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Favorite Anime

Armored Trooper VOTOMS
Ashita no Joe
Boogiepop Phantom
Casshern Sins
Desert Punk
Dr. Slump & Arale-chan
Haibane Renmei
Hyouge Mono
Kemono no Souja Erin
Kill la Kill
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
La Maison en Petits Cubes
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Magnetic Rose (Memories)
Mobile Suit Gundam (Universal Century)
Natsume Yuujinchou
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
One Piece
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Perfect Blue
Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon
Record of Lodoss War
Rose of Versailles
Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal
Serial Experiments Lain
Welcome to the NHK!

Secondary Favorites

I've decided to make a little hobby out of watching every subtitled mecha anime, excepting things like recaps and specials. Don't know if I'll ever accomplish this amazing feat (yeah right), but for some reason I want to try it anyway. I'll probably be watching at a slow but steady pace. If you have any recommendations, or you see a mecha anime that isn't already on my list, please do share that information with me.

Mecha Progress:


Mecha with incomplete subtitles

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xbobx | 07-26-14, 3:20 PM
The stuff I mentioned:

Most of them are american productions (I think) but there are still some japanese stuff between them.
...Honestly I can't take japanese live action, jeez they're so... BAD :/
horrible murrican/nipponic cinema said:

Robot Jox (1989) -giant robots fighting things
Robot Wars (1993) -giant robots fighting things
Robo Warriors (1996) -giant robots fighting things
Robotech: The Movie (1986) -probably one of the few US/JP animation collabo
Starship Troopers (1997) -this is like a dumber version of EVA without... EVAs.
Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002) - this is so stupid but yet so AWESOME.
RoboGeisha (2009) -horrible. Cyborgs
Iron Sky (2012) - horrible sci-fi mecha inspiration
Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen (2012)
Space Battleship Yamato (2010) - Yes. they did a live action movie!

I'd only recommend Godzilla, Starship and Yamato from these...
But if you want to watch masterpieceofshits go ahead! :P

Kellhus | 07-23-14, 5:06 PM
No doubt about the mecha battles, even though it's straight comedy the mecha battles were probably my favorite aspect of the show. It reminded me of Hokuto no Ken in a way, with how the comedy and action is seamlessly blended together. That creates a very unique experience.

How is Steel Jeeg? I've been marathoning Toei mecha lately and Jeeg is looking like a good contender pretty soon here. I've heard the fights are mainly hand to hand/kung fu stuff, so that sounds awesome.

Kellhus | 07-22-14, 3:08 PM

One of the best.

Jody32 | 07-21-14, 1:17 PM
Yeah, I've looked at some of their stuff occasionally. Though I haven't bothered listing some of it here on MAL as some I haven't completed like Gegege no Kitarou. (I think it was animesols that did the version I was looking at)
I would go to nyaa, but I have a bad habit of not seeding a show back whenever I download, I would do it more often if I had a larger hard-drive but I unfortunately don't at the moment. Maybe in the future.

StrontiumDog | 06-26-14, 6:46 AM
Just because some time ago when we chatted about old school black metal your avy pic was Death(sandman). Idk if you remember, my nickname was D-Hatross.

And yeah, I bought Neil Gaiman's Death deluxe edition.

I'm more into comics, books and movies/tvseries than anime/manga last months.

AngelsArcanum | 06-25-14, 10:17 PM
Mezzo I've heard fairly decent things from so maybe I'll give it a look as well, but I think I'll stick with the edited Kite and see how it goes.

Wizard Barristers has some lackluster characterization and a few weird plot elements, but the animation is quite great, especially the action sequences and the CG which look top notch. Overall it is still quit enticing with the tight pacing, loads of twists and some decent bits of politics and court drama.

AngelsArcanum | 06-25-14, 7:14 PM
Ah I see. Just for clarification, is the edited version the better one or the director's cut? I keep hearing it's the former actually but I get mixed up. I'm pretty open minded so long as it isn't TOO risque (hence why I'm hoping the shorter cut is the better one) so if I can tolerate it I'd like to see it.

I myself have seen Umetsu's Wizard Barristers, and that seemed surprisingly underrated on the site considering MAL's standards (and frankly a lot of Umetsu's stuff is below 7.0 for some reason). I actually started a review about it and enjoyed it a fair bit (need to finish the review at some point) so perhaps I'll end up liking Kite a lot.

As for your favourites, I follow ya since mine aren't my top 5 successively per se, just the more atypical ones, but hey, if you gave Kite a 10 it still means it's one of your top ones ;). So yeah, again, if the cleaner version is better I'll give it a shot soon, the scores seem divisive across the other guys, but I happen to like some of the more unorthodox gems out there, so who knows.

AngelsArcanum | 06-25-14, 5:53 PM
I notice the Kite OVA is on your favourites now; I had actually considered looking into it because some circles call it a cult classic and it's supposedly really good. What are your thoughts?

StrontiumDog | 06-24-14, 7:57 PM
Have u read any of Neil Gaiman's Death miniseries? How it is?

DragonQuest3 | 06-19-14, 10:12 PM
I'm a pretty huge fan of the games. I know there's an anime but I was worried it might stink as a petty cash in do to the games popularity then again I know the manga was actually quite successful. That said I don't start on anything I can't finish.

Why can't you play video games anymore though? You mean literally?

StrontiumDog | 06-19-14, 6:52 AM
Yeah, that's what I mean, thank you. Oh yeah, I have already tried ultra gash, is one of my favorite from Suehiro. I have some of his books here. Have you heard of John Zorn? His an avantgarde musician, his album Naked City features a lot of Suehiro artwork, and he worked together with him in somewhat.

Btw, Shoujo Tsubaki is amazing, a masterpiece too. Freak show stories are always great, very sad though.

FloatsBoats | 06-18-14, 10:00 PM
It's probably because I usually only like 3-4 songs per album so I just listen to those on repeat for ages. I'll try out your way of listening to albums as a whole. This might be a new discovery of greatness for me!

FloatsBoats | 06-18-14, 9:28 PM
I think Trash would have to be my favorite genre. Just any English speaking bands is what i meant by western. I've actually never listened to music as an album before :o

FloatsBoats | 06-18-14, 8:09 PM
Random question but I saw you post stuff about Metal before. What's your favorite western Metal band and song?

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