History YMMV / Voltron

26th Jul '16 2:18:55 AM TitoMosquito
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* BrokenBase: Voltron Vs. Anime/GoLion, which was the better show? There have been plenty who strongly preferred [=GoLion=] due to its grim DarkerAndEdgier dramatic style that is far easier to take it seriously compared to Voltron. Some have even hated WEP for butchering a dark and intense Mecha anime series by turning it into a {{Narm}}-filled LighterAndSofter generic Mecha Anime {{Macekre}} [[MerchandiseDriven just for the sake of cashing in on Voltron's merchandise]]. Some [=GoLion=] fans often make accusations that the only reason why anyone would still like Voltron is strictly due to nostalgia. However, there are those who still openly like Voltron even being well aware of how different it was compared to the original Japanese series. Some would even go so far as to prefer Voltron and find that some of the changes were actually an improvement. Some of them would also accuse [=GoLion=] of being a fairly generic grimdark anime that relied on gory violent scenes just for the sake of cheap shock value...despite still being a giant robot anime based on a multicolored lion robot. There's also been mention of how over time Lotor became a bit more of a conflicted and rounded character in Voltron compared to how he was a one-dimensional depraved CompleteMonster in the original. And of course one of the biggest reasons why anyone would prefer Voltron over [=GoLion=] was Sven/Shirogane's fate as noted under the {{Woolseyism}} entry below that even Japanese viewers preffered the idea of Sven getting injured than making a comeback over him getting KilledOffForReal early.

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* BrokenBase: Voltron Vs. Anime/GoLion, which was the better show? There have been plenty who strongly preferred [=GoLion=] due to its grim DarkerAndEdgier dramatic style that is far easier to take it seriously compared to Voltron. Some have even hated WEP for butchering a dark and intense Mecha anime series by turning it into a {{Narm}}-filled LighterAndSofter generic Mecha Anime {{Macekre}} [[MerchandiseDriven just for the sake of cashing in on Voltron's merchandise]]. Some [=GoLion=] fans often make accusations that the only reason why anyone would still like Voltron is strictly due to nostalgia. However, there are those who still openly like Voltron even being well aware of how different it was compared to the original Japanese series. Some would even go so far as to prefer Voltron and find that some of the changes were actually an improvement. Some of them would also accuse [=GoLion=] of being a fairly generic grimdark anime that relied on gory violent scenes just for the sake of cheap shock value...despite still being a giant robot anime based on a multicolored lion robot. There's also been mention of how over time Lotor became a bit more of a conflicted and rounded character in Voltron compared to how he was a one-dimensional depraved CompleteMonster in the original. And of course one of the biggest reasons why anyone would prefer Voltron over [=GoLion=] was Sven/Shirogane's fate as noted under the {{Woolseyism}} entry below that even Japanese viewers preffered preferred the idea of Sven getting injured than then making a comeback over him getting KilledOffForReal early.
24th Jul '16 1:11:13 AM TitoMosquito
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** [[spoiler:Which becomes HilariousInHindsight when he was {{Gender Flip}}ped in the reboot series.]]
15th Jul '16 5:47:44 AM Michael_McManus
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* NarmCharm: Sven's Norwegian accent is completely ridiculous and out of place. He's still the show's EnsembleDarkhorse.
16th Jun '16 4:05:48 PM RichardX1
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Whatever else you might think of the show, that central theme is remembered by millions for a ''reason''. (Well, okay, [[EarWorm two reasons]].)



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Whatever else you might think of the show, that central theme is remembered by millions for a ''reason''. (Well, okay, [[EarWorm two reasons]].)
13th Jun '16 6:22:03 PM luisedgarf
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* {{Woolseyism}}: In the Mexican Spanish dub, the ''Loved by good, feared by evil'' line in the opening of both series was translated as ''Amado por los justos, temido por los cobardes'' (Loved by the just, Feared by the cowards), who sounds probably more epic than the English version.
12th Jun '16 11:25:10 PM TitoMosquito
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* HilariousInHindsight: One episode has Lance taking the Blue Lion. In the reboot series, Keith, Lance and Shiro (Sven) now pilot Lions that match their uniform colors as opposed to previous [[WesternAnimation/VoltronTheThirdDimension sequel]] [[WesternAnimation/VoltronForce series]] having them wear uniforms matching their Lion colors.
11th Jun '16 6:05:36 PM Pren
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* ViewerGenderConfusion: ''So'' many kids thought Pidge was a girl.
26th Apr '16 7:29:59 PM TitoMosquito
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* NightmareFuel: In episode 2, the scene where the space explorers travel through a foggy woods and hear a lion's roar is pretty unsettling.
19th Apr '16 9:21:15 AM Berrenta
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* GetOnWithItAlready: The titular character doesn't show up (except in flashbacks) until the end of episode four, and getting the story to that point is agonizingly slow at times.
* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff GoLion Is Big In America]]: ''Voltron'' is far better known in America than ''[=GoLion=]'' is in Japan. In fact, ''[=GoLion=]'' is almost forgotten there. This is because when the show premiered in Japan, there were already ''tons'' of transforming/combining mecha shows on airwaves, while in America it was pretty much the only show of its kind (not to mention it had to compete with Super Sentai in Japan too, which America didn't get until the early 90s with ''Franchise/PowerRangers'').

