Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01

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Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01
Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 15th anniversary DVD cover from AnimEigo.jpg
Cover of AnimEigo 15th Anniversary DVD
メタルスキンパニック MADOX-01
(Metaru Sukin Panikku Madokkusu Zero Wan)
Genre Science fiction, mecha, comedy
Original video animation
Directed by Shinji Aramaki
Written by Shinji Aramaki
Studio AIC
Licensed by Canada United States AnimEigo
Released 1988-12-16
Runtime 45 minutes
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Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 (メタルスキンパニック MADOX-01 Metaru Sukin Panikku Madokkusu Zero Wan?) is a 1988 anime OVA released in Japan, directed and written by Shinji Aramaki and animated by Hideaki Anno. It has been licensed in the United States by AnimEigo[1] The plot centers on a mechanic named Koji Kondo who accidentally comes across the Madox-01, a small mecha (akin to a heavy powered armor suit) designed to fight enemy tanks. When Koji accidentally ends up in the Madox before thoroughly reading the user manual, the machine will not let him leave. As the military comes after him to reclaim it, Koji has no choice but to defend himself.

Madox Units[edit]

The Madox units in the OVA, Madox 00 and Madox 01, are highly advanced machines constructed by the Self Defense Force near Shinjuku; the military term used for the Madox units are "Slave Troopers".

The Madox-00 is armed with a rifle that fires large caliber rounds, a spear in the left hand, and a grapple claw located in the pelvis.

The Madox-01 is equipped with built in chainsaw located in the left & right shoulder binder, a claw hand on the right arm, and by default a laser guided mini-gun mounted on the right arm. During the demo against remote tanks the Madox-01's mini gun is removed and armed with a twin anti-tank rocket system and wing mounted mini missile launchers. The Madox-01 has a large array of addition weapons and is deployable from a Blackhawk Helicopter.

A Madox-02 was referred to by Ellie, although it was said to be in maintenance and is never shown.

In popular culture[edit]

American internet satirist George Ouzounian, author of The Best Page in the Universe, said that he created his pen name Maddox after MADOX-01.[2]


  1. ^ "MADOX-01." AnimEigo.
  2. ^ Goodmacher, Chris (2003-08-31). "Whoever Sucks the Least is King, An Interview with Maddox" (Online Journal). PoinDexter Online. Archived from the original on 2007-06-03. Retrieved 2006-05-26. 

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