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The Giant Robots of Fall 2021: Six mecha series to satisfy your needs for the rest of 2021

Giant robots are a trope closely tied to images of anime in popular culture, and I can never get enough of them. But it’s no stretch to say that they don’t have quite the firm grip that they used to, with a handful of major exceptions like Gundam and Evangelion. This is why the Fall 2021 anime season feels so unusual—not one, not two, but as many six mecha series debuted in October. Rather than feeling like the harbinger of a genre revival, they seem to be taking different routes to using giant robots as selling points. Muv-Luv Alternative Muv-Luv Alternative fills the role of adapting a work that already has an established fanbase, though the story of how Muv-Luv...

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