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Confess your sins, /m/
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I unironically do not really see transformers as mecha at this point. It is of course /m/ and it has robots in it, but on a fundamental level it's not quite about robots per-se. It's a superhero story, specifically an American superhero story, where the characters happen to be robotic. If you changed them out for organic aliens you wouldn't need to change much to get the whole shebang to remain the same. It's got a cast of very colorful individuals with individual superpowers who fight in duels and have secret identities, and these guys fight over the universe and all that jazz, and they get recycled ad infinitum. It's /m/, yes, it's got robots, yes, and this is what attracts actual machine enjoyers to it, but deep down it's cape fiction.
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>>22645353
I make my gunpla and figmas do lewd poses. You've probably seen the photos I take of them doing this. I also have a hard time watching a series that takes more than 30 or 40 episodes, it just drags on too long.
>>22645633
Fair assessment, however I would not have watched Transformers if it wasn't for their mech designs. Half of Optimus Prime's appeal for me is that he's also a giant truck.
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>>22645691
Exactly anon, you fall into the group I mention at the end. You are a legit machine enjoyer, and that is part and parcel of why you like Transformers. I also like Transformers to a degree but I also think that at its core is fundamentally a series of stories which aren't quite about robots, if that makes sense.
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>>22645353
I like /m/ more than I do my irl friends and I'm also a snapshitter who can only panel-line
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>>22645353
Transformers is fucking gay and you will never belong. Fuck off /co/!
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>>22645353
Mecha would not be what it is today without Transformers. The series played a key role in early popularity of the genre in the west and paved the way for modern mecha anime to gain traction. Also Combiner Wars Hot Spot is peak mecha design and I wish we had a model kit of it.
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The only Gundam I've seen is Seed.
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>>22645798
Not missing much
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>>22645633
This is only true for like, the last decade of Transformers fiction. Beforehand it never strayed away from its super robot roots, aside from maybe Beast Wars/Machines.
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>>22645705
>at its core is fundamentally a series of stories which aren't quite about robots
At its core its not much different from Gold Lightan or Machine Robo in the past, but now major fiction is almosr exclusively written in the west where our writing tendencies show the most.
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>Chirico Cuvie is getting abused
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>>22645804
No, I'd say it was very true back in G1 and such, I watched a lot of it.
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>>22645770
Transformers is /m/. Keep seething.
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>>22645917
Not really at all , no. A lot of the stories were basically wacky toku plots. I've read a good amount of capeshit and Transformers doesn't have a lot uniquely in common with it that other types of stories lack. For one thing, Transformers pre-2007 was highly prone to revamping itself like, while capeshit is mostly very derivative and requires revisiting the same general stories/characters/motifs along a very clearcut timeline.
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You know that whole "actually, this one isn't about the robot, it's about the characters" pitfall that outsiders always fall into? I think I actually do just like the robots at this point. I'm pretty happy just looking at pictures of neat robots. I would be perfectly fine just watching fifteen minute animations of robots having cool fights with maybe some small characterization or story on the side. I don't think it's wrong or that the industry should cater to me or something but I'm not eagerly watching a 52 episode show when I really am just here for the cool robot fights.
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>>22646465
Fair enough. I still feel off about it, but eh.
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>>22645353
I don't watch any mecha shows, I just like robots and building model kits.
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>>22645633
>If you changed them out for organic aliens you wouldn't need to change much to get the whole shebang to remain the same
That's only because of the recent writers being a bunch of fucking hacks who didn't know how to make full use of the premise and just wanted to write their shitty melodrama and contrived conspiracy plots
Not to mention the poorly thought out human politics parallels that reek of a lack of political and historical literacy. Pseudointellectual garbage that effectively amounted to nothing but wheelspinning for the sake of it. Naturally, the tumblr crowd, who have no standards whatsoever, basedfaced all over it because they've never read any believable political commentary that didn't pander to their idpol neolib bullshit prior to IDW TF
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>>22645353
I cannot buy a scale model from a show or series I haven't seen or played yet. I really fucking want some Muv Luv kits so I can paint and add ace combat decals.
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>>22645353
I like the overall designs of the ZAKUs in Destiny, especially their backpack equipment, but I loathe their names, heads, and the fact they swapped to axes instead of keeping the GINN and CGue swords.
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>>22646482
enlightened
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I think giant Gundam style mechs are pretty dumb. I like spaceships, I like robots, I like power armor and even more western style walking tank mechs but not those.
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>>22645353
I repost memes purely out of boredom and I am planning on making mecha rec charts for /tg/ and /x/ in the near future. I started watching Gunparade Orchestra and it looks to be better than March, pretty sure March doesn't have a penguin detective in it.
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I think Witch from Mercury outclasses many gundam series by virtue of being new alone.
The awful pacing and forgettable characters aren't that bad considering what older series make me sit through. While they're interesting as time pieces the narrative they construct and their presentation are difficult to stay interested in.
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>>22647134
Anon that's not really a sin, that's just having eyes.
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>>22647148
Ban ended, huh?
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>>22646482
I'm kinda the same too. Sometimes I want plot, other times I want to see big robots punch each other. What are your favorite mecha anime? Do you prefer stuff that focuses on action or stuff that focuses on detailed mechanical shots?
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>>22647174
Mhm. Making this my last day on /m/ for a while though, going on a retreat without wifi! I know you'll miss me, try to stay out of twoubul, schmuckums.
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>>22647200
Make it your last day on /m/ forever. It's insane how nice this place was for a while without your pitzposting and frogposting.
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>>22647228
>/pol/ invasions
>G-Troon ship wars
>wojak duels
>Schizos in the generals
>Ad spam

