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Reccomend me some mech/giant robot anime


#1 gargus   Banned Banned   2231 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2011 - 11:45 PM

I saw a clip of some anime that has mechs fight with missles flying allover and really good quality animation and it made me want to see more. But I dont know what it was since it was on a tv in the background of some movie I flipped by last night on tv. But sadly my knowledge of anime is rather limited, especially when it comes to mechs or giant robots blowing shit and eachother up.

So anyone have some reccomendations on some that has nice animation, good art and interesting action in it?


Oh and while Im on the subject of japanese shows can anyone tell me a official name for japanese wrestling. Now, what I saw just wasnt any wrestling. It had special effects and people were wearing crazy costumes, doing big fights and it was actually really cool to watch. One guy was dressed up almost like some kind of super hero, another guy was like half robot and it was fun. Ive tried searching for it but I cant quite find what I saw, maybe what I just saw was a fluke though.

#2 panzerfaust  

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 11:54 PM

Feel free to use the OT forum's Anime & Manga thread.

To answer your question though, if you're looking for great mech action -- Gundam Unicorn is what you want to be watching right now. It's considered godly by just about everyone. Problem is, there's only three, 60 minute episodes out right now, and they only release 2 every year (it's half way finished). The blu-rays are expensive, but I'm sure you're capable of other means [PSN offers a $6 HD-Rental if you prefer].

Other fantastic mech shows are quite older, and I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for. I'll leave that to other CAGs to recommend.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 10:54 PM

Robotech.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 10:56 PM

Godannar.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 10:58 PM

Big O.
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 11:50 PM

Big O.

This too, but avoid season 2.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 12:17 AM

With or without women with big boobs? ;)

#8 Moses144   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   626 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2011 - 12:32 AM

Neon Genesis Evangelion
Mobile Suit Gundam (lots of the Gundam sequels are good, but I consider the original the best)
Gurren Lagann
Gunbuster (this one is short, at only 6 episodes, but it's my favorite)
Getter Robo Armageddon

The Big O is good, and is a little different than many.

#9 Gden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2973 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2011 - 06:00 AM

Gundam 08th MS team (the best gundam, IMO)
Martian Successor Nadesico
Full Metal Panic (just keep in mind that in the 2nd and 3rd show the mechs take a back seat to the characters)
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#10 basilofbkrst   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1320 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 06:31 AM

Gurren Lagann
Getter Robo Armageddon
Martian Successor Nadesico
Robotech

EDIT: steal from above - 2nd for Zoids

Also. . . . Also. . . Metabots.

Edited by basilofbkrst, 07 May 2011 - 10:46 AM.



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Posted 07 May 2011 - 06:46 AM

zoids. therye animal robots but still robots and theres a number of diff seasons/ versions most of which are really cool except for that last one,

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#12 Moses144   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   626 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2011 - 06:49 AM

Gundam 08th MS team (the best gundam, IMO)


Definitely my second favorite after the original. It's interesting going from most Gundam series where aces win the war with their godly skills and one Gundam single handedly to 08th MS. In 08th MS, the pilots aren't psychics and they try to get semi-realistic where Gundams need repair and squad-based tactics win fights, not one person going out in the middle of 100 enemies and killing them all.

#13 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6635 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 04:18 PM

Mobile Fighter G Gundam. Motion Caption Mecha.

And Big O. (Even if it makes no sense)

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#14 Chronis   Enjoys mediocre games that you hate CAGiversary!   3070 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2011 - 04:43 PM

I'll second these:

G Gundam
8th MS Team
Evangelion and Big O (even if they do get to be mindfucks about halfway through)

As for the japanese wrestling, it's called puro over there. Not sure exactly which promotion you were watching. Try asking in the pro wrestling thread. If the current title of New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread didn't give you a hint, there are a few people in there that pay attention to the overseas shows.

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#15 the_id_inside   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 05:49 PM

That anime sounds like it could have been one of the Macross series. Macross Plus is one of the better ones. Lots of missiles flying around, as you say.

The wrestling you describe reminds me of "kaiju big battel". American mock-wrestling inspired by japanese pop culture. The Wiki page will tell you more.
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Posted 07 May 2011 - 06:13 PM

Big O all the way.Its sadly not finished but its an excellent ride while it last.

#17 ChibiJosh   ChE CAG CAGiversary!   3863 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2011 - 06:32 PM

Anyone who wants to watch mecha has to watch Giant Robo. It's only 6 episodes, but it's probably one of the best anime ever made.

Also, Gaogaigar is fantastic (Especially the OAV sequel Gaogaigar Final which wasn't released in the US).
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#18 Indecisive Rattle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   228 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 06:28 AM

Anyone who wants to watch mecha has to watch Giant Robo. It's only 6 episodes, but it's probably one of the best anime ever made.


Giant Robo is actually 7 episodes, and each one is around an hour long (plus the 3 half hour parody episodes). Longer than any 13 episode series when you take the run time into consideration.

#19 Dark_Sage   Superior CAGiversary!   3424 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:54 AM

Gundam 80th MS Team
Transformers
Legend of Galactic Heroes
Samurai Pizza Cats
Gold Lightan
Captain Planet
The Iron Giant

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 08:08 AM

No one's mentioned Code Geass? That's just sad...

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 10:58 AM

If you are ok with mech SUITS on chicks with the random crazy cyborg you should watch Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040. Great stuff!

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:43 PM

Gurren Lagann! Sooooo crazy over the top with fantastic quality animation.
GaoGaiGar is great animation too, but hella hard to find (at least it was for me)
Gunbuster (aka Aim for the Top!): old, but good show and required to get a cool referrence at the end of Diebuster
Diebuster (aka Aim for the Top 2!): sequel to Gunbuster, amazing animation quality and over the top robots ala Gurren Lagann. Both Busters are short OVAs but very entertaining.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:41 PM

GaoGaiGar is great animation too, but hella hard to find (at least it was for me)


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Posted 08 May 2011 - 04:10 PM

Escaflowne
Full Metal Panic
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 04:55 PM

No one here liked SEED?

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#26 _Ph03n1x_   pew! pew! CAGiversary!   537 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:16 PM

No one's mentioned Code Geass? That's just sad...

I second this. Code Geass is great.

I can't believe no on has mentioned Gundam Wing. IMO, the best gundam series. Some of my other favorites: Gundam 00 and G Gundam (some of the stuff in this show are hilarious and racist [hilariously racist at times] see link: http://www.toplessro...ous_gundams.php )
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#27 Dynamite   Shazam! CAGiversary!   875 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:28 PM

No one here liked SEED?


I loved Gundam Seed. Destiny, not so much, but Seed was great.
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 05:41 PM

robotech macross.........you should start with this one... especially if you appreciate storyline
robotech mosopeida
gundam f91
gundam chars counter attack
gundam stardust memories
robotech macross
robotech mosopeida
battletech had a cartoon back in the day



to darksage rk... captain planet? wtf is wrong with you.. how does that qualify as giant mech

#29 _Ph03n1x_   pew! pew! CAGiversary!   537 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2011 - 06:12 PM

to darksage rk... captain planet? wtf is wrong with you.. how does that qualify as giant mech

but hes our hero!
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 06:17 PM

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