Linebarrels of Iron (鉄のラインバレル Kurogane no Rainbareru) is a Japanese manga series created by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi. The story centers on Kouichi Hayase, a fourteen-year-old boy living a mediocre life, until an accident turns him into the pilot of a gigantic robot called “Linebarrel” and leads him to encounter a mysterious girl. The anime broadcast a total of twenty-four episodes, the last of which aired on March 20, 2009.
The Linebarrels of Iron story takes place in a fictional alternate future, centering on a junior-high school student named Kouichi Hayase, who escaped his daily life of being ridiculed as a child by daydreaming about being a hero. His life is forever changed during a class trip in 2016 when an artificial satellite falls from orbit. Due to this “accident”, Kouichi is left in a coma for half a year, and upon awakening, found himself with strange powers, including superhuman strength.
Three years later, a mysterious robot called “Linebarrel” appears before him. It is revealed that the accident from three years ago was actually caused by the Machina robot Linebarrel and that this turned him into a “Factor”, which is the name given to Machina pilots. This leads him to encounter Emi Kizaki, a mysterious amnesiac girl whose unknown past seems to be related to Linebarrel. He joins her in fighting for JUDA, the world’s largest medical equipment maker, which happens to secretly own several other Machina robots.
[Nov 19, 2008] OP: “Kitei no Tsurugi” by Ali Project
[Oct 29, 2008] ED1.”Ame Ga Furu” by Maaya Sakamoto
[Dec 24, 2008] Kurogane no Linebarrels OST 1
[Jan 14, 2009] ED2: Maaya Sakamoto – Remedy
[Mar 25, 2009] Kurogane no Linebarrels OST 2
Last Modified: Sept 14, 2017