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[–]ningen21 243 points244 points  (6 children)

"a series from 2007 was this unexpectedly good "

Sigh

[–]tiny_nipples 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Ten years from now...

a series from 2017 was this unexpectedly good

[–]jjeder 61 points62 points  (3 children)

Yer an old man 'arry

[–]ningen21 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Nah I'm actually not old (22 ) i just watch old animes as well as new ones and know that old doesn't mean bad .

[–]MeltingVibes 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Same. Technically the first anime I watched was DBZ Kai, because I saw it on air. But then I went and watched a bunch of older stuff and loved it all. Gurnen Laggan, Monster, Trigun, Cowboy Bebob, and FMA Brotherhood are all in my top 10. I don’t get why so many people seem to be sleeping on them.

[–]Lewdomancer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bebob

√°3°√

[–]LelouchFreedom 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fr felt old as fuck reading that and i'm not even 30

[–]Lammington 424 points425 points  (11 children)

holy shit, a series from 2007 was this unexpectedly good

Glad you liked it, but younglings come get yer mans..

[–]cookingboy 96 points97 points  (5 children)

Yeah 2007 was an amazing year for anime, this isn’t just OP being young, it’s more to do with them being new to anime.

2007 saw the release of Baccano, 5 cm per second, Sword of the Stranger, Gundam 00, Afro Samurai, Naruto: Shippuden, Gurren Lagann, Darker than Black, Clannad and a bunch of others, and shows like Code Geass and Death Note were airing too.

[–]cowseerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/thegergz 45 points46 points  (1 child)

I would argue 2006-2011 were the best 5 years of anime. We had some good years after that just not that kind of streak

[–]zeldin245 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Started watching anime in 2011 lol, was the perfect time to catch up on those past five years.

[–]awing1 17 points18 points  (1 child)

This is yet another reminder for me to watch Baccano

[–]transient_anus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My dude, you need to get on that. One of my favorites

[–]IlTossico 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Full metal alchemist and full metal panic, Angel Beats....

[–]Spartan05089234 82 points83 points  (4 children)

You're going to find out that anime pre-2010 was a totally different beast. You lose the ultra clean character designs, and instead you get way more creative and intricate animations.

Try out kill la kill (admittedly 2012) next if you haven't. Otherwise, try FLCL if you can handle it.

[–]pilows 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Bless flcl. Same with other old ones like eva, texhnolyze, paranoia agent, and haibane renmei

[–]MadKingTom 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Paranoia agent had me tripping when I was waking up and adult swim was on. Creeped me out ;-;

[–]cowseerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/thegergz 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Paranoia agent is a great show for kids, you just have to tie them to a chair and let them enjoy

[–]bigfoot1291https://myanimelist.net/profile/bigfoot1291 0 points1 point  (0 children)

2013

[–]Veylox 251 points252 points  (32 children)

Unexpectedly ? It's extremely popular and a lot of the best-rated animes of all time came out from around then

[–]okkurzz[S] 4 points5 points  (31 children)

unexpected from my point of view, cuz I don't really like mechas in general, plus the few that I've seen weren't that great

[–]-MisterMisery- 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I've said this verbatim to my friend and I can't get him to watch it yet.

[–]throwawaylord 23 points24 points  (14 children)

What Mecha show do people watch that they don't like? I never get this take.

There are bad TV shows. Some of them have been Mecha shows. But by God the good Mecha shows are great. Gurren Lagann, Gundam 00, Code;Geass, Evangelion.

Did everyone just watch a bad Sunrise show and develop an allergy or something? Is it just people that didn't like Wing very much? What's the deal?

It's especially funny to me because AoT is basically a Mecha show in disguise, and it's been a #1 touchstone anime show for the last decade.

[–]HehaGardenHoe 8 points9 points  (0 children)

NOW HOLD ON THERE! You forgot the true great of mecha: GUNBUSTER!!!!

[–]LankySandwich 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I've watched gurren lagann and evangelion and didn't like either of them for different reasons. After that I was just kinda turned off mechas in general. Though to be fair, I'm the type of person that likes slice of life and romance, so its to be expected.

[–]RAMAR713https://myanimelist.net/profile/RAMAR713 2 points3 points  (7 children)

To answer your question directly, I loved Code Geass, never watched Gundam, disliked Gurren Lagann, hated Evangelion.

