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Posted 12/30/13
Now most people who grew up in the U.S. and over the age of 28 are very familiar with mecha anime such as the Force Five series which featured Grendizer(Grandizer), Gaiking, etc. as well as arguably the most famous to air in the U.S. Golion(Voltron). But we also had the classic Macross(Robotech). Those were the days. . . not that modern mecha anime is terrible or anything. Anything have any great memories of these or other series?
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I remember watching Robotech on Cartoon Network back in ... (I can't remember if it was elementary school or junior high). It reminded me of Transformers.

Good times
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Here is a little podcast with a little history on mecha, voltron, and robotech.

http://www.comicconversations.com/3/post/2013/12/comic-conversations-episode-28-volume-6.html
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I have the opposite of a good memory?

My Sister, Brother, and I were generally critical of the shows we watched. I mean, Gundam Wing was one of those shows that we didn't dare watch, as dear god did we dislike it. I'm a mecha person, and I didn't watch it!

Comparatively, we spent today re-watching the Cell Games of Dragonball Z....for the third time this year. We're an odd family.

One day a few years back, in high school, this came back to bite me. Everybody started talking about anime they've seen, with the big conversation starting at Dragonball Z, but moving onto Gundam Wing. And dear god was I out of my depth when Gundam Wing came up. It was one of those classic stories of not fitting in because you didn't know what everybody was talking about moments.

That'a my mecha story of the day, I'm not old enough to remember shows I didn't see!
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Posted 12/31/13
I didn't watch any mecha anime when I was young; in fact, the first mecha anime I watched may have been Code Geass, which is from 2006, so it's pretty recent. That anime kept me on the tip of my toes the entire way through! I loved it.
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voltes v...soo old
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Posted 12/31/13 , edited 12/31/13
Big O!!! ACTION!!! The Big O was definitely my favorite.
Also, Megas XLR for those around my age.
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Blue gender, G gundam, Evangelion are what got me started.
Blue gender is really what sealed the deal for me however when i later discovered the Muv-luv trilogy and Starship trooper books.

It's funny how whatever you decide to watch can change you, or eventually lead up into a drastic change in your taste.
If it wasn't for Blue gender i wouldn't have discovered the vn trilogy muv-luv and thus go from liking mecha to being crazy about it.
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I remember watching Gundam Wing and G Gundam back in the golden days of Toonami. I only watched it for the mecha though, I couldn't get Wing's story at all. (I actually fell asleep watching Endless Waltz.) I also remember how disappointed I was when I built my first Gundam model. It was a 144 HG Wing Gundam...and boy did it come out ugly. I didn't have the proper tools to make it, so I ripped the parts out of the trays with my fingers. That was a painful afternoon...in more ways than one. I've been a huge mecha nerd ever since I got into Gundam. I just love watching giant robots beat the shit out of each other. It's just so amusing to me.
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Posted 12/31/13

fluffykun011 wrote:

Blue gender, G gundam, Evangelion are what got me started.
Blue gender is really what sealed the deal for me however when i later discovered the muv-luv trilogy and starship trooper books.

It's funny how whatever you decide to watch can change you, or eventually lead up into a drastic change in your taste.
If it wasn't for that one anime, "blue gender" i wouldn't have discovered the vn trilogy muv-luv and thus go from liking mecha to being crazy about it.


Oh Evangelion, How you scared the shit out of me as a child. Also I love your avatar.
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DistorteDContacT wrote:
Oh Evangelion, How you scared the shit out of me as a child.

If it wasn't Evangelion tv, the movie the end of Evangelion made sure to finish the job.

DistorteDContacT wrote:
Also I love your avatar.

It's from muv-luv total eclipse it had its highs and low's but mostly low's, the real magic is in the visual novel . Still TE wasn't bad for an anime, just horrendous in comparison to the origin of the series.




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Posted 12/31/13

fluffykun011 wrote:



If it wasn't Evangelion tv, the movie the end of Evangelion made sure to finish the job.


It's from muv-luv total eclipse it had its highs and low's but mostly low's, the real magic is in the visual novel . Still TE wasn't bad for an anime, just horrendous in comparison to the origin of the series.






All I saw was Eva 01 eating Zeruel. Just that alone scared me, I have no idea how I would've handled EoE. I watched TE earlier this year. I seriously dig the action in it. Are any of the visual novels published in the states? Or anything muvluv related?
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Posted 12/31/13
I always found Evangelion to be pretentious as hell.
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Yeah. I remember watching the Force Five stuff. But, then Robotech (Macross) came on in syndication. (Yes little boys and girls. At one time broadcast stations showed cartoons in the afternoons.) It was amazing compared to everything else on at the time. I still remember my mom watching a couple of episodes with me, and she said it was good. It was among the first cartoon shows that had an actual and clear story arc. You didn't have the villain/enemy robot/monster of the weak. You had opponents with clear motivations and personalities. When you consider that even most live action TV shows at the time didn't have this, it was truly stunning.

As I've gotten older, I've gotten a new standard for the shows I watched in the past. Can I watch them today and still enjoy them? If so, then I consider them true classics. Both Macross and Mospeada fall into that category.
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in short, the death of Euphy, and the main character Lelouch in code geass......Those two deaths were the first to make me cry in an anime or at least tear up a little!
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