Nothing changed when he left, anon.
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>>22647228
Duelrager I don't think Apu poster is drool. Looks more like /mu/ tourists than anything else.
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>>22647339
Imagine being a tourist from a board as shitty as /mu/. They're so obsessed with "having unique and good taste" that they forgot what good music sounds like. These are the people who pass off grifters like merzbow as musicians. Can't blame them for coming here though, at least we still have threads that reach bump limit.
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>>22647373
NTA but yeah, there's several.
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>>22645705
>but I also think that at its core is fundamentally a series of stories which aren't quite about robots, if that makes sense.
In most series the Cybertronians aren't robots, but energy lifeforms that use robot bodies.
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>>22647339
Nah, it's D*el. I hate the frog and woe-jack so goddamn much.

>Apu
Also, why do you niggers call the frog by that stupid name?
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I desperatly want someone IRL who I can be fully autistic about mecha stuff.
Over the years, I've started focusing on almost only mecha works, so I feel like an alien even with regular anime fans
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>>22648960
You have a blind obsession with this guy, enough.
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>>22649012
I have a blind obsession with getting rid of the nonsense that's polluting the board, whether it's frogshitting, woe-jacks, the rat avatar, that stupid purple chart, or that one person obsessed with aliens and buttholes.
The individual(s) associated to the excrement are irrelevant, and only mentioned as a shorthand.
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>>22649004
Are you me
>hard mode: you like supers but most people like reals
>nightmare mode: picrel
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>>22649088
That's not a confession, that's just being at ho/m/e with your friends
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>>22649110
It's time for you to change that
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Goddamnit you're pathetic, vermin. You're so desperate for the "drama" you yourself denounce that you'd even post on the fucking archive.
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>>22646482
This pretty much describes how I feel. I want to watch giant robots do cool stuff, not melodramatic teenagers spouting basic philosophy.
Outside of a few shows with genuinely good story telling, it was never about the characters. I just really like robots.
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Love Live was the first Sunrise anime I finished
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>>22645353
I really like G-Witch. Something about cute retards in mechs just appeals to me. Second cour's pacing was dogshit, though.
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>>22649086
I like both real and super, but yeah anon , I'm nightmare mode too
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>>22650221
You sound like quite a catch for a platonic friend already
Please be in Toronto
Nightmare mode is real, however
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>>22651404
I'm not even american anon, I'm french
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I never saw/read any /m/edieval style anime/manga
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>>22651411
We have a French province, please come visit our English cities with a tactical excuse
I'm so lonely
Also I hope you enjoy a good lunch
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>>22645353
When it comes to watching /m/ stuff I surprisingly haven’t watched a lot of mecha anime besides a few episodes stand alone or some of the movie specials, I have however finished a ton of tokusatsu shows including mecha related ones like red baron, Mach baron, and giant robo but haven’t seen the entirety of stuff like mazinger Z yet
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>>22651754
Just pretend the other robots are barons, you seem to like them a lot
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>>22645633
I'm an ideas guy but I got filtered by gasaraki even though people told me its an ideas-focused anime, rather than a character-focused one.
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>>22651815
I’ve got my hands full right now going through showa rider and metal heroes(Almost finished with Blue swat and skyrider) so I won’t immediately go to those shows just yet(I’m taking a lengthy break after I’m finished)
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>>22645353
Not making headway through shows anymore because I can't stop masturbating 5-6 times a day and I end up lying down or passing out instead of watching or finishing anything
>cumming myself unconscious in the middle of Cutie Honey episodes, every episode
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>>22652120
These can't be real, they literally can't
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>>22647103
The gundam itself is just goofy and boring to me. And I do prefer walking tanks that westerns always make, otherwise they feel like a giant guy in a suit
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>>22651411
>>22651418
There's a model kit convention in Quebec I think if either of you want a platonic adventure there
It's mostly boomer military stuff but it has a sci fi and mecha section
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>>22648960
>Also, why do you niggers call the frog by that stupid name?
That version is Finnish and came from a Finnish site
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I primarily got into super sentai because I get off to guys in masks and spandex
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>>22645633
I blame IDW
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>>22645353
I've never played a single armored core game in my entire life.
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>>22645353
The only anime and manga I care about are mecha.
If mecha is to die/is dead like the masses say it is then I'd have no reason to watch/read.
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I like Shinn more than Kira or Athrun.
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>>22645798
You are missing out on G, bro.
>>22646482
Only videogames can help you there then, since the story:robot ratio is much more favored towards robots since the gameplay takes time.
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>>22652002
These are sins 100%.
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I like Lancer
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>>22653304
>Only videogames can help you there then, since the story:robot ratio is much more favored towards robots since the gameplay takes time.
I don't really remember the stories in Armor Core
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I fucking hate Macross 7 for ruining the coolest concept imaginable with the boringest snorefest of a show. OVAs are cool though, but Basara is a big time fag anyway.
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>>22653410
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>>22652105
The crow has finally been completely helpful, and not annoying. Once.
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>>22645353
I find more mechs more attractive than the mech pilots
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>>22653720
>I fap to the crow because he is more beautiful than Sayaka.
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>>22653749
I think your sin is that you are making up lies tailored to disgruntle me.
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I do actually care about characters and story first and mecha second. Most mechs are shit, and a good one makes me wish it was something better
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>>22646482

