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><Anonymous> like say someone starts a thread about mecha it's gonna take two years to reach 200 posts

Let's prove him wrong.


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Do you like mecha? Do you dislike mecha? Why?


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Can girls be mecha? Can mecha be girls?


Is mecha singular or plural or both?


Can mecha love mecha?


What would a planet of creatures evolved to be mecha be like?


If the last show you watched's main protagonist was replaced by a mecha, would it be better?


Is /qa/ a mecha board?


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Do you think we'll have real mecha in our lifetimes?


What's your favorite mecha show?


Are you looking forward to anything mecha-related? Does mecha have a future?


If mecha was an acronym what would it stand for?


I've been getting into my journey in the world of mecha by starting with Gundam I've finished 0079 and halfway into ZETA now and honestly I feel like I could skip this outside of Char this series seems pointless.
Though Kamille's design and the mechs are pretty Kamille is annoying I think he has autism.


I don't like it because it is stupid.

Robots don't have a gender.

I don't know.


Animals can't evolving into being robots.

Probably yes actually.


No, because they are a stupid design.

Frame Arm Girls if it counts as a Mecha but I don't think it does.

No. Yes.



Seems like gundam is a popular starting point. I bet a lot of people started with Big O on Adult Swim. I think my first one was probably Evangelion if that counts.


>Robots don't have a gender.
Then how do they reproduce? Budding?


We already do!

>I think he has autism.
He does and that's what makes Zeta so great.


I tell a lie though I actually started with MD Geist but I'm unsure if that counts..
Maybe and even though I say it could be skipped I can't bright myself to do that his autism fits sometimes triggers my own resulting in an near endless cycle of confusion and slight anger.
Like the otter and the watermelon.


I'd say even though Big O is really exceptional, Gundam remains the best starting point for most things mecha. Since most everything pulls from it.


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Ok mechadorks, show me your BIGGEST giant robots


When two engineers love each other very much...


how many planets did it take to build this thing


No Gundam I could post would ever beat that beast how would it even power itself?


maybe radiation from very compact stars?


By feeding on other planets.


inb4 this thread will still have 2 digits in 2023


Did you know that mecha is short for mechanical? I'm not sure if it is, but did you know?


Can't think of anything else it could be so I'll believe you


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Oh yeah... And tank anime are a part of the mecha genre too, so that makes sense


i dont watch much of it but there are ones i liked
never even watched gundam

bubblegum crisis



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What could a mech do against a really large magnet. Actually, what could any mechanical infantry do against a really large magnet. How come people don't employ huge flying mangets in warfare?


The Germans already thought about that, it's why they put zimmerit on their tanks.


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It can get so fucking huge that the universe just collapses in on itself in its presence.


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The best mecha are girls and the best girls are mecha


These visuals were so amazing when this game came out. You played as the commander guy which is basically a huge mech that builds stuff.


I remember that game! I liked the side that had Peewees and the Big Bertha cannon. The commander being the commander and causing game over once he was killed was a nice idea as well.



Use these as a guide for getting into Gundam if you haven't already, they're pretty good.


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Don't forget this one!


FCUK zz gundam


Yeah but which Gundam is the best


The one that belongs to the person you love


0079 and Zeta.


>Requires watching Destiny in order to make sense of events
It's that bad, huh?


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Depends, does this look like a respectable pilot to you? Joking aside the first half is somewhat decent and the final battle showing the Requiem is cool.


...Is this a girl?




Just finished ZETA and I ended up really liking Kamille in the end only to get heart broken about what happens to him in the finale three episodes outside of the guides and listening to OPs I've been going about this totally blind and I'm about to enter ZZ. I guess best of luck in thinking this isn't too bad...


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There is an inverse correlation between love for Zeta and love for ZZ, so have fun.


You'll probably hate the first... 20 or so episodes of ZZ, but then it really picks up after a certain point. It'll be pretty obvious when that turning point is too.


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ZZ is a heavily mixed bag but it's worth watching for the Purus.


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If it's a mecha thread then lets talk about how trigger's saved anime by making the most mecha mecha since the last one that was good whenever that was


The "trigger saved anime" thing bothers me.


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Would you say it... triggered you?


No. I wouldn't.


