Smile Precure mixed with badass mecha designs is awesome!
|Well you made it through all our epic twelve days of anime on Metanorn and I hope you have enjoyed each of our choices for these special posts, for the very last post I am hitting up the various mecha of 2012 because while I love crazy comedy anime I can’t simply forget my love of giant robots! So prepare yourself for some fun.|
Chilling with the winter robots
Who is your favorite Aquarion EVOL character? Zessica is mine!
Winter season brought us some amazing mechs! Like AKB0048? Sure you might not consider it to be a giant robot themed anime series. However, during most of the live concert scenes you had several robots appear that tried their best to shoot the idols. That and they had a blue haired girl with a rocket that shot from her arm. Winter also gave us a surprise with Ano Natsu, which had a robot like machine/van near the end with the crazy reveal of Remon Yamano working as an undercover MIB agent? Now for the actual mech anime of that season Aquarion EVOL and the start of the yuri powered giant robots in Rinne no Lagrange. Out of those two shows I had the most fun with EVOL because it was off the wall insane after the first three episodes thanks to characters like Zen Fudou, Andy W. Hole and fan-service aka Zessica? Rinne no Lagrange on the other hand was filled with lots of yuri themes even though none of the characters officially dated, but that series gave us the hyper-happy-go-luck character named Madoka, who made me laugh every week. Before I forget there was one random episode of Smile Precure this year that gave us a giant Cure Happy Mecha! That episode was fantastic because it showed that Yayoi was really into robots, which honestly surprised me a little.
Jumping with spring robots
Eureka Seven Ao service shot.jpeg
Spring was kind of a weak season for mecha, but there were plenty of other types of robots out there like the videogame characters of Accel World? While some of the real world counterparts suffer from strange designs choices the game world was a totally different story showing off lots of robot designs. We also got another robot themed character in Queens Blade Rebellion named Vante… Yeah…I don’t really know why there was a robot in that series? That said you really should really avoid that series because it will rot your brain! So yeah those two shows were the weakest; however, spring brought us the always exciting Eureka Seven Ao, which continued after the original Eureka Seven! Even though the official ending left most of us scratching our heads it was still an enjoyable series.
Summer robots on the beach
Madoka and friends catch some run away eels with their bodies…
Ah Summer, the special time of the year when we go outside and hang out at the beach! So what kind of robots did that season give us? For starters we had the return of Horizon in the middle of nowhere with season two which sports a mech with giant boobs…yes…there is an actual robot with giant boobs, also there were plenty of robot inspired characters running around in that unusual universe. Along with that there was Humanity has declined which had roughly five robots. Starting off with the insane suicidal bread robot, adorable cat-girl, odd cat-boy, an evil dog robot and an old assistant robot named Ryobo 230! Those were also my favorite episodes of Humanity. Besides that we also had Rinne no Lagrange season two and the not so popular MuvLuv which failed to keep me interested; however, I did enjoy their mecha designs for their alien killing machines.
Fall for giant robots
Seaside fun with Junna, Frau and Aki!
Fall was another weak season for mechs because we were limited on choices like the transformer themed show called Gyrozetter, which I think easily qualifies as precure for boys. I have only seen one episode, but it was interesting and had some great voice work from Yuka Iguchi, Marina Inoue and Jouji Nakata? Besides that series we also had lots of different kinds of robots in the crime filled world of Psycho-pass. Like the robot that holds all their advanced guns and tiny little robots that collected evidence, but how can we forget the time when Akane and Kougami ran from that killer robot and recent episodes with the cyborg and his team of mechanical hunting dogs? Now that I think about it Psycho-pass has several episodes around robots. Currently, my favorite mecha series would be Robotic;Notes, which takes a very realistic approach to building a giant robot, but overall it discusses lots of topics on the field of robotics like all the talk of EXOSKELETON, a fictional company that builds suits to help disabled people walk like Mizuka who wears a prosthetic on her body, those themes hit close to home for me because I rely on machines to help me get around my house.
Zessica is really sad to see you go~
Thanks for reading about the best robots, cyborgs and mecha of 2012 and Merry Christmas! I hope you look forward to us doing this again in 2013. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!