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by Mafty
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Shoji Kawamori's original GP03 proposal
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Shoji Kawamori's original GP03 proposal

The main mecha from M3 (I don't know the name and Daisuki isn't around anymore) looks very similar to the main Pandora unit and bears more than a striking resemblance to The Fool from Kawamori's kinda obscure Nobunaga The Fool, plus M3's Mass produced unit look kinda like a modified Destroid Monster...
by Mafty
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: do the U.C. Gundam OAV's create continuity problems with the First Series?
Replies: 14
Views: 465

Re: do the U.C. Gundam OAV's create continuity problems with the First Series?

There is no canon in Gundam, anything goes. They will try to fit it but if there's a contradiction here and there, they just roll with it. It goes beyond just the amount of Gundam's in the One Year War... The first series say that EVERY side other than Side 3(Zeon), Side 6 (neutral) and Side 7 (all...
by Mafty
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Forgotten mecha shows?
Replies: 24
Views: 800

Re: Forgotten mecha shows?

Would Fafner count? It takes a lot of flak for being an Eva ripoff ,which to be fair it is true. Aside from character and setting similarities(ie a city built over an advance military base in a post apocalyptic world plagued by weird monster attacks, children being forced by their parents to fight i...
by Mafty
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Hathaway Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 15
Views: 7382

Re: The Official Gundam Hathaway Mecha Thread Mk I

Sorry if it's too late to add to the thread but why did they change the Mecha designs? Both the Gustav Karl and the Xi Gundam are notably different from the novel illustrations and video game designs. Were they trying to modernize the designs? Or where they being more open to different designs becau...
by Mafty
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Could anyone make money from cleaning up man-made space debris?
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Could anyone make money from cleaning up man-made space debris?

It seems plausible that this could eventually happen, especially if/when we expand more into space. As for if it would be a government venture or a business one, that remains to be seen. Especially because people are even now debating over who can have control and organization in space. Also there i...
by Mafty
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1181
Views: 196374

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

You can see some of that in the TV series (although the relatively low budget hampers the effect somewhat) particularly in some of the more emotional character driven episodes(SPOILERS Roy’s death, the melancholy feel of the ravaged earth, Roy and Claudia’s past, Misa’s Relationship with Riber, The ...
by Mafty
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Forgotten mecha shows?
Replies: 24
Views: 800

Re: Forgotten mecha shows?

I can think of a few more.. Strain Strategic Armoured Infantry This was made for the Seinen crowd; aired late at night and had a lot of fanservice, thus it seems to have been largely forgotten. The show has an interesting story: Basically in a Space Navy Gothic Lolita setting a Sayla stand in named ...
by Mafty
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1181
Views: 196374

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

Say, do you guys think that there are some degree of crossover between Macross fans and idol anime (Idolmaster, Love Live, etc.) fan? Looking back at the sheer number of opinion that Kawamori should just make a pure idol Macross next, maybe that is the case? Of course, without VF and war could we e...
by Mafty
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Jerid's Baund Doc?(SPOILERS)
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Jerid's Baund Doc?(SPOILERS)

Where exactly does Jerid's customized Baund Doc appear? The colors depicted are never seen in either the anime or the compilation movies, it seems to be Rosamia's unit. Is it an unused design? or does it appear in a video game?
by Mafty
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: LOGH OVA?
Replies: 1
Views: 349

LOGH OVA?

I know that there was the issue with the Legend of the Galactic Heroes boxset being incredibly expensive. So is their any word on if the license holders will release a scaled down cheaper version? Like how Gundam Blu Rays are now released twice, once with a lot of features, later in a scaled down re...
by Mafty
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Do you guys think we will see more sequels of old mecha series?
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Do you guys think we will see more sequels of old mecha series?

Is there any word on when/if Fafner Beyond will reach North America?
by Mafty
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: ZAFT'S Land and Sea craft.
Replies: 19
Views: 1056

Re: ZAFT'S Land and Sea craft.

It's been a long time since I watched SEED, but the Gundam wiki's Carpentaria Base article has a screenshot showing the Lesseps floating in the bay . This still doesn't explain whether it came from earth or space , but maybe it has the same gel that the Archangel has.
by Mafty
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Who comes up with the basic design for mecha?
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Who comes up with the basic design for mecha?

I know what a mechanical designer in anime is for, but how much control do they have over the final design? Do they formulate the complete design of the unit: or do they get the basics of what the unit is desired to look like from the director/writer/sponsor/whoever, and then turn it a viable final ...
by Mafty
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are mech shows generally merchandised?
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Are mech shows generally merchandised?

It's often mention that Sunrise(and model companies in general) heavily gears Gundam toward model sales (apparently to the point of even changing storylines at times), so is this true of every mecha show? Because it seems like some shows from different studios (ie, Price of Smiles, Strain: Strategic...
by Mafty
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: ZAFT'S Land and Sea craft.
Replies: 19
Views: 1056

ZAFT'S Land and Sea craft.

Mythsearchers post got me thinking. How exactly do space armies formulate or even transport weaponry for earth? ZAFT in particular seems to have quite a number of submarines and also (rather large) landships. in other series there are explanations for the earthbound equipment: Original Gundam had Ze...
by Mafty
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Patlabor movies and tv
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Patlabor movies and tv

Thanks , I was wondering how the separate timelines worked.
by Mafty
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Patlabor movies and tv
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Patlabor movies and tv

Just how tied to continuity is the Patlabor series? Do you need to watch the tv/OVA series to understand the movies? and do the movies need to be watched in order or are they stand alone?
by Mafty
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Space Attack Carrier Gaw
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Space Attack Carrier Gaw

Is it ever stated where the Gau is manufactured? Zeon came from space; and the earth based mecha could be carried down on the ships, but what about the earthbound aircraft? Are they manufactured on earth after Zeon starts capturing factories? Or are they built in space and sent through the atmosphere?
by Mafty