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Schwarzwald
Jul 27, 2004

「Thunder Crash!!」


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Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

Nice to meet ya, hee ho!

KOUTETSU JEEG EPISODE 2 SUBBED!

I need to add that site to my RSS thing, this rules. Amuro Jeeg rules.

Shazaminator
Oct 11, 2007
The power of Shazam compels you!

quote:

- Episode 67 (A strange girl and a bunch of religious references...)
Is that the one where Mazinger gets crucified for some reason?

SantaBla
Aug 26, 2009


Zorak posted:

It's more that it assumes Go Nagai is about being XTREME XHYPERXACTION, whereas, believe it or not, there's usually some point to ultra violence and an emotional direction to Uncle Go's works.

Take his two most better known violent works, Devilman and Violence Jack. Are they violent and depraved? Absolutely. Is there a lot of violence action? Yes. Is there an intended reason for this beyond GORE IS AWESOME? Definitely. It's to construct an emotional mood.

SKL basically has no soul or plot whatsoever!
Sometimes there's a point to the violence, sometimes it's just Go Nagai having fun. See Black Lion. This is one of those times when he's having fun.

Raymondo Person posted:

"hey, we couldn't get JAM Project to do the soundtrack for us so... HERE'S THIS!" doesn't help either
Why would they get Jam Project when they got frigging Loudness? While I still love Jam Project, there's nothing better than bringing in an old school 80s japanese hair metal band to do the music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b4w08xusl8
Plus honestly, MAXON wasn't really good.

quote:

Mazinkaiser was a pretty brainless OVA with a goofy episodic format but it was still very fun to watch because it was occasionally funny, was pretty well animated and had a lot of charm to it. Similarly I watched the Mazinkaiser movie (which was... a remake of a 70s Toei movie, I think?) with a friend and we both thought it was very mediocre. It lost the charm that the OVA series had because it tried to have an actual story beyond "teehee what do Baron Ashura and Dr. Hell have in store for our heroes this week??" with actual drama and it kinda sorta failed.
Honestly? I think it was wasted potential. They could have easily made Mazinkaiser a sequel to Grendizer, and then in the last episode, have a final dynamic special with Great Mazinger, Mazinkaiser and Grendizer just like the old days. poo poo would have been epic. Instead, they opted for the same 70s Mazinger Z series with updated animation. They couldn't even come up with new enemies. But I think my biggest disappointment was that they skipped out on Kaiser Nova. Just why?

Actually, I liked the movie more than the series. I don't think it failed but like the series, it didn't have a plot either. Just this time, it had a more serious tone which gave off some 70s Grendizer feel during those dramatic episodes.


Serious Frolicking posted:

Shin Mazinger wasn't very successful. If SKL does better I vow to one day become President of the United States so that I can nuke Japan.
Prepare your nuke then. The reception of the ova during the airing in late November was generally positive. (comments from bloggers) It even has a 5 star rating on Amazon Japan. In comparison, Shin Mazinger is considered a failure. Go Nagai said in Jordan back in 2009 that he had plans for Great chapter and UFO chapter.
http://www.ikbis.com/channels/eye/230577

He also said that after Shin Mazinger, there would be a new Mazinkaiser series. But after some time, a japanese blogger has posted stuff about the Shin Mazinger Complete Guide book which was released in around February 2010. According to him, (from what I gathered with google translation), the sequel is apparently undecided or not planned.
http://newkaiser.seesaa.net/article/147886157.html (3-4 articles on it, just click around and use google translation)

While it would be great for us to see a sequel to Shin, I don't see why Go Nagai would continue it if Japanese people didn't like it. Instead, we're having a new tv series of Go Nagai's Dororon Enma kun this year directed by GGG's director(Yoshitomo) character designer & animation director (Kimura).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh2z5nB2VyY

SantaBla fucked around with this message at Jan 18, 2011 around 09:11

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005

It costs you four hundred thousand dollars to change this avatar...for twelve seconds.

