Years before experimenting with CG animation and making recent titles such as the Appleseed movie series and Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Shinji Aramaki was of and still is one of the most influential mechanical designers in the Anime industry. Working in such titles as Genesis Climber MOSPEADA, Bubblegum Crisis, Halo Legends, Project Blue Earth SOS, Megazone 23 etc. you can see how much attention to detail is put into the look of each mechanical or robotic design which is why I’ve always praised and admired him both as a designer and a filmmaker for the work he has contributed. For his second and also solo directorial work Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 stands as being his only work in an OVA and one he not only directed but written as well. This is sadly one of his works that had there been more to it in terms of story and character, it would have left more of an impression because it clearly shows.