Linebarrels of Iron: Complete Series S.A.V.E.
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This anime really surprised me. There are tons of giant robot animes out there, and most of them are pretty average. This one rises above the average series in the Mech genre. The animation, soundtrack, and voice acting are all great. There are lots of really cool and memorable characters. This anime also has tons of action, drama, comedy, romance, and fanservice. It's not for kids. There is some strong language, nudity, and some suggestive stuff herein. Overall, this anime is great. It reminded me of Gundam Seed Destiny, RahXephon, and Full Metal Panic. I think that if you liked any of those titles, you'll probably like Linebarrels of Iron.
This one follows a character killed off accidentally by a mecha only to be brought back to life by that same mecha and mentally linked to him. This allows him to summon it by calling out ;Linebarrel; and it appears moving him inside it to pilot the vehicle.
Of course, you have the super villains from another dimension who are trying to take over the earth with their mechas. In fact ;Linebarrel; was designed for them but hi-jacked by the scientist who built it and sent with his daughter to earth.
Besides the original anime ideas, there are enough surprises to keep you entertained for the lengthy anime. If you like anime, you'll love this one and of course there is some fan service so with this and the gore, it's probably a 14 plus age bracket series. You won't be sorry if you get this one.
But it was hard to keep watching this.
The women are universally endowed, which is downright bizarre, but it's the completely Un-likable main character that gave me a sour taste in the mouth. We get the formulaic wimp getting power (hate this boring junk), but instead of remaining a wimp he becomes a complete ass. Complete. But it is actually a different take on the whole kid gets power thing, so good.
I was not quite sure what the purpose of the series was. Where Gurenn Lagann was a tribute to mecha anime that went for over awing human potential, this one was a tribute of a different kind, of motivation. Women are scattered around with completely disposable personalities, and balanced against the main character, who becomes a jerk... Who grows in as realistic a way as the anime could allow. His growth is the focus, but others grow too.
Interestingly, the series has some real heroes and some real moments put into it, which seem placed specifically to bring more attention to their choices. Bizarre. Until you see how they are playing with the motivations of the characters. Interesting.
But give the series a chance. It dedicates to its core ideas well in attempting to make a different motivating force for the characters. There are plenty of surprises, and some truly satisfying turns. I felt that it was just too short, that if it had had more time the development and focus could have been balanced a bit better. There's so much that could be expanded upon!
By the way, I never did fall in love with the music.Read more ›
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