Linebarrels of Iron

The BEST episodes of Linebarrels of Iron

Every episode of Linebarrels of Iron ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Linebarrels of Iron!

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 bullied as a child by daydreaming about being a hero. His life was forever changed during a class trip in the year 2016 when an artificial satellite fell from orbit. Due to this "accident", Kouichi was left in a coma for half a year, and upon awakening, found himself with strange powers, including superhuman strength. Then, in 2019, a mysterious robot called "Linebarrel" appears before him. It is revealed that the accident from three years ago was not caused by a satellite, but rather 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.

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From the Tropics with Love
star
9.97
30 votes

#1 - From the Tropics with Love

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/20/2008

The members of the JUDA task force have come to a tropical island as a company outing. Thanks to the good-natured whim of Kunio Ishigami, Risako and Domyouji have also been invited to join them. Kouichi finds himself in an uncomfortable position as Domyouji asks him which is his true love interest, whether it is Risako or Kizaki. Their brief vacation is interrupted as the members go missing one by one by a mysterious, reptilian creature.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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Guidepost to Tomorrow
star
9.94
31 votes

#2 - Guidepost to Tomorrow

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/1/2008

Kouichi loses consciousness due to Linebarrel going out of control, and is taken into custody by JUDA. Ishigami tells Kouichi about the Machinas, and the Katou Organization as their enemy. Kouichi is persuaded by Ishigami to fight together as a hero of justice, but cannot make up his mind. Meanwhile, Shizuna and Izuna Endo, twin members of JUDA’s Special Task Force, were being attacked by the Armas of the Katou Organization and now have their backs against the wall.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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A Radiant Night
star
9.93
30 votes

#3 - A Radiant Night

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/8/2008

Kouichi becomes a member of JUDA, and starts his duties while commuting to school from JUDA quarters. He is overwhelmed by the JUDA facilities, which include employees' housing and shopping malls. The members of the Special Task Force decide to throw a welcome party for Kouichi, who gradually comes to understand his true mission as an ally of justice.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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Vector
star
9.93
30 votes

#4 - Vector

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/17/2009

Kouichi and Kizaki find a safe area and take a brief but much needed refuge. Kizaki, who is starting to regain her memory, confesses to Kouichi that she is afraid of recalling memories she had long ago lost. Seeing Kizaki desperately fighting her angst, Kouichi makes a certain resolution. However, their peace is short-lived as they are suddenly attacked by Idaten and Kagutsuchi, piloted by Takurō Sawatari and Dimitri Magarov.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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Judgment at Dusk
star
9.93
30 votes

#5 - Judgment at Dusk

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/24/2009

With a renewed sense of justice, the JUDA task force members begin their battle against the enemy. The first step is to regain JUDA which has been taken over by Kiriyama and his horde. While Kouichi diverts Kiriyama with Linebarrel, the others sneak into the facility via an emergency route. As they make their way in, they find that the facility is protected by JUDA’s state-of-the-art security system, filled with unusual stages to prove their identities as the JUDA task force members.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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Light Reaches, Shadow is Uncovered
star
9.93
30 votes

#6 - Light Reaches, Shadow is Uncovered

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/14/2009

Glain-Neidr, piloted by Masaki, appears in Misaki Town and starts to install the last Sphere. Miu, Yamashita, and the Jinrai brigade, led by Domyouji, return fire, but are no match. Meanwhile, Kouichi rescues Kizaki and heads back to the JUDA headquarters, to which he is stopped by Yajima. Yajima insists that Kouichi stop fighting and return to Risako. The two are unable to reconcile. On the beach in the pouring rain, Yajima and Kouichi exchange blows using Linebarrel and Apparition.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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That Which Devours Demons
star
9.93
30 votes

#7 - That Which Devours Demons

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/7/2009

Kouichi sees a powerful Moritsugu before him, after seeing a wounded Yamashita near him. Moritsugu prepares himself to show the members of JUDA their inexperience and lack of power. Unable to gain enough power and strength against Moritsugu, Kouichi is left almost helpless. Linebarrel struggles for power as Vardant ensues in a violent battle. Later on, Kato reveals that Kizaki is his sister, as well as how he developed the Kato Organization. Kato then proposes the JUDA Corporation to join forces with the Kato Organization to assist in the prevention of an enemy invasion arriving from an alternate dimension.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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The Way of Life Determined by the Way of Death
star
9.93
30 votes

#8 - The Way of Life Determined by the Way of Death

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/14/2009

The JUDA Corporation and the Kato Organization prepare to defeat the earth against the upcoming enemy invasion led by Masaki. Kouichi and his Linebarrel take it upon themselves to drive the invaders into the space-time continuum and back into their respective dimension. Kato sacrifices himself in battle, protect the rest of the group. As Kouichi and his Linebarrel blast off into space, Kizaki initiates a surprise attack against the infiltrators. However, this attack eventually would cost her life.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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Over Drive
star
9.90
30 votes

