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Encyclopedia > Armored Trooper Votoms
Armored Trooper VOTOMS
Logo from show opening
Sōkō Kihei Botomuzu
(Armored Trooper VOTOMS)
Genre Action, Military, Mecha, Science Fiction
TV anime
Director Ryosuke Takahashi
Studio Sunrise
Network Flag of Japan TV Tokyo, Animax
Original run April 1, 1983March 23, 1984
Episodes 52
OVA: Armored Trooper VOTOMS: The Last Red Shoulder
Director Ryosuke Takahashi
Studio Sunrise
Episodes 1
Released August 21, 1985
OVA: Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Big Battle
Director Ryosuke Takahashi
Studio Sunrise
Episodes 1
Released July 5, 1986
OVA: Armored Trooper VOTOMS: The Red Shoulder Document: Roots of Ambition
Director Ryosuke Takahashi
Studio Sunrise
Episodes 1
Released March 19, 1988
OVA: Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Shining Heresy
Director Ryosuke Takahashi
Studio Sunrise
Episodes 5
Released March 21, 1994-November 21, 1994
OVA: Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Pailsen Files
Director Ryosuke Takahashi
Studio Sunrise
Episodes 12
Released October 26, 2007
Games

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Armored Trooper VOTOMS (装甲騎兵ボトムズ Sōkō Kihei Botomuzu?) is a 52-episode anime television series, created by Ryosuke Takahashi and Sunrise, aired in Japan from April 1, 1983 to March 23, 1984 on TV Tokyo. Several VOTOM OVAs have been created as well, for more details see the storyline chronology. “Animé” redirects here. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Ryosuke Takahashi is an anime director. ... Sunrise logo Founded in 1972, Sunrise Inc. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The logo of TV Tokyo. ... A human ovum An ovum (loosely, egg or egg cell) is a female sex cell or gamete. ...


VOTOMS was the successor (though the universes are different and the stories are not linked) to Ryosuke Takahashi's previous hit series Fang of Sun Dougram, which established hard science military anime as a viable genre.[citation needed] Ryosuke Takahashi is an anime director. ... Fang of the Sun Dougram (Japanese title: 太陽の牙ダグラム; Taiyou no Kiba Dougram) is a 75-episode anime television series, created by Ryusuke Takahashi and Sunrise, aired in Japan from October 23, 1981 to March 25, 1983. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Pure science. ... “Animé” redirects here. ...


A new VOTOMS TV series subtitled "Pailsen Files" is in production and is scheduled to premiere in July 2007. Ryousuke Takahashi will return as director.[1]

Contents

Plot

The series followed a main character named Chirico Cuvie (Kiriko Kyuubi), a former special forces Armored Trooper pilot and former member of the Red Shoulder Battalion, an elite mecha force used by the Gilgamesh Confederation in its war against the Balarant Union—both interstellar nations within the distant Astragius Galaxy. Gilgamesh and Balarant had until recently been locked in a century-old galactic war whose cause was long ago forgotten. Now, the war is ending and an uneasy truce has settled. For the fictional robot, see Mecha. ... For the fictional robot, see Mecha. ...


Chirico Cuvie is suddenly transferred to a unit engaged in a suspicious mission, unaware that he is aiding to steal secrets from what appears to be his own side. Chirico is betrayed and left behind to die, but he survives, is arrested by the Gilgamesh military as a traitor, and tortured for information on their homeworld. He escapes—triggering a pursuit extending across the entire series, with Chirico hunted by the army and criminals alike as he seeks the truth behind the operation. He is driven to discover the truth of one of the objects he was assigned to retrieve in that operation: a mysterious and beautiful woman who would become his sole clue to unraveling a galactic conspiracy.


Characters

  • Chirico Cuvie: Voiced by: Hozumi Gōda
  • Vanila Varta: Voiced by: Shigeru Chiba
  • Coconna: Voiced by: Yōko Kawanami
  • Fyana: Voiced by: Kazuko Yanaga
  • Gon Nuu: Voiced by: Tesshō Genda
  • Jan Paul Rocchina: Voiced by: Banjō Ginga
  • Cherokee: Voiced by: Kōichi Kitamura
  • Murza: Voiced by: Ryūsei Nakao
  • Aaron: Voiced by: Akio Nojima
  • Boror: Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata
  • Pelzen: Voiced by: Chikao Ohtsuka
  • Wiseman: Voiced by: Hidekatsu Shibata
  • Rador: Voiced by: Kiyonobu Suzuki
  • McKay: Voiced by: Aruno Tahara
  • Kanzellman: Voiced by: Makoto Terada
  • Butchintein: Voiced by: Kōji Totani
  • Nehalco: Voiced by: Takeshi Watabe
  • Iskui: Voiced by: Yūsaku Yara

