Or Funi's dumb title, AMAIM Warrior at the BorderlineI like this series so farAnd Gai is a pretty fun character
Agreed, the animation is what got me hooked especially when the AIMAM IS BOOTED UP, the next episode is going to be interesting to say the least.
What did you think of episode 2?
Episode 2 was an great episode wished it had more action though but looking at the pv for episode 3 it is safe to say it is going to be hype.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0sTBUDK-gIThird episode preview
Episode 2 had a lot of decent emotional beats
It's a good episode but Gai is honestly a little TOO convenient.
>>20210797>I like this series so far>And Gai is a pretty fun characterSame and gai is probably my favorite part so far. Episode was good the farm bit was great and the fight at the end was good. The one guy from either the euro or American faction with how he was reacting to Amou and the Kenbu was giving me graham vibes.
>>20210859In this day and age, with how easy it is to track by phone, you need a way to handwave that away for plot
>>20210859Godzilla SP had their op AI become Deus ex Machina at the end.
>>20210797I feel like this should have been a two-parter and that Shiiba should have spent more time at the farm with the old couple. Other than that, good second episode. I Love pic related designs a lot.
This episode felt weird, like something that should have happened later in the series after some serious climactic moment. But whatever, looks like the real plot starts next week, so I'll just get worked up over that.
>>20210859The show's obviously setting up for a situation where the MC has to get along without Gai.They're very intentionally having him rely on Gai too much to pilot.
I came into this title with some suspicions of where it would go—maybe it’s the War on Terror memories, maybe it’s remembering Build the Wall literally two years ago, but I have an instinctive fight-or-flight reaction to titles that proudly include the phrase “border warrior.” But…holy shit, y’all. Like, holy shit. “We let foreigners in and they outbred us, and now the True Japanese People are being subjugated by the foreign powers they heralded!”This is an anime about fucking “anchor babies.”We are told this backstory as the camera pans across scenes of Japan’s landscape and historical pagodas; the ending credits see our protagonist engage in traditional arts like flower arrangement. Obviously love of cultural traditions isn’t an inherently toxic thing. What’s fucked up is when you make them into symbols of what our heroes are trying to protect, because it raises the question of why they need to be protected and from whom. Then you end up with an anime that would be at home in a Ben Shapiro novel.Its production cycle and airing also coincides with recent conversations in Japan about immigration policy reform, the exploitation of foreign visa workers, inhumane conditions at foreign detention centers, and abuse of immigrants by officials. There’s no denying that this is an extremely topical series, and one with pretty stomach-churning implications.But as was the case with Darling in the FranXX, I doubt we’re going to hear about it for a while. That’s because AMAIM looks quite pretty, and mecha fans have been quite excited about its return to 2D-model robots. And in my jaded experience, I find that even when a work has confidently stated its thematic intentions, the only thing that will turn the tide against it is technical incompetence. The human cost of Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t matter, just the glitches. Darling in the FranXX could do no wrong amongst a certain audience of chuds until the second cour fell apart visually.
>>20210882It could have worked as a two parter if you just slotted in another battle with one of the millitaries before Amou came across the farm.
>>20210966What website did you take this spiel from?
>>20210966Yes anon we know, go be useless elsewherehttps://www.animefeminist.com/amaim-warrior-at-the-borderline-episode-1/>>20210981sauce is thereI really wish the people who write these articles would do the bare minimum of looking at Habara's past works.But that would require them to actually being invested in genuinely writing about anime.
>>20210986Gotta pick the thing to create the best outrage article from.
The phrase “I don’t like mecha except for Gurren Lagann” is a quick way to spot an anime casual, but there’s a reason for its proliferation: Gurren Lagann was fearless in breaking from the Gundam mold, which so many other titles stick to like glue. (TTGL took plenty of inspiration from elsewhere, but that’s another topic altogether.) Kyoukai Senki is one of the dozens of giant robot series still stuck in Yoshiyuki Tomino’s shadow, and I’m not so hungry for a new mecha series that I’m willing to overlook its slavish duplication of his work. From the corrupt military officers to the main mech’s operating system to the series’ bizarre naming sense, so much of this episode is pulled straight from the Gundam playbook, and it’s kind of hard to endure. Sunrise’s dedication to the series is clear given its traditionally animated robots, and some of the background art was nice (especially during the narrated prologue at the start). But I can’t overlook all the things Kyoukai Senki lacks – character, originality, a sense of fun – just for one or two hand-drawn mecha fights each week.
>>20210797I don't know about the AMAIM part but isn't "warrior at the borderline" a direct translation of Kyoukai Senki?
>>20210986Much like Code Geass, some people jump the gun and can't see past the Japanese uprising to see the criticism of Japanese machismo.We are a bit too early into Kyokai Senki to suss out its positions on say, JSDF rearmament, but I have a feeling it's not going to pull an Attack on Titan and start waxing lyrical about dying a glorious death in defence of the motherland and how maybe a bit of genocide is good.
>>20211024No, the title is most accurately just "Border wars" or "Border War story"
>>20210814Why do I feel it was a "calm before the storm" episode?>>20211001IT'S FUCKING TWO EPISODES.
>>20211034And that was written in a blog post made after the first episodehttps://starcrossedanime.com/fall-2021-first-impressions-kyuuketsuki-sugu-shinu-sankaku-mado-no-sotogawa-wa-yoru-kyoukai-senki/
>>20211025I don't see anything like that in either this show or Code Geass. If anything it's gonna be the opposite with this show in particular because of the America and China stand-ins, which somewhat resemble the situation Japan is dealing with in real life as opposed to whatever the hell was going on with Code Geass
>>20211045>Two episodes aired>Already writing it off as a failI swear people these days.
