A month and a few days after it's creation, the previous thread finally hit the bump limit and is heading toward the last page of the board. So here come this brand new 70s and 80s mecha thread to replace the older one and keep the legacy going. You had no access to a computer for the last month and are curious of what happened in the previous thread? Here it is, there's still time before it's too late.
Most of you already know the rules, right? If not, here's what this thread is for: argue, discuss and dump stuff like artworks, fanarts (if they're well made of course), sketches, magazines' scans, artbooks, DVD/VHS/LD/CD/BD's covers, ads, musics, screen-caps and so on, that have a link to a Sci-Fi and Mecha anime/comic/novel/film/OVA.
Some useful links:
the Koorogi contribution to Japanese animation music: http://anison.info/data/person/588.html
Leiji Matsumoto interview about Space Battleship Yamato: http://ourstarblazers.com/vault/29/
Dirty Pair gear: http://www.gearsonline.net/series/dirtypair/
Go Nagai Fan website: http://www.mazingerz.com/
Chris Cel's site: http://chriscelsite.rubberslug.com/gallery/home.asp
The DEATHKING webpage (it has a few /m/ stuff that are worth seeing) : http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/~general/
Daitarn 3 shrine : http://www.oasidelleanime.com/minisiti/daitarn3/index.htm
(check the rest of the website to get a whole bunch of pictures from various /m/ and not so /m/ shows)
Cruise Chaser Blassty Gear : http://www.gearsonline.net/series/blassty/
Tune of the thread: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeZwB0IIc4Q
This one's on my backlog, been curious about it for a while. Mikimoto actually did the chara designs
Is it entertaining? exciting?
oh snap, it's a Pierrot? I'm definitely watching it soon then
I watched some of Tobikage because animesols did it and I loved the use of pastel colors, which now that I look at it again is in that Gradius screenshot I posted. I think Pierrot always had a bunch of extra pastel paints sitting around because of their magical girl shows, and that made their shounen and mecha stuff look really unique
Why is this kind of music so good?
>tfw a show with such a cool premise turns out to be a huge pile of garbage
So I'm watching Salamander now. This show really represents some of the best things about classic anime sci-fi. Like you can tell they took the rather simple concepts from the games and had an awesome time bringing those ideas to life. The scenes with the black cloud turning planets into living organic horrorscapes are awesome. And I loved the bit how they riff on the enemies in Gradius coming in those static waves that only fire upon the player if they get too close, and talk about how they're automated ships that are meant to catch capitol ships and armadas, their waves strung out like a "fishing net in space." COOL. The animation in those scenes is competent too. The gore-planets look especially good. Pierrot was having fun with this.
On the downside, boy can the characters talk. And talk. And then talk about what they just talked about again. Seems like the show is broken into chunks of blathering repetitive talky exposition, and then the exciting cool bits where the shooter ideas get tried out and things actually happen. Hopefully the pacing gets better in the later episodes.
I was very pleasantly surprised by it.
nothing amazing but for "ovas based on shooting games" it did a decent job
Woah, they stole the design of those two legged mechs from Grey.
Well, at least it was fun to have watched it just before NINJA Slayer started as it's basically the same idea, but played for laughs.
I'm pretty sad that Eiji Kawamura doesn't compose anymore, Black was actually my least favourite of his soundtracks but it was also very, very good. ZO and Zeorymer were just god tier.
Warm human interaction here
I missed the release thread for this episode, thanks UQ and Kaixe.
>Black was actually my least favourite of his soundtracks but it was also very, very good
I didn't listen to his other works, so I can't really compare, but I really love Black's soundtrack.
Not sure if this is the right topic for this, but we just had a Rem discussion hit bump limit, so this is as good a place as any.
I just finished my Dream Hunter Rem review, & man, what a ride. I plan on reviewing/taking a look at Dream Dimensional Hunter Fandora soon too if anyone's interested in that. The main girl in that uses a Generation 1 Gundam Shield &to fight which is just great.
Tell me what you think.
Recently went on a binge watching the Dirty Pair movies/OVAs/TV series. Even read the (interesting, but not that great) Darren Warren comic for the first time.
Still kinda want more, any good 80s Space Adventure series similar to DP that you guys would recommend?
