Allow me to pick your brains for a moment.
Hypothetically speaking, if you found yourself in a situation where either an alien invasion or some global catastrophe just occurred, and the only to thwart this new-found threat would be gigantic robot mech suits, who would you rather have piloting said robot?
If, like me, you chose the armed soldier with years of training/service: NO FREAKING DUUHHHH!!!
No matter the threat to the planet. No matter the catastrophe. Not matter how much the World has just been screwed up. In the end, the governing body charge will always choose:
Seriously, anime industry!! I’ve been a teenager before once and let me tell you: They are not the most rational of people! They’re figedy, imbalanced, reckless, unfocused, moody and incapable of rationally thinking out the majority of situations. And you want THAT sort of creature piloting a huge mechanical monstrosity capable of leveling a city? What’s the matter with you?!
I have nothing against teenagers being the protagonist of an anime. When it comes to shows in the slice of life or sports genre, I completely understand going with them as the main chars. My sole issue with this cliché is when they are put into scenarios that don’t make sense!!! How hard is it to find 5 adult soldiers out of the thousands of armed forces members capable of piloting a friggin’ mech!? Or heck, just grab some random Joe off the street and stick him in the cockpit! He can’t do any worse!!
Another thing that annoys me about the cliché is the setup up where, for the longest time, only females were capable of being pilots. Then, when the stars aligned, a rainbow shined and a leprechaun lost its pot of gold, one male is found capable of doing the job as well. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!! If you want to make a harem anime, then just make one!! Just don’t try to insult us with this idiotic premise as if it makes sense! That is like hitting a hole in one blindfolded while simultaneously hitting every note on Through The Fire and Flames on the hardest setting in Guitar Hero!!
I’m NEETaku and that was Just..My 2 Cents!!
HIRE SOME ADULT MECH PILOTS ALREADY!!