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Why do Americans hate mechs?

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Why do Americans hate mechs?
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>>12499326
I know you just spoke english, but I can't figure out what you mean.
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MUH GRIT
MUH REALISM
MUH "HOO-RAH" JARHEAD MC
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>>12499326
pacific rim
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for some reason FROM thought we'd be offensded.

Even though it's just the movie Air Force One on steroids
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>>12499391
>Mexican Director
>WB shit advertising
>Bombed in America
>Lost to a shitty 'comedy' movie
>Toys are all shit
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>>12499381
> MUH REALISM

Western games can't even get that shit right.
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Saturation of terrible robot movies.
Looking at you transformers
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>>12499326
Because Terminator popularized robots (and to a larger extent, advanced technology) as agents of evil against God-fearing, fleshy beings.
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>>12499326

Because they are popular with one of the social slave states we beat some 70 years ago.

Remember Pearl Harbor.
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>>12499326
because americans view robots as vehicles and tools.

What this board perceives as mecha are characters in their own right with personality and emotion regardless of whether they are sentient or not.
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>>12502180
Pearl Harbor was an inside job
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>>12502277
thanks angola
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>>12499376
wow, what kind of robots they have been exposed?.
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>>12499407
#2 in the box office is doesn't mean it bombed. But you're probably baiting.
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>>12499406
what makes you think they were trying to offend?
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>>12499406
>for some reason FROM thought we'd be offensded.
No, it's because the game uses the Presidential Seal commercially in an unapproved manner, which is illegal in the USA. Offense didn't enter into it.
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>>12503705
they could change it, it's not like no one had censored certain part of a game or movie so is acceptable in other country.
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>>12503173
Even shit from the old Battletech cartoon was decently fast.
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>>12499446
Fuck you buddy
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They think it's better when people kill other people rather than robots
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The head honchos of mass media would rather throw funding into tried and true money makers, thereby limiting growth of public interest in things outside of the status quo.
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>>12503705

First off, that's entirely not true.

Secondly, they can change it.
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>>12499414
>MUH REALISM
>lightly toned women are on the exact same level as roid rage men
I don't get this shit
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>>12499376
Cringe thread?
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>>12502180
Don't these idiotic fucks realize the same Japanese soldiers who they love to dehumanize so much probably used the same justification when they butchered and raped civilians. "Our enemies aren't people so we can slaughter their civilians "
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>>12499326
They hate good designs and stories. That's the reason they liked Wing.
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>>12499407
bombed hard enough to get a sequel
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>>12499326
I don't think it is as much of hating mechs as it is powered armor being much more popular.
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>>12506838
>Tomino was right
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I always thought it's because the majority of Americans don't see the appeal of having a robot as a character unless it has a personality. Robots and mechs are already tied down to questionably profitable genre media, and unless it's pretending to be people or has a "relatable human character", most people think it's silly. It's why, despite disliking giant robots, Americans still haul ass to see a Transformer movie every other summer. As for why Americans think that way, I have no idea.
>>12503499
It was #3 in the box office, which is a horrible place to debut when your competition is a kids movie that's been out for several weeks and Adam Sandler in "My Latest Cash Grab".
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>>12506849
Can you explain?
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Because we've been in too many wars to find entertainment appeal in "distancing" ourselves from the bloodshed.

We'd rather kill the enemy with our own hands than the hands of a robot.

Note, this is on a entertainment aspect. Realistically, the American military loves indirect fire, drone strikes, etc. The American people on the other hand have a hard on for grunts who put eyeballs on the enemy before they kill them.
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>>12499376
>these titans don't feel like your granddaddy's mech

That's probably because your granddaddy's mech would probably be able to step on a Titan.
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Its not like theres an immensely popular mecha series from America that is designed for toy sales and remains beloved despite quality fluxes
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Our children cartoons have much stricter regulations when it comes to violence compared to Japan so we can't really do as much cool stuff as them with the concept of mechs. As far as adult oriented cartoons go everyone here just makes shitty animated sitcoms instead of something cool like that Spawn cartoon on HBO.
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>>12506143

Thats the thing about war anon...no heroes.
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'Merican 'mechs are neat though.

>>12506143
There was a huge difference between how the Americans treated the Japanese and how the Japanese treated the Americans.
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>>12499326
>because impractical, blah, blah, blah

Many would never understand the appeal of putting a lion on something. To be fair though, American's have lost appeal for most military hardware baring guns and Iron Man.

No more good Top Gun type films anymore.
No more Iron Eagles.

It's really sad.
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>>12509102
>There was a huge difference between how the Americans treated the Japanese and how the Japanese treated the Americans.