>>20211034The first 2 episodes have felt like that.Also meeting the resistance next episode seems like it's setting up for their first huge loss later on in the first cour.We still haven't seen that black Kenbu yet, so when that appears It's definitely gonna claim some lives.The pacing feels similar to how Ryvius started off with a few episodes of calm before shit started going haywire.>>20211024No, it's one of the more awkward ways to translate it and it doesn't even roll off the tongue in english.Border War would've been more accurate.>>20211025This, people always overlook that Code Geass had them taking down the more radical Japanese faction early in the show and the black knights were an international coalition full of people from various ethnic backgrounds (and their leader himself was a gaijin). Even Akito the Exiled's crew was like this.
>>20211050It tries to go for a military setting but fails to commit. Too lighthearted and childish to work with the setup, so it falls flat.I've basically lost hope for it. but I will keep watching because 2d mecha fights.
>>20211070>>20211080Just wait. We will see how it develops.
>>20210797I really don't mind this kind of mascot, they have made it be a decent part of the series, its fun and useful. The desing its eh, but its growing on me.And I like how for a change, the militaries seems to be competent. And of course, of what kind of gundanium is the MC mech made from? Jeez.Also the Bunyip is the cutest mech so far.
>>20210866That was a pretty kino moment, anyone knows the name of the riflemen/grande users drone? And at what faction they belong?
The MC is dripless
Oh fuck, this thread has already two-three copypastas already? We can't people just enjoy stuff anymore.
>>20211034>IT'S FUCKING TWO EPISODESAnd both have been bad.
>>20210882Reminds me to the graze from IBO with the horns of the Kuromokuro, I dig them, tough the bunyip is just too cute.
He looks like the mandatory cool guy who is really just a jobber.
>>20211221He's the one with this blue unit, right? I expect him to pull an Aida and try to run his long-range support/sniper unit as a front line assault machine and get wrecked constantly.
>>20211221Nah, remember the Fafner guy is doing this, and he knows how to make every character important in a fight scene. That's part of why Exodus was so great, and even here it looks like it's breaking down along similar lines. We got the close range MC robot with a short sword thing, the long range sniper guy, and the midrange spear girl. They'll all cover for each other
The show is absolutely dripping in muh yamato damashii. It feels like Japan is one of the few major nations left in the world that has pride and reverence for its culture.
>>20210814ITS FUCKING AWESOME UOHHHi didnt actually think it was going to be this good damn
I find it funny how butthurt Americans get when they watch nationalistic shows from other countries. Their movies, tv-series and shows are the most patriotic out there but no other country is allowed to have a hint of pride in their country
>>20211314Its not americans, its people who have been propagandized that all nationalism is the worst thing. Typically, these people are left-wing politically.
>>20211045Well they aren't wrong.
>>20211248Nah it's the Girl that's close range I think because he unit's figure doesn't come with any guns.But the MC's has a sword and a rifle
>>20211314Patriotism is fine, it's the imaginary oppression they push onto themselves that makes shows like this insufferable.
>>20211221He reminds me Ikki from Saint Seiya.
Feels like a mix of Gundam + Eureka Seven + Code Geass. Sunrise might actually be trying this time
>>20211537Shit call me a Nazi too then
>>20211640I'm not feeling much from the show right now. Fights are good, but the story hasn't had much direction so far. We'll see where it goes.
>>20211080You people never watched King Gainer, huh?
>>20211050hell, Ex Arm only required one to watch about half of the opening credits, and maybe read a small review of the director/animation team.
>>20211557This episode gave us Kenbu pulling a Giant Gorg and smacking a Nyuren in the head with a gun
>>20211080I am still optimistic, but the way his friends just sort of walked away without facing any consequences was really weak writing imo and definitely a failure to commit. The hostage situation was a good place to either establish stakes by having the MC abandon them to prison. I think this is still light enough to fit into the shows more lighthearted attempt at real robot. I recently watched Buddy Complex which is a lighter take on the genre, and even that still had Aoba coming to terms with war and making mistakes that get people hurt. I feel the hostage situation was simply wasted to make the MC and Gai look more heroic
>The other alliances will make fun of you because you let a terrorist boy go
>>20210966>The human cost of Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t matter, just the glitches.This but semi-unironically.
Another anime about Japan feeling like cucks
>>20211045>psgelsFurther proving that anime blogs are rughtfully dying off.
>>20211721Anon he literally mentioned their still going to be watchlist. Imagkne feds monitoring your shit 24/7.Really says a lot about a show when it triggers normies this hard when its only been 2 episodes.
>>20211640The fact that it reminds me way too much of other mecha is what's bugging me. Reminds of the same problem I had with Buddy Complex
>>20211738The Ocenian Bereau of Shitposting and Memetic Warfarr will make those jokes stop real quick, don't worry.
He should have stayed with the tomato farmer instead of becoming Gai’s murder puppet
>>20210859Gai is 100% secretly evil, look him much he loves violence
>>20211080>military mecha can't be lightheartedIs /m/ just full of newfags right now? Did no one here even watch pic related? Not a single death on-screen until more than 6 episodes in.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9m3LOUzZs4
>>20211833Invasion of reddit and twitter destroyed this site. You can tell by the way they type.
>>20211834>Fun military is the strongest in the world>Doesn't feel the need to put on a show because we're already competent>Authoritarian virgin military that forces people to enlist>copes for their weakness with state propaganda
>>20211834a mutt posted this
>>20211791>about Japan feeling like cuckstheir still seething that they surrendered
>>20211845>Lost to towelheads>Can't fight anyone except it's citizens>Nato literally scolds burger president over that failure>CompetentIs it any wonder why everyone's getting strapped but mutts?
>>20210966>>20211001>>20211045>>20211080What is with this show that it riles up leftypols?
>>202118951000 yuan has been deposited yo your account.
>>20211838They're already trying their best to make discussion of this show a poisoned chalice.
