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Hound
2012-09-03, 04:27 PM
Well, I know I enjoy Gundam, a lot, and I have some movies like Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke and I've got a few other series that I really like but I've been exposed to a whole bunch of other animes that I thought were either much too silly and immature for me to watch or I just didn't understand what the hell was going on and lost interest.

Now as a child I saw Voltron and Robotech and loved them, but I'm not sure they really count. They are so highly edited and reworked that I'm not sure you can say they are the same shows that they were in Japan. They've become an American cartoon at that point, IMO anyway.

After high school, late nineties, I saw a couple of the animes that were starting to trickle over from Japan like Sailor Moon and Dragonball Z and Pokemon and such.

Sailor Moon actually caught my interest. A show where the heroes are named after planets and each have a different set of powers. Sounded interesting. I managed to watch a half dozen consecutive episodes but it was all just too silly and nonsensical for me. I don't know if I could go back and try again with it. Maybe. Some people say it's good. I dunno but probably not.

Anyway, when videos changed over to DVDs I dabbled into anime again and discovered Neon Genesis Evangelion and Ghost in the Shell and Zoids, all of which I loved, but I also watched a few other shows like Record of Lodoss War and GTO which I thought were awful.

I just kind of wrote off anime in general except for the handful of shows that I'd stumbled onto and liked.

Years later I decided for some reason to try Gundam. I had purchased the first two volumes of Gundam Wing years ago but they hadn't hooked me. I wasn't sure I was going to like it but I figured if nothing else it's got giant mecha and I love me some giant mecha. I got hooked into it quickly and I'm well on my way to having watched the entire metaseries.

Now the whole reason I'm on this rant is because a few weeks ago I discovered a podcast run by a trio of mecha anime fans called "Gundamn!" and I've been listening to their podcasts. They talk a lot about Gundam naturally but they also talk a lot about other mech shows too and occasionally they even talk about non mech animes.

I'm intrigued by the shows that they discuss and I think I want to branch out and discover these new shows. There's other Yoshiyuki Tomino made shows that I hear a lot of good things about. There's also Macross and Code Geass which I think I'd like.

Then there are shows that aren't about mecha that I've seen bits of but never really gave a chance that I think I could get into if I watched them from the beginning like Dragonball, Inuyasha and Cowboy Bebop. These are shows that I know are generally thought to be good anime.

I don't know if I'll like any of these other shows, but I'm about finished with Gundam and the only thing I really have on deck after that is Ideon. I'm going to need something new to watch after I'm done and I'm looking for it to be anime.

Hm, this totally reads like a blog post, and I suppose it is really. I guess what I want to discuss is what everyone thinks of some of these animes I'm thinking about watching and if there's any other animes that might be worth looking into that I didn't mention already.

Cliffjumper
2012-09-03, 04:53 PM
WATCH IDEON!

High School of the Dead is worth a look too due to its' mix of fanservice, extreme violence and hilarious jokes.

Wings of Honneamise is a fantastic film too.

I only really watch mech stuff largely, though, and mainly old stuff at that. I generally enjoy it whenever I do, but 99% of the time I'm just too lazy for subs.

Tetsuro
2012-09-06, 08:40 AM
I'm trying to remember which super robot series Tomino was working on in the late 70's. Was it Raideen? Daltanious?

I don't really consider myself to be crazy about anime as is - I certainly don't follow the more mainstream otaku thing of watching whatever happens to be popular at the moment, instead I'm trying to get around to watch a lot of vintage shows (mostly involving giant robots) that I've heard of but never saw before, like all the Go Nagai super robot shows and a bunch of others, including Devilman and of course, the Gundams.

There was one anime in particular that made a huge impact on me as a child, way back in the 80's, Galaxy Express 999. I only saw the movies as an adult initially and I thought those were great, and finally got to watching the whole 100+ episode TV series earlier this year, which turned out to be quite a disappointment.

If you want recommendations, and looking back at all the stuff I've watched, one I think you might like in particular is Armored Trooper VOTOMS - you might've even heard of it.

Hound
2012-09-06, 01:59 PM
High School of the Dead is worth a look too due to its' mix of fanservice, extreme violence and hilarious jokes.

Wings of Honneamise is a fantastic film too.I'm going to watch Ideon! As soon as I finish watching Gundam SEED and Destiny.

