I'm tired of seeing you /m/en complain. Post something you like about a show you like.
Gaogaigar made me feel hype almost every episode. I liked it for that.
I love everything about TTGL. The characters, the music, the RAINBOWS AND FRIENDSHIP, it's just one giant bundle of positivity.
I really liked the end fight from 00. It was a good amount of retro meets new and plenty of good call backs.
Diebuster is a phenomenal sequel, i love it. It takes all the elements and methods that gunbuster utilised strait face-edly and plays with them. It asks questions about youth and responsibility, happiness and what it means to have power in your life. Diebuster is the difficulties of maturity and and ideals faced with a more complicated world.
Ramba Ral's just general existence in Origin, it just builds more and more an already fantastic character. In my opinion, his scenes are some of the most memorable.
I really like the action scenes in VOTOMs. The part where Chirico spins around and wrecks a whole bunch of corrupt police officers in Uoodo was awesome.
The whole crashing into the badguy thing in the end bit still remains my favorite ending to a mecha show ever.
Everything was perfect, the music, the vocals.
And as an added bonus the dub version played it so straight that I got a hernia laughing at what those lines sound like in English.
this rivalry is one of my favorite in all of anime. Also the protagonist being an anti-hero was fun
This will always be by first mecha show (beating out Gundam Wing by about a week). No matter how silly it gets I always remember the feeling of awe the first time.
I think too many people are negative about mecha because nerds just get too involved with shit. Like it's cool to have as a hobby or a passion, but some people treat mecha like a religion. They get vehement and negative about mistakes and errors in an industry which is by no means cheap or easy. That is not to say that there are no shit shows, there are some horribly commercial and mediocre shows which clearly exist to make cash. Just that when something new comes along people people generally fall into three categories.
>People who just want something to obsess over (perhaps to replace something else in their lives) These go both ways with people who stick to particular shows to the point of insanity. They wont accept criticism or if there are issues they will not care and watch it anyway. These are really vehement and obnoxious shit-posters.
>People who just casually watch anime, and, well that's it. They watch shows they like, they don't watch shows they do not like. They are quiet and lead perhaps the most normal lives(maybe?). You never notice them because they have better things to do than argue and shitpost on meso-american stone carving gathering places like 4 chan.
>People who look to mecha with challenge in their heart. You know that one guy who actually learned something from Evangelion, but did not become an obsessive waifu-fag. Will accept arguments against their favourite's but will argue with a brain. Still nerdy but open minded to a degree.
OP here, I think I fall into category 2 (I used to be category 1). I recently moved away from my fiance so I'm trying to reconnect to the fandom I used to be heavily into (/m/). Its just upon coming back none of the old spark is there and everyone seems to hate each other.
The spark is still there. For Gundam, it is drowned out by having too many successive series. For a few others, there is one or two people who damage threads. The spark can be hard to find. But it is there, and I know it because it is still alive in me. As long as it is alive in me, I know there are others who feel the same. It is just a matter of finding the right time.
I wish I could meet with everyone on /m/ in real life, where nobody has the guts to act autistic.
Thank you for reminding me how good this community can be then. Do you by chance go to mahq facebook group and/or mecha talk?
That post doesn't even have an opinion on 00 as a whole. You realize people can choose not to continue something right? Never mind though you're just strawmanning a post to make it easier to shit on.
It's cute that you think being here since 2010 is something to respect and not deride.
Pure concentrated 80s. Some actually funny black humor. Delicious 80s animation. Likeable characters. Tanks.
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I don't even know where to start with Godannar. It's awesome. it's got awesome robots doing awesome shit to awesome music while their awesome pilots make awesome jokes. Also boobs. I like boobs, man. I don't care if you judge me.
And that's the other thing about Godannar, it doesn't give a fuck. It's a show that doesn't care about broad appeal or popularity, it's a pure, 100% distilled super robot that will sicken anybody but the most die-hard fan of the genre, but for the fans its a high like no fucking other. You can't even compete with Godannar.
I love the Mobile Suit designs in Gundam F91, especially the Crossbone Vanguard ones
Vandread was fun. I actually like the fanservice at the time.
James Links was a very refreshing protagonist. Anime needs more legit adults. Not young adults, not teens, legit 30+ adults.
