Where do I classify Gun X Sword?
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So I am currently on episode 11 of Gun X Sword, and the only classification of mecha I can find for the series is just a hybrid one, similar to Neon Genesis Evangelion. You know? If it abandoned all the Judeo-Christian imagery and replaced it with spaghetti western elements, a la Trigun.

And, I can tell, because Dann of Thursday is primarily a super robot, mostly because it specializes in melee and looks sleek and over-the-top. As for Volkain, it would have been primarily real robot, because it looks more rustic than Dann and uses guns as its main weapon of choice.

Right?
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Based on my experience using the units in the Super Robot Wars games, I am going to lean towards Super Robot on this one.
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Gun x Sword is essentially Trigun with Mecha. I would classify it as whatever Trigun is classified as since the story tends to follow that paradigm.
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xxJing wrote:

Gun x Sword is essentially Trigun with Mecha. I would classify it as whatever Trigun is classified as since the story tends to follow that paradigm.


So essentially, just a spaghetti western, right?

I only went to Gun X Sword mostly for the mecha, and not so much the spaghetti western setting. This is why I would have wanted to find out if it was either a super robot or real robot series.

Not that there wouldn't be anything wrong with Trigun, or just plain any other anime with guns. On the contrary, because of my exposure to team objective first-person shooters like Overwatch, Battlefield, and Counter Strike, I have a much better appreciation for guns now -- both in video games and anime alike -- than I used to in the past. Almost to the point that whatever I used to enjoy about melee combat, like in One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, Bleach, and Naruto, just wouldn't appeal to me as much now as in the past, even though there isn't anything wrong with melee combat.

And, it's why I'd appreciate real robot anime, as well, like Gundam, Code Geass, Cross Ange, and Full Metal Panic, because they primarily wield guns the same way super robots like Dann from Gun X Sword, as well as others like Gurren Lagann, Tauburn, and Go Lion/Voltron, primarily wield melee weapons.
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100% awesome.
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Commander_PonyShep wrote:


xxJing wrote:

Gun x Sword is essentially Trigun with Mecha. I would classify it as whatever Trigun is classified as since the story tends to follow that paradigm.


So essentially, just a spaghetti western, right?

I only went to Gun X Sword mostly for the mecha, and not so much the spaghetti western setting. This is why I would have wanted to find out if it was either a super robot or real robot series.

Not that there wouldn't be anything wrong with Trigun, or just plain any other anime with guns. On the contrary, because of my exposure to team objective first-person shooters like Overwatch, Battlefield, and Counter Strike, I have a much better appreciation for guns now -- both in video games and anime alike -- than I used to in the past. Almost to the point that whatever I used to enjoy about melee combat, like in One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, Bleach, and Naruto, just wouldn't appeal to me as much now as in the past, even though there isn't anything wrong with melee combat.

And, it's why I'd appreciate real robot anime, as well, like Gundam, Code Geass, Cross Ange, and Full Metal Panic, because they primarily wield guns the same way super robots like Dann from Gun X Sword, as well as others like Gurren Lagann, Tauburn, and Go Lion/Voltron, primarily wield melee weapons.


Gun x Sword is about as much mecha as Power Rangers is. The mecha in Gun x Sword are largely used in the same fashion, a monster of the week fight at the end of the episode.
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xxJing wrote:


Commander_PonyShep wrote:


xxJing wrote:

Gun x Sword is essentially Trigun with Mecha. I would classify it as whatever Trigun is classified as since the story tends to follow that paradigm.


So essentially, just a spaghetti western, right?

I only went to Gun X Sword mostly for the mecha, and not so much the spaghetti western setting. This is why I would have wanted to find out if it was either a super robot or real robot series.

Not that there wouldn't be anything wrong with Trigun, or just plain any other anime with guns. On the contrary, because of my exposure to team objective first-person shooters like Overwatch, Battlefield, and Counter Strike, I have a much better appreciation for guns now -- both in video games and anime alike -- than I used to in the past. Almost to the point that whatever I used to enjoy about melee combat, like in One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, Bleach, and Naruto, just wouldn't appeal to me as much now as in the past, even though there isn't anything wrong with melee combat.

And, it's why I'd appreciate real robot anime, as well, like Gundam, Code Geass, Cross Ange, and Full Metal Panic, because they primarily wield guns the same way super robots like Dann from Gun X Sword, as well as others like Gurren Lagann, Tauburn, and Go Lion/Voltron, primarily wield melee weapons.


Gun x Sword is about as much mecha as Power Rangers is. The mecha in Gun x Sword are largely used in the same fashion, a monster of the week fight at the end of the episode.


So super robot, right?
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