In this episode, Rob and Don continue exploring the world of mecha anime with a journey into the “Real Robot” subgenre. The pair discuss how the Real Robot genre split off from the Super Robot subgenre they covered in the last episode, and then recombined with Evangelion, to form a whole new kind of titanic monster machine, covering the subgenre’s past, present, and future. All this, and what a Man in a Suitcase Show is, is waiting for you in this episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:

Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

List of Real Robot Anime
Boston Dynamics Robot Dog
Anime Ja Nai (Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam Opening)
Mobile Suit Gundam
Ideon
Macross
Man in a Suitcase Show
Yoshitsune
Gundam Sousei
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
Gekiga
Yoshiyuki Tomino
Fang of the Sun Dougram
Battletech
Robotech
Message from Space
The Hakkenden
Armoured Trooper VOTOMS
Dorvak
Genesis Climber Mospeda
Isekai
Aura Battler Dunbine
Round Vernian VIFAM
Victory Gundam
Victory Gundam End theme (Winner’s Forever)
Ninja Robot Tobikage Opening (Love Survivor)
Bubblegum Crisis
OVA – Original Video Animation
Megazone 23
Metal Skin Panic MADOX X-01
Mobile Police Patlabor
Mamoru Oshi
Gundam Wing
Evangelion
Code Geass
Hetalia
Girls and Panzer
Giguk – Mecha: The Rise & Fall of Giant Robots