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Storyline chronology

  • OVA Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Pailsen Files
  • OVA Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Red Shoulder Document: The Roots of Ambition (a.k.a. The Roots Of Treachery)
  • TV Anime Armored Trooper VOTOMS episodes 1-13, Uoodo storyline
  • OVA Armored Trooper VOTOMS: The Last Red Shoulder (a.k.a. The Unknown Red Shoulder)
  • TV Anime Armored Trooper VOTOMS episodes 14-27, Kummen storyline
  • TV Anime Armored Trooper VOTOMS episodes 28-39, Sunsa storyline
  • TV Anime Armored Trooper VOTOMS episodes 40-52, Quent storyline
  • OVA Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Big Battle (set during the last episode of the television series, immediately before the epilogue) (a.k.a. Battle Of The Heterogeneous Species)
  • OVA Armored Trooper VOTOMS: Shining Heresy (set 32 years after the television series) (a.k.a. The Brilliant Heretic)

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Technology

Except for its starships and medical technology, the VOTOMS universe is fairly low-tech (and is often described as hard science fiction). Soldiers and combat vehicles alike are equipped with missiles and projectile weapons; only large spaceships have energy weapons, and then only in small numbers. The main weapon of the conflict is the common Armored Trooper (also known as AT, described in a derogatory term as a 'tin can with a machine gun'), a mass-produced humanoid combat vehicle piloted by a single soldier. They are also known alternately as VOTOMS (Vertical One-man Tank for Offense & ManeuverS). Hard science fiction is a category of science fiction characterized by an emphasis on scientific or technical detail, or on scientific accuracy, or on both. ... For the fictional robot, see Mecha. ...

The ATM-09-ST Scopedog, mainstay all-purpose unit of the Gilgamesh Confederation
The ATM-09-ST Scopedog, mainstay all-purpose unit of the Gilgamesh Confederation

ATs are rugged, simple machines equipped with one or two weapon systems, usually a light automatic cannon and a rocket or missile pod. They stand between three to four meters tall, with the pilot occupying most of the chest area and the head. Batteries are used to energize a special liquid in the limbs' "muscle cylinders" to emulate a range of human-like motion. ATs can be readily maintained in the field and can even be put together from spare parts using little more than a simple workshop. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (600x771, 108 KB) Votoms scanned by osh from Anume special album This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work or product in the media, such as advertising material or a promotional... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (600x771, 108 KB) Votoms scanned by osh from Anume special album This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work or product in the media, such as advertising material or a promotional... M242 Bushmaster autocannon on an M2 Bradley. ... This article is about vehicles powered by rocket engines. ... For other uses, see Missile (disambiguation). ...


Games

Video games

VOTOMS has had several outings on many different video-game platforms. All these games were only released in Japan. “Computer and video games” redirects here. ...

  • X68000: Dead Ash
  • PC8801: Black Unicorn
  • PC-9801: Votoms: The Real Battle
  • Super Famicom: Votoms - The Battling Road
  • PlayStation: Blue Sabre Knights
  • PlayStation: Armored Trooper Votoms - Uoodo and Kummen
  • PlayStation: Brave Saga
  • PlayStation: Armored Trooper Votoms Lightning Slash
  • PlayStation: Armored Trooper Votoms Steel Force
  • PlayStation: Brave Saga 2
  • Dreamcast: Sunrise Eiyuutan
  • PlayStation 2: Sunrise Eiyuutan 2
  • WonderSwan: Harobots
  • Game Boy Color: GB Harobots
  • Game Boy Color: Brave Saga Shinsou Astaria

For a limited time the Armored Trooper Votoms - Uoodo and Kummen game included a Red Shoulder Custom model. Chirico also figures in the Sunrise Eiyuutan (Sunrise Heroes) game for the PlayStation 2. A PlayStation 2 VOTOMS game was planned for the 20th anniversary of the series but was eventually cancelled despite screen captures that showed promise. The Sharp X68000, often referred to as the X68k, was a home computer released only in Japan. ... The NEC PC8801 system was introduced by NEC Corporation in 1981. ... PC-9801 (PC-98 for short) is a Japanese computer made by NEC. It first appeared in 1983, and employed an 8086-2 CPU. It ran at a speed of either 5 or 8 MHz (selectable), and shipped with 128 kB of RAM, expandable to 640 kB. Its 8-color... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... The Dreamcast , code-named Dural, Dricas and Katana during development) is Segas fifth and final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... “PS2” redirects here. ... WonderSwan is a handheld game console released in Japan by Bandai in 1999. ... The Game Boy Color , shortened to GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States and 1999 in Europe. ...


Role-playing

VOTOMS was a direct inspiration for the Heavy Gear role-playing game. VOTOMS also has its own official role-playing game, developed by R. Talsorian Games and using the Fuzion system. The iconic Hunter Gear from Heavy Gear Heavy Gear is a game universe published since 1994 by Canadian publisher Dream Pod 9. ... This article is about games in which one plays the role of a character. ... Fuzion is a generic roleplaying game system created by the collaboration of R. Talsorian Games and Hero Games. ...


Spin-offs

  • Armor Hunter Mellowlink, a 12-episode OVA series set in the same universe, but with a different story and characters. Loosely ties in with events that lead to the start of the main TV series.

Armor Hunter Mellowlink was a twelve episode anime OVA spinoff of Armored Trooper Votoms. ...

References

  1. ^ [1]

External links


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