Post Reply [Disc] Why is Mecha so Popular??
Posted 1/2/16
With so many super powered shows in the anime world why is it that Mecha is so popular as a genre? Please tell us your feelings below!
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Posted 1/3/16
MECHA MECHA MECHA. Forward the way. Its probably to do with watching mecha at a young age. Mecha has always fascinated me at a young age. I have no idea why. It's probably the feeling of wanting to control one and wrecking havoc to enemy forces.
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Posted 1/3/16
in my opinion i know that i will never have super powers say the ability to fly without a plane, the strength to pick up cars however i don't need any of these powers to pilot a suit and with technology emerging at the rate it is now it is also possible within my life time that a Mecha suit may be invented.
Posted 1/3/16
For myself, Mecha is growing in popularity due to the fact that from the originals which were already amazing for a new concept like Gundam & Evangelion is the creativity with them, by making the Gundam series follow a more customisable approach and give merchandise owners a sense of originality of their creations.

Furthermore, I always loved the explosions, and the combat and how gracefully it was captured in the anime format. As well as 'Mecha' roles in anime, as with Danball Senki series, it was customisable Mini Mechs, but literally 'everyone' could have one due to it being remote control and not being needed in military based and requiring specific training.
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Posted 2/27/16
Because we humans tend to love technology and an awesome robot suit seems to me like the pinnacle of high techy-ness.
Posted 2/27/16
I think it depends on the culture behind the Mecha though that really interests us. using a video I watched on YouTube by 'Gaijin Goomba' literally he explains that Western cultured (American) Mechs are more lethargic, but mass-hulking machines of ammunition and weapons of mass destruction where as the Japanese cultured Mechs are more graceful and agile, built to be piloted by experienced pilots and related pilots that can pilot well.
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Posted 8/14/16
Evangelion is pretty much my gospel I can't say for other mecha but I loved the philosophical and existential questions asked, and the way it explored depression, misanthropy and individuality. As a medium, mecha with its giant robots creates a sense of purpose, like the characters are part of something bigger and fighting for the good of humanity.
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Posted 8/15/16

MagicalUsagi wrote:

Evangelion is pretty much my gospel I can't say for other mecha but I loved the philosophical and existential questions asked, and the way it explored depression, misanthropy and individuality. As a medium, mecha with its giant robots creates a sense of purpose, like the characters are part of something bigger and fighting for the good of humanity.


I like how a girl this smart has a status of: lazy summers *grins*
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Posted 8/15/16


To Magicalusagi if you like existential anime i recommend ghost in the shell as that deals with the big question of what is sentient life does it have to be flesh or will technology get to the point that A.I. is just as intelligent as humans if not more so, another good philosophical anime is Akira which shines a light on how humans can be destructive and as we advance so does the destructive power until we become one with the universe and reach enlightenment.

There is a reason why Evangelion is held in such high regard and others are not always as deep i like full metal panic which has a more humorous side to the genre but also has elements action and the stress put upon the main pilot to succeed in his mission with technology that responds to your emotional strength and looks at his troubled past as a child forced to fight in a war torn country
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