Okay let me rephrase then: as few OP BS as possible. IMO Gundam Wings did it right, so anything close to that. Doesn't have to be Gundam too. I mean, I kind of like 00, but that's just kind of too much spectacle, and the mass-produce MS are all kind of meh. And too many Gundams.
Also I've been entertaining the thought of starting Macross. Where from?
LOL Vandread. While it's straight up Nostalgia Trip Highway, that's a lot of OP BS in it. Watched it for the boobs back then though. I give ya Sakura Wars though. Kind of loved it back in the day. I'd be grinning as **** though since it's up Nostalgia Trip Highway too.
Could just skip the OP LOL. Did a quick search for Sakura Wars. Nyaa has BDs but no subs while BBT has subs but no BD