The undisputed king of Underrated Gems.
Kiddy Grade was surprisingly "not shit". I wouldn't go as far as to call it a gem, but it's entertaining as fuck.
Another thread for me to post Metal Arms in? Well. Ok.
On the subject of that, didn't it just get a Blu Ray sub project or something?
>On the subject of that, didn't it just get a Blu Ray sub project or something?
I wish it had a BD release; it would look beautiful. Alas, it only ever got a DVD (and the only rips available online are of the NA release, which has a slightly different OP animation, and the official subs are pretty bad at times).
I bring up Dolores in every thread where applicable, but I think idolo should be watched by anyone with a love of sci-fi.
I know Giant Gorg had a decent fanbase, but it didn't get as much love as it should have gotten.
One of my first /m/ shows so I'm a tad biased, but I love Gad Guard.
That was a weird as fuck ending though.
>Let's go to space!
>On second thought let's not, that's a silly place.
>Let's go to space!
As far as I can remember, that's not how it went down at all. They only mentioned space because a giant meteorite or something was about to crash on Earth, supposedly because of Tao's disappointment with the human race. Or some shit like that.
If we're talking video games, what about Tech Romancer? Best mecha fighting game ever, but it was doomed to never be played by anyone because it's a Dreamcast exclusive.
Gad Guard was pretty fun. I really loved all the characters and mechas, and the setting was great. Fantastic music too.
The last two episodes were pretty shit though. Hajiki's sudden character development was rushed and atrificial as fuck.
Aiko best girl. It's a pity there is not much art of her
I really liked Neo Ranga, though I kinda wish it stayed a slice of life show about three girls and their ancient god till the very end. I didn't enjoy the final episodes as much as the rest of the series.
I think Tech Romancer/Kikaioh is rated about where it belongs. Being part of those not-so-great capcom 3d fighting games like Star Gladiators, Rival Schools, and Street Fighter EX, Kikaioh is appreciated by collectors of rare things, but it's not really that good a fighting game to deserve higher recognition. Neat premise, bad execution.
Yuuhi kind of scares me
>Metal Fighter Miku
Nostalgia. This was one of the first anime series I ever got into. Remember when the Bakemonogatari director did good stuff? It sure was a long time ago.
If we're posting games.
I fucking loved the whole traveling across the world fighting their robots and that you had a bro AI with you the whole time.
Fukking robot bikes, guys.
It sucks Megazone 23 was never a short OVA series like it was intended to be.
Im not sure Underrated is the right word and I realize there's only so much to say about a simoke 6 episode sci fi OVA from 1994 but I really wish more people would talk about Iria these days. ditto for the movies.
hopefully the upcoming discotek release brings some attention to it
If you like tsunderes and slice-of-life.
Part 2 isn't bad, it's just that it's a really, really shitty sequel to the original because they go SUDDENLY WE GRIMDARK NOW. And then Part 3 is so far removed from the rest of the franchise it feels like another OVA that got Megazone shit slapped on it (it would be much better as a standalone thing)
This so much
Brigadoon is absolutely fantastic. Characters are loveable, the setting is great and music is so beautiful and sometimes eerie and different than in other anime. The sudden mood changes may be off putting for some and there are some quite controversial scenes, but it's still worth a watch. Definitely the most underrated Sunrise show.
Pasuka no Hi is still one of my most favourite tracks in anime ever. It's just so beautiful and haunting. Like something you would hear during Holy Saturday
I thought it was OK. My biggest problems with it were 1: the implausibility of the world being taken over by Segways, and 2: They didn't really do much with the racing idea besides that one early episode. But at the very least it was quite interesting, not many protagonists like an ex-ballerina you see in mecha shows.
Orguss was a wreck of a show. Like someone tried to edit the movie Terminator, SDF Macross, and Three's Company into a cohesive whole.
Nice mech designs and great intro and outro music. Shitty plot and disappointing characters.
>I liked seeing the Garland actually win a fucking fight for a change
Yeah, that's the best part of Part 3. It shows off more moves than it did in 1 or 2, as well. But you have to admit, there's not much actually tying it to the other Megazone 23s - just
Eve showing up, the evil computer being run by a brainwashed Shogo, and the Proto Garland itself.
Iria fans hijack threads pretty often.
Or Gakuen Senki Muryou IIRC.
The style was nice, I liked it, but not really hardcore mecha.