We interrupt your Super Robot Thread to bring you: "THAT Dygenguar Moment"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FfN65U1OIM&hd=1

Honest Thief
Jan 11, 2009


SantaBla posted:

Prepare your nuke then. The reception of the ova during the airing in late November was generally positive. (comments from bloggers) It even has a 5 star rating on Amazon Japan. In comparison, Shin Mazinger is considered a failure. Go Nagai said in Jordan back in 2009 that he had plans for Great chapter and UFO chapter.
http://www.ikbis.com/channels/eye/230577

He also said that after Shin Mazinger, there would be a new Mazinkaiser series. But after some time, a japanese blogger has posted stuff about the Shin Mazinger Complete Guide book which was released in around February 2010. According to him, (from what I gathered with google translation), the sequel is apparently undecided or not planned.
http://newkaiser.seesaa.net/article/147886157.html (3-4 articles on it, just click around and use google translation)

While it would be great for us to see a sequel to Shin, I don't see why Go Nagai would continue it if Japanese people didn't like it. Instead, we're having a new tv series of Go Nagai's Dororon Enma kun this year directed by GGG's director(Yoshitomo) character designer & animation director (Kimura).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh2z5nB2VyY
I swear to God, Japanese people have horrible taste.

Pureauthor
Jul 8, 2010


Captain Invictus posted:

We interrupt your Super Robot Thread to bring you: "THAT Dygenguar Moment"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FfN65U1OIM&hd=1

No Combination Attack? That is a travesty of the highest order!

AzraelNewtype
Nov 9, 2004

「ブレストバーン!!」


Pureauthor posted:

No Combination Attack? That is a travesty of the highest order!

It's in the OP, it will happen.

Silentman0
Jul 11, 2005

I have a new neighbor. Heard he comes from far away


Captain Invictus posted:

We interrupt your Super Robot Thread to bring you: "THAT Dygenguar Moment"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FfN65U1OIM&hd=1

Please tell me that he said "Episode 17? The hell's that mean?"

jonjonaug
Mar 26, 2010

Super Strong


Silentman0 posted:

Please tell me that he said "Episode 17? The hell's that mean?"

Episode 15, but yes he did.

KoB
Apr 30, 2009


He doesnt say it in Japanese, but the subs had it

Kingtheninja
Jul 29, 2004

Mother, mother ocean, I have heard your call.



I was watching the V miniseries part 2, and there's a scene where a mountain camp gets attacked and next to some kids at a picnic table is a sizeable mazinger toy.

EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzDGf21Fp0c cut to about 7:10

Kingtheninja fucked around with this message at Jan 19, 2011 around 03:40

Mecha Gojira
Jun 23, 2006

Jack Nissan


Kingtheninja posted:

I was watching the V miniseries part 2, and there's a scene where a mountain camp gets attacked and next to some kids at a picnic table is a sizeable mazinger toy.

Jumbo Machinders/Shogun Warriors was big in the late 70's/early 80's. Grendizer had a toy in that line, and Godzilla had a figure with rocket punch fists. It rules that we've been getting exposure to it since then.

Broniki
Sep 2, 2009




erection achieved

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

Nice to meet ya, hee ho!

Looks like the guy from DeservesSubs caught us talking about Mazinger Z filler and such (if you are reading this, guy from DeservesSubs, you are as awesome as the Mazinger Z episodes you are subbing (Mazinger Z rules)), and also he has subbed up to episode 3. Adding Mazinger Z to the OP as well.

Mercury Crusader fucked around with this message at Jan 23, 2011 around 02:20

Dj Meow Mix
Jan 27, 2009

cat scratch fever


I really hope he keeps going with this, it's great quality work.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

Nice to meet ya, hee ho!

A.X.S.U.S. is back on track with episode 39 of Xabungle. I have a good feeling about this year in classic mecha fansubs.

Mecha
Dec 20, 2003

「チェンジ ゲッタ-1! スイッチ オン!」


It seems Gaiking: Legend of Daiku Maryu has stealthily slipped on to Hulu.

AzraelNewtype
Nov 9, 2004

「ブレストバーン!!」


What the poo poo? When was this even licensed? There's a group on /m/ currently pulling a Gomen Rider with the DVD source and then this happens.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

Nice to meet ya, hee ho!

