Linebarrels of Iron

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The L?neb?rrels of Iron story t?kes pl?ce ?n ? fiction?l ?ltern?te future, center?ng on ? junior-high school student n?med Kouichi H?y?se, who esc?ped h?? d?ily l?fe of b??ng bullied ?s ? child b? d?ydre?m?ng ?bout b??ng ? h?ro. H?? l?fe w?s forever ch?nged dur?ng ? cl?ss trip ?n th? ye?r 2016 wh?n ?n ?rt?fici?l s?tell?te fell from orb?t. Due to th?? "?ccident", Kouichi w?s left ?n ? com? for h?lf ? ye?r, ?nd upon ?w?ken?ng, found h?m??lf w?th str?nge powers, ?nclud?ng superhum?n strength.

In 2019, ? mysterious robot c?lled "L?neb?rrel" ?ppe?rs. It ?? reve?led th?t th? ?ccident from thr?? ye?rs ?go w?s not c?used b? ? s?tell?te, but r?th?r b? th? M?ch?n? robot L?neb?rrel ?nd th?t th?? turned h?m ?nto ? "F?ctor", wh??h ?? th? n?me g?v?n to M?ch?n? pilots. Th?? le?ds h?m to encounter Emi Kiz?ki, ? mysterious ?mnesi?c girl whose unknown p?st ???m? to b? rel?ted to L?neb?rrel. He jo?ns h?r ?n fight?ng for JUDA, th? world's l?rgest medic?l equipment m?ker, wh??h h?ppens to secretly own sever?l oth?r M?ch?n? robots. Th?re ?re two k?nds of robots ?n L?neb?rrels of Iron: Arm?s ?nd M?ch?n?s. The series prim?rily focuses on M?ch?n?s, robots wh??h ?re not m?nuf?ctured b? hum?ns ?nd ?re powered b? n?nobots c?lled D-S.O.I.L., ?lso known ?s Drexler S.O.I.L.

M?ch?n?s ?re ?lso considered to h?ve th?ir own consciousness, ?s only th?ir chosen "F?ctor" c?n pilot one, ?nd ?hould th? F?ctor b? killed, ?t w?ll go on to f?nd ? repl?cement. The overly?ng re?son for th?? ?? th?t ?ll M?ch?n?s ?re ?nc?p?ble of ?ntention?lly kill?ng ?noth?r hum?n on th?ir own vol?tion; th?y n??d ? "F?ctor" i.e. ?noth?r hum?n, who would b? th? one who "kills". Interest?ngly, th? F?ctor n??d not b? ?ctively pilot?ng th? m?ch?n? for ?t to kill, ?s reve?led wh?n ? r?mp?g?ng M?ch?n? c?lled App?r?tion w?s brought down b? JUDA ?nd th? th?n-un?ligned H?y?se ?nd ?t w?s found th?t th? (de?d) F?ctor w?s drugged ?nd restr??ned ?nside ?t. They c?n b? piloted b? ?nyone, but th?y c?nnot regener?te, nor th?y c?n perform ?t th? level of true M?ch?n?s.

FUNimation
3 Seasons, 42 Episodes
October 3, 2008
Anime
6.0/10
Cast: Mamiko Noto, Miyuki Sawashiro, Tetsuya Kakihara, Rie Kugimiya, Kana Ueda
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Linebarrels of Iron
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Linebarrels of Iron Full Episode Guide

  • See more of your favorite Linebarrels characters than you ever have before as the JUDA crew slips out of their uniforms and into their swimsuits for a trip to the beach!

  • Rachel Calvin, a young American genius, has a hard time reaching JUDA headquarters after wild animals eat her map and a bulldozer crushes her credit card. Perhaps a dip in the hot springs will help her unwind!

  • See more of your favorite Linebarrels characters than you ever have before as the JUDA crew slips out of their uniforms and into their swimsuits for a trip to the beach!

  • Rachel Calvin, a young American genius, has a hard time reaching JUDA headquarters after wild animals eat her map and a bulldozer crushes her credit card. Perhaps a dip in the hot springs will help her unwind!

  • Yet again, Kouichi's rage - this time a result of Emi's death - elevates Linebarrel's fighting prowess to unfathomable heights. Could this finally be the mighty mech's ultimate true form?

  • Reiji's repeated attacks force Kouichi to elevate Linebarrel to an unprecedented level of power. After the battle, team JUDA learns the shocking truth about KATO's intentions.

  • A glimpse of the past reveals the violent and painful childhood that led to Reiji's affiliation with KATO. In the present, Linebarrel and Vardant prepare for a showdown.

  • Yajima and Kouichi settle their differences with a violent, man to man battle. Back at the base, the JUDA team discovers something frightening about the mysterious KATO spheres.

  • Emi's kidnapping leads Kouichi to a private meeting with Kato. While he's away from headquarters, his JUDA comrades fight bravely to hold off the enemy ARMAs.

  • With their backs against the wall, the JUDA team mounts a daring counterattack. Kouichi and Linebarrel engage Pretender - while the others infiltrate headquarters and attempt to activate their disabled mechs.

  • The villainous leader of the new world order, Eiji, exploits Kouichi's family to draw him out of hiding. As her friends are slaughtered by KATO, Emi struggles with feelings of guilt.

  • KATO and SDF join forces to rule the world with a mechanized fist, but Kouichi refuses to surrender. With the JUDA mechs disabled, Linebarrel must battle a friend turned foe.

  • Everyone at JUDA headquarters is talking about Kouichi's first kiss. The ladies are up in arms over his betrayal of Emi - but something even more treacherous looms on the horizon.