Armored Trooper Votoms - Stage 1: Uoodo City (Sub.DVD/R0 1-4 of 4)
Title: Armored Trooper Votoms - Stage 1: Uoodo City
Volume: Sub.DVD/R0 1-4 / 4
Running time: 400
Distributor: NuTech Digital
Release date: 2001-08-21
Suggested retail price: $99.95
Age rating: 13+
A Personal War!
A century of bloodshed between warring star systems has plunged nearly 200 planets into hell. Now, an uneasy truce has settled across the Astragius Galaxy. Chirico Cuvie, a special forces Armored Trooper pilot, is suddenly transferred to a unit engaged in an illegal mission to steal secrets from their own military! Chirico is left behind to die in space, but he survives and becomes a renegade, hunted by the army and criminals alike. Taking refuge in the polluted hell-hole known as Uoodo City, Chirico is driven by the haunting image of a mysterious and beautiful woman, his sole clue to unraveling a conspiracy so complex, he cannot even guess at its depths.
In Uoodo, Chirico soon find himself in the company of Gotho, a wiley scrap dealer who knows a golden opportunity when he sees it. For Uoodo is the home of Battling, a mega-popular gladiatorial game that pits one Armored Trooper pilot against another in mock combat. Chirico is a master with A.T., certain to bring Gotho all the loot he can handle. But wheels are turning, and the mock combat is about to become very real!
A moment ago, Armored Trooper pilot Chirico Cuvie was Battling champion, now he is the captive of the Secret Society that almost murdered him in the illegal raid on Asteroid Lido. But Chirico has an ace up his sleeve - he's got allies on the outside who are just greedy enough to want him back in the Battling games. He's going to need their help if he's got a prayer of escaping and locating the mysterious Phantom Lady, the one person who can help him find the truth behind the conspiracy that put him in this mess.
Narrowly evading one trap after another, Chirico is prepared to turn the tables on his enemies. Having seized control of the Uoodo City police, they are preparing to move a priceless treasure. Chirico and his companions will launch a raid to hijack it and change the balance of power - if they survive, that is!
Fugitive soldier Chirico Cuvie has not only an agenda, but also the power to carry it out after stealing priceless Jijirium from the Secret Society! Chirico wants to draw the mysterious Phantom Lady out into the open. This works, but only to a point - she's as deadly a robot pilot as he, and when their Armored Troopers meet in combat, the outcome is far from predictable!
Now on the run again, Chirico and his companions have to make a choice: get out of Uoodo City and never look back, or return fire. Chirico is determined to learn the truth behind the conspiracy that has made him a renegade. But the Secret Society controls Uoodo's corrupt police department, and Chirico will need some serious firepower. Fortunately, he knows where to find it... and his friends will soon learn there is much more to him than meets the eye!
The hunted become the hunter! All hell breaks loose as Chirico makes his move against the Secret Society and the Uoodo City police, and when his Armored Trooper explode into action he gives his enemies more than they bargained for. But Captain Rochina and the Melkian Army have been watching, waiting for the right moment to move in with all the force at their command.
Chirico fights his way all the way into the heart of the enemy stronghold and finally wins the heart of the Phantom Lady. But Iskui and Borough have enlisted A.T. pilots from the Battling arena, and getting out will be a lot tougher than getting in. Just when it seems things can get no worse, Captain Rochina's army parachutes into Uoodo for a full scale invasion. They will catch the Secret Society even if they have to destroy the entire city to do it. It's a tornado of fire with Chirico caught right in the middle!
(added on 2010-02-03, modified on 2016-09-28)
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