Is Gasaraki any good?
Actually, scratch that - which Takahashi shows are good and which ones are absolute turds? I know Votoms is largely good, cause I've watched it, and I know Blue Gender royally shits the bed, but what about everything else?
Pretty much this.
The TAs are pretty hot and it has more than the occasional cool moment but there is a lot of weirdness (both political and supernatural).
Plays with muh realism in that the mechs are pretty much real robots (without the protag's hax) but the Kugai aren't.
I have found a listing for Gasaraki on a TvTropes page and one person had described the show like this.
'Gasaraki is quite similar, except instead of giving you a new puzzle, it pours gasoline on the old puzzle, then drops a lit match on it, then doses you with either very good or very bad hallucinogens, depending on how drunk you are at the time.'
So without seeing the show myself, I assume it's gyrates weirdly on that scale of realism.
I find they integrate the two pretty well, there is always so mystic samurai stuff going on, but it is'nt that over the top until the end of the show. The TA's are probably the best attempt at making a realistic mecha though as far as what their purpose and advantages are. I really enjoyed personally, the political side is quite good for an anime.
As far as I can tell Blue Gender is his only actual shit show. And the problem there is he didn't do much more than produce. I think. So I bet he only really consulted.
Check out Ronin Warriors (Yeah, I forget the Japanese name, whatever.) It plays out sort of like a Takahashi real robot show in mood, yet it's all magic armor and stuff. It's fun.
>Blue Gender is his only actual shit show
I haven't seen them, but I've heard a few of the Votoms ova's aren't that strong either
that's really weird, really casual friend of mine just asked the other day where I could find that anime so he could stream it. I just assumed it wasn't something that I would like.
>I know Votoms is largely good
Turns to shit in the second half and the OVAs are all bad.
>but what about everything else?
>Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory OVA Script (episodes 9 and 11)
>Intrigue in the Bakumatsu - Irohanihoheto
Ouch, anon ;_;
I like it, but I can acknowledge what's wrong with it.
True, later day Votoms does get kind of meh. I think he was basically done with the story after the show, but the studio wanted more, and his ideas were not the best. Spun the characters wheels in place.
As for Ronin, I loved it as a kid, and once I knew Takahashi was involved I made some stylistic connections in how stoic the mains are and all of that, but I haven't really sat down and watched it as an adult.
The main characters basically have no personality and that's a feature. The main girl is pretty damn useless for almost all of the show, in spite of being the only other pilot who can get peak performance out of the mechs used.
The military scifi parts are nice, with acutal fighter control being a thing for a change, the politics are nice and the Heian-era fantasy robut parts are nice as well. The mystery was okay and the side-characters are pretty good. Like the BBEG's Lieutenant is not even a complete monster and most of the MCs squadmates are pretty coal fellas.
Not really. Other than them shooting down jet fighters from a mech that's being towed through the air by a transport aircraft, the mech parts aren't even that outrageous. It's the MCs family- and personal history that's trippy.
Status unknown. It's not updating right. Just let it run for a bit. There are two torrents that are both 7.02gb in size, both from GP, and one of them was running almost right off. I forget which.
I managed to find this jank DDL (>>12518364) for the series that was largely a pain in the ass, but now Gasaraki has one seed! It can be torrented, rejoice!
Make sure to FUCKING SEED
>What is the proportion of "gritty MUH REALISM" vs. supernatural bullshit? Because that's usually the weakest part of Takahashi's works.
I didn't mind that in Votoms, since it felt like some 50's or 60's sci-fi American novel. I really like that style.
He's done that for almost all of his anime. Family problems, leader problems, stoic main, fairly silent female lead, etc. He has tropes he likes the reuse, just like most creators.
Eh, you can definitely tell it was made in a post Evangelion atmosphere, but it's pretty different in most ways. I love Eva, I really liked Gasaraki. It's varied enough for me to not flip a shit or such.
Speaking of Dougram, anyone here notice two things:
1. Lt. Zana voiced by Hirotaka Suzuoki.
2. Lecoque went from wanting to surpassing Donan to being Donan, which gets him
killed because he refused to give Destan a government job, much like how Donan treated Lecoque.
I got the torrent backwards, by DDLing it, changing the names, and then directing the torrent to It
It worked for a while, and I think there are at least 1 or 2 other people managed to complete the download, but now mine is a all red and won't seed
denon didn't give lecoque a higher position because he knew he was dangerous and, conveniently, he didn't have the clout or name to warrant "promoting" him; lecoque refused destin wanting a position in the new government because he hated rats and people who weren't loyal to their "side"
But don't Lecoque and Destan end up being the same due to the fact they resorted to treachery at a certain point,
with Lecoque betraying Donan, even contemplating murder at one point, in which he then settled for humiliating Donan by revealing Auxerre Enterprises selling weapons to guerrillas, sans his meetings with Royle, which led to the arms distributions in the first place, and Destan shooting Lecoque only differentiated the two]?
the difference to me is that although lecoque wanted personal power, wealth, etc he didn't waver from his loyalty to the earth's interests, though he is a machiavellian piece of shit whereas destin presumably would sell anyone out to the highest bidder
Lecoque frankly was a man lacking in vision and he most likely stuck with Earth because he couldn't see what Denon saw - that economically and politically, Deloyer would eclipse Earth if it were allowed to leave the stranglehold they had it in.
Denon remarked something to that end - that Lecoque is an extremely efficient right hand man who will get anything done his boss needs to have done, but he's frankly blind to the larger picture.