ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Think about this: even if Transformers was a mecha style anime with pilots flying in outer space like Gundam and some anime fans still can't accept it is mecha. Transformers even have their own line of Japanese model kits. @dernman: Some Transformers likely qualify like Headmasters who pilot completely lifeless bodies but for the most part Transformers do not qualify. Because they can't accept the idea of Transformers having been successful localized and improved by America. Post by Starscream » 2003-05-15 06:09am At least in the traditional sense mecha always have some kind of pilot, so are they still considered mechs? But Transformers maintained it’s popularity in Japan as well, and in 1988 they aired the second of their Japanese-exclusive series in Masterforce. "[2] In some cases, this transformation was guided (perhaps even created) by the use of the Force. Or it's like saying Big Guy and Rusty is not mecha because it's not drawn in mecha style. Price varies depending on the size and features of your Transformers toy. Headmasters would be the only example close enough to be considered Mecha for transformers. This page was last modified on 31 December 2018, at 22:57. [4] Both the Republic fighters[1] and the Separatists[5] employed this technology, and even bounty hunters[6] got in on it. don't be so defensive, it backlashes on you. Transformers has anime, comics and the mecha are the stars of the franchise. Contents[show] Transforming Transformers can almost always transform. That's what I was saying. Not just that but I can't help but think part of the reason it's considered a stand out in mecha is because the best Transformers fiction is written outside of japan. What you see in other mecha is not relevant. transformers leading the mecha genre ? Mecha is short for robot genre. There's no obvious reason a mecha needs a guy in the machine for the show to be seen as mecha. Think about this: even if Transformers was a mecha style anime with pilots flying in outer space like Gundam and some anime fans still can't accept it is mecha. I never needed a guy inside a robot in order for me to like mecha. They can transform into nearly anything given it is about the right size compared to themselves except on special occasions. And as said before, Headmasters, Targetmasters, and the like allow TFs to be considered as Mecha in some cases. As long as the cartoon prominent features tasteful mechanical elements, it should be considered mecha since mecha is short for mechanical. That is why it's called mecha and not piloted mecha, mecha with people or cyborgs. [8], This is not the only definition of "mech" in, https://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/index.php?title=Mech&oldid=1312701, The term "mech" has also been used in some. They are free to disagree all they want. Transformers are races of what was originally giant sentient robots with the ability to disguise themselves into things which fit in with things on planets they are on. Over the years, some of the toys have become rare finds that have drastically increased in value. It is our goal to become your supplier of choice for all your Mecha needs. Transfomers are machines just living machines. For example, More than Meets the Eye comics ate written out of Japan. They're a part of the more-general SciFi category. Transformers of course is one of the most well-known mecha series of all time, but typically people just think of the Generation One cartoon before immediately thinking of Beast Wars and everything afterward. @ninjawarrior268: I don't care if the pilot is human or alien or even another machine. I just saw an arguement on Facebook saying Evagelions can't be mecha because mechas in other series aren't part organic. Pretty sure there is mecha anime\manga with living pilotless robots. So yes, it's a mecha. Transformers are robots. No, as already stated, I consider "mecha" robots that require pilots. Mister Fantastic and Iron Man used alien technology to create mechs for their fellow superheroes. Whether they have pilots or nor is a moot point. @ninjawarrior268: don't ask questions if all you do is ignore people and answer with your own. It's like saying Halo isn't an fps cause other fp shooters have modern weapons. That and the fact I've met a lot of people on tfw2005.com who are into other mecha. While Transformers are obviously mecha. All human groups … Both the Republic fighters and th… Your taking a pointless differnce from Transformers to say it doesnt belong in a genre when that diffrence has nothing to do with the genre. Then they're just robots? I reiterate, pot meet kettle. That would just be foolish. A mech (sometimes also called a battle suit) is a transforming robot operated by a human or humanoid. As for why other mecha have pilots, I saw the reason on Transformers New Zealand forums. BestReviews. Still, most people don't bash on the forerunner of their favorite genre.It would be like guys who like first person shooters saying they hate Halo. It just says the anime needs a prominent human characters not someone sitting in the robots seat controlling all his actions. @dedmanwalkin: I know. MECH is an organization similar to Cemetery Wind and the Transformers Reaction Force (TRF) from the fourth and fifth live-action films, as those groups were antagonists in Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: The Last Knight. Transformers, strictly speaking, aren't Mecha. In others, it was a more standard push-button affair. Anime fans can say subs are better than dub anime or super sentai is better than power Rangers but no one would say a Transformers series like Beast Wars isn't better than a Transformers anime like Energon. Transformers are, with some exceptions, not mechas just giant robots that transform into vehicles. Are transformers mecha? Its calling the kettle black. If you ask me Transformers is a pop culture hit so well known and in the back of everyone's minds, you probably don't think of Transformers fans as being people who watch mecha. © 2020 GAMESPOT, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. Giant Robots are not Mecha unless they have a pilot. I feel sorry for you guys if you don't truly like robots and need a pilot inside to care about robot characters. There are many different designs, and their alt-modes range from motorcycles to space stations. Maybe I should get my friends from TFW2005.com to come here to agree with me. Transformers are races of what was originally giant sentient robots with the ability to disguise themselves into things which fit in with things on planets they are on. It also featured in the war between the Empire[4] and the Rebellion,[2] again by both sides. When people see a mecha, they expect robots more than anything else. The original SDF Macross was over one kilometer tall. Mecha are machines and the lack of humans doesnt change what it is. Complete list of transforming mecha anime, and watch online. why do you keep bumping a thread when nobody else is bumping except you ? The Transforming Mecha trope as used in popular culture. See more ideas about Transformers, Mech, Transformers artwork. The many origin stories of the Transformers—why and how these shapechanging robots became the way they are—has been explored across a wide variety of mediums. Besides, most would disagree with you, including the people Ive met on TFW2005. That's the kind of argument that I've seen people try to use before the mecha need pilot arguement. The Transformers toys are Japanese mecha toys that have been around since 1984. Jul 7, 2020 - All Things robotic in nature. [3] In others, it was a more standard push-button affair. I think the success of mecha in the rest of the world banks a lot on Transformers otherwise they'd never be interested in a robot hobby. MECH is extremely popular for use in fan fiction based on or inspired by Transformers: Prime. No Pilot = No Mecha. [7] In response, the villain Doctor Doom created battle suits for Venom and Carnage. Anime fans don't like it when everyone else disagrees with what they are conditioned to learn in their sheltered existence and accept an American cartoon being better than anime of the same franchise so they disregard Transformers being Anime or mecha. Mecha Warehouse is built on our passion for building models of extremely large robots at a small scale. ... Mecha Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Anyway, This is a pointless semantical debate where neither side refuses to accept the other's definition of mecha and will use any reason they can grasp at because of how they see the word mecha being thrown around.

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