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Do you guys think we will see more sequels of old mecha series?

Post by False Prophet » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:15 am

2021 looks like it could be a good year for sequels of mecha series. Right of the bat we have already got Getter Robo Arc and the sequel for Code Geass. Then there is the still ongoing (about to be wrapped up) Evangelion 4.0 and Fafner Beyond. Do you think that we'll get even more sequels for mecha shows in 2021, and if so, which series do you want to have a sequel the most?

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Post by Kuruni » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:19 am

I want new thing more.
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Post by False Prophet » Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:53 pm

Kuruni wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:19 am
I want new thing more.
Agree. But I've got a feeling that studios will try to bank more on nostalgia and familiarity in the foreseeable future. Things already looks uncertain enough before the pandemic. And is it just me or does it seem like more and more yearly hits are adaptations of already existing properties? I mean, it just that the percentage seems to have rise.

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Post by Seto Kaiba » Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:09 am

False Prophet wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:15 am
2021 looks like it could be a good year for sequels of mecha series. Right of the bat we have already got Getter Robo Arc and the sequel for Code Geass. Then there is the still ongoing (about to be wrapped up) Evangelion 4.0 and Fafner Beyond. Do you think that we'll get even more sequels for mecha shows in 2021, and if so, which series do you want to have a sequel the most?
Eh... I'm not sure it'll even be that. Most of what's set to come out is pretty uninspired stuff.

Movie-wise, we're getting another installment of the godawful franchise zombie Neon Genesis Evangelion, the unasked-for second Macross Delta movie, and Hathaway's flash. No original properties.

On TV, we're getting an adaptation of an Angelic Layer-esque gacha game called LBX Girls, a Gridman spinoff SSSS.DYNAZENON, Getter Robo Arc, and Muv-Luv Alternative.

AFAIK, Code Geass: Z of the Recapture has no release date at present. Didn't Fafner THE BEYOND already come out last year?

All in all, kind of a snore except for Getter Robo and Hathaway's Flash. The only original property on the list is SSSS.DYNAZENON, a super robot anime.
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Post by Kuruni » Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:11 am

Seto Kaiba wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:09 am
The only original property on the list is SSSS.DYNAZENON, a super robot anime.
And not exactly new either. Unless they change anything, Dynazenon is most likely to be combination of Dyna Dragon and God Zenon from original Gridman. Dyna Dragon was completely absent fron SSSS.Gridman, while God Zenon's has counterpart vehicles that never combined by themselves.

Things might be more interesting for Toku fan, however. Although it's ended, the inclusion of support mecha in Ultraman Z is very well-received, and the next Super Sentai, Zenkaiger, appears to be another mech-centered series.
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Post by False Prophet » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:52 am

Seto Kaiba wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:09 am
On TV, we're getting an adaptation of an Angelic Layer-esque gacha game called LBX Girls, a Gridman spinoff SSSS.DYNAZENON, Getter Robo Arc, and Muv-Luv Alternative.

AFAIK, Code Geass: Z of the Recapture has no release date at present. Didn't Fafner THE BEYOND already come out last year?

All in all, kind of a snore except for Getter Robo and Hathaway's Flash. The only original property on the list is SSSS.DYNAZENON, a super robot anime.
Yeah, I'm not exactly asked for "good" sequels, just asking for more sequels. And it isn't like mecha fans have a lot of things to look forward to these days.

I think I did read some interviews talking about Sunrise having another big announcement for Code Geass early next year, so I just presume that they would air the TV show during Fall or something. And Fafner Beyond is a series of 12 OVA. Only 9 have came out (they aired 3 episodes each time)/
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Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:11 am
Things might be more interesting for Toku fan, however. Although it's ended, the inclusion of support mecha in Ultraman Z is very well-received, and the next Super Sentai, Zenkaiger, appears to be another mech-centered series.
Haven't watched Ultraman Z yet, but are the mecha stuffs in it like Ultraseven?

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Post by Mafty » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:20 am

Is there any word on when/if Fafner Beyond will reach North America?

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Post by Kuruni » Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:10 pm

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Haven't watched Ultraman Z yet, but are the mecha stuffs in it like Ultraseven?
Their role are similar to fighters from older show, but it turned out that mech's development is actually the center of its plot. If you don't mind spoiler, they just uploaded compilation that summary it.
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Post by Seto Kaiba » Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:26 pm

False Prophet wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:52 am
Yeah, I'm not exactly asked for "good" sequels, just asking for more sequels. And it isn't like mecha fans have a lot of things to look forward to these days.
That we aren't seeing tons of mecha anime is all the more reason to not settle for garbage.


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I think I did read some interviews talking about Sunrise having another big announcement for Code Geass early next year, so I just presume that they would air the TV show during Fall or something.
Nope... the big announcement was a mobile game called Code Geass: Genesic Re;CODE and a re-release of the movie Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection.

Code Geass: Z of the Recapture hasn't been scheduled yet. As far as we know, they only recently began writing the series. If it airs in 2021, it'll be a winter 2021 release. More likely, it'll come out in 2022.
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Post by DragoMaster009 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:25 am

Speaking of sequels/remakes, what's this board's opinion on either Gaiking: LODM or Koutetsushin Jeeg?

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Post by AceWhatever » Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:50 am

The Gaiking remake is pretty great. Original Gaiking is borderline unwatchable.

Koutetsushin Jeeg is nice and short. Doesn't overstay its welcome and the original cast works nicely with the new cast. The only problem is that it's not a real sequel to the 1975 show/manga because it makes alot of over the top retcons to the previous events.

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Post by Henyo » Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:04 am

i in the SRW FB group that there's a show that's kinda related to the machine robo series. the uniforms and chara designs resembles the early 2000s Machine Robo Rescue. there's also that new Mospeada thing. no other news on that aside that it exist.

speaking of Machine Robo rescue. anyone here watched that? i only saw bits and pieces when it was aired in the local channels with a dub so dont have much of an opinion about it.
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Post by Kyuzo Aoi » Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:19 am

G-Gundam second season when?

Sunrise is missing the opportunity to shoehorn Devil Gundam Junior from the SD G-Generation games to animated proper. They can retool the Eldora Army into the Devil Gundam Junior's army.
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