What was the general response to this when it first aired? I know that The Day the Earth Stood Still is regarded as something of a masterpiece and any other Giant Robo adaptation is inevitably going to be compared to it, but how does GR fare on its own?
saw the first 3 episodes. bought a dvd of it from amazon for like 10 dollars, it was meh.
I'm probably the only person here who's watched it. A while back I even did a rough plot summary of the series, now lost since the archive died. It's not horrible,but it's also nothing special nothing special. The plot get's kind of weird where they start to borrow plot elements from Yokoyama's Mars.
I know and don't understand why. You'd think people would at least care about the Day The Earth Burned and Siege of Babel mangas, but nope.
>You'd think people would at least care about the Day The Earth Burned and Siege of Babel mangas, but nope.
;_; why did you have to remind me.
Alpha-Numbers cares about the modern GR TV series. Only problem is, they expect new staff to volunteer with helping them start it up as a side project, when they're still having trouble finishing their Iron Leaguer project. No one applied for that, so far.
>Day The Earth Burned and Siege of Babel
I think this is because they aren't considered very good from the people who read them.
Granted, I rather have them translated than not anyway.
I had great potential but the MC so so utterly fucking unlikeable that he ruins the whole show.
Shinji is fucking annoying but he does it out of realism. Basara was annoying but he did it because of his principles.
Daisaku is just fucking retarded and makes horribly wrong, infuriating decisions for no reason. He was just written that way in an amateurish attempt to cash in on the success other shows were having with the formula.
I hate that little fucker so much.
Can you give examples? I was about to start the show, but was not feeling like it. I like Chiaki J. Konaka sometimes, though. And I was curious about some interview I read about that being "Yokoyama's last wish" or something.
Watch it anyway. Daisaku is an insufferable shit but almost everything else about the show is well above average.
If the voice actors sound a bit bored and flat give the first english dub a go. GR is bizzarre for its unusually bad jap voice acting IMO and it's the only anime I would ever reccommend the english dub for.
Lack of interest meant no S2 to conclude the sequel hook about the threat from space.
No subs means that no one watched it.
The show was by no mean made for existing Giant Robo fans, he's not even called Giant Robo even once in the show.
Best girl dies.
I personally thought it was an interesting Chiaki show with extra poor OST and a misguided attempt to revive the Giant Robo franchise.
I wish someone would sub it so actual discussion could happen.
It never got decent subs and it was pretty mediocre anyway, from what I've seen of the raws. GR's Daisaku is flat and boring and is just another wimpy Shinji clone. They tried to inject some ancient alien mystic shit in there that just doesn't work. Like the OVA, it sets up a massive sequel hook that will never be delivered. Someone pulls a gun on the kid and basically forces him to link up with and control Giant Robo in the second episode, again because he's the series' Shinji.
Giant Robo is never called such in the series and I'm really not a fan of its design. Sure, it's closer to the old toku, but something is wrong with that face.
'Barely' would a understament. 2 of them blown up without doing anything simply because the others are blowing up too.
I used part of my free trial on netflix to watch this, and I haven't watched the Earth Stood Still yet, so no expectations, and after completed it, I can see why nobody care much about it.
Boring is the key word here.
The combination of slow paced plot, grey-and-black color palette and reduced action (the best fight doesn't even have Giant Robo itself in it) does not do it any favors.
I dare to say the final is at least somewhat decent, but that don't excuse the whole thing. It's nothing special, but does not execute anything very well.
The Brazilian dub makes it more bearable to watch, at least.
Scenes from the pilot episode approved by Yokoyama.
It's interesting because GR's OP is one of those ones that's slightly remixed between the actual full song and the TV version. The actual full song is slightly more low key and mellow, while the OP uses a more energetic, heavy instrumental.
huh you're right
>that part where the robos/GRs are falling to earth
man what a shame that it is not that great and that ends in a sequel hook then, because that looks cool as fuck
also sad since it seems that they got curbstomped by those alien pryamid things
in any case the moment this got subs i will watch it
i tried finding a rip of the single, no luck
It's the same as Big O, they had the budget for one cour and hoped someone would fund another to properly conclude the story. Although this one is much more conlcusive than Big O first season.
GR4 is actually based on one of enemies in the Toku, Calamity, from episode 22. It was called Cleopat in Johnny Sokko.
I would give a chance to the old show if it was not for what they have done to Big Fire. Being under the control of some ridiculous looking alien and his monsters. GR-3 is not even mentioned from what I heard.
Episode 2 and 3 are actually pretty decent. Episode 3 actually is somewhat similar to the original manga. After a battle against GR-2, GR-1 is being transported by sea when they're attacked by some tentacle monster. The exact same thing happened in the first part of the manga. And yeah, the pacing is the same as your standard Chiaki show, but it's getting more interesting as it goes.
I wish the Anime artstyle was as detailed as the Promo Arts
kind of a tradition it seems, you can only see GR3 in the day that the earth stood still OVAs during the opening, and i think i saw it getting wrecked by Giant Robo in a promo pic, of course, Robo was the spotilight of the pic and you only see GR3's back.
getting back to GR, in wikipedia it says that there's a manga as well, probably an adaptation of the 13 episodes?
Not exactly a popular opinion, but this will always be my favorite GR1 design.
>but lost track of the translations
Well, the good news is - it's still left off at the same place as it was before so you didn't miss anything from taking a break!
That's also the bad news