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EL-01 Housaku

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General and Technical Data

Model number: EL-01
Code name: Housaku
Unit type: agricultural labor
Manufacturer: Eseki Agricultural Machines
Operator: civilians
Rollout: December 1997 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 7.13 meters; overall width 4.65 meters
Weight: standard 6.98 metric tons; full 7.66 metric tons
Armor materials: fiber reinforced plastic; aluminum
Powerplant: unknown
Maximum weight lifting capacity: 1.50 metric tons
Minimum revolving radius: 4.2 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The EL-01 Housaku was an agricultural labor manufactured by Eseki Agricultural Machines. The Housaku was mainly used in conjunction with rice crops. A group of civilians used a Housaku in Demon Haunt Village in opposition to a plan to knock down an ancient tree to construct a highway. A Housaku was also part of the personal labor collection of Tokyo yakuza boss Naoya Fujioka. Fujioka piloted his Housaku outside the SV2 station house in an attempt to show off his fumbling progress in labor piloting to Noa Izumi.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Naoya Fujioka
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

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Director:

Naoyuki Yoshinaga

Writer(s):
Kazunori Ito
Mamoru Oshii
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Naoto Kimura
Tetsuo Takahashi
Michiko Yokote
Hibari Arisu

Mechanical Designer(s):
Yutaka Izubuchi
Yoshinori Sayama

Character Designer:
Akemi Takada

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

Airdates:
Japan 10.11.1989 – 09.26.1990

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