Armored Trooper Votoms: The Last Red Shoulder

Title:Armored Trooper Votoms: The Last Red Shoulder
Soukou Kihei VOTOMS: The Last Red Shoulder (Japanese)
装甲騎兵ボトムズ ザ・ラストレッドショルダー (Japanese)
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GODA Hozumi
KOBAYASHI Kiyoshi
NAKAO Ryuusei
OGATA Kenichi
YANAGA Kazuko
Chirico and three former comrades from the elite "Red Shoulders" mecha unit conspire to take revenge on General Pailsen, their commander who once betrayed them. Meanwhile, Fyana has been put in charge of the new Ultimate Soldier, Ypsilon.

53min OVA Episode.

[edit] The ↗Votoms Franchise:

The four arcs of the original TV series:
Prequels or concurrent with the TV series:
Sequels:
And a Spinoff:
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I had thought that this would be a prequel to the original TV series, but it seems to take place during the series, in between Uoodo City and Kummen Jungle Wars. I don't think the way this one ends syncronizes very well with Pailsen Files, if I remember correctly. The makers probably regretted killing off a major character in this relatively minor Votoms segment, and chose to ignore the event later on. There was plently of all too common I-always-hit-you-always-miss combat between the four heroes and numerous mecha opponents. But there was some cool animation of the Votoms maneouvering about, and once Ypsilon got into the fight things got more interesting. It was kind of poignant how Fyana hoped to instil a little humanity into Ypsilon, with little success. Some trouble was taken to give Chiricos's comrades a bit of personality. All-in-all, this one was never brilliant but did a credible job of telling a fairly interesting story. Any fan of the Votoms genre would want to see this at least once.

Last updated Saturday, January 10 2009. Created Saturday, January 10 2009.

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