@Marshal Victory said:
7 was epic. Say hello to the new ship same as the old ship... er well not exactly. But not predictable at all how the show is playing out. Maybe the slickest world build , design an story progression for me in the mech gene in years. Even those great ones in the last 3 or so years. This seems well put together. So I will happlysecond @Supreme Marvel: praise as well.
Watching this I was wishing http://palladiumbooks.com would do a adaption of this for their rpg pen an paper system like with http://palladium-store.com/1001/category/Robotech.html
Have not read through all of this yet and late to the party on this one but this is the quote I agree with and wanted to show Marshal I do at times like the same shows he does ;). Like the rest of you I predicted the fact the princess wasn't dead (though not that the martians were involved until about half way through second episode) at the end of the first. If I had known at the time it was Madoka (the GRR Martian of anime) at the time I might have thought it was more. I almost wonder if he was trolling with his own reputation there, almost killing the princess in the middle, and then killing her (I don't buy she is STILL alive) in the end. BY FAR the best of this season. Generic in the first episode but then rather than dragging out the is she or isn't she dead through six episodes as a weaker show would do we get right to the yup she is alive and about two shows later characters as well as just us know she is alive, then it moves to the problems with facisim (something much of Japan still has a fascination with so something they need to remember is bad) and the ending .... oh god ... I should have seen it coming as it was the butcher of anime but damn. Not sure where they go from here - slaine becomes the main character he is somehow related to the royal family? What do we know about him? He has the same yellow hair of the princess, but as far as we know he is a terran and it was his father that came to Mars after he was born (right?). Someone cheated somewhere? His father isn't who he thinks his father is? I give the show props for being unpredictable. A lesser show would have had the princess give the mech to inaho but that is not this show.
Incredibly high marks the butcher has still got it!
And reading your prediction that the mech was going to go to Inaho Marshal - HILARIOUS after seeing the ending. Of course that was what everyone predicted..which is why it didn't happen. I think your lost opportunities is still a good theme. I mean arguably if Inaho had treated slaine more like an ally the ending would have been different. If slaine had trusted his noble (yellow haired one, not that he had any reason to) earlier and not become crazy from torture ending would have been different. And Tak I agree that video was very odd ... but then ever since the 80's I have not found Saturday night live at all funny.