>>20211001>copy and pasta from normie blogs to shitpost a showWhy do trolls do this? Didn't get it out of your system during Back Arrow? Fuck you assholes were doing this during Kuromukuro, and no one watched Kuromukuro. >>20211907I'll never understand why Japanese nationalism pisses people off so much. There are Japanese people who say the Rape of Nanking never happened. So fucking what? China says the long leap forward was bloodless, and that Tianmen Square never happened. Turkey claims the Armenian Genocide never happened. The Hutu's claim there was never a genocide of Tutsis. Same thing with the people responsible for Holodomor. This isn't fucking new, or unique. It's the default fucking state. Do people not understand the US admitting to the Trail of Tears is not the norm? And even then they hid the Road of Death, and hand wave away the drone shit. People don't own up to their atrocities. This is the historical norm, and nearly every major group has atrocities.
>>20211907Japanese nationalism pisses them off cuz "muh war crimes or whatever," just wait until they come out of the woodwork again when the MuvLuv anime gets up to the coup arc
>>20211940>Road of DeathDo you mean the Highway of Death? Unless this is some other unrelated thing I've never heard about, that's not even remotely close to the other things in this post.
>>20211931do mutts really?.
>>20211940>>20211950thank murican education >MuvLuv anime gets up to the coup arcIm ready to be disappointed
>>20211833There was no military in that show whatsoeverJust a bunch of disorganized yahoos banding together in an attempt to form a new country and a railroad company hiring a bunch of mercs
>>20211080>I've basically lost hope for it. but I will keep watching because 2d mecha fights.even if they look shit and are boring? this show is not good.
>>20211983The Exodus force is a legitimate force, though. No difference from a militia, with everything from serious hardware to sidearms and uniforms. And both the IMA and Saint Regan are the railroad company's military by all definition since they control pretty much all Domepolis, even arresting people, controlling supply and bossing around the headrulers.
>>20210797I think I might just watch this show with /a/>>>229314266
Damn this show looks gorgeous, anyone that complains about muh nationalism or whatever the fuck is NOT a real anime fan let alone mecha.
>>20212172The show looks generic at best and bland at worst. And the plot and characters have nothing to them. Real mecha has actual plot and charactes, this doesn't.
>>20212180its been two FUCKING episodes. Fuck off back >>>>/twitter/
>>20212180>Real mechaYou glow in the dark tourist.
What's with the protagonist's hair? Sometimes it's like he's got pigtails >>20210839.
>>20212205is this your first anime
>>20212209Name an anime where a guy has pigtails.
>>20212191yes. two episodes of nothing.
>>20212224wait I thought you meant braids, MC from assassination classroom has pigtails
>>20212008I'm with the urbanoid, I've lived in the country and it's just not for everyone. Not surprised that's the target audience for this, rural people tend to be more nationalist while urban people tend to be more globalist.
Shit. That was a very good episode. I hope they keep this up.
>>20212254because rural people tend to have lived there for generations, while urbanoids are probably renting some shitty flat they (and its owners) don't give a shit about
so I think the show is decent so far, but what would the writing need to do to elevate it? I think the 2nd character should look cool but in a nice subversion turn out to be a good person or a big softy who just wanted to save shiba.
>>20212285Looks like an edgelord who will butthead with MC. Actually an okay guy who's kind of anti-social and slowly open up to him, eventually becomes his biggest ally, friend like how Tieria is for Setsuna
>>20212295Tieria was an asshole until the climax of S1.
>>20212313he's referring to how tiera and setsuna relationship in s2. man that joke trailer for 00 s2 was accurate in ways one just didn't expect.
>>20212285>subversionfuck off retard
>>20211895>Lost to towelheads>Can't fight anyone except it's citizensHow many foreign wars China's won, again?
>>20212411(continue)When is China going to Afghanistan?
>>20211958>Highway of DeathYes that. > that's not even remotely close to the other things in this post.Fair enough
WHY THE FUCK IS THIS GUY JON ARBUCKLELASANYAN NO PARTY
>>20212180Go watch 86 and leave us alone
>>20212180>Real mechatf does that mean tourist>>20212244thats 86
https://twitter.com/FUKUYAMA_nime/status/1447780179762241540Screening and talk show on October 23
>>20212576That's a boy.
>>20212580No, she is clearly a girl
>>20212605I got a feeling tomboy onee-san isn't long for this world...
>>20212610no, not again...
>>20212610>>20212613I'm gonna enjoy her "passing"
>>20212610C'mon, just because she probably isn't a pilot and we have Shion doesn't mean everyone outside of the main 3 are gonna die
>>20212613It keeps happening.Last 2 season's it was imouto's and this is the season of onee-san suffering...
Ladies and gentlemen, I believe that we have our silver medalist - too plain to win, too cute to not keep around and juuuust right to end up with a minor side character in the post-finale timeskip.>>20212610She's going to be his initial crush but die a heroic death saving everyone's bacon as the result of the MC not being good enough at giant robot stuff (possibly after losing Gai) and then the real winner (probably an enemy ace/test tube baby/etc. and maybe attached somehow to edgelord-kun) with long enough hair is going to step in to fill the void.>>20212623RIP those magnificent pants.
>>20212619She's gonna get the Valvrave Aina treatment and you know it.
>>20211704I never watched King Gainer but stumbled across it's op a long while back and thought it sounded good.Is the anime any worth watching though?
>>20212695Yes, it's pretty good. I have only one complaint and you'll probably notice because you'll go "Wait, this is happening now? What?"
