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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.



Ahh yes those were the days when you would come home from school turn on the tv and your favorite cartoons would be on the air. That along with Saturday morning cartoons was truly a great time in my youth.
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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?

Unfortunately i highly doubt anything muv-luv related will reach the states.
The english patch however was released in somewhere at the end of 2011 for the visual novel trilogy, if you watched TE and enjoyed it you oh it to yourself to seek the original. Total eclipse was just an advertisement for the volks tsf figures so satelight didn't take the series as serious as they should have ignoring the very heart of the series.

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Earliest memory of mecha is Saber Rider. I remember the scene vividly where the ship is shot down. Was so glad when it finally came out on DVD so many years later.

Gundam never payed much attention to until the day this new anime came on. So I turned to this show and the intro and song to gundam wing starts playing. Such a rich story for the time. I was hooked. Also the wing zero and heavy arms from endless waltz. Only mecha models I have built. Such a fan of the Wing series.
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marvell2k wrote:
Anything have any great memories of these or other series?


I watched one when I was very young about a baseball player who ends up piloting a giant robot, and, after a little research (in the Internet era), I discovered it was Gaiking. Good times, since that means I have been into mecha for literally almost as long as I have been alive.
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the Full Vernian vs. the GP02
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NebR-oeZ6QE

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the Full Vernian vs. the GP02
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NebR-oeZ6QE


You mean this GP02?

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I have seen stardust good classic, but meiya's hair is sadly what lead me to the series so you can't hate her for it.
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I always found Evangelion to be pretentious as hell.


It really is, and what makes me sad is the first couple of episodes showed so much promise. It could have been a fantastic deconstruction of the mecha genre if Anno kept his shit together. If only...
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marvell2k wrote:

I always found Evangelion to be pretentious as hell.


It really is, and what makes me sad is the first couple of episodes showed so much promise. It could have been a fantastic deconstruction of the mecha genre if Anno kept his shit together. If only...



Don't get me wrong I don't think it's terrible but I have found it to be overrated. My buddy I do my podcast with went off on the show and said he had an internet backlash years ago because of his hate for the series. He is an avid lover of Robotech though, only guy I have ever known to have read all the novels.
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Anamalous wrote:

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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Earliest memories are

Robotech (Macross)
Note: After discovering the REAL Macross, Robotech just makes me mad

Voltron (GO Lion!)
Go Lion much better than Voltron

Mecha Rocks!
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eightcar wrote:

Earliest memories are

Robotech (Macross)
Note: After discovering the REAL Macross, Robotech just makes me mad

Voltron (GO Lion!)
Go Lion much better than Voltron

Mecha Rocks!



Just another quick plug for my podcasthttp://www.comicconversations.com/3/post/2013/12/comic-conversations-episode-28-volume-6.html

I discussed the origins of mecha anime and went in depth on Voltron and Robotech. I will be doing more of these anime specials in the future so if you have feedback send me a private message with any suggestions. Our website will be undergoing a facelift in the next week so don't let the plain site scare you off.
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marvell2k wrote:
Anything have any great memories of these or other series?


I watched one when I was very young about a baseball player who ends up piloting a giant robot, and, after a little research (in the Internet era), I discovered it was Gaiking. Good times, since that means I have been into mecha for literally almost as long as I have been alive.


You know I watched this series in the form of a 90 minute movie when I was a kid and for years I did not know what it was called. It wasn't until about 6-7 years back that I found out it was called Gaiking.
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