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I am Shadow Hawk!
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I am Battle Cossack!
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where should I start?
any good shows or vidya?
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>posting this troll chart again
You're really digging deep this time
Read the manga and then watch whatever anime looks like the part you enjoyed

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Robot or cyborg girls.

Part one:
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I know, I mean compared to the actual novels cover art and the OVA.
Oh, probably to attract new or designed by new. They should keep the old style.
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Are Titans cool?
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>bigger then the Imperator
the necrons got the tripods instead
Titans and Knights also fuse with the minds with their pilots and can sometimes go crazy when the pilot dies

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>fat people: Yuck!
>fat mecha: BASED
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Massive thighs
I wish Kobayashi's and Kondo's side story gundam designs were canon enough to get bandai to make kits of them, even P-Bandai kits.
>fat people: i am the result of gluttony
>fat mecha: i amt the result of power

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Over the years, I've heard vague rumblings across various intersecting communities that Giant Robo's famous OVA, The Day the Earth Stood Still, is a flawed classic. That it's attempt to be an overall homage to Mitsuteru Yokoyama's many works did not pan out as intended. What sort of flaws do you think it has, if any? And if you don't see any flaws, or just not very many, then where do you think the perception of it being flawed came from?

For the opinion-less or uninterested, please consider this a Yokoyama thread.
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This >>18704454 is the only real flaw I can give to the series, I chalk it up to the characters mind set when the recordings were made but I get it if that doesn't cut it with some people.

And while it's not a flaw, like others have said it's made to be the first glimpse into a bigger world so certain storylines and characters don't get much development because it wasn't thier time to shine yet.

I can't stress enough how much I love this OVA, and I hope you give it a chance.
You're talking about Deimos Z aren't you?
The media res thing definitely does harm the OVA series only a slight bit because some characters like the Ryouzanpaku characters and the Mag10 except Alberto have no depth to them in the actual OVA whereas if you download+read>>18705389 there's whole backstories and arcs for them.

The final episode is also clearly rushed trying to jam in and wrap up as many plot points as possible and the misunderstanding plot really falls flat at the end.

That said it did do its main themes of the dangers of the future and the legacy between child+parent really well.

Is Tetsujin 28 2004 good or does it have similar issues as GR.
Put your trip back on jack
Jack wouldn't use obscure Japanese fanart though.

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What do you guys think about this OVA series? Also holy fuck is Fire Wars good.
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Suffers from the same problem of practically every (Shuugeki Hen is a notable exception, but it's arguably incomplete) Dynamic franchise: it's a short lived and inconsequential reboot. At least is not as short as Mazinkaiser SKL.
Not actually a problem. Also, fix this post
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>produced at the height of the retro mecha boom
>made just before cel animation and ovas died out
>notably great visual directing
>expertly adapted manga designs and showa manga artstlye
>nails the perfect blend of comedy, action and insanity that the first manga and tv series were known for
>lots of visual and plot fanservice references to the older series
>smart script which flawlessly amalgamates many iconic scenes and stories from the original series while also managing to tell a new story
>hotblooded soundtrack; fire wars
>ishimaru in his penultimate Kouji performance
>white pilder mazinger
Quite possibly the finest entry in the Mazinger series. It really is superlative.

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pretty bad. The manga was better.
Pure, condense Mazin.

What’s your preferred method on mech control?

>Complex stick and pedal controls

>Movement tracing

>Brain signal interface

>Verbal command

>Completely AI

>Your soul

>steering wheel

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For comedy
>steering wheel, stick shift and pedals
Simply the best.

For for serious
>astronaut tier control panels and joysticks

The 1:1 movement brain length stuff just doesn't have the visceral imagery of physical controls.
>i think you need to use a body suit or it will suck the life force from you.
I watched the show pretty recently, and don't remember this being a plot point. Is this confirmed anywhere? I took the suits as being helpful for controlling them, and the Brains as having healing properties.
Two flight simulator joysticks
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Super Robot = Boss Borot's cockpit. How many mecha have a toilet and a fridge?
"Realistic" = AI-assisted neural interface, cockpit stuff only for basic/emergency functions (if that makes any sense).

I'm also fond of remote-controlled mecha, they feel less like "vehicle with legs" and more "giant toy". Kinda like military drones, but with a portable command center to be physically close to the action.
I guess the kid with the helmet from Daitetsujin 17 is probably the best of both worlds.