I don't know about fanservice and extreme violence. Never been much of a fan of that. Is it a series? Might give the 1st episode a look though and see how that goes.
I'm trying to remember which super robot series Tomino was working on in the late 70's. Was it Raideen? Daltanious?Brave Raideen says his wiki filmography.
If you want recommendations, and looking back at all the stuff I've watched, one I think you might like in particular is Armored Trooper VOTOMS - you might've even heard of it.I have, it's on the list of stuff to watch, along with Dunbine, GoGaiGar, Macross, Code Geass and of course Ideon :p

Tetsuro
2012-09-07, 08:18 AM
Brave Raideen says his wiki filmography.
Apparently I was thinking of Voltes V myself.

Cliffjumper
2012-09-07, 11:22 AM
For Tomino IIRC Raideen was pretty much work for hire and his episodes have no real difference from those that weren't his. Zambot V isn't bad, but it's very much a primitive version of Ideon.

HOTD is avaliable dubbed & subbed on Youtube if you want to try it. It's ridiculously OTT and knows it, and generally has enough brains to pull off its' stupidity.

The Patlabor films are very, very good. The first one's a bit of a slow-burner; the second is hands-down one of the best techno-thrillers I've ever seen. The series is a lot more lightweight.

Zipang I've been watching for a little while... it's very well done so far but will probably depend a lot on how interesting you find the premise (modern Japanese SDF naval unit end up in the middle of the Pacific in WW2); I'm a bit of an alt history junkie.

angloconvoy
2012-09-07, 01:08 PM
Most of the anime I enjoy have really bad dubs, so if you can track down fansubs it's usually better. I really like One Piece, and a long time ago I watched one called Fate Stay Night which was pretty good.
I see bits and pieces of a lot of anime on telly over here. It's like any other form of show, there's a few gems, a decent amount of perfectly watchable stuff, and tons of utter crap.
I'm not the best person to give recommendations these days though, because the anime I like has changed a lot over the last few years. I get most of the cultural and pop culture references that would have gone over my head before I moved here, and a lot of what I find fun is the speech patterns and wordplay, which only work if you have a decent understanding of the language (I still miss most of the jokes). I pretty much hated Naruto until I watch it recently and realised just how much humour was extracted from the American dubs.

ooh, minor rant. There's nothing wrong with liking good anime, but recently, I've been finding people who like any old crap just because it's anime more and more annoying.

Hound
2012-09-07, 03:26 PM
HOTD is avaliable dubbed & subbed on Youtube if you want to try it. It's ridiculously OTT and knows it, and generally has enough brains to pull off its' stupidity.

The Patlabor films are very, very good. The first one's a bit of a slow-burner; the second is hands-down one of the best techno-thrillers I've ever seen. The series is a lot more lightweight.I've become such a Youtube junkie since I moved to Canada. I never used to spend even a tenth of the time on the internet that I do now. At least now I'll have something besides reviews to look at.

Sades' brothers have one of the Patlabor movies. I was going to ask if I could watch it. Don't know which one it is though.

I've also got to watch Space Battleship Yamato. I remember they had a version of it on TV when I was a child and thought it was amazing. I've only ever heard great things about the original version.

Cliffjumper
2012-09-07, 03:52 PM
Sades' brothers have one of the Patlabor movies. I was going to ask if I could watch it. Don't know which one it is though.

Second works pretty well as a standalone, though a few subtleties will be lost (basically that the team from the first one are reassembled).

Tetsuro
2012-09-07, 05:10 PM
I've also got to watch Space Battleship Yamato. I remember they had a version of it on TV when I was a child and thought it was amazing. I've only ever heard great things about the original version.
Well lucky for you, there's apparently a new fansub floating around that doesn't look like it was ripped from VCD (and I've already watched the first two series twice that way).

I wish I could say the same for the movies. I'm actually tempted to buy New Voyage/Be Forever/Final Yamato on the Japanese DVDs, subtitles be damned, just because even on the small resolution I've seen them I can tell they look beautiful.

I just wish someone who gave two shits about the series (ie. someone who isn't the current license holder) would release the whole thing stateside. While the movies are available with subtitles, the series is only available as Star Blazers and they all look like they were sourced from VHS.

