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Armored Trooper Votoms: Big Battle (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Armored Trooper Votoms: Battle of the Heterogenous Species
Soukou Kihei VOTOMS: Big Battle (Japanese)
装甲騎兵ボトムズ ビッグバトル (Japanese)
Themes: mecha, military
Plot Summary: In the neutral city A'koba the Baralant military uses robot gladiator fights to test battle robots before they are used in real wars. Chirico Cuvie a previous Red Shoulder from the Melkia military and some friends are trying to steal jijirium from Karman Tomus a former technological officer from the Melkia military. Chirico needs it to save his woman, Fyana who is a Gilgamesh PS. Karman Tomus is also looking for the PS Fyana. When Fyana is kidnapped Chirico is forced to fight the local robot battle champion, Niva and the Balarant military who is trying to create their own PS. Niva has a personal grudge against Red Shoulders because he was beaten by them at the fields of Orom. Niva was tried turned into a PS, and thus also hates Fyana. Niva turns Fyana against Chirico and the fight gets much more difficult, since Fyana must not be harmed.
User Ratings: 49 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Very good: 9 votes (sub:9)
 Good: 16 votes (sub:16)
 Decent: 11 votes (sub:10, dub:1)
 So-so: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Weak: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 94 users, rank: #5283 (of 9525)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.837 (Good), std. dev.: 1.4477, rank: #4491 (of 9642)
Weighted mean: 6.812 (Good−), rank: #4438 (of 9642) (seen all: 6.91 / seen some: 3.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.960 (Good), rank: #3519 (of 7237)
Running time: 60 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1986-07-05
Release dates: We have 2
Opening Theme:
"Honō no Sadame" (炎のさだめ) by Tetsuro Oda
Ending Theme:
"Itsumo Anata ga" (いつもあなたが) by Tetsuro Oda
Official website:
Votoms Web (Japanese)
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Armored Trooper Votoms - OVA Collection 1 (Sub.Blu-ray) 2019-05-14 (from $26.76)
    Armored Trooper Votoms - Complete Collection (Sub.Blu-ray) 2020-08-11 (from $41.23)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Ryousuke Takahashi
Screenplay: Masanori Hama
Storyboard: Toshifumi Takizawa
Episode Director: Toshifumi Takizawa
Music: Hiroki Inui
Character Design: Norio Shioyama
Art Director: Kazuo Okada
Animation Director: Norio Shioyama
Mechanical design: Kunio Okawara
Sound Director: Yasuo Uragami
Producer: Toru Hasegawa

Assistant Director: Mihiro Yamaguchi
Background Art:
Etsuko Matsunaga (Production AI)
Harumi Yoneda (Production AI)
Jun Okabe (Production AI)
Katsuhiro Yamada (Production AI)
Kazuko Suzuki (Production AI)
Kazumitsu Nishinaga (Production AI)
Keiko Takano (Production AI)
Makoto Uchiyama (Production AI)
Masaru Satō (Production AI)
Noriko Fujimoto (Production AI)
Takuji Jizōmoto (Production AI)
Tatsuro Iseri (Production AI)
Tetsuo Inoue (Production AI)
Toshihisa Koyama (Production AI)
Tsunehito Nonomiya (Production AI)
Color setting: Ritsuko Utagawa
In-Between Check: Kyōko Fukui
Key Animation:
Hiroshi Koizumi (Studio Dub)
Hitoshi Waraya (Studio Dub)
Kyōko Fukui (Studio Dub)
Manami Hattori (Studio Dub)
Misao Nakano (Studio Dub)
Nobuyoshi Nishimura (Studio Dub)
Shinichi Sakuma (Studio Dub)
Yoshitaka Katō (Studio Dub)
Hideaki Uratake (Studio Wood)
Ikunaga Sakamoto (Studio Wood)
Keiichi Niimiya (Studio Wood)
Kiyoshi Ino (Studio Wood)
Masao Kimoto (Studio Wood)
Noboru Matsuda (Studio Wood)
Shin Chiba (Studio Wood)
Takeshi Urushitani (Studio Wood)
Toshio Shirai (Studio Wood)
Yōsuke Moriguchi (Studio Wood)
Yuko Tsuchiya (Studio Wood)
Production Affairs: Yuriko Akaiwa
Production Desk: Yukifumi Yamamoto
Recording Adjustment: Tsuguo Nakatogawa
Sound Effects: Akihiko Matsuda
Special Effects:
Minoru Mukai
Yutaka Hoshiba
Theme Song Performance: Tetsuro Oda
Hozumi Gōda as Chirico Cuvie

Issei Masamune as Ru Shako
Kan Tokumaru as Cap. Jel Boson
Kazuko Yanaga as Fyana
Kōichi Kitamura as Cherokee Chief
Kousei Tomita as Bouleuse Gotho
Mahito Tsujimura as Dr. Garuman Thomas
Masashi Hirose as Lada Niva
Shigeru Chiba as Vanilla Vartla
Yōko Kawanami as Coconna

Banjō Ginga as Col. Jean-Paul Rochina
Bin Shimada as Technician A
Hideki Fukushi as Man B
Issei Futamata as Officer
Kazuaki Koide as Man C
Minoru Inaba as Man A
Takashi Taguchi as Technician B
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Translation: Neil Nadelman
Executive producer:
Matt Greenfield
Toru Iwakami

Art Manager: Larry Koteff
Blu-Ray Authoring:
Joel McCray (OVA Collection 1 & Complete Collection)
Ryan Anthony (Complete Collection)
Blu-Ray Menu Design: Larry Koteff
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff
Production Coordination: Janice Williams
Production manager: Son Phan Le
QC Manager: Crystal Ruiz
Subtitling: Neal Barnes
Supervising Translator: Ian Fagen
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch
English companies
Internet Streaming: HIDIVE
Licensed by: Maiden Japan
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Internet Streaming: HIDIVE (Brazil and Portugal)
Licensed by: Maiden Japan (Brazil and Portugal)
Portuguese cast

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