>>20211940>I'll never understand why Japanese nationalism pisses people off so much.It is hard not to draw parallels with history since so many stories are derived from it. A lot of fiction where a people and/or nation were occupied was from experience with deeper insight into what being in a dystopian society was like. Domestically, Imperial Japan has been very fascistic with their citizens and soldiers but Kyoukai Senki and others like it aren't about that, they're specifically about foreign powers. But for Japan being occupied by foreign powers in Japanese history the most parallels you can get is the allied occupation and being turned into a giant military base during the cold war. Whereas Japan has occupied foreign lands and treated the people there worse than how the Japanese are typically oppressed in said shows.Honestly, I'd be fine if people wanted to write a story about an occupied dystopian Japan but these shows provide little to no insight generally and are used only as a plot device.>People don't own up to their atrocities. This is the historical norm, and nearly every major group has atrocities.This is true but they are all denialism and they are all bad. One thing I noticed about the show is that the foreign occupiers is called Oceania like in 1984, just a vague idea of "foreign" or "other" except it doesn't seem to be satire or a comment on how some nationalistic people may think, so far it seems like just another villainous nation like in every other similar show But it's only episode 2 and I may be reading too much into this. I'd probably still watch it for the mechs though, designs are very nice.
>>20212701It has a piss-poor mal rating but I'll take your word for it. If anything, at least there are cool robots
I've been liking it so far, but now with the next episode and the ending theme I get the feeling they'll keep spending time on showing the pleasures of Japan or something and I'm honestly not interested in that.
>>20212765>I'm honestly not interested in thatThen don't watch.Simple as.
>>20212766I mean, if the fourth episode keeps this going, I probably might.
>>20211095Kit's listed as "Brady Hound" but I've also seen the Nyurens listed as "New Ren" so could be different there too
>>20212610Anon I lost my sakugan tomboy waifu already, you can't take her away too.
>>20211221Nah. More like the serious no-nonsense guy with a tragic past and with a "FUCK FOREIGNERS" mentality.
>>20211221I’m curious how his AI is manipulating him into fighting
>>20211791That's literally all of them though.
>>20212470>thats 86No, that's this crap.
>>20211248>the long range sniper guy,Why does the long range glass cannon need to be a humanoid robot? If it has human limbs it should be able to hold its own in a fistfight, period.
>>20212989>Why does the long range glass cannon need to be a humanoid robot?
It's pretty good so far
>>20212765If you didn't realize the show would be saturated in YAMATO DAMASHII from the premise alone, you're blind.
>>20212764Mal ratings are about as meaningful as a pile of shit soaked in gasoline. But yeah King Gained is good
>>20211480We've pretty much only seen the Oceanians being dicks out of the occupying powers so far and there are publicized negotiations among them to restore sovereignty to a united Japan.
>>20212763>One thing I noticed about the show is that the foreign occupiers is called Oceania like in 1984, just a vague idea of "foreign" or "other" except it doesn't seem to be satire or a comment on how some nationalistic people may think, so far it seems like just another villainous nation like in every other similar showIt's just Greater Australia.
>>20211557I started watching this thing because of the design of the green 'Straya mecha. I hope they get more screentime. /blogpost end
This show claims that Australia (Oceania) will be a superpower like Russia (Eurasia), China (Asia), the USA (NAC), and they will fight against the USA and occupy Japan. One colony drop was clearly not enough. Colony-drop Sidney, NOW!
This show, I feel, has been mostly generic.The second episode has a first half you could see in a million places that barely tells us anything about our paper-thin protagonist that we don't know.And then makes it moot by even destroying the fishing boat.I'd harp on the classic Gundam episode structure of talk-talk, then battle, but it's way too early to accuse it of that.Animation and designs are enjoyable, so that keeps me watching.But oh boy, a mysterious new sniper pilot that coldly counts his shots? Never seen that before.
>>20213327but anon the master race of Australia can't be stop.
>>20213334>But oh boy, a mysterious new sniper pilot that coldly counts his shots? Never seen that before.name 5 pls?
>>20213327Aussie villains is probably the most unique thing this show has going for it right now. I hope they are the ones to do a colony drop on Japan in the name of revenge
>>20212764Go back and stay there retard.
>>20213149True, ill keep that in mind. Interesting mech design.
>>20213205My bad then, must have missed that. The nations are literally just have the continents for their names.
Outside of the>foreigners are so EEEVIIIIIILLLthe main issue with this show is how cliched it is, but I guess it's understandable because the audience is teenagers, not adults who've already watched dozens/hundreds of robot shows; so for them it's fine. What I don't get is why Gai looks like a magical girl mascot. Is Sunrise trying to attract the girls, or are japanese boys now into mascots too?Also, who's the robot designer? The white drones defeated at the beginning of ep 2 remind me of the Anf.
>>20213611Ippei GyōbuKanetake EbikawaKenji TeraokaYūya Koyanagi
>>20213611I really like the designs in general, specially the grunts. The brady has become my prefered, remnds me to a Python from heavy gear with wings.
>>20212763>>20211845>>20211080>>20212986>>20212180>>20213138>/pol/niggers ruined another threadCan we just ban all americans?
>>20212986Nah, that's 86. It's okay though, you can keep crying your heart out.
>>20213611>people still acting like random fairy characters are new to mecha>what are the fairies in Dunbine and L-Gaim, the tiny robots in Orguss, or the various co-pilot Haros over the years
Good show so far.
>>20213681My bad anon, lets stop talking about kyoukai senki and talk about something else. Whats on your mind?
>>20210834I was secretly hoping that he will take the slice of life pill and live on a farm forever
DANGAR DO NOT DISASSEBBLE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE5QcJy7ypoOfficial MV of "You're My Perfect Mirror"
>>20213939Every episode I'm more sure they will put a madoka with those motherfuckers, they are just too good at manipulating people.
>>20213334>classic Gundam episode structure of talk-talk, then battleHoly shit, it's like you guys only have Gundam as your only frame of reference.Gundam did not invent the concept of building up to a climax
>>20214066/m/ is filled with newfags.
I feel like the show has potential but we'll have to see. It really feels like a mecha from the 2007s - 2014s. >>20210866Got real Code geass feels here >>20210882In any other mecha anime maybe but it really seems like they're speeding through mecha troupes and idea. >>20210968it's really growing on me >>20211640>>20211662I'm feeling that. Like the MCs a mix of Suzaku and Renton with gundamesque troupes.
>>20213939I wish i had a fun little ai pal to get me pumped up and talk me into fighting.
Why the fuck has this thread been raided so hard. Nobody cares about what twitter retards think about it, you are just trying to create fake controversy. Go take this shit somewhere else.
I wonder how they're going to make any enemy a credible threat. Second fight ever and Kenbu can literally 1v12 one of the best militaries in the world, and even something like 10 seconds of sustained point blank fire from multiple units only scratches the paint.
>>20215379I mean, the fact that even with that armor, it was still getting overwhelmed and pinned down seems like a decent step this earlyThen of course, theres the "Ghost" AMAIM from the OP thats clealy a major enemy
>>20210797I liked the detail of AMAIM weapons being "ID-Locked". As demonstrated, it keeps an AMAIM's weapons from being used against them (at least in their intended role).
>>20215424I'm expecting the AI to go berserk and make the MC go on a rampage ala the ZERO System.
What are your thoughts on this mecha?
>>20215424Sure, but that was very clearly just he MC being a shitter and falling for a trap, even then he could've gone way harder if he could just facetank everything. Why even dodge or calculate all those roundabout jumps when you could run straight at them and laugh as they plink off your armor. And that's before getting into how vulnerable the control minivan is.As for the "Graze Ein" in the OP, my guess is it's going to be some sort of tortured AI, maybe a sibling unit to the chibis the main cast have. It looks frankestein'd together, so I'm guessing similar arc to the big hand evil gundam from Re:rise>>20215434Cute, original, refreshing, has potential for many variations. Only thing I'm not so sure about is how far back the waist join is in the thigh, lots of empty space back there. I know it's for when it stands upright, but it feels like you could have at least added vents or something there to cover up the gunpla-looking exposed joint
>>20215430Nah, pretty sure thats a different AMAIM. Since Amou found the Kenbu, that means someone else built it, and then the likelihood of a sister unit having been built.Moreover, I'm pretty sure Gashin's bio talked about it and wanting to avenge his father.
>>20215434It's one of my favorite mook robots since the Graze from IBO.>>20215455You might be right. The shadow could just be to hide details of the sihlouette. I still stand by one of the AI's being secretly evil or something, but after Vivy where I thought for sure Matsumoto was gonna be the final boss, I may not be as good at calling this as I think.
>>20215379Give them a melee weapon.
>>20215434I don't get the hype really, feels forced as fuck
>>20215496Closes thing we'll get to mt's now that ac koto is dead.
>>20215472I'm curious where the AI are coming from. They aren't a standard thing that AMAIMs come with, yet we know that all 3 of the MC's crew will have one and that they fit perfectly into a slot on the piloted units. Not to mention Gai ended up in the middle of the forest somehow. Probably not leftover from the war since his battery either would've died or he would've called for Amou much earlier in his scavenging.
>>20215430I want them to manage to "tame" it somehow through linking AI with it, and then once they beat it, Gai reveals he was a villain all along who wants to perpetuate war to justify his existence as a combat AI, and takes control of the AMAIM and beats the shit out of Kenbu and Shiiba while delivering Metal Gear-esque quips.
>>20215379Mind you, it's not the fleshie that is being a good pilot, it's the AI who fights that good and just keeps a pet fleshie inside it to humor it in gratitude for having saved the AI.
>>20215514GAI seems to know about the war, as if it had experienced it itself, though. Of course, it might just use its perfect access to all the databases to talk about said trivia, but it seems like it was gonna tell an anecdote from the war, before it got interrupted.
So how much of the pilloting is the kid and how much the AI? It feels like the AI is doing 100% of the work since it did things like the sumo throw without the pilot knowing it could do that, but then the rifle whack was the MC's idea. Is it the kid piloting and the AI just assumes direct control every now and then?
>>20215597>the AI just assumes direct control every now and then?Seems like it. I mean, those are ultra-advanced sapient super-AI that can 1337-haxx0r almost everything and see everything and know everything and completely understand nuances and human behavior and can take control over a factory and build/finish their own bodies and so on. They definitely wouldn't need fleshies inside them to function.
>>20215597it's like a videogame, you want the character to do a long jump but you just keep the button pressed, you don't move your legs at all
>>20215379He still lost thoughJust because he’s invulnerable doesn’t mean he can’t be beaten
>>20210814I'm having a good time
>>20210814Fights have been solid so far, but I felt like the main plot of episode two was out of place? Wouldn't they have the episode where the MC thinks about leaving the war behind and settling down somewhere quiet later down the line (I know he's just running for now, but it just felt weird)? I just hope the next episode has him meeting a resistance or something.
>>20216292Why is Sunrise treating Sunrise Beyond like it's a separate entity?
>>20214926A large majority of threads on this site have devolved into either>twitter screencaps>talking about trannies>talking about china>talking about americawithout fail for the past few years. Everything is identity politics turned up to 11. Americans obsess over china, Europeans obsess over America, Chinese do whatever the fuck they do when the bypass the great firewall.>you are a chink/mutt/paki/tranny/poor/nigger/etcMore and more will 4chan be known as the "fun posting site where you shouldn't have serious discussions" instead of the place where you can discuss pretty much anything(on the right board) without the shackles of a public identity if the gigajannies don't actually try to do anything to curb the blatant problems that persist.That said, i'm fairly optimistic about the show so far. The mecha designs are definitely growing on me the more I see them.
>>20216292>That earringSo it's 100% confirmed he's gay right?
>>20216261I feel like the entire farm scene was just a setup for Shiba to reminisce about as he's dying/sacrificing himself, or just planting the seeds for what he'll do at the end of the story after the main plot gets resolved or calms down.
>>20216418That earring is a speaker for his phone I think
>>20215434I'm gonna turn it into Rex
>>20215597I thnk at the moment the chibi ai is like a super macro than reacts to whatever the pilot is doing, at the moment is still calibrating and getting the juicy, juicy combat info.