Ah somebody else who watched it!
Speaking of Iria, was that artbook (from here http://www.katsura-side.fr/artbook-iria.html I think) ever scanned and available for download?
>Toward the Terra was adapted into an animated TV series in 2007, co-animated by Minamimachi Bugyōsho and Tokyo Kids, and produced by Aniplex, SKY Perfect Well Think and Mainichi Broadcasting System.
As did a shit-ton of others here on /m/ and /a/, anon. Just because it's not talked about much doesn't mean people haven't seen it.
Iria would way better without that silly mohawkish thing on her cute bob
>messing with Iria's do
for that thing you just did there can be no forgiveness. You deserve to rot in the deepest parts of hell.
If anything, Toward the Terra should have been more popular since the original manga had status and there already was a film. I guess they just waited too long for a TV series based on the material.
Would I like Orguss if I loved Orguss 02?
up to a point.
probably to the point where the general is introduced and maybe several episodes after.
like it was mentioned towards the end it gets rushed.
not necessary, cause orguss 2 tells you everything about the time osciallation bomb.
If we're going to have a Tenchi Super robot wars party, can Seina and not-Zinv show up?
How come the Iria OVA gets talks about so often but the Zeiram movies are almost never mentioned? Is it just because Iria got more exposure from the Sci-Fi Channel's Sunday Morning Anime days? Zeiram 2 is even a robot, which makes it as /m/ as anything in the OVA.
Well I don't think the first film got quite the exposure the OVA did and as for the second movie? well /m/ or not it just really wasn't as good as the first was.
I am hoping discotek picks up the films if the ova does well
and just to emphasize this was all pre 95 shit so there wasn't no internet to spread the word like there is today. If you didn't luck out and catch this on sci fi or find a VHS copy you weren't watching it. if things from back then didn't get traction they just straight up vanished into obscurity.
The movies did get a release and airing on sci fi network but they weren't exactly advertised like the OVA was. I think I still got a magazine lying around with some adds for it.
More to the point I don't think western audiences where as on board with the whole Toku thing as much as the Japanese where. And despite some decent production values the live action movies did look a good bit sillier and Im sure comic relief electricians didn't help Americans take this shit serious.
The OVA though being anime could do a bit more without being weighed down by the costs of special effects and being set entirely on an alien world made it an easier sell.
movie Iria is plenty cute though
Right now "The Zeiram Duology" is $13 on Amazon. That doesn't really seem like it warrants a re-release. You can get it easily enough if you want it, and I doubt Discotek would do too much more than reprinting those exact discs again. I would much rather have a Mirai Ninja/Cyber Ninja DVD that isn't the full-screen dub only one.
I'm glad to hear that I wasn't the only person let down by Zeiram 2. Most of the fun of the first movie was finding out what horrible thing Zeiram would do or turn into next, but Zeiram 2 basically kept him in bunny-robot mode the whole time and very few of his new powers were particularly interesting.
>You can get it easily enough if you want it,
I own it. Thing is it's easy to find this shit NOW but 20 years ago unless you even knew to look you probably weren't gonna find it. Even if you went to a store the anime/other section was typically really small and the prices where way to high. I guess block buster might have had it though.
Would really love to see a better release of it though.
>I'm glad to hear that I wasn't the only person let down by Zeiram 2.
Well I wouldn't say I disliked it but it was just a completely unnecessary sequel and they just retread too much of the same ground.
I actually rather like bunny bot as a design but it doesn't really scream Zeiram and seems like it really should have been its own thing. Could still be an Iria enemy, she is a pro alien bounty hunter so there's plenty of ways to keep the series going but to make it Zeiram? Just seems like a bad idea.
What is it with all these Umbrella, weyland yutani, Tedan Tippedai companies thinking they can make use of the killer aliens and monsters.
>it doesn't really scream Zeiram and seems like it really should have been its own thing.
They kind of shot themselves in the foot by using Zeiram's name as the title originally. Even the OVA is actually, "Iria: Zeiram the animation." I think they felt like they had to keep Zeiram around so that they didn't have to change the title and risk people not knowing that it was a sequel.
>They kind of shot themselves in the foot by using Zeiram's name as the title originally.
I haven't seen these movies, but I know this is a common problem when you use the villain's name as the title.
The solution would be calling the sequel "The Zieram Slayer Returns" or something.