Sat, 29 Jan 2000 01:10:52 -0800
Whoo boy...that's going to be a toughie...There are Animes that go before
Gundam most definitely...however it's Gundam that first depicted that large
robots in a sci fi environment can be realistic. All the ones before
Gundam were quite kiddish and G Gundam-ish...that's why most of the
hardcore Gundam fans, don't like Wing, G, etc because it's diverting from
the intended Gundam formula.
>While based on a giant robot anime, this list is firmly grounded in the
>Mecha genre(advanced combat vehicles), rather than the Super Robot
>genre(robot vehicle as superhero). Nearly everybody seems to make these
>distinctions, but I got to wondering tonight, did Tomino ((create)) this
>distinction between Super Robots and Mecha? Was there an anime before
>Gundam that established the difference, or is Gundam the sole grandfather
>of all serious sci-fi mecha shows? Most people on the list will think the
>answer is obvious, but I'm really curious to see if anybody can track the
>Mecha genre back further than MS Gundam(I, for one, can't).
>Waiting for curiosity to kill me,
>PS:Star Wars doen't count: it's not anime,. and it doesn't have any
>humanoid robots that serve as combat vehicles.
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