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by sdwoodchuck
Sun May 21, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 10942

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

I love IBO and a ton of people are hating on it so I am going to explain this once and for all. A lot of people look towards anime as an easy form of escapism, a quick way to get away from the hassles of the real world. They don't care about what the show has to say or what it's trying to do, just ...
by sdwoodchuck
Fri May 19, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam no Reconguista Movies Thread?
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Gundam no Reconguista Movies Thread?

I think I'm in the opposite boat, actually. I normally wouldn't be very interested in the movie retelling of a recently-released series--even one that badly needs fixing. But after the more plot-focused IBO and the criminally over-condensed Thunderbolt, I find that I'm actually very excited to revis...
by sdwoodchuck
Mon May 15, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam no Reconguista Movies Thread?
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Gundam no Reconguista Movies Thread?

Here's what I was referring to, from Tomino himself at the Rome convention: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2017-04-25/yoshiyuki-tomino-discusses-new-g-reco-movies-anime-and-film-industries/.115248 "The way that things are actually progressing is a secret, but this isn't anything too import...
by sdwoodchuck
Fri May 12, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Jamitov Goals
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Gundam Jamitov Goals

I was always under the impression that Jamitov didn't have much loyalty toward either Earthnoid or Spacenoid causes; he just wanted to stir up enough unrest that he could step in and fill a power vacuum. As for what Scirocco says, I don't remember the line itself or who he said it to, but he's a mas...
by sdwoodchuck
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: ID-0
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: ID-0

Yeah, Maya may very well improve, which is what I'm hoping for. Like I said, I'm loving the concept and the design work so far, so I really want to be able to stick with it, but man, that is exactly the kind of character that can kill it for me.
by sdwoodchuck
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: ID-0
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: ID-0

Love the mecha designs, really like where they're going with it conceptually, but I don't like the protagonist at all, and that could sink it for me. I'll give it a few more episodes, but I'm not optimistic.
by sdwoodchuck
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 246
Views: 14153

Re: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I

Hated Season 1, and I can't say Season 2 is fixing my opinions of it. It's a shame, because there's some great designs coming out of this series, and the action is mostly well animated, but the lack of any real character writing means there's no dramatic tension to any of it.
by sdwoodchuck
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam no Reconguista Movies Thread?
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Gundam no Reconguista Movies Thread?

Is the second movie confirmed? I guess confirmed to be in the plan, at least, but from what I read, he was saying that the second would either happen or not based on the success of the first one.
by sdwoodchuck
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 10942

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

Yeah, I think the problem with Hush is that he is built up at all when there's no narrative payoff for the setup. We can frame it either way--either the problem is that they never pay off the setup, or the problem is that that they wasted setup on a character with no payoff--but it's poor writing fr...
by sdwoodchuck
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 10942

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

But that how I feel Honestly, it sounds like you're just self-agitating over the fact that Hush's development played against the shounen-style "Imma be the very best ___ 'cause I'm young and mad at the world" once reality intervened. I would recommend you watch the show for what it actually is rath...
by sdwoodchuck
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 10942

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

Areku: I mostly agree with you, though my negative opinions aren't quite as strong. I feel like they had a great world-building team, and then the writing just had no idea what to do, and did a lot of treading water, and then at the last minute realized they needed to actually GET somewhere and rush...
by sdwoodchuck
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 10942

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

Yeah, I think politically IBO gets most of it right for most of the series. It nails the colonialism themes early-on, and I think that--along with the Mars setting--are some of what the series does best.
by sdwoodchuck
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 10942

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

If they didn't give themselves enough time to properly tell the conclusion of their story, then I'd say that's another sign of poor writing leading up to the finale. I don't remember Seed's ending (it's been more than a decade since I watched it); I do remember I didn't like the show much, and as a ...
by sdwoodchuck
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 10942

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

"We'll never know" is never a good statement to have to make about major plot elements in the ending of a story.
by sdwoodchuck
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 10942

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

I don't know, maybe people expected better plotting across an entire season so that we don't wind up with an ending where the only options are "poorly written" and "even worse"?
by sdwoodchuck
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: How can we have another long-running toy franchise?
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: How can we have another long-running toy franchise?

Oh definitely, the fantasy element is crucial to the success of both Gundam and Star Wars. So much so that Star Wars is often cited as being a fantasy story that just uses the trappings of sci-fi, and not science fiction in and of itself at all. I'm not sure I'd say that it's the spiritual nature of...
by sdwoodchuck
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam 0083 Rebellion manga
Replies: 159
Views: 15188

Re: Gundam 0083 Rebellion manga

I just started reading 0083 Rebellion and Zeta Define this week. The Stardust Memory OVA is a series that I've never liked very much as a story, but for whatever reason the aesthetic has always stood out in my memory as a fantastic representation of franchise. I'm only a couple of chapters into the ...
by sdwoodchuck
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 10942

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

Murderous dictators do not become benevolent leaders just because "the public eye is on them." They don't become benevolent leaders because the social order is destabilized. That was the entire point I was making: Rustal is NOT a benevolent leader, and he more than likely will never become one. How...
by sdwoodchuck
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 10942

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

Yeah, I don't disagree, and if anyone were sitting around calling those endings "realistic," I'd be laughing at them, too. As I've said before, realism isn't the spectrum on which the quality of this series (or any Gundam series for that matter) rests, and the epilogue being ridiculously implausible...
by sdwoodchuck
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 344
Views: 10942

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV

The concept of Rustal leading Gjallarhorn into being an idealized democratic organization is farcical, whether it's an overnight change of heart, or whether he's "forced into it," it's equally nonsensical to his character, to his leadership style, and to the status of the world at the end of IBO. M...