History Manga / GiantRobo

26th Aug '16 2:19:16 PM MarkLungo
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* ThisCannotbe / BigNo: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00RjATZasNo See here]]

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* ThisCannotbe / BigNo: ThisCannotBe[=/=]BigNo: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00RjATZasNo See here]]
26th Aug '16 2:18:25 PM MarkLungo
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Oh and don't pay any attention to the synopsis above, or let the art style and KidHero [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids fool you into thinking this is a kids' series]] in the vein of ''GIJoe'' or ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}''. ''Giant Robo'''s plot starts off slow and deceptively [[ClicheStorm cliché-ridden]], with a blatant MadScientist and McGuffin driving the first half of the plot, and then we get the WhamEpisode, rewriting the entire premise, beating the snot out of the good guys and resulting in several major characters getting KilledOffForReal. It's not the first, or even the most dramatic.

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Oh and don't pay any attention to the synopsis above, or let the art style and KidHero [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids fool you into thinking this is a kids' series]] in the vein of ''GIJoe'' ''Franchise/GIJoe'' or ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}''. ''Giant Robo'''s plot starts off slow and deceptively [[ClicheStorm cliché-ridden]], with a blatant MadScientist and McGuffin driving the first half of the plot, and then we get the WhamEpisode, rewriting the entire premise, beating the snot out of the good guys and resulting in several major characters getting KilledOffForReal. It's not the first, or even the most dramatic.
20th May '16 10:38:59 AM Robotech_Master
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* WhoWearsShortShorts: Daisaku wears these.

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* WhoWearsShortShorts: Daisaku wears these.theseŚwith a suit jacket. (It's a Japanese school uniform.)
24th Apr '16 4:19:57 PM nebulam7-8
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An ([[CrazyAwesome unholy]]) amalgamation of Wuxia, Superheroes, Creator/RichardWagner, [[HumongousMecha Mecha Anime]] and pure insanity, ''Giant Robo: The Day The Earth Stood Still'' is notable for being an early and rather impressive example of the MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, formed when director Yasuhiro (''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'') Imagawa was told that he couldn't use any of the supporting characters from the manga or TV versions of the ''Giant Robo'' story. Struck by inspiration, he instead decided to instead take characters from the rest of original creator Mitsuteru Yokoyama's work, including ''Babel II'', ''Manga/SallyTheWitch'', ''Anime/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', ''Akakage'' and many others. To add to the effect he decided to draw them all in Yokoyama's classic 1960s style, along with a [[{{Zeerust}} retro-futuristic world]] set in an alternate 1920s populated by {{Ninja}}, ancient Chinese warriors, [[BadassInANiceSuit Sharp Suited Businessmen]] and {{Badass Longcoat}}s walking side by side.

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An ([[CrazyAwesome unholy]]) amalgamation of Wuxia, Superheroes, Creator/RichardWagner, [[HumongousMecha Mecha Anime]] and pure insanity, ''Giant Robo: The Day The Earth Stood Still'' is notable for being an early and rather impressive example of the MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, formed when director Yasuhiro (''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'') Imagawa was told that he couldn't use any of the supporting characters from the manga or TV versions of the ''Giant Robo'' story. Struck by inspiration, he instead decided to instead take characters from the rest of original creator Mitsuteru Yokoyama's work, including ''Babel II'', ''Manga/SallyTheWitch'', ''Anime/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', ''Akakage'' and many others. To add to the effect he decided to draw them all in Yokoyama's classic 1960s style, along with a [[{{Zeerust}} retro-futuristic world]] set in an alternate 1920s populated by {{Ninja}}, ancient Chinese warriors, [[BadassInANiceSuit Sharp Suited Businessmen]] and {{Badass Longcoat}}s walking side by side.
4th Feb '16 2:05:33 AM hello86
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** Taiso (Dai Zong), Tetsugyu ("Iron Ox"/Li Kui), Youshi (Yang Zhi), Kosonsho Issei (Gongsun Shen), Koushin (Huang Xin), Kaei (Hua Rong), Kaihou and Kaichin (Xie Bao and Xie Zhen), Shutsu (Zhou Tong), the Fishermen Brothers (Ruan Xiaoer, Xiaowu, Xiaoqi), Hanzui (Fan Rui), Richu (Li Zhong) and Goyo (Wu Yong) all hail from ''Suikoden'' (''Literature/WaterMargin'').