Selkadoom
2012-09-15, 02:01 AM
Lately I've been, watching gainaix latest comedy masterpiece panty and stocking with garterbelt. I've watched both the subbed and English dubbed versions have their own charm but I have to say the dubbed version of the transformers parody was gold.

Thunderwave
2012-09-15, 03:35 AM
Here are my recommendations:

Macross: A wonderful series. Set so many tropes for the genre and helped define others. It's a must watch for Mecha anime fans in my book.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (or just Gurren Lagann): Another wonderful series, but in a totally different way. While Macross and Gundam might be gritty and serious, Gurren Lagann is insane, over the top, and a whole crap ton of fun. My wife, who HATES mecha anime, watched it all and by the end was rooting for the protagonists. It's worth the watch, just don't take it too seriously, because gods knows it doesn't.

Patlabor: As said before, well worth the watch.

Ghost in the Shell: I haven't seen the second movie, but I watched the show (Stand Alone Complex) and the first movie and thought they where damn good.

Bubblegum Crisis 2034/2040: Two mostly unrelated series (characters and locations are about the only thing that carries over) with a bunch of supplemental side series that are, over all, worth watching if you liked the main series. Boiled down to it's core it's basically a Magical Girls series without the magic but adding power armor and crazed robots.

Now, for some non-mecha anime. :)

Some of the classics outside of the mecha gene, at least in my humble opinion, that are worth watching:

The Slayers: Tongue in cheek fantasy. Usually good for a laugh or three.

Record of Lodoss War: Western Fantasy done in an Eastern art style. Worth it to do the research and get Record and Chronicles of the Heroic Knight and watch them together in order (leaving off the tail end of Record which Chronicle replaces). Skip the other stuff though. Not worth the time.

Desert Punk: Actually pretty funny and amusing. I enjoyed it.

Fist of the North Star: DBZ meets gritty post-apoc setting. An oldy but a goodie.

I'm sure I'll kick myself in the ass later if I forgot something.

Knightdramon
2012-09-15, 02:17 PM
Will expand on them later, hurriedly writing them down now.

Macross. All of it. Macross SDFM, then branch off to Macross Plus, go to Macross Seven, watch Macross DYRL, Zero and then Frontier.

Code Geass S1 and 2 are pretty good. Lots of bloodshed you don't expect.

Patlabor's first movie is also pretty good, second one so-so. First movie almost makes you forget you're watching anime.

Ideon. God Ideon. Episodes 1-30something are pretty meh, episodes 33 to end plus movie are godsent. Excellent stuff, way way ahead of its age.

Evangelion. Similar concept, sci-fi thriller for some. Movies are a different beast.

Thunderwave
2012-09-15, 07:48 PM
Evangelion. Similar concept, sci-fi thriller for some. Movies are a different beast.

This is iffy. I LOVED Evangelion, but some people have a hard time getting it. Plus there are...3 versions of the ending. The original, the redone, and then the Death and Rebirth/End of Evangelion ending (all of which have a different take, including who "wins").

The new Rebuild of Evangelion I'm enjoying a ton. It's a reworking of the original series in 4 movies rather then episodes. Worth a go on it's own, but doubly so if you've seen the original.

angloconvoy
2012-09-16, 03:18 AM
Evangelion is well made and written but it's hard work.

I like the remake of Guyver they did about 5 years ago, but annoyingly it's one of those series that didn't get to the end of the story.

Sades
2012-09-18, 06:33 AM
Oh shit, I completely forgot about Desert Punk! I watched that.

It was aight. It didn't change my life or anything, but I didn't hate it.

Tetsuro
2012-09-28, 12:10 AM
Fist of the North Star: DBZ meets gritty post-apoc setting. An oldy but a goodie.
I was going to recommend this, but it's not everybody's cup of tea. There's not much of a story, but there's loads in the way of drama.

And fighting. Only unlike DBZ, they don't drag on for episode after episode, unless it's a major fight - and even then it rarely drags on for longer than two episodes.

Hound
2012-10-06, 06:04 AM
I've seen some Fist of the Northstar when I was in High School and thought it was pretty awful. Not much for ultra-violent anime of the 80s.

I did, however, start watching Dragon Ball and am finding it hilarious. Watched 9 episodes in one night it was so good.

Sadie has been watching a lot of the Gundam and other stuff with me and when I told her that I was planning to watch Dragon Ball she said, "you're watching that by yourself." She'd seen some DBZ before and assumed that the first series was just like that. I put on the first episode a few nights ago and after it was over she was all like, "Put the next one on!"

