Kikou Ryohei Mellowlink

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Synonyms: Armor Hunter Mellowlink, Leechers Army Merowlink, Mellowlink
Japanese: 機甲猟兵メロウリンク


Type: OVA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 21, 1988 to Apr 28, 1989
Producers: VAP
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.151 (scored by 25602,560 users)
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Ranked: #32422
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Popularity: #5930
Members: 8,631
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As the sole survivor from a squad that was sacrificed and hung out as scapegoats for embezzlement of military resources at the end of the 100 years war, Mellowlink Arity is out for revenge.

Carrying the dogtags of his deceased comrades and armed with a dated anti AT rifle, he swears to hunt down and exact revenge on the corrupt officers that betrayed his squad, and maybe even uncover the truth behind the plot as well.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kanda, Takeyuki
Director, Storyboard
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Episode Director
Takamatsu, Shinji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Imanishi, Takashi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Soldier Blue" by Norio Sakai

Ending Theme

"Vanity" by マーキーズ

Nov 16, 2008
MushroomSamba (All reviews)
For any fan of Ryosuke Takahashi's Armored Trooper Votoms franchise, you'll feel right at home with this series. It's set in the same world, and Chirico even makes a short cameo as well, though their paths never really intertwine.

As a revenge tale, you shouldn't expect anything profound from the plot. Simplicity is the name of the game here, so the setup is fairly get pieces of info along Mellowlink's journey that unveil why he's hunting down these high-ranked officers.

The main draw of the show, IMO, is the clever, tactical ways in which Mellow dispatches his enemies. Whether it's using misdirection ploys or baiting pursuers read more
Nov 10, 2011
StanislavAsimov (All reviews)
This is an retro-mecha series.

It's not outstanding or a classic, but you will not be disappointed if you watch it.
If you are a mecha fan or more specifically Votom fan this is definitely for you. since its a votom spin-off

I personally really like the mechs (A.T's). Even though the main character dosn't use one. He uses a anti-AT rifle to take out the mechs the "bad guys" use.
The animation is typical of the 80's. character animation isn't that strong. BUT some of the still frames the use for paning is pieces of art.
I'm not sure who animated the series, but it sure resembles the read more
Sep 10, 2017
strategian (All reviews)
Let me preface this review by saying I don't know anything about ATV, the parent franchise of this series, in case that's an important aspect for you in reading this review.

That out of the way, this is a solid, old school sci fi anime with a somewhat fresh take on the mech genre. The premise is a quite straightforward (basic, if you're being harsh) revenge story about an ill done by ex-soldier hunting his former commanders to avenge his dead comrades. It functions as an episodic series for the most part, with the last few episodes following a short "finale arc".

All these episodes are read more
Aug 4, 2021
Tardivex (All reviews)
As you can probably surmise from the MAL page, this anime is a spin-off in the same universe as Armored Trooper Votoms. While that show focused on a really gifted mecha pilot, Armor Hunter Mellowlink is the polar opposite, following a really talented anti-mecha soldier, think of the anti-material rifles used in both World Wars and you have a decent analogue as to what’s going on here… except a lot more badass with one dude fighting giant robots on foot.

While the story is a lot simpler compared to Armored Trooper Votoms, I think it ultimately still ended up being the better show in my opinion. read more

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