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    Yeah, I wouldn't really count AoT to be a Robot show. I can see why some people might argue for it, but it doesn't really fit many of the tropes like say... Evangelion or Brain Powered. It's kind of it's own thing, but I would say the nature of Titans you see for most of the show fall into zombie territory, and even the transforming titan feels closer to a henshin show than a mecha one.

    I've found a few shows I feel I need to check out sometime.

    Panzer World Galiant
    Five Star Stories
    Turn A Gundam
    Brain Powered
    Armored Trooper VOTOMS
    Dai-Guard
    Space Runaway Ideon
    Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Go Nagia's stuff.

    Lately, I've been on a serious Front Mission kick, and I must say, I think it's the best Real Robot series I've checked out with the exception of maybe Patlabor. I've seen too many Real Robot series start dipping into Super Robot tropes (Gundam, Code Geass, Full Metal Panic) when they want to make it cooler. I've actually been reading some of the side story manga titles for Front Mission and they've been pretty good so far. I just wish I could find a translated version of the Zero Manga, which was the first story written for the franchise.

    One other series I want to recommend for people is Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure, which is an absolutely hilarious parody series written by the team that did Tenchi Muyo! and it's a better EVA parody than most. Highly recommend.

    I have been wanting to check out the Super Robot Wars franchise. That and Ring of Red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
    Shonen and seines aren’t genres! They’re target demographics! And all that really means is what magazine the manga gets published in. Which is why Death Note and Evangelion are considered shonen despite being way darker than you’d usually think shonen would be
    In the original Japanese meaning, that’s accurate. The words have developed new meaning when used by English speakers (and other languages too actually) and in this context colloquially describe certain tropes.

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    I am mostly not that into this genre but I really enjoyed Eureka 7.

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    The first Pacific Rim was a great movie version of this genre. It was all the best campy and fun. Giant robots vs Giant monsters. AWW YEAH (we don't acknowledge the second film, it was bad)

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    I thoroughly enjoyed Pacific Rim. That was a neat flick. Anyone remember the old Battletech Cartoon?



    Hell, for that matter, who remembers Exo-Squad?


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    I was not aware that Front Mission or Battletech ever received shows. Exo Squad was campy goodness though. I haven't seen it since its inception, but I remember adoring it at the time. Same with Big O. I rarely got a chance to see it, but I remember it being a fantastic mix of moods from Batman TAS and whatever good mech show you want to compare it to. Heavy Batman influence though, and for the better

    Really dig a lot of these suggestions, and not a lot of them are foreign to me, I just never bothered to take the dive

    Loved the first season of Attack on Titan, but decided to wait for the show to finish before going forward and have yet to pick it back up. Is it completed yet? I rarely pay attention anymore. My fiancee has played the Mosuo games, so I'm aware of a lot of spoilers, unfortunately. But doesn't really detract from the quality



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