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I dislike watching sports and participating in sports. So no, I'd have to pass on any kind of sports anime. I've seen a few episodes of Free because of the hype, but I wasn't interested in the premise.
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I dislike watching sports and participating in sports. So no, I'd have to pass on any kind of sports anime. I've seen a few episodes of Free because of the hype, but I wasn't interested in the premise.
That's a bit extreme, Blade. :( You're honestly missing out.

I'm not gonna hold it against you for not liking sports in itself. But Hajime no Ippo for example doesn't try to imitate actual boxing matches. The difference between watching an actual boxing match and watching a Hajime no Ippo match is completely different thing. You'll probably find an actual boxing match boring, and that's alright, boxing isn't for everyone, but Hajime no Ippo has it down to make sure it's entertaining even to people who don't even like boxing. And that's not taking into factor that Hajime no Ippo's best asepcts, imo, don't happen in the ring, but OUTSIDE of it, as incredibly well done as the fights are. You should give it a go, I've seen a lot of people who aren't even into sports, let alone boxing (which is divisive from your typical sports anyway, it's more of a martial arts that is treated like sports) enjoy Ippo a lot.

I'm personally not that into sports anime (or anime in itself actually), but I watched Ippo, Cross Game, Major and Ashiita No Joe. Honestly don't see anyone who doesn't like baseball enjoy Major, but Ippo, Cross Game and Joe are really good even if you don't like the sports they represent. Cross Game is barely about baseball at all actually (this is actually the one single aspect I don't like about it haha, I'm big into baseball), and Ashiita no Joe is considered a legendary anime for a good reason.

Actually lemme reiterate about the whole legendary thing. It's spoilers but it's sorta vague.
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People often day ''I like all sorts of anime except sports and mecha''. So silly, I mean both of those genres contain some of the best drama, romance and other things people claim to like.
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Quote originally posted by Spinosaurus:
Actually lemme reiterate about the whole legendary thing. It's spoilers but it's sorta vague.
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When you have an anime that had a real life funeral arranged for the death of one of its character (with 700 attendants!), you know it's influential.
Woah, could you expound on this?

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People often day ''I like all sorts of anime except sports and mecha''. So silly, I mean both of those genres contain some of the best drama, romance and other things people claim to like.
I'm pretty confident anyone that says they don't like mecha have either seen bad ones or haven't seen good ones. It's hit or miss for me, though more often than not hit. If people who say they don't like mecha had seen Eureka 7 or Gurren Lagann I bet my life they'd say they like them.
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I'm not one for mecha :X or sports

I also don't like space anime >< in my mind the art style and anime platform best serves fantasy series, I just can't get attached to the above.
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Woah, could you expound on this?
I actually don't know much about it beyond what I said, but a quick google search should tell you all about it I'd say. Heavy spoilers though if you wanna watch it.
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Considering some of the most iconic anime are space and sports that is a pretty strange mind you have. I guess it is all personal taste though.
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someone said mech's... gundam... neon genesis evangelion... GUNDAM!

I don't mind sport anime it's nice to see how the animators animate them and make it looks so cool when in reality playing a sport doesn't look like your kicking a ball that then turns into fire (Inuzama 11).

I like anime that involve Mech's, I love Mobile Suit Gundam, I've seen every series and currently watching Gundam Build Fighters which if you build gunpla will make you squeal in enjoyment at every episode.
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I've only seen about two space anime throughout my entire life, with the most recent being Galaxy Angel Rune. It wasn't bad, but the story was just... sort of bland, I guess. Not the worst, but definitely could've been better. d:
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someone said mech's... gundam... neon genesis evangelion... GUNDAM!
You surely meant... Gundam, more Gundam, even more Gundam, EVA!
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Quote originally posted by Minzy:
I'm pretty confident anyone that says they don't like mecha have either seen bad ones or haven't seen good ones. It's hit or miss for me, though more often than not hit. If people who say they don't like mecha had seen Eureka 7 or Gurren Lagann I bet my life they'd say they like them.
Funny thing is that there are people who love TTGL, but don't want to watch anything mecha because they don't like mecha. That doesn't make any sense, because TTGL's formula is the classic Super Robot formula. Unless they are just liking TTGL because it's popular, they would probably enjoy stuff like GaoGaiGar, Shin Mazinger Z, Mazinkaiser (original and SKL), Getter Robo Armageddon etc.

But I guess people mostly watch the newest stuff, and 2010s aren't really a decade for mecha. As a mecha fan, I don't think I liked any mecha from that period except Gundam Unicorn and Aquarion EVOL. I still need to catch up with Build Fighters.

