Originally Posted by Fencedude
It seriously kills me seeing people try to analyze Vividred using only Magical Girl tropes.
Yeah, you are welcome to join the fun with the giant robot tropes you are familiar with. I am more familiar with Magical Girl anime, so I focus on the Magical Girls elements I see. Not that I did not see tropes going way back to Mazinger Z though - just that Giant Robot is never my favorite genre. I would be very much interested to see more people sharing the references they see and find interesting to share.
Remember I never said Docking comes from Magical Girl anime. ;-) I only said the transformation into a grown-up character could be traced back to older Magical Girl anime.