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35 / M / South Carolina
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Posted 7/15/10
Generally I am not biased twords any mecha anime, but ever since I watch Evangelion the series and the two films I feel such a frustration that I have not watched any mecha anime since. Evangelion does supply amazing fight scenes and some interesting plot points, but overall I have never witnessed more characters in one show fail to evolve and grow into whats needed. In the end your just left with this empathetic sense of self loathing and general feelings of being very pathetic. The male protagonist actually debates weather to save the world because he has daddy issues?
Are you serious, total failure as a human being. The series ends with him as he was in the beginning a heap of living breathing flesh without a purpose...sigh. Anyone else have opinions? I did enjoy linebarrels of iron, started out slow, but the ending is a huge payoff. Dragonaughts was kinda korny, but the over enphesized love story made up for some casual flaws. I know eureka seven also had a unique take on this genre, though I felt the general direction and story pandered every now and then. There are others that I enjoyed deluding portions of various gundum series and some I cannot remember to name directly, but tell me what you guys think.
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43 / M / Oklahoma, USA
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Posted 7/15/10
One Mecha anime, I enjoyed was Vandread.

But all you need is a giant metal robot for a mecha anime.
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Posted 7/15/10
thats how you know it was good it gets people to talk about it
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35 / M / South Carolina
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Vandread was really good, I liked the concept of sex segragation, male planet, female planet, good stuff, though a season two would have been nice to tie things up and let the dust settle.
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35 / M / South Carolina
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And that is people's attitude, my point being that you have to do more to avoid cookie cutter anime syndrome. An anime series can be entertaining and good if it has a generic storyline and cast, but it will never be truly great. I watch it all and I just think that a giant robot needs a little help from the story and the cast to keep it interesting beyond the fight scenes.
Posted 7/15/10
Gurren lagann is good.
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23 / M / ATL, GA
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Posted 7/15/10
Im sure you've heard of Code Geass... but if you havent tried it, i suggest you watch it.
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35 / M / South Carolina
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Posted 7/15/10
Guren Lagen was pretty good, only thing I didnt like is how they imprison the main character and release him when all hell breaks loose and expect him to fix it. Its like he was the one that propelled them into the situation were poeple had freedom to begin with and then they throw away the key? Something about it really got to me
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35 / M / South Carolina
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Posted 7/15/10
Code Geass was pretty amazing, The main character was very charismatic and the anime succeeded in building tension rarely seen in anime much less a mecha. Maybe thats why when I started this discussion Code Geass did not even register, because to me the elements in Code Geass surpass the premise of the mecha. Its like the mech is just one of the mechanics of the story, and while its a focus it doesnt draw away focus from the story, it only serves to enhance it.
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20 / F / Greece
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Posted 7/16/10
I don't really like Mecha Amimes.Maybe because I don't like robots that much.
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24 / F / Ontario
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Posted 7/16/10
Macross Frontier, Code Geass, annnnd Char's Counterattack
were the only Mecha's I had ever seen and they were quite enjoyable !
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24 / M / Philippines
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Posted 7/16/10 , edited 7/16/10
This kind of anime is one of the hardest type of anime to attract audiences especially those who aren't anime fans. I like Code Geass,Vandread,GurrenLagann though.

The other genre which really is hard to attract audiences even for anime fans are those supernatural type that discusses about demon slaying and stuff.
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27 / M / Sun City CA
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Posted 7/16/10
One mecha anime i really got into and loved was Solty Rei, i love how the story changes twords the end!
Posted 7/16/10
Evangelion barely counts as a mecha anime. It definitely isn't a good representation of the genre. You either get it or you don't. As for me, I don't particularly like ordinary mecha, but Evangelion is great. I didn't really care for the action scenes since the show isn't about the action seeing as how many episodes have only dialogue then the last scenes or so contain the action.

I can't get into regular mecha, but if they have a lot of melodrama I can put up with it. I couldn't get into Gundam 00, but perhaps only the first fourth of the series is slow paced in the drama department? I had a friend who said Seed was horrid and 00 was great because of the action, but I reckon it is the other way around, imo.
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Posted 7/16/10
Mecha is dieing :[ so sad.... V.V its just teens with issues nowadays and a sprinkle of shyness , cuteness and hotness to make the anime better.
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