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Y'all faggotrons are always talking about how 80s OAV are peak mecha. Let's have a thread on what's out there.
>Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 (1987)
>Relic Armor Legaciam (1987)
>Dragon's Heaven (1988)
>Area 88 (1985)
>Detonator Orgun (1991-1992)
>Dangaioh (1987-1989)
>Ryuuseiki Gakusaver (1993-1994)
>Project Zeorymer (1988-1990)
>Megazone 23 (1985-1989)
>Gundam War in the Pocket (1989)
>Gundam 0083 (1991-1992)
>Gundam 08th MS Team (1996-1999)
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>>17046743
Iczer 1
It literally has the first Obari punch ever in it and is god tiered as far as OVAS go.

To add on to your list more.

>The Gallforce Franchise
>Macross Plus
>LOGH
>Appleseed
>Gunbuster
>Getter Armaggedon
>Dominion
>New Dominion Tank Police
>Macross II
>Black Magic M-66
>MD Geist and Death Force
>AD Police
>Bubblegim Crisis
>Bubblegum Crash
>Angel Cop
>Cyber City Oedo
>Casshern: Robot Hunter
>Dangaizer 3
>Demon Of Steel
>Iczelion
>Iczer 3
>Sakura Wars
>Le Deus
>Rayearth OVA
>Genocyber
>Cybernetics Guardian
>Mellowlink
>Giant Robo
>Ariel
>Dallos
>Crusher Joe OVA
>Patlabor

And of course even in non mecha ovas like Dream Hunter Rem and Genmu Senki Leda mecha show up. The 80s especially was the golden era.
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Thank you senpai
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>>17047162
As good as it looks, Escaflowne is technically a TV series, but yeah, why not?
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>>17046787
Iczer 1 movie is just the three OAVs together, or did they cut stuff?
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>>17046743
>>17046787
Thanks, I still have to watch a lot of these and there are some I didnt even know of.
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>>17046787
Cyber City Oedo is way too underrated for how good it is
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>>17048801
They actually added stuff and re did some shots they weren't happy with. It just cuts out the recaps and cleans up some things up from what I recall.
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>>17046787
>Now in HD edition!
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>>17049265
I like the way it loops.
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Can someone tell me why 08th MS Team is held in such high regard? I've been watching in production order and am a few episodes into it and so far it's pretty lackluster. I don't like the art design as much as the OVAs (and other entries) before it and just the entire thing is pretty plain with the Vietnam-esque jungle fighting. I also kept hearing that it's the most "realistic" Gundam series but I'm just not seeing it.

And that's not even mentioning the continuity issues I keep seeing people argue about. I don't think it's bad, but so far it's my least favorite Gundam entry. Maybe it'll get better later on but I doubt it.
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>>17049183
Kawajiri is just the best director for hyper masculine action stuff, whether it be more horror or more sci fi.
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>>17049286
>the entire thing is pretty plain with the Vietnam-esque jungle fighting
it is has all the militarism that's characteristic of mecha but without the "shojo-ification" bits that usually comes by way of newtype theory and idol culture
>I also kept hearing that it's the most "realistic" Gundam series
the show mostly utilizes full animation more than limited animation; there's a sense of weightiness to every step that makes an otherwise uninteresting plot watchable
>but so far it's my least favorite Gundam entry
I'd be curious how well it did domestically; would wager jap audiences share your opinion
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>>17049286
because spider man
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>>17049384
>"shojo-ification"
Not sure how newtypes are related to this but it's got romance and and stuff in it and the art style seems a lot less realistic than previous Gundam things. I personally like newtypes but most non-Tomino stuff doesn't seem to have them in their stories.
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>>17049260
Thanks, I'll go for that then.
>>17049286
Did you like 0083 and War in the Pocket? I believe many people like it because it's the more focused on the actual mecha and without the newtype bullshit.
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>>17049420
Yeah, I liked 0083 and 0080. 0080 the most. Neither of those had newtypes though that I remember. Newtypes are mentioned once in 0080 though. I like the space fighting more than ground fighting though, and it seems that 08th MS is all ground fighting.
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>>17049411
I was using Thomas LaMarre's words from The Anime Machine
>most non-Tomino stuff doesn't seem to have them in their stories.
Precisely; you either like the mecha-shojo bits or you don't. I've tried getting my friends to watch Tomino's stuff countless times and they just couldn't get into it. non-Tomino Gundam is a great starting point into the franchise but when people leave it at that it's just disappointing to see.
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>>17049646
The only thing that requires psionic interfaces are funnels though, and almost all the funnel monsters are piloted by women anyways. The vast majority of mecha shows from that time period don't use interfaces like that at all anyways. This person is a hack, they looked over a plot summary of UC Gundam, applied it to the whole genre around that time, and tried to pedal pseudo-academic bullshit to sell to weebs.
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>>17049664
Being a newtype helps with your physical reflexes and stuff too (and greater awareness), which is most of what makes newtypes better pilots.
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>>17049514
I'm so glad I have this downloaded already. Looks even better than I expected.