Was mostly in jest, but it is a pretty good non-gundam mecha, and those aren't that common right now.


Maybe this could be good, I say as I won't watch this until someone can confirm to me it's good.


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i like big robots


I enjoyed the first episode a lot, premise feels a bit similar to SukaSuka but much grittier.


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Well this was neat. you're right. I wasn't able to make out the mech designs in the trailer, but spiderlike-tank mechs are a pretty unique design.


Also like how it's not immediately obvious which faction is the worse one. On one hand one's using humans as disposable troops, while on the other side the enemy seems almost inhuman, though it could just be a perfection of the tech the empire is aiming for.


mc reminds me of that one guy from aldnoa/zero, but not as autistic


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/qa/... omae wo korosu



There's a new Gundam SEED project!
...For some reason


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Ahhh nooo stop acknowledging SEEDs existence Japan!


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Have you played Xenogears?


The only Gundam I could finish.


It's pretty fun, but what about Char's origin?


It's been on my to play list since the launch of 7th generation consoles...the only Gundam related games I've played are the fighters like Max Boost.


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Is it at all related to Xenoblade?


Better than SEED, there's a new Getter Robo anime coming out that covers the final arc! Finally got around to reading the manga for it, and I plan to rewatch Shin and Armageddon too.


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I gotta say it's pretty crazy how big the artstyle shift was from the original series and G to Go. It's a lot more detailed and garish than the original, and less like Go Nagai.


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I think there's references, but nothing tied to it since Xenogears is in licensing limbo. I don't think there's any blatant links like Xenosaga had, but I still need to play the games. I don't have any of the consoles so I need to emulate and I've been procrastinating about setting it up. I think I've seen images of something shaped like a Zohar in some Xenoblade image, but I'm not sure if I'm remembering right



Didn't see anyone mention this yet, so here. Not sure what this means for the future of Macross though since they've still been making it.


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I think this man got lost on his way to an Excel Saga Gundam parody episode only to find himself on the genuine thing.


Yeah, but I think he eventually figured out where he was and fixed his act.


Is it just me or does this look an awful lot like anime?


I think you're just imagining things.


How mecha is 40k?


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Speaking of Xenogears (to me a few weeks ago)


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Xenogears is my favourite JRPG of all time.

Yes and no. The guys behind Xenogears went onto create Xenosaga and Xenoblade, but Square is really, really stingy with the Xenogears IP and won't let Monolith Soft officially do anything with Xenogears. Legally, Xenoblade cannot explicitly connect to Xenogears.

This hasn't stopped Takahashi from rehashing Xenogears though, Xenoblade 2 in particular is very much a rehash of Perfect Works (his original plan from the 1990s to make Xenogears into a trilogy), there's a ton of parallels between XB2 and XG.

Xenoblade 2 may or may not be canonically connected to Xenosaga though in some weird metaverse way (Bamco's lets Monolith Soft use the Xenosaga IP still, fortunately), and Xenosaga is supposed to be connected to Xenogears despite legal issues.


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Adding to this, so technically if Monolith doubles down on Xenoblade being connected with Xenosaga rather than just teasing the possibility, then Xenoblade is connected with Xenogears since Xenosaga is heavily implied to be connected to Xenogears.


they could always dishonesty retcon certain plot points. My faith in studios is low


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SRW 30 is coming to PC in October this year and you should be pre-purchasing it to please the mecha gods.



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Need to get back to Rayearth. Got halfway through it and then just kinda put it on hold indefinitely.


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Yeah, I finished S1 but wasn't in any rush to start S2 at the time. I probably should fix that sometime.


Does anyone else like FromSoft's original mecha game? I've listened to the tracks only


I've been meaning to play the later games, but I've really enjoyed the first Armored Core so far (although the original controls are a little painful without rebinding them). Generally speaking, the critic reviews would seem to suggest that they're all fairly average games, but user reviews tend to be a lot more positive.


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>Several story continuities exist, spread across 13 main games, 3 remastered re-releases, 2 console spin-offs, and 5 mobile spin-offs. The first release of the series, Armored Core, was released in 1997, while its twenty-third and final game, Armored Core: Verdict Day was released in 2013. The series has been released on the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, and Mobile Phone
I feel intimidated already. Guess I'll just watch it for the lore if there's a nice playthrough .

