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Post Reply Am I over a decade too late to the mecha party?
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Posted 3/27/18 , edited 3/28/18

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It has to do with Girls Und Panzer, the moe has become a cancer that I am supporting by buying merchandise since I'm not going to buy things that are made in the shape of a dude.

Hey man, don't talk smack about Girls und Panzer! That's some good shit.


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Mecha has just been around... Since the birth of anime lmfao.


Where is Gigantor when you need him? I used to watch him as a kid (in the 60's). I kind of wish they could find the original 60 episodes, I guess they were heavily laden with anti-American stuff, which would have been interesting to see and dissect these days (someone probably erased them as a face-saving measure; hopefully they are just in some anime collector's collection). Of course, as a kid, didn't even notice.

Yea, as has been said before the mecha has been around, is around, will probably be around in the future. Maybe it will just take a bit of hunting to find something that will interest you, whether it's here or elsewhere.

I liked "Kuromukuro", which was surprising since I don't consider myself a mecha fan, don't know if it will interest you, but there's a start anyway.



I like how Macross looks, and I might give the OG Gundam and Mazinger Z a chance.

Edit: Kuromukuro looks cool. Samurai with Mecha? Hmm I'm intrigued lol. Thanks elder!

If you do end up watching Macross and Gundam you might like watching Martian Successor Nadesico afterwards. I thought it was a pretty good satire.
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Posted 3/27/18 , edited 3/27/18
No; however, you certainly do have a very skewed perception of what "waifus" are, and your idea of when the "best girl" premise and overt fanservice began is questionable, to say the least. Table-kun... Look me in the eyes and tell me that Code Geass and Gurren Lagann belong in a category labeled, "prior to the advent of sexualized adolescents." Can you really say that with a straight face?
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Posted 3/27/18 , edited 3/28/18
There are good mecha anime being made still...

I just think its like any other genre - there's a lot of crap that comes out to try to capitalize on the success of a couple good shows. There've been some dry spells, sure, but there's been enough good new stuff in the past 3-4 years I don't think good anime (or good mecha anime) have stopped being produced.
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Posted 3/27/18 , edited 3/28/18

mecha anime within the past 5 years:

Robotics;Notes (2012-13)
Kakumeiki Valvrave(2013)
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (2013)
Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince (2013)
Gundam Build Fighters (2013–14)
Aldnoah.Zero (2014–15)
Cross Ange (2014–15)
Kenzen Robo Daimidaler (2014)
Knights of Sidonia (2014–15)
Gundam Reconguista in G (2014-15)
Gundam Build Fighters Try (2014–15)
M3 the dark metal (2014)
Argevollen(2014)
Captain Earth(2014)
Nobunaga the Fool(2014)
Buddy Complex(2014)
Comet Lucifer (2015)
Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor(2015)
Heavy Object(2015)
Aquarion Logos(2015)
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (2015-16)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (2015-16)
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (2015-16)
Kuromukuro (2016)
Macross Delta(2016)
Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars(2016)
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096(2016)
Schwarzesmarken(2016)
Active Raid(2016)
Bubuki Buranki(2016)
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut(2016)
Knights & Magic(2017)
Darling in the FranXX(2018)


sorry you forgot one of the best ones which sadly does never get any recognition whatsoever, namely....

SHINKALION!!!
Posted 3/28/18 , edited 3/28/18
Screw what people may think today, I love Evangelion and the like in spite of it being before my time . The ecchi idol stuff always made money and because its what it's fans like it always will, but it isn't everything or everybody.
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Posted 3/28/18 , edited 3/28/18
FMP season 3 is about to air when season 2 aired 13 years ago, so I don't think it's dead.

But I HATE this whole moe phase that's taken over the anime industry. It's as if the authors draw a random theme out of a hat, and then say "Now with moe and slice of life." and spit out the redundant garbage that's being aired every season.

But who am I to talk? I LOVE romcom anime (I wouldn't watch FMP if it didn't have the rom-com elements it has), so I'm just the pot calling the kettle black in this situation.

Either way:
Invisible war means that mecha isn't dead.
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Posted 3/28/18 , edited 3/28/18

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mecha anime within the past 5 years:

Robotics;Notes (2012-13)
Kakumeiki Valvrave(2013)
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (2013)
Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince (2013)
Gundam Build Fighters (2013–14)
Aldnoah.Zero (2014–15)
Cross Ange (2014–15)
Kenzen Robo Daimidaler (2014)
Knights of Sidonia (2014–15)
Gundam Reconguista in G (2014-15)
Gundam Build Fighters Try (2014–15)
M3 the dark metal (2014)
Argevollen(2014)
Captain Earth(2014)
Nobunaga the Fool(2014)
Buddy Complex(2014)
Comet Lucifer (2015)
Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor(2015)
Heavy Object(2015)
Aquarion Logos(2015)
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (2015-16)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (2015-16)
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (2015-16)
Kuromukuro (2016)
Macross Delta(2016)
Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars(2016)
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096(2016)
Schwarzesmarken(2016)
Active Raid(2016)
Bubuki Buranki(2016)
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut(2016)
Knights & Magic(2017)
Darling in the FranXX(2018)


