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ShiibuiiShiibuii2 months ago
I absolutely love the sort of "mecha girl" look.
Whether they're cyborg ninjas(you're that ninja- Solid Snake) or whatever really. I like the design of characters that have cybernetics attached to them either as the costume or for their transformation itself.

Similar to infinite Stratos and Muv Luv, but not necessarily. Im not talking about pilots vs suits.

More along the lines of Neptunia and Gonna be the Twin Tail. Where they have a sort of futuristic look to them.

Not like Azur lane where it is more "modern" if you follow me.

If you guys are able to make out what im saying I'd appreciate some enlightenment. Or you could drop some figures in a reply and help me find some new ones lol.
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Lol as someone who is not instantly familiar with all the franchises you listed off as points for comparison I kinda wish you'd linked pictures so I could visually get to know what you were getting at.

However, I think others have sufficiently given you an answer. When in doubt, just use what ever english terms you can think of to describe the effect and then translate that. If you're looking for art on a Japanese website use google translate to help you with navigating the tags. Pixiv is pretty English friendly, though. It's just a matter of using the correct search terms to find what you want.

I think "cyborg" really is a good enough catch-all. You could add "retro" in to your search terms as well. Eg "retro anime cyborg/cyberpunk/cybernetics"

If you're interested in robot/cyborg characters with bits and pieces hanging off them then that's getting fairly specific and I'm afraid I can't help you other than chucking in more terms to your search. Eg wires, plugs, cords etc.

It's also a matter of looking in the right places/discovering artists with similar interests. There are plenty of people and artists out there who are into the whole cyborg aesthetic. You could try looking on Pinterest, too. I actually have a Pinterest board dedicated to robots, but I'm not friggen logged in to stupid-ass Pinterest at the moment so I can't give you the link rn, lol srry.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/cctp-797-fall2013/files/2013/12/birthscene.jpg

Anyway, out of interest I did some googlin' and if we wanna talk about the cyborg aesthetic and anime then you absolutely cannot go past the classic Ghost in the Shell. Here's an article where I found the above and below pictures from... it's too long for my dumbass brain to read right now but it seems like it could be an interesting read.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/cctp-797-fall2013/files/2013/12/plug-300x168.jpg
Pictured above: What's left of my brain after it tried to read a fatass wall of text
2 months ago
Generally it is moe anthropmorphism and more specifically, mecha musume according to English Wikipedia. Cross reference that to Japanese Wikipedia and you will find メカ少女 (mecha shoujo). Some Japanese artbooks will call this mechanical girls. By the way メカ娘 (mecha musume) will get some hits on google images as well. So there is no general consensus for the subgenre but there are some fairly specific name for it.
2 months ago
In Japanese is common to find them as "mechamusume" or "mechashoujo". Outside Japan are more commonly known only as mechamusume.
2 months ago
Shiibuii2 months ago#91627878"Careful hes a hero"
Yes designs like these!
Some like the kancolle series aren't exactly what im referring to but there are a ton in those groups that are!
Thank you! But I still don't really know what to call them hahaha

I'm not sure there's a consensus on how they're called but I'd say mecha musume is a good contender
2 months ago
kyoshinhei2 months ago#91627677Not sure if that's what you're looking for but there are these:
Armor Girls Project from Bandai
Megami Device and Frame Arm Girls from Kotobukiya
Busou Shinki from Konami
Maybe also Heavily Armed High School Girls from GSC/Max Factory
EDIT: Also Alice Gear Aegis

"Careful hes a hero"

Yes designs like these!

Some like the kancolle series aren't exactly what im referring to but there are a ton in those groups that are!
Thank you! But I still don't really know what to call them hahaha
2 months ago
Not sure if that's what you're looking for but there are these:
Armor Girls Project from Bandai
Megami Device and Frame Arm Girls from Kotobukiya
Busou Shinki from Konami
Maybe also Heavily Armed High School Girls from GSC/Max Factory
EDIT: Also Alice Gear Aegis
2 months ago
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