Shame that FromSoft changed so hard from Mecha into RPG, but I guess people in Japan started feeling more like escaping to fantasy land and away from a gritty reality.


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There's at least ==FIVE of them this season, so what do you think? Megaton-kyuu Musashi, Muv-Luv, Sakugan, Gyakuten Sekai no Denchi Shoujo, and Kyoukai Senki.
Muv-Luv is a VN adaptation obviously so no one should watch that unless they've read all of it which can be a tall order. I'll read it eventually...
Musashi is based on a video game and didn't spark any interest in me.
Sakugan looks like it's going to be filled with a whole lot of suffering, but could be great. I don't think I want to deal with one of those shows right now.
Denchi Shoujo has a VERY cute girl in it and seems decent enough at the moment. Very bizarre story and I'm curious to see how crazy things get.
Kyoukai Senki is another one of those 'honorable Japanese must expel conquering foreigners' things and doesn't interest me.


also some Gundam Breaker ONA thing that is only on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEWXBMv-w7A


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Megaton Musashi is on the super robot style of mecha, lots of technobabble and shouting out the HISSATSU WAZAs and such.

Potentially building a complex story with a lot of characters, but we'll see where it goes. Could end up completely flopping, you never know.


I think the biggest problem with Musashi is that it's a mecha that had no mecha in the first episode. I might give it a try, but how do you do that?


yeah, they've had some really weird directional choices so far. Like you said, no mecha action in the first episode, despite that (at least so far) being a pretty big focus of the show. And they keep doing previews that end up having very little to do with the next episode. Feels like they're flying by the seat of their pants sometimes.


I think for what I'll be keeping up with Sakugan and Denchi Shoujo are what I'll be keeping up with. I'll probably save Muv-Luv for when it comes out on BD so that I can watch it all at once.


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Also it's pretty crazy that in a single season there's potentially 5 above average mecha, and 3 that have really high potential. Wonder if it's starting to make a comback.

Also 86 s2 is airing if anyone's watching that, which I was somewhat excited for but now I'm not so sure after seeing that they copped out from having the main character die and be converted to the legion.


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86 P2 is actually probably my favorite mecha out of the bunch this season. Gyakuten is nice as well, but I wasn't as wowed by megaton as I'd hoped and I'm waiting for Muv-Luv to finish for me to marathon it. Also Sakugan isn't all too good either. Reminds me a lot of Outlaw Star, nice but with issues. It's got a really nice OP/ED though, also like Outlaw Star.


I am surprised to see that mecha made such a resurgance, when I took a break from anime it was damn near dead, I assumed DitF and the shitty new Gundam concepts killed it for good.


Yeah, I was surprised a bit too by the quality of everything so far.


I feel like Megaton Musashi may have gone a little overboard on characters. We're now up to the 3 original pilots, the newtype kid, the 2 girls, and there may even be a secret 4th megaton-class coming for the nerd and the android. It's been hinted that Minami-mommy is going to have some sort of big backstory that we haven't even scratched the surface of. On top of that, we have the alien girl's story, and her knights may even become significant characters.

It feels like the plot has barely even started yet because we've spent 80% of every episode on character introductions.


Makes sense for a video-game adaptation. A whole lot of the time that you can spend on development in games comes off as really slow pacing in anime.


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You think the mecha nerds in Hollywood could pull it off?



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I kinda expected better of Sakugan this season. The episodes before were alright and showed some form of promise, but then the most recent one came along and was hot garbage. There's a thing called foreshadowing and development that was completely ignored in the leadup to this episode. Nothing that happened could really be pieced together by all the backstory hinted at, and it comes out of nowhere. Not only does it come out of nowhere, but also the new conflict gets resolved immediately this episode as well, rendering most of what happened a shoehorned in waste of time to force backstory and development. Missing out on any of the gratification the viewer could possibly have had from all of this being built up beforehand and having payoff here. What a disaster.


