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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