Mecha: The Rise & Fall of Giant Robots

Today I go through the entire history of giant robots to see just where they've gone in the modern day.
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  • evanglion is not mecha

    Brajan LazajBrajan Lazaj7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Hoooo, boy, time to watch Gurren Lagann again.

    Invidious IgnoramusInvidious Ignoramus8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Shame that IBO wasn't more popular. Favourite Mecha show yet.

    Kalos wolfKalos wolf9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • No mention of VOLTRON or BREAK BLADE?

    JaySee5JaySee519 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Ssss.gridman was good

  • What are the songs used

    flippedside coolflippedside coolวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 19:30 ohhhhthat fucking songgg

    lil capri sunlil capri sun2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 6:37 this looks like the power armor from fallout

    Dan2100Dan21003 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Zaku

  • Heck yeah

    Lolytrolli BoiLolytrolli Boi3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Song title at 9:18 please

    IziimzIziimz4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • as far as i'm concerned, mecha isn't dead until the super robot wars series finally dies.

    Lockerdown3Lockerdown35 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ozzy Osborne and Alice Cooper, damn respect

    SILVERBAKA 24SILVERBAKA 245 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Gundam Seed the trigger to me to love BIG FCKING ROBOTS and how I found myself loving building them... Hahaha

    あいかわ恵あいかわ恵5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So is transformers a mecha?

    Dont Watch My VidsDont Watch My Vids5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If I don’t see you make a dedicated Gurren Lagann video in my lifetime,I will haunt you.

    Tudor SindeanTudor Sindean6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • We get it pal you wanna be an edgi boi and say dumb shite like "mecha is declining". I think I speak for literally everyone when I say that youtubers are the exact opposite of experts in anything. Mecha has gone full mainstream, you dumb f!@k weeb. In fact, it has gone *so* mainstream that it is reaching peak cliche and cringe. Basically if it appears in a whitewashed 'merican live action movie, hollywood knows about it and desires to wholly consume and shite its corpse out. If it hasn't already. That's our final clue that it has reached *PEAK* relevance and is about to die a horrific death. It would be *better* if it just died already so we could revive it into something better than Gundam and even Eva. And fumigate out all the f!@kwit casuals. And Code Geass and Eureka 7 are valleys. Not peaks. What is wrong with you? Code Geass is hollow, souless, flashy, edgy trash. Literally the only good thing that came from that is CC hentai. And that's saying very little. Eureka 7 was entertaining in the moment, but does not hold up at all for anyone older than 15. It had heart, but damn was its writers in desperate need of a basic lesson in pacing and worldbuilding. Eva and Gurren Lagaan are the god tier mecha anime so far. Here's hoping we get another one soon. Why the feck was Eva considered edgy weeb teash for so long? Was it just because it was extremely popular? Who made *that* decision?

    Dustin ProvostDustin Provost6 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • I can't tell if this comment is real bait or satire

      killertnt911killertnt9114 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Oh ma god is (mecha) godzilaaaaaaaaa

    Filippo PescioFilippo Pescio6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What's the song he used at 3:40?

    Cuttlefish EmpireCuttlefish Empire7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm not sure if I'm a mecha fan but I like Code Geass

    Sasuke UchihaSasuke Uchiha7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You know, Evangelion brought me into anime itself, and damn, RuDub of TTGL... it is an experience I will always keep on par with Strugatsky's books and Kino's songs

    Иван ЛапиковИван Лапиков8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It comes tumbling down, tumbling down, tumbling dooown!!! My brain is way past scarred.

    Dai's the nameDai's the name8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 20:00 stop playing that song T-T I’m not crying your crying

    The TrueTodrokiFanThe TrueTodrokiFan9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The future : plays Komm Susser Todd

    Syrah O KeivSyrah O Keiv10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Looking at the guy building his Gundam it reminded me of me working on my Warhammer figures, maybe if the Gundam Figures where more then just things to put behind glass and to look at they could make more money (with an already existing universe they can even save the money to think of lore and shit) and bring more people in the anime fandom itself. If the problem is money they just need to find more places to make it to finance long running shows the fans of Mecha love and can show newer fans the original appeal of a Mecha Anime in a new polished look.

