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Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Apo Mekhanes Theos Gigantic Formula, Mechanical Divine War Gigantic Formula, War Gods Battle: Gigantic Formula
Japanese: 機神大戦 ギガンティック・フォーミュラ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2007 to Sep 27, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Original
Genres: Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.931 (scored by 1,633 users)
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Ranked: #39222
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Popularity: #5145
Members: 5,363
Favorites: 6

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Preliminary
Aug 29, 2014
N_ (All reviews)
Good series. There's not amazing about it and it flaws in a lot. The plot's nothing innovative after all using the Mecha concept. The thing that shines extraordinarily about Gigantic Formula would be the Music, which was directed by Maestro Hiroyuki Sawano. Absolutely amazing soundtrack, absurdly amazing in my opinion.
Jul 18, 2008
bjtdevera (All reviews)
The Good:
- Great art style.
- The cell shading is some of the best I've seen in a tv series.
- A wide variety of mecha designs kept the series interesting.
- Battles between cell-shaded mechas = awesome.

The Bad:
- Plot progression is very slow. It was a struggle to watch more than 2 episodes in one sitting.
- Most of the series was devoted to presenting background stories of various mecha pilots/translators. Unfortunately, the lives of the these pilots and translators were boring. The fact that these flashbacks were presented DURING the mecha battles made things even worse.

Conclusion:
This would have been a great series had it read more
Oct 29, 2007
madashes2ashes (All reviews)
In the future, after the "Equatorial Winter", 12 idol heads of 12 Gods called out for humans to make them body and armor with which to fight. Each country that had retrieved an idol answered their call and the UN set up the "Wise World War" for them to fight in. This story follows one boy who is "called" to become tha pilot of a mech a.k.a. Gigantic of Japan which holds a idol head of one of the Gods.

So far, the story has the right amount of combat, drama, and plot to satisfy any mech fan. A definate watch for picky read more
Aug 1, 2018
earl_of_sandvich (All reviews)
This review contains spoilers. I'll try to keep from spoiling the final arc too much, however.

If giant robots is your thing, this is not a bad concept. The Greek pantheon appears in modern times scattered to the four corners of the earth (because Reasons™), and demand that the people give them weapons and armor and two humans to operate their new robotic bodies so that they can duel one another in single combat. They call this the "Wisest World War", and while I would've preferred that some world leaders settle their differences in a Roman-style coliseum complete with lions, I suppose this beats nuclear weapons.

The read more
Nov 17, 2015
Mondblut (All reviews)
What if humanity or rather nations are the playball of the gods? What if they`d let us fight in giant robots to determine the world leader in the so called Wisest World War?
Actualy i have to say Kishin Taisens rather interesting plot outline was the reason to watch it for me, not to mention the evangelionesque postapocalyptic setting.. Sadly Kishin Taisen fails in its execution. Especially the first half of the show is quite the bore to sit through. The problem is, that most episodes focus on the different pilots of the other nations. While this may be interesting, most of them only get 1 read more