I just find that funny...

Did a little bit of research and found out that when they did the original Dragon Ball, the manga that it's based on was completely finished but that with DBZ the anime and manga were being done at almost the exact same time. So the cartoon had to include lots more filler while they were waiting for more of the manga to be done. It's why you get fights that take several episodes to be completed and such. They've got Kai which is supposed to be an abridged version with all the filler cut out but I've heard that you also lose a lot of what makes DBZ good in the process so I'm probably going to stick with the full version like I usually do.

Really enjoying this show. Also, I started reading the Manga too and it is phenomenally entertaining. Really recommend this manga if you like some light comedy reading. Good stuff.

Cliffjumper
2012-10-06, 12:13 PM
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Hound
2012-10-06, 06:45 PM
Haha, are you sure that's not hentai?

Tetsuro
2012-10-07, 05:31 AM
Sadie has been watching a lot of the Gundam and other stuff with me and when I told her that I was planning to watch Dragon Ball she said, "you're watching that by yourself." She'd seen some DBZ before and assumed that the first series was just like that. I put on the first episode a few nights ago and after it was over she was all like, "Put the next one on!"
I prefer Dragonball over DBZ as well. The fights drag out less and there's more emphasis on the comedy, plus you get to see all those filler characters from DBZ actually being relevant. It does start dragging out though towards the end after Piccolo Daimao is defeated, though. Quite a few blatant filler episodes up there.

And you would be right, the reason for filler usually is that the anime and manga are made simultaneously, forcing the animation team to come up with fluff to pad the series while waiting for the next manga chapter to finish. Sometimes they just forget about waiting and you wind up with something like the Hellsing TV series or Full Metal Alchemist which take an entirely different direction from the manga after a certain point.

Fist of the North Star though...it probably bears worth mention that originally, only the first 36 episodes were released in english - and over a half of that was filler. It doesn't really pick up until episode 23.

Hound
2012-10-12, 06:05 PM
I finished the Dragon Ball section of the manga yesterday and it was brilliant. I've read a fair bit into the DBZ part of the manga too and I'm liking the start.

It's all made me very anxious to keep watching the cartoon. We're about 30 episodes into it and still loving it.

I think what I saw of FotNS was the later half of it and it just wasn't for me. It was almost 20 years ago now so I really don't remember anything specific beyond there just being a lot of violence and blood and gore. I just know that when I watched it then I was totally not into it.

angloconvoy
2012-10-13, 10:37 AM
Just finished watching the Tiger and Bunny movie (my friend had a spare ticket) and I'm inclined to track down the series. It's a fun premise. A bunch of super heroes compete in a reality show. Each hero has F1 racing style sponsors painted on their costumes (almost all real companies at that). In their race to gain points they almost cause as much trouble as they fix. It's well worth a look and from what I gather it has had an English release.

Hound
2012-11-28, 06:52 PM
I've got a huge list of anime to watch now.

I'm a more than a hundred episodes into Dragon Ball now and having finished Ideon it shouldn't take too long to finish DB, Z and GT.

Eventually I want to watch:
Ghost in the Shell SAC 2nd Gig
Escaflowne
Dunbine
L Gaim
Code Geass
Macross
Cowboy Bebop
Outlaw Star
Inuyasha
GoGaiGar
Patlabor
Space Battleship Yamato
Gurren Lagan
Blue Submarine #6
Bleach
One Piece
Full Metal Panic
Zoids

I'll probably watch Cowboy Bebop next actually. Nearly every review I've heard of it says it's one of the best anime that's ever been done.

The Reverend
2012-11-28, 07:53 PM
I watched Mazinger Z and Space Battleship Yamato as a kid (they were in reruns on a NYC channel we could pick up from our NJ home). Recently got the Yamato live-action movie on DVD. It's a bit messy because they tried to cram so many story elements from the series into one film that you end up wondering if you would give a shit had you not seen the anime, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

Hound
2012-11-30, 05:14 PM
Gotta add VOTOMS and Zambot 3 to the list too

Jaynz
2012-11-30, 07:59 PM
The list...

* Escaflowne - A good series to get, though it has some bits that may sour you on it. There's a lot of ass-pulling in the plot, particularly near the end, and the female lead goes into 'bitch mode' for a lot of it. Very nice mecha designs, though, and some solid fun in there.

