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by Quiddity
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Chaos Theater
Topic: Ep. 121: Humphrey Bogart
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Ep. 121: Humphrey Bogart

Congrats and good luck with the retirement! Being in a position where I do an absurdly large amount of travel for work, listening to podcasts is one of the ways I help keep myself sane during all the long drives and plane rides I'm on. While I admittingly listen a lot more to other podcasts on subje...
by Quiddity
Wed May 31, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam no Reconguista Movies Thread?
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: Gundam no Reconguista Movies Thread?

will we get more mobile suit toilets??? I hope so also I noticed Tomino likes redheads and this probably came up in the 90s with characters like Cecily(f91), Hime(Brain Powered) and Aids (Reconguista). Oh, it was certainly well before that; Sheryl Formosa (Ideon), Marvel Frozen (Dunbine), Gaw Ha Le...
by Quiddity
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: New Code Geass sequel announced, recaps for 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: New Code Geass sequel announced, recaps for 2017

I'm torn, I enjoyed both seasons quite a lot and especially liked the ending with Lelouch dying. Seeing that retconned wouldn't make me happy. Still, they wouldn't do it without him. I'm not completely opposed to sequels several years after the fact (Eureka Seven AO for example I didn't find anywher...
by Quiddity
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Gundam Encyclopedia Character Lineart
Replies: 22
Views: 2800

Re: Gundam Encyclopedia Character Lineart

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by Quiddity
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: GundamInfo uploaded the 0079 Trilogy on Youtube
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: GundamInfo uploaded the 0079 Trilogy on Youtube

I can't remember where I heard it, but I thought that the third movie was something like 2/3 to 3/4 reanimated footage? Just off the top of my head, many of the key scenes including Dren's death, Amuro's meeting with Lalah, Amuro's dad falling down the stairs, Char and Sayla's reunion in Texas colon...
by Quiddity
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?
Replies: 43
Views: 3159

Re: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?

one last thing: King Gainer is the only one in my Tomino watch list that has a dub. is it good or should i just stick to the original Japanese? King Gainer's dub is decent. Not amazing, but I can't really think of any major complaints. Certainly better than Brain Powered. Also, although its not rea...
by Quiddity
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?
Replies: 43
Views: 3159

Re: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?

he holds Kubrick as his primary influence Interesting to know, and probably not much of a surprise given that he has 2 pretty blatant references to this shot of 2001: A Space Odyssey - https://rambambashi.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/planets.jpg ; from near the end of The Ideon: Be Invoked and at th...
by Quiddity
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?
Replies: 43
Views: 3159

Re: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?

I rewatched the show within the last year or so (yet forgot to list it in my prior post, goes to show how forgettable it is); I view it as quite the mess; its not that the overall concept is bad, but like much of Tomino's later works he's trying to put way too many things in the show and doesn't rea...
by Quiddity
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?
Replies: 43
Views: 3159

Re: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?

I think the order I saw his non-Gundam stuff was Dunbine, Ideon, L-Gaim, King Gainer, Xabungle, Dunbine OVAs, Zambot. Of those you have left, Turn A is the best, one of his best overall works. Victory is a trainwreck (but in a good way IMHO). ZZ is one of the weaker Gundam works, especially in the f...
by Quiddity
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Let's talk Five Star Stories
Replies: 12
Views: 1027

Re: Let's talk Five Star Stories

I've always wanted to get into it because I was a big fan of L-Gaim and find Nagano's design work and world building really unique and interesting. I saw the movie many years ago, and have read a few chapters of the manga but its been quite a long time. Hopefully at some point I'll be able to get in...
by Quiddity
Fri May 13, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Right Stuf announces [Gundam Release Updates 2016]
Replies: 40
Views: 3559

Re: Right Stuf announces [Gundam Release Updates 2016]

