Thank you for getting involved, everyone. I’m more and more excited by the Mecha March content that people are posting. Also, thank you for answer my questions too. We are on Question 3 after all. Lets dive into that.
Question 3: Based on series like Akudama Drive, Deca-Dence, Listeners, and Appare-Ranman, do you think the energy and passion for mechanical design still exists right now?
I think it does and it doesn’t at the same time. I haven’t watch Deca-Dence or Akudama Drive so I had to look up their designs and it seems like all three are doing the more piece-work designs. Which at least in Listeners sort of made sense since the mecha generated is based off the player. I highly doubt most players have an eye for mecha designs on top of it. And the premise that most of the world of Listener’s is kinda dystopian, use what you have and nothing more, work ethic. I’m sure there was passion for the designs in making them unique and fit the world’s aesthetic, but I’m not sure I would sign off on all the designs that were used.
As for the others I can’t really say, so I’ll reserve my judgement on that one.
From Me (Of All People)
The more and more I watch modern mecha series, I think there are a lot of wonderful designs out there. Even if there are not as many as there were before hand, making a mecha series or even a science fiction series requires futuristic designs that sell you on the setting. Or in the case of Appare-Ranman, older designs that fit that world and look really cool as well. We could also talk about how realistic designs can still be now. The difference is CG instead of hand drawn animation.
I don’t think production teams have enough time to do as fancy designs by hand anymore and that’s fine. The insane people who created and replicated modern levels of technology through hand drawing anymore are not as around anymore. I just though the logistics of seasonal anime and the increasing speed it comes out means that limitations have to be made. Still, that torch for mechanical design and passion continues in whatever form it can, cg or otherwise, and that’s ok. Especially with the innovative use of CG that has been shown in Back Arrow. I feel ok with this sentiment.
Thank you for stopping by, everyone. Please come back or get involved for the last question that comes out next week. If you want to be involved, please answer by March 26th at 5 PM PST. Here is the question: