The Other Side takes a look at mecha anime, and all its trappings.

Episode Title: “Chicks Dig Giant Robots”
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Cody Baier, Max Vader, Andrew Erickson
Executive Producer: Sean Russell
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Song Credit: Lordi – Biomechanic Man

No genre is more associated with anime in the mainstream consciousness than mecha–or “giant robot”–anime. From Gundam, to Evangelion, to all their derivatives. Big-ass, human-shaped robots fighting other big-ass, human-shaped robots for whatever cause or reason has been a staple of Japanese animation since people willingly wore acid-wash jeans. While you were just starting to jam to new wave because funk was “so last year”, Japan introduced the world to the wonder that is Haro the Ball. Oh, and some big blue-and-white robot. And while the boys at The Other Side take a look at all these colossal mechanoids, maybe they’ll address a few other issues, as well! Because they like tangents…

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The ever-controversial shock jock of Anime3000, and host of The Other Side (alongside Andrew Erickson and Max-Vader), and frequent guest on the A3K Podcast. Blunt, unfiltered, and politically incorrect, Cody's podcast appearances are not for the thin skinned. And be sure to check out his 90's cartoon throwback comic, Cloudscratcher!
  • DarthYan

    ZZ is….a mixed bag. On one hand, it does adapt some of the darker theme and finally some of the ideas had potential. The Villain liking the hero because he reminded her of a younger more idealistic version of herself was pretty cool, and Judau was still less angsty than his predecessors. On the other hand the early comedy was lame and there were some….skeevy stuff (Haman the big bad is 21; Judau is 14, and Haman has a crush on him. I get that part of it is that he’s a younger version of her but EWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!” Puru is entertaining but the loll aspect…..yeah. On the other hand she did give us marida cruze