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Just finished watching Gasaraki last night and all I can say is that I am incredibly What was the whole deal with the ending where they get taken to . The political aspect tied in to relation to Iraq war or Afghanistan so closely. If you're into hardcore mecha stuff, Gasaraki doesn't even come Bubblegum Crisis: is a better bet, though the ending is a little shoddy. Gasaraki (ガサラキ) is a mecha anime television series produced by Sunrise. It was directed by and has a close relationship only with her father and older brother Yuushiro since He shows great interest in Miharu's development and well being, coming to view her as a cherished person and not just a means to an end.
Variation; a third person example from Kaburagi, who feels that Yushiro shouldn't be in the TA platoon as a he's a civilian not a soldier, and b its unfair that he hasn't been given a choice in the matter. The Kugai, which allowed the ancient Gowa clan to conquer Japan.Gasaraki-Ending
Deconstructed, said reporter is a no name balding overweight middleaged war correspondent, and his reasons for following the TA platoon in Belgistan after coming across them on a lucky break are less than noble, hoping that his report will get him an Emmyhe and his cameraman then get unceremoniously executed by their own guide, who seemed to do it For Teh Lulz Jerkass: Kitazawa is one of these briefly, and even remarks on it later on in the series.
Yushiro uses the typical male protagonist "Ore", Hayakawa uses the standard military "Jibun", and Misuzu uses "Watakushi" to demonstrate her status as The Ojou.
Katanas Are Just Better: Subverted; the Kugai tried to use one against one of symbols Fakes Nishida is always carrying one, but talks about how it takes lots of work to keep the blade in good condition as a metaphor for the Japanese people. He only actually uses it twice, once to slice his own eyes out, and again to commit seppuku.
See for yourself justified as the the cockpits of TA's are cramped beyond belief, and the suits at least have suitable padding on them to protect the pilots as they get buffeted around Living Statue: Miharu's kugai, Kokuten, is sealed away inside a statue and guarded by one of Daizaburo's brothers, due to this it never awakens in the present day, unlike Yushiro's Kugai, Shuten.
Loads and Loads of Characters Mad Scientist: Subverted in Kiyotsugu Gowa's case; he appears to be amoral at first, but does have lines he will not cross over, to the point that he intentionally avoids telling his brother Kazukiyo that Misuzu is a kai because "there's no telling what he might do.
Mr Yonetani plays this straighter, injecting pilots with the Eyeglobulum even though he knew of the risks, because Kiyotsugu was unprepared to do the same. He even tries to justify it when one of the pilots lapses into a coma. Man Behind the Man: A Mech by Any Other Name: When the TAs are deployed their command vehicle is never far behind, and the characters in it are important secondary characters to Yushiro.
Yushiro and Miharu, also doubling as Star-Crossed Lovers for quite a while. Only a Flesh Wound: In episode 10, the Kugai gets its arm blown off by a mecha mounted grenade launcher. Jump onto said mecha, knock it to the ground, tear mecha's limbs off with its remaining arm, and pummel it into scrap metal.
Each incarnation of both Yushiro and Miharu have this ability, but not every incarnation of themselves can fully awaken their memories. The summoning ritual in the first episode produces one of these from the sky. Subverted; throughout the series, neither side fully comes to grips with using their mecha. Ataka even says in episode 5 when three Ishtars show up; "This is crazy! The character of Misuzu and her endearment to her brother seems to be almost completely redundant at times, and quite often you end up wishing one storyline was given more attention than others.
But the hectic plot also means that the show manages to be engaging for the majority of its run without ever resorting to an episodic format, which is a bit of a rarity in anime. The series has a very large cast, and as such, it struggles early on in giving any one character enough attention to establish them as a believable, human individual. This results in a disappointing, flat beginning.
But the show does eventually manage to pull in the viewers when things start to come together and the characters are faced with hardship after hardship, the way they handle each obstacle a contribution to their depth of character.
By the end of the series I felt a strong affection for many of the characters, and the villains prove to be very satisfying in their antagonistic roles, with Gouda-esque scheming and cunning.
The almost iconic Nishida was one of the more interesting characters, a tactical genius and a man of honour and strong values, he provided the backbone for the idealistic elements of the series. Unfortunately, Miharu is never quite granted enough development to make her anything beyond blatantly sympathetic, and Yushiro is often terminally quiet.
Gasaraki (Anime) - TV Tropes
The more outgoing members of the TA crew proved to be the best source of characterisation from the whole show. A man-made bipedal weaponry would not only be incredibly hard and costly to create just look at how long it took them to get ASIMO waddling aboutbut it would serve no purpose, having no benefit over existing vehicles of war such as tanks and aircraft.
Not to mention, hominoid designs for mecha are only possible to a certain height, whereupon the sheer weight of the mecha would cause its legs and joints to crumble.
Gasaraki, however, is the one and only mecha anime where the mecha is both feasible and logically designed.
Gasaraki, what it's about? SPOILERS!
They are not oversized, instead built with a stock frame that is able to hold a large array of equipment, ammunition and some missiles.
The thought that was put into them is quite impressive, exemplified by the fact that they, realistically, are not flawless super-powered machines.
In one of the earlier episodes, for instance, the functionality of the TAs are severely impaired by sand getting into their systems when they enter combat in a desert area. In combat, their mobility is significantly better than alternative vehicles especially as they are able to hoist themselves up the sides of buildingsbut they are not overly dextrous or agile.