What if the Powered Suit from “Hot Space Cowboys” was in Super Robot Wars? An ability showcase.
Hot Space Cowboys, originally released as “Ginga Teikoku no Metsubou Gaiden: Aoki Ookami-tachi no Densetsu” or “Downfall of the Galactic Empire Side Story: Legend of the Blue Wolves” is a single episode Real Robot OVA centered around gay romance. The OVA was created primarily for gay men, and even collaborated with Japan’s first and longest running gay men’s magazine, Barazoku. The full “X” version of the OVA is pornographic, but a non-pornographic “R” cut was also released.
Set in a future where humanity is under attack from a seemingly invincible extraterrestrial force known as Apocalypse, the story follows Jonathan Tyberius at a training camp for the pilots of the next generation of combat mecha. While he quickly bonds with his roommate at the camp, Leonard Schteinberg, Jonathan is also targeted by he The OVA ends with a clear sequel hook, although no sequel was created.
Despite being something of a niche work, the talent involved in the OVA may be familiar to fans of more mainstream mecha anime. The mecha were designed by Makoto Kobayashi, also known for mecha design in Gundam ZZ, while the characters were designed by Satoshi Hirayama, who had also designed the characters for anime such as Goshogun. The music for the OVA was composed by Masamichi Amano, who was also composing for Giant Robo: The Animation. Jonathan and Leonard are voiced by Takehito Koyasu and Toshiyuki Morikawa, also known for playing Tekkaman Evil and Tekkaman Blade.
It should be cautioned that the OVA contains depictions of sexual abuse that may be triggering to some viewers.
For clarity, the subtitles here are not mine.
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