Anime in 1987 be epic! Test Footage for “Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01”, directed by Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed, 2004 / Appleseed Ex Machina, 2007 / Space Pirate Captain Harlock, 2013 / Evangelion: Another Impact, 2014), with Key Animator: 庵野秀明 Hideaki Anno - who is best known for his part in creating the popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
The days before computer-generated-imaging … heck, before computer-anything, really!
WHAT-IS: "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 animated by Hideaki Anno. It has been licensed in the United States by AnimEigo 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." (Wiki)
(Madox-01 illustration via jump-gate.tumblr.com