Anime or Manga, whatever works.
>Still kinda want more, any good 80s Space Adventure series similar to DP that you guys would recommend?
It helps that it's another Studio Pierrot work. Plus, Shigenori Kageyama worked on some fun things, like one of the Fandora episodes and Luna Varga (not /m/ or 80s, although it did come out one year after Jecy ended). On a related note, Orphan are also working on another work Kageyama was involved in to some extent.
>Bavi Stock 1 and 2 - translated. The VHS rip of episode 2 needs to be encoded.
Not sure if anyone here is interested, but I joined a subgroup and we just put out the first episode of Wonder Beat Scramble. I think it counts as mecha, they go in a spaceship and get micronized to heal bodies from the inside. It's a little crazy. And Tezuka talks about eyes at the end.
Yeah, I'd say it checks out. That said, glad to see a new subgroup venturing into this big world, so good luck to you brave folks. Starting with a 26-ep series is a smart move, too.
>And Tezuka talks about eyes at the end.
Business as usual, I see.
It's sci-fi themed and has a bunch of spaceships and faux-spaceships throughout so I figured it was close enough, the robot sidekick sure helps.
Not an amazing series by any means, but it's pretty fun.
>It's sci-fi themed and has a bunch of spaceships and faux-spaceships throughout so I figured it was close enough, the robot sidekick sure helps.
Sounds pretty cool, I'll be sure to give it a watch.
Not him, but this is from one of their updates:
>First of all, I want to apologize for the lengthy delay in this release. Two months ago, I had a medical emergency that was unavoidable that rendered me unable to release or work on any subs. I’m much better now, so thank you for understanding.
>Also, blind51de has been bombarded with multiple projects, so he was unable to assist in these episodes. In his place, I’ve enlisted another translation checker: Kiseki 83. This selfless person was able to do translation checking on these scripts. Also, Onibaba did some spot translation checking in Episodes 07 and 09. Please, thank them both for assisting in making these subbed videos come to fruition.
Granted, it doesn't help that the group they're doing the joint with (TMUSubs) is still busy trying to do the rest of their Cat's Eye releases (which is evidently taking an eternity).
The three main robots have pilots as of Episode 3 or so.
They spend half the show looking for ninjas, who are the only people capable of piloting the three robots.
There's a lot of shit in Tobikage, and I do mean A LOT of shit, but even just from that premise you should be able to sight a fatal flaw.
Yes. It's really poor.
Okay, but here's my question: Is it true the ending is confusing, because it isn't. Basically,
Seifreit throws Jeanne into an escape pod and blows up the main Zor ship, with him staying, and as the ship explodes, pieces fall into the three caves containing Flowers of Life.
I didn't find it confusing, no. It was just funny in how it failed to convey any sense of urgency, I think that throws people off - they believe they saw a major character death, but nothing about it feels like one.
Added a v2 patch in the description in case anyone downloaded it and hasn't watched it yet. It makes the default font a little bigger, fixes a few mistimed lines, and changes a few characters' names based on official info.
Anyone know anything about old animation techniques? Wondering how they do the shading in pic related. It looks like it's drawn with crayon or one bumpy cardstock, not painted on a cel.
It's pretty decent. It's a poor man's Macross. You can tell they were trying to recreate the magic, and unlike the actual Macross sequels they focused on the right elements. Worth a watch.
Well, even though most pencils may not leave traces on a celluloid sheet (they do on polyester sheets), I'm sure charcoal pensil or a big 9B could could. Maybe I'm just wrong, maybe it's some kind of paintbrush and paint I don't know about, but these marks look like big graphite/charcoal ones.
You mean the one with pic related?
First one, of course.
Anyone have any idea where to find the second Mellowlink OST? Only thing I could find in the archive is a dead MF link
Also Mellowlink had a good OST I guess https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb56JSYptQE
>He's also doing the Gaiking remake, as well.
Great, because a third crabstick sub release is EXACTLY WHAT THAT SHOW NEEDED.
(ok, the first two aren't crabstick, but one's TV-N and the other has some glaring flaws)
It is one of the main mech from Dorvack. Hasbro being out of robots for their transformer series, they just licenced a bunch of mechs from various show and shit. What actually surprise me is that they didn't seems to have problems with Harmony Gold for using the VF-1 Valkyrie as Jetfire.
