Soukou Kihei Votoms

Armored Trooper Votoms

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Synonyms: Soko Kihei Votoms
Japanese: 装甲騎兵ボトムズ
English: Armored Trooper Votoms
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Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 1983 to Mar 23, 1984
Premiered: Spring 1983
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.701 (scored by 60276,027 users)
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Ranked: #11752
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Popularity: #4335
Members: 24,468
Favorites: 373

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A century of bloodshed between warring star systems has plunged nearly 200 worlds into the flames of war. Now, an uneasy truce has settled across the Astragius Galaxy...

Chirico Cuvie, a special forces powered-armor pilot is suddenly transferred into a unit engaged in a secret and highly illegal mission to steal military secrets—from their own military! Now he's on the run...from his own army!

Unsure of his loyalties and to cover their own tracks, Chirico is left behind to die in space. Surviving by luck, the renegade is now hunted by both the conspirators and military intelligence.

He is driven by the haunting image of a mysterious and beautiful woman—the objective of their mission, and his sole clue to unraveling their treacherous scheme. But the conspirators will do anything to preserve their mysterious agenda...

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Opening Theme

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"Honoo no Sadame (炎のさだめ)" by Tetsuro Oda

Ending Theme

"Itsumo Anata Ga" by Tetsuro Oda


Mar 9, 2023
I'm going to try writing these just to log my thoughts on anime as I complete them, so neither this nor future reviews should be considered impartial assessments. I don't really care if these read as subjective or personal, because I think any engagement with a piece of work can only be that. Masquerading an opinion as fact feels dishonest for me to do.

Anyway, after completing this, I'm not sure why Armored Trooper Votoms is described as as a gritty, military-based show by its fans. For instance, nothing about the dynamic between Gotho, Coconna, ...
Jan 23, 2022
VOTOMS is a series that adheres to a more grounded approach to mecha than the genre usually seems interested in depicting. You won’t find any high schoolers or kaiju here, only war, and that alone elevates it above most works out there, I’m here to see robots, no need for some stupid romantic drama with some slag who’s just as stupid.
In any case, one of the clear focuses of VOTOMS was on its titular mecha designs. The AT units (armoured troopers) have a utilitarian charm to them, every aspect of their design has actual purpose, as should be expected for a mass-produced unit, no room ...
Mar 9, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Historically speaking, Votoms is one of the first serious military-action anime. Beyond that, it is not a show for viewers who don’t fancy realistic warfare and nihilistic or expandable characters. Although Tomino’s Gundam franchise bridged the mecha and space opera genres a few years prior to this show, Takahashi Ryosuke took all that to the next level with Votoms and the result was plain weird. It’s an excentric anime that on one hand becomes the most “real” among Real Robots (the mecha in it have a highly realistic way of moving and fighting) and on the other hand feels mechanical, cynical, dry, and with little ...

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