Armored Trooper Votoms: Shining Heresy

Title:Armored Trooper Votoms: Shining Heresy
Armored Trooper Votoms: The Heretic Saint
Soukou Kihei VOTOMS: Kakuyaku taru Itan (Japanese)
装甲騎兵ボトムズ 赫奕たる異端 (Japanese)
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Notables: GINGA Banjou
GODA Hozumi
32 Years after placing themselves in stasis in a 'cold capsule', Chirico and Fyana have been recovered and he has been revived--much to the consternation of the powerful religious order of Martial.

Five OVA episodes.

[edit] The ↗Votoms Franchise:

The four arcs of the original TV series:
Prequels or concurrent with the TV series:
And a Spinoff:
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Unevaluated Stretch [series:2326#628]
(One episode watched):

This Votoms OVA series seem to be unique in that it is a postscript to the main series rather than a prequel. The distinctive music and style of the OP sequence left me with a grin on my face. Unfortunately, from there on I was unimpressed. The plot didn't make a lot of sense; apparently an immortal 'perfect soldier' would be a heresy against this religion, but it's unclear if they consider Chirico a God or a demon (or both?). So, they send some sort of super tough android chick to deal with him, and they fight it out. Also, what role the "contractors" played was unclear--that world implies that they have been hired by the government, but that didn't seem to be the case. The show seemed riddled with cliche bits, like Teitania beating the crap out of some punks to show off her strength, or emerging unscathed from an explosion and cloud of smoke which you would think would vaporize her. But I couldn't help feeling bored; I don't like characters who try too hard to impress me. Animation was both crude and neat in a strange way. Hopefully the additional episodes will be better.

Last updated Tuesday, May 04 2010. Created Sunday, May 02 2010.

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