I'm glad to see Industrial Light and Magic still exists. Those guys were behind so many amazing special effects in the 90s. If anyone could pull it off, it's those guys. In our sad age of Western studios moving on from the drained corpse of comic books and into Japanese media, this one has the best chance of actually looking good. I have no confidence anything else about it, but the special effects have great potential.


it was pretty clear after the 3rd episode that they weren't going to go for character and storydevelopement, but rather one episode long tales of mary sue and dumb father


Sure, but usually even in those shows when you have a plot involving characters that have been on screen and with the main characters for a while usually you have some buildup to it.


Kong: Skull Island was a pretty nice movie with great special effects, and with the same director heading this project I think it could turn out well if they try and adapt a more campy Gundam plotline instead of including all the rest of the military drama. Or who knows, war dramas are something hollywood loves so maybe they could pull it off to some extent(although it doesn't have people waving American flags everywhere so maybe not)


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Man, what the hell happened to 86.


They couldn't just fight the same legion forever could they? Also how the hell do individual-ish personalities work in a hivemind?


I mean the airing schedule. And this is with split cours, imagine if they tried to release all 23 episodes on a weekly basis.


scheduled delays are stacking on top of production delays making it quite bad. Not really the artistic staffs fault


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Megaton Musashi's really taking off in these later episodes. In a lot of ways, the goofy stuff earlier makes it even more sad when the characters die. These were people, sometimes children, who laughed and got in stupid fights over stuff, and now they're dead forever because of this meaningless war.


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I think this show should have kept its chuuni energy premise of the first couple episodes. The expanded character roster did provide the opportunity for new personalized mechs, but it wasn't worth it.
If original girl's fantasies just dreamed up new weapons or attachments it would have been cooler. Oh well.


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Yeah, I thought Rin fit the show better than the other girls. And they spent so much time on the other girls' backstories that the plot has barely gone anywhere. Maybe I'm being overly harsh though, you're probably not supposed to think about it too much, and instead channel the feeling that otaku are the most oppressed minority who will one day rise up and defeat the evil norms.


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Uh oh, she said the thing...


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Last two episodes of 86 delayed by literally an entire cour. Sigh...


It wasn't story foreshadowing. It was foreshadowing for the entire show.


Hope it turns out better than Wonder Egg


The episodes are undoubtedly already produced so I don't doubt the quality is as good as the other episodes, they just don't have any time slot to put them in so it will suffer in sales and viewership(maybe, it seems like it's a pretty good IP).


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At least it basically concluded a main plot point before taking this break


Did anyone enjoy this anime? Started not wanting to watch it towards the latest episodes until I finally dropped it on the latest one.


Even if you hate it, you can't say that it's got bad action. Which I'd say the mecha battles alone would keep me invested.


You missed out because best girl is back


fucking clips dude...


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After realizing that "Doll's Frontline" show was just "Girl's Frontline" under a different name for some reason I decided to travel back to the past to get my fix of android girls and re-watch Saber Marionette J instead. It is considered a classic and one of the defining shows of the 90s in Japan, so it is somewhat unknown in the West in comparison. It's nothing too amazing, but I'd say it's definitely a must watch if you are into android girls like me. And it has some mecha elements here and there if you don't consider androids alone to be mecha, so don't worry. The show is pretty much a blend of everything; harem, comedy, slice of life, sci-fi/mecha, etc. Some people are 'filtered' by the artstyle and use it as an excuse as to not watch it, but it doesn't look as exaggerated in the anime as it does in the manga or promotional art, trust me.


>Some people are 'filtered' by the artstyle and use it as an excuse as to not watch it
Those are bad people whose opinions do NOT matter. The charm of that style has never waned for me, and the nice shading/colors that accompany it will always keep nice to look at. I can only imagine that those who dislike it probably have something against more cartoonish anime styles in general.


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He's not talking about the colors, but about the characters faces which at least in my opinion really do look awful but as he said the anime is mostly not as bad as the official art


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Yeah, it's a mystery to me how some of the official art can look so bad while most of the time in the anime it's really not that noticeable.


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Conversely, the OVA that preceded the TV show has infinitely better character designs, nice and round and chibi-esque


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Yeah, it is mostly recognizable on Cherry who has some very 90s design with the huge air intakes, huge eyes, etc, but she doesn't look like that in the show. Only J to X tried to follow the manga's designs more closely (which is also much worse than the original and an unnecessary continuation in my opinion).