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** Taiso (Dai Zong), Tetsugyu ("Iron Ox"/Li Kui), Youshi (Yang Zhi), Kosonsho Issei (Gongsun Shen), Koushin (Huang Xin), Kaei (Hua Rong), Kaihou and Kaichin (Xie Bao and Xie Zhen), Shutsu (Zhou Tong), the Fishermen Brothers (Ruan Xiaoer, Xiaowu, Xiaoqi), Hanzui (Fan Rui), Richu (Li Zhong) and Zhong), Goyo (Wu Yong) Yong), Zangetsu (Han Tao) and Ko-Enshaku (Huyan Zhuo) all hail from ''Suikoden'' (''Literature/WaterMargin'').
4th Feb '16 1:48:51 AM hello86
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** Taiso (Dai Zong), Tetsugyu ("Iron Ox"/Li Kui), Youshi (Yang Zhi), Issei (Gongsun Shen), Koushin, Kaei (Hua Rong), Kaihou and Koshin (Xie Zhen and Xie Bao), Shutsu, the Fishermen Brothers (Ruan Xiaoer, Xiaowu, Xiaoqi), Hanzui (Fan Rui), Goyo, Kosonsho, and Jujoji all hail from ''Suikoden'' (''Literature/WaterMargin'').
** Cho-Katsu Komei is from ''Yokoyama Mitsuteru Sangokushi'' ("[=Records/=]RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms"), better known as Zhuge Liang.

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** Taiso (Dai Zong), Tetsugyu ("Iron Ox"/Li Kui), Youshi (Yang Zhi), Kosonsho Issei (Gongsun Shen), Koushin, Koushin (Huang Xin), Kaei (Hua Rong), Kaihou and Koshin Kaichin (Xie Zhen Bao and Xie Bao), Shutsu, Zhen), Shutsu (Zhou Tong), the Fishermen Brothers (Ruan Xiaoer, Xiaowu, Xiaoqi), Hanzui (Fan Rui), Goyo, Kosonsho, Richu (Li Zhong) and Jujoji Goyo (Wu Yong) all hail from ''Suikoden'' (''Literature/WaterMargin'').
** Cho-Katsu Komei is (Zhuge Liang) and Jujojii (Zhang Rang) are from ''Yokoyama Mitsuteru Sangokushi'' ("[=Records/=]RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms"), better known as Zhuge Liang.("[=Records/=]RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms").
24th Jan '16 11:34:25 AM arisboch
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* PuttingOnTheReich: The "Big Fire" organization wants to conquer the world using superweapons, has a copy of the Hitler salute (the straight-arm salute with the right hand and transforming "Heil Hitler" into "Hail, Big Fire! Allegiance or death!").

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* PuttingOnTheReich: The "Big Fire" villainous organization wants to conquer the world using superweapons, superweapons and has a copy of even copied the Hitler salute (the straight-arm salute with the right hand and transforming "Heil Hitler" into "Hail, Big Fire! Allegiance or death!").
24th Jan '16 10:37:56 AM arisboch
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* PuttingOnTheReich: The "Big Fire" organization wants to conquer the world using superweapons, has a copy of the Hitler salute (the straight-arm salute with the right hand and transforming "Heil Hitler" into "Hail, Big Fire! Allegiance or death!").
20th Jan '16 8:30:14 AM Willbyr
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See also: ''Anime/ShinMazinger'', another great SuperRobot series by Yasuhiro Imagawa. Like GiantRobo, it is a revival of a classic series and involves heavy crossover from the [[GoNagai original artist's]] entire body of work. Alternatively, the 2004 ''Tetsujin 28" anime, also directed by Imagawa based on another famous Yokoyama story with similar design aesthetics, a few bits of RetroactiveRecognition (Kenji Murasame and the Black Ox most notably.

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See also: ''Anime/ShinMazinger'', another great SuperRobot series by Yasuhiro Imagawa. Like GiantRobo, ''Giant Robo'', it is a revival of a classic series and involves heavy crossover from the [[GoNagai original artist's]] entire body of work. Alternatively, the 2004 ''Tetsujin 28" anime, also directed by Imagawa based on another famous Yokoyama story with similar design aesthetics, a few bits of RetroactiveRecognition (Kenji Murasame and the Black Ox most notably.
19th Dec '15 8:07:49 PM nombretomado
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See also: ''ShinMazinger'', another great SuperRobot series by Yasuhiro Imagawa. Like GiantRobo, it is a revival of a classic series and involves heavy crossover from the [[GoNagai original artist's]] entire body of work. Alternatively, the 2004 ''Tetsujin 28" anime, also directed by Imagawa based on another famous Yokoyama story with similar design aesthetics, a few bits of RetroactiveRecognition (Kenji Murasame and the Black Ox most notably.

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See also: ''ShinMazinger'', ''Anime/ShinMazinger'', another great SuperRobot series by Yasuhiro Imagawa. Like GiantRobo, it is a revival of a classic series and involves heavy crossover from the [[GoNagai original artist's]] entire body of work. Alternatively, the 2004 ''Tetsujin 28" anime, also directed by Imagawa based on another famous Yokoyama story with similar design aesthetics, a few bits of RetroactiveRecognition (Kenji Murasame and the Black Ox most notably.
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