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1st Linebarrels of Iron Episode to Premiere at Anime Expo

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Director Guest of Honor Hidaka to bring adaptation of acclaimed robot manga

The official Japanese website of the Linebarrels of Iron (Kurogane no Linebarrels) robot anime series has officially opened and announced that the first episode will premiere at Anime Expo 2008 in Los Angeles this July. Director Masamitsu Hidaka (Pokémon, Juu Senshi Garukiba) and Gonzo are adapting Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's "real battle action robot" manga. The story follows a boy who is injured by a satellite accident and reawakens half a year later with strange powers. He eventually joins a medical conglomerate to pilot its Linebarrel robot. The date of the Japanese premiere has not yet been set.

Anime Expo just announced last month that Hidaka would be a Guest of Honor. Anime Expo has hosted world premieres of other anime works before Japanese fans had a chance to see them; those premieres have included the rough cut of the first Macross Plus episode, the pilot footage of NecroDragon, and a teaser video for Macross Zero.

Source: Moon Phase

Image © 2008 Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimoguchi, Akira Publishing/GONZO/Linebarrel Partners

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