function."

As with many other GONZO production, Kurogane no Linebarrels is loosely based on its manga original. Readers from the manga will find the anime not exactly following the story and in some cases the anime is loaded with fan servicing fillers. Please note that this review will judge Kurogane no Linebarrels solely as seen from the anime perspective.

GONZO started the series with a very rare approach, to bastardize the main protagonist (aka Hayase). Countless people turned away from the show after the first few episodes simply because of how much everyone read more
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Mar 23, 2009 10:48 PM
sukari
Alright, this anime finished recently, and I have to say I actually was anticipating for the last episode.

In brief I'll just say, I was on the verge of rage-quitting this anime after the first 3 episodes - and if it wasn't because I started late (so that I didn't have to wait in between weeks) I probably would have dropped this anime.

This is why I gave character the lowest scores, because the main character really annoyed me at first.

But despite that, I pulled through and the anime really is good.
I'm not a Mecha-anime fan, other than Full Metal Panic! I normally don't watch Mecha-anime (I read more
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Jul 15, 2010 6:05 AM
XxHikariChanxX

Need a demonstration of the power a main character wields over a series? Watch Linebarrels. Kouichi is a vicious, self-absorbed prick with delusions of grandeur and nary a whit of empathy, and his very presence makes the first four episodes of the series nearly unwatchable. There is a train-wreck fascination to watching a series with such an utterly vile lead, and there's no denying that the poisoning of Kouichi's mind by constant humiliation and the consequent brutality of his reaction to empowerment ring a lot truer than happier takes on the same material do. But so repulsive is he that the series is intolerable so read more
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Mar 30, 2009 7:50 PM
akagi111
Story: Well this whole show was one cliche after the next and most of it early on from the fillers to the stupid humor done by the president who never took anything seriously made it tough to watch this show early on, the story had some plot twists but they were decent and the last and final twist at the end just made me chuckle and go why did they even have to do that it didnt make a whole lot of sense, the ending though was decent and probably the best part of the story, give it a 6.

Art: My one pet peeve when read more
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Opening Theme

"Kitei no Tsurugi" by ALI PROJECT

Ending Theme

#1: "Ame ga Furu" by Maaya Sakamoto (eps 1-13)
#2: "Remedy" by Maaya Sakamoto (eps 14- )

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