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How do you get casuals to watch Gundam?

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I have a group of friends who fervently refuse to watch Gundam or anything /m/ because it's "not deep enough", "boring", and "robots aren't my thing".

How do I fix this god dammit.
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>>13483322
Get better friends.
Better yet, don't have any friends at all. Waste of time, they almost always are plebs in some way or another, etc. Not worth the bother.
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>>13483322
>"not deep enough"

I'm guessing they haven't seen Evangelion.
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>>13483322
What are some of the animes they like, anon?
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>>13483322
Trick them into watching brain powerd by showing them the op.
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>>13483322
Just don't bother. It's not worth it and even if you do get them into Gundam they'll probably end up having sht taste anyways.
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>>13483339
They enjoy things like Death Note, Attack on Titan, Haruhi, Angel Beats, Sword Art Online, Assassination High School, Noragami Aragato, and more.

It's pretty frustrating that I have to watch those with them, and they won't give Gundam or mecha a chance.
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>>13483322
>it's "not deep enough"

We have the solution to the problem
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>>13483371
I low balled it and showed them the first episode of Aldnoah.Zero.

>Too much exposition and boring.
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>>13483387
Get them to watch SDF instead, besides Gundam really isn't that good anyways
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>>13483387
Get better friends
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>>13483322
I always get that "gundam is to confusing" but then i showed them greco, what did i expect...
only had success with G Gundam. everyone loves g gundam.
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>>13483387
> Death Note, Attack on Titan, Haruhi, Angel Beats, Sword Art Online, Assassination High School, Noragami Aragato
>Gundam's not deep enough!
Jesus Christ, it's just a kid's show. Not everything has to be deep.
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But Gundam IS for casuals
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Link them the current IBO controversy, or have them read that review of G-Reco it's supporters pass around. And if all else fails, try to get them to read The Origin.
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>>13483387
>Death Note, Haruhi, Angel Beats
Trifecta of weaboo taste
>Sword Art Online, Attack on Titan, Assassination Classroom
Recent trifecta of shit taste

Congrats anon, minus rucky star you basically hit turd jackpot.
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>>13483513
Death Note is decent regardless of its fanbase.
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>someone has an opinion about something he hasn't watched
Why do you even need help arguing against this?
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>>13483322
get them to watch BIG O
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>>13483322
>Death Note, Attack on Titan, Haruhi, Angel Beats, Sword Art Online, Assassination High School, Noragami Aragato
They're ready for Macross 7.
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>>13483517
Death Note is okay. It's basically just Yugioh but without trading cards and the outcome was fairly obvious early on. It's an enjoyable series up until L dies at least.
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>>13483405
Wow. Try...Valverave?
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>>13483322
Get better friends.
I got my friend to watch somewhere like 10 episodes of 0079, then he returned to his cooler modern shows.
They just can't be changed.
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Try some pleb shit like Wing
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>>13483322
>How do I fix this god dammit.
You can't. Plebs gonna pleb and the harder you try to convince them to watch something good, the more you turn them off to it.
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>>13483517
I just mean weaboos worship it as the greatest piece of (insert genre here) media in existence. That happens with a lot of shows but Death Note was hugely, hugely popular with the toonami crowd.
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I show them 00 S1. Then I distract them and have the watch a UC ova. This worked with my friends, None of whom actually like anime.
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>>13483322
>"robots aren't my thing"
Why are these people your friends?
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>>13483608
>>13483430

Without them I have no friends.

>Feels badman

I tried Gurren Lagann around 2010, but they weren't having any of it.
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>>13483654

I've been friends with them for about 8 years. I don't have any friends except for this group, so I spend my time on 4chan until we decide to watch an anime together.

They just don't want to watch mecha. I've tried to recommend them for our viewings, but there's always another one that they all think will be better than my recommendations
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Here's an idea. Get friends that are based on things more complex than taste in hobbies
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>>13483387
Blu Ray is out?
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>>13483662
Wow, not even Gurren Lagann. It's a pretty normalfag-acceptable anime, isn't it

I almost lost any contact with my friends during the last 2 years and understood that muh robot cartoons have always been giving me much more fun than social interactions.
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>>13483322
If they can handle older stuff then find a time, sit down and watch the 0079 movies together (this bit's important!).

If they only accept newer stuff then try Gundam 00.
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>>13483322
How d you get anime friends?
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>>13483767
You dont want them anyway. Other people have shit taste.
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>>13483387
Jesus your friends have some real shit taste in anime. Other than Noragami, it's like the Best Hits of normalfag anime.

Honestly it's probably not worth it. I'd say half my friends even care for anime, maybe half of that will tolerate mecha, and half of that genuinely enjoy it. Assuming you're friends with them for reasons other than their hobbies, it's not really worth the effort.

