New Story of Aura Battler Dunbine, also known as The Tale of Neo Byston Well, is a three episode anime OVA released in 1988. It is a sequel to the TV Series Dunbine, set roughly 700 years after the events of the show. It is also the second show set in the fictional medieval land of Byston Well, and is followed by Garzey's Wing and Wings of Rean.
It was directed by Toshifumi Takizawa (Samurai 7).
700 years have passed since the great war involving Aura Machines ended. In his attempt to conquer Byston Well, the Black Knight Rabaan kidnaps the princess of the nation Baran-Baran – a nation said to hold a legendary treasure. Rabaan also captures Shion, a young hunter.
Shion and the princess, Remul, escape from Rabaan's castle and return to their homeland. There, they find out that the Baran-Baran treasure is actually a powerful Aura Battler, Sirbine.
Riding the Sirbine, Shion fights against Rabaan's evil forces.
- Shion Zaba
- Voiced by Shigeru Nakahara
- The protagonist of the story, Shion is a young man from Baran-Baran. After being captured by Rabaan, he and Remul escape with the help of a fairy, Silky Mau. He pilots the Sirbine, a powerful Aura Battler, against Rabaan's forces. He is actually the reincarnation of Shō Zama from the original TV series.
- Remul Jilfird
- Voiced by Yoshino Takamori
- Princess of Baran-Baran, Remul's family were tasked with the job of guarding the Sirbine. She is the reincarnation of Rimul Luft.
- Silky Mau
- Voiced by Keiko Yokozawa
- Silky is a Ferario (faerie) which was captured by Shion at the beginning of the series, but decides to help him after he releases her. Silky was the Ferario captured and used by Drake Luft in the original Dunbine to draw aura warriors from Upper Earth.
- Rabaan Zaramand
- Voiced by Shō Hayami
- The self-proclaimed "Black Knight", Rabaan rides the Aura Battler "Zwauth". He leads an army to conquest Byston Well. He is the reincarnation of Burne Bannings.
- Beraana Gariaha
- Voiced by Shinobu Adachi
- A female warrior, she is a subordinate of Rabaan's. She's the reincarnation of Garalia Nyamhee.
- Shott Weapon
- Voiced by Masahiko Tanaka
- A mysterious being who seems to have an ulterior motive. The only 'survivor' in Byston Well from the original Dunbine series.
- "Last No"
- Performed by Midori Karashima. Used as ending theme for the 1st episode.
- "Colored Monologue" (モノローグを染めて Monorōgu wo Somete?)
- Performed by Midori Karashima. Used as ending theme for the 2nd and 3rd episodes.
- Original Creation - Yoshiyuki Tomino
- Director - Toshifumi Takizawa
- Writer - Yoshitake Suzuki
- Character Designer - Takehiko Itō
- Mecha Designer - Yutaka Izubuchi
- Animation Director - Moriyasu Tanikuchi
- Art Director - Eiji Hirakawa
- Sound Director - Sadayoshi Fujino
- Composer - Reijoru Koroku