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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


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


Score: 7.361 (scored by 1,050 users)
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Ranked: #22212
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Popularity: #4736
Members: 4,938
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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]


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

Lapana, Ciela
Takahashi, Miki
Coochibie, Jeryll
Otsuka, Tomoko
Light, Zet
Tachiki, Fumihiko
Poe, Musy
Yokoo, Mari
Luft, Riml
Irokawa, Kyouko


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

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#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 17, 2009
wyarbrough (All reviews)
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.

Dec 29, 2008
curious__ (All reviews)
Do NOT waste your time or your money on this anime UNLESS you possess a secret love for bad animes.

If you do then I can highly recommend it for:

ART: You will love the old fashioned styled animation with a palette of colours to jar the eye.

STORY: I would lke to praise how the creators have managed to make the always interesting senario of sending a lead character into another dimension, mundane. Furthermore, they should be extolled for successfully alienating any fascination to see what happens next in the story by producing unappealing characters and poor dialogue.

The dialogue was particularly read more


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