Aura Battler Dunbine is a TV series that aried in Japan from 1983-1984. Directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, its staff includes mechanical designers Kazutaka Miyatake and Yutaka Izubuchi, character/mechanical designer Tomonori Kogawa and composer Katsuhiro Tsubonou. The story focuses on Shou Zama, a Japanese teenager who is pulled into the fantasy world Byston Well and becomes an aura battler pilot fighting against the imperial ambitions of Drake Luft. The series was followed by various novels written by Tomino, as well as multiple OVA sequels. The TV series was originally released on home video in North America by ADV Films, but it has since been re-released by Sentai Filmworks.
NOTE: Units indicated with an asterisk (*) are available in Burke’s All the World’s Aura Battlers or Burke’s Fighting Ships & Vehicles format.
Notes on Dunbine Specs Categories
Luft tons (Lt): A unit of weight where one Luft ton is roughly equivalent to a ton.
Rill: A unit used to indicate speed or distance. The term is derived from rivers and streams. In distance, its base is determined by the length a person has to walk to reach the mouth of a river to its source. In speed, it is approximately 3-5 kph.
Aura conversion performance: A number that indicates the efficiency of aura response. The higher the number, the greater the mobility and output of a unit with a small amount of aura.
Basic aura power: The minimum amount of aura required to power a machine.
Maximum aura power: The highest amount of aura power that an aura converter can absorb. Exceeding that limit will produce no visible effects.