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Seisenshi Dunbine


Alternative Titles

English: Aura Battler Dunbine
Synonyms: Holy Warrior Dunbine, Dunbine
Japanese: 聖戦士ダンバイン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 49
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 5, 1983 to Jan 21, 1984
Premiered: Winter 1983
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.191 (scored by 1,111 users)
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Ranked: #29012
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Popularity: #4871
Members: 5,754
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Synopsis

Shou Zama is an ordinary 18-year-old from Tokyo who finds himself summoned to the medieval fantasy world of Byston Well. Upon arrival, he is put into service under the ambitious lord Drake Luft, who seeks to greatly expand his power. Those like Shou who come from "Upper Earth" possess strong aura power and are ordered to pilot "Aura Battlers," insectoid mecha designed by a man named Shot Weapon, who also came from Upper Earth.

However, Shou's alliances quickly change when he meets Marvel Frozen, a young woman who has decided to rebel against Drake's political agenda. As he realizes the lord's true intentions, the boy chooses to join the fight against Drake and team up with Neal Given, who leads the resistance movement. The resistance isn't alone—Riml, daughter of their enemy and Neal's secret love, aids their efforts, hoping to escape from her father's clutches. As Shou finds himself fighting alongside his new comrades, they put their lives on the line to prevent the villainous Drake from taking over Byston Well before it's too late.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Aura Battler Dunbine is adapted from the novel The Wings of Rean by director Yoshiyuki Tomino, which originally did not include mechs, added into the anime at the sponsors' request.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Bunnings, Bern
Supporting
Hayami, Show
Japanese
Hunm, Elle
Supporting
Sasaki, Run
Japanese
Coochibie, Jeryll
Supporting
Otsuka, Tomoko
Japanese
Poe, Musy
Supporting
Yokoo, Mari
Japanese
Lapana, Ciela
Supporting
Takahashi, Miki
Japanese

Staff

Imagawa, Yasuhiro
Producer, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Original Creator
Iuchi, Shuji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Macek, Carl
Script, ADR Director


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Aura Road" by MIO
#2: "Dunbine Tobu" by MIO

Edit Ending Theme

"Mieru Darou Byston Well (みえるだろうバイストン・ウェル)" by MIO




More reviewsReviews

Oct 12, 2008
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
This anime is based on a novel originally titled Wings of Rean by Gundam creator, Yoshiyuki Tomino who of course worked as the director of this series. If you’re familiar with his work or the Gundam franchise in general, then you can recognize the approach and formula of how he does things, but in a different context in comparison to Gundam. And the original novel did not contain any mechs which was added at the insistence of sponsors such as Bandai. The pacing is appropriate for its length of 49 episodes and you’re getting all kinds of characterizations of the cast, and each character acts read more
Sep 19, 2018
Herselojde (All reviews)
This would be a masterpiece if anyone but Tomino made it. He follows the same stunted pattern of interpersonal drama in all of his shows. Prepare for criminal levels of autism from every character.

Aside from that the fantasy world teeming with insect-like mecha and especially its relation with Earth are very interesting. As with all cel animation, watching the Blu-ray edition of this is a treat.

Definitely one of the better mecha shows just by its concept alone. If you don't like medieval stuff you'll probably drop this before the focus shifts on anything else than big ol' ladybugs fighting each other for castles.
Apr 25, 2018
ggultra2764 (All reviews)
Aura Battle Dunbine focuses on a teenage boy named Show Zama who is whisked to another world called Byston Well where he becomes the pilot of the mecha, Dunbine, and eventually becomes a major part of a resistance movement to oppose the world conquest goals of the corrupt lord, Drake Luft. Being directed by famous Gundam director Yoshiyuki Tomino, Dunbine offers a good number of the director's trademarks with exploring the harshness of war, a cynical world view, and a high death count that affects even the show's major characters. The fantasy world setting brings about the applications of a mysterious power source called "Aura" read more
Sep 17, 2009
wyarbrough (All reviews)
Preliminary
A true classic anime. The series is over 20 years old so the art is going to turn some people off.

The story, the characters and the unique approach to the world of the Wee-folk is very well done. The Irish and Scottish lore that is mixed with the Japanese language and sense of honor and humanity is a cool blend.

The mechanical designs are all based off of natural life forms (like insects).

If you are a true fan of anime, love great stories and have a longing for something different then by all means watch this series.


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