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Soukou Kihei Votoms: Red Shoulder Document - Yabou no Roots

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English: Armored Trooper Votoms: Red Shoulder Document - Roots of Treachery
Synonyms: Armored Trooper Votoms: Red Shoulder Document - Yabo no Roots, Armored Trooper Votoms: The Red Shoulder Document - Roots of Ambition
Japanese: 装甲騎兵ボトムズ レッドショルダードキュメント野望のルーツ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 19, 1988
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Source: Original
Duration: 56 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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After armored trooper pilot Chirico Cuvie is given orders to transfer to Planet Odon, he and all of the other new recruits are sent into a simulated battle to test their abilities. However, this 'simulated battle' turns out to be a serious fight to eliminate those without the necessary skills. Chirico survives along with just three others, despite the fact that he fought while injured. It soon becomes apparent that this is not the first time he has survived against incredible odds, a fact that Colonel Peruzen wishes to exploit. But is Chirico truly immortal?

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Takahashi, Ryousuke
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Imanishi, Takashi
Episode Director
Takizawa, Toshifumi

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"Honoo no Sadame" by Tetsuro Oda

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Oct 17, 2015
A pretty welcome bonus prequel chapter in the Votoms saga. Seeing the same style designs as the series with much higher quality animation was a big treat. However, I felt that this didn't give me as much new information as I wanted.

At first I thought that since this came out years later that this would be even darker and more violent than the original, but if it was, it was a negligible amount. The gritty realism has always been the highlight of Votoms, and I hoped it would be realized and taken even more seriously here. I'm satisfied that they've kept this value, at the read more


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