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Generation Mech’s Journal

Post by Tachyon » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:04 pm

http://www.generationmechjournal.com/

Has anyone checked out Generation Mech’s Journal? It looks like a great site.
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Re: Generation Mech’s Journal

Post by GenMechJournal » Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:04 pm

Hello Tachyon,

Looks like I need to give myself an introduction to this site I have. It's the least I can (or should) do. After all, we're both aiming at getting more "in touch" with our favourite mecha anime from the previous decades as well as today.

My name is Andy and I was born in the 80s. And, like yourself, I grew up watching several countless anime shows during my childhood years, especially in the subgenre of mecha. I reckon those days were the best childhood memories of my life watching anime of that sorts. Everything from Getter Robo, Macross, Mospaeda, Daiking, Transformers, Voltron etc.

And now 30 plus years later, many things changed.... Things changed. So far the anime I used to know from 70s and 80s are no longer with us. The quality of new mecha shows of this decade are not as 'gripping' as compared the ones in the past. At least, IMHO anyway.

Seeing as there were so many mecha shows ran during those days (after reading them off from Wikipedia) including the ones I never watched before, I thought it would be great to have a anime blog that has "specialist" knowledge in mecha genre. A blog that can showcase the rest of anime communities how fascinating and fun it would get into this topic.

It's pretty rare to find any non-Gundam mecha(other than Gurren Lagann and Shin Mazinger Z) in this modern age of anime since most of the toylines towards the lates 80's were bought over by Bandai. And since then, when people looked at Gundam, they'll know for sure its a symbol of Japan's pride in robotics. But I don't necessarily agree with that and Go Nagai's groundbreaking mecha, Mazinger Z , makes it evident that Japan's not a place for Gundam only.

Hence, my long term goal behind my blog is to have people know that there were super robot series that were best produced in Japan, and encourage many yound and old fans to pick up this genre as a hobby, and possibly bring back the old 'flavour' right into today's mainstream. In other words, no Gundam franchise please!

Guess that's all I've got to say. :)

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Re: Generation Mech’s Journal

Post by Tachyon » Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:33 pm

Welcome to the message board. I applaud your efforts. Your blog feed has been incorporated into the feed reader on the front page of Gears Online. Hopefully that will send you some traffic.
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Re: Generation Mech’s Journal

Post by GenMechJournal » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:57 am

Thanks Tachyon.

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