ANN apparently has it linked or something on their Gaiking page, stating it being posted on Jan. 25, 2011, via Hulu. All it says is Toei being involved but no other company. And the whole thing is subbed already? Are they using a pre-existing fansub or something? And even though ANN has the videos linked, they have yet to make any mention of it being licensed or up for streaming or any other relevant news.

This is all confusing

AzraelNewtype
Nov 9, 2004

「ブレストバーン!!」


Toei produced the series, so this is another of those direct release things like HnK/GE999/Harlock. They apparently either cropped it to 4:3 or lol are horizontally squishing it though, since it's definitely a widescreen show.

Now, why Toei would bother with this is another question entirely.

Silentman0
Jul 11, 2005

I have a new neighbor. Heard he comes from far away


AzraelNewtype posted:

Toei produced the series, so this is another of those direct release things like HnK/GE999/Harlock. They apparently either cropped it to 4:3 or lol are horizontally squishing it though, since it's definitely a widescreen show.

Now, why Toei would bother with this is another question entirely.

Live action Gaiking movie.

Pureauthor
Jul 8, 2010


Is Gaiking LoDM even a good show?

Broken Loose
Dec 25, 2002

philip-sama~


Pureauthor posted:

Is Gaiking LoDM even a good show?

NO.

Gearhead
Feb 12, 2007
The Metroid of Humor

The thing it really had going for it was mech designs... but beyond that there wasn't a lot to it, perhaps besides seeing a super robot fighting at Crush Intrude speeds for brief periods of time.

Schwarzwald
Jul 27, 2004

「Thunder Crash!!」


Pureauthor posted:

Is Gaiking LoDM even a good show?

It's one of the most enjoyable mecha shows I've watched.

KoB
Apr 30, 2009


I loved it. Luffy as a mecha pilot? Yes please.

ImpAtom
May 24, 2007

Watch that tongue... sticky!


Pureauthor posted:

Is Gaiking LoDM even a good show?

It really isn't very good at all. It's not terrible, precisely, but just incredibly bland and generic.

Zorak
Nov 7, 2005


It had a few interesting battles that you're better off looking up on youtube

Schwarzwald
Jul 27, 2004

「Thunder Crash!!」


I thought the show was fantastic.
I had no idea it was so poorly thought of.

Broken Loose
Dec 25, 2002

philip-sama~


Zorak posted:

It had a few interesting battles that you're better off looking up on youtube

Gaiking Legend is the Odin Sphere of robot shows: great visuals unless you were well-rehearsed into what has great visuals and can see the flaws, interesting and pretty designs, but ultimately a painful slog that could more or less have been distilled down to less than one fortieth the time by just reading a summary and watching the good parts online.

The real problem is that it's boring because you've already seen everything it has to offer but better in other shows. It doesn't do anything new.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

Nice to meet ya, hee ho!

They should have just put up original Gaiking instead of the remake. It has yet to be subbed, and I want to watch another anime with Akira Kamiya's golden super robot pilot voice.

Son Ryo
Jun 13, 2007
Excuse me, do you know where Saiyans hang out?

Schwarzwald posted:

I thought the show was fantastic.
I had no idea it was so poorly thought of.

Yeah, I really enjoyed it too. What with the mechanic of everyone on Daiku-Maryu getting the spotlight at one point or another, it really felt like Star Trek with giant robots. Plus, seeing helper robots who exist to do more than show how much they suck by getting shot down constantly was really nice.

Broniki
Sep 2, 2009


My PS2 can now play imports and so I've been playing SRWZ and OGs as much as I can lately. I now deeply regret not doing this years ago because this poo poo is awesome.

On Gaiking: I only ever watched a few episodes of this. It seemed alright, but generic. I'm guessing Toei had way more input on this show than Dynamic Pro which is why it was less crazy and unpredictable.

SantaBla
Aug 26, 2009


Raymondo Person posted:

The fact that it's not animated that well for a 3-episode OVA (Shin Mazinger's high-budget episodes looked way better than this)
How funny you would say that considering that Mazinkaizer SKL wAS animated by the same guys who did the high budget Shin Mazinger episodes.

