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OP2 Sequence

OP2: 「GO!グランブレイバー!」 (GO! Grand Braver!) by 福山芳樹 (Fukuyama Yoshiki)
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「迷い猫、乗った」 (Mayoi Neko, Notta)
“Stray Cat, Rode In”

Unlike Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou this week, Mayoi Neko makes it clear they’re straying from the norm with a Grand Braver super robot episode. If the gigantic robots weren’t indicative enough, then the screams of “Gattai!” should help stress that notion. While this was undoubtedly more random than the previous episode with the Stray Cats Association’s promotional video, I enjoyed it to death simply because it was an impeccable portrayal of a lot of super robot stereotypes. This of course includes your gigantic combining robots, your trademark professor and sidekick in their little support aircraft, alien invaders looking to take over the Earth, and the enemy character turned unsuspecting ally whose alien robot somehow combines with our heroes’. It was clearly intended as a comedic take on the super robot genre, but the fact that they did it in a fairly serious tone made it so cool. There was actually no joking around within the Grand Braver episode itself, so it was actually pretty cool when the Grand Fusion combination was upgraded to the Great Grand Fusion.

At the same time, it was pretty awesome to hear the “GO! Grand Braver” theme song bust out at that point. This may be a parody episode, but AIC really spared no expense in terms of animation quality and the new opening and ending sequences (shounen-like karaoke and all). To top it off, they also got JAM Project’s Fukuyama Yoshiki singing the opening song, who’s well-known for all his Nekki Basara performances in Macross 7 and is no stranger to singing super robot theme songs. In short, this was a super robot parody done right and was actually so good and quirky that I wanted to see the next episode following the defeat of the Machine Duke (Utsumi Kenji) and the appearance of the Machine Emperor. If you’re a fan of the older super robot series such as Getter Robo, Gaiking, Reideen, Combattler V, Voltes V, Dancouga, or GaoGaiGar, then you should immediately feel at home here. Seeing as it brought out all the nuances that the super robot mecha genre has established over the years, I found it all pretty nostalgic too.

Studio aside, seiyuus never fail to impress me with the way they can instantly switch into a completely different role and make their performances totally believable, much like they did here. They even had the guys doubling up as both the robot protagonists and the ultimate enemies at the end. As the enemy character hesitantly turned ally, Tamura Yukari’s performance as Hazuki turned out to be the one I enjoyed the most. In addition to being the source of the extra character development that gave the whole parody a plot to work around, she ended up being the one to turn the tides by bringing her Big Battler around with sheer willpower alone. So yeah, not only did this delivery in the mecha fan-service department, but it also featured a faithful mecha story to boot. Great stuff. Overall, this episode was loads of fun to watch, primarily because it was a parody yet did everything so damn well. As a fan of older super robot series, I really loved this episode even though it had nothing to do with the actual story in the series.


ED3 Sequence

ED3: 「奏でて星歌」 (Kanadete Hoshi Uta) by 三重野瞳 (Mieno Hitomi)
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May 18, 2010 at 6:18 pm
  • May 18, 2010 at 6:29 pmmeowed

    totally random episode

  • May 18, 2010 at 6:34 pmKaminakun


    This randomness is actually turning out to be quite unexpected :)

  • May 18, 2010 at 7:16 pmAznCoffee

    The english parts in the opening… <_< wha-

    Did some guys just spout out some random english words? Makes waves! uhh

  • May 18, 2010 at 7:21 pmKelvz

    Nice one!

  • May 18, 2010 at 7:37 pmufo

    at first glance of the screen shots, i thought i click on the wrong link lol. I wonder if there is a contest between studios to see who can make the most random episode…

  • May 18, 2010 at 7:37 pmSadiki

    “Hey guys, we only have enough content for 3 episodes. Should we just fill up the rest with random trash?”

  • May 18, 2010 at 8:08 pmSsenshiro

    It feels like they got bored of having a storyline after 3 episodes.

  • May 18, 2010 at 8:23 pmjoshua

    Can’t get much more random then this…

  • May 18, 2010 at 8:48 pmDendoh_fanboy

    I approve of this Gravion + Yuusha parody.


    This totally looks like Dangan X mode from GGG.

  • May 18, 2010 at 9:52 pmClick

    I almost mistook the black one for the Shinkiro =P

  • May 18, 2010 at 10:12 pmZhemos

    I give up on this anime.

  • May 18, 2010 at 10:14 pmrevo

    what is this
    i dont even—-

  • May 18, 2010 at 10:35 pmLaiho

    This is the worst anime of this season

    • May 18, 2010 at 11:02 pmAznCoffee

      Have you seen Beyblade Metal Fight? *cough* *cough*

  • May 18, 2010 at 11:05 pmRuu27

    This totally parodies the Yuusha series. XD

  • May 18, 2010 at 11:22 pmSol Fury

    As a Brave fan, I feel pretty obliged to watch this homage to the Brave series I love so much. Just skimming the intro, I’m seeing references to Exkaiser, Fighbird, Might Gaine, Dagwon and Baan Gaan (and possibly the PS2 Brave War game – the shot of the villains scrolling up is definitely either from the PS2 one or the original PS1 game). Pretty awesome for a show to do a full-out tribute to those great 90′s mecha shows.

  • May 18, 2010 at 11:57 pmKING OF NIGERIA

    Sad that this is just a one-shot parody. I hope 2011 is another 2007.

  • May 19, 2010 at 5:49 ambuff

    wow! the mech kinda looks like GODMAX from brave exkaiser with the head of solgravion.

