>fucking possessed samurai robot comes out of nowhere and starts cleaning house
I thought you guys said this show was supposed to be realistic
I dunno what you're talkin' about - I distinctly remember people saying that the show was about GRAIN.
/m/ has an obsession with "Muh realism". Anything that can be considered as "too mystical" in /m/'s eyes whether or not it makes sense for the story is bad.
It's not even irony to say /m/'s ideal mecha anime is a group of adult battle-hardened mercanaries who ride around in grunts and kill people while they wax on about the futility of life. While fucking bitches of course.
I always like a bit of that, personally. And not things like Evangelion, which just use religious shit because it sounds cool, I like it when series do big parallels to mythology and shit like that.
Heroic Age is fucking great. Had a good feel to it.
What, that IBO was what /m/ wanted all along and then they just shat over it? That /m/ doesn't know what it wants? I will give that IBO has been dropping the ball though. But this isn't an IBO thread now is it?
>/m/ doesn't know what it wants
/m/ finds a reason to complain about everything.
More than 3 mecha shows airing? It's all shit except for the one that isn't popular on /a/.
Less than 3? Genre's dying, fuck Japan and its shit taste.
>IBO was what /m/ wanted all along
It might have been, if the entire staff wasn't so half-hearted about the whole production. It doesn't even have constant silly twists in each episode to keep viewers from being bored.
>I thought you guys said this show was supposed to be realistic
The mechs and politics (GRAIN) are realistic, but that's it. Mysticism is par for the course for Takahashi, so never expect the plot/story to be realistic.
The irony in this post is astounding. Well done.
Realism feels like "yeah this shit is can happen and feel near home" and mysticism feels like "too out worldly, subjective experience and east plot device".
We grew up watching the "hero" having the best gear beating the shit out of "Evil villains" in cartoons.
So , we feel things to become mature and professional like.Part of the reason why "Gegiga" movement became a trend in Japanese anime and manga. Gundam in it's initial run failed but became a spectacular more became aware of it.
"Related to real life " makes it real so that no one can tell us we are watching bullshit childish shit. To feel grown up by doing grown up shit is an universal phenomenon. Even in Japan you are expected to leave behind anime and do adults things like drinking in company affliciated club or play golf.
And let me tell you something- I hate it.
You see, both creative and technical stuff in fictional medium must be appreciated.
There is a fine line to become a hedonist and a machinist, and a fine balance of both is what needed for human expression and survival.