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: 7.131 (scored by 33743,374 users)
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Ranked: #36052
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Popularity: #6219
Members: 10,881
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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 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.

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 ...
Feb 25, 2023
By 1988, there had been a total of three separate OVAs for the VOTOMS series, which while serviceable, did little to distinguish themselves or make themselves truly feel distinct from the original anime and its accomplishments. Armour Hunter Mellowlink marks a change in that trajectory, as it doesn’t take the easy route and retread familiar territory, instead opting to take a new approach to the series, which while just as focused on action as its previous entries, manages to markedly improve the action through a much greater production value, providing it with a more potent emphasis on detail and immersion than its predecessors.

In a similar ...
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 ...

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