Soukou Kihei Votoms: Big Battle

Armored Trooper Votoms: Big Battle

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 装甲騎兵ボトムズ ビッグバトル
English: Armored Trooper Votoms: Big Battle
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 1986
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 1 hr.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.731 (scored by 15281,528 users)
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Ranked: #51692
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Popularity: #8666
Members: 3,286
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Big Battle is a one-shot OVA set after the climax of the original Votoms storyline, but before the epilogue at the end of the series itself. With the Gilgamesh and Balarant forces still trying to advance their PS programs, Chirico and his old friends are forced into one last gladiatorial battle against a special PS and a formidable land battleship.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Vartla, Coconna

Kawanami, Yoko

Gotho, Bouleuse

Tomita, Kousei



Shako, Ru

Masamune, Issei


Takahashi, Ryousuke
Director, Theme Song Lyrics, Original Creator
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Takizawa, Toshifumi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Inui, Hiroki
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Music


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Aug 2, 2009
Clicking on BIGGU BATTERUUUU was really nostalgic for me.The OVA side-story feels just like an extended episode of Votoms down to the music. Hearing the familiar music and sounds, from the whirring Scopedog "skates" to the episode title jingle, made my heart do flip-flops. It delivers on that promise of a good time that comes with the series, and I wasn't disappointed: The C Team fights a land battleship. Chirico narrowly avoids certain death every five seconds, like he has literal plot armor or something. Gotho is a greedy bastard. Vanilla is a greedy Token. Cocona's pants are too fucking big, goddamn. That Quentian guy ...
Oct 17, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Armored Trooper Votoms: Big Battle - Battle of the Heterogeneous Species (Jesus) is one of many post-series addenda created for the Votoms franchise. Specifically, it's one of the few that take place in the middle of the series despite being written after its conclusion. Big Battle fits in chronologically between the one year time span before the series epilogue. The great thing about it is that it can be considered canon without disrupting the original ending at all.

On the other hand, this means that nothing major to the main storyline happens in Big Battle. Then again, Votoms never really relied on its continuity so much ...
Mar 29, 2020
The Big Battle OVA is enjoyable from start to finish. I'm surprised it doesn't even reach a 7 when it comes to average ratings, but good taste doesn't grow on trees.

Unlike Red Shoulder Document / Roots of Ambition, Big Battle is a self-contained 'side-story,' an adventure that has little to do with the main series. It doesn't tell us anything new about Chirico, Fyana, or Ypsilon.

That's great.

Niva is the star of the show here, being introduced and having his whole story finished within one sitting. He's a straight forward antagonist.

With Fyana being present, those who have finished AT VOTOMS know that there is still something ...

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