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Can we get an /m/ underrated gems thread?
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>>13782260
The undisputed king of Underrated Gems.
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Kiddy Grade was surprisingly "not shit". I wouldn't go as far as to call it a gem, but it's entertaining as fuck.
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>>13782271
Geneshaft too.
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>>13782264
God I fucking love that show
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>>13783282
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>>13783285
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>>13782260
I wouldn't really call that a gem.
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>>13783295
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Another thread for me to post Metal Arms in? Well. Ok.

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>>13783299
On the subject of that, didn't it just get a Blu Ray sub project or something?
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Birth
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>>13783294
it's a decent-looking cubic zircon with an unusual cut at least
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>>13783320
>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).
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I bring up Dolores in every thread where applicable, but I think idolo should be watched by anyone with a love of sci-fi.
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I know Giant Gorg had a decent fanbase, but it didn't get as much love as it should have gotten.
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One of my first /m/ shows so I'm a tad biased, but I love Gad Guard.
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>>13783291
>>13783299
>>13783295

That was a weird as fuck ending though.

>Let's go to space!
>On second thought let's not, that's a silly place.
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Orguss.
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>>13783452
That may change with the official release. I got a message from Amazon a while ago saying it'd be coming to me in late July or so.
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Codename STEAM

It's legitimately the best 3ds game few people bothered to play.
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>>13783829
>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.
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>>13783320

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.
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>>13784450
Not exactly, it came out on arcades first. Although the anime intro on the console release is exclusive.
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>>13783789
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

>>13782264
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.
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>>13784450
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.
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>>13784596

Yuuhi kind of scares me
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>>13782260
>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.
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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.
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>>13785917
I can't help but feel SLAI was a bit of a missed opportunity. It just wasn't as good as Phantom Crash.

Third game never :(
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>>13782275
My niggers.
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Fukking robot bikes, guys.

It sucks Megazone 23 was never a short OVA series like it was intended to be.
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>>13787574
You mean a short TV series.
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>>13787629
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Shit. What I meant.
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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
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>>13787574
>was never a short OVA series

Look, as bad a sequel as Part 2 is, and as horrifyingly blaaaah a sequel as Part 3 is, they still happened. You can't just pretend they didn't.
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If you like tsunderes and slice-of-life.
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>>13787574
>>13789599
...I liked part 2. And even 3 was ok.
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>>13789742
what is it called
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>>13789795

Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
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If you like space opera and suffering then Towards the Terra is worth a watch

>Released the same season as TTGL and Geass R2
Never stood a chance
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>>13789746
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)
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>>13783322
This, and Brigadoon.
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>>13789898
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGXWrgP8dXA
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>>13789838

You know Im gonna say it. I liked Part 3. I liked seeing the Garland actually win a fucking fight for a change. Shogo was a loser.
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>>13789983
Brigadoon is in the pantheon of underrated and under known shows.

The animation and action are really good as well. Shading everywhere despite being an early 2000s show.
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Has anyone seen Rideback? I personally liked it a lot
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>>13790031
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.
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>>13783963

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.
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>>13790005
>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.
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>>13789508
Iria fans hijack threads pretty often.
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>>13789826
>>13789795
Or Gakuen Senki Muryou IIRC.
The style was nice, I liked it, but not really hardcore mecha.
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>>13789837
Ah somebody else who watched it!
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>>13789837
>Released the same season as TTGL and Geass R2
It was realease in 2006, a year prior to TTGL and two years prior to R2.
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>>13791535
At least it didn't get gimped in some way like some of the other shows Tatsuo Sato worked on.
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>>13791524
Speaking of Iria, was that artbook (from here http://www.katsura-side.fr/artbook-iria.html I think) ever scanned and available for download?
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>>13791581
>Toward the Terra was adapted into an animated TV series in 2007, co-animated by Minamimachi BugyŨsho and Tokyo Kids, and produced by Aniplex, SKY Perfect Well Think and Mainichi Broadcasting System.
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>>13791578
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.
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>>13790620
i enjoyed it
loved the hell out of orguss 2
just wished lee got the girl in the end. sad ending though.
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Iria would way better without that silly mohawkish thing on her cute bob
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Kinda like when in shower?
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>>13791676
True. But it seems all /a wants to talk about is trash nowadays.

Or maybe it is me: I don't watch seasonal anime. Get most of my stuff from bakabt.
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SRW When?
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>>13789742
Holy shit, Shinhu!
I remember seeing it on anime network or something, I love the art. Glad to see it gets some love.
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>Rideback
More like bareback
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>>13791724
>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.
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>>13792248
One day, it will happen.
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>>13791674
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.
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>>13783789
>>13784596
Please , tell me I don't have to resort to Kissanime and there's a way to download Gad Guard
Bakabt doesn't have it and the Nyaa torrents are dead
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>>13792585

the hylia? that still a thing
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>>13791698
Would I like Orguss if I loved Orguss 02?
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>>13792611
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.
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armour hunter Mellowlink
It's a weird m series as its about an infantry soldier in a mecha series, but it's done really well. I just wish there was more on his original unit.
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>>13792364
And in the same vein
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>>13792364
>>13792893
If we're going to have a Tenchi Super robot wars party, can Seina and not-Zinv show up?
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>>13792585

there's at least one bot with it on rizon
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>>13792585
Worst comes to worst, the whole series should be on Funi's YT channel.
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>>13783991
Played the demo recently and really liked it and the game is still around $30+ in stores.
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>>13793660
>it and the game is still around $30+ in stores.

too much
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>>13791524

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.
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>>13793702

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
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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.
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>>13793702
Iria in anime was cuter waifu than Iria from movies.

Also, the anime was out in teh west early, maybe the movies weren't? My money is on reason #1 though.
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>>13793832

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.
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movie Iria is plenty cute though
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>>13793724

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.
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>>13793946
>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.
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>>13794038
>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.
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>>13794112
>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.
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>>13794112
They should have pulled a rambo
>First Blood
>Rambo: First Blood Part II
>Rambo III
The OVA was on the right track naming wise
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>>13794163

even just calling Iria (Zeiram 2 in small print if you need too) would work fine.
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I'd say Key the Metal Idol is pretty /m/ the opening is like something out of genocyber. It's pretty damn good and had some heavy influence on things like Lain and GiTS.
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>>13792585
Animebytes senpai.
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>>13793871
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>>13793660
>>13793664
It hit the mid-$20 bargain bin at my local Game$top.

IT WAS WORTH FULL RETAIL PRICE TO ME, THOUGH.
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>>13793814
True. Even Gundam took 20 years to get an official English release.
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>>13795377

and that was to very mixed success
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