Also Majin; Bone and one whose name escapes me, a mecha comedy about an 18 year old loudmouth who works for his grandmother in his village's onsen and is told he has to pilot the village mecha. Of course he doesn't want to since he beats things up with his fists and enjoys it. Oh and it's a triangle or harem . It was a fun view and pure mecha comedy gold.
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Posted 3/28/18 , edited 3/28/18

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... and one whose name escapes me, a mecha comedy about an 18 year old loudmouth who works for his grandmother in his village's onsen and is told he has to pilot the village mecha. Of course he doesn't want to since he beats things up with his fists and enjoys it. Oh and it's a triangle or harem .

Dai-Shogun Great Revolution.
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Posted 3/28/18 , edited 3/28/18

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neugenx wrote:
... and one whose name escapes me, a mecha comedy about an 18 year old loudmouth who works for his grandmother in his village's onsen and is told he has to pilot the village mecha. Of course he doesn't want to since he beats things up with his fists and enjoys it. Oh and it's a triangle or harem .

Dai-Shogun Great Revolution.


Yes, that's it thank you! It was a fun ride.
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Posted 3/28/18 , edited 3/28/18

Alezorc wrote:
sorry you forgot one of the best ones which sadly does never get any recognition whatsoever, namely....

SHINKALION!!!


neugenx wrote:
Also Majin; Bone and one whose name escapes me, a mecha comedy about an 18 year old loudmouth who works for his grandmother in his village's onsen and is told he has to pilot the village mecha. Of course he doesn't want to since he beats things up with his fists and enjoys it. Oh and it's a triangle or harem . It was a fun view and pure mecha comedy gold.

well, I knew there were some I was going to miss. this list is also primarily TV anime, with a few of the bigger named OVA series (gundam), and I didn't include some of the movie series that are out there, either (Code Geass). my post was primarily to make a point that mecha anime isn't dead yet, and there are still quite a few of them coming out.

although sadly there wasn't a whole hell of a lot for 2017, but 2018 is already shaping up to have good quality mecha, especially with the re-emergence of FMP
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Posted 3/28/18 , edited 3/28/18
I also didn't include Break Blade TV (2014) as it was just an edited for TV version of the movie series from 2010-2011.

Break Blade also worked better as the movie series than it did as a TV series.
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Posted 3/28/18 , edited 3/28/18
Gigguk is a good with humor but uneducated when it comes to criticism, as he tends to offer little more than embellished tropes.

This isn't all that useful to what you're asking, but my thought is this: Are giant robot suits still able to represent the intersection of technological and historical progress? Because the world has a very different mood about technology than it did during and after the Space Race. Though they didn't spring upon us suddenly, the internet and smartphones changed the world dramatically - and now our collective technological imagination moves along different axes than it used to: I don't know when the first "trapped in a video game" story was told - though now I'm reminded of ReBoot, which apparently has a remake coming out in two days. Was it Tron? Giant robots are human technology writ large and hopeful; these days that kind of thing feels naive to us. Now technology is small, complicated, and intrusive.
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Posted 3/28/18 , edited 3/28/18

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Are giant robot suits still able to represent the intersection of technological and historical progress?

considering giant robots (not necessarily as they are represented in anime.... at least not yet) have moved to science fact instead of science fiction, I'd say yes. humanity doesn't have the technology to make smaller powered armor just yet, but there is exoskeleton and even mobility enhancing prototypes devices for the handicapped.
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Posted 3/28/18 , edited 3/29/18

aidenraine wrote:

also, upcoming mecha anime:

Juushinki Pandora(spring 2018)
Gundam Build Divers(spring 2018)
Uchuu Senkan Tiramisù(spring 2018)
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory(spring 2018)
Planet With(summer 2018)
Revisions(winter 2019?)



You forgot two Trigger Mecha anime coming soon:
SSSS Gridman (Fall 2018)
Promare 2019(?)
Posted 3/28/18 , edited 3/28/18

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Evangelion killed it.

Thank you and have a nice day. :^)


How? It just happened to reveal a hidden dark side to mecha, the same way Puella Magi Madoka Magica did the dark side to magical girls. So how can Eva kill mecha?


You're right. It, in fact, spawned a whole new era of mecha in the form of numerous ripoffs. The best of which, I'd say, is RahXephon. "Rah Rah?" -Quon Kisaragi (damn that bitch fine)

Anyways, I think Eva mastered mecha. I can't really say that, from my own point of view, there is a more profound mecha anime or a more intense mindfuck anime. If not for Evangelion, anime may have died in the 90s and would never have come back. And really, you're not late to the party because look at Gundam. It's still going and Darling in the Franx has done its part to keep mecha going in the current times.
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