MVM to Release Linebarrels of Iron and Patlabor OAVs (Updated)
posted on by Andrew Osmond
MVM confirmed on twitter that it will release Linebarrels of Iron on DVD on October 14 (£29.99), followed by the first series of Patlabor OAVs on Blu-ray and DVD on November 18 (£18.74 for both the Blu-ray and DVD editions).
Linebarrels of Iron is a mecha TV series broadcast in 2008. Kōichi Hayase, a weakling and an average student, is killed by a falling mecha called Linebarrel, but revived by an alien woman, Emi. Kōichi ends up the pilot of Linebarrel, which was designed to save humanity — but this isn't a priority for Kōichi.
Released in 1988-9, the first Patlabor OAV series was the first anime version of the Patlabor franchise, which also spawned a TV series and three feature films. Patlabor is sent in a Japan which uses giant robots called "Labors," useful in heavy industry. However, this gives rise to "Labor crimes," resulting in a new branch of law enforcement dedicated to the policing of Labors. When Izumi Noa, a female police officer, becomes the newest recruit, she is swept into a series of adventures.
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