#9 - Over Drive

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/6/2008

Christmas season has arrived. Kouichi is invited to a party Risako is organizing. Kouichi finds out that the JUDA task force is also preparing a Christmas party. Unlike Kouichi, who feels unenthusiastic about this “workplace” party, it is more of a family party for most of the members who consider JUDA their home. The party mood is suddenly interrupted by the news of an American satellite weapon being taken over by the Katou Organization. This would allow the Katou Organization to attack any part of the world. Assigned to shoot down the satellite weapon, Kouichi and Yamashita head into outer space.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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Flowers of Steel
star
9.90
30 votes

#10 - Flowers of Steel

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/21/2009

Due to Kizaki's death, Kouichi goes berserk and showcases the true and ultimate form of Linebarrel. After a failed attempt to send the invaders back to their dimension, Kizaki appears to Kouichi in spirit form, telling him never to give up. With that mindset of motivation, he is about to destroy one of the enemy warships. However, this results in an instability of the space-time continuum between dimensions. Kouichi makes the choice to go inside the rift, and the rest of the JUDA members send their D-S.O.I.L. energies of their Machinas toward Kouichi, in order to save the world. Kouichi is able to return back from the rift, and Kizaki has been revived from Linebarrel.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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Wings of Madness
star
9.90
30 votes

#11 - Wings of Madness

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/28/2009

The JUDA Corporation is now responsible in holding back the launch of the Spheres installed. However, Yamashita has a different mobilization unit out, after receiving a letter designating him to fulfill a special duty surrounding a secret reunion around the base of Mount Fuji near the Aokigahara Sea of Trees. It is there and then that Yamashita must face off against Moritsugu. Meanwhile, the rest of the JUDA members are shocked to that Kiriyama is still alive, as he demonstrates his newfound power in an attempt to obliterate them.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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Man of Destiny
star
9.90
30 votes

#12 - Man of Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/21/2009

Since the last battle, Miu's slump hasn't gone away and with Painkiller unable to advance, has further prolonged her state. Miu' reckless drive to train has left her body and spirit broken. Miu finally cheers up when Kouichi comes to visit. Meanwhile, the Katou Organization has set up Spheres throughout the world on a large-scale trajectory to open up a multidimensional invasion. Shizuna and Izuna are dismayed to see the United Natons siding with the Katou Organization. Kouichi and Miu set out to help fight against Sobi Nakajima and Yurianne.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
Memento Mori
star
9.90
30 votes

#13 - Memento Mori

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/7/2009

Following Yajima's instructions, Kouichi reaches an abandoned Russian base in search for Kizaki, but it was only Katou who was waiting for him there. Meanwhile, Yajima questions Kizaki about her feelings for Kouichi and the rest of the JUDA team struggles to protect Misaki Town from an invasion from the enemy.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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Black Executioner
star
9.90
30 votes

#14 - Black Executioner

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/27/2008

The tropical vacation is still the hot topic discussed between Domyouji and the task force members. Only Kizaki does not seem to share their post-vacation hype. The vacation has also left an awkward rift between Kouichi and Kizaki. Kouichi and Yamashita are summoned to a meeting and head to Ishigami’s room. At that instant, they hear a gunshot from Ishigami’s room. Finding out that Moritsugu shot Ishigami, Kouichi is eager to battle him for what he has done. After Kouichi fails to take Moritsugu, Kizaki fights in his place.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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Playful Devils
star
9.90
30 votes

#15 - Playful Devils

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/22/2008

Kouichi, Moritsugu, and Miu are given a mission to assist the retreat of a U.S. Force transportation aircraft and to exterminate the enemy there. It is the first official assignment for Kouichi. Kouichi and Moritsugu team up and take on Masaki Sugawara and Yurianne Faithful of the Katou Organization, who are leading a vast troop of Armas. Meanwhile, Miu, who is backing up the retreat of general troops on Painkiller, is attacked by a new enemy Machina.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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The Worst After-School Hours Ever
star
9.90
30 votes

#16 - The Worst After-School Hours Ever

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/15/2008

Domyouji, one of Kouichi's classmates, starts acting over-familiar toward Kizaki. Sensing Kizaki's discomfort, Kouichi challenges Domyouji to a fight, but oddly enough, cannot even touch him. Later on, Kouichi is visited by Hisataka Katou, president of the Katou Organization, who attempts to offer him a position in the Katou Organization. It is revealed that both Kizaki and Katou are from a different dimension. Meanwhile, Risako confronts Kizaki concerning her relationship with Kouichi.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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The Price of Justice
star
9.90
30 votes

#17 - The Price of Justice

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/25/2008

Having lost Linebarrel, Kouichi gives in to despair and violently takes his anger out on innocent civilians. Since he is a factor, no one can match his physical power unarmed. On behalf of Risako Niiyama who is worried about Kouichi, Yajima decides to confront Kouichi. In the pouring rain, Yajima and Kouichi engage in a fistfight, when a Hagure Machina appears before them.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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Azure Terror
star
9.90
30 votes

