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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Real Robot 19 43.18%
Super Robot 6 13.64%
Both 16 36.36%
Neither? 3 6.82%
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 04:36 PM   #1
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Real Robot or Super Robot?

Which do you prefer: Real Robot or Super Robot shows?
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 04:45 PM   #2
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Well, if you give the option, both, of course, why limit myself when I enjoy both.

Super Robots are great for over-the-top action, epic battles, hot blooded characters and just good fun. Real Robots are great for the drama, real characters, variety of mecha and the story.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 04:48 PM   #3
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I like them both however I like Real Robot better.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 05:03 PM   #4
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Well, if you give the option, both, of course, why limit myself when I enjoy both.
Ah foiled.

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Super Robots are great for over-the-top action, epic battles, hot blooded characters and just good fun. Real Robots are great for the drama, real characters, variety of mecha and the story.
I'm not so fond of hot blooded epics so I prefer Real Robots.* But, admittedly, I haven't seen a lot of Super Robots yet.

*Also you can't equip any other weapons to them. <.<
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 05:50 PM   #5
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I'm not so fond of hot blooded epics so I prefer Real Robots.* But, admittedly, I haven't seen a lot of Super Robots yet.

*Also you can't equip any other weapons to them. <.<
Have you seen Gunbuster, GaoGaiGar or Gurren Lagann yet? If not I recommend them, as they're my favorite in the SR Category and have some great stories and compelling characters. Though, as you mentioned, you're not fond of Hot-Blooded Epics, so GGG and Gurren Lagann might not be for you.

And who needs more weapons when the ones you have tend to suffice just fine...sometimes to the point of overkill...
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 05:54 PM   #6
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I don't really prefer either, because both can be great and/or bad. I've found myself enjoying more Super Robot shows though. Maybe because they're less emo, though there's been some cases I believe where an emotional character didn't get on my nerves like your Shinn Asukas would. G Gundam and GaoGaiGar are two fine examples of Super Robot shows I greatly enjoyed.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 12:27 PM   #7
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It really doesn't matter to me. Neither have really been limited to certain storyline structures ever since the 80s. True in the 70s, where super robots were king, you really only had a certain type of story with a certain set of character archetypes. After the debut of Gundam, and the premiere of "real robots," however, things began to change and super robot anime benefited from that. Now super robot anime can be just as dramatic, or character-driven, or plot-driven as real robot anime. The opposite is true, too, where real robot anime can be as simply fun, action-packed or silly as super robot anime.

All the bases are covered.
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Super Robot shows are fun but I prefer real robots more with a hardcore war story rather than a super hero story.

What about hybrids? Ideon is a good example of this. Tomino revolutionized giant robots in more ways than one.
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IDeon isn't a super robot though. SR is more of a style, not just a robot that happens to be "really powerful."
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IDeon isn't a super robot though. SR is more of a style, not just a robot that happens to be "really powerful."
Its not super robot but its a hybrid. Young hero's combining into a giant super powerful robot saving the universe from aliens Its a mix of super robot & real robot styles.
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I don't think there's much super robot in it at all. It doesn't really have the super robot tone, the aliens aren't even really aliens as much as they are fashion senseless people, it doesn't have a plethora of special moves and when they do attack they're usually shotuing real robot stuff instead of super robot esque stuff.
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Yeah, thats why its not a super robot anime.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 04:42 PM   #13
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Have you seen Gunbuster, GaoGaiGar or Gurren Lagann yet?
I've always meant to watch Gunbuster and since everyone is going on about GL I'll probably watch that too.

Also Code Geass, but I don’t know what type that is.

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Super Robot shows are fun but I prefer real robots more with a hardcore war story rather than a super hero story.
That's the kind of story that I prefer so that's why I picked Real Robot...

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What about hybrids? Ideon is a good example of this. Tomino revolutionized giant robots in more ways than one.
You know I was wondering earlier about what type Evangelion is...

On the one hand they’re made by a team of scientists working under the UN and are constantly being repaired and maintained, has a cockpit with cameras and controls and uses giant guns...

On the other hand it's



Apropos to nothing: Who says you can't be hot-blooded in a real robot?
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Well Evangelion's biggest influence was Ideon.
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Old December 7th, 2008, 12:01 PM   #15
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I like both, however I'm going to have to lean more towards the good old hot blooded Super types of Mecha anime because this is what truly made me an anime fan especially this Go Nagai classic :


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