DAY 11: Favorite Mecha Anime
As I stated in Day 2, I’m not a mecha person. Say what you guys wanna say about me, but I just can’t bring myself to invest in watching mecha anime SPECIFICALLY for the mechs. Sure, I appreciate the design of the robots and how they’re animated, unless the CGI looks out oddly out of place (looking at you, Aldnoah), but it still isn’t enough to make me wanna slide down the mecha-anime cockpit and enjoy every single damn Gundam series ever made.
However, there are some shows that grab my attention that belong under the mecha-genre. And these shows incorporate good storytelling with well-made action sequences, usually strategically based, i.e. Code Geass and Gurren Lagann, among other things.
However, my favorite is neither of those, as awesome as they both are.
And yes, believe it or not, Aldnoah Zero isn’t here either.
Yeah, I know right?
Well, if it can’t be Code Geass, Gurren Lagann, or Aldnoah, then it must be……………..
Yeh, believe it.
Guilty Crown is one of my all-time favorite anime, and not just for the wrong reasons. It is highly enjoyable, the animation and art style is superb, the soundtrack is heavenly and fits the tone of the show quite well, the action scenes were well-directed, and there is some story there beneath all that ludicrously layered plot lines (except for the second half, which was, in all honestly, not the best).
As for the mecha, there is some incorporated into the show, but it is not the focal aspect, which is ok with me. The designs, however are a little lackluster in terms of the “I’ve seen better” mentality. However, I did like the concept they had of mentally linking one’s body to the machine as it reflects its damage unto the user itself. It’s a shame they never expanded on that though.
In a nutshell, this show had a lot going for it, and I stand by my assessment that I made before that people who are new to anime will enjoy the heck out of this show (the entire thing, YES even the second half). I would advise people that if you wanna get a guy into anime, show them this show. Tons of entertainment factor, while being deep enough as to incorporate a decent story. They won’t even notice the flaws of the second half.
Trust me, they’ll thank you for it later.
I know my choice of show was a little unconventional, but I want you guys to tell me what your favorite mecha is. You never know, I might just check it out for myself if I feel that it is worth my time.
See you guys in Day 12!