* Macross - I'm sure you've been pummeled by the awesome of this series, so I'll skip the regular discussion on it. Do yourself a favor, though, and get the new English dub. The voice work is great, the singing actually includes new numbers which actually work, etc.

* Cowboy Bebop - An excellent series but honestly a smidge overrated. Yoko Kanno delivers an amazing soundtrack, of course, and there are a lot of good characters. Ending suffers from a couple of 'sudden shifts' in character to wrap things up and leaves it a little unfufilling...

* Outlaw Star - Few bad notes in this one. Excellent characters, great soundtrack, good voice work, and - unusually - an ending which works for the series! Do yourself a favor and pick this one up.

* Inuyasha - This was a mega-hit that ground itself into the dirt with an insane amount of padding and bad-guy ass-pulls. Starts off with great characters and a great premise, but by the third season, you wind up not caring anymore.

* Full Metal Panic - A must get. This mixes both high-school comedy and mecha/military action and does it beautifully with high production values. The two sequel series are split in direction, with Fumofu! going more into the school comedy, and Second Raid being a very dark second series. Yet, despite the seeming disparate tone, the whole universe winds up working well and keeps you in.

* Zoids - There have been a few "Zoids" series, but I can only really reccomend two, the Zoids Zi (Blade Liger) and Zoids Zero (Liger Zero) series. Different feels, but the action and animation on the Zoids are incredible. Zero is more 'fun' and light-hearted, and everyone will want a kitty like Liger Zero... Zoids Zi is the more serious 'canon' military story, though it handles it fairly well and keeps the action and character interactions going strong.

Tetsuro
2012-12-06, 04:26 AM
There was always something about the original Macross that bugged me and it took me a while to realize what it was.

It's Lynn Minmay. It isn't so much for the character but what she represents; a bubble gum pop singer. You know the type; today that particular, questionable "genre" is dominated by the likes of Justin Bieber and Jessica Black; people whose job is to basically just provide a pretty face to songs they didn't write. She's not an artist, the songs are incredibly mediocre...and she saves mankind.

I mean, Nekki Basara was a total asshole, but at least he wrote his own songs!

Jaynz
2012-12-07, 04:27 PM
I kinda get what you're saying here, but, Er, in character the bulk of Minmei's songs were explicitly either written by Minmei or Lynn Kyle... She does sing a couple of songs her mother taught her (pre-war classics, she says) at a couple of points, though.

Not defending Minmei TOO greatly here, as she's really just supposed to be a foil for Mise, but this is one part of the complaint that isn't quite valid.

Tetsuro
2012-12-09, 08:23 AM
I kinda get what you're saying here, but, Er, in character the bulk of Minmei's songs were explicitly either written by Minmei or Lynn Kyle... She does sing a couple of songs her mother taught her (pre-war classics, she says) at a couple of points, though.

Not defending Minmei TOO greatly here, as she's really just supposed to be a foil for Mise, but this is one part of the complaint that isn't quite valid.
Well, I'll take your word for it - it's been a while since I watched Macross, after all.

Nekki Basara, however, is definitely a douchebag. :D

Since we're on the subject of singing, I recently finished Genesis Climber Mosepeada; it wasn't quite as bad as Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross, but Macross was still better, and Orguss marginally - in comparison to Orguss, Mospeada enjoys the benefit of being about ten episodes shorter. One of the characters in Mospeada is a drag queen singer(!) whose songs are even more mediocre than Minmei's - only one of them is catch and even that one sounds like he's skipping vowels; "Love Spirit" sounds like "Love Sprit" or worse, "Love Spit".

I also watched Orguss 02 which doesn't actually require you to have seen the original Orguss to figure out what's going on, but it does help understand the implications of the appearances of several characters.

I also watched Combattler V where the big bad of the first arc displays some incredible genre blindness by saying "We'll wait for them to form their giant robot before we attack", while Voltes V bad guys are genre savvy to the point of taking the series in much more serious direction than it's predecessor...but it did have at least one occasion of dumb behaviour I've noticed a lot of these super robot shows suffer.

