Kotetsu Jeeg is the first mecha I watched on Italian television:

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I loved this sequence where Miwa takes off on a weird jet plane called Big Shooter while Hiroshi jumps off a cliff with a winged motorbike:

All of Go Nagai mechas had unnecessarily complicated launch sequences. Ufo Robot Grandizer had multiple route options:

The pilot of the Great Mazinger also took a long detour on a jet plane, then return to the Fortress of Science to get into the damn robot 😂

Trider G7 came out in the middle of the decadent age of mecha anime, characterized by toy robots piloted by children.

I thought it was silly even when I was the same age of the protagonist!

Daitarn 3 was another overengineered where the pilot would drive a flying police car (the Mach Patrol), dock into a hole between the legs of the robot, then take a high-speed rocket railway to the other side of the robot and then begin a long transformation sequence.

For being a designed to promote a transformable toy, Daitarn 3 had pretty good humor. Plus, the Meganoid commanders were all caricatures of human flaws: narcissism, greed, lust, ambition...

This one for instance wanted to direct the greatest martial arts movie of all times 😂

The Meganoids also had their own transformation sequences: they used a special machine with four energy emitters to grow and shapeshift their bodies into a Megaborg before the final duel with the Daitarn 3.

There are cues that becoming a Megaborg is irreversible and a difficult step for some Meganoid commanders who are still attached to their original human form.

This one was huge in France. There it is called "Goldorak".
Probably due to the numerous anime broadcasted in the 80s/90s, France became the 2nd largest market for manga (still 17 less than Japan I think), and half of the comics there are manga (and there is a big tradition of franco-belgian comics)

Maybe it looks complicated because they have a process similar to trains where the staff use hand gestures and describe actions to be sure that none is missed.

@Fabimaru In the Italian dub, it was called Goldrake, and all the characters got English-sounding names:

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