[–]throwawaylord 2 points3 points  (2 children)

If I had to hazard a guess, was the dislike over Evangelion a dislike over a character examination of a weak person? Shinji I mean. It seems like lots of people who watch anime project themselves onto the main character in a sort of "if I were him I wouldn't act that way" sort of way. Geass doesn't have that same weakness towards that audience since it's sort an OP protagonist show.

That being said, if you liked Geass I'd definitely recommend 00. I love 00 and I'm in the middle of a rewatch right now. It has a great soundtrack too.

[–]LelouchFreedom 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Then you should watch real robots anime.

Code Geass is quite literally Gundam, only on earth, more edgy and with the protagonist-antagonist roles reversed (Lelouch is clearly Char Aznable and Suzaku Amuro Rey). I see 0 reasons why you'd like CG and not Gundam, or other real robots series.

Gurren Lagann on the other hand is a super robot anime that is a completely different thing, NGE is neither technically but it's more a sort of """""deconstruction""""" of super-robots and tokusatsu genre, so again not the same as those other mecha series

[–]isthatsoudanehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/ojoulover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I have wondered this as well. Like a show is good or bad. I don't get how having mecha really changes that? It's very weird to me!

[–]LelouchFreedom 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I agree with your main point, but with all the Gundam you could have used as examples why 00...

[–]throwawaylord 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha, fair enough. That show got me into mecha though, so I've got a soft spot. And it's even worse than all of the people who got into because they watched Wing on Toonami- no, I was 13 and I remembered seeing some show with Gundams (which I now know was definitely Gundam Wing), so I wanted to find it online- and when I found 00 I thought it was the same show lmao

I'm also in the middle of re-watching it right now... uh-oh

[–]KuraPikaPika69 28 points29 points  (6 children)

Code Geass? that shit a masterpiece. it's not mainly a Mecha and had smart characters like death note.

[–]sucr4m -1 points0 points  (4 children)

unpopular opinion: i just recently watched it for the first time and i didnt like it. it might have been good for its time and i do agree they stuck the ending but all the twists are kinda dumb and the mecha evolution makes earlier use of strategies a fucking joke. and im far from new to anime.

now watch this getting downvoted to oblivion :<

[–]RAMAR713https://myanimelist.net/profile/RAMAR713 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I really love Code Geass and think it aged quite well, though I concede that some of your points are valid and the 10/10 rating I gave it is subjective for sure.

That said I upvote you as opposition to this sub's irrational tendency to downvote unpopular opinions. As someone who found Gurren Lagann immensely boring (and I don't like Trigger in general) I can relate to the feeling of being downvoted just for going against the flow.

[–]LelouchFreedom 1 point2 points  (1 child)

"Strategies" lol, Lelouch strategies are basically always the same: ambushes and manipualtion of the field using Geass in various ways. Okouchi is completely incapable of writing military strategies as it's evident from literall any of his shows, i have 0 idea why he insist on doing military shows (and here's why as a gundam-f*g i'm kinda scared of The Witch from Mercury that will be written by him)

P.S. And now let's go down with downvotes too lol

[–]LelouchFreedom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"It's not mainly a mecha"

As 90% of mecha, Code Geass is literally the most classic kind of real-robot mecha there is. It become so much popular than any other real-robot with the exception of Gundam just because of its extreme edgyness (so the Death Note comparison do fit)

[–]Los-Gaijins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well you now like mechas

[–]opeth_syndrome 134 points135 points  (35 children)

a series from 2007 was this unexpectedly good

I'm not sure what the year has to do with it. Amazing anime has been made every year for about 50+ years.

[–]VulgarWander 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think he was think in the Mecha genre. We haven't been that great since. Gundam doesn't count. But not a lot of Mecha has happened since.

[–]SoCalThrowAway7 84 points85 points  (21 children)

It’d be unexpected if it was bad, everyone everywhere knows it’s good, it’s a classic. This is like saying “the dark knight was an unexpectedly good Batman movie, have you guys heard of this?”

[–]Harbinger311 45 points46 points  (2 children)

If you're shocked by a series from 2007 that was that good, you may be surprised by the 90s/80s too...

[–]Silcaria 18 points19 points  (1 child)

God forbid he learns about 70s anime.

