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Kurogane no Linebarrel  
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Fourteen-year-old Kouichi Hayase’s 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 “accident” bestows on him a girl and a gigantic humanoid robot called “LINEBARREL”. 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.


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Associated Names
Linebarrels of Iron

Groups Scanlating
Hetare Scans
Niveus Noctis Translations

Latest Release(s)
v.25 c.118-119 by SMG Scanlations & Dondake 11 months ago
v.25 c.117 by SMG Scanlations & Dondake 11 months ago
v.25 c.116 by SMG Scanlations & Dondake 12 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
25 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Alternate Beginning, Adapted in Chap 0

User Reviews

6 topics, 28 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (193 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.54 / 10.0
 24% (47 votes)
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 5% (10 votes)
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 3% (5 votes)
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 3% (5 votes)

Last Updated
April 15th 2017, 9:02am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Champion Red (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #516 increased(+264)
Monthly Pos #1519 increased(+9)
3 Month Pos #2356 decreased(-33)
6 Month Pos #2366 increased(+250)
Year Pos #2577 decreased(-810)

List Stats
On 1449 reading lists
On 688 wish lists
On 63 completed lists
On 84 unfinished lists
On 207 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Ends next month over 2 years ago
Linebarrels of Iron Enters Final Arc over 3 years ago
when is it gonna end over 4 years ago
Kurogane no Linebarrel anime~ over 6 years ago
Is volume 0 (zero) Important? over 8 years ago

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Pretty good...   
Rating: N/A
by Andrakax
October 7th, 2008, 10:37pm
I normally like mecha. However, I tend to find it really hard to follow the art, knowing who's doing what move and how the fight scene are being played out. This series is especially bad about this.

However, the story seems to be quite fresh. So, its a good read, as long as you can figure out the art better than I can...
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So-so manga   
Rating: N/A
by har12430
May 9th, 2011, 1:04am
The most enjoyment i got out of the manga was every time the shit got kicked out of the main character. In fact, that was the main reason I kept reading this series. I thought the mecha designs were cool and it has an interest plot and side characters; but I've never been so annoyed by a main character in all the many mangas I've read and animes I've watched.

... Last updated on May 9th, 2011, 1:06am
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Flawed but worth it   
Rating: N/A
by Uthred
May 15th, 2017, 9:44am
Linebarrels starts out as a fairly generic mecha action series but over time has a number of fairly interesting changes of perspective (I wouldnt necessarily call them twists) and revelations that elevate it beyond the ordinary. I did feel the ending betrayed the premise a bit but was at least competently executed.

It's amusing seeing all the comments from people who admit they skipped or didnt read whole sections of the manga, as if that somehow doesnt entirely invalidate their opinion (even more amusing are the assurances that they could predict everything that would happen)
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Hetien
September 28th, 2008, 1:25pm
i was never really into giant mechs, but this is actually pretty cool. it's nice cause the main character isnt your typical 'hero' with the great morals and stuff, well, not at first, so it gives the story a different feel. drawings are good too, female lead is hot, lol.
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So many volumes, so little story   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
April 5th, 2015, 11:48pm
They published 24 Volumes of this manga, it still goes on and an anime exist? Wow. I axed this paint by the numbers series after maybe 3 Volumes because i could see every plot point a mile away and the recent chapter i looked at confirm my opinion. Linebarrel does nothing particularly good or bad(besides generating a steady cash revenue) so i give it a a middling score but why is it published by Akita Shoten? They usually publish the worst exploitative trash possible and this series is at least not that. Shounen A would be a better fit.
Read the new Gundam remakes as Kidou Senshi Gundam - The Origin (8,5/10) + Kidou Senshi Z Gundam Define (9,5/10) and Eva (9,5/10) instead for a quality mecha series and the last 2 are reviewed by me.
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average manga   
Rating: N/A
by VOoDOoCold
April 24th, 2013, 7:23am
Art : Nothing special over here.. 6/10
story : well the story progress really really slow... the first 3 chaps are "fast" but the rest is just blunt spute of crap. 4/10
Characters: Don't try to get your hopes high on this manga.. with characters they are plain, boring going with "the more feelings i put in my fights" the stronger they get" 4/10

Over all it's a 5/10 I didn't even read all the chaps couse it was getting so boring and slow..
Your expecting the MC to do some thrilling action game changing stuff... but his just a "normal japanese MC with boring story."
Don't read this manga if you have better stuff.. but if your empty handed as i i'm atm, then try it. but prepare for boring hours!
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Sudden character development   
Rating: N/A
by Anabiotic_Pineapple
July 26th, 2009, 10:55pm
I was really following this story until for reasons I have yet to figure out, the female lead did a 180 and basically seems to fall head over heals for the protagonist. I'm not saying that the story is bad or anything, but that sudden development seemed really awkward and ruined the atmosphere of the series for me. I won't mention what happens exactly, but you'll know what I'm talking about when you see it.

... Last updated on November 17th, 2009, 9:17pm
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by spicypolvoron
May 19th, 2008, 7:12pm
I'm changing my opinion about the protagonist, I think I'm going to like him now. And thanks for the group who translated 4 volumes! It's greatly appreciated!

... Last updated on July 17th, 2008, 9:59am
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