I now summoned 'Linebarrels' after another dose of poison from Guy 'A', after the already lethal injection of 'Muv-Luv' and Super Robot Wars OG Inspector (I will soon come to that). I must admit that 'Linebarrels of Iron' has a solid storyline with critical plotlines. Apart from the serious mecha action, this anime also contains a lot of humour. You will notice some parodies, one of which on Gundam Seed and you can find a lot of 'Maison Ikkkoku' reference in Linebarrels ... a nice touch. In episode 5, with the introduction of the pilots and their mecha, a lady holding the cardboard just gave me stitches...
When I just started watching 'Linebarrels of Iron', I find the opening song similar to 'Code Geass' style, which the tune isn't quite my taste. The mecha in the anime also ain't really to my liking. Despite of these, the anime still manages to captivate me and to an extend that I have temporary cast aside watching 'Gundam Age', 'Muv-Luv' and SRW OG.
Personally, I find 'Linebarrels of Iron' is an well-balanced anime with some fan-services till it goes tentacles! This is outrageous! Maybe, a little nose bleeding and lost of composure depending on your threshold. It's entertaining seeing, Kouichi Hayase, becoming a true hero of justice surrounded by gals! How rewarding! Guy 'A' and I unanimous agreed on, Miu Kujō, being our favourite female character! Sweet gentle looking long hair, girl-next-door with voluptuous figure! Guess what?! Miu is voiced by none other than Aya Hirano! The sex scandal embroiled seiyu.
ps: Special thanx to Guy 'A' for his inputs on this post..