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by Dustman
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 353
Views: 15478

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

I deferred a reflexive response to assess the actual footage. You're right, I was wrong. Despite watching the first season twice, once in Japanese and again on Toonami, I assigned more nuance to the scene than what actually existed. It is not said that Tekkadan is disgusted by eating meat because Ma...
by Dustman
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 353
Views: 15478

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

It's been a long while since I posted on this site. I started going back to university so I had to wait before I could finish the second season. It would have been easy to complete IBO as the series was airing, if only it were not so plainly, agonizingly predictable. I once gave this series the back...
by Dustman
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 110
Views: 10040

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 Anime Thread Mk I

Yano, after watching a few episodes of RE, I think Unicorn as a whole works much better as a series than as an OVA. It's interesting that you should mention that. I originally started watching this because I was curious about formatting. They haven't made any changes to the sequence of events or to...
by Dustman
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Official Unicorn Sequel Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 1597

Re: Official Unicorn Sequel Poll

Is it alright if I go on a bitter, self-serving tangent for a moment? Not too long ago, I got into an embarrassing altercation after I suggested that children watching RE:0096 at 7am, who have an innate curiosity to guide them through new experiences, will probably be able to enjoy it far better tha...
by Dustman
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?
Replies: 43
Views: 3231

Re: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?

Also, although its not really a professional dub, ZZ does have a dub out there. Unfortunately, that's all lost media. Some clips can be found on YouTube but they are clearly from someone's dusty old VCR recordings and I've only ever seen the last three episodes in full. Because it was produced in t...
by Dustman
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?
Replies: 43
Views: 3231

Re: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?

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 the end of the second opening of Victory Gun...
by Dustman
Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?
Replies: 43
Views: 3231

Re: Is Tomino's work an acquired taste?

Brain Powerd probably deserves a thorough reevaluation. I feel like Tomino was pouring his heart out with that series and a lot of its themes feel like problems he was trying to make peace with. Particularly, as epitomized by Jonathan, what appears to be an adversarial relationship to the opposite s...
by Dustman
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Official Unicorn Sequel Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 1597

Official Unicorn Sequel Poll

https://twitter.com/gundam_unicorn/status/774735688403005441 Your choices are, in the order listed Unicorn 2 Hathaway's Flash Crossbone Gundam An original story in the UC setting Hathaway's Flash, please! 2019 is the 40th for the franchise and the 30th for HF's serialization. With Unicorn at the end...
by Dustman
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 110
Views: 10040

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 Anime Thread Mk I

Thanks Dustman! In short - if one has seen the OVA, there is no point of watching TV? If they did not add anything, just cut the OVAs, add OP and ED (obviously) and move pieces arround, there is no point of watching it rather than for the sake of completeness. Pretty much. It doesn't even change th...
by Dustman
Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 110
Views: 10040

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 Anime Thread Mk I

Short answer: Absolutely nothing. Long answer: You could make technical exceptions like the OP/ED animations but if you're hoping that it would alter the story or fix any pet peeves you had, that's just not the point. Once again, the project started at the last minute to fill in for another Sunrise ...
by Dustman
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 683
Views: 31704

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

(In an early episode, one cutaway to life on Mars showed child prostitutes... where were the moral guardians who complained about Kira and Flay for that scene? Jeez.) Hm, do you remember when that was? I don't recall anything like that. We see kids literally starving to death on the streets, but I ...
by Dustman
Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Fighters Try Anime Thread Mk-V
Replies: 461
Views: 19471

Re: The Official Gundam Build Fighters Try Anime Thread Mk-V

Ah, it's safe to post now? OK! I've got a lot to say... I rewatched Try in preparation for this since a lot of it had already slipped my mind. While it was airing, I was disappointed with the directionless plotting, mediocre rivalries and telltale signs that the production had fallen behind schedule...
by Dustman
Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 110
Views: 10040

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 Anime Thread Mk I

There was an awkward cut this week, skipping back a few seconds on a transition. I'll presume for its sake that this meant was for the intermission. That kind of thing is hard to tell on a streaming service since there isn't an eyecatch for this series. I'm nervous about the next episode. I hoped th...
by Dustman
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 683
Views: 31704

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

Before saying much else or driving myself in circles trying to analyze it, I should probably ask the most fundamental question I can think of: "Is Tekkadan supposed to be normal?" I'm not really looking for an in depth answer, it's just a point of curiosity. What's your gut instinct, the first answe...
by Dustman
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 683
Views: 31704

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

On the subject of characterization, what makes Mikazuki different is that Heero learned to reclaim his empathy and Setsuna had to correct a warped perspective that was nonetheless motivated by empathy. In stark contrast, Mikazuki is a fully formed person from his introduction. This is actually very ...
by Dustman
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 683
Views: 31704

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

Actually when I went to AX this year the producer of IBO Mr. Sasaki said "he already know the show wasn't going to have a lot of action in the first season but they did it this way so that the viewers would see what the characters are going through so when the season 2 happens the events will be mo...
by Dustman
Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:18 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 683
Views: 31704

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

Unfortunately, I think LightningCount's evaluations are completely on point and I'd be lying if I said that he'll find something more to like about the series. I wouldn't say that this is one of the "bad" Gundams but I don't think the season finale was enough to vindicate the journey, and while I've...
by Dustman
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 539
Views: 33965

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-07-29/gundam-the-origin-iv-anime-cast-november-19-debut-revealed/.104782 So it seems like they recast Lalah for Origin IV with Saori Hayami (Yurin, Aila). On one hand, I feel pretty bad for Keiko Han since she's already been kicked out of another iconic role...
by Dustman
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 110
Views: 10040

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 Anime Thread Mk I

I'm still watching this but it's always been a passive activity. It's exactly what I expected since the announcement was made. Aside from the OP (which has been slightly revised) there's no new animation and most of that is CGI, which is cheaper to animate than 2D because of fixed proportions. The s...
by Dustman
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk III
Replies: 683
Views: 31704

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

I'm very sorry to hear about your brother. I'd like to say that I love and respect that this subplot touched you as it did and you should absolutely value that experience. Being able to positively receive and internalize those kinds of signals is just as important as its ability to communicate with ...