History Anime / Zambot3

13th Oct '15 8:41:15 PM DarkHunter
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Super Robot Wars is a game, not a trope.
* 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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Unbuild trope does not belong, the genre had been running a while.
* {{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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Images go to the right.
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Zambot3.jpg [[caption-width:300:{{Destructive Savior}}s, child abuse, and KillEmAll, ''oh my!'']]
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http://static.[[quoteright:303:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Zambot3.jpg [[caption-width:300:{{Destructive jpg]] [[caption-width-right:303:{{Destructive Savior}}s, child abuse, and KillEmAll, ''oh my!'']]
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.
9th Jan '14 8:00:29 PM Montegoraon
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* FantasticallyIndifferent: When Kouzuki finds out that Kappei and his family are aliens, he responds with a blase "Man... I knew it would be something like that."
30th Dec '13 2:53:28 PM SCDifference
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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 something 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 came to earth chasing after the survivors of another planet they ruined, who came [[AlienAmongUs to live and hide on earth.]] However, they left behind two weapons - [[CoolStarship King Beal]] and [[SuperRobot Zambot 3]]. Cue MonsterOfTheWeek format. Still, the show stands out because it isn't ''just'' 'MonsterOfTheWeek.' As our lead hero Kapei 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 result ''would'' have been a turning point for the HumongousMecha Genre had it caught on, with greater maturity&sophistication, and a ''much'' darker tone, then quite a few shows that had come out by than. But alas, this wasn't to be, and it wouldn't be until a couple of years later when Gundam and the invention of the RealRobot genre came along that the next big advance in the HumongousMecha genre would occur. (Made by [[YoshiyukiTomino the same guy at ''this'' show, no less!]]) It occasionally gets featured in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', where it usually has a high chance to appear together with its successor ''{{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 avoids the KillEmAll ending.
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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 something 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 came to earth are chasing after the survivors of another planet they ruined, who came [[AlienAmongUs to live and hide on earth.]] However, they these refugees left behind two weapons - [[CoolStarship King Beal]] and [[SuperRobot Zambot 3]].3]], for their descendants to use. Cue MonsterOfTheWeek format. Still, the show stands out because it isn't ''just'' 'MonsterOfTheWeek.' As our lead hero Kapei 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 result ''would'' results would have been a turning point for the HumongousMecha Genre had it caught on, with greater maturity&sophistication, maturity and sophistication in the storytelling and a ''much'' much darker tone, then quite a few shows that had come out by than. atmosphere. But alas, this wasn't to be, and it wouldn't be until a couple of years later later, when Gundam was broadcast and the invention of the RealRobot genre came along was invented, that the next big advance in the HumongousMecha genre would occur. (Made occur (both shows were directed by [[YoshiyukiTomino the same guy at ''this'' show, guy]], no less!]]) less!). It occasionally gets featured in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', where it usually has a high chance to appear together with its successor 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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