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Armored Trooper VOTOMS

 

Armored Trooper VOTOMS

 

In the early 1980s, the real robot mecha genre was at the peak of its popularity thanks to series such as Mobile Suit Gundam and Super Dimension Fortress Macross. In 1983, veteran mecha director Ryosuke Takahashi (Dougram, SPT Layzner, Gasaraki) took the real robot concept to a new level with Armored Trooper VOTOMS. In a departure from even its other real robot cousins, the ATs of VOTOMS were walking tanks that are not special prototypes, don't fly and don't transform. In the distant Astragius Galaxy, a brutal intergalactic war has been waged for over a century between the Gilgamesh Confederation and the Balarant Union. The VOTOMS TV series begins at the end of the war and focuses on Chirico Cuvie, a Melkian AT pilot with a deadly past who becomes entangled in a massive interstellar conspiracy. Following the conclusion of the TV series, several short OVA installments were released. Most of these focus on the past or continuing adventures of Chirico, but the 12 episode OVA series Armor Hunter Merowlink is a standalone story featuring a new hero. In 2007, the franchise returned from inactivity with the 12 episode OVA series Pailsen Files. Sunrise is currently releasing the OVAs VOTOMS Finder and Alone Again in Japan. The TV series was released on DVD in the U.S. by the now-defunct Central Park Media. No other anime company has picked up the license from CPM, leaving the TV series to fall out of print.


VOTOMS
Last Red Shoulder
Big Battle
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Roots of Ambition
Merowlink
Shining Heresy
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Pailsen Files
Phantom Arc
Case;IRVINE
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VOTOMS Finder
Alone Again
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Series Release Information
Series Name Year Format NA Release
Armored Trooper VOTOMS 1983 TV, 52 Yes
VOTOMS: The Last Red Shoulder 1985 OVA, 1 No
VOTOMS: Big Battle 1986 OVA, 1 No
VOTOMS: Roots of Ambition 1988 OVA, 1 No
Armor Hunter Merowlink 1988 OVA, 12 No
VOTOMS: Shining Heresy 1994 OVA, 5 No
VOTOMS: Pailsen Files 2007 OVA, 12 No
VOTOMS: Pailsen Files 2009 Movie No
VOTOMS: Phantom Arc 2010 OVA, 6 No
VOTOMS: Case;IRVINE 2011 OVA, 1 No
VOTOMS Finder 2011 OVA, 1 No
VOTOMS: Alone Again 2011 OVA, 1 No

 

Armored Trooper VOTOMS, characters, images and related items are copyrights of Sotsu Agency and Sunrise ©1983 to .

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