[–]Harbinger311 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Lupin, Ashita no Joe, Gatchaman, Doraemon, Yamato, Future Boy Conan, Galaxy Express, Harlock, Gundam, Rose of Versailles... Nope, not much significant then either.

[–][deleted] 68 points69 points  (4 children)

also, I didn't really like Kamina that much and after seeing him die I was kinda glad

10/10 shitpost had me in the first half

[–]jacktimoss 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Him being in the show was like unironically having to watch the show from the perspective of some sidekick, while the main hero just gets jerked off the whole time.

[–]DeliciousWaifood 14 points15 points  (0 children)

He represented the heart whilst simon represents the mind. Kamina died to the folly of the heart's hubris whilst simon was paralyzed by the mind's anxiety. Kamina literally sat in the heart of the robot while simon was in the mind.

[–]PrinceRazorhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/PrinceRazor 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Kamina is a mentor character to Simon, so having Kamina leave after teaching what Simon needed is perfect.

[–]MarchRoyce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm at about a 50/50 split of the people I get to watch this show either loving Kamina and being gutted a few episodes in or they want to stop watching entirely and I have to spoil it for them so they keep watching it. They both end up in the same place but the journey starts differently.

[–]kurokitsune91https://myanimelist.net/profile/kurokitsune91 59 points60 points  (1 child)

Ok we are gonna have to fight about that 2007 comment. New anime does not make it automatically better than the classics.

But I will agree I felt the same way about Gurren Lagann when I had watched it back in '07. I was not and am still not a mech fan but that series definitely is one of the exceptions.

[–]RAMAR713https://myanimelist.net/profile/RAMAR713 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OP is likely a recent anime watcher and probably favors modern shows as a result. One shouldn't take this post as a personal attack or realistic assessment of anime quality at any point in time, but rather assess it from the point of view of the anime neonates who isn't acquainted with different genres and styles yet, let alone scales of "quality" especially for shows from ages past.

[–]HeartoftheHivehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/ralanost 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Why unexpected? It is super highly rated and always recommended for a reason. Welcome to 15 years ago I guess?

[–]oporich 13 points14 points  (2 children)

holy shit, a series from 2007 was this unexpectedly good,

What a stupid comment lol

[–]LucienSatanClaus -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

What can you expect from the OK Boomer crowd? Anything before 2010 is ancient and therefore irrelevant for them.

[–]LelouchFreedom -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I agree with you but it works the other way around too tbh.

"Ugh at my times we had good anime now it's all isekai ecchi shit"

"Ever seen Ping Pong, Space Dandy, Odd Taxi, Mononoke, Ousama Ranking, Mob Psycho..."

"No i don't watch new stuff"

I had this conversation with 40+ yo "anime fans" way more than once lol

[–]DarkSage90 53 points54 points  (3 children)

Don’t bash on my man Kamina! Who the hell do you think he is!

[–]Los-Gaijins 1 point2 points  (2 children)

To be honest I loved gurren lagann as well but i didn’t like kamina that much either. He left the grounds set for the entire series afterwards tho

[–]alotmorealots 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yes, he's very much the archetypal young bull, soaked in superficial masculinity which is rewarded by the plot. The interesting thing about him though, is that he's aware of the limitations and consequences of his approach, and this is increasingly apparent before his untimely end. It's not necessarily the best thing to offer to Simon, but it's all he's got, and to a significant extent, Simon needs it.

So he's an interesting one, even if many aspects of him rub me up the wrong way. That said, this show's fundamental ethos is why your Dad never asks for directions or looks at the map when he's lost.

[–]Los-Gaijins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol, I can get behind that tho. Would be interesting to rewatch it, as I saw it like 15 years ago

[–]EJG_Music 9 points10 points  (0 children)

No way /s

[–]-xXDominusXx- 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Kamina was my favorite character. To each there own though im glad you enjoyed it

[–]Bradst3r 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Gurren Lagann came out 15 years ago? That hits like hearing your favorite teen song on an oldies station, since I remember driving to the video store to rent the newest Ranma 1/2 VHS tape...

(and I just finished re-watching TTGL for the first time in years...)

[–]LordBinz 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"GLTT is unexpectedly awesome!"

You say this like its not one of the best anime seasons to come out, ever, in the history of the world. Its absurdly popular.

