: THREE REPORTS ON OLD ROBOT CARTOONS FOLLOWED BY ONE REPORT ON OLD COMEDY CARTOON. MAY BE BORING IF YOU ONLY LIKE "MOE" AND "KAWAII" CARTOONS.
Gundam 0083 was pretty alright. Uraki wasn't the most interesting protagonist, but I enjoyed having a competent pilot instead of stupid newtype magic. The stuff with Monsha in the early episodes was pretty annoying, but it got better as things went on. Gato's a cool dude and the mecha fights & animation were great. Story was p whatever, but the show had some rad tunes to back everything up and that made up for any shortcomings for me. I liked it more than F91, but less than Zeta.
Currently in the midst of a short break from Gundam before jumping into Victory since I don't wanna burn out on another 50 episode series. Might also rewatch 0079 since it's been quite a few years since I first saw it. gotta keep things fresh y'know
Jumped back into VOTOMS, watched The Last Red Shoulder and Armor Hunter Mellowlink. Red Shoulder didn't really thrill me, just felt like the television show but more rushed. Doesn't really make me want to immediately jump into the other OVAs, but I'll probably get around to them at some point anyway. Mellowlink on the other hand was fantastic. Not much to write home about on the story, but that's okay because every episode had a unique setting, style, antagonist, and feel. Constantly keeping things fresh with the simple revenge formula and a "good enough to get the job done" turnaround at the end for the final battle. Great stuff, I want more like this.
Then I finally gave Golden Boy a watch, something I've been meaning to do for years. The animation in this was fantastic, far better than I expected it to be. Jokes were solid and rarely fell flat. Characters were wacky and exaggerated, but not to the point of being a turn off. The perfect amount of ridiculousness. Tons of fun. On a NG related note, I noticed that this was clearly a huge inspiration for Egoraptor's good ol' Awesome series.