When I watched Heroman, the titular robot’s eyes struck a chord with me.
Where else have I seen this?
If you’ve ever watched the Giant Robo OVA (if not, please do, it’s very, very good!), you’d notice the expressiveness in Robo’s eyes. Robo’s face doesn’t really change, but its eyes seem to etch an expression on it, depending on the camera angles. Robo might be staring you down in one scene, or recoiling in shock in another.
But Heroman’s face is more organic, its eyes even more human-like. It can regard its master with a dash of condescension, or grit its teeth in an intense struggle with the enemy. The boy-commands-robot concept is there, but Joey Jones uses a futuristic-looking glove instead of a wristwatch. I don’t know exactly why, but I am very much hyped about this.