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Raimuiro Senkitan
らいむいろ戦奇譚
Genre Supernatural, Mecha
Game
Developer ELF
Publisher ELF
Platform Windows98/Me/2000/XP
Released December 13, 2002
TV anime
Studio ELF
Network Television Kanagawa
Original run January 5, 2003March 30, 2003
Episodes 13
Original video animation
Studio ELF
Released April 23, 2004June 25, 2004
Episodes 2
Light novel
Raimuiro Senkitan Amanohara GakkyūNisshi
Author Satoru Akahori
Illustrator Yoshiten
Mayumi Watanabe
Demographic Male
Imprint Dengeki Bunko
Published June 10, 2004
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Raimuiro Senkitan (らいむいろ戦奇譚 ?, lit. Lime-Colored Exotic War Story) is a 13 episode anime that aired in Japan between January 5, 2003 and March 30, 2003. It is based on a hentai game by ELF, giving the series heavy doses of sexual innuendos as well as girls in both their underwear and fully nude (although covering themselves).

It has two sequels Raimuiro Ryukitan X and Raimuiro Senkitan: The South Island Dream Romantic Adventure respectively.

Contents

Story

The story takes place in 1904 (37th year of the Meiji Era) during the Russo-Japanese War in which former Japanese diplomat, Shintaro Umakai, becomes the teacher of a secret group of teenage girls, the Raimu Unit, who are based on the flying battleship Amanohara. The girl's Konjiki (supernatural powers) enables them to operate unmanned mecha named Raimu against Russian Raimu units led by Grigori Rasputin who often attack the Amanohara while it's travelling towards Port Arthur for the final battle.

Characters

Note: No company has produced an English version as yet, therefore some of these character and episode spellings may differ depending on the translator.

Main characters

  • Shintaro Umakai
Voiced by: Shin'ichiro Miki

A former Japanese diplomat for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Russia. He received his degree in teaching in Sapporo, Hokkaidō which led him to being hired as teacher for the Raimu Unit. His leaving of Russia caused his former fiancée, Sophia, to join with the Russian Spiritual Corps. Early on, and after the death of Lt. Commander Date, he became the commander of the Raimu Unit, even though he is a civilian.

Raimu Unit

  • Momen Sanada
Voiced by: Ai Shimizu

A young girl who comes from a poor family, she leaves home to find work in a nearby city, and finally ends up joining the Raimu Unit instead. Momen calls Shintaro brother because of his similarities shared with her brother. She is very active and ready to do anything for Shintaro. Momen controls the red Raimu, Yukimura (wields a sword).

  • Asa Katou
Voiced by: Kaoru Sasajima

A girl who grew up under her father as a military child and as such is a very commanding and tough person. She practices kendo and has shared a special bond with Lt. Commander Date, whom she loved as a brother. Asa controls the green Raimu, Kiyomasa (wields a staff).

  • Sarasa Honda
Voiced by: Tsubasa Otomiya

Sarasa has a fascination with Western culture, which causes her to buy, wear, and use "western" products, but which are actually made mostly in Osaka. She acts overconfident, and often hides various things about herself which may make her appear weaker to other people, such as claiming people in the West make dolls instead of origami cranes as gifts because she can't make them herself. She also has a dog named Antionette Gandhi XIII, or Angie for short. she also falls in love with her teacher. Sarasa controls the blue Raimu, Taiga (wields a pole-arm/lance).

  • Kinu Fukushima
Voiced by: Sayaka Aoki

The best friend with Asa but has a low self confidence which causes her to cry when Asa becomes forcefully verbal with her. She has special connections to the spiritual world which had enabled her to talk with spirits until Shintaro broke the bond. She also makes use of voodoo dolls quite frequently. Kinu controls the yellow/orange Raimu, Masanori (wields a gun).

  • Rinzu Kuroda
Voiced by: Yuka Aimoto

A very quiet girl, most likely from her tragic experiences early on in which her father kept her locked up like a bird in a cage after the rest of her family died. Shintaro helped Rinzu break free of her sorrow by revealing that her father had died trying to save her, instead of actually committing suicide. Rinzu controls the purple Raimu, Nagamasa (wields a bow, and is displayed as a centaur).

Minor characters

Amanohara crew

  • Captain Kaji Hyōko
Voiced by: Koji Ishii

The commanding officer aboard the Amanohara.

  • Sumi Ichijōji
Voiced by: Asako Dodo

The head doctor aboard the Amanohara. She often tries to seduce Shintaro, especially against the Raimu Unit girls.

  • Kuki
Voiced by: Satomi Koorogi

A benevolent, human form demon who gives the Amanohara the ability to fly. She is accompanied by human form Shikigami triplets who are cast as little girls.

  • Lieutenant Commander Date Masanosuke
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama

The previous commander of the Raimu Unit until he sacrificed himself to defend Sarasa from an enemy Raimu. He had a special brother-sister style bond with Asa and they often practiced kendo with each other.

Russian Spiritual Corps

Voiced by: Susumu Chiba

The leader of the Russian Spiritual Corps. He later found and recruited Sophia, Rasha, and Saten into the organization. It is believed he survived a large boulder that fell on him in the final episode, which would allow for his real death in 1916. He controlled the large black Raimu, Pyotr.

  • Sophia
Voiced by: Kumiko Yokote

The former fiancée of Shintaro. After he left her to return to Japan, she was found by Rasputin who realized her ability to manipulate her Konjiki. She was sent to the Amanohara to disrupt their activities and eventually cause Shintaro to kill the Raimu Unit girls. She failed her mission however, and was crushed by a large boulder in the final episode. Her last wish was that Shintaro live on without her. She controls a light blue Raimu and goes by the codename Veludo.

  • Rasha
Voiced by: Kaoru Morota

Her parents were believed to be rebellious Russians around the beginning of the 20th century. Her parents were thus killed by Russian soldiers or police. She was however saved by Rasputin from certain rape and death by the hands of her parents murderers. She controls a light purple Raimu as well as several minor Raimu.

  • Saten
Voiced by: Mika Kanai

The only survivor of a famine and was saved by Rasputin while she lay in the street starving and barely alive. She controls a dark red Raimu as well as several minor Raimu.

Episodes

Note: The last episode title is from Anime News Network.[1]

  1. The Girl's Academy on the Battleship
  2. Amanohara, Weigh Anchor!
  3. As a Soldier, and as a Teacher
  4. Detective Sarasa?!
  5. The Other Homeland
  6. The Peaceful Day Off
  7. A Thousand Paper Cranes
  8. I'm not Afraid of Bad Luck
  9. Little Step
  10. The Closed Heart
  11. Onii-chan's Day
  12. The Last Class
  13. Victory Bell, Echo Towards the Future

Music

Opening themes
# Transcription/Translation Performed by Episodes
Cold Flowers (凛花; Rinka) Raimu-tai All
Ending themes
# Transcription/Translation Performed by Episodes
Beyond the Sky (空のむこう; Sora no Mukō) at Gallery All

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