Seeing an older character (almost) treated without all the generic "you are an old man (read: older than high school age) with no life left enjoy being a wage slave and entrusting the future to the next generation" was nice.
Seeing a main character with two kids who are also adults with careers was a new experience.
I really love GitS Arise.
Outside of Motoko's design (which really isn't to my taste), I found it to be a pretty smart story with a great amount of pithy and subtle commentary on the role of technology and the mind, and it had several interesting things to say about what role the state has in all of that.
It had some excellent animation to boot.
Oh boy, I'm actually not alone in the world.
Zone of the Enders Dolores i is one of my favorite mecha anime for most of the reasons you just mentioned.
Dolores and idolo are legit great and more people should see them. I swear not even a quarter of the fans of the games have ever even heard of the anime.
But I only ever played the first game and 40 minutes of The Second Runner, so who am I to talk.
OAVs, but in TV airing order with the last "story" from the AAA version tacked on.
04-Ghost Stands Alone
Then the two TV episodes
TV Ep. 09-Pyrophoric Cult, Pt. I
TV Ep. 10-Pyrophoric Cult, Pt. II
Then GitS: The New Movie
I really like this order cause there's some fun things about whether or not what the Major is actually "remembering" in the flashback episodes (as stories 1-3 are presented in the AAA airing). Basically, it's framed with Pyrophoric Cult happening immediately after Ghost Stands Alone, but they inserted the first three "stories" in between.
I think it makes for a better viewing experience.
>about whether or not what the Major is actually "remembering" in the flashback episodes
...is actually true.
Nothing game-changing, but it definitely strengthens that theme..
I watched Zeta for the first time last summer, downloaded all the eps on my phone and would play an episode every day in my lunch break at work. Man what a depressing yet comfy show, I sort of skimmed the last couple of episodes because I was just done with it. I loved the return of Amuro and Char, Hyaku Shiki is on my top 3 fav suits, I loved the general 80's vibe of the show from editing to bgm.
Overall I'm definitely glad I watched it tho, its was a good experience and certainly had its moments. Every once in a while I start humming the opening and I'm reminded by that summer. Just me sitting in dark corner at work eating a dry chicken breast and brown rice, headphones on and fixated on my phone's screen watching Zeta. I'll always have that.
I like his work and I hope God still gives him 20 more years. :|
I am a lonely person no, more like an outcast IRL and social media.
/m/ has been bro to me despite being held down by shit-posting and trolling.I can proudly call it my homeboard, followed by /tg/.
Held yourself /m/ and keep being bro.
The action is great and I like the world building and characters so far.
I used to be an idiot who wouldn't watch anything that wasn't Gundam. Then one day I watched Lagrange and IGPX; I enjoyed almost everything about them and they became my favorite shows and I stopped being so close-minded.
I actually kind of like the Hiraiface
This was the show that finally pulled me out of my hatred for 2D Vietnamese cave paintings. Up until 2012, I had always looked at anime with scorn and disdain- nothing I saw appealed to me. Naruto, Bleach, and any other of the giants of the time grabbed my attention because they either had an abrasive fanbase or were just too shonen.
Come Thanksgiving of 2012, I decide that I should finally get back into watching anime, and after giving it thought, I realize that mecha was what I was searching for all along. I marathon the original MSG over the course of 3 days and I absolutely fell in love.
It's a damn shame I can't marry it.
It had just enough of everything. Good characters, good story, memorable designs and sweet animation. The only backside is that parts of the soundtrack doesn't fit.
Oh man, if you haven't seen Godannar, it's right up your alley
Watching NGE every night on adult swim just to find out whats going to happen next.
I came here for toku only but thaks to the influence of the board I started watching mecha. I feel like I've rediscovered anime.
I watched 0079 and Zeta Gundam and enjoyed them greately. I just downloaded ZZ and hope to enjoy it as well. And plan to watch G Gundam and The Big O soon cause they look really fucking fun.
Also, the Getter Robo manga was badass as fuck. Really helped me kill my free time at university.
Thank you, /m/.
I liked how much fun GBF was, especially the little moments like this...
man I just love everything about Votoms; the characters, the world, the ATs, the action ... it's that kind of immortal show that sticks with you forever.