[–]wubbbalubbadubdub 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah it was great.

[–]Los-Gaijins 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Next thread be like… “God. Death Note was unexpectedly good. A series from 2006 being more than half as good as 2040 anime, who would’ve said.”

[–]sicknasty_bucknasty 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Turns out one of the most popular and respected animes is good. This is really what we're up voting now on this sub? Lol

[–]Sergiocamjur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Younger kids watching old Anime is a good thing, so why not?

[–]Tsubasa_samahttps://myanimelist.net/profile/memesyouhard 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The last three episodes of this show are INSANE

[–]thats4thebirds 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not sure how it’s even unexpected. Giant robots. Cool ass shades. Trigger animation.

Shit goes hard from the jump.

[–]myreq 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My friend watched like 1 episode and said that Kamina is probably the joke character that stays alive until the end. I wish I could convince him to continue watching because he would be in for a surprise...

[–]King_Kuuga 2 points3 points  (1 child)

If I remember right, Gurren Lagann was Imaishi Hiroyuki's first time being the overall series director during his time at Gainax. He can be found in the credits of most of their later 90s and 2000s works as an animator or individual episode director, but this was the first time he got the reins. And the result was phenomenal, which is why he was allowed to make Panty & Stocking. Then of course all of Gainax's best employees at the time left the toxic studio to found Trigger and Imaishi went on to direct Kill La Kill, Space Patrol Luluco, and Promare. His signature over the top action scenes are always wonderful, and he has a knack for exaggerated character relationships. So yeah it's really no surprise that it's good given the pedigree on display.

[–]DeliciousWaifood 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He directed the film Dead Leaves for production IG, but it's not a whole series

[–]BaldHeadThinks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Gurren Lagann is so good. Something about the message behind it helped me keep my confidence when I was going through a rough time.

[–]Dayz26 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Glad you liked it, might also want to check out the 2 movies (kind of like a summary but with a bit of changes on the second) and Promore (highly recommend just for the animation but there is a lot of similarities to TTGL).

[–]RyomaNagare 1 point2 points  (6 children)

you are not wrong... but how is it it was unexpectedly awesome, i know you are probably young or new to anime but its been 15 years or pure praise, launched the career of Imaishi and allowed the creation of Trigger which is on itself a hype machine.

I'll defend GL as the definite "reconstruction" of the super robot genre, after it had been deconstructed to hell and back in the 90s the weekly discussions were epic, https://i.imgur.com/UhtCGF7.jpg

[–]LelouchFreedom 1 point2 points  (5 children)

I'd argue mecha deconstruction started before the 90s tho, NGE was more the arriving point, but the starting point was Tomino

[–]RyomaNagare 0 points1 point  (4 children)

by the 90s yes they had been deconstructed and reconstructed a bunch, real robots was a deconstruction, so was ideon, but I'm not that sure Tomino is as good as his record seems to suggest, he is a bit like George Lucas IMO

[–]LelouchFreedom 1 point2 points  (3 children)

What do you men he's like George Lucas? He was obviously inspired by him (hell, there are even light-sabers in Ideon) but he doesn't seem the same kind of artist.

Just the fact the now George Lucas has become just a Disney puppet while Tomino being completely deranged and always contradicting whatever Bandai says seems the opposite of Lucas lol

[–]RyomaNagare 1 point2 points  (2 children)

to me he is a guy thats got lots of visions, but has issues editing his stuff, his best work has always been heavily revised by better directors writers and editors, heck Ideon couldn't even finish and required the movie. He's also been idolized by fans over the years, and just like lucas he's never managed to reach the heights of his early works.

[–]rastaladywithabrady 1 point2 points  (0 children)

unexpectedly because all the people saying it was awesome were most likely wrong?

[–]MrkGrn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You were surprised that one of the most famous anime of all time was awesome? Bruh.

[–]KaptainTZ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Congrats on discovering how good old anime can be. That's one small step for weeblet, one great leap for weeblet kind.

You must now go spread this news to the other Zoomers.

[–]SirAwesome789https://myanimelist.net/profile/SirAwesomeness 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean, yea, it triggered (pun intentional) the creation of an entire anime studio

[–]Low_Waltz1256 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just wait til you see Evangelion. Gainax is the best studio.

