Any complaints about the show with regards to it being a ripoff of Code Geass should be addressed to this guy, which should explain everything.
I’m not here to rant on Guilty Crown’s story. The story did nothing for me, and infuriated me at times. I’m here to talk about the mecha. There are three types of mechs in the show so far: the military mechs, the rebel mechs, and Fyu-Neru.
Fyu-Neru is a compact R2-D2/Tachikoma thing, and none of the giant robots are piloted from a cockpit. I like this.
The first time I saw these mechs, I thought of how small they were. Well, they aren’t, because that’s their skating-in-high-speeds mode. This makes perfect sense. By lowering its profile and center of gravity, a mech can go faster. As these mechs subscribe to the Ryousuke Takahashi “Why Walk When You Can Skate?” rule, this is an improvement!
One of them has a pile bunker. That’s a real robot weapon, you get what I’m saying? That still didn’t work well, though.
The only shortcoming these mechs have in my mind is that they don’t have any real anti-personnel weapons. Well if they had, then Inori wouldn’t have gotten very far, right?
What’s good about the rebel mechs is that they look different from their military counterparts, yet you can still claim that they came from the same show. Both aren’t rigidly biped, have non-human hands, and enjoy launching missiles at each other. The chaingun mounted underneath the mech’s upper torso is splendid–it should be able to use it even while grappling an enemy. It does look like it could also fold, but we didn’t see that in the first episode.
I’m looking at the head unit and all it reminds me is a Kapool. This shot turns into a scale comparison as it pans down to Gai. The mechs in this show are deceptively big.
…makes for a nifty self-defense option. It does look like a futuristic rice cooker though.
This is just… yeah. The insertion of this scene utterly killed my mecha boner.
Mecha started with people controlling mechs from the outside. Later on, some shmuck named Go Nagai decided to put the human in the robot, giving birth to a long list of violent cockpit deaths. That’s already a post begging to be written there.
Anyways, it does seem that the mechs in this show are controlled via brainwaves. And these controllers are put in what looks like a high-tech coffin. Uh-oh. I wonder what happened to the controller of those mechs that got blown up.
Hoping to see more mecha in this show. The story I don’t like, but as long as the production values continue to deliver, I’ll keep on watching!