The Goal of the "Let's Watch Anime" thread is to bring together "AnimeGAF" with other members who can appreciate anime (yes, even "casuals") to watch a series together, then discuss and share our reactions towards it at the same time. Participation in each episode is appreciated, but playing “catch-up” by watching multiple episodes at once is normal as everyone has different responsibilities/time to watch anime. Just don’t post on future episodes unspoilered! The more posting about the series and it's events, the more beneficial it is to everyone, so please post up on the good, the bad and the awful; We are all in this together! (no hiding lurkers) We will have a new show selected to watch every two/three weeks and the genre will vary greatly. The shows that will be selected will have met the below criteria:
- Any genre
- Lesser known titles (Dragonball Z, One Piece, Gintama, etc)
- Not already aired on Toonami/Adult Swim
- The shows should try to avoid outrageous and/or sexually offensive themes
- Shows could be good, bad or possibly trash; let's find out together
- Recommendations are always accepted for future viewing
- Let's have FUN with this together! Please participate in the review and discussion!
With that being said, It's time for some Mecha madness, so here we go:
Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-hen
Set in the near future, humanity enters another energy revolution following the discovery of Photon Power. Derived from the ore discovered under the foothills of Mt. Fuji, its intended use was to solve the world's energy problems with its unimaginable power. Seeking this energy is Dr. Hell, a madman craving world domination who with his subordinates Baron Ashura, Count Brocken and Viscount Pygman, commands an army of mechanical beasts excavated from the ruins of ancient Greece to seize the Photon Power Lab for himself. Meeting the attack head on is the hot-blooded teenager Kabuto Kouji, who pilots the Photon Powered robot built by his grandfather, Mazinger Z. But in this battle between Dr. Hell and the Kabuto family, many legends surrounding the Mycenaean Civilization and Bardos Island, as well as the secrets of Mazinger Z remain shrouded in mystery.
A new series based on the mecha show that started it all, Mazinger Z. Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen starts over from the beginning with a new cast, to tell a new story unrelated to the original show.
Originally Aired: Aired: Apr 4, 2009 to Sep 26, 2009
Producers: Lantis, Dynamic Planning
Studios: Bee Media, Code
Source: 4-koma manga
Genres: Action, Mecha, Shounen, Super Power
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
(also: Script, Storyboard, Screenplay, Series Composition)
Available for free streaming via Crunchyroll:
*Episodes are set for viewing “one a day” over the next three weeks so we can try to stay together*
A new episode "opens" for discussion each day at 12 am PST:
Open Episodes: 25
Episode 26 opens: 8/6 @ 12am PST (final episode)
Each following episode opens daily for discussion at 12am PST
Come join me Friends!
Or ELSE you get to deal with this:
Previous “Let’s Watch Anime” shows:
Humanity Has Declined, Eccentric Family, Sunday Without God, Samurai Flemanco, Blast of Tempest, Kyousougiga, Kids on the Slope, Mirai Nikki, Rosen Maiden, Code: Breaker (literally broke let's watch, lol) and most recently Servant x Service.
Link to the anime Community thread:
*Required ToS Footnote and reminder*
It's simple; Don't talk about it or promote it...
look at GAF-chan’s words of advice: