>>20535493>IT'S SO HEAVY>MAYBE THE SPACE LANCE...!
>>20535493I never saw the original, is Blade a sequel or a remake?
>>20535586It is a remake, and its 100x times better than the original from 1975.
Aki the cutest in that 2nd opening
>>20535615Aki/Star Summers is always the cutest.
>>20535622Yes it is... everything from the plot to the animation is better.
>>20535627You never watched the original
>>20535664Well yeah, you got me.... but I always had some kind of aversion towards 70's anime. Too corny for my taste I guess.
>>20535678>>20535627Man I love that 80s airbrushed look, so fucking sharp
>>20535681Isn't that more of an early 90's thing?
>>20535678I love the stupid plot with the... twin? brother that just got a beard and is called Balzack.
>>20535685There wasn't really a distinction at the time, 80s trends bled into the early 90s
>>20535806Uhmm...no? Blade's Brother name was Shiya/Cain. ballzack was a reporter/Spy send by General Galt to get the secret of Tekno power from HQ of Space knights.
>>20535678Wow, I have never seen this picture before
>>20535624Why is she so best girl?
>>20536091It's from the Tekkaman Blade artbook that came out last yearhttps://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10693100Bought my copy immediately after finishing the show
damn this thread just reminded me that i have all the bandai 90s modelkits in my wardrobe in dire need of kitbashing. And also that overdesigned huge modelkit that came last year ( i think wave now repackages it under license ) Man it really sucks that the gunpla kitst that would make the kitbashin process easier are the ones that get reissued the least .DAMN YOU VAGAN!
HELLO FELLOW TEKKAMEN
Reminder that Tekkaman's Blade's ending isn't supposed to be a sad one
>>20535568OH IT SLIPPED
>>20536713And you're not supposed to be a retard but here we are.
>muh dee boi>muh waifushit>muh tekkamens>no love and appreciation for some of the best actually mechanical power armors in japanese media
>>20536747The first time I watched Blade, I never expected to like Balzac, but by the very end...;_; He and Noal, in their green and blue Sol units, were true bros.
>>20536744It is at worst bittersweet. Because now that Takaya no longer has any memories, he can finally live a life with Aki unchained by the trauma of everything that's happened to him. He's no longer a PTSD-ridden wreck, he was goven a chance to start over. Sure he killed his entire family, but he doesn't remember that, and in the end Aki was there for him.
>>20536803>He's no longer a PTSD-ridden wreck, he was goven a chance to start over.He's a potato!
>>20536818He gets better, eventually. He's not permenantly a potato. Missing Link was always meant to be the real ending, not the final episode of the tv series.
>>20536803And then Blade 2 made him recover and now he is fully functional, don't remember if his relationship with Aki gets upgraded.
>>20536760One part of TBII I liked was that they'd apparently named a medal after Balzac.
>>20536828>don't remember if his relationship with Aki gets upgraded.They're very much committed to each other. Aki even finds Yumi's crush on Dboy hilariously cute.
>>20536828It's honestly up in the air whether or not Blade II is canon because while it had a lot of the same people behind it, people don't like the more lighthearted direction it took. But yes, in II Takaya and Aki are still together, and he is a normal, functional person again.
Having finally sat down and watched Tekkaman Blade II, I don't think it's a bad OVA series. But holy fuck does is there tonal whiplash going from Blade to this.
>>20535493That execution of the spiky ball was pretty fucking nice for a 70s show
Is there any information about if the original plan was different from the aired show?
>>20536850I always felt like they wanted to do more with Blade II but couldn't. Blade was more conclusive in comparison.
>>20537543Well Blade 2 always did feel like it was just a pilot more than a sequel. Even it's own ending sort of felt like a TUNE IN NEXT TIME.
>>20536942It's the second time I hear of it, and it's on this board too.Where did you hear or read it?
>>20535675>i've had an aversion to this thing i've never seen??? Is this what too much MAL does to people's brains
>>20537549I did like how the newbies have so much trouble against the Radam Tekkamen, then when Takaya finally decides to become Blade one last time he is on a completely different level from everyone else.
>>20537739...And then he gets bitchslapped by some Emo kid.
>>20537742Him and Dead were fighting on a pretty even level considering Takaya hasn't transformed in like a decade.
>>20537742>>Emo kidDead End is a pretty femboy and had PTSD, too. Blade completely became a father figure to him in that last momment of the series.I hope David will fuck his anus good to make him feels better.
>>20537743Basic form Blade is quite average. His Blaster form is the real deal.
