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My 5 Favorite Mecha Anime and Why They're the Best

H.D. Russell | 9 Nov 2015 15:00
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3. Zone of the Enders

Although technically not originally an anime, Zone of the the Enders, and its sequel Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner, are landmarks in the mecha genre of video games. With its fast and fluid aerial-based combat, Z.O.E. is already fun to play, but with the Metal Gear mastermind himself, Hideo Kojima, behind the series, players are able to experience an action-packed and engaging story. Set in the space colonies of the future, players are tasked with saving the day with the use of the prototype frame known as Jehuty. Even when the action does die down for a second, players are still sucked in by the heart wrenching stories of Leo and Dingo. With an O.V.A. and a short anime series to support the story of the main games, Zone of the Enders is a series that has substance, as well as a loyal fanbase. Most recently, we got a 2012 HD remake of both games, but a second sequel was eventually canned by Konami, so we'll just have to be satisfied with the excellent games and Anime we have now. But with Kojima's future currently up in the air, who knows? Maybe we'll get to see a Z.O.E. 3 one day.

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