Even though the SNES version has better looking sprites, the arcade version is still better when it comes to movement decomposition, backgrounds & overall playfield. music and gameplay (the game loses it's charm without the 2 player mode, even with the more advanced move set), so no, the arcade version is definitely better.
What are the best subs L-Gaim? I've been addicted to the 2nd OP all day and have to watch it now.
SAY MACH 2
I enjoyed it. It could have been better, but it's not -that- bad. As >>13258565 points out, it never strays too far from the war drama and battle action.
This is one of those shows where initially poor ratings resulted in a rushed ending which only further damaged any long-term appeal it may have had.
Pic related. Marie is best.
I'm almost finished it, so far it has been awful. One of the most boring mecha shows I have seen.
Southern Cross is the show Uchiyama Aki was supposed to design for first. The scraps left of it are like this.
What really sucked about Southern Cross was that it seemed as if they put quite a lot of work into the world building with its countless armor designs, military divisions, elaborate emblems, etc. and in the end you barelly saw anything of it.
I got an old model kit of it before I watched the show and was quite disappointed when it turned out that that guy only appeared for a few seconds.
It's also interesting that it started out as a samurai-themed show.
It seems like they had a lot of ideas with Southern Cross but just didn't know what they were doing. I had the same impression watching Orguss; you can tell the animators are young guys having a lot of fun and inserting references to shows they like, etc, but the pacing in most episodes was just comically awful. Like episodes would suddenly just end, with no denouement, and often not even at an appropriate moment. Just "some characters are talking, welp, now the episode's over." It was hard for me to imagine how that kind of thing even got past storyboarding.
I like that Auroran. Best machine for best girl.
Yeah Orguss has kinky alien tentacles and a Loli-sex-slave-maid-nurse-android.
There's a DVD release of Mazinger Z with good subs according to a friend, but he and I have never found a rip of them and I'm skeptical if anyone ever did rip one (and the archives are down so if it was done recently I have no way of knowing).
https://mega.nz/#F!UhJjUYoL!gIxEbKwxsMoZQxZ8wRY2OA - Mazinger Z DVD Set 1
https://mega.nz/#F!uUMWEBRA!n3S1kJtozIFrwrQnpcc9BQ - Mazinger Z DVD Set 2
https://mega.nz/#F!Ix930RrI!VfxqqxxNMlkY8EjR8-lE6w - Devilman TV DVD
Bilbine suffers from two major problems. A coloration that looks absolutely hideous in the show, and the fact that it's completely removed from every other Aura Battler in style.
Also Dunbine is better.
>Are any of the shows he worked on worth watching?
Bit of a loaded question, since he was on a lot of 70s and 80s titles of theirs (of which many lack subs). I can say that the first Gatchaman series, Polymar and Casshan are good, though.
I love it because it's a lot more varied in terms of the actual designs. I mean, I don't mind the style he picked up post-Mospeada (in fact, I think it's a feast for the eyes mostly), but I feel as if the overall variety of his character designs took a complete nose dive.
Is the entire Cruise Chaser Blassty manga scan available anywhere? I've only ever seen those few images from gears online.
Gatchaman, Casshan, and Mospeada are definitely worth watching. As for films, there's Vampire Hunter D.
>the overall variety of his character designs took a complete nose dive
They're still impressive, though.
Would you like to be a robot fleet commander?
I've been reading Getter Robo and loving it, but one thing I really have to ask is, why does it periodically get art style shifts? Exactly one chapter in Getter Robo and one chapter in Getter Robo G switches art style to something more detailed and less cartoony, then the next chapter it's back to normal The first time it happened I thought it was a time skip and I was confused when it went back to normal.
Eh, the Japanese are just nuts. On one hand they slam down on every common-knowledge "recreational drug" like a gram of pot was the same as shitting in the emperor's natto, while on the other they have hordes of worker bees dependent on "energy drinks" that in long term use match the damages of amphetamines.
Why is it that the first thing I come across in this thread is something depressing?
