The Red Giant
Sketch Chapter 'Zero'
During WWII, the 'Red Giant' robot is the symbol of Chinese war heroism against Japanese invasion. 8 years after the Great War, the 'Party' has a new mission for the youthful pilot and his 'Red Giant' -- a liberation war for an unstable society in a small, faraway island. But on this strange new battleground, the idealistic youth begin to question his political beliefs. Using the god-like status of 'Red Giant' to stir up bloody violence against the colonists, he knows too well that this is not his or the 'Red Giant' 's war. Is this liberation, or is this invasion ... ?
On this chaotic island, another youth, LeeCen, has been leading a poor yet contented life with his sickly mother. All this is shattered when his mother is killed in a riot involving the 'Red Giant'. Fatefully, his own life is saved by the 'Red Giant''s pilot. Not knowing each other true identity, both youth 's destiny touched and parted. Out for an one-man suicidal bomb attack on the 'Red Giant', LeeCen never know that he would be the murderer of his own saviour ...
In the burning cockpit of the 'Red Giant', the young pilot has orders to perish together with his robot. Immortalised in a heroic death, they would then be the political fuel for more violent revolutionary struggles. One final decision of this misled young hero ...
Very macho-robo-everyone-must-die type of story ... actually there are more details so that it leads to the tragic ending more reasonably. Someone who grows up watching 'Gatchaman' and 'Ultraman' and loves Gundam, I always try to laugh at these stories but secretly, I dream up hundreds of them ... Of course, in some of my rountine daydream sessions, I am also the heroic pilot of some super robot. But I must stress that I am just honest (?) and not schizophrenic ... hee.
Go see 'The greatest dayDreamer' ... more peaceful ...