Ranked #2855

Kurogane no Linebarrels

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2008 to Mar 20, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.121 (scored by 12,282 users)
Ranked: #28552
Popularity: #1429
Members: 27,784
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Hidaka, Masamitsu
Hidaka, Masamitsu
Shiraishi, Michita
Shiraishi, Michita
Episode Director
McDonald, Joel
McDonald, Joel
Yanagisawa, Tetsuya
Yanagisawa, Tetsuya

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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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Dec 26, 2008
"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
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

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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Aug 18, 2011
I havent read the manga, and I havent read others reviews before I watched this. First: Dont get high exeptions on that anime.


I dont know why some are skipping episode 1-4.
Thats were Hayase was just a stupid kid who thought of himself as a hero of justice.

Blablablah... Invaders from other dimension blablablah...
The overall story ist not really new. This mecha-anime is more about Hayase and his countless girlfriends. Really, EVERY GIRL (almost) AND ONE BOY loves him.
But he is the typical: "Dont understand girls and that stuff" boy. Well, at least theres LOTS of fanservice (really, first a christmas episode, read more
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Anime: Death Note
Both have main characters that gain power and go nuts with it. Both classic examples of ultimate power corrupts absolutely. Light and Kouichi both have that evil laugh.  
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Weak willed and neutral student protagonist died at first episode but with returns with mysterious powers (not exactly supernatural) and mastery for a similar designed melee-type over technology mech. At beginning of first episode, protagonist's only two real friends: His childhood girlfirlend and a big brother figure. Mech have bond between his user and can be operatable for limited time. Additionally, when re-activating Valvrave is very similar Linebarrels. (On re-activating process, Valvrave and Linebarrel does color changing) Valvrave Valvrave's 666 Mode and Linebarrel's Overdrive Mode is very similar (except aura's color difference) and both units uses dual Katana. 
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Both main characters have been bullied by the world and have friends to save them when they are in trouble. The friends are really nice, but the main character sees it as pity and gets upset with them. In both anime the main character goes from weak to strong and encounters a beautiful woman as well in the process. 
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The main character are voiced by the same VA for both shows. For a little boy who doesn't understands things at first matures and becomes a hero in the end. Both characters are fighting the same cause: to save the world. 
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hmm... simply put, the plots are similar in that the main characters are on the minority side ( linebarrels in the later half). they also like the woman who use the mecha first. both mechas used are the best in the series. also for themes they both have romance, comedy,action, and drama. 
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Anime: After War Gundam X
In each anime, the protagonist is an immature and loud-mouthed, yet well-meaning, young boy who grows up and learns to view the world less selfishly after a mysterious girl happens into his life (Kouichi encounters Emi, while Garrod is hired to rescue Tifa). And in both instances, the girls bestow upon them an awesome mobile armor (Kouichi is made a co-Factor of the Linebarrel, and Tifa shows Garrod where to find the long-forgotten Gundam X).

Both anime also focus a lot on the characters, and not so much the political warfare of the battling mecha.  
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