Ah hell. I'll bite.
Last Exile wrote:
I liked TTGL much more when it was called what it truly ripped - FLCL.
Except it's not. If you're going to dub any Gainax show as a FLCL ripoff, it's Diebuster. But then, a studio repeating similar themes isn't ripping off. It's self reference and recycling themes. Hell, if you want to get technical the first Gainax series that was a coming of age story for a young-un set against a large scale space opera was Gunbuster. Honneamise doesn't count because the guy was like 28.
TTGL is a self-confessed Getter Robo ripoff, with gratuitous Majuu Sensen (Antispiral flagship from eps 24-26) and Freeder Bug (the entire goddamn face motif) references. Imaishi's been pretty open about both his Ken Ishikawa fanboyism (hell, he gave a speech at the guy's funeral, let alone how he handled ep1 of Re: Cutie Honey or how Dead Leaves simply copypasted Go Ichimonji in) and how Spiral Power is just Getter Rays with some slight tweaks. Tweaks that occurred early on in the show's development when they realised that the idea of "making a show about Getter-2" could lead to a funky spiral motif. That still doesn't stop the Anti Spiral being the time traveling bugmen from Shin Getter though. Well, the bugmen were better drawn at least.
Oh, and kaminaclose.jpg has nothing on pretty much any face early Hayato makes.
zu lange nicht gelesen DYNAMIC PRO ARE SERIOUS BUSINESS. NOW I'M GOING TO GO PUNCH A DINOSAUR'S SKULL IN.
Although I don’t know about the directions at 4:51.
It’s commonly known when you look north in Japan East is to your left. Please don’t try to correct that sentence. It lasts only for a second but I wouldn’t expect a mistake like that.