Also, is there some sort of middle point between "one/two pilots" to "huge ship with full command bridge" for mecha pilots? I'd like to see some Das Boot-style crew interaction, but the closest thing I can think of is Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor.
I like remote-controlled mecha as well. The big quirk involving them is that the controller is rarely in direct danger unless they're right next to the robot during battle. I'm not too fond of the overused feedback cliche where the controller gets hurts as the robot does because of feedback energy.

Remote-controlled mecha are honestly a more practical form of interface than piloted. But the more realism you inject into it, the more limited its storytelling potential gets. At its logical extreme, you get someone sitting at a computer half a continent away. But one way to spice up the controller-robot tension is the aforementioned feedback cliche.

For remote-controlled mecha, the thing that makes the least sense is when the controller is being carried by the robot in battle. However, this also is the most exciting to me. Nothing's better than when the controller is standing in the robot's palm or on their shoulder.

Consequently, I think the concept of remote-controlled mecha does better the more fantastical you get. The manga Kamisama Dolls was about psychic kids controlling wooden "dolls", a modern interpretation of the human/giant-sized wooden automaton concept popular in jidaigeki fantasy manga. Battles in Kamisama Dolls required the controller to generally be close to their automaton, which was exciting.

One thing I find interesting about remote-controlled mecha as opposed to piloted mecha is that a story can show the robot and its controller doing separate things. For a generic example, the remote-controlled robot could be battling to buy time while the controller protagonist attempts to disarm a bomb. A mecha story that I thought did this technique particularly well was Yokoyama Mitsuteru's Mars. The conflicts between the pilots are face-to-face while they maneuver their remote controlled robots into an advantageous scenario. I can see how this sort of battle storytelling inspired Hirohiko Araki, who has cited Yokoyama as inspiration.

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lol never
You're gonna watch the SEA dub and you're gonna like it
NO! I want my (supposedly) Canadian dub, just like my 00s childhood mecha shows.
the worst part is it's not even SEAglish enough to be fun
it just sounds like a random cheap dub

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ITT: Guilty Pleasures
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Dynamite Explosion Once Again
Only people who hate Apocalypse Zero are the insufferable type of faggot who rail on it for its over the type violence but then turn around and pretend Elfen Lied's violence is deep art.
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>Guilty Pleasures
>Posts the amazing Apocalyptical Zero

It's Story Time!
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I like the Mk-II face.
So does Nagano, he's been using it for 35 years.
Fine with that
I love l-gaim, the setting and atmosphere feels more of a world away than most mecha (even Dunbine which has a 'contemporary' protag while LG was more otherworldly).
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Out of all five Transformers movies directed by Michael Bay, they gradually take more and more influence from FSS.

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What do you think of revealing mecha pilot uniforms?
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I guess that's what I'm trying to get at, after all being naked is the natural state of affairs, the issue for me is that everything including character design is becoming relentlessly horny. It's fucking exhausting.
They don't make fanservice like that anymore.
What the fuck? They absolutely do.

I kind of agree. I find that when I'm watching older anime I tend not to think "gonna have to look her up on rule34/gelbooru etc. later" as I'm watching the anime itself. Which is nice. It's not even that I mind the idea of lewding the characters, but (a) it is nice to have characters that I don't want to lewd at times, and (b) it's nice to not be distracted with that while watching the episode itself, even if I find myself wondering about it later. There are definitely some older anime with lewder designs that do engender those thoughts mind, but not all of them, and I find a perk to watching stuff with notoriously shitty animation (which is normally shitty art, but decent animation) is that the simpler character designs and cheaper art mean I don't get distracted nearly as much.

Naked in your cockpit. Advantages/Disadvantages?
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god i wish that were me
why wear clothes at all when you can just have NANOMACHINES
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IBO was pretty manly
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Go beyond naked
Strip off the flesh and transcend

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Papua-class ship
imo the angles it gets here kinda makes me think its a less toyetic take on white base
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That's why you don't mess around with Feddie women. Their souls are weighed down by gravity and they'll give you the clop.
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my EF bro

Failed Tommy Edition
>Dino Fury

>Beast Morphers Episodes

>BOOM! Studios Comics:
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Vol. 10 - Latest Volume)
- Go Go Power Rangers (Vol. 6 - Latest Volume)
- Power Rangers: Pink

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Because it gave something to talk about instead of the same stupid memes?
>A place where people pretend to be idiots will eventually be filled with idiots who think they are in good company
I'm just saying there's precedent even if the claim is bullshit.
>ever with a side of Drakkon on the side
See, I wouldn't mind a direct to DVD movie based on the first arc of the comics but then I know they'll go full retard adapting Shattered Grid and the rest of the crap stories which makes me hope that never happens

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