Saw first episode, doesn't seem like anything good, felt like a shonen with shallow characters. The OST was about the only thing that stood out. Not sure if I'll keep watching.
I don't really want to watch something that'll end up being average or just ok. From the interaction and the overall feel I got from the first 50 minutes, I sense that it will keep being average.
It's great, one of the best OVAs of the 90s.
I watch enough mediocre seasonal mediocre shows. Yes, I find them entertaining, but if I'm going to watch a finshed anime, I don't want watch more mediocrity. I want to be entertained by a noteworthy series.
There is nothing mediocre about Giant Robo. The onyl thing you could reasonably call mediocre was the story because you might just not be into that type of story, but everything about it really is exquisitely high quality one of the highest quality OVAs ever made. You have to be literally blind to miss that fact.
I don't care about the production values, I want to immerse myself into a great story with valuable characters. This is what I meant by mediocre, Robo's characters felt like they were from a shonen manga. The setting itself doesn't seem like anything noteworthy too, although it doesn't matter much. But the peek I got of the OST was very good.
>"since I watch enough mediocre fiction, I'll avoid this product because someone said its not "high quality" in every segment my low-sped brain divides and rate animation"
>"things that aren't shit are stupid"
>bitch about GR story
>still better than most of anime
It's considered an all time classic. People in this thread have now told you that it's good. Here, I'll even reiterate for you. It's not just the production values. It's got a poignant story full of grandeur and pathos with a multitude of colorful characters with varying motivations and a wheels within wheels background story, all of which delivered over 7 OAV episodes which manage to flesh out a world and characters in a way that many 2 cours series don't manage. It's Imagawa's love letter to an entire era and one particular mangaka's lifetime work.
If you still insist on your first episode judgement that it's mediocre, then by all means, ignore it and go watch all the exciting stuff you have on your backlog. IMO it gets more intriguing with each episode, but if the style is not your cup of tea and you don't want to give it an actual chance, then cut your losses and both sides will be happier for it.
>I watch anime is to see cool/badass things and it doesn't look very cool.
Looks like Daisuke is gay when drunk on Shizuma Beer.
The Birth of Zangetsu the Midday, The Plan to Assassinate Daisaku - the Canary Penitentiary, The Boy of Three Days, The Greatest Battle in History - General Kanshin vs. Shokatsu Koumei, The Boy Detective, Kindaichi Shōtarō, Appears! and The Siege ofBabel when?
Name a song from any anime more hype then this
I used to dislike the ending for ending on such a cliff hanger. Then, after I learned about the whole story setup, I realized that this was "The Empire Strikes Back" of the laid out story and I accepted it as a really cool setup for the (probably never to be animated) grand finale. Hell, it even has its own Imperial March:
Also, the story of the Shizuma crisis did really get a pretty thorough conclusion, so in hindsight and after having thought on it for a bit, I'm pretty fond of the ending.
It doesn't make the ending any good, especially since in the case of Star Wars first they had a full conclusive story with the first movie and only after it's success did they end the second movie on a cliffhanger because the third one already had the green light
And the Shizuma Crisis ending was retarded anyway, it was seriously just a stupid misunderstanding, if the entire conflict could have been solved by just adding one line of dialogue then it's shit. It would have been better if professor von Folgor had just been a dick
One of the best soundtracks in all of anime.
The show as a whole was also great. I feel like people might appreciate it more if they've watched at least some stuff in the kung fu movie tradition.
It's super mecha + Batman TAS.
You need to be normie pleb or have really shit taste to not enjoy it.
I was just pointing out you looked like you were arguing over which had the most casual taste in anime? I don't care to participate in the discussion.
And no, casual doesn't mean the anime are bad.
It did, it's hype as fuck., and TTGL is great.
It's still a pretty casual level of discussion when you're arguing over EVA, TTGL and G Gundam for which has the hypest track in their OST.
I think it holds up well enough. You can Frodo pretty much any story into the ground with questions that leave out the circumstances under which things took shape. Besides, it's a tragedy at heart. Many things which could have been prevented happened because that once sentence wasn't uttered or the intent of an action was misunderstood and various people used the momentum to further their own agenda.
Fuck, I love that soundtrack. Play this when you get ready for work: