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Which Mecha Anime did Tau Come From?
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Gundam (any series) 15 33.33%
Macross/Robotech 10 22.22%
Heavy Metal 6 13.33%
Zone of Enders 1 2.22%
Patlabor 13 28.89%
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 19:11   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which Mecha Anime did Tau Come From?

I know that Tau is the most "asian" of all races, and the suits seem to be japanese mecha anime gothic style. However, I'm asking for your opinion for which mecha anime did the suits come from?
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 19:14   #2 (permalink)
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I say they look more patlabor. Buit sources tells us that they resemple the landmate mech in Appleseed most. But I never seen the pic, so I'll go with patlabor.
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I say gundam just cause it seems to be the most common that I know of. Truly it could be any and all, there are so, so, so many...
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Well this is patlabor. The anttena and stuff look similiar to the crisis suits
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 21:06   #5 (permalink)
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pics for landmate
http://www.mechaps.com/cgi-bin/pictu...ght_page&id=86
http://appleseedd6.tripod.com/equipL.html#landmates

I would have to say its the clossed too. On the list however I wouldent consider any of those anime close to the Tau's mecha design.
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Those landmates are a bit round for crisis suits.
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 22:54   #7 (permalink)
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The lines between the panels always reminded me of orbital frames from Z.O.E, so I painted them illuminated, and my crisis suits took on that look. But I think it might be a bit coincidental.

I honestly don't really see the Tau as being very asian, beyond the steriotyped ascetic virtue thing and the fact they have robots. I see crisis suits as a bit of a mechwarrior/gundam hybrid. Think more the gundams from 08MS team, military bots, not flashy uber balerina bots.
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Most mecha anime have large robots. We know the tau battlesuits are not large at all. The styles might look similar to patlabor and appleseed. Here is what we know about the battlesuits of Tau.
  • The driver/operator resides inside the mainbody frame all crunched up.
  • They are small hence the name battlesuit and not mobilesuit or whatnot.

I'd have to say the most similar mechas that relate to Tau are from the game Armored Core. Although they are much smaller than AC but in terms of customization for the user and the style (squareish) it is closest I can remember off the top of my head.
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oooohhhhh pretty mecha!

Id luv more links showing battlesuit tech! Im just that kindov geek!

Patlabor is just something I havent even remotely heard of, but wish I had... more more more!!
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Thr thrusters on the suits look a lot like the thrusters on Gundam Seed/Destiny ones. Also, that fact that Gundam Seed/Destiny has plasma/EMP/rail cannons helps taht similarity between them.
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