Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01

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Japanese: メタルスキンパニックMADOX-01


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 15, 1987
Producers: Pony Canyon, Soeishinsha
Licensors: AnimEigo
Studios: AIC, Artmic
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 42 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.951 (scored by 20642,064 users)
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Ranked: #88842
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Popularity: #6860
Members: 5,235
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In the first test of a revolutionary personal battle-suit, the MADOX-01, Ace female test-pilot Elle Kusomoto smashes an attacking tank force and humiliates Lt. Kilgore, Japan's most-macho tank-jockey, in the process.

Kilgore swears he'll get even, and he gets his chance when the prototype MADOX literally falls off the back of a truck in the middle of Tokyo.

Meanwhile, the MADOX, which fell off the back of one truck, off a bridge, and into the back of another truck, has found its way into the hands of college student Koji Sujimoto. Intruiged by the MADOX, Koji makes the big mistake of fooling with it without reading the manual first, and soon finds himself locked in the suit and zooming around downtown Tokyo.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Aramaki, Shinji
Director, Mechanical Design
Anno, Hideaki
Key Animation
Oomori, Takahiro
Key Animation
Kishida, Takahiro
Key Animation


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Jun 13, 2009
Scallion (All reviews)
If you find a mysterious box on a truck in your technical college, the best and most obvious course of action to take is to open it. If it happens to contain a suit of powered armor and a manual,only read the passage that tells you how to turn it on and get inside. After that happens, there's no better way to celebrate the activation of your newly-found robot suit by visiting your ex-girlfriend in a crowded tower.


Metal Skin Panic Madox-01 (don't you love those old-school robot titles? 'Armored Trooper Votoms', 'Blue Comet Super Powered-Tracer Layzner'...) is another one of those old 80s read more
Oct 9, 2016
DrPantsu (All reviews)
Okay lets start this review of right from the start of this OVA.
We're presented with a beautiful scene of the development/testing of an exoskeleton (the Madox). This mecha/scifi goodness got me hyped up for all that is to come. Only to be disappointed by a very mediocre story about a guy, his girlfriend who's about to go study abroad and the Madox. How does this all add up? I don't have a clue! It's like a math assignment Einstein wouldn't be able to solve. I know alot of OVA are pretty horrible due to the fact that it's hard to setup a plot, develop read more
Jun 23, 2016
ignmaximus (All reviews)
Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 is an 42 min. OVA from 1987 that delivers fast-paced over-the-top mecha action.

The story is quite simple yet effective, it doesnt challenge intelectually the viewer but it is still thrilling and keeps you looking at the screen until credit end titles pop up. However this might be the weakest point of MADOX-01, as, at least in my case, it leaves the sensation that five to ten minutes more of footage could have improved the overall result. A bit more of character development, exposition about the world in which the action takes place or whatever that could have enriched the storyline read more
Dec 5, 2013
Shura-shurato (All reviews)
Aaaah yes, a golden oldie for me Metal skin panic is one of those Ova´s that was just ´out there´, in the VHS stores and wether u wanted to watch it or not is totally up to the person itself. In my case as an oldskool anime nerd i was lucky not to regret . At first glance u can see that this ova definetly was inspired by the mechaboom and ova boom of the late 80´s Thank you gundam( for the mecha boom) and thank you Megazone 23( for the OVA boom) and was right with the fashion those days. The storyline was´nt all read more

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