Broken Loose posted:

Gaiking Legend is the Odin Sphere of robot shows: great visuals
Wait? Are you serious? How could you even say that? The show is full of QUALITY everywhere.

I had no gripes with the show except the QUALITY. I don't know man, there are plenty of cool battles and likeable characters everywhere (and not obnoxious like some... TTGL... cough)

In my humble opinion, it's how super robot shows should be. It doesn't have the parodying effect created by TTGL, the constant theme of courage that gets blasted to you at every moment in GGG, or even the perverted stuff in Mazinkaiser, Gravion or Godannar.

SantaBla fucked around with this message at Feb 1, 2011 around 20:31

KoB
Apr 30, 2009


SantaBla posted:

Wait? Are you serious? How could you even say that? The show is full of QUALITY everywhere.

I had no gripes with the show except the QUALITY. I don't know man, there are plenty of cool battles and likeable characters everywhere (and not obnoxious like some... TTGL... cough)

In my humble opinion, it's how super robot shows should be. It doesn't have the parodying effect created by TTGL, the constant theme of courage that gets blasted to you at every moment in GGG, or even the perverted stuff in Mazinkaiser, Gravion or Godannar.

There was even that one episode that was entirely QUALITY, but it was made awesome by one of the best fight scenes in the entire show, so I can forgive it.

Broniki
Sep 2, 2009


I heard they fixed the lovely art in the DVDs. Which I believe are in the process of being subbed.

Revolver Bunker
May 12, 2004

「この一撃にかけるっ!」


Silentman0 posted:

Live action Gaiking movie.

Speaking of the Gaiking Movie is that still being made or is it stuck in Development Hell? I haven't heard anything about it since the teaser trailer.

SantaBla
Aug 26, 2009


KoB posted:

There was even that one episode that was entirely QUALITY, but it was made awesome by one of the best fight scenes in the entire show, so I can forgive it.
Yes, I think it was episode 13. It was a visual horror, as if Daiya and his friends weren't QUALITIFIED enough already. I'm not sure if I can ever forgive it. Sure the fight was cool, but it belonged more in DBZ than Gaiking. I watch mecha anime to see this complex machine in motion, but if it gets oversimplified like in that episode, then I might as well just watch a regular shounen series.


Broniki posted:

My PS2 can now play imports and so I've been playing SRWZ and OGs as much as I can lately. I now deeply regret not doing this years ago because this poo poo is awesome.

On Gaiking: I only ever watched a few episodes of this. It seemed alright, but generic. I'm guessing Toei had way more input on this show than Dynamic Pro which is why it was less crazy and unpredictable.
Keep in mind that the audience for Gaiking is a lot younger than the super robots by Dynamic Pro. I also don't see a lot of reasons to hate it apart from the fact that it's generic (and ofc the QUALITY). GGG was generic, TTGL was generic, Gravion was generic, I see this term thrown around way too often without meaning much.

Also, Dynamic Pro had absolutely nothing to do with it. Gaiking is 100% owned by Toei now which is why we're getting a live action of it. Worldwide release? High budget?

Under Dynamic Pro, this kind of poo poo would never have happened.

SantaBla fucked around with this message at Feb 2, 2011 around 00:12

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Son Ryo
Jun 13, 2007
Excuse me, do you know where Saiyans hang out?

SantaBla posted:

Keep in mind that the audience for Gaiking is a lot younger than the super robots by Dynamic Pro. I also don't see a lot of reasons to hate it apart from the fact that it's generic (and ofc the QUALITY). GGG was generic, TTGL was generic, Gravion was generic, I see this term thrown around way too often without meaning much.

Also, Dynamic Pro had absolutely nothing to do with it. Gaiking is 100% owned by Toei now which is why we're getting a live action of it. Worldwide release? High budget?

Under Dynamic Pro, this kind of poo poo would never have happened.

Whoa whoa whoa, GaoGaiGar was anything but generic. Watch your terms, there.

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