Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01

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Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01
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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
Original video animation
Directed by Shinji Aramaki
Produced by Hideaki Anno
Written by Shinji Aramaki
Studio AIC & Artmic
Licensed by
Released December 16, 1987
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 1987 Original Video Animation. It was directed and written by Shinji Aramaki and produced 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 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-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, except for a brief glimpse beforehand of it on static display at the test grounds during the demonstration in the opening scene of the OVA.

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 Archived 2008-03-17 at the Wayback Machine.." AnimEigo.
  2. ^ Goodmacher, Chris (2003-08-31). "Whoever Sucks the Least is King, An Interview with Maddox" (Online Journal). PoinDexter Online. Retrieved 2006-05-26. [dead link]

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