News Linebarrels of Iron's English Promo Video Streamed (Updated)
posted on 2008-08-01 06:01 EDT by Egan Loo
The official Japanese website for the anime adaptation of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's Linebarrels of Iron manga has posted a promotional video in English in standard, high, and ultra high resolutions. (The streams require recent versions of Microsoft Windows Media Player and Adobe Flash Player.) The story centers on a middle school boy named Kōichi Hayase and a 21-meter-tall robot named Linebarrel that falls out of the skies before him. Hayase joins a mysterious girl named Emi Kizaki in fighting for Juda, a corporation which happens to secretly own seven Machina robots like Linebarrel. Hayase's voice actor Tetsuya Kakihara provides the narration in the promotional video. Gonzo previewed the entire first episode of the series with subtitles at Anime Expo in California and Japan Expo in France during the same week in July.
Source: Moon Phase
Image © 2008 Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimoguchi, Akita Publishing/GONZO/Linebarrel Partners
Update: Despite being in English, the streams are available only to computers with Internet addresses in Japan. Thanks, TheHTRO, Nebs, Afax, hara, samuelp, and others.
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