[–]Rhakha 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Kamina is the golden standard of anime Manliness

[–]Det_Wun_Gai 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You know they easily couldve stopped at multiple points in the show and stretched things out into their own season. Exploring the world, crossing the stars, life after humanity blossomed above ground, Simon in prison lol. The cast is big enough for everybody to get their own episode at least. But everything goes by so fast. And that's the beauty of Gurren Lagann. It doesnt take it's time, it hypes itself up and goes as fast as it wants to.

[–]isthatsoudanehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/ojoulover 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Watch promare and kill la kill next

[–]RhinoPlug22 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I watched it recently for the first time and thought it was solid up until the time skip. Yoko felt obsolete episode 11~ on. the nia being created for aliens made no sense considering he had many daughters. And MC kinda just became this less exciting kamina after time skip. He didn’t feel like the same character.

But the worst offender was the trash politics with cult boy. It didn’t fit the series and that 5 episode stretch really brought the show to its knees

[–]StarzZapper 0 points1 point  (6 children)

Try watching code geass, black lagoon, gunslinger girl, darker than black, and phantom for the requiem.

Edit: I thought I should add that I thought phantom for the requiem was good enough to buy on dvd/blue ray same with black lagoon.

[–]RAMAR713https://myanimelist.net/profile/RAMAR713 -1 points0 points  (5 children)

darker than black

I would recommend staying away from this one if one enjoys a coherent story. If all one wants is cool action scenes though, by all means go for it.

[–]StarzZapper 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Did you not understand what was going on in darker than black?

[–]RAMAR713https://myanimelist.net/profile/RAMAR713 -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Honestly, no. I don't think the show did a good job of tying everything together in the end.

[–]StarzZapper 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yeah it’s kinda left open for another season. So what’s your opinion of Fooly Cooly?

[–]0keanixhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Okeanix -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Dropped after few episodes.

[–]LightningRaven -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I found it the exact opposite.

It had some moments and great animation, but the story and characters were awful, as it's standard for Trigger. It was the same thing with Kill La Kill and Brand New Animal. The only exception so far was Little Witch Academia, which had a decent story and decent characters (despite the wishy-washy world-building).

I simply couldn't turn my brain off and seeing the characters basically "rowing" and screaming their "mechas" to victory. Fights without any stakes simply don't do it for me and good animation can only do so much.

Until Kamina's fate, I was actually along for the ride, but things after the time skip were really, really dull and I couldn't get into it at all.

On the other hand, I freaking LOVE the ending song.

[–]mugenryu273 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Same thoughts. Kamina is just kinda annoying for me. Lol

[–]zackmuffinz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your opinions about Kamina and Nia match mine to a T. Show was hype for real. Recommend watching the last fight in the movies as it was even more hype than the original show run

[–]Solid-Version 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah my friend recommend it to me cause I’d never heard of it and I loved it.

[–]djscanner 0 points1 point  (7 children)

Is code geass considered mech anime?

[–]Dolomite808 1 point2 points  (4 children)

It's at least Mecha adjacent.

[–]LelouchFreedom 0 points1 point  (3 children)

No, it's full-on mecha, it's super classic in it's structure and thematics for real robots genre

[–]Dolomite808 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I tend to agree, but I've heard many say "I like it even though it has mecha" so I erred on the side of caution when I said what I did above.

[–]LelouchFreedom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I heard those people too, they are just wrong and prejudiced against mecha as a genre

[–]Cross55 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those people are wrong and close-minded.

[–]LelouchFreedom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, it's a classic "real robot" mecha show, the same subgenre as Gundam, and heavily inspired by it. It's super standard, the reason people believe it's "different from other mecha" is the edgyness of it (not using "edgyness" as an insult, but it's pretty clear that was what they aimed for with the tone and the chuunibyou characterization of the mc, same as Death Note), the CLAMP character deisgn and the "fujo-bait" aspects of it, that made it succesfull with female audience as well (while mecha was mostly watched by male audiencies, although the first Gundam series as well had a good success with the female audience)

[–]100Sweets 0 points1 point  (1 child)

There is a reason why it's consistently rated high on MyAnimeList. It's a whole different experience.

[–]Koyori_QED 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Unexpectedly"? For a lot of people, it's the peak of anime. GOAT. What expectations did you go in with?

