Frank Ingese Writes:
Every mecha-centric anime series has the same set of fundamental ideas, ideals and execution. The fact of the matter is that we as fans of the sub-genre choose to follow certain series’ over others due to their major differences despite the fact that, deep down, they are all incredibly similar. What makes a series like “Neon Genesis Evangelion” better than a series like “Mobile Suit Gundam” or vica versa?
Is it maybe that some shows stick closer to their roots? Is is maybe that some shows choose to take a path not yet travelled by others? There is no right or wrong answer to a subjective question, the point I’m making is that we don’t just follow series’ simply because they revolve around mechs and their pilots, it goes a lot deeper than that and it’s mecha animes like “Aquarion Evol” that attempt to give us more than what we expect from a seemingly simple mech plot. Does it though?