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Is this any good or it is just hipster garbage?

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Is this any good or it is just hipster garbage?
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Its boring shit but has nice music.
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>>135062450
Both
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High production value absolute garbage. Criminally boring. Dead franchise.
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Why don't you watch it and form your own opinion?
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Boring as fuck
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- Annoying characters, terrible yet still predictable plot twist at the end, loads of time is spent on a plot thread that goes nowhere.

+Good animation, direction and music.
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Why is everyone describing Gunbuster instead of Giant Robo
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>>135066060
>gunbuster
>high production values
Laughing black and white 35mm stills next to the original storyboards.jpg
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>>135066263
this thread is dumb

Giant Robo is not just eye candy, it's style and substance working together in tandem. The animation and colors are beautiful, the soundtrack is perfect for the tone that it sets up. Everything is set up at the start to throw you into the action and understand what's going on with the conflict between the IPO and Big Fire, it's simple good guys vs bad guys with the unique characters of Yokoyama all standing on their own in the GR setting, zero meaningful references to manga to leave you confused so it all stands on its own. The plot's an Imagawa work so it's a little bit predictable, but like G Gundam it's heavily wuxia flavored, you're supposed to be sucked into this world and wonder what's up with the Shizuma Drives and this Bashtarl thing but not too hard because it's full of action with a diverse cast of characters who all have their own little tricks. The biggest flaw is the coming of age story with Daisaku feels disconnected from the flamboyancy of the rest of it so it's hard to relate and care about his problems. It's not like say, Eva to go back to Gunbuster, where all the action and world ending stuff is context for Shinji, the action is it's own thing and Daisaku's story is its own thing and their intersections feel unnatural
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I wish everyone in this thread would die.
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>>135062450
Everything but the characters are great.
then again I only saw the dubbed version on TV
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According to /m/ is better than Big O

That day they lost all credibility
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>>135066959
Giant Robo is not only a very good anime, it's also one of the few best anime ever and a great work of fiction in general.
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>>135066713
Good post Police Hana Gatchaman. I agree.
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Protip: Despite the name, it's not about giant robots. Its more about the ensemble cast of heroes and villains
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>>135066959
Big O is trash though, the second half completely ruined every single thing that made the first half good. Thanks, Americunts.
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>>135068360
Who is this
If it's Doubby get memed
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>>135066959
Have you even seen it? If no, go fucking watch it. If yes, then your philistine tastes aren't qualified to judge anyone's credibility in any capacity.
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>>135062450
One of my favorite soundtracks but a mediocre show with a ton of loose ends. It's the same type of anime as JoJo or Ninja Scroll, dumb silly campy fun. Can't see it being above a 6 or 7/10. 3x3 fags hype it up because it's obscure.
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>>135070943
I think the loose ends are because of the problem faced with a lot of OVAs of the time. They planned to continue, but said plans went to hell for some reason or other
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>>135062450

Back in my day, people used to watch first and then form their own opinion. Maybe I should tell you what to have for dinner while I'm at it.
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>>135070943
It's not obscure
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>>135071022
I don't think that's a good excuse, it's just a stupid dumb fun show you can watch with your friends or alone and laugh at, nothing more. If you genuinely think its one of the best the medium has to offer you need to watch more.
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>>135071105
It is by their standards
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>>135069066
>implying that Americans worked on the production of S2
They just told them to reveal the mystery, stop being retarded.
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>>135071110
Not at all. Giant Robo is one of the most beautifully told stories the medium has to offer.
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>>135071171
I don't know who is their, is it the poster I replied to or 3x3 shitters. Probably both

Regardless this thread is making poor evaluations of the OVA, like >>135071110 which tries to claim that Giant Robo is not one of the best because it's dumb apparently. All I hear is that it's dumb and boring
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>>135071266
I bet you think Kill la Kill is one of the best too. Just accept GR for what it is, don't act like its some kind of work of genius outside of the visuals and music.
>>135071324
>I don't know who is their, is it the poster
the 4 or 5 people who post it in every thread
>All I hear is that it's dumb and boring
I don't think it's boring but GR is definitely dumb, and yea it's pretty far from the best although I think it's a fun show. Your statements calling it a masterpiece are just as vague and meaningless as >>135062483.
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It's ok at best until the last two episodes or so. Those two are really good.
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>>135071324
sasuga tripfag
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>>135071499
It's a thematically dense story on contrasts, soulfully told through Imagawa's exuberant direction. One of the medium's true gems.
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>>135071633
Sword Art Online is a thematically dense story on contrasts, soulfully told through Tomohiko's exuberant direction. One of the medium's true gems.

Do you understand how easy it is to make general statements like that about anything?
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Am I the only one who doesn't cut up a work into pieces and evaluate each of them for answering threads like this? I enjoyed watching Giant Robot but I couldn't explain what I thought on each individual part of it.
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>>135071499
I didn't call it a masterpiece or a pinnacle of anything, I said it combines style with substance. It's stylish and well animated and the substance is a decent enough story and character interactions to leave you thinking a little bit about what is going to happen next

The evaluations are poor because they're not really specific about anything aside from the characters being annoying
What is boring about it and why is it campy and dumb? Like, oh this is a dumb OVA because this girl can fight superhumans and jump out of planes but dies from a gunshot for dramatic effect, it's not internally consistent so it's just cheesy and cheap

It's not a thought provoking piece of media that really makes you think about your place in the world, but it's not a total mindless schlockfest. It's a good vs evil story and misunderstandings from well placed intentions with larger than life ridiculous character, that doesn't mean that it's stupid cheese with a nice coat of paint, you just need to be self aware about the setting and tone while viewing
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Wait there are people who don't like Giant Robo?

