New keyword suggestion: Robots


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Devil Doll

07/08/2013 11:38 PM

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It just occurred to me that we don't have a "Robots" keyword here. This being a major theme in Japanese fiction, there must be plenty of anime shows with these, from Shin Seiki Evangelion to Chobits and from the To Heart franchise to Robot Carnival.

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Ggultra2764

07/09/2013 02:22 AM

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Might make more sense to create separate keywords depending on the premise of the series considering we already have a "Mecha" keyword for anime with fighting robots.

Speaking of mecha, think it might also be a good idea to add "Real Robot" and "Super Robot" keywords for the particular giant robot titles that make use of such premises?

Edited on 07/09/2013 02:25 AM.

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Devil Doll

07/09/2013 08:14 AM

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Ah, "Mecha" - I overlooked this one.

And I also overlooked "Artificial Girls" which already covers most of the series I had in mind, including even Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer.

Which would leave only a few "Android" series that would match neither of the above.

As for "Real Robot" vs. "Super Robot", reading the ↗Wiki page I wouldn't qualify for reliably tell them apart of each other.

Edited on 07/09/2013 08:28 AM.

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Ggultra2764

07/09/2013 11:04 AM

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Real Robot applies to any giant robot anime featuring robots that are based upon believable elements of real world science such as use of ranged weapons and use to survive in battles.

Super Robot involve giant robots that are ridiculously powerful with weaponry and durability that are focused around more mystical origins and known to normally run on a "monster of the day" style plot.

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Devil Doll

07/09/2013 11:30 AM

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Apparently I haven't watched any "Real Robot" anime to date, and that's probably not changing as realistic robots aren't exciting me. "Super Robots" I know a few (Evangelion, RahXephon), as their "mystical origins" were a main reason for watching the show.

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