We also treated our own even worse during the Civil War, if you want to be fair.
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>>12509558
They were also, by definition, separtist traitors.
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>>12509605
separatist*
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>>12499360
how does it turn
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>>12511853
>implying the plan needs changing
LORD VADER SAID TO MARCH FORWARD AND DAMMIT WE'RE GONNA MARCH FORWARD
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>>12509497
>Iron Eagles

Mein Komeraden.
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>>12499407
>WB shit advertising

WB doing shit advertising for a studio that was cutting ties with them at that time anyway.
Mechs nothing, that was them throwing Legendary under the bus.
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>>12502277
It was a jet fuel job
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>>12499376
I love how much shitposters flock to that article to keep Titanfall from ever getting any attention.

They did it to distance themselves from Mechwarrior and shit like that.

In reality they're all pretty huge weebs.
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>>12512042
In reality the game is shit, mechs or not
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>>12506968
transformers and...what other merican mecha series still exist? gi-joe is kinda /m/ and voltron, but voltron wasnt originally american was it. so what is /m/ that still is around in america?
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Americans don't hate mechs. The jews that run the entertainment industry hate shit from Japan because they don't own it.
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>>12506211
Underrated post
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>>12502277
Japanese spiritual flames can't melt steal ships
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We tried
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>>12512410

No but filling a plane with bombs certainly can.
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>>12512420

And ratings-wise it supposedly did really well.
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>>12512420
I'm still fucking bitter over this.
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>>12499495
>Terminator popularized robots...

Pleb, plz...
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>>12512341
>so what is /m/ that still is around in america

Duh...
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>>12512804
>>12512804

But that's Capeshit first, mechshit second
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>>12512924
>Capeshit

Sure thing buddy...
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>>12513099
>Actual robots as bad guys
Yep, Capeshit for sure.
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>>12512341
Megas XL-wait...
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>>12502180
>and the japs to this day have the fucking gall...

Which is patently false.
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>>12499360
god damn that looks like shit, I never understood the whole praise about it
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>>12515379
I think people really like camels.
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>>12506952
Old Chinese saying goes 叶公好龙
Google it since I dunno how to explain the meaning and connotation, but it's pretty much what you want to say here.
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>>12515804

>Once in the state of Chu, there was a man named Ye Gong, who was crazy about dragons. In his house, the dragon pictures were almost attached to everything: walls with dragon pictures on, columns carved with dragon pictures,household appliance decorated with dragon pictures and so on.

>When hearing of the news that Ye was a big fan of dragons, a real dragon in Heaven then came to Ye's house. With its tail winding straight to the side of the main hall, the dragon raised his head into the window. At the sight of the real dragon, Ye Gong was taken aback by surprise. He was so frightened that he couldn't help trembling himself, and his face turned pale just like that he had lost his soul. And immediately he run away in a hurry.

>This fable ironically depicts the hypocrisy of Ye Gong because he was actually afraid of dragons, but he had pretended to like them.

>The above story was later summarized as an idiom: “叶公好龙”(Ye Gong Hao Long). The word “好” means "to like". Nowadays, this idiom is often used as an irony to describe those who act inconsistently with what they have said.
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>>12517111
>liking a real thing is different than liking stylized interpretations of the concept
no fucking shit, china
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>>12517111
>“叶公好龙”(Ye Gong Hao Long)

That literally just means "Ye Gong likes Dragons"
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>>12512789
You didn't read his full statement. It was broken up with parenthesis sure, but he was saying that The Trerminator popularized evil robots. Robby was a good guy. Well he was more just a tool.
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>>12517111
>appreciate dangerous creatures
>one suddenly appears in your house
>he wasn't excited about this deadly overgrown alligator, clearly he's just pretending!
i like looking at birds but i'm not about to go messing around flesh-tearing raptors
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We had Robot Wars. It's not quite the same without the "Super".

Go watch it if you didn't, for 90's stop motion robot action.
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>>12512924
>>12513147
Regardless of it being superhero stuff, powered armor is still /m/.
Which is why Tiger & Bunny things pop up here now and then. God I loved that thing.
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>>12512122
Who the fuck saves audio files for a game in FLAC?
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>>12499407
Haha poopies
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>>12517234

Putting on "Victory", "SKILL" or "GONG" while watching the fight scenes would help.
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shit was such an important part of my childhood, I was actually, genuinely confused when I got to socializing with people and found out that it wasn't popular like at all
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>>12524205
I'll have to try doing that.
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>>12499326

I blame Power Rangers

Michael Bay's Transformers didn't help.
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