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Votoms To Finally End With New OVA

With that, a classic mecha anime will come to a close.


Finally, the Votoms anime will sadly come to an end, but not before airing it’s swan song of epic proportions known as Votoms: Gen-ei Hen (Phantom Arc). This anime is going to be in OVA form, and will take place 26 years after the original series. Bandai Visual will release six volumes of this anime on both Blu-ray and DVD on March 26 in Japan.

Central Park Media released the original anime in North America, but we all know what happened to them. So it is unknown at this point who will be bringing the OVA to America, if it comes at all. Votoms isn’t particularly popular in America, like it’s more flamboyant cousin Gundam. Why? I don’t know, maybe because it was a little more gritty than your average mecha show, or maybe because it didn’t have a large presence in America. Or perhaps it’s because it didn’t rely heavily on models like Gundam to help support it. Either way, I’m sorry to see this end, but it’s has to end sometime, and now is better than never.

[Via ANN]

giaon Oct. 22, 2009 at 2:57 p.m.
"End," at least until someone comes up with a prequel/sequel/spinoff, etc ;)
John_Martoneon Oct. 23, 2009 at 12:34 p.m.
Isn't this series older than us? I don't think its allowed to end. Like Metal Gear, and One Piece
giaon Oct. 23, 2009 at 1:56 p.m.
@John_Martone said:
" Isn't this series older than us? I don't think its allowed to end. Like Metal Gear, and One Piece "
Barely-- the first anime started in April 1983, so literally just a year older than you or I.
darth2283on Nov. 8, 2009 at 7:54 p.m.
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