History Anime / Zambot3

13th Jul '16 2:13:51 AM WolfThunder
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13th Jul '16 2:13:28 AM WolfThunder
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It occasionally gets featured in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', where it usually has a high chance to appear together with its SpiritualSuccessor ''Anime/{{Daitarn 3}}'' (in fact it can't seem to exist without Daitarn in SRW), thus they could do combination attacks together. This, however, is mostly offset with the lessening of its [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids brutal nature and child abuse]]. Its appearance in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'' rectifies this to a degree, by showing how the abuse takes its toll. But it still (barely) avoids the KillEmAll ending.
13th Oct '15 8:41:15 PM DarkHunter
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* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars4'', ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2'', ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance'', ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsReversal'', ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'', and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars64''.
23rd Jul '15 6:56:06 PM nombretomado
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Still, the show stands out because it isn't ''just'' 'MonsterOfTheWeek.' As our lead hero Kappei Jin and his allies fight the Gaizok, ''countless'' homes and towns are [[DestructiveSavior demolished in the process]], and whereas some later series such as, say, MegasXLR would just play it all for laughs, Zambot [[{{Deconstruction}} plays it all completely straight]]. The results would have been a turning point for the HumongousMecha Genre had it caught on, with greater maturity and sophistication in the storytelling and a much darker atmosphere. But alas, this wasn't to be, and it wouldn't be until a couple of years later, when Gundam was broadcast and the RealRobot genre was invented, that the next big advance in the HumongousMecha genre would occur (both shows were directed by [[YoshiyukiTomino the same guy]], no less!).

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Still, the show stands out because it isn't ''just'' 'MonsterOfTheWeek.' As our lead hero Kappei Jin and his allies fight the Gaizok, ''countless'' homes and towns are [[DestructiveSavior demolished in the process]], and whereas some later series such as, say, MegasXLR WesternAnimation/MegasXLR would just play it all for laughs, Zambot [[{{Deconstruction}} plays it all completely straight]]. The results would have been a turning point for the HumongousMecha Genre had it caught on, with greater maturity and sophistication in the storytelling and a much darker atmosphere. But alas, this wasn't to be, and it wouldn't be until a couple of years later, when Gundam was broadcast and the RealRobot genre was invented, that the next big advance in the HumongousMecha genre would occur (both shows were directed by [[YoshiyukiTomino the same guy]], no less!).
1st Jun '15 7:34:59 PM nombretomado
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It occasionally gets featured in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', where it usually has a high chance to appear together with its SpiritualSuccessor ''{{Daitarn 3}}'' (in fact it can't seem to exist without Daitarn in SRW), thus they could do combination attacks together. This, however, is mostly offset with the lessening of its [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids brutal nature and child abuse]]. Its appearance in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'' rectifies this to a degree, by showing how the abuse takes its toll. But it still (barely) avoids the KillEmAll ending.

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It occasionally gets featured in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', where it usually has a high chance to appear together with its SpiritualSuccessor ''{{Daitarn ''Anime/{{Daitarn 3}}'' (in fact it can't seem to exist without Daitarn in SRW), thus they could do combination attacks together. This, however, is mostly offset with the lessening of its [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids brutal nature and child abuse]]. Its appearance in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'' rectifies this to a degree, by showing how the abuse takes its toll. But it still (barely) avoids the KillEmAll ending.



* SpiritualSuccessor: {{Daitarn 3}}

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* SpiritualSuccessor: {{Daitarn Anime/{{Daitarn 3}}
21st Mar '15 9:50:43 AM sugarpony
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''Zambot 3'', or more fully, ''Invincible Super Man Zambot 3'', is a 1977 anime series by long-standing mecha anime studio {{Sunrise}} and YoshiyukiTomino. Despite consisting of pretty standard SuperRobot fare, ''Zambot 3'' stands out for three things, with the first two coming out of the third. Firstly, it had somewhat of a DownerEnding. Secondly, it featured [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids child abuse]] on an unprecedented level for a childrens show. And thirdly, it was one the earliest (if not ''the'' earliest,) attempts at a Deconstruction of the SuperRobot genre. The general story is that [[AlienInvasion Earth is being invaded by aliens known as the Gaizok]], which are chasing after the survivors of another planet they ruined, who came [[AlienAmongUs to live and hide on earth.]] However, these refugees left behind two weapons - [[CoolStarship King Beal]] and [[SuperRobot Zambot 3]], for their descendants to use. Cue MonsterOfTheWeek format.

