When it comes to mecha narratives, there are certain recurring themes. On the surface, one might expect military involvement, technological advances, and gargantuan battles between giant machines, piloted by people or automated to fight on their own. The mecha genre also offers what I call “social themes,” such as humanity, post-humanism, and relationships (note: these are all very loaded terms, and don’t necessarily boil down to something simple).
However, one thing that this series offers in addition to some of these established themes is something that I’m sure a lot of fans who have heard of this show are aware of (and if you weren’t, you know now): literary comparison! In this review, I will explain to the best of my ability what these inferences are.