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* GetOnWithItAlready: The titular character doesn't show up (except in flashbacks) until the end of episode four, and getting the story to that point is agonizingly slow at times.
* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff GoLion Is Big In America]]:
GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ''Voltron'' is far better known in America than ''[=GoLion=]'' is in Japan. In fact, ''[=GoLion=]'' is almost forgotten there. This is because when the show premiered in Japan, there were already ''tons'' of transforming/combining mecha shows on airwaves, while in America it was pretty much the only show of its kind (not to mention it had to compete with Super Sentai in Japan too, which America didn't get until the early 90s with ''Franchise/PowerRangers'').


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* SlowPacedBeginning: The titular character doesn't show up (except in flashbacks) until the end of episode four, and getting the story to that point is agonizingly slow at times.
30th Jan '16 5:41:58 PM TitoMosquito
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* BrokenBase: Voltron Vs. Anime/GoLion, which was the better show? There have been plenty who strongly preferred [=GoLion=] due to its grim DarkerAndEdgier dramatic style that is far easier to take it seriously compared to Voltron. Some have even hated WEP for butchering a dark and intense Mecha anime series by turning it into a {{Narm}}-filled LighterAndSofter generic Mecha Anime {{Macekre}} [[MerchandiseDriven just for the sake of cashing in on Voltron's merchandise. Some [=GoLion=] fans often make accusations that the only reason why anyone would still like Voltron is strictly due to nostalgia. However, there are those who still openly like Voltron even being well aware of how different it was compared to the original Japanese series. Some would even go so far as to prefer Voltron and find that some of the changes were actually an improvement. Some of them would also accuse [=GoLion=] of being a fairly generic grimdark anime that relied on gory violent scenes just for the sake of cheap shock value...despite still being a giant robot anime based on a multicolored lion robot. There's also been mention of how over time Lotor became a bit more of a conflicted and rounded character in Voltron compared to how he was a one-dimensional depraved CompleteMonster in the original. And of course one of the biggest reasons why anyone would prefer Voltron over [=GoLion=] was Sven/Shirogane's fate as noted under the {{Woolseyism}} entry below that even Japanese viewers preffered the idea of Sven getting injured than making a comeback over him getting KilledOffForReal early.

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* BrokenBase: Voltron Vs. Anime/GoLion, which was the better show? There have been plenty who strongly preferred [=GoLion=] due to its grim DarkerAndEdgier dramatic style that is far easier to take it seriously compared to Voltron. Some have even hated WEP for butchering a dark and intense Mecha anime series by turning it into a {{Narm}}-filled LighterAndSofter generic Mecha Anime {{Macekre}} [[MerchandiseDriven just for the sake of cashing in on Voltron's merchandise.merchandise]]. Some [=GoLion=] fans often make accusations that the only reason why anyone would still like Voltron is strictly due to nostalgia. However, there are those who still openly like Voltron even being well aware of how different it was compared to the original Japanese series. Some would even go so far as to prefer Voltron and find that some of the changes were actually an improvement. Some of them would also accuse [=GoLion=] of being a fairly generic grimdark anime that relied on gory violent scenes just for the sake of cheap shock value...despite still being a giant robot anime based on a multicolored lion robot. There's also been mention of how over time Lotor became a bit more of a conflicted and rounded character in Voltron compared to how he was a one-dimensional depraved CompleteMonster in the original. And of course one of the biggest reasons why anyone would prefer Voltron over [=GoLion=] was Sven/Shirogane's fate as noted under the {{Woolseyism}} entry below that even Japanese viewers preffered the idea of Sven getting injured than making a comeback over him getting KilledOffForReal early.
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