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: 7.121 (scored by 28522,852 users)
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Ranked: #34412
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Popularity: #6121
Members: 9,650
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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, Shinichirou
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
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 ...
Sep 10, 2017
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jun 6, 2022
If you are a fan of classic revenge stories, especially Votoms, this anime is for you

Synopsis: The story of a young man who seeks revenge for his friends after a plot by army generals and sacrifices the army in exchange for the generals saving their lives.
It may seem like a classic revenge story to you, but the writer's way of telling the story and revealing some facts and reasons for the hero's revenge.

There were some flaws in the story, like the hero killing people who were like him in order to get revenge after he said in the first episode that he's only here for ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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