    KrozairKrozair11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • God the music in this video is so well edited. Get hype.

    spookytadpoles _spookytadpoles _11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • fuck that Japanese shit America got the iron giant

    Ora Pro Nobis LuciferOra Pro Nobis Lucifer12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Well technically.... Attack on titan is a mécha show

    That dudeThat dude13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What was the song at the beginning of the video? Also Gurren Lagann is my favorite anime of all time.

    Lego BoyLego Boy14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thought something odd, Attack on Titan is bizarre take on the mecha genre

    BaltazarddtBaltazarddt15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • my fav mecha is attack on titan

    King KyleKing Kyle15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • With Battletech coming back to prevalence, maybe the 2020s may seen a new rise! *sighing in naive hope*

    IanDresarieIanDresarie16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What's the song at 12:39?

    DRAGON_RIDER 01DRAGON_RIDER 0116 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think the best Mecha anime of all time is... POWERPUFF GIRLS

    BlueSleeper86BlueSleeper8619 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hey um, WWII was in the 40’s...

    Savage CarnivoreSavage Carnivore19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ww2 was in the 30s and 40s not the 50s

    Captain BlowgasCaptain Blowgas19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It's also important to note the impact mecha has had on Western media as well, from Transformers to Power Rangers.

    DeQuillstaDeQuillsta20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So what you're saying is... We need to start another World War to get more mecha.

    DeQuillstaDeQuillsta20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Where is the fucking darling in the franxxx

    Zkiller GamerZkiller Gamer20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I, personally, _never_ liked the Mecha genre, I just _really_ don't like it - and thing is, *_I know very precisely why._* It's honestly quite simple... it's because they're robots. No, I'm serious. When a character struggles in whatever way... watching them do it from behind a "mask" in the form of a giant mech just... creates that _disconnect_ for me. Especially physical struggle - simply put: To me, a mech getting punched will never have the grit and impact of a person getting punched.

    AniGaAniGa20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • too bad Darling's ending buried the genre again

    RutraNickersRutraNickers20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I tried to like Eureka 7, but I just couldn't. The lead was too whiny, the kids were too annoying, the resistance group seemingly had no idea what they were doing, the propulsion method used by the mechs looked inefficient, and things got way off the rails with the giant, flying, flesh-eating bacteria or whatever. I'd say my favorite Gundam series is 00, even more than Wing!

    Louis DuarteLouis Duarte21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You just fucking used Jigsaw falling into place. You deserve a medal good sir.

    beeneylordbeeneylord21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Where is the armored core anime?

    David schäferDavid schäfer22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The main problem is that shitty cellshading nonsense also puts mecha down for me.

    David schäferDavid schäfer22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Gurren Lagann is one of my favorite animes because its good, and it was the third anime I ever watched

    WetToast 115WetToast 11522 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • so i guess to revitalize the genre... we need a new world war? "a small price to pay for salvation"

    DjMaffiDjMaffi23 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • With real giant robots this time?

      Louis DuarteLouis Duarte21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 2050 gigguk: isekai : the rise and fall of "no season2 "

    Sivabalan JSivabalan J23 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Sivabalan J Please let it have a fall, I want my Season 2s. Totally agreeing with your prediction of Gigguk still doing videos in 31 years.

      Excalibur RingExcalibur Ring19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dude. Great video, that intro was hyped

    KnowledgeOfTheTimesKnowledgeOfTheTimes23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Change shin getttaa 1

    DriftorzDriftorz24 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Noel Juárez yes another weaboo like meh 👍

      DriftorzDriftorz9 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Noel JuárezNoel Juárez9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "The Rise&Fall of Giant Robots" Ah, square-cube law in action.

    blackrave404blackrave40424 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • To take your thoughts 1 step further... No mecha anime = no Metal gear and tons of other influencial games.