In regards to Mospeada's opening song, "Ushinawareta Yume o Motomete (In Searching for Lost Legends)," can it also be translated as "In Searching for Lost Dreams," given that "Legend" and "Dream" use "Yume?"
Too bad they had to ruin what I think is a Skyline 2000 GTR for that car explosion scene.
Adding to that, a couple of omakes were attached to the end of both L-Gaim OVAs, so watch those too.
At least they'll eventually get full English subs, right..?
Also, two things about the Love, Live, Alive OVA:
1. We know Yellow outed himself as a cross-dresser in the ending of the TV series, with the reporter interviewing him before his concert asking if Yellow still cross-dresses, and given what he wore later in the concert, is Yellow supposed to be applying Visual Kei?
2. Would the whole OVA be basically Yellow trying to get over PTSD, due to the fact after the concert, he encounters Stig, Ray, Mint, Houquet, Jim, and Aisha, and that, by leaving them as the slept, he got over it?
>One question about Dougram: For Shigeru Chiba's character/Festo's replacement, is the romanization for his name supposed to be "George" or "Giorgio?"
I've alway heard it as "Giorgio", it doesn't sound like "George" at all.
This guy's channel is pretty neat, I like how he has so many old /m/show karaoke vids.
>is Yellow supposed to be applying Visual Kei?
It certainly suits his effeminate, colorful persona along with the Glam and New Wave styles at the time.
>Would the whole OVA be basically Yellow trying to get over PTSD?
His flashbacks seem more like reminiscing, as if he's not so much traumatized over the war as he is longing to see the friends he made during that time. If there was any PTSD, he probably got over it within the two years between the show and the OVA.
>>It certainly suits his effeminate, colorful persona along with the Glam and New Wave styles at the time.
>>His flashbacks seem more like reminiscing, as if he's not so much traumatized over the war as he is longing to see the friends he made during that time. If there was any PTSD, he probably got over it within the two years between the show and the OVA.
Two years? I imagined it longer than that judging by how humanity was able to rebuild civilization after getting the Earth back. Likewise with the ruins Yellow visits at the beginning of the OVA.
Also, in regards to the flashback, given the fact Yellow met Stig and the others while fighting the Inbit, wouldn't him missing them be somewhat PTSD-ish?
Sasuraiger! Haven't seen the show yet, but I love Sasuraiger's design, the theme song is amazing, and the figure was dirt cheap on Amazon.
Such a shame that the line failed.
Sure, I wasn't too thrilled about the first ones since the paint of them wasn't exactly the most durable one and easily chippable due to some design-flaws but the later ones like Baldios, Gravion and the like were damn great and for "only" 3000yen worth the money.
Does this show has any subs? If no, is it likely to have them or for the moment learning moonrunes to understand it is the only option?
Very much the latter (since only a handful of eps and the movie are done). The only way it'll get subs now is if Luurah has little enough on his plate to get interested in picking it up, so feel free to learn moon.
Man, these are awesome. Thanks! I wish someone would rip the episodes into MP4s or MKVs or AVIs or something... those ISO files are freakin' gigantic.
Was the Great Mazinger manga fully translated? Everything I've tried to find of it seems to only give the first five chapters, and I really don't see it being that short given the way it cuts off after the fifth. I'd rather not have to watch the anime just because Mazinger Z's subs have huge filesizes like >>13415768 said.
>wouldn't him missing them be somewhat PTSD-ish?
They certainly had time to form close-knit comradery while they were risking their lives against the Inbit. Of course you don't have to be a war vet to long for past acquaintances.
I know I'm a month late.
Calm down. I'm literally just taking the Hulu subs and putting them on a better video source. The chances of LoDM getting better subs are null at this point, so I might as well make take the least painful subs and put it on RAWs with the right aspect ration. A Discotek release would probably just be putting the TOEI subs onto a disc, too.
The only reason it and Acro have been held up is a mix of life, laziness, and the usual subninja shit. Acro also needs me to find a TL checker, since I have no idea how accurate the subs are so I have that on the backburner.
Hopefully I'll have the first few eps of Gaiking out soon. Gonna try and shoot for dropping episodes in time for the tenth anniversary.
