YMMV: Linebarrels of Iron

aka: Kurogane No Linebarrel
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Soubi and Miu are completely different characters in the anime, with respect to the manga.
  • Base Breaker: The anime adaptation, especially with how certain characters get treated and/or get derailed in the character development department. By far the biggest complaint was how the anime had severe cases of Mood Whiplash, swapping between serious drama and slapstick comedy every five minutes. The ending was also not well-received by fans.
  • Complete Monster: Riku Ousei is a sociopathic Mad Bomber of the Katou Organization. While most other members have at least some redeeming qualities, Ousei delights in blowing people up from orbit with a Kill Sat just to make a point about his twisted concept of imagination (a bastardized take on his boss's own vision), and he is ready and willing to kill off a couple of innocent bystanders (a young man and his girlfriend who knew nothing of what was going on) just to taunt Koichi and drive him into a rage. After doing that, he was going to repeat the atrocity, this time targeting Koichi's Unlucky Childhood Friend Risako.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: PROUD by Lisa Komine. Hear it for yourself if you have any doubts.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Yuriannu, oh so very much.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: The Katou organisation, oh god the Katou organisation!
    • Case in point, Hisakata Katou looks like a pimp who talks like Lelouch, Sawatari goes about the place in a blue trenchcoat/suit thing with flames on the sleeves and pant legs, Demitri wouldn't look out of place in the aristocracy, and Masaki is dressed up like a goddamn cowboy!
  • Nightmare Fuel: The one time you see one of Izuna's nerve crack visions, involves the person affected seeing Linebarrel grow many times bigger than its usual size and transfrom into a massive deamon.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: 'sup, Satoru! His being male did nothing to stop the Anime adaptation from sticking him in a bikini during the Beach Episode. Also they refer to him as a she in the dub

Alternative Title(s):

Kurogane No Linebarrel