#18 - Azure Terror

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/17/2008

Kouichi has caused massive damage to the town during his battle on Linebarrel fighting the secret Katou Organization. Kizaki feels guilty for getting the citizens entangled in the battle, but Kouichi himself has no such notion, truly believing that he is the hero of justice. Then, Vardant, controlled by JUDA’s ace pilot Reiji Moritsugu, appears before Kouichi.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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The Black Chamber
star
9.87
30 votes

#19 - The Black Chamber

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/29/2008

In order to investigate the mysterious “Spheres” deposited in various locations around the world by the Katou Organization, members of the JUDA task force, including Kouichi, head to an ARMA production base located in South America. Distracted by guilt for not being able to recognize Moritsugu’s physical disorder, Satoru Yamashita makes a blunder during the operation and ends up putting Moritsugu in danger. Yamashita becomes panic-stricken, loses control, and starts taking matters into his own hands.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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Super Nova
star
9.87
30 votes

#20 - Super Nova

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/13/2008

Kouichi and Yamashita are met by a new Arma of the Katou Organization, called Yaoyorozu, in outer space. While controlling the satellite weapon, Yaoyorozu, piloted by Riku Ousei, continues its simultaneous assault on different parts of the world. Kouichi’s attempts to obliterate Yaoyorozu are thwarted by its incredible maneuverability and speed. The operation to destroy the satellite weapon from the ground also ends in failure. With no options left, even Linebarrel gets diverted off the combat zone.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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The Mechanical Curse
star
9.87
30 votes

#21 - The Mechanical Curse

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/31/2009

Risako and Kouichi are puzzled when Yajima returns, trying to keep the secret of his so-called death. But behind the seemingly good comeback, Yajima reveals himself to be the pilot of Apparition, one of the new Machinas of the Katou Organization, before the rest of JUDA during their party. He later kidnaps Kizaki, fulfilling a mission from Katou.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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The Iron and the Boy
star
9.72
32 votes

#22 - The Iron and the Boy

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/4/2008

Kouichi Hayase is a high school student who is often bullied at school, but dreams of one day becoming a hero. After being bullied into buying stuff for his schoolmates, he decides to take a shortcut through a forest, which is when a giant object falls on him. After regaining consciousness, he sees a giant robot in front him and a naked girl lying beside him. He covers her with his jacket, and after waking, she is revealed to have partial amnesia and goes with him to his house. Soon after, other giant robots begins to attack the town. The girl tells Kouichi that they are enemies, and goes into town with the intent of fighting them. Following her, Kouichi encounters his friend, Hideaki Yajima, who plans to use himself as bait in order for the two to get away. After Kouichi reveals his frustration in not being able to do anything, the girl reveals her name, Emi Kizaki, and has him summon a giant robot, known as a Machina called Linebarrel. Though he defeats the enemies with his newfound power, he is shocked when Emi tells him that he is dead.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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Justice Barreling Along
star
9.61
33 votes

#23 - Justice Barreling Along

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/11/2008

At an unknown location, the Katou Organization, which belongs to an organization bent on capturing the Machina Linebarrel, and JUDA, which is publicly known for being the world's largest medical equipment maker, are engaged in a heated battle. With JUDA's forces being overpowered, they ask for reinforcements, which comes in the form of another Machina called Vardant and its pilot, Reiji Moritsugu. As he handles the enemy, the other members of JUDA are discussing the recent actions of their enemy, the Katou Organization. Meanwhile, Kouichi's family welcomes Emi into their household, and Kouichi shows his newfound abilities and confidence at school by beating those who bullied him. Later, Kouichi expresses his gratitude to Emi for having killed him, giving him a new life, after which the Katou Organization begins a new attack to lure out the Linebarrel. Kouichi is thrown into battle once again, and two of JUDA's Machinas are also in the fray in an effort to stop the enemy as well. Kouichi, however, declares that he is the only real "justice", and goes on to fight both sides, not realizing the collateral damage he is causing. After the Machinas retreat and Kouichi declares his job done, Emi and Yajima are stunned to see his actions and the damage he has caused.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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Shed is Blood, Lost are Tears
star
8.00
1 votes

#24 - Shed is Blood, Lost are Tears

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/10/2009

Unexpected incidents occur one after another. Ishigami is mourned for his death, and the secrets of Linebarrel are revealed, leaving Kouichi in shock and others including Yui Ogawa in distress. Meanwhile, Eiji Kiriyama, who had aligned himself with the Katou Organization, continues to tighten his control over Japan until the country virtually falls into the hands of Kiriyama and the Katou Organization. JUDA is acknowledged as the anti-national armed group and is attacked by the Jinrai brigade of the Japan Self-Defense Forces. Kouichi tries to breach their defenses with Linebarrel, which is the only working Machina left.

Directors: Masamitsu Hidaka
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