I've seen some catastrophically shit taste on this board before, but that takes the cake.
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>>135072504
The plot and characters were shit.
It just throws it all at you, expecting you to care without proper characterization or build up.
The only thing it had going for it was the animation and OST, which isn't really saying much.
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>>135072168
>it's not internally consistent so it's just cheesy and cheap
You said it yourself. The story is predictable and told in a way that is extremely easy to follow, the characters are simple, the superpowers are kept ambiguous. The substance is a bare minimum but the style is pretty high up there. It is a schlockfest, but one that works well enough to be enjoyable especially if you know what to expect. If someone goes into GR with the outlandishly high expectations these mindless 3x3fags have set no shit they aren't going to like it.
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>>135072595
>>135072613
kek
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>>135071633
>>135072504
kek
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>/a/
>being interested in anything that isn't entirely focused on cute girls or generic battle shonen
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>>135072613
Right, I said it, nobody else did, the one giving an example for what should be said if you don't like it
I don't see why any of that is a problem personally, simplicity does not mean 'shit'. Layers do not automatically mean something is better than something more simple and straightforward and told well. I don't care for 3x3 retards either but if you're allowing them to influence you then there's a problem
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>>135062450
>>135062483
>>135065490
>>135064665
>>135066959
>>135069066

You shut your whore mouths.

You wouldn't know a good mecha anime if you saw it, although this is legitimately good Animu anyway.

Go suck on a fucking tailpipe and stop wasting my air.
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>>135072821
They're plebs who think a show is good if you can spend hours talking about the powerlevels.
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>>135062450
10/10 children's show
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You know I come from a time when /a/ had taste. It wasn't always like this. 4chan and especially the more popular board like /a/ got infested with plebs a long time ago. Just look at what the majority of the threads on /a/ right now are about. Literally the kind of weeb fan /a/ used to make fun of is now the average poster.
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>>135073013
/a/ and 4chan sucks now thread?
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>>135073013
>being this mad about your favorite hipster show being shit on
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>>135074532
if it was hipster you would post that you liked it though
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>>135062450
It's good it just goes on for FAR too long and the flashbacks just get more annoying the more you watch. Shows pretty good itself and can be creative with time but because it is so drawn out it loses a lot of value
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>>135074393
>/a/
Yes
>4chan
Still some good boards and better than the alternatives. It's just the golden age ended long ago.

>>135074532
I've never seen the Giant Robo OVA, I've only read Yokoyama's manga and watched Imagawa's other anime
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Giant robo is legit the best anime I ever saw. Ok maybe the second best.
Still, I have never rewatched an anime as many times as this.
It is grandiose and memorable.

Also: lord Alberto is the baddest, mo fo to ever shoulder the role of anime antagonist.
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>>135074976
You should.
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>>135062450

Giant Gorg was better.
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>>135075163
One day anon, I just haven't gotten around to it. Gotta save good stuff for a rainy day.
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>>135075597
*More obscure
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>>135071085
Food recommendation threads go on /wsr/ - Work Safe Requests
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>>135072762
word
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Watch the giant robo amv set to ff8 liberi fatali, doesnt spoil anything but shows how cool the animation is
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>>135062450
I only recently watched it and I thought it was great. I can see why some people might not like it as it's both over dramatic almost like watching an opera, but also super cheezy at the same time, which might clash for some people. But I thought it managed to ride the line and balance the two and was both really over the top funny and awesome. Pretty objectively fantastic music though. My only complaint is they didn't make more and finish the whole plot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG_0fak-7y4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZOq8JSNjNI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0LxAK7d_G4
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>>135079617
>shinjitsu no bashtarlle
GOAT
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>>135062450
More like martial arts occasionally featuring giant robo.
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I've never watched this but I probably should, huh? I have a lot of stuff just waiting in my backlog.
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>>135081641
I've been meaning to watch this for years when I use to haunt /m/ but just never got around to it with so many things.
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>>135062450
It's good. While I enjoyed it, I think its biggest appeal in its entirety is the ending.
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>>135062450
Best OVA I've seen except Gunbuster
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>>135062450
Great animation and music, solid story.
I watched it last year without expecting much and I was pleasantly surprised.
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>>135071755
But it actually isn't. Sword Art Online never has characters questioning the motives of other characters throughout the entire story, only to be completely wrong towards the end. You can't just compare it to a completely different product and go "see! You can do it with everything!".
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I wonder why I put off watching this all these years.
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>>135082669
backlog can be a bitch sometimes
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>>135081831
>you need characters that question each other's motives for a work to be thematically dense, well directed, or soulfully told
>characters questioning motives automatically makes a work fit any of that criteria
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>>135062450
If you are into /m/ stuff, you probably already watched it, but the /a/ crowd most likely be bored by it. This OVA may have some cool action, nice soundtrack, and characters; but the strange thing is that the overalll product is less than the individual parts.

The predictable and outdated plot doesn´t help much. You will hear the fans clamor the quantity of cool characters (especially the villains), but it doesn´t help much when the main character is pretty boring while the all other characters fight for a little screen time. In the end, none of the best characters has enough development.
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Bimbogami-ga's references to it eluded my interest.
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>>135062450
I liked it
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>>135072762
And there's the "look at my I'm special because I watch old shows" poster.
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