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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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 1983 to Mar 23, 1984
Premiered: Spring 1983
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.871 (scored by 2,479 users)
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Ranked: #7382
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Popularity: #3126
Members: 8,995
Favorites: 223
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Episodes: /52

Synopsis

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

Cuvie, Chirico
Cuvie, Chirico
Main
Gouda, Hozumi
Japanese
Gouda, Hozumi
Fyana
Fyana
Main
Yanaga, Kazuko
Japanese
Yanaga, Kazuko
Vartla, Vanilla
Vartla, Vanilla
Supporting
Chiba, Shigeru
Japanese
Chiba, Shigeru
Rochina, Jean Paul
Rochina, Jean Paul
Supporting
Ginga, Banjou
Japanese
Ginga, Banjou

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Honoo no Sadame" by Tetsuro Oda

Edit Ending Theme

"Itsumo Anata Ga" by Tetsuro Oda




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Hound_of_Ulster
Jul 7, 2008
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
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Matt_Wheaton
Nov 3, 2016
Armored Trooper VOTOMS, what else can I say that hasn't been said before? Gritty, violent, brutal, and just overall completely fucking badass. The story and characters for one were what kept me engaged in this series from the very first episode right down to the last. Hell, Chirico Cuvie is one badass mofo who would more than easily make John Rambo look like Shinji Ikari by comparison. And the eponymous mecha themselves are not only well crafted and designed, but they very much look like something we could make in our timeline.

Overall, Armored Trooper VOTOMS is an underrated classic that read more
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FAKEANIMEGIRL
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
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sizest300
Sep 9, 2015
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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