>>20216430Now that you mention it, it does look like the little walker you get in MGSV>>20216434and probably eating the pilot's brainwaves to grow smarter or something
>>20216434I've also got a feeling that Gai can somehow intercept the AI-bots commands as they're getting them to react at extreme speeds.
>>20216418His hair didn't tell you that?
>>20216430I want to pet the Bunyip!
>>20216436>>20216438You know, the part of intercepting the enemies ai-bots could also be a big part.And I wonder how will they explain the uber resitance of Shiiba mech, it was ridiculous, six drones emptied they main gun and only scratches.
>>20216472Chinese guns probably
This kinda reminds me of Buddy Complex and all. Nice, clean design and all but very formulaic and "by the book". I think it's pretty okay so far but it lacks a certain spark that hooks you from the start, like Code Geass for example.
>>20216472We all know it's gonna be "It's strong because it's Japanese folded one gorillion times"
>>20216609Well it's not like there wasn't a time out there when Japan actually made superior products in every way, oh wait
>>20215379There will be a piloted enemy AMAIM that will be a threat.
>>20216429It is, you see it blinking a couple times this episode
>>20216459>Braids for pullingPower bottom
>>20210966America or at least America politic should be ban in /m/
>>20211001Enemy mech are un-manned so the kid pilot could go on rampage and suffered no PTSD already a improvement from typical gundam war drama.
>>20216943Real politics should be banned all around, as its the main form of trolling in this site and the internet at large (unless you are in a echocamber, that's it).But if we will go to talk about politics, what is even the reason than the four super powers would all maintain sizable garrisons in Japan at all?
>>20215379send in better pilots with plot armour, knowing sunrise he has a mask.
>>20216952I was going to say it was split up in a scramble for Japan but the size of Japan itself probably wouldn’t hold too many troops on the mainland itself between 4 superpowers. If anything there should be a giant sea blockade of all 4 powers that houses the majority of force projection
>>20217221how much cum can fit in his ass?
so the cockpit is on the back like code geass, is it safe?
>>20211907Nationalism is a curse that makes people fight one another. If there were no nations there'd be no wars, no crime, no death. Imagine all the people. They're sick in the head.
>>20217291Lol, I almost took you seriously.
>>20212605>the writers faces as they develop this character>>20212623Is this Sakugan?
>>20211704Is there any /ss/ in that?
This mecha looks ugly as hell. I hope this is just a prototype.
>>20217291imperialism is the curse that kills and it's promoted by globalist morons who want to impose their vision to the rest of the world. like you, currently. now go to bed.
>>20216418For most of history earrings on guys has never been gay.
>>20217301>Is this Sakugan?Not that anon, but yes.
>>20217309It looks great actually.
>>20217318>globalisthi Alex, are the frogs still gay?
>>20217590The Frogs changing sex for toxic spills/hormones is a pretty known fact even before alex jones said it dude.
>>20217291Take your John Lennon records, smash them and snort them up with your HRT shite
Bunyip is best design
>>20220089it's really amazing after all these years anime can still find a way to make me think a hairstyle looks kinda fucking stupid
>>20220099I think it looks pretty good. Feels like early Brave protagonists'.
>>20220237yeah it does look like a sort of frumpy girl
>>20220237Now I wish Kyoukai Senki was a Brave series clone.
>>20220099Watch more anime retard.
>>20217234it's the entire torso, they're pretty small
>>20220349These guys remind me of the jobber tekkadan MS from IBO S2.
>OceaniaA really popular faction in mecha media, isn't it?
The setting and premise is some laughable levels of nippon banzai, but the actual content is pretty inoffensive so far. If Divers is any indication I'm expecting the writing to be well-intentioned mediocrity with a protagonist who's a good noodle without much depth and it might have some neat ideas that the writer doesn't execute well in practice.I wish Solty Rei had better a better show.
>>20220545Was a better show I mean. I've tried to get into it three or four times now and it's just kind of boring for how much of a rock solid premise it has.
>totally not modern day japan is experiencing an economic and social collapse and has no natural resources or real significance to exploit>four major factions of evil foreigners don't just want to sneakily conquer it through underhanded means and political strongarming, but they also want to send in a shitload of immigrants and then want it so much they have a big four-way war over who gets to have itYou'd think the writers would at least put some sort of magic plot device crystal or metal or something that only Japan has to justify why everybody wants a piece of an island nation bad enough to escalate to a full-on mecha war. At least when Code Geass did it super Britain was conquering the entire world and not just Japan and Kyoukai Senki wants the Code Geass money real fucking bad.
>>20220566>japanese animation>portrays Japan as good countryThat suprises no one, so give them a break, will you?Really, what with you people and hating any national pride reasoning?If you want actual "realistic" reasons - Japan can be made in great tourist spot for someone's country as well as propaganda media powerhorse, considering how tight by the balls amount of audience their media has. - I mean you right now choose to watch their anime instead of any other type of entertainment after all.As well as human resources which are still well educated and have some work ethic.
>>20214006I think Gai's primarily gathering death flags
>>20216609Japan didn't manufacture the Kenbu as far as we knowAmou did nothing but assemble it out of box>>20217628I thought it was fish that was documented in>>20220566It's pretty simple, if the blocs hate each other already Japan's geographic position makes it a buffer for whoever controls it.And we haven't seen any immigrants, it looks like they exclusively send over military forces at this point in time.
>>20220587>As well as human resources which are still well educated and have some work ethic.The very first episode makes it clear that the nips are all uneducated and unemployed and thus also unskilled in 2061. I think the realization will be that Japan really is irrelevant within the series and only used as a testing ground between the four powers to see how their mecha drone armies work. With those extremely advanced AIs around who can even build themselves and have full access and knowledge to everything, there's literally no need for humans whatsoever, expect to limit them on purpose or as cute pets around. If it's just lebensraum, then at least Russia and China (or Eurasia and Asia, as they are now called here) would be duking it out on the Eurasian continent, where there's still plenty more space around.
