New Tomino fan here. I've been wondering, are Tomino's other shows as deep as G-Reco? By that I mean, do they all have the same subtle sort of dialogue that, to the untrained eye, seems completely random, but actually reveals itself to be quite clever after a bit of thought? Stuff like how "The world isn't square" has a double meaning to it, expressing the existence of differing philosophies while simultaneously making an observation about the immediate conflict at hand, or how Raraiya throwing an apple represents the difference in values between the two cultures. Just for a couple examples. I really like that about G-Reco, and am hoping I can look forward to more of the same when I watch Tomino's other works. Pic hopefully related.
What you're looking for is Garzeys Wing and Turn A Gundam.
Both Tomino's finest works that have everything you want. Although, I'd recommend Garzeys Wing dubbed because the sub acting was actually pretty poor for once.
After those two, watch Overman King Gainer as it's got a similar vibe to G Reco.
Brain Powered is garbage though.
>New Tomino fan here.
> I've been wondering, are Tomino's other shows as deep as G-Reco?
Yeah, Brain Powered was just the first example that came to mind. I don't know anything about it but I like the OP song.
I know this is /m/, a place where shitposting runs rampant, but I just want to say I'm not out to troll anyone. This is a serious question from a big fan of G-Reco who otherwise doesn't have much experience with Tomino. So thank you, >>11945871, for the serious answer. Turn A in particular I've always meant to try but I feel like I'd appreciate it more with more Gundam under my belt.
Brain Powerd isn't really deep. It's just more character focused, really weird, and has ultimately a very simple theme and message. It's a show about family, and everybody has family issues.
I think due to the post-Evangelion wave people confused more character-psychology-focused shows with trying to have a deep message.
Then again, I didn't think Evangelion was particularly deep either, although I haven't watched EoE because I liked the TV ending. The imagery is just nonsense to look cool, it has no actual meaning. The last two episodes just has a bunch of vague budget-saving imagery for you to stare at while it just literally states what the characters are thinking.
Ideon isn't really that deep though, not until near the end. And it's certainly not as much as the slow realization late in one of his other shows that "oh holy shit the main character is fucking insane".
I legitimately thought CCA was "deep", and I agree with most of Char's views.
Tomino sure likes to put little details im his shows
does someone have another one like this two?
I wouldn't say only Tomino does it, but it definitely has something to do with his scripts playing out more like theater than animation.
Daitarn 3, yeah.
Like how Zambot is basically Kappei slowly becoming less of a little shit only to have everything ripped away, Daitarn is basically Banjo gathering up bitches and bros with his charisma and heroism, but is ultimately revealed to be at least as much of a monster as his enemies are.
Zeta was all about him being pushed to become his father's son for the sake of the AEUG.
CCA is about him taking it too far after being convinced man could force humanity to evolve.
The AEUG has a habit of using people recklessly.
Eureka 7 is widely recommended. Same character designer as G-Reco, incidentally. Sexy, sexy mechs. Does drag in places due to being about 10 episodes too long, unfortunately. Avoid the movie and sequel at all costs; they will shit on everything you love.
I don't think CCA is particularly deep but I do think it has a strong message which helps the narrative. It feels like a nice culmination of everything before it even if it does feel really rush.
Seriously, the worst part about the movie and AO are probably that, while they're already pretty fucking terrible on their own, they shit on the original in so many ways while doing it. Especially the movie, since AO at least followed SOME of the same major themes E7 did even if they did it while flying around with a fucking retcon gun, the biggest textbook example of a Gary Stu I have ever watched with my own two eyes, and
>Then again, I didn't think Evangelion was particularly deep either, although I haven't watched EoE because I liked the TV ending.
"Get a life, you dolt" is a pretty meaningful message to an audience obsessed with cartoons, I think.
but the execution is painfully obvious without subtlety. Anno just rehashes ideas and themes used earlier in the mecha genre because early mecha shows and stuff like Tomino is what influenced him.
King Gainer is pretty great
Best opening ever
Man, this isn't even a case of someone being intentionally obtuse. You just missed some incredibly obvious sarcasm and then went on to call the other person a retard, as the icing on the cake. Just, wow.
Some time I feel like dropping a asteroid on earth, Do you ever have that feeling?
>Gainer was done by the guy who did Geass and VVV and ha been cited by Tomino by being a failure.
I really tend to doubt Tomino has ever said that. Sounds more like you're bitter as fuck.
He wrote bits and pieces of most of his shows, but Zeta is the only show that was primarily written by Tomino.
Which might be why all the characters are insufferable and the dialogue always sounds stilted as fuck.
"Tony Stark" is what some silly westerners call Iron Man.
I seriously recommend BrainPowerd, op. It's one of my favorites. You're not going to understand 90% of what the hell is going on at first, but just keep watching and questioning. It's worth it, yo.
Which is why we mecha fans have no shame when it comes to piracy !
(Bakabt.me to find what you're lookin' for, eh)
Unless something way too deep for me happened and I'm forgetting it, he's probably referring to how Bellri used the same ducking move from episode 1 to
kill Dellensen, rather than a graveyard duck from which you must retrieve a silk bag.
What do you mean by keep questioning? Keep creating threads on /m/ asking what's going on? Or is this a way of saying to keep thinking a lot about things as it goes along until you eventually understand it, like what you're supposed to do with G-Reco? I suppose doing both of them is also an option, and the former helps greatly for people who have trouble doing the latter.
Brain > Ideon > Dunbine > Zambot 3 > Rean > G-Reco > Victory > Zeta > Turn A > 0078 > CCA > King Gainer > Daitarn 3
And as usual /m/ confirms that all it knows about Ideon is "hurrr everyone dies at the end so its basicully evangelion and thus superficial because eva sux for being popular".
Double-meanings and foreshadowing and in dialogue, like OP asked for? Also stuff being metaphors for abstract ideas.