Colonies Side, Round 1 Results
May 30, 2012
The dust has settled over the Sai Mecha arena, and here are the results for the first Colonies Side match! This is ExecutiveOtaku, bringing you all the details. Some matches ran close, while others were routes. Read on to see how it went down.
Turn A Gundam vs Tauburn (72.3% vs 27.7%)
Kshatriya vs YF-29 Durandal (61.84% vs 38.16%)
Scopedog vs Escaflowne (47.18% vs 52.82%)
Aquarion EVOL vs Gao Gai Gar (25.74% vs 74.26%)
Gunbuster vs Unicorn Gundam (63.76% vs 36.24%)
Tachikoma vs GP-03 Dendrobium (38.73% vs 61.27%)
Gouf Custom vs Gurren Mk. II (65.33% vs 34.67%)
Black Getter vs Giant Robo (55.73% vs 44.27%)
BONUS ROUND: Where is Ghostlightning?
Stuck in a training montage loop (10.64%) vs Playing rock ballads to hostile aliens (30.85%) vs Became one with a super robot (24.47%) vs Nothing left but hamburger (34.04%)
In the opening Colonies Side match, the veteran Turn A Gundam sent the newcomer Tauburn packing. While the green mecha dazzled the stage, and the audience, it’s feathers and hipshake failed to bring all the votes to the yard. Better luck next time, Tauburn, your antics certainly brought some flair to this year’s competition. Next up, another veteran vs newbie fight, but with a closer outcome. The YF-29 certainly captured the hearts of those Macross fans that remember the YF-19 well. I too have a fond place in my heart for those forward swept wings. But it hasn’t been around long, and it’s up against the powerhouse Kshatriya. The Kshatriya isn’t the oldest mecha, but it’s been around the block a few times and really earned the adoration of new and old UC Gundam fans.
The next fight, oh boy, was that a close one! Two veterans squared off against each other, each with very different designs. The soldier’s choice Scopedog, cheap, simple, and deadly, fought tooth and nail with the god-like Escaflowne. This match went back and worth all during the voting period. For a while it stayed a tie as the Scopedog displayed a lot of moxy. In the end the Escaflowne’s reality-altering powers won it the match, and a tough victory was earned in the first battle of the veterans in Colonies Side. The next matchup had a new contender, the Aquarion EVOL, against veteran Gao Gai Gar. A matchup between two combining super robots, but it seems the Aquarion EVOL just wasn’t quite ready to compete in the big leagues. Gao Gai Gar won this match by the largest margin this round and advances, but we hope to see you again, EVOL, you certainly have heart.
The Gunbuster took the next match from the Unicorn Gundam, in another contest of veterans. And the Tachikoma, the moe dark knight of last year’s tournament, fell early to the GP-03 Dendrobium. I guess Goliath wins sometimes, though I doubt this is the last we’ll see of the mecha David. The next fight saw another matchup of equals like the EVOL/GGG matchup, when two close combat powerhouses rocked the arena. The Gurren Mk. II with it’s annihilating arm and fanservice cockpit design fought brave and well against the high mobility, armed-to-the-teeth Gouf Custom in a knockout round. The lack of ranged weapons seemed to hurt the Gurren though, as the Gouf was able to score some early hits before moving in for the kill, faking out that death hand by sacrificing its gattling shield. Finally, the hope of the Getter fanboys eaked out a win over veteran Giant Robo in a closely fought battle. The Getter is carrying a lot of hopes on its shoulders, and for now its fanatical fanboys can rest easy.
That’s it for now, mecha fans! Earth Side, Round 2 will be coming up by the weekend. Until next time, this is ExecutiveOtaku, signing off.