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Stark700



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:06 am Reply with quote
Wow, so many mecha series this year. I already lost count! I'll give this one a try too I guess.
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phoenixalia



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:24 am Reply with quote
We're going mecha crazy! Laughing

Anyway, that little scene at 0.36 put me off a bit. Not to mention, I'm already gonna be watching tons of shows this Summer. We'll see.
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the-antihero



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:04 am Reply with quote
I wish they'd stop with the CG robots, they just look too out of place with the traditional animation.
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Philmister978



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:47 am Reply with quote
the-antihero wrote:
I wish they'd stop with the CG robots, they just look too out of place with the traditional animation.


Well if the popularity of Pacific Rim and the Michael Bay Transformers movies are any indication. CGI mecha are probably here to stay.
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Blue21



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:46 am Reply with quote
the-antihero wrote:
I wish they'd stop with the CG robots, they just look too out of place with the traditional animation.


I think the CG in this looks really good actually.
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mdo7



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:18 am Reply with quote
Well this is going to be interesting. Smile
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Kreion



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:57 am Reply with quote
Philmister978 wrote:
the-antihero wrote:
I wish they'd stop with the CG robots, they just look too out of place with the traditional animation.


Well if the popularity of Pacific Rim and the Michael Bay Transformers movies are any indication. CGI mecha are probably here to stay.

You can't use that in a discussion about CGI usage in anime. The point is that you can make a lot of the objects that 3D CGI is used for in anime using traditional 2d means. More often than not the 3D models just look out of place and ruin the moment.

I'm saying that for general anime, since I'm not a fan of mech series myself xD.
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rankothefiremage



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:15 pm Reply with quote
More mecha from the guy behind Nadesico and Stellvia? YES PLEASE!!!
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DangerMouse



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:15 pm Reply with quote
Stark700 wrote:
Wow, so many mecha series this year. I already lost count! I'll give this one a try too I guess.


So true, did not see it coming, it's awesome Smile

Looks promising.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:36 pm Reply with quote
Looks like "XEBEC Presents: VOTOMS". I like it, and it certainly can't be any worse than some of the recent VOTOMS releases.
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Philmister978



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:44 pm Reply with quote
Kreion wrote:
You can't use that in a discussion about CGI usage in anime.


And why's that? It's true isn't it?

... All right fine, maybe that was a piss-poor example. Perhaps saying that tired and true phrase of "Everyone who wants to use it, uses it" will be better.
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TheAncientOne



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:23 pm Reply with quote
the-antihero wrote:
I wish they'd stop with the CG robots, they just look too out of place with the traditional animation.

Personally, I prefer CGI mecha to mecha that potentially goes off model.

Given that the advance of technology is only going to make CGI easier, faster, and/or less expensive, it isn't likely to lessen, much less go away.

I would go so far as to say it is more likely we'll see more all-CGI series like Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova and Knights of Sidonia as the years progress.
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ThatGuyWhoLikesThings



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:25 pm Reply with quote
Xebec, huh?

Expectations are set looooooooooooooow.
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nightjuan



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:12 pm Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
Looks like "XEBEC Presents: VOTOMS". I like it, and it certainly can't be any worse than some of the recent VOTOMS releases.


Well, I'd say it reminds me more of Full Metal Panic than Votoms so far.
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danilo07



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:31 pm Reply with quote
nightjuan wrote:
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
Looks like "XEBEC Presents: VOTOMS". I like it, and it certainly can't be any worse than some of the recent VOTOMS releases.


Well, I'd say it reminds me more of Full Metal Panic than Votoms so far.

Yeah I can't say I remember VOTOMS doing a sex joke.I believe that comparison was made only because adults(not whiny teenagers)will be piloting mechas.Which is refreshing and rare in anime but it isn't entirely unique to VOTOMS.
That said I love Tatsuo Sato so I am looking forward to this anime.
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