    Elusive MoonElusive Moon24 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Louis Duarte yikes, a very popular game series. If you like cinematic and action experiences I'd suggest giving it a go or watch when you get the chance. Definitely will fill a place in your heart you never knew was empty

      Linsley BoxillLinsley Boxill21 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Metal Gear?

      Louis DuarteLouis Duarte21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Simon doin Noriko's pose... That's wholesome.

    Gus DemarchiGus Demarchi24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I appreciate this video

    treek williamstreek williams25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Would you consider doing a "Part II"? Possibly a focus of mecha in the West. You mentioned Gundam Wing defining the rise mecha in the West, but I believe you are wrong in that respect. While you showed Beast King GoLion (aka "Voltron"), you didn't talk about how it affected the West. The 90s, I would argue, didn't define the beginnings of mecha in the West, but the 80s did. Voltron (Lion = Beast King GoLion, Vehicle = Armored Fleet Dairugger XV), Robotech (Macross), and Transformers all played a huge part in forming the love for mecha in the West. Honestly, despite being a 90s kids (born in 1991), my first anime was Voltron. While I'm not a hardcore mecha fan, Voltron was my gateway to both anime and the mecha genre. I remember loving G Gundam as a kid, but didn't like Wing. Also, this doesn't have to do with mecha, but it relates to war, anime, and Go Nagai. Devilman is anti-war propaganda. "Devilmen" are supposed to represent those drafted into the war. People who don't want to fight, but are forced to by forces outside their control. Miki is supposed to represent peace and all the good in the world, which eventually gets destroyed by chaos and paranoia of war. Just some interesting trivia there.

    November RoseNovember Rose25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Good video essays, you've earned another sub.

    James OrfordJames Orford25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Meanwhile in the world of Gunpla building... WE NEED MORE GUNDAM TV SHOWS AND MOVIES!! You know... for kit purposes :D Bandai, keep the HG, RG, MG, PG, SD, FG, HiRM, Ver. Ka, & Metalbuilds coming! :D

    Anon KatAnon Kat26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • *chuckles* im in danger

    somethin name?somethin name?26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The song that came on for the 1990s is smells like teen spirit by Nirvana

    William PocheWilliam Poche26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • what is the anime 19:14

    brandon garshbrandon garshหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Power Rangers best mecha anime

    Igen ColoratIgen Coloratหลายเดือนก่อน
  • BRUUHHhh where is sidonia season 3 brUHH

  • Mecha's (Not) Dead!

    Bryan A.P.OS.GBryan A.P.OS.Gหลายเดือนก่อน
  • If older mecha (especially 1950 works) based on actual warfare and it's less relateable for us now ... how about using information warfare / info overload / Crusade for dominance of opinion or whatever you want to call it as the new base ... that's our everyday reality now 😑

    Short Barrel RaifuShort Barrel Raifuหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Does mecha count as a rip off of transformers?

    Yeet YourselfYeet Yourselfหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Mazinger Z was probably my favorite mecha anime.

    Lucentt CaizarLucentt Caizarหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Same

      Noel JuárezNoel Juárez9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This video is Netflix worthy, my dude. The transitions were spot-on, it's very detailed and the production value feels really nice.

    Hostile DodoHostile Dodoหลายเดือนก่อน
  • bad CGI is whats hurting Mecha IMO

    razer edgerazer edgeหลายเดือนก่อน
  • We can all agree that IBO was fucking fantastic though

    Vishal SinghVishal Singhหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I’m not a big mecha fan but I think iron blooded orphans is pretty good

    Splick the WeaboSplick the Weaboหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Iron Blooded Orphans is the best mecha show so far, for this decade

Mecha: The Rise & Fall of Giant Robots