You must be madly in love with Build Fighters
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>>22645353
I have shoved an HG up my ass.
Who am I?
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>>22655365
>wish it was something better
It was in*
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>>22655365
t. WfM troon
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>>22653725
Where do you think you are?
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I want to kill every single Gundam Seed fan. Violently, like Law Abiding Citizen type stuff.
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I don't know if Digimon are really /m/, since even if they look like robots for some, they are not robots, but creatures. And most are pretty small too/around human sized.

if Digimon is /m/, so could be Pokemon.
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I genuinely think of /m/ as a general sci-fi/science fantasy board. Mostly because the other boards that might be more 'appropriate' for certain properties are utterly insufferable.
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>>22655963
NTA but 4chan right now isn't doing too hot.
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>>22655962
As long there's a robot in it who is somewhat important, things usually are said to be /m/.
>>22655963
Sadly...
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>>22655965
It's more like the whole internet
or the whole world, as depressing as it is to say
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>>22655972
My usual rule is that the big board outside of a few thread have gone to shit, but the smaller board are still pretty good even if not as good as before.
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>>22655966
Yeah but then you have stuff like LOGH being pretty frequently discussed here, or even Ace Combat threads sometimes since that series is always a bit sci-fi. Now I'm not gonna come here and bring up things unless they've been discussed here before with some frequency, or unless it's like a 'hey this episode of something had a cool giant robot in it' kind of thing.
>>22655969
>spoiler
It is, which is I respond to it by being optimistic out of spite.
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>>22655972
There's one or two /vg/ generals that I like. But generally I find that the few good threads on certain extremely cancerous boards aren't worth the hassle of the rest of the board.
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>>22655989
I got to the Ace Combat general sometimes when I'm playing one of the games but that's about it nowadays.
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>>22655969
Yes, I agree.