>>20220665empty land is not that interesting, when you have option of free and developed real estate. With people who pay taxes to boot.
>>20220667With their fancy modern technology, building new cites in the middle of nowhere to put all their population is far more sensible than shooting it out on a frigging tiny island where three other powers are also using giant robot armies to destroy all the cities in the border regions. Especially since the premise of the show is that the Japanese have degenerated into an utterly useless and uneducated bunch who can't even pay taxes and serve no purpose anymore, simply because they didn't start making enough babies in the 2020s to avert the socioeconomic collapse of their country.
>>20220722>cost of raw materials>cost of labor>finding way to entice population to move in, by providing benefits for businesses and real estate>wait for decade until it starts bringing back enough taxes to go out of redBuilding city honestly sounds more expensive than just sending army which you already use budget on, regardless of fancy shmancy sci-fi tech
>>20220525It's right next to Japan, they can fell the Australian's threatening aura from overseas
>>20220753It stimulates the economy, if you want to keep your pleb population busy. However, I quite frankly expect that EVERYWHERE, not just Japan, has unemployment problems because of the advancements of AIs and the corresponding automation.
>>20220789using that logic you can say that war is the most cost effective way to stimulate economy.also the people who will populate built city in a middle of nowhere have to come from somewhere.
>>20220796A city built in the middle of nowhere that doesn't get destroyed all the time is gonna be more productive than a city built in Japan (which is also the middle of nowhere) that does get destroyed all the time in a four-side war. Remember, the Japanese have become so few that they actually had to allow such massive amounts of foreigners into their country that the Japanese literally lost control over their own nation and are now occupied and divided by four powers that use robot drone armies to shoot at each another.
>>20220822partial localized destruction which is relatively easy to repair vs complete new city with infrastructure of supporting it and connecting it to other cities.You should start selling horses.
>>20220599>And we haven't seen any immigrants,We haven't really seen much of the population in general so far, just Japanese people getting oppressed by some randos and the military. It depends on whether you interpret this line as moving in regular citizens (not unreasonable given japan is getting squatted on because of its population crisis reducing them to a minority) or simply military personnel in the leadup to the war. If it's one or the other we'll find out in a future episode once our protagonist isn't spending all of his time on the run.
>>20213611>What I don't get is why Gai looks like a magical girl mascot.Typically Gundam series have pretty big female demographic, although that's usually due to going hard on pretty-boy protagonists and the brand itself being very entrenched in the female demographic way back since 0079 where Tomino says the female fans were the original fans and called the model kit buying military mecha fans late to the party. And that's not even getting into Seed' s massive teenage girl demographic success.So I guess the plan is the guys buy the robots, and the girls buy marketable mascots and character merch.
>>20220826Nations are constantly building new cities even today, so that's not gonna be a problem in 2061 either, which probably would be built and maintained by all those fancy-shmancy AIs anyway.
>>20220835Nations also has no problem waging little localized wars over resources or just grabbing some land if it's up for takers.They can do both.
>>20220835Even new countries are still popping up. This surprised me when I watched the Olympics and there were lots of new countries that I have never heard of.
>>20213611>What I don't get is why Gai looks like a magical girl mascot.Typically Gundam series have pretty big female demographic, although that's usually due to going hard on pretty-boy protagonists and the brand itself being very entrenched in the female demographic way back since 0079 where Tomino says the female fans were the original fans and called the model kit buying military mecha fans late to the party. And that's not even getting into Seed' s massive teenage girl success. Now obviously it's not Gundam but the point is it's not like girls don't watch mecha shows at all and they aren't pandered to as well.So I guess the plan is the guys buy the robots, and the girls buy marketable mascots and the character merch.
>>20220944>Rex pulls out tiny knives
>>20221137Well, the Bunyip is the weapon to surpass the Metal gear after all.
>>20221144Here we see the male Bunyip deploying his crotch claws. Since Bunyip reproduction is not consensual, they are used to hold down the female during coitus
>>20221144Wait, the torso is different. It can't normally split like that right?
>>20221366Its a kitbash, dunno how they modified it.
I just want to know what the fuck happened in this universe to make Australia a superpower with the power projection to occupy anything.
>>20222063ANZAC Biscuit diplomacy.
>>20222063it's not just australia, it's oceania
>>20222063PanO super power. One day the Aussies will be the true anglo super power. Not the US, not the UK. The Anzacs will make the world kneel with South East Asian manufacturing, Australian quality and Kiwi common sense.
>>20222063Australia stopped being retarded and made the OCUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwQkQxvWilk
Can't believe they finally made an anime out of pic related
>>20211791>>20211838>>20211907I like the show but you have to admit that the premise is funny. Its clearly visually inspired by Gundam; as per Sunrise formula we are presented with our white red and Gold V-fin robot to save the day. But Tomino's original shows almost always inevitably took detours to make their point. Typically he was obsessed with decrying war, xenophobia, shit like that. But the fact is that it was the look of his work that caught on, not the substance (fair enough for what should've been a series of kids' cartoons). Unless this show takes a serious turn somewhere, thats what it is: same look, polar opposite substance. A Gundam who starts a nationalist war to expel the hated foreigners, pretty fucking ironic.
>>20225213>A Gundam who starts a nationalist war to expel the hated foreigners, pretty fucking ironic.It's called Dougram (1981) and it's still better than any Gundam show made during the last fourty two years.
>>20222090>This is a prequel to Infinity, Gai ends up becoming ALEPH
>>20225213It's really early to assume this is going to go full retard with the banzaiwank.
