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In the first test of a revolutionary personal battle-suit, the MADOX-01, Ace female test-pilot Kusumoto Elle smashes an attacking tank force and humiliates Lt. Kilgore, Japan's most-macho tank-jockey, in the process.

Kilgore swears he'll get even, and he gets his chance when the prototype MADOX literally falls off the back of a truck in the middle of Tokyo.

Meanwhile, the MADOX, which fell off the back of one truck, off a bridge, and into the back of another truck, has found its way into the hands of college student Sugimoto Kōji. Intrigued by the MADOX, Kōji makes the big mistake of fooling with it without reading the manual first, and soon finds himself locked in the suit and zooming around downtown Tokyo.

Unfortunately, the homing signal the now-active MADOX transmits results in a no-holds-barred response by Kilgore; even more unfortunately, even though Kōji doesn't know how to fight, the MADOX does a pretty good job on automatic (it's got "Full Self Driving" capability), resulting in a firefight the likes of which the local residents haven't seen since the last time Gojira hit town.

Concerned about the property damage being caused to some of the world's most expensive real-estate, Elle dons a second prototype MADOX and tries to find and rescue Kōji before Kilgore's many minions totally trash Tokyo.

And apart from the attempts to destroy the suit (and it's driver), Kōji has his own problems: if he breaks his date with his girlfriend, he will lose her forever -- and he's a tad overdressed for the occasion!

Will Kōji be late for his date? Or will Kilgore make him "the late Kōji?" And more importantly, is it possible to eat Convenience Store shrimp in a battlesuit? The answers to these and many other questions await you in the 41 action-packed minutes of Metal Skin Panic: MADOX-01!


Blu-ray Contents

  • All-region! Plays worldwide.

  • A new HD transfer of MADOX-01, created especially for this edition, in the original 4:3 presentation (pillarbox). Director Aramaki has supervised a digital restoration of the new transfer, as well as made a few animation corrections. 

  • New Director’s Commentary track… x2. Director Aramaki and friends Yamane Kimitoshi and Koizumi Satoshi had so much fun, they recorded a second bonus commentary track.

  • The original SD "Weapons of MADOX-01" featurette, that describes the real-life weapons systems featured in the show.

  • English subtitles, both our regular colored subtitles, colored SDH subtitles, and SDH captions.

  • Our English dub, with SDH captions.

  • Color and Line art galleries.

  • All the bonus features included on the 2003 DVD release, including a commentary track, two interviews (one of which is mostly Robert embarrassing himself), the original Japanese documentary, and an Easter Egg IMDB describes as a "disturbing behind the scenes look at AnimEigo."


Audio: Japanese, English
Subtitles: English / English SDH / Captions
Format: BD-25
Region: Region-Free
Rating: 13+, Run Time: 42 min
Released: 1987
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, COLOR
Extras: Poster, New Artwork, Color & Line Art, 3 Commentary Tracks, Weapons Documentary, Interviews, DVD Easter Egg

Written & Directed by: Shinji ARAMAKI
Character Design: Hideki TAMURA
Voice Actors: Yasunori MATSUMOTO, Yōko ASAGAMI, Kazuyuki SOGABE, Yukiko ISHIDA, Arihiro HASE, Scott Simpson, Ellen Lee, Zach Hanner, Connie Nelson & Shaun O’Rourke.
Warning: Contains Profanity, Violence.
© 1987 AIC/Soeishinsha • Pony Canyon. Licensed by AMG. Subtitles, Dubbing & Supplements ©2022 AnimEigo.

Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 Blu-ray

SKU: ANM-DV-1706
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