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Kurogane no Linebarrels

Alternative Titles

English: Linebarrels of Iron
Japanese: 鉄のラインバレル


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2008 to Mar 20, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Mecha
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.051 (scored by 13,972 users)
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Ranked: #33112
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Popularity: #1831
Members: 32,578
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Fourteen-year-old Kouichi Hayase’s life has always been a mediocre one, if not dismal. However, those days of being bullied by classmates and escaping to a fantasy of being a hero are put to an end when a certain “accident” bestows on him a girl and a gigantic humanoid robot called “LINEBARREL”. The extraordinary power that Kouichi obtains puts him and everything around him on a sudden rollercoaster ride of battles, intrigues and friendship! During the course of his adventure, the boy starts to learn what life has to offer; he meets new friends, bids farewell to the old ones, but most of all he now has considerable responsibilities and is forced to confront the world around him.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hidaka, Masamitsu
Shiraishi, Michita
Episode Director
Nobuta, Yuu
Episode Director, Storyboard
McDonald, Joel

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"Kitei no Tsurugi" by ALI PROJECT

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#1: "Ame ga Furu" by Maaya Sakamoto (eps 1-13)
#2: "Remedy" by Maaya Sakamoto (eps 14- )

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Dec 26, 2008
KaminaKai (All reviews)
"An anime whose overall excitement level can be mathematically modeled by the Gaussian distribution function."

As with many other GONZO production, Kurogane no Linebarrels is loosely based on its manga original. Readers from the manga will find the anime not exactly following the story and in some cases the anime is loaded with fan servicing fillers. Please note that this review will judge Kurogane no Linebarrels solely as seen from the anime perspective.

GONZO started the series with a very rare approach, to bastardize the main protagonist (aka Hayase). Countless people turned away from the show after the first few episodes simply because of how much everyone read more
Mar 23, 2009
sukari (All reviews)
Alright, this anime finished recently, and I have to say I actually was anticipating for the last episode.

In brief I'll just say, I was on the verge of rage-quitting this anime after the first 3 episodes - and if it wasn't because I started late (so that I didn't have to wait in between weeks) I probably would have dropped this anime.

This is why I gave character the lowest scores, because the main character really annoyed me at first.

But despite that, I pulled through and the anime really is good.
I'm not a Mecha-anime fan, other than Full Metal Panic! I normally don't watch Mecha-anime (I read more
Jul 15, 2010
XxHikariChanxX (All reviews)

Need a demonstration of the power a main character wields over a series? Watch Linebarrels. Kouichi is a vicious, self-absorbed prick with delusions of grandeur and nary a whit of empathy, and his very presence makes the first four episodes of the series nearly unwatchable. There is a train-wreck fascination to watching a series with such an utterly vile lead, and there's no denying that the poisoning of Kouichi's mind by constant humiliation and the consequent brutality of his reaction to empowerment ring a lot truer than happier takes on the same material do. But so repulsive is he that the series is intolerable so read more
Aug 18, 2011
angelslayerX (All reviews)
I havent read the manga, and I havent read others reviews before I watched this. First: Dont get high exeptions on that anime.


I dont know why some are skipping episode 1-4.
Thats were Hayase was just a stupid kid who thought of himself as a hero of justice.

Blablablah... Invaders from other dimension blablablah...
The overall story ist not really new. This mecha-anime is more about Hayase and his countless girlfriends. Really, EVERY GIRL (almost) AND ONE BOY loves him.
But he is the typical: "Dont understand girls and that stuff" boy. Well, at least theres LOTS of fanservice (really, first a christmas episode, read more


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