I also love sports anime. I'm currently watching A****a no Joe and I'm loving it. But who wouldn't love it with Osamu Dezaki behind it. I guess that one of my favorite sport anime is Captain Tsubasa. I just love that show. I do need to watch some Adachi works like Touch and H2.
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Old February 10th, 2014 (01:09 AM).
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Quote originally posted by ZetaZaku:
Funny thing is that there are people who love TTGL, but don't want to watch anything mecha because they don't like mecha. That doesn't make any sense, because TTGL's formula is the classic Super Robot formula. Unless they are just liking TTGL because it's popular, they would probably enjoy stuff like GaoGaiGar, Shin Mazinger Z, Mazinkaiser (original and SKL), Getter Robo Armageddon etc.
Well... in fact... TTGL is mecha that is not mecha =D
I don't know about you but I don't think TTGL is a typical mecha anime.
It is mecha but in the same time it's not =D
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80s mecha is where it's at.

You guys should really go and watch Orguss now.
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Quote originally posted by ZetaZaku:

I also love sports anime. I'm currently watching A****a no Joe and I'm loving it.
My man. It's a classic that's unfortunately buried.

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I do need to watch some Adachi works like Touch and H2.
Adachi is incredible to me just because of Cross Game. About to start Touch actually, so looking forward to it. I love the guy's subtlety in Cross Game, so hopefully that's gonna be in Touch.
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Quote originally posted by Satoshi Ookami:
Well... in fact... TTGL is mecha that is not mecha =D
I don't know about you but I don't think TTGL is a typical mecha anime.
It is mecha but in the same time it's not =D
It most resembles a parody of the genre. I'd say it most certainly fits neatly into the parody role.
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Yeeeahh. TTGL isn't really.. mecha. xD There's a mecha in it, but it's way too character driven, and plot-driven, to be a typical beat-em-up mecha fighting show. The mecha itself isn't what most people think about when they think of Gurren Lagann. Or, at least I don't. .w.
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Indeed, a loving parody of the super robot genre is probably the best description for TTGL. Although the super robot genre is pretty much full of shows you could call parody, not many of them take themselves too seriously.

Most mecha shows aren't about the actual mecha. Super robot shows tend to be character/fight driven and real robot are usually plot/character.
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Quote originally posted by Leo Baskerville:
Yeeeahh. TTGL isn't really.. mecha. xD There's a mecha in it, but it's way too character driven, and plot-driven, to be a typical beat-em-up mecha fighting show. The mecha itself isn't what most people think about when they think of Gurren Lagann. Or, at least I don't. .w.
Then I guess most Gundams aren't mecha either, because they are mostly focused on characters/wars/politics etc.
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I hate mecha but like TTGL so it must not be mecha.
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Quote originally posted by Leo Baskerville:
Yeeeahh. TTGL isn't really.. mecha. xD There's a mecha in it, but it's way too character driven, and plot-driven, to be a typical beat-em-up mecha fighting show. The mecha itself isn't what most people think about when they think of Gurren Lagann. Or, at least I don't. .w.
I don't think of mechas first with a lot of series that are Mecha series. With NGE, I think "angst!", with Code Geass, I think "Pizza shill", and with Eureka 7, my first thought is "character development". Honestly, the only mecha series that comes to mind that my first thought is "mechas!" is Gundam, and of the seasons I've watched (Gundam 00 in my case), that has dramatically more focus on the characters than the mechas.

As for TTGL, the first five things I think of are "Believe in the me who believes in you!", drills, furries, giant robots, and parody-like robot fusions. If robots are in the first five things you think about, it's probably a mecha.
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Right. XD;

The only actual mecha series to me, are all the Gundam series, who's draw and merchandize were based around the mechas themselves.

And ZetaZaku, yeah Gundam does have good characters, buuut a lot of the advertising and draw, and toy tales, and games were all about the mechas. The models used to be all over toy stores, and the games were all mech fighting. xD So that to me, is what differentiates Gundam from Gurren Lagann and others, where outside the show, the mecha's aren't really used to market the series. That's my personal opinion, anyhoo.
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Quote originally posted by -Lapras-:
I hate mecha but like TTGL so it must not be mecha.
Valid... Lappy says.

Quote originally posted by donavannj:
I don't think of mechas first with a lot of series that are Mecha series. With NGE, I think "angst!", with Code Geass, I think "Pizza shill", and with Eureka 7, my first thought is "character development". Honestly, the only mecha series that comes to mind that my first thought is "mechas!" is Gundam, and of the seasons I've watched (Gundam 00 in my case), that has dramatically more focus on the characters than the mechas.
Hey, wait, why is Code Geass associated with pizza for you? =D

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As for TTGL, the first five things I think of are "Believe in the me who believes in you!", drills, furries, giant robots, and parody-like robot fusions. If robots are in the first five things you think about, it's probably a mecha.
Agree with these 5 things but it's...
1) Believing
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3) Piercing (drills obviously, you know?)
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I have a friend who refuses to finish TTGL, because he stopped watching
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Quote originally posted by Leo Baskerville:
I have a friend who refuses to finish TTGL, because he stopped watching after Kamina dies. I still give him a hard time for it. Kamina might be a cool character, but the series is still awesome enough later on. Ugh. xD;
Would telling him Kamina makes a cameo at the end (or at least, I think he does. It's been a couple of years since I saw TTGL) be enough motivation?
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