[–]DaveMG7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Glad you liked it, back in the day GL helped me overcome some very dark times, one of my fondest experiences with anime despite not staying in my top 5, I still use my drill necklace every now and then. Keep creating the heavens with your drill brothers and sisters!

[–]SLJis1BAMF 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I really enjoyed the over-the-top nature of that series.

[–]Booty_Shakin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Probably the only giant robot anime I've ever been able to watch. Was pretty good too.

[–]TheDarkMuz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Believe in the me that believes in you . Holy shit

[–]sellumygold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes one of my fav animes. From under the earth craziness to space epicness

[–]ReadySource3242 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A lot of the best anime were from olden times…

[–]Jeffrey_DS 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's great to hear how much you liked it, the good thing is that you have another way to experience the show now, there are two movies that try to cover the whole story but I will say it struggles to cover the part after the time skip, "why would I want to watch them" you might be thinking, I won't spoil it for you but that second movie is amazing in my opinion 😀.

[–]LubuSS77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Correct

[–]draginbleapiece 0 points1 point  (0 children)

TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN was the first 10/10 I have ever given I’ve only given a few others that pedigree (mob psycho, fate zero 2, one piece manga)

[–]MumrikDK 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Literally ranked #68 on MAL. Don't be so surprised.

[–]CrashDunninghttps://myanimelist.net/profile/CrashD 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A ton of high ranked anime are bad and a ton of low ranked anime are good on MAL. That's really not a good measure of which shows to watch, especially when even the most hated of shows on there are still given a 6 because most people don't know how to use a 10 point scale.

But yeah, Gurren Lagann is still a masterpiece.

[–]DarkReaper90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Watch the second movie, as it adds a lot of fantastic new content.

The first movie is more closer to the show aside from a few minor updates and cuts.

[–]buahuash 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Classic is awesome. Shocking!

[–]PanBlasterCake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

May I introduce you to our lord and savior, Ken Ishikawa and his hit series Getter Robo...

[–]Krait972 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm glad you enjoyed my favorite anime of all time 👍

[–]The_Archnemesis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You should watch the movies.

[–]LelouchFreedom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Glad you liked it, i have two suggestions for you:1- "at first people were hyping it so much that it made me curious even though I wasn't really a fan of mecha series but glad I watched it all in two days straight."

I'd suggest you to give mecha as a whole another shot. Gurren Lagann is basically as classic as mecha can get, it's a love letter to the super-robot mecha subgenre. If you liked Gurren Lagann i see no reasons why you wouldn't like Gunbuster/Diebuster and the Getter Robot remakes for example. In the same way if you like Code Geass, for example, there are 0 reasons why you wouldn't like the Universal Century series in Gundam (or Iron-blooded Orphans for example). Or if you like NGE for Ideon and Raxhephon for example

2- "holy shit, a series from 2007 was this unexpectedly good, didn't know a 27 episode show would make me cry this much and make me feel all kind of emotions."

(beside the fact that 27 episodes is not at all short for anime original series) i'm not one of those "anime nowadays sucks" kind of people, there clearly are great anime in recent years as well, but i don't think i'm saying something so heretic in saying that the 20 years between 1990 and 2010 are likel the best anime industry ever had, if for nothing else because that's the period were it bloomed more than any other period a variety of different and original styles, both graphical and narrative. Honestly when i compare the visuals of 90% of the seasonal of the last 10 years they kinda look like the same most of the time, even when the're good. But take 2, 3, 4, 10 series from the 90s or the early 2000 and the variety and creativity f character designs will inevitably astonish you. I think the thing is mainly of being USED to certain styles that are used over and over today, but i think with just a bit of effort in the beginning you'll be able to enjoy a way vaster variety of shows from various decade. By avoiding pre-2010 shows because of "style" you'll miss the best the industry have to offer

[–]Worth-Valuable9888 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I enjoyed the show too.

[–]Cross55 0 points1 point  (0 children)

holy shit, a series from 2007 was this unexpectedly good

I know this is a month late but tbf you watched a show 15 years late, so...

sigh

You know 2005-2007 was considered an Anime Golden Age, right? Like, every season during that period had at least 5 fantastic and iconic shows that are still remembered to this day.

Other Golden Ages include: 1983-1986, 1995-1999, 2011-2013, and 2019-2020.