Did your parents grow up on anything Supa Robo /m/?
I just found out my Mom was/is a huge Voltes V fangirl and grew up watching it religiously every Saturday morning.
My mom and uncle grew up loving Mazinger Z in El Salvador. Apparently they were too poor to have a TV so all the kids in the village crowded into the only house with a TV (black and white). If it was too crowded they watched from the window.
We've moved form gathering around a fire to hear stories about our ancestors, to gathering around a TV to hear stories about fucking robots. We're doing good as a race I think.
>you will never gather with your fellow villagers to watch Mazinger
I...I didn't know I wanted this
Woe be to the man who realizes what he truly wants only when it's too late
I only ask because apparently Voltes V was super popular over there.
Every single Filipino I know has seen Voltes V.
>The Philippines got an English dub of Voltes V and NA didn't. (well, 3 episodes that never took ff really)
My kids are too young to reply to this post, but I, their progenitor, am obviously a huge Supa Robo fan, and grew up watching all the cool shit their mom won't let them watch now.
Not that I blame her; I'm pretty sure seeing Mitsuyo Go kill herself to save the Voltes team wrecked me for years. YEARS. All my stateside cousins were bawling over Bambi's mom and I thought they were all soft fools.
Now I show them stuff like the OPs and such, and their only real frame of reference is that goofy Voltron spoof in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They think it's a real show.
Didn't mecha teach you anything?
Hardship is what builds character, because the only thing you can do is give or stand up.
Anyway, I hope you introduce them to the more light hearted side of giant robot men.
At the end of the day everything from Mazinger to Gurren Lagann was made to appeal to kids.
>yelling your attacks
>runs on awesome
>toys where you can mimic the show
and less obvious stuff like the hero always appearing when the time is right. Good stuff.
It's always cool seeing what people come up with to give shoutouts when they obviously can't for copyright reasons.
I see a bit of Grendizer in the head, the generic Nagai color scheming for all the body parts, and a fuckton of everything else with that bigass V.
My dad watched Star Blazers and Battle of the Planets as a kid. He also went with me to see Pacific Rim, which he liked a lot.
My mom grew up on classic Star Trek stuff, and made it a point to see every Star Wars movie in theaters.
Shogun Warriors had Great Mazinger and called him Mazinga, so that's probably where he got the name.
My parents never watched anything Japanese. The closest was my dad watching Godzilla movies with me as a kid... but other than that, my parents basically watched soap operas and got high all the time. Fucking sucks when they like the most boring cliched stuff imaginable. They also have zero interest in anything foreign.