All my friends who got into mecha approached me first, and I gave them recommendations. If you end up in a situation like that, I'd say start with the 0079 movies if they can tolerate the animation. Yes, it's dated, but it forms an important foundation for the rest of the franchise. If not, then 08th MS Team is the most obvious one to go with, or 0080 if they claim they're more "intellectual." If even that is too much for them, then I'd say get better friends because it's a lost cause. Otherwise I'd go with Unicorn. As dumb as it is to start with Unicorn, normalfags flock to it like crazy. Sawano OST+good animation is catnip for normalfags.
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>>13483322
Find out what they like and show them the gundam that fits that.

Turn A seems sort of like a period drama at first, G or BF is more or less like your average shonen, 08th Team is down to earth (for the most part and 00 has gays

>>13483387
On second thoughts get better friends
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>>13483747
I would also suggest this.
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>>13483322
Just show them 0080 and Unicorn.
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>>13483322
If your friends don't watch, if they don't watch then leave your friends behind.
S(S-S-S) A(A-A-A) F(F-F-F)...
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>How do I fix this god dammit.
By killing yourself.
And try to troll harder you pathetic autist.
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>>13483387
youre friends have shit taste
sword art alone shouldve proven theres no hope for this
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>>13484930
>Unicorn
Besides being a terrible suggestion, I've actually tried this. They were lost within 10min.
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>>13484959
I've tried it, and they loved it. The references they didn't get just made it seem deeper to them.
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>>13484952
your*

sorry i was laughing too hard

seriously OP just get other friends to watch it with you
your "anime" friends dont seem to know what good anime is

you honestly have a better shot with a complete normie or someone who can just appreciate something new
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>>13483405
>I low balled it and showed them the first episode of Aldnoah.Zero.
>>Too much exposition and boring.
But that's right.
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>>13483747
Yeah.
Don't try to change our friends for your convenience.
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>>13483747
What if I want to discuss my hobbies with someone aside from /m/?
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>>13485154
Hang out at your FLGS and build some Gunpla between games, you'll meet people who start talking about it.
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>>13485167
I live in a shithole where there are no such places
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>>13483322
>How do I fix this god dammit.
You don't. Don't't force anything on them and just let them watch whatever they want. A friend of mine didn't have any interest in Gundam but now he wants to watch Build Fighters because the MILF is so hot.
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>>13483322
Let them rot.
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>>13483387
So they're complete dumbasses who can't think for themselves?
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>>13483686
>I spend my time on 4chan until we decide to watch an anime together
If your only common activity is to watch likely bad anime together then I can safely say that you don't need them.

Also posting tits to not make this post worthless.
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>not deep enough

Tomino's shows are some of the only genuinely "deep" anime that aren't overtly surreal. how can they even say that when they haven't seen it?
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>>13483322
>"not deep enough"
Sounds like an asshole. I bet he'll love Eva. Every asshole that yearns for something "2deep4u" loves Eva.

On the flipside, if you want to show him something that is 2deep4u, but is actually good, show him Big O.
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>>13485889
Because Gundam Wing wasn't all that deep, and that is the casual break in series.
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>mon visage quand this thread is hitting too close to home
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>>13485889
>Tomino's shows are some of the only genuinely "deep" anime that aren't overtly surreal
The "deep" aspects of Tomino's shows are more subtle than the same aspects in some things that are considered "deep".
See the last two episodes of Eva which are pretty much the character's explaining themselves to the audience verses all the people who don't understand why character's in Zeta do the things they do.
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>>13483387
jesus they sound like the type to praise destiny
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>>13483322
>How do I fix this
You don't.
Mecha is like capeshit comics, or Christianity, you need to get into it young, otherwise the internal contradictions inherent in the genre become too stupid to swallow.
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>>13483387
At this point, you might as well try to get them into stuff that Hokuto no Gun translates, instead.
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>>13485200
You have us you filthy faglord.
Keep you austism in check online, don't sperg out in public, you fucking mongrel.

Stop embarrassing yourself, jesus christ.
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>>13485889
G-Reco is much "deeper" than eva.
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Attracting a large audience of people has fuck all to do with the depth of it.
That's just for the people who already like something and want to endlessly blather on about a bunch of tiny bits of nothing.

It takes talent to entertain a large group of people or make something as niche as giant robot mechs and space psychics who bitch about peace all the while hypocritically continue to nuke each other out of the sky in even more spectacular ways and make it palatable to a casual noob audience.
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>>13486242
>Attracting a large audience of people has fuck all to do with the depth of it
More news at 11.
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Because of your friends' taste, SeeD or Wing will probably be your best bet OP...
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>>13483322
Bludgeon them to death with an HG Neo Zeong
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