Anime Openings #4: The Return of the Mechas

Here is my new installment of anime openings this time we address one of my favorite anime genres again that being the Mecha genre. And while the three previous installments we tracked more nostalgic anime I think it’s time to introduce three anime franchises which can really be considered as the pillars of the anime mecha and all of them have spawned different series all of which good and really entertaining to watch like the originals

Mazinger Z

“Mazinger Z”

Artist: Ichiro Mizuki

Video uploaded to YouTube by AquidionMecha Z

Plot Summary: “The manga and anime tell the story of the protagonist, Koji Kabuto and the titular mecha Mazinger Z. The Mazinger was created by Koji’s grandfather Professor Juzo Kabuto to combat the Mechanical Beasts of Dr. Hell. After Doctor Kabuto is killed by Dr Hell Koji swears vengeance and with the help of his girlfriend Sayaka Yumi and his brother Shiro Kabuto he fights against Doctor hell and his Minions.”

Mobile Suit Gundam 0079

“Tobe Gundam” (Fly Gundam!)

Artist: Kou Ikeda

Video uploaded to YouTube by piutikaki

Plot Summary: “In the year 2124  the Principality of Zeon has declared independence from the Earth Federation and declared war on Earth because of it. The story begins with a newly deployed Federation warship, the White Base, arriving at a federation’s secret research base located in a colony to pick up the Federation’s newest weapon without realizing they’ve been followed by Zeon forces. A Zeon reconnaissance team member disobeys mission orders and attacks the colony, killing most of the Federation crew and civilians in the process. Out of desperation, citizen boy Amuro Ray accidentally finds the Federation’s new arsenal, the RX-78 Gundam, and defeats the Zeon forces. Scrambling everything they can, the White Base sets out with her newly formed crew of civilian recruits and refugees desperate to reach earth as Amuro becomes a reluctant hero…”

Superdimension Fortress Macross


Artist: Makoto Fujiwara

Video uploaded to YouTube by Mattokaiser

Plot Summary: “During the Inauguration of a giant alien space battleship rebuilt by the UN, acrobatic pilot Hikaru Ichijyo gets mixed up in a battle when an alien race attacks the city the battleship is at. After fighting  the aliens along with the UN pilots he along the ship and most of the city’s population is transported to the edges of the solar systems during the ship’s failed attempt to retreat from the battle. Soon both refugees and military start their way back home fighting the alien race also known as the Zentradi.”