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Aura Battler 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: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.141 (scored by 830 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #28662
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4465
Members: 3,682
Favorites: 15
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Episodes: /49

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

Zama, Shou
Zama, Shou
Main
Nakahara, Shigeru
Japanese
Nakahara, Shigeru
Fau, Cham
Fau, Cham
Main
Kawamura, Maria
Japanese
Kawamura, Maria
Frozen, Marvel
Frozen, Marvel
Main
Doi, Mika
Japanese
Doi, Mika
Guinness, Todd
Guinness, Todd
Supporting
Osaka, Hidemi
Japanese
Osaka, Hidemi

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

"みえるだろうバインストンウィル (Mieru darou Byston Well)" by MIO




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ParaParaJMo
Oct 12, 2008
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
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wyarbrough
Sep 17, 2009
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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Triple-A
Sep 17, 2016
Good Premise: Check.
Bad Execution: Check.

One of the few things that standout about this anime is that it's overflowing with the 'Mecha' mentality and grounded with 'Shounen' based rules; A demonstration of how this instance is applied here is: the Aura Battlers who are piloted by people who can use the Aura and if 2 Battlers came face to face, then the person with the stronger Aura wins. This is one of the main things why I didn't enjoy this show since it takes away the excitement of employing strategies and tactical fights, and utterly degrading it to a "Shounen with giant Robots".

Another thing that standout read more
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curious
Dec 29, 2008
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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