Mecha: The Rise & Fall of Giant Robots

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The Goat : Pacific Rim is still the best live action anime adaptation as far as I'm concerned.

Manrisa Kirisame : Chicks dig Giant Robots.

Dimitrisaurus : Attack on Titan is actually a mecha anime where humans pilot giant meat robots. So you could say that mecha anime are as popular as ever.

Eric Husemann : Bet all the people who said Franxx would be what the Mecha genre needed feel silly now.

DarthSparhawk : It is not dying, it is actually attacking mainstream cinema and western cartoons. Gundam was in Ready Player One, there are now two Pacific Rim movies, Transformers are ever popular and Voltron returned.

ZDY : Mecha is (not) dying

mewofforcena : 'Idols killed mecha anime'? BAHAHA-no. Idols killed anime. Ever been to akihabara recently? Jesus breakdancing christ, it's everywhere.

Cyril Gigee : The music in this video is great.

Crunchy Mouse : Darling in the FranXX will save mecha prolly

Abel Esperanz : Gundam Seed was the entry for me NTR cucking was really traumatizing for a 12 yr old child :^V

LemonOVA : Iron Man 2 is my favorite Mech Anime

KageRyuuUji : Perhaps mecha fans are just tired of watching anime about giant fighting robots, and instead have made games about giant fighting robots, or gone the distance and set about making giant fighting robots for real.

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Loren Smith : The Giant Robots were wiped out by a Flood of Idols.

Lin Yen Chin : Amuro teaches us to embrace the light within the Human Heart. Gundam will only die when the light within the Human heart has died.

Titus : You can't make hentai out of Giant Robots ... Unless you're in to that stuff too....

Dinohunterjosh : 1:19 when I hear that song, all I can think of is Hellsing Ultimate Abridged. Major: This song was chosen for... ironic reasons. The best of reasons.

Gamzee Ampora : god dammit as if we needed another reason to detest idols

Kei kato : Iron blooded orphans never failed

Dave Marx : 😣 weEeh. It's like one of my Japanese Animes. - memory of Hal Emmerich

Daitomodachi : To this day, Gurren Lagann and Code Geass are two of my favorite animes of all time, even though I'm not really a fan of the mecha genre. As for how mechas are to survive, they going to have to adapt to the changing landscape as well. Instead of a focus on war, they should put an emphasis smaller scale conflicts on social issues and the impact of the internet on today's culture (even though I think some do)... Oh and more waifus. Can't forget about the waifus.

Matt Britton : I SEE GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT! INSTANT LIKE!

Steve Gravel : The show that introduced me to mecha was Ufo Robot Grandizer (or as I know it as: Goldorak) and you barely mention it. :( Ok, it was Mazinger Z's 3rd robot, and not that popular in Japan, but it was really popular in Europe and in North America's French community. Still have a cult following and blu ray releases as in today.

ImmaLittlePip : Tetsugen? I think you mean *GIGANTOR! GIGANTOR! GIGAAAAAAAAAAAMTOOOOOOOR*

Antony Shannon : We get it, Gigguk really likes Code Geass and Gurren Laggan. That doesn't make 2000-2010 the "Golden age of mecha" Considering how this video barely mentions things like Ideon (a major influence for Eva) or thinks Sunrise makes more money off of idols...Well this is an entertaining video but it's full of nonsense. It's good enough to entertain but it's not a well researched at all.

Hector Hernandez : Giant Robots are F***ing Awesome !

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Mochikou : Voltes V. That's all I'm going to say.

Rayzarke : 6:47 “Char Aznable says let the purge begin !”

Jeffrey Canzani : Mecha has actuallly made an incredible resurgence. Gundam Origin (both the incredible manga and the Films) are an amazing, mature retelling of the greatest mecha ever made- the original MS Gundam. That, plus Gundam Unicorn, which was the pinnacle of modern day UC era timeline, show us that quality is better than quantity in this new decade of mecha. The redone Code Geass Films, Darling in the Franxx, IBO, the list of well written and masterfully made Mecha is quite impressive.