>>20225287>Setting is muh opressed nippon>All the enemies are evil foreigners>Japanese are harassed by the police, pretty much the eleven treatment>Super strong nipponese mech huilt by muh grandpa in a cave with a box of scraps>Painted in the japanese flag colors>Overwhelmingly superior sply for being japanese>Also the japanese are the only ones brave enough to actually man the things rather than using remote controlDon't be naive anon
Can somebody repost the picture of how Japan was divided up between the four "superpowers" Russia, China, USA and Australia? I wanna see if it's really gonna be four sides shooting at each another, or if the potential conflict zones are set up that it's only China vs. Australia and Russia vs. USA, making it rather a stealth-two side war.
>>20222088>Australia, New Zealand, PNG and Fiji as well!Japan doesn't stand a chance.
>>20225655the British empire legacy lives on
>>20220566I'm assuming it's the same situation as the middle eastthe middle east was essentially a military testing ground for 20 years following 9/11.Considering Japan's varied climate and geography, it would actually be much better to test hardware there than in the middle east.
>>20226026Maybe the also took over indonesia, thats probably the only way i can see them standing up to eurasia asia, and whatever america is called here. Australia does have alot of resources besides that though, so it is possible that they could build a robot army, somehow.
>>20225247I mean we already have the not fusis running around being shits. PanO #1 hyperpower
>>20225859This is based on the map in episode one.
>>20222090It all makes sense, especially as PanO extensively use unmanned TAGs.
>>20225301>>20225213I'm kinda intrigued by the unapologetic nationalism. All the way down to the "Whee working the land is fun and good".I don't think this sort of thing is bad at all.Although I am wondering about 2 things:1. When will the "Oh shit nobody told me I gotta fight HUMANS" twist come along? How will our protags handle it? 2. Will it keep Japan as the victims all the way to the end?
>>20227086>How will our protags handle it?Hyperventilation, sulking, YARUSHIKANAI DA , blam blam blam, same deal as usual?Or something else...
>>20227086>How will our protags handle it?gai takes over and obliterates the enemy pilots. it might even pull and enders game style twist where the protaganist has already killed a few humans thinking they were just unmanned AI.
>>20227141>gai takes over and obliterates the enemy pilotsMight be a cool scene. Would make up for this shit's annoying voice.I wonder what excuse they'll use for putting people in the bots, tho. Better reactions or some such
>>20227181They could even handwave it as>these terrorists physically manning their mechas are destroying us in super uneven conflicts>there must be something were missing, get in that robot soldier!
>>20227192>But Captain, the specs are what made the difference! His robot outright chucked a dude!
>>20227181AI can jam the drones forcing men to pilot mech
>>20228204It might also be able to just hijack them altogether. That would actually do a lot to sell it as a major treat for the series.
>>20227086>I don't think this sort of thing is bad at all.I don't mind it either but it was on-the-nose to the point of being obnoxious in the first episode. Japan is occupied by foreign armies and the Nips are second-class citizens in their own country, we fucking get it - just start the damn story already instead of laboring the point.
>>20228559You are exaggerating.And Japan being occupied is the point. The story will obviously revolve around this. Everything that has happened so far has happened because of this.
>>20210966Code Geass did it a decade and a half ago.But I agree that the train wreck is in. It's only a matter of time.
>>20225655I'm in tears, anon.
>>20214454But they're just kids!>Come on anon! Their father killed your fellow countrymen!They didn't have anything to do with it>The apple doesn't fall far from the tree anon!I can't do it...>Watch out anon, they're going for the bomb!AHHHHH!>Good job anon! Let's go for their mother's house! I hear they have lots of bad guys there.
>>20227181>I wonder what excuse they'll use for putting people in the bots, tho. Better reactions or some suchDepends on which way they want to go with it, really. If you come up with a plot device that allows you to at least semi-permanently disable the entire infrastructure necessary for remotely operated drones then that's easy enough but from that point on fights are going to include tons of dead grunts. If you come up with a situational solution (like drones working but not well enough or some kind of localized and limited ability to disable them) then you can spend most of your fights killing drones and limit dead enemies mostly to specific antagonists. Personally I think that the latter is much more likely.>>20229427>I thought you said you wanted to win?Yes but->You are a terrorist. Terror is your weapon. You need to convince the soldiery that whatever they get out of coming here is not worth what it takes from them, that a paycheck isn't worth an eye or a leg or a life. Before long they'll stay huddled in their garrisons and the people will start to gain confidence in themselves.It's wrong!>I have studied the entire history of mankind at war and I can tell you, completely and unequivocally, that terror works. The most important thing at this stage in the conflict is to get the people on our side and angry and to that end we need to create mutual provocation. I have prepared a list of soft targets on both sides - areas where tensions are low and relations are good, the homes of the wives and children of commissioned officers - and drawn up plane to strike them in false flag operations. We will burn the fields, destroy the flow of food and goods to the people, make life unbearable. We will take food from their bellies and fill their hearts with rage until they rise up and slit the throats of every foreigner they see, undaunted by cannon and void of mercy.There has to be another way!>There is not. Embrace your destiny, Amou.
>>20228204>>20228272Aight I can see that happening
>>20229796Jesus fucking christ, Gai
>>20227181Maybe it'll be like psycho pass thing where the ai is too powerful and sentient for its own good so a human has to watch over it.
>>20229796>>20229427Ngl, that's more or less what I think it will happen. A bit less in your face mind you.
>>20210797Honestly, the mecha animation sucks ass tho, IBO got a lot of movements and detailed shots compared to the first 2 episodes. We were bamboozled by that ultra crisp trailer Sunrise revealed several months earlier.
>>20230271The only shoot we’ve seen so far from the trailer is Kenbu standing up, so there’s still the rest that hasn’t shown up.
>>20224651Thought the same lel
>>20232458Am I the only one who really likes the designs of the Nyurens?
I'm into the show so far. I think episode 2 was pretty good and I think 3 has a lot of potential.
Nationalist wankery is cringe no matter which country does it.
>>20233540Nationalism is good actually
Back when birth rates were Japan's main problem, we got mecha anime with babymaking propaganda. In the present day China is Japan's main problem, so they're making "expel foreigners" propaganda