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by Underrated GM Custom
Wed Nov 30, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 278
Views: 14316

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

Couple things I actually find odd about the stigma: As a medical technology, GUND already seems safe. The prologue suggests its only dangerous as an MS technology due to the amount of data. The mystery of Aerial aside, Prospera's already proof that GUND is safe, as she's survived 21~ years just fin...
by Underrated GM Custom
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 278
Views: 14316

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

I'll echo some of Seto's setiments. I didn't care much for this episode, I understand they are shooting for a younger target audience who won't be well versed with corporations, investing, business plans, regulations, etc. but this was episode really feels phoned in. Earth House They started off war...
by Underrated GM Custom
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:24 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 278
Views: 14316

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

Yeah the start end and the end of the episode just feel very disconnected. The main MS manufacturers are worried that Delling will overreact and we'll get another prologue episode, but instead his daughter throws up a quickly marked up powerpoint slide and asks for his help and now everything is go...
by Underrated GM Custom
Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:32 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 278
Views: 14316

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

In the space future, we will not have OSHA. Who designs a stage like this, where there are just tiny tiny discs barely big enough to stand on that go fifty, sixty feet into the air? :lol: I had the same thought when the platform went up. Space OSHA must have been gutted in the corporate future of A...
by Underrated GM Custom
Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 278
Views: 14316

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

I was surprised by Delling's change of heart and also a bit disappointed since it didn't really feel earned. One thing I've been noticing with the writing in WfM so far is that they tend to deflate the tension before the episode even finishes. There was a lot of great tension in early scenes with N...
by Underrated GM Custom
Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 278
Views: 14316

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

A lot of good tension in this episode, but I found the investment incubator to be a bit silly. Looks like the writers finally addressed the Pharact is a Gundam issue, but it still doesn't answer why Delling turned a blind eye to it since they were gung-ho to go after the Aerial. The business plan th...
by Underrated GM Custom
Thu Nov 10, 2022 4:18 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The obscure mobile suits of an equally obscure game: SD Gundam Wars
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: The obscure mobile suits of an equally obscure game: SD Gundam Wars

If you want pictures: https://gbwn.main.jp/Unit_SDGW.htm Thanks for the link! Those are some nice quality sprites. I am shocked to see that the Federation adopted the giant wheel design from Zanscare with the Spirit Guntank :mrgreen: The strong Gundam resembles the large mobile armor from Kondo's R...
by Underrated GM Custom
Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:17 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 278
Views: 14316

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

Prospera's about to throw Peil Technologies &/or Belmeria under the bus in order to: - deflect suspicion from her as the 'witch' who escaped from the Folkvangr incident. - get in Delling's good graces in order to be in a better position to backstab him later. - get rid of older, more defective ...
by Underrated GM Custom
Mon Nov 07, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 278
Views: 14316

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

Rather disappointed this episode didn't address Pharact being a Gundam. I suppose the argument could be made that Peil technology has more corporate influence to prevent an inquiry as an established player but doesn't really explain why Jeturk, a rival, wouldn't raise hell about it or why Delling do...
by Underrated GM Custom
Fri Nov 04, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 278
Views: 14316

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

Then we have his whole Treize-esque speech on how conflict should be between humans, not remote units, etc. A lot of viewers tend to dismiss this as a self-serving excuse to get rid of Ochs Earth, but what if Delling was absolutely sincere about it? It might be a personal crusade for him. Great per...
by Underrated GM Custom
Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:38 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Jegan A-Type's long beam rifle, and some ramblings about the Jegan line.
Replies: 31
Views: 783

Re: The Jegan A-Type's long beam rifle, and some ramblings about the Jegan line.

I suppose phrasing it as licensing was poor on my part, so I'll clarify. What I should have said were "rights" to the aforementioned items. Unlike the days of yesteryear (think the 80s on into early 90s), you could toss in whatever the heck you wanted into your manga without any sort of c...
by Underrated GM Custom
Tue Nov 01, 2022 5:18 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 278
Views: 14316

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

Episode 5 was a large improvement for me. The action was excellent although the trap at the end was a bit anticlimactic. I'm loving every version of the Dilanza so far as well. The interpersonal drama they've setup so far is engaging and I'm glad the other lead pilots won't be as one-dimensional as ...
by Underrated GM Custom
Sat Oct 29, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 278
Views: 14316

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

Also this isn't just testing her piloting ability but her ability to coordinate with other people, to check equipment, building a team, even responding to unexpected setbacks. It's a much wider scope of operation and skillsets than just winning a single battle so it makes sense that she still has t...
by Underrated GM Custom
Wed Oct 26, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Mecha observations from G Gundam
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: Mecha observations from G Gundam

7th Gundam Fight sounds really interesting. I'll have to track down a copy of the prequel manga at some point. I don't think too many units have torso mounted beam weapons, Nether Gundam I suppose, most weapons are handheld except for Neros with his legs and Skull Gundam with the mini skull on its h...
by Underrated GM Custom
Wed Oct 26, 2022 7:24 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 278
Views: 14316

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

-- Felsi/Petra Status: MIA. Yeah I hear ya, I really enjoyed the fight choreography between Daribalde and Ariel as well as the pilots successes and failures in the narrative, really well directed. Pretty good fisticuffs at the end of this episode too. Are Felsi and Petra the two girls who hijacked ...
by Underrated GM Custom
Wed Oct 26, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Protection conferred by Phase Shift Armor
Replies: 24
Views: 1566

Re: The Protection conferred by Phase Shift Armor

Interesting, so the armor stays in tact but everything beneath it gets crushes due to the shockwave transmitted through the metal then? Guess that would explain why you could see a deformation since the structure holding the armor in place crumpled.
by Underrated GM Custom
Fri Oct 21, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 278
Views: 14316

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

Late to the party on Episode 3 but this one has been my favorite so far. It's got a nice blend of corporate politics, interpersonal drama and development, exposition and of course exciting action. I'm quite fond of the Daribalde's remote weapons, I really enjoyed the Bit-Shields from 00 so I'm glad ...
by Underrated GM Custom
Wed Oct 12, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 70
Views: 3498

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Mecha Thread Mk I

Takayuki Yanase and Kenji Teraoka work on designs for other MS and groups(most of which look pretty unique themselves), and apparently all the designers also work on the shows costuming and basic mechanical design. Looks like the grunt suit we saw in episode 1 with the knuckle shield was done by Ke...
by Underrated GM Custom
Wed Oct 12, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Mecha observations from G Gundam
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: Mecha observations from G Gundam

Great background info on the Gundam fight, I had no idea the 12th fight was postponed due to Chapman nor that the Shuffle Alliance dispatched Master Asia to win the tournament, wish that info had come up during the show's runtime. I'm familiar with the Shuuji Cross only from looking at the Yamato Gu...
by Underrated GM Custom
Mon Oct 10, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Mecha observations from G Gundam
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: Mecha observations from G Gundam

I vastly prefer Lumberjack Gundam over Grizzly myself. If I had to guess they went with Royal Gundam over John Bull Gundam since the average American wouldn't be very familiar with John Bull, I know it certainly wasn't touched upon during my public school education. Here's four more episodes. EP 6 -...