Holy shit, Nagano's birthday was a week ago. Leave it to /m/ to forget about him and flock all over Obari instead.
Still, it's kind of sad when you realize that the majority of prominent mecha designers are already near their 60's and older and the newer generation doesn't have as many great designers.
I'd be willing to admit that Nagano is good, since he admittedly is, but Obari is overrated at the best of times, mainly because of the "one of us" angle, and is also not cool in the slightest.
Obari is boring as a person other than the fact that he -seems- to like the same things as the vocal SRWfags on /m/, and even then a lot of that is just being projected on him by the people here (i.e. "muh Obari pose"). Nagano is fucking nuts, in the best way possible.
The problem with Obarifags is that they keep trying to crown him as the king of mecha designers when in truth he doesn't even consider himself a mecha designer, but an animator. I actually feel really bad for him, having to address such fanbase nonsense whenever he pops up at some western anime convention.
>the Gothicmades debuted 4 whole years ago
Time sure flies. I wonder what Nagano is doing right now.
>Still, it's kind of sad when you realize that the majority of prominent mecha designers are already near their 60's and older and the newer generation doesn't have as many great designers.
The 80's were a time when toy companies were funding dozens of mecha anime every season, so of course they needed more mecha designers to fill the quota. Modern mecha anime don't even feature mecha as their primary attraction anymore, so of course there's less mecha designers out there since there are less mecha shows in general compared to the 80's.
>Nagano hasn't designed anything good recently
So just like everyone else in the anime industry who's over 50 by now.