I`m a lady yet I`m exploring 'mecha' genre right now
...or should I say 'again'!
; in fact the mecha-fondness in me is slowly reviving; since watching Brave J-Decker. `Been thinking of getting a Smackjeeves account
& publish online my own mecha-inspired story
P:; & the idea has been circulating around my head since 3rd week of May.
There were titles that made a lasting impression during my childhood years (while I didn`t care for the rest of its other
& latest alternate reboots).
But the designs that caught my eye, due to its sleek & elegant physical traits were:Vandread-Dita, Ram Dass(Soukou no Strain) & Vox Aura (Lagrange: Flower of Rinne).
Back then in mid 2005, while my head was still at it; I happen to have the urge to design my own mecha too shy to post it here in DA
; it all started when I tried my luck in designing my own gundam (blame it on Gundam Seed (-_-) yes! I dared one time
obviously, it didn`t work out/didn`t come out as it is from my head
it wasted my effort & didn`t have the guts to throw it away; so I kept it within my sketchpad & then got back to it (7-8 years later) & start making revisions without ever thinking of turning it forcibly into what-I-originally-intended-it-to-be
or start all over again from scratch.
Then later on, I started jotting down some ideas on what the storyline along with its background settings will be, I thought of focusing on the human characters on how they interact with each other & respond to their surroundings or the situations they`re in (much like in Code Geass
) instead of primarily featuring the mechas` awesome features & evolution.what`s there to brag, when everything is already shown by popular titles?
Then I start doing some research on the genre & found out its... 2 Categories
super robot (e.g.Voltes 5, Transformers, Voltron, Mazinger Z, Gigantor, Gaiking, Vandread, Big-O, Dancouga Nova, Dangaizer 3, Brave Series,Gurenn Lagann)
one of a kind (that means, you won`t find any other like it in their respective universe),
performs unbelievable capabilities that usually seem to defy logic,
has transforming sequences that lasts approximately 15-30 seconds,
different opponents for each episodes (ranging from lowly monsters to minions of evil empire),
flashy fight scenes, &
has a finishing signature move.
real robot (e.g. Macross/Robotech, Full Metal Panic, Patlabor, Code Geass(?), Sakura Wars, Five Star Monogatori, any Gundam series except Mobile Fighter G Gundam)
often use for war as substitutes for military arsenal like: tanks, submarines & fighter jets,
fully equipped with heavy artillery base on real life modern warfare,
fights aren`t flashy but tends to be bloody &
doesn`t have/need a finishing move.
there are no monsters & evil villainsexcept Code Geass, due to its racial & fascist nature
--* dunno where Evangelion & Brain Powered falls under these categories...
am I waiting to be ostracize by the public?