The Ace Of Spades : Ahhhhh yes... The countless hours and money I spent on building Gundam figures incorrectly

Tad Ghostal : well I'm going to watch some more full metal panic now

Tyler Jones : Your choice of music in this episode is on point! I love Radiohead.

Luis Inigo : It sounds like the Mecha anime genre has a very similar history as Rock(music genre) both had industry defining projects that is part of western(rock) and Japanese(Mecha) pop cultures. With both having it’s beginnings with wars. And also rock is in the same state as Mecha today, a shadow of its formal self being overshadowed by other genres like Hip Hop and electronic/EDM music. However like Mecha it has hope in the future to innovate and become more mainstream like it once was from the 60s to 90s.

Kelvin Arnold : This video makes me smile but when he gets to the future part I got sad and damn near cried.

There's a starman waiting in the sky : Gurren Lagann is a masterpiece.

shrk128 : tengen toppa guren lagaan was amazing. then the ending happened. then i hated it for cukcing me.

xxprogamerxx XD : I just started watching gundam so i am a new gundam fan lol

TekkaSage : Evangelion is not the Starwars of Japan. MS Gundam is. Evangelion never got a 1:1 scale build in Japan nor a western movie spot light in a major blockbuster movie. It never generated the global reaction that Gundam got. Go home Gigguk, you're drunk.

MV Master : Eureka 7 FMP Code Geass Big O Gurren Laggon Gundam Knights of Sidonia Muv Luv/Scwarzesmarken loved all of them

Nkanyiso Innocent Khwane : Brilliant Documentary

Earthling Rob : Chicks dig giant robots.

Kioku : Guess what guys I liked gundam seed

j s : Mecha shows i've watched and recommend, MS Gundam: iron blooded orphans (2seasons); gundam seed; gundam seed destiny; 08th MS team; aldnoah zero (2seasons), gundam 00 (2seasons); break blade; Gundam thunderbolt.

眩暈夢 : 2010s - The decline of mecha. Coincidence? I thought the decline was in the 2000s. My senpai thought it was in the 1990s. See where I'm going with this?

Lelouch Yagami : I don't like mecha anime but I liked every anime I watched that had a mecha in it. Help?

Shy Buster : I would have liked a mention to the best Cross-Over Video Game Series ever made : Super Robot Wars.

Kal El : Mecha will live forever only because of the old golden age. the classics never die

Soundbust 11 : Well gundam seems to be expanding more westward with an upcoming live action film by legendary and also appeared in VRchat: The Movie

Matt Wheaton : If y'all ask me, the 80s was not only the golden age of mecha anime, it was the golden age of anime, period. People who claim that Code Geass and Gurren Lagann are the pinnacle of mecha anime as far as storytelling and character development go clearly have not even known of the true great ones of yore. I'm talkin' the likes of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Armored Trooper VOTOMS, Aura Battler Dunbine, Blue Meteor SPT Layzner, Aim for the Top Gunbuster, Super Beast Machine God Dancouga, Giant Gorg, Mobile Police Patlabor, Bubblegum Crisis, Megazone 23, and all of 'em have far and away superior storytelling to the likes of said Code Geass and Gurren Lagann. And then of course I'm expecting a massive ass deluge of ignoramuses and dunderfucks uttering the very same regurgitated verbal diarrhea that's been debunked by far better people than me with them saying "mecha is the worst genre in the known history of mankind, only basement dwelling perma-virgins and manbabies enjoy this tripe" or "mecha is just fucking stupid, it's just nothing but giant robot battle after giant robot battle with no rhyme or reason and besides giant robots as a concept even is the dumbest idea ever" or my personal favorite "I'm glad mecha is on its way out, I say good riddance to utter garbage anime by utter garbage people who think Heavy Metal is an actual musical genre, *HELLOOOOOOOO NEWFLASH RETARDS, HEAVY METAL ISN'T MUSIC AND SHOULDN'T EVEN BE CONSIDERED MUSIC, LISTEN TO BETTER MUSIC LIKE NICKELBACK LOSERS"*