Some other notable ones I thought of today.

Prefectural Earth Defense Force and Birth. Both have great Kanada styled animation and are a ton of fun.
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>>17049664
Where does he say the interface has to be literal? Newtype aversion to militarism and a longing for empathic connections utilizing their psionic powers is more than enough.
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>>17049286

I liked it because it had military people doing generic military things like patrols, reconnaissance, interdictions, assaults, and just assing around the base or talking shit with each other (like Michel and Eledore, those two and their interaction in the hovertruck hit real close to home). The mecha were just machines of war, and the soldiers in them were just normal people. As a former soldier and mecha fan I liked the feel of it. Even the giant, overpowered mobile armors had a level of verisimilitude due to how they were shown operating (at least until the completed Apsalus started shooting its main cannon.) The characters were well personified and I knew where they all fit in, which is something that I think a lot of modern shows fail on. I don't like Newtype wankery, and there was none here, so that was a bonus multiplier.
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKkG15jgo_x8y3BxMUFoj-w/videos
There's even stuff so obscure that it exists only as a rip from Italian TV with MS paint-tier subs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=legfVvbyjrI
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>>17049771
He claimed that operating mecha required the pilot to be in touch with their feelings and be prone to affective communication. That is false. Non newtypes have piloted the Zeta and ZZ. Being a newtype also has nothing necessarily to do with being "in touch with ones feelings", it is extra sensory perception based on evolving to adapt to a new environment. Haman and Scirroco were nothing like that, and yet were newtypes. Amuro was horribly closed off emotionally and could barely even communicate with Chan half the time in CCA, yet he was the best pilot in early UC at that point. Char was a newtype but constantly lied to everyone, including himself, etc. It's such a gross simplification and misunderstanding of Tomino's work.


This is almost as bad as the mythology around Eva 'deconstructing' the genre.
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>>17049514
He looks like an R rated Haran Banjo.
>>17049431
I'm surprised you don't like it if you liked the other two. But, yes, there isn't much space in 08th MS. Anon here has the best explanation as to why it's usually liked >>17049774
>>17049813
That's Spanish, not Italian. But yeah, the networks looks like the same as Italy, some used to operate in both countries. Thanks, that channel is goldmine!
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>>17049183
>Cyber City is getting a new release on Blu-Ray
Better have the dub and the Rory McFarlane soundtrack, that shit is fantastic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeLua6NDwIk
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>>17049813
>There's even stuff so obscure that it exists only as a rip from Italian TV with MS paint-tier subs.
Most of the things on that account don't fall into that category though.
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Will normalplebs ever understand our pain?
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>>17050983
Seriously though, why is television anime so cringe while 80s OAVs are so based?
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>>17051029
Would you say that all anime is bad except for 80's OVAs ?
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>>17051029
>>17051053
Why do people always forget about 80s films? That’s the peak of the entire medium.
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>>17051142
Only Honneamise is good
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>>17051029
>>17051053
>>17051142
They were made when Japan's economy was at its peak. That's the entire reason.
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>>17051274
I find that the creators from that generation tended to make the best 90s and 00s works as well though. It wasn’t just having the means to achieve the creative vision, the artistry there was of the charts.
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>>17051194
Oh come on, there's more than that. What about Patlabor for example ?
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>>17051194
Akira, for its flaws, there are much more uneven OVAs out there
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>>17051298
Since production companies had more money at their disposal, they could afford to take more risks, greenlight more experimental projects, and approve higher budgets.
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>>17051194
Gihbli were making movies in the 80s m8
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>>17046743
>>17046787
Japan's bubble-economy was great while it lasted.
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>>17046743
>>17046787
>Any of this garbage
>Good

Yikes. Who knew nostalgiafags were this cringe?
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>>17051533
You have to be 18 to post on 4channel.
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>>17051574
Looks like the ugly cousin of the girl from Silent Mobius.
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>>17051585
Kia Asamiya is Michitaka Kikuchi's pen name.
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>>17051574
Kaiji?
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>>17051194
Venus Wars? Crusher Joe?
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>>17047169
Need
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>>17051029
TV is made for children
OVAs are made for adults and require a high mental age
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>>17049384
>but without the "shojo-ification"
I don't know, the love-at-first-sight plotline, pretty much anything involving Gineas and Aina, Michel's little personal journey. I don't know if shojo is the right word, but it's definitely closer to that than militarism.
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>>17056217
Yeah if anything 08th is rather sentimental in comparison to Tomino Gundam. I can see your average woman appreciating the rather typical sentimental character focused drama 08th a lot more than something like Zeta with all its erraticism, decnetralization and neuroticism.



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