>>22655981
Also extremely correct assessment and an attitude I agree with, though for me it is a little less spite and more that it legitimately feels better.
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>>22656024
Of course it does. If life is shitty why make it shittier for myself and others by being a sadsack? Makes things better for everyone by trying to stay at least a little positive. That goes for 4chan too honestly, yeah the site and /m/ aren't in the best state nowadays but it's still my 'home' for lack of a better term
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>>22656041
I haven't watched any 2024 anime myself. Mostly out of laziness and being too focuse on vidya. Bravern seems like it was a gay old time, in both senses of the word.
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>>22656043
That's exactly the way I think myself anon. No reason to make a shitty world shittier.
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>>22655578
I'm going to watch it just because /m/ hates it so much
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>>22655896
>if Digimon is /m/, so could be Pokemon
I believe this and think /mon/ stuff is an evolution of kaijus and Japan's monster fascination
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>>22655962
What makes something /m/ is really "I know it when I see it", like LOGH seems perfectly at home here despite not really being "mecha" in the western robot meaning of the word.
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>>22656161
Everyone hates it except trannies. Have fun
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>>22646482
The cool robot is the entire reason I watched Patlabor. Everything else was just a bonus.
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>>22647147
G-Witch would be a lot more tollerable to talk about if a bunch of retards could fathom that you can dislike something without screaming that it’s because of the gays. The lesbians certainly didn’t help but the prologue sold something the show didn’t deliver on.
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>>22649004
As you should, most regular anime is shit.
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I despise Evangelion and bring ithat fact up whenever I can because I like watching people sperg out about it.
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>>22656620
Sounds like you are a sociopath. Get help
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>>22656648
No
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>>22645353
i'm a gruntfag
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>>22656401
Then why does /m/ hate it
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I'm actually more into fantasy than sci fi
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>>22656716
Because /m/ is the straightest board duh. I know it gets confusing since you obviously infest /a/
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>>22656718
>Because /m/ is the straightest board duh
They're called /m/en cause they all like men
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>>22653306
>>22653442
Which is worse
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>>22658282
I meant which sin you dope
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>>22658302
Are they really equally that bad
At least the other anon finished a show
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>>22656717
Fantasy mechas are always cool
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>>22645353
I jerked off to cartoon robots when I was a teenager.
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>>22658526
Exactly
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>>22655962
/m/ is a borderline retro anime board since probably no one watches as much pre-00 stuff as /m/.
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>>22652002
>managed to overcome this sin
Absolution
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>>22661024
It depress me how outside of exceptions like extremely popular works, most people these days don't even watch anime made before 2012
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I thought it was okay
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>>22664425
Without doing the thing?
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>>22664044
Same. I actually thought it was much more tolerable than Unicorn. Less preachy. More earnest characters. And most importantly didn't overstay it's welcome the same way Unicorn did.
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>>22664425
>>22664744
Never mind, I came up with a master plan
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>>22664914
Why is that, and why do you think it's a sin?
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I think Zeta Gundam is overrated. The characters are hit and miss, The factions are one dimensional, the pacing was sloppy, and these flaws are more apparent in the show's second half. It's still good, with many great moments, but it's not the masterpiece the fans claim it to be.
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>>22664968
Wait, really? I'm definitely picking that up next. He has such a cool voice.
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>>22664968
That's far from a sin.
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>>22645353
I genuinly like Lynn Minmay and her seiyu's music, especially DYRL
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>>22645353

I have never watched any mecha anime from the 2000s up.
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>>22664961
Becuase we are in the Age of Fatso
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>>22664914
>>22678667
Only realized now that it says least favorite, what the fuck? Why would he be anyone's least favorite?
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>>22678978
I still think that's made up, I think that claim exists to haunt me
I don't hate him (the crow) but the first half of his appearances were intensely grating, until they toned down his intelligence and malice. Once he went from a thorn in his side to another fellow chucklefuck, that's fine, but I get the feeling that that's not why anon was a fan
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>>22679373
I think it's meant to be a playful claim meant to provoke slightly annoyed and confused responses, I genuinely think it's physically impossible to truly hold these opinions
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>>22683807
This helps against the sin, in a very very weird sense
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>>22683807
Have another fem-Koji
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>>22686259
He blushes way more than in Z
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>>22683807
Honey's someone that makes you instantly start making plans for marriage/the marital bed
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>>22690948
>/m/ doesn't know what "sins" means
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>>22693408
This is normal
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>>22645353
I only respect Starscream of the jet decepticons.
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>>22693408
>>22693477
I want to get gangbanged by Guy, Mamoru, and Kaidou
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I think mecha are fucking retarded and I wish this board was more of a general sci-fi board. I also think that Japanese sci-fi in general is shit with some very good exceptions.
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>>22678356
She did a cover of DYRL that's slower more recently. I thought it was really nice and heartwarming.
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>>22697819
Honestly me too.
And I prefer Destiny Kira over SEED Kira or Freedom Kira.
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I think I'm just grateful to have a lot of robot shows to watch, and thus I'm way more generous with them, giving them the benefit of the doubt and a pretty thankful evaluation
But maybe this is okay
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>>22699045
It really is
>>22703247
I don't know how to feel about it yet, it's cute to see but way more than what I expected
I keep telling myself that there's no way it's a fujo show
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>>22703425
Get in line
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>>22703425
>>22703517
You know what, he can join, Mamoru and Kaidou can wait
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>>22696139
Why are you here then?
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>>22704132
I wonder if it hits different for someone who doesn't understand it
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>>22704178
Half the time he sounds fine, the other half he sounds like Kira's solely screaming voice
Never mind, he sounds a bit like a hoarse child sometimes, but I also have no idea what's happening in this show
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>>22703824
to enforce global rule 13
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I usually fantasize of turning non /m/ anime series into /m/
Thanks to Kenichi Sonoda and Pony Metal for getting me this mech fetish
>>22678356
Me too
>>22696273
Link?
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>>22704245
You won't be missed.
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I know there is no such person as Duel, I accuse people of being him just to stir things up. Even doctored some images to make a case.
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Doraemon is mech
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>>22711290
That's true, although this is a completely different yet somehow recurring new side.
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>>22712161
Thank God. Literally no one deserves that.
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>>22713113
Ok yeah, maybe.



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