Soukou Kihei Votoms: Pailsen Files
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Synonyms: Armored Trooper Votoms: Pailsen Files
Japanese: 装甲騎兵ボトムズ ペールゼン・ファイルズ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 26, 2007 to Aug 25, 2008
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SpaceSpace
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.291 (scored by 15941,594 users)
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Ranked: #24152
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Popularity: #6562
Members: 3,996
Favorites: 8
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OVA release from anime series "Armored Trooper Votoms" utilizing the latest in 3D CG animation. Created by the original staff of the series, with an all new story about the end of the 100 year war.


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Takahashi, Ryousuke
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Yoshikawa, Souji
Script, Series Composition
Suzuki, Yoshitake

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"Tetsu no Lullaby" by George Yanagi

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"Bye Bye Brother" by George Yanagi

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Mar 29, 2020
punishedsneed (All reviews)
Pailsen Files is only worth watching if you've seen the original AT VOTOMS, alongside the Roots of Ambition / Treachery / Red Shoulder Document OVA. If you haven't seen those, don't bother...

The story is mediocre at best. It does have some decent twists, but it gets predictable and formulaic after a while. Plus, there's not much fear that anyone is going to bite it; until the very end! I won't spoil anything, but the concept Pailsen Files runs with -- the same concept Roots of Ambition runs with -- can easily remove tension. Despite having 12 episodes (plenty for an OVA) the writers missed opportunities read more
Oct 2, 2018
Win32error (All reviews)
After 1994's Shining Heresy more or less failed, the Votoms franchise went quiet for over a decade. It's return further explores the familiar grounds of Chirico Cuvie's past, and serves as somewhat of a sequel to Red shoulder document: Roots of ambition. If this sound a little inaccessible that's because it absolutely is made for fans familiar with both the original Armored Trooper Votoms and it's follow-up OVA's. To make matters worse, the mechs are now done with CGI, and mid-2000's CGI at that. Pailsen Files really is just for those interested in the franchise, but past that it's quite a good show that scratches read more

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