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Armored Trooper Votoms: Red Shoulder Document - Roots of Treachery (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Armored Trooper Votoms: Origin of Ambition
Armored Trooper Votoms: Red Shoulder Document - Roots of Ambition
Soukou Kihei VOTOMS: Red Shoulder Document - Yabou no Roots (Japanese)
装甲騎兵ボトムズ レッドショルダードキュメント野望のルーツ (Japanese)
Themes: mecha, military
Plot Summary: Chirico Cuvie has been assigned to a new unit, the Red Shoulder division. His selection is not an accident, as he has an ability that possibly makes him the ultimate soldier. The Red Shoulder unit is callous and merciless in their training, and will test Chirico's ability to the limit.
User Ratings: 51 ratings have been given [details]
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 Excellent: 8 votes (sub:8)
 Very good: 14 votes (sub:13, dub:1)
 Good: 13 votes (sub:13)
 Decent: 7 votes (sub:6, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
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Seen in part or in whole by 100 users, rank: #5077 (of 9327)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.490 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.3773, rank: #1870 (of 9430)
Weighted mean: 7.516 (Very good−), rank: #1573 (of 9430) (seen all: 7.52)
Bayesian estimate: 7.508 (Very good−), rank: #1329 (of 7112)
Running time: 60 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1988-03-19
Release dates: We have 2
Opening Theme:
"Honō no Sadame" (炎のさだめ) by Tetsuro Oda
Official website:
Votom Web (Japanese)
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Armored Trooper Votoms - OVA Collection 1 (Sub.Blu-ray) 2019-05-14 (from $18.96)
    Armored Trooper Votoms - Complete Collection (Sub.Blu-ray) 2020-08-11 (from $48.98)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Ryousuke Takahashi
Screenplay: Sōji Yoshikawa
Storyboard: Toshifumi Takizawa
Episode Director: Takashi Imanishi
Music: Hiroki Inui
Character Design: Norio Shioyama
Animation Director: Norio Shioyama
Mechanical design: Kunio Okawara
Sound Director: Yasuo Uragami

Background Art:
Hideto Nakahara (Baku Production)
Kazuhiro Sato (Baku Production)
Osamu Honda (Baku Production)
Yasuhiro Nishimura (Baku Production)
Color setting: Ritsuko Utagawa
In-Between Check: Takanobu Murakami
Key Animation:
Hitoshi Waraya (Studio Dub)
Kouji Takahashi (Studio Dub)
Misao Nakano (Studio Dub)
Nobuyoshi Nishimura (Studio Dub)
Shinichi Sakuma (Studio Dub)
Kaoru Fukui (Studio Bogi)
Katsumi Sakimuke (Studio Bogi)
Kumiko Matsuhara (Studio Bogi)
Mayumi Kinoshita (Studio Bogi)
Saburoo Nakamura (Studio Bogi)
Seiko Fukude (Studio Bogi)
Tomoko Okamoto (Studio Bogi)
Toshiyuki Atsumura (Studio Bogi)
Paint Assistant: Ritsuko Gondo
Kazushi Torikoshi (Trans Arts)
Shigeo Kamiyama (ACC Tanihara Studio)
Toshio Shirai (Studio Wood)
Production Advancement:
Seiichi Abiru
Shinji Miyashiro
Production Desk: Ikuo Satō
Recording Adjustment: Hisanori Ooshiro
Sound Effects: Akihiko Matsuda
Special Effects: Yutaka Hoshiba
Theme Song Performance: Tetsuro Oda
Hozumi Gōda as Chirico Cuvie

Chikao Ohtsuka as Yoran Pailsen
Hiroshi Takemura as Virgil Carson
Kaneto Shiozawa as Byman Hagard
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Gregore Garosh
Masaru Ikeda as Maj. Inge Riemann
Ryusei Nakao as Murza Melym

Aruno Tahara as McKay
Chafurin as Soldier C
Kiyoyuki Yanada as Soldier D
Kōichi Hashimoto as Soldier A
Kōzō Shioya as Soldier B
Masaaki Tsukada as General Larkinson
Takeshi Watabe as Chief Nehalco
Yū Shimaka as Leader A

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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