>>20537872>Basic form Blade is quite average.I mean for a given definition of average, I'd still rank him higher than most.
>>20536747They're pretty cool looking, but unfortunately, they don't really get to do much. It would have been nice if they were a little more effective against Tekkamen, but this is a show where thematically, power comes at some sort off price.
>>20536747I want this as a mod to Fallout 4 so bad
>>20537936>>20536747I like that the plural is TekkaMANS
>>20537742D-Boy hadn't transformed in about a decade, isn't as young as he used to be and Dead was a "naturally" formed Tekkaman just like the OG cast.
>>20538113Plus like Takaya, he's a Radam Tekkaman which means he's stronger than any artificial kind.
>>20538687They are all Radam tekkaman, Natasha David and Yuki were all turned by Radam plants during the first invasion.
>>20537876Even basic Blade tanked a nuke in the series.
>>20535586Blade is a gritty reboot, and it is fucking awesome
>>20539460Tanky =/= overpowered. His basic form has been defeated back and forth in the main series. Not even Dead actually won. Blade would have straight up vapourize him with Blaster mode if Dead was an undereemable villain like Tekkaman Lance.
>>20539999>quadscheckedIs Tekkaman Blade 2 really the last of Tekkaman media? There isn't a manga or anything?
>>20540349I think there's a novella that completes the story, "Girl of the Crystal Palace."
>>20540389Sweet, I'll look into it. Thanks!
>>20536837>people don't like the more lighthearted direction it took.I'd say it's appropriate for what it isBlade was pretty dark so adding some levity after that main conflict was over feels fitting
I feel like the animators can't decide if Rebin is supposed to be attractive or not.
>>20536837Honestly a more light-hearted take is probably better. It shows that all the terrible shit Takuya went through in the first one didn't just go down the shitter. Another season of broody stuff would just be like punishment porn and I don't know how many people are that much of a glutton for punishment
>>20542080I think that's more on you
>>20542127The one I posted I definitely would but at least half of the time he just looks like a goofy looking man faced weirdo.
never looked at tekkaman blade outside of I know it's MC shares a VA with Kyosuke Nanbu from SRW OG and said man has a habit of killing microphones
I wonder what could have happen in an hyphothetical Blade 3.
is Tekkaman blade good? is there anything I need to know before starting.
>>20546567YesNoHave fun watching!
>>20535476bretty gud, love sci fi horror aspects of it but not a fan of power ranger shonen bullshit
>>20546577thank you anon
>>20546567Yeah. It might seem cliche at first, but keep watching. Amazing heroic theme song too.
>>20538791I thought the gen 2 tekkamen were an artificially induced tekkaman mutation.
>>20540990>>20542089I almost feel wierded out that I'm getting these responses because for the longest time Blade II was near-universally reviled for not being dark and edgy.
>>20546816They seem to forget that even in Tekkaman Blade tv, there were bunch of cheesy superhero musics and most of the main cast survived the Radam war. Tekkaman OVA was a decent conclusion to the tv series.
>>20546813They are half and half.Their primary bodies were Radam created, but the further mutation into full Tekkamen were artificially forced... and was not fully completed.
>>20550426Tekkaman Blade II isn't my favorite, but man, all of these pictures are really cool.
>>20554420Why does Rebin has boobs in that artwork?
Had to get the DVD set when I saw it.
Friends going to get me to watch some tekaman soon, I hope it's good.
>>20561045OG or Blade?
>>20561331Uhhh I dunno he just said tekaman but I think we have talked recently about blade. I have not seen ethier
>>20561334If it's Blade then be careful because the first 12 episodes are rather boring, it's okay if they turn you off but if you manage to stick to the show then you will have a good time, even if things get a bit depressing at times.
>>20561340I know depression and pain, but I will do my best to get through it cause I do want to see it, all I really know is it's a tokusentai/mecha power armor thing with the same VA as Kyosuke Nambu from SRW OG
>>20561366The premise seems cliche at first, but just keep watching, it's worth it.
>>20535600both are great
>>20546567Yes, it's very good. Please don't be put off by the rough animation in the beginning. It gets better, then about halfway through it gets A LOT better
yeah it's tekkaman blade. just watched hte first episode... I'm giggling a bit watching this.
>>20564081whatexactly am I looking at here?
>>20565192Concept art for Pegas units for the other Tekkaman apparently. Left is Rapier and right is Evil.
The transformation sequence in Twin Blood is so beautifully grotesque it made me feel uncomfortable.