I'm not very familiar with this show's history, so I could be completely wrong, but I get the impression it's one of those cases where the creator is an inferior draftsman to the people animating his work. The result is this kind of weird compromise, where they kept a lot of the idiosyncrasies of the original but polished it up to work in animation.

Personally, I think it looks pretty good though. Styles like this are the visual equivalent of spicy foods. They're harder to swallow, especially if you didn't have much exposure to them growing up, but if you stick with them you'll find a lot to appreciate.


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It eventually got better


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So I'm playing Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: Never Ending Tomorrow on my real PS2 and the game has a relationship system in that you can pick a partner as well as a pilot for best combat results, it follows the SEED protocol for politing and for the armour system too so now I need to rewatch ALL of GUNDAM SEED JUST TO PLAY A GAYMEU because I can't figure it out and though I don't think SEED's story is so bad but I just can't stand that early 00's animation style it's so gross looking to me

These Japanese anime games don't mess around...


I watched gunbuster yesterday, it had some cool action scenes but all of the characters (especially anyone not the main character) felt flat. I also thought that the parts leading up to Noriko getting in the gunbuster were really drawn out so that the parts of it where stuff actually happened was confined to bits of the last 3 episodes. Despite all this buildup I felt like the last episode lacked any, not to mention it being in black and white for almost the entire time.
I thought it was supposed to be highly regarded or something



look at the year it came out. there is a lot of anime that have respect for what they accomplished at the time, not compared to every anime that came after it.


>Gundam: G no Reconguista IV - Gekitou Ni Sakebu Ai

4 movie i quite a bit. Is it possible that maybe the movie series will be the preferred version?


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So is it true that CGI mechs are actually more expensive to make than 2D? Because if that's true then I have no idea why any studio would choose to do CG over 2D. Unless you've got a Hollywood budget you're not going to be able to make something that looks as good as nice 2D mechs.

If not then I wonder why this crappy isekai got the budget for 2D mecha.


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It is true that CGi is more expensive than hand drawn in general, but I think it's going to depend on the quality of the CGi. It's harder to draw a car or a mecha than to just model them in 3D. And most of it looks like garbage you'd see in a PS2/PS3 game (no offense to Zone of Enders or the Armored Core series).


I think the reasoning is because with designs like these, studios often take on a mechanical design person to help with how something should look and move, whereas most animators probably only have experience with static shots and/or human designs. So, it's easier to just slap in a few dozen cg cars than drawing them because all of the intensive perspective work is already done by virtue of it being 3D cg.


Yeah, but as to which would be more expensive that's a tough question to answer. The 3D cars/mecha in anime look like complete shite. It's not like it's CGi on the level of Pixar or something.


CG strikes me as being more expensive. Even if the model never changes, you'd still need to maintain a completely parallel staff in order to do all of the cg animation which is pretty time consuming. For mecha, that is. It wouldn't surprise me if there's a common industry program for dropping in CG cars and other common, high detail assets.


But really, the cost is pretty ambiguous. Which would ultimately be more expensive:
¥maintaining/contracting out a CG staff and all that entails
¥having a few dedicated mechanical design animators


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Don't forget to drop by in the Genocyber stream next week! >>>/jp/33641


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Are golems mecha?


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Metallic ones like that would be automatons I guess. I don't think automata classifies as mecha.


Pfft talk about balls of steel.


The bare minimum for something to be classified as mecha is whether or not there is a technological aspect. So long as the golem has at least a little bit of tech (such as being piloted like in Rayearth) it counts.


Isn't the minimum requirement for a mecha to have someone piloting inside?
Aside from that if Escaflowne and Knights and Magic are considered mecha then I guess technological level doesn't count. Shows where they have super developed mechas but medieval tier living standards aren't that rare.


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>Isn't the minimum requirement for a mecha to have someone piloting inside?
Not necessarily! Shows like Gad Guard and some Brave series entries like J-Decker that are mostly sentient mecha count too! Power armor, sentient robots, and the works all count as being part of the mecha genre; generally a good litmus test is whether or not the series has appeared in a main-line Super Robot Wars game. If its in, then most otaku consider the series mecha.

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