Fourteen-year-old Kouichi Hayasefs life has always been a mediocre one, if not dismal. However, those days of being bullied by classmates and escaping to a fantasy of being a hero are put to an end when a certain gaccidenth bestows on him a girl and a gigantic humanoid robot called gLINEBARRELh. The extraordinary power that Kouichi obtains puts him and everything around him on a sudden rollercoaster ride of battles, intrigues and friendship! During the course of his adventure, the boy starts to learn what life has to offer; he meets new friends, bids farewell to the old ones, but most of all he now has considerable responsibilities and is forced to confront the world around him.


Based on comic by Eiichi shimizu & Tomohiro Shimoguchi
(Champion RED, Akitashoten)
Creative Producer : Goro Taniguchi
Written by Kiyoko Yoshimura
Scripts & Special Settings : Shigeru Morita
Character Designs : Hisashi Hirai
SFX Director : Ichiro Itano
Mecha Designs : Tsutomu Suzuki
Sound Director : Masafumi Mima
Music : Conisch
Directed by Masamitsu Hidaka
Animation Production : GONZO
Cast of Voice
Tetsuya Kakihara (Kouichi Hayase)
Mamiko Noto (Emi Kizaki)
Jun Fukuyama (Hisataka Katou)
Yuuichi Nakamura (Reiji Moritsugu)
Miyuki Sawashiro (Satoru Yamashita)
Kana Ueda (Shizuna Endou)
Rie Kugimiya (Izuna Endou)
Noriko Shitaya (Risako Niiyama)
Sayaka Ohara (Yui Ogawa)
Johji Nakata (Kunio Ishigami)



Kouichi Hayase
Vehicle: LINEBARREL
Voice: Tetsuya Kakihara


Kouichi is a junior-high school student who dreams of being a hero someday. One day he encounters an accident in which a gigantic humanoid called gLINEBARRELh falls right out of the sky. He subsequently becomes what people refer to as a gFactorh, a pilot of the mecha whose life goes hand-in-hand with the life of the mecha he pilots.
Kouichi obtains extraordinary physical strength as a result of becoming a Factor. This drastic change gives Kouichi excessive confidence, making him arrogant and aggressive.

Emi Kizaki
Voice: Mamiko Noto


A girl who has completely lost her memory except for her name.
She seems to have some secret past related to LINEBARREL but it remains unknown.

Satoru Yamashita
Vehicle: HIND-KIND
Team: JUDA
Voice: Miyuki Sawashiro


The Factor for HIND-KIND and belongs to JUDA Corporationfs Special Task Force.
A sensitive high-school student who holds great esteem for Moritsugu.

Reiji Moritsugu
Vehicle: VARDANT
Team: JUDA
Voice: Yuuichi Nakamura


The chief of JUDA Corporationfs Special Task Force who is also a factor that pilots the machina gVARDANTh. An all-around player who excels in intelligence, leadership and physical strength. He is an expert in battles who never loses his cool and always makes sound judgments. He always dresses in suave business suits.

Shizuna Endo, Izuna Endo
Vehicle: DECEIVE
Team: JUDA
Voice: Kana Ueda, Rie Kugimiya


This older sister-younger brother twin are members of JUDA Corporationfs Special Task Force and they are factors of the machina gDECEIVEh. They are twins who are a year younger than Kouichi. Because they lived in various places throughout Japan, Izuna speaks standard Japanese while his sister Shizuna speaks in a Kansai dialect.



LINEBARREL
Overall height: 21 meters
Height from ground level to the head: 19.1 meters
Weight: 51.27t


A gMACHINAh piloted by Kouichi Hayase. The distinct features are two horns at the top of its head. LINEBARREL is specially designed for close-range battle but it also has a concealed weapon mounted on the tail stabilizer for long distance combat.
During ordinary battles, the MACHINA uses two swords mounted on each of the lower arms.

HIND-KIND
Overall height: 25.8 meters
Height from ground level to the head: 23.2 meters
Weight: 73.1t


A machina initially designed for heavyweight long-range battles.
Its weapons are gbullet armsh, reflector core radar/high-resolution scanner, and iron spikes launched at high speed from lower arms.

VARDANT
Overall height: 20.7meters
Height from ground level to the head: 18.8 meters
Weight: 50.83t


A short-range combat machina. Often uses a sword stowed within the variable binder during ordinary combat.

DECEIVE
Overall height: 56.2 meters
Height from ground level to the head: 54.0 meters
Weight: 117.5 t


A machina piloted by Izuna and Shizuna. DECEIVE is designed for nerve manipulation attack through signal transmission. It has nerve-disrupting signal conductor rods called gnerve cracksh mounted on huge units, 6 each on both shoulders. The only existing non-combat machina.



© 2008 Eiichi Shimizu,Tomohiro Shimoguchi,Akita Publishing/GONZO/Linebarrel Partners