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Aura Battler Dunbine is an anime television series created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and produced by Sunrise Studios.

Dunbine is set in Byston Well, a parallel world that resembles the countryside of medieval Europe with kingdoms ruled by monarchs in castles, armies of unicorn-riding cavalry armed with swords and crossbows, and little winged creatures called Ferario, flying about offering help or hindrance depending on their mood. The main draw to the series were the insect-like Aura Battlers, used by the population of Byston Well to fight their wars. These fighting suits are powered by a powerful energy called "aura" or "life energy." Certain people are strong enough with the aura-energy to act as power-supply to these mecha, making them Aura Warriors.

The series aired on Nagoya TV from February 5, 1983 to January 21, 1984, totaling for 49 episodes. There was a three episode anime OVA sequel, 'New Story of Aura Battler Dunbine released in 1988.

The series was later dubbed by ADV Films and was released to DVD in North America, along with the original Japanese version in 2003.

  1. Yoshiyuki Tomino


Series Cast

  1. Michie Tomizawa

    Ell Fino

    49 Episodes

  2. Masako Ikeda

    Masako Ikeda

    Silky Mau

    49 Episodes

  3. Norio Wakamoto

    Norio Wakamoto

    Allen Brady

    49 Episodes

  4. Mika Doi

    Marvel Frozen

    49 Episodes

  5. Miki Takahashi

    Ciela Lapana

    49 Episodes

  6. Maria Kawamura

    Maria Kawamura

    Cham Huau

    49 Episodes

  7. Fumihiko Tachiki

    Fumihiko Tachiki

    Zet Light

    49 Episodes

  8. Kachiko Hino

    Luza Luft

    49 Episodes

  9. Tomoko Ohtsuka

    Jeryll Coochibie

    49 Episodes

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1983 | 49 Episodes

The series followed Shō Zama, as he suddenly finds himself pulled to the world of Byston Well during a vehicular incident with one of his rivals. Byston Well is located in another dimension located between the sea and the land, and is populated with dragons, castles, knights, and powerful robots known as Aura Battlers. Once Shō is discovered to possess a very powerful "aura", he is drafted into the Byston Well conflict as the pilot of the lavender-colored Dunbine. As in other Tomino creations, Dunbine's cast is populated by Nordic-looking military types in elaborate costumes on one side, a young Japanese hero caught in the middle, and freedom fighters on the other side. Beautiful female warriors abound on both sides, and the hero falls for the main female lead. There are romances that cut across battle lines, and the non-stop battles between elaborate fighting craft on land and on the air. Most of the cast pilot Aura Battlers, although there are lots of standard airships, smaller fighters, and large warships as well.

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Original Name 聖戦士ダンバイン

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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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