    • May 19, 2010 at 5:52 ambuff

      forgot to add the wings looks like it came from shadow dag-on

  • May 19, 2010 at 6:57 amDK

    If there’s one thing that this anime is doing right, it’s the previews for the next episode. I can totally see the future of the anime industry in there: using 3D models for characters with the faces just drawn and “painted” on. A lot of companies can save a heck lot of money with that technique!

  • May 19, 2010 at 9:08 amSelpheed

    I thought I was watching the wrong anime.

    Waste of time :(

  • May 19, 2010 at 10:14 amzerolight

    i don’t understand, people in japan actually love this kind of episodes??? its not even funny, what a failure.

  • May 19, 2010 at 12:01 pmKamina

    Don’t believe in yourself, believe in the me that believes in you!

  • May 19, 2010 at 2:12 pmSRWMoeUp


    • May 19, 2010 at 5:23 pmdivine

      Oh snap, it seems like we have a Super Robot Wars fan. Nice!

    • May 21, 2010 at 11:29 amRockmanshii

      I was hoping for them to raise the sword again when they slashed the Machine Duke to make the V sign.

  • May 19, 2010 at 5:05 pmNinja Penguin

    This anime started out promising.

    But last episode wasn’t good, and now this dumb giant robot parody gets crammed in. I want the harem comedy with sentimental bits back! I don’t want this trash! :(

    Did the morons at AIC run out of source material or something?

  • May 19, 2010 at 7:23 pmshezaei_neko

    This looks fun!!
    Also those yellow backgrounds reminded me of Kannazuki no Miko. That’s how it looked whenever they were piloting a mecha. XD

  • May 19, 2010 at 7:56 pmAF12

    Enough with ur shitting,if u dont like it then stop watching.
    This ep is totally hillarious with the parody of super robot series, oh i miss them so much.
    Those not enjoying it clearly haven’t watch any of this classic series…

  • May 20, 2010 at 10:59 amKraker2k

    Woah, the combined mech looks a lot like God Sigma, even the slash attack looks a lot like God Sigma’s.

  • May 20, 2010 at 11:01 pmJaysus

    I love all of the WTFness in this series.

    …but I was a humongous fan of Excel Saga, so that shouldn’t be all too surprising.

  • May 21, 2010 at 3:39 amFlamingYu

    That bad mecha look alot like Gunbuster.

  • May 21, 2010 at 5:02 amgarfield15

    I can’t believe the amount of people who don’t realize what this is parodying.

    Loved all the reference. Especially the OP song.

  • May 21, 2010 at 7:01 amamado

    I wouldnt call it hilarious or lame but it would have been better if it was 2 ep to know the characters more on how they are in this mecha world and to introduce the badguys but overall a decent ending.

  • May 21, 2010 at 11:28 amRockmanshii

    This episode was amazing I started laughing as soon as the #26 episode title screen appeared .How they did it seriously without joking is what makes it really funny.I can’t wait for season 2 lol with the new bad guys introduced at the end. Great Grand Fusion was hilarious.Every damn phrase in this episode was said already in animes of this genre the one which surprised me the most was the professor “aah I wanted to study its technology” at the end, complete with bridge bunny support.And how the OP kicked in, this is how real heroes kick asses :with their theme song in the back.Maaan they should do this more often last one like that was in Slayers Revolution/Evolution-R.
    (Sayaka–>Mazinger Z,Chizuru–>Combattler V,and for sinobu–>Dancougar? there’s another Shinobu I forgot about right?Cuz Yaaaaaateyaruze!!! is a guy)

  • May 21, 2010 at 11:53 am100cm

    off plot but it is cool anyway LOL!!

  • May 21, 2010 at 12:45 pmrasone0104

    This episode took me by surprise it was
    too freaking random.

  • May 21, 2010 at 9:22 pmIsland Esper

    omg :( I feel like the black sheep. Not sure if I have said this before but I hate mecha. Any mecha I despise them so going into this for me it was FAIL!!! Did I mention I hate mecha? This thing didn’t have anything to do with the series. I can suck up a filler episode here and there but from a quasi harem to spin into a mecha ?!? I hate mecha, I don’t watch mecha I feel violated by the producers by doing this. Finally I hate mecha :(

  • May 21, 2010 at 10:51 pmnoone


  • May 22, 2010 at 12:30 amMark

    A much better parody than the hot spring episode, imo. But I’m still waiting for them to move the plot forward!

  • May 22, 2010 at 4:30 amUppfinnarn

    The robot in the intro, the fusion one, has it’s entire design stolen from the robot “Ray Mk. III” from the game Custom Robo Arena, they even got the palette right!

  • May 23, 2010 at 4:29 pmAnonymous

    Moefags got trolled hard.

    Oh, and this episode is hilarious. It’s also the only episode of this series I’ll watch, ever. Unless they do another parody episode.

  • May 29, 2010 at 10:13 pmOdeus

    haven’t care for giant robots since gundam wing and Megas XLR.I fell asleep during this episode till a friend called me up. I then proceeded to tell him how I don’t like this show anymore.

  • May 30, 2010 at 11:55 amDark Legion

    Well first i mistook it for another anime.But i like this randomness

  • June 2, 2010 at 9:35 pmBOD

    i only managed to watch the first 3 minutes but wow…it wasnt bad it was just such a shock i cant watch it till i type something about it XD

    people who say this is pointless filler and trash, may be right about the pointless part, but filler and trash this is not. well filler maybe, it depends how you define filler, some people regard it as filling time and space due to lack of story, and some regard it as spending less money on actual animation and what not. For the later this is clearly untrue. And how can you call a parody/tribute to the history of mecha anime trash?!

    bottom line if you dont like it why are you wasting time posting about it? MECHA ANIME IS AWESOME!