At least on the episode titles, they have often made some notable changes on those rather than using the most accurate translation. In Zeta I recall "To the Earth Sphere" becoming simply "To Earth", "Day of the Colony Drop" becoming "Colony Drop". MS Gundam had even more significant changes, "Reunio...
by Quiddity
Wed May 11, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Right Stuf announces [Gundam Release Updates 2016]
Replies: 40
Views: 3559

Re: Right Stuf announces [Gundam Release Updates 2016]

In case people want a sneak peak at what the ZZ Blu Ray volume 1 packaging looks like, including a few sample photos of the video quality.

http://imgur.com/a/MdJJR

Gundam X volume 1 has also arrived but haven't gotten a chance to look through that much yet.
by Quiddity
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: G-Reco Movie 1 confirmed for November
Replies: 40
Views: 2948

Re: G-Reco Movie 1 confirmed for November

Part of me is excited for it if only because it is a chance to do G-Reco in better fashion and make some improvements upon a show that was beautiful to look at but had major flaws with pacing, characters and exposition. Yet part of me thinks the compressed nature of it will make it all the more conf...
by Quiddity
Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Watching the UC series for the first time
Replies: 67
Views: 3781

Re: Watching the UC series for the first time

Considering how often I hear that working on Turn A "cured" him? And some of the crazy stuff that shoots out of his mouth now? I almost would believe him having a split personality LOL. Some people are just emotional. Very emotional. Now, I've never met the guy. Can't really come to a conclusion on...
by Quiddity
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Watching the UC series for the first time
Replies: 67
Views: 3781

Re: Watching the UC series for the first time

But he was also in a dark place during the time that he made Zeta. I've heard he had two really dark swings in his life. During Zeta and during V, and that he struggled with depression that only went away with Turn A. As comparison, he made Space Runaway Ideon I think right before Zeta Gundam, and ...
by Quiddity
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Zeta Gundam Part II Planning Notes
Replies: 18
Views: 1403

Re: Zeta Gundam Part II Planning Notes

Tomino's given us Engrish names like Shot Weapon, Marvel Frozen, Kitty Kitten, Full Flat, Carrying Cargo, etc... not to mention numerous characters whose names seem like random syllables thrown together (Mian Ku Ha Ascher, Zou Habel Gande, etc...). Elbow Smash is not that out of the norm for him. :...
by Quiddity
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Zeta Gundam Part II Planning Notes
Replies: 18
Views: 1403

Re: Zeta Gundam Part II Planning Notes

Tomino's given us Engrish names like Shot Weapon, Marvel Frozen, Kitty Kitten, Full Flat, Carrying Cargo, etc... not to mention numerous characters whose names seem like random syllables thrown together (Mian Ku Ha Ascher, Zou Habel Gande, etc...).

Elbow Smash is not that out of the norm for him. :P
by Quiddity
Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam 00 Season 1 Thread Mk I
Replies: 502
Views: 34583

Re: The Official Gundam 00 Season 1 Thread Mk I

Have wrapped up season 2! Here are my overall thoughts. Things that I liked: -Typically a breakneck pace throughout the show. Even if the ending wasn't as satisfying as it could have been throughout the entire season I was always really excited for each episode and each episode flew by. -The overall...
by Quiddity
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam 00 Season 1 Thread Mk I
Replies: 502
Views: 34583

Re: The Official Gundam 00 Season 1 Thread Mk I

I'll admit I haven't done any deep analysis or assessment yet, but I'm loving Gundam 00 season 2 and finding it just as good as season 1 (through episode 20 now). They have at least somewhat patched up my biggest complaint and we'll see how they go with that the rest of the way. I would agree that w...
by Quiddity
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam 00 Season 1 Thread Mk I
Replies: 502
Views: 34583

Re: The Official Gundam 00 Season 1 Thread Mk I

Ugh, kinda wish I didn't see that, now I'll be awaiting for some mega blunder to come. Already half way through season 2 (through ep 13) and its been a fairly strong to this point, with only one big complaint, but I will admit got stuff to worry about. I'll put it in spoilers since this is the seaso...