COMIC Gritty mech shows?

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  1. blackrat

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    There's a shot in the trailer for Avatar where one of the smurfs stabs a knife through the hatch glass of one of the human mechs. Immediately brought me back to Exo Squad and a couple of sci-fi books (Armor, John Steakley, read it :bowdown:) that had realistic and harsh representations of powered armor. I know FMP gets brought up but even though they have realistic weight and feel it's a pretty "clean" show. Even the serious mecha shows like Patlabor kept away from this style. Any anime out there that goes even more on the gritty side? I'm downloading the adaptation of Starship Troopers right now, thinking that may be along the lines.
     
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    appleseed , maybe ? :dunno:
     
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    Have the old school movie and the latest one.

    Weird, anime can do gritty pretty well when it wants to (Hellsing, Ergo Proxy) but they always seem to keep mecha pretty vanilla.
     
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    08th MS team

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    oh and i really liked gundam SEED Stargazer

    closet gundam freak :o
     
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    Armor was :bowdown:

    You ever read the Hammer's Slammers series? Now THERES a series that would make a gritty goddamn anime.
     
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    i fucking love that show.:bowdown:
     
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    I've tried getting both of those but my library doesn't have them. :wtc:
     
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    Tikiman The Internet has left me in despair.

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    How about GitS Stand Alone Complex? I have only seen the first few episodes, but it seems pretty realistic. Not exactly a mech show, but the one where the guy uploads his brain into the mech tank was the first thing I thought of when I read this thread.
     
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    I've always thought of Gundam as the show where the mechs are slicing up each other up in space with energy sword and scythes, didn't know there was a more military based one (I have the DC game too, I should know this :o). That's definitely more in line with what I was getting at though. I'll check out a few episodes.

    :h5:

    Man I love that book, I recommend it whenever people say they like Starship Troopers or just well written action in general. I've read Steakley is writing a sequel, but he it's been at a snail's pace. Wish I would have made this thread earlier, was at B&N this morning buying a gift and trying to find something for myself. Ended up buying Niven's Inferno but I'll track down Hammer's Slammers after, it sounds good from the wiki.

    BTW, evidently Kira is looking for you for some reason.

    http://forums.nonewbs.com/showthread.php?t=214120

    Amazon has them both, and I've seen Armor in practically every B&N I've been too.

    The GitS series is actually next on my list after I finish FMP:TSR tonight or tomorrow.:o
     
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    The fuck is he looking for me for?

    But yah, HS is an awesome, awesome series. I'll have to look for more similar stuff tomorrow.
     
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    i was gonna say this too. i think GITS is the only anime that really brings up philosophical and moral issues of robotics in the future. i should watch it again some time, fuck i love it
     
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    8th MS Team definitely. 0083 Stardust Memory is one of the grittier Gundam tales as well, especially the first few episodes.

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    also loved :bowdown:
     
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    the gundam MS IGLOO specials are pretty damn gritty but they dont appeal to many people.
     
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    I almost never buy books. I read too many and almost never reread.

    Besides, all this year I've been on a spending freeze while the job was shaky.
     
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    What about Votoms? I haven't had a chance to watch it yet but it has some of the better battle realism issues.
     

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