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''Zambot 3'', or more fully, ''Invincible Super Man Zambot 3'', is a 1977 anime series by long-standing mecha anime studio {{Sunrise}} and YoshiyukiTomino. Despite consisting of pretty standard SuperRobot fare, ''Zambot 3'' stands out for three things, with the first two coming out of the third. Firstly, it had somewhat of a DownerEnding. Secondly, it featured [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids child abuse]] on an unprecedented level for a childrens show. And thirdly, it was one of the earliest (if not ''the'' earliest,) attempts at a Deconstruction of the SuperRobot genre. The general story is that [[AlienInvasion Earth is being invaded by aliens known as the Gaizok]], which are chasing after the survivors of another planet they ruined, who came [[AlienAmongUs to live and hide on earth.]] However, these refugees left behind two weapons - [[CoolStarship King Beal]] and [[SuperRobot Zambot 3]], for their descendants to use. Cue MonsterOfTheWeek format.
14th Sep '14 11:24:54 AM RJSavoy
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* {{Deconstruction}}: One of the first, if not ''the'' first, when it comes to [[SuperRobot Super Robot's]]. However, the show just never really caught on, though recently, it's started to get a bit more attention.
* DestructiveSaviour: This series PERSONIFIES this trope. Yoshiyuki KillEmAll Tomino went to extreme lengths to show why it is not a good idea getting two HumongousMecha fighting in a populated area. Although [[KidHero the children piloting]] Zambot stop the [=MechaBoost=], they caused enormous amount of damage, ([[UngratefulBastard which does nothing to convince the Earth folks who hate them they are ON its side]]).

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* {{Deconstruction}}: One of the first, if not ''the'' first, when it comes to [[SuperRobot the Super Robot's]].Robot genre]], eighteen years before ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. However, the show just never really caught on, though recently, it's started to get a bit more attention.
* DestructiveSaviour: This series PERSONIFIES this trope. Yoshiyuki KillEmAll Tomino went to extreme lengths to show why it is not a good idea getting two HumongousMecha fighting in a populated area. Although [[KidHero the children piloting]] Zambot stop the [=MechaBoost=], they caused enormous amount of damage, ([[UngratefulBastard ([[HeroWithBadPublicity which does nothing to convince the Earth folks who hate them they are ON its side]]).



* UnbuiltTrope: Could be considered a {{Deconstruction}} of SuperRobot anime, ''decades'' before ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and ''{{Bokurano}}'' came out.
31st Mar '14 2:52:07 AM Discontent
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5th Mar '14 11:44:25 AM Psyga315
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Still, the show stands out because it isn't ''just'' 'MonsterOfTheWeek.' As our lead hero Kappei Jin and his allies fight the Gaizok, ''countless'' homes and towns are [[DestructiveSavior demolished in the process]], and whereas some later series such as, say, MegasXLR would just play it all for laughs, Zambot plays it all completely straight. The results would have been a turning point for the HumongousMecha Genre had it caught on, with greater maturity and sophistication in the storytelling and a much darker atmosphere. But alas, this wasn't to be, and it wouldn't be until a couple of years later, when Gundam was broadcast and the RealRobot genre was invented, that the next big advance in the HumongousMecha genre would occur (both shows were directed by [[YoshiyukiTomino the same guy]], no less!).

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Still, the show stands out because it isn't ''just'' 'MonsterOfTheWeek.' As our lead hero Kappei Jin and his allies fight the Gaizok, ''countless'' homes and towns are [[DestructiveSavior demolished in the process]], and whereas some later series such as, say, MegasXLR would just play it all for laughs, Zambot [[{{Deconstruction}} plays it all completely straight.straight]]. The results would have been a turning point for the HumongousMecha Genre had it caught on, with greater maturity and sophistication in the storytelling and a much darker atmosphere. But alas, this wasn't to be, and it wouldn't be until a couple of years later, when Gundam was broadcast and the RealRobot genre was invented, that the next big advance in the HumongousMecha genre would occur (both shows were directed by [[YoshiyukiTomino the same guy]], no less!).
9th Feb '14 6:37:48 PM stairwalker
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* AttackItsWeakPoint: Most Mecha-Boosts are so heavily armoured that this is the only way to defeat them.



* CombiningMecha

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* CombiningMechaCombiningMecha: Zambot 3 is formed by combining the Zambo Ace, Zambull and Zambase.
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