In Getter Robo G as well, the bad guys came up with a plan that sounded perfectly good on paper and even worked in practice...except for some freak event nobody saw coming, causing it all to fall apart. What makes this stupid is that the plan itself is not only completely sound, but there appears to be no reason for them to not try it again - normally you'd think this is simply because the good guys will be expecting it the next time, but the thing that makes this so stupid is that this is not the case and the heroes actually have no idea what just happened.

Jim
2012-12-25, 10:28 AM
You should sign up for Crunchyroll's service - http://www.crunchyroll.com. They have a free two subscription but it's well worth signing up for a year which is just 60$. You get unlimited streaming of older and just released anime. I think they offer a lot of stuff without being a member but they are only in Standard Def and have Ads.

If you sign up with them, Sword Art Online - a must watch. The opening available at the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_qM6NHoxgc

As for your list of titles, yes, there are some good shows on there but mostly mainstream stuff.

Some recommendations below:

-Shakugan no Shana - or sometimes just known as Shana. I haven't seen beyond season 1 but I liked the first season. On BD/DVD Combo pack. Season 2 now available too.

-Black Butler. Starts off light then becomes a pretty dark, twisted show. There are two seasons. On BD/DVD Combo pack.

-Panty & Stocking w/Garterbelt. The Transformers episode parody was pretty darn funny. On DVD now, Blu Ray coming out in January.

-Serial Experiments Lain. Cerebral show. On BD/DVD Combo pack.

-Martian Successor Nadesico. The most recent release includes the remastered R2 Japan Video + Home Video Version + Movie and OVA series. Great set by Rightstuf.

-Heaven's Lost Property. If you want a perverted little show that is just hilarious, highly recommended - both seasons. Season 1 available on BD/DVD combo pack. Season 2 available on DVD only, BD coming in 2013.

-Level E. Just starting it, strange little show. On BD/DVD combo pack.

-Durarara!!. Great show but pricey. Available on DVD and BD.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durarara!!#Plot

-Macross Plus. Captures the spirit of the original Macross series and is just awesome. The 4 part OVAs are really good but I found the movie version (which included additional footage) to be better. Available on DVD.

-Blue Gender. If you want hardcore Sci-Fi anime, this is probably the only really awesome one. Available on DVD in a cheap Anime Classics addition for the TV seres + Movie.

-Hellsing. THE OVA VERSION. Skip the TV version of Hellsing. The OVA series follows the manga to the letter and is just amazing. Vampire vs. Nazis. On DVD/BD Combo packs.

-Soul Eater. Great show, one of the few where the dubs are better to me than the original Japanese. Teams of two of a meister and a person that becomes a weapon hunting down folks that have become evil. On DVD and BD.

Gurren Lagann. Humans suppressed and live under the surface until some decide to head to the surface. Once there, encounter some real nasty dudes that wish to kill off humans. Add in some mechas and you're just starting probably one awesome series made by the staff behind Evangelion. All the episodes legally available on Youtube and DVD (for a little more time).

There are also two movie editions of Gurren Lagann if you didn't want to watch all 27 episodes of the TV series that are pretty good (that's how I started the series, though I went back to see what had to get cut).

This is a show that tried to be more epic with every battle / moment. Here is a nice AMV but it has spoilers. If that doesn't bother you, see below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhEkJMUad0

Also, music score was top notch in GL. Sample:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GopzpFJm4LQ

Other shows worth watching that are available:

Black Lagoon S1 and S2.
Strike Witches S1 and S2.
Freezing.
Mayo Chiki!
Is This a Zombie?
The Original Bubblegum Crisis OVA series
FLCL

and on and on...

FUNimation is good about streaming their shows for free beyond Cruncyroll -

http://www.youtube.com/Funimation

Tons of shows to watch for free, complete series for most.

If you still use AIM, hit me up to talk about these.

But, anyway, SWORD ART ONLINE. Check it out!

Tetsuro
2013-04-02, 11:33 AM
Gotta add VOTOMS and Zambot 3 to the list too
Good choices. :up:

Daitarn 3 is apparently some kind of spiritual successor to Zambot 3, but since I'm still watching the latter, it remains to be seen whether it touches upon the same themes.

Jim
2013-05-29, 02:04 AM
One should also add Accel World, Attack on Titan, and Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet. Amazing little shows.

Tetsuro
2013-07-22, 01:06 AM
I can now tell you that whoever said Daitarn 3 is a spiritual successor to Zambot was full of feces. It's absolutely nothing like Zambot 3.