Monday, September 28, 2009

Titan Maximum Premires on Adult Swim

Last night I got a chance to watch the first episode of Titan Maximum, the new show from the same guys who created Robot Chicken. Titan Maximum is a spoof on various giant robot anime, and it's done in the same stop-motion style that robot chicken was done in.

The story revolves around the pilots of 5 space ships that form into Titan Maximum when activated together, much in the style of Voltron. But Voltron isn't the only reference I noticed... there were also a few references to Evangelion. In the beginning, everything starts out like your standard generic mecha anime, but the show really gets going when we find out the opening sequence is only a roleplay by some kids with action figures, and that the real titan maximum crew are wash up deadbeats. I like this change, it makes it feel a little more mature, and actually makes things funnier, when we learn about the pilots' real-life personalities.

The story is nice, but the best part about the show is how it combines all of the anime spoofs it sets forth with the same Robot Chicken style humor we've come to know and love, and it does it all without sacrificing plot development or pacing. I'm definitely looking forward to the second episode, and the rest of the series. Titan Maximum currently airs at 11:30pm every sunday. Check it out if you haven't already.

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