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Soukou Kihei Votoms

Alternative Titles

English: Armored Trooper Votoms
Synonyms: Soko Kihei Votoms
Japanese: 装甲騎兵ボトムズ


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
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.821 (scored by 3,248 users)
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Ranked: #8622
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Popularity: #3482
Members: 13,282
Favorites: 284
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Shako, Ru
Masamune, Issei
Yu, Kan
Hirose, Masashi
Nu, Gon
Genda, Tessyo
Kami, Kyounosuke
Gotho, Bouleuse
Tomita, Kousei


Takahashi, Ryousuke
Director, Episode Director, Original Creator
Yatabe, Katsuyoshi
Episode Director
Kase, Mitsuko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tomobuki, Ami
Episode Director, Storyboard

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"Honoo no Sadame" by Tetsuro Oda

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"Itsumo Anata Ga" by Tetsuro Oda

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Jul 7, 2008
Hound_of_Ulster (All reviews)
A golden oldie, if little seen in the U.S...

This particular mecha series, directed by Ryosuke Takahashi (Gasaraki, Silent Service), was an early pioneer of the 'realistic mecha' sub-genre, coming out right on the heels of Tomino's Gundam tv series, and it features heavily Takahashi's interest in the interior 'realm' of the soldier. Chirico Cuvie is a superb leading character, although the relationship element does feel somewhat forced. Of the four story arces, the weakest is the first, but the middle two, especially 'Dead World Susna' are particularly good. Not as wordy as Takahashi's later Gasaraki, but its still got a brain, which is a refreshing read more
Sep 25, 2015
When it comes to mecha anime, finding a series that has had enough fortune to blossom into a franchise is incredibly rare. Gundam obviously takes first place and will likely never be dethroned with its massive amount of material. Yet, despite this gap the Macross franchise holds a relatively high second place. Lagging even further behind, although still a commendable achievement, is Armored Trooper Votoms.

ATV is hardly a hit series, but many of whom have seen it claim it as a classic and one of the best of the mecha genre. My curiosity piqued early on in my knowledge of it, and due to that read more
Nov 9, 2013
No_Comment (All reviews)
Characters: Chirico, the main character gets the most development and screen time. He is 100% man, but not bulging with muscles like several other 80s protagonists. He instead displays his worth through his vicious combat skills. At first he comes off as stoic and flat, but evolves over time and the show does a good job of considering the hell that he has been through beforehand and showing the effect it has on his personality. Next comes a certain character introduced in the 2nd arc. He is basically a two-note character, and both of his plot points are brought up and not resolved repetitively through read more
Sep 9, 2015
BowlingJD (All reviews)
Those looking for a real robot military mecha anime with an underlining plot devoted to the characters and not the war, look no further than Armored Trooper Votoms. It was created and directed by Sunrise’s most renowned director and helped pioneer the real robot genre, Ryosuke Takahashi. Mechanical designs were headed by none other than Kunio Okawara himself. This is the man to thank for many of the super- and real-robot mechs such as Gundams, Votoms, and even Yatterman.

Takahashi tends to focus further on developing inside of a soldiers head, and is seen more in his later works. In the case of the main protagonist read more


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