Team GLORIO USA Lite (Jel, Iro, and Gee) talk about why we love mecha, the challenges mecha anime has faced over the past 20 years, and where we’d like to see mecha go in the future. Also, we try not to get sued by Harmony Gold.
Opening Song: “Emotional literacy” by BRADIO
3:01 The importance of mecha in anime history and what are some of our favorite mecha shows
14:48 Super Robot vs. Real Robot
25:21 The decline of mecha and why we can’t move past Evangelion twenty years later
42:51 There have been some good mecha shows in recent years, promise!
(45:40 I finally get Gee and Iro to admit G-Reco is good… sort of)
48:00 Mecha is actually important in mecha anime
54:24 The implications of this season’s mecha anime
1:03:40 Where can mecha go in the future and what do we want to see?
1:12:24 Has it all been done before? Is there anywhere new for mecha to go?
1:20:52 Gee shares his final thoughts on why mecha anime is special
(Final note from me, RIP Gainax)