Fucking ova was better than the manga, but the creators didn't fucking end the movie. What the heck guys, was 15 more minutes yo end the movie like the manga really that hard to put into the budget?
The laser disc movie video is on youtube. I'm not sure how they uploaded and converted a laserdisc movie though.
One question about the titular motorbike powered armor from Mospeada: Where are the weapons that come with them stored in Ride Armor mode? For those confused, see the weapons in pic.
It's convenient since the weapons will likely be in use while in Ride Armor mode.
The beam rifle doesn't appear until after they acquire the two other Legioss and Tread.
I started work on Acrobunch's crabsticks again, since all I have to do for the first batch of Gaiking DVD is run through two eps and then toss on the OP/ED. That'll just take an afternoon or two at best, assuming I don't just skip it completely.
I'll probably be doing a v2 of ep 1 to fix some goofs, and drop both within a week or two, depending on my productivity.
Pretty sure that's why subninja's have been trying to impede progress again, at least.
Not a problem, man. The way I look at it, I owe the board for years of tripfagging and there's nothing like crabsticking an old show to do it.
I'd love to do the New Byston Well OVA for Dunbine, but I don't have a translator for that.
Do those files contain EXODUS and Chichi Yo from Dougram and Tanomare Goodbye from VOTOMS?
>> after they acquire the two other Legioss and Tread.
In regards to that, why did they leave Tread #2 behind? I mean, if Jim can pilot Legiosses, why not have him have Tread #2?
Am I supposed to see Reinhard as a sociopath? Cause the way he was willing to bash his bully to death was a bit much, and he's always so matter of fact about everything. I'm only on episode four so I guess he gets better, but I just don't care about him and just want to watch the adventures of Yang Wen-li and skip Reinhard's shit.
Acrobunch 02 is done. Just need to watch through it tomorrow.
Expect a release within the next day or two. Same with Ep01 v2.
Unfortunately, I had to turn the line in this pic into actual English. There were a few golden crabstick lines in this ep, but oh well.
Was going to start a thread but might as well post it here. I would love to post on PC if my home ISP wasn't banned by 4Chan, so I do apologise if pictures come out sideways.
Some GE999 display in local mall.
Really wish I could get closer.
Well if I was wishing things I wished there was an Emeraldas.
Any info on Nanatoshi Monogatari: Arctic Front, /m/?
All online info says it is based on the LoGH writer Yoshiki Tanaka's novel.
2 ep long, story is set in an alternate timeline where earth's axis has tilted, causing death and destruction. Mankind colonizes moon and lives there until years later they try to settle down on earth again.
They choose 7 spots on earth based on crust stability and climate. To ensure control over earth , they surround it with a sattelite system with a laser canon on Moon called Olympus , where anything above 500m on earth's surface is obliterated. A comet carrying space virus fall on moon and decimates the entire moon government , leaving earth in a cage of laser sats. This system will remain active for 200 years.
Story is set around political and military shenanigans of two cities around the arctic.
Has your typical brilliant admiral making fool of incompetent status quo maintainer commander and some chinese dude having something hiding from everyone on earth (you can guess pretty well what it could be)
Warefare is basically modern navy's destroyer class ships duking out since air force is impossible thanks to lasersats and at one moment some land infantary being used.
Too bad all we have is a rushed 2 ep OVA and it seems there is no clue regarding the novel too(which made be believe that this is something anime original stuff written by Tanaka)
So /m/, is it the 2nd most obscure thing after Kyumu Senki ?
Ray wrecked it when he crashed it through two ship hulls onto a Grab. With all the HBT they burned during their skirmish with the Inbit at the ruins, they couldn't afford the time it would take to repair it.
Besides, Jim through his own admission isn't a very good pilot. He claimed to have difficulty simply moving the Tread from one location to another.
>The thread have 301 posts but the post counter isn't italic to show that the bump limit have been hit
Has the bump limit on /m/ been raised to 500?
The closest he gets to telekinesis is when he figures out the Inbit's purpose for inhabiting Earth through a dream, though it may have been Refless communicating with him telepathically as she did through Mint while they were in the cave of dinosaurs.
That I am not aware of, though I'm curious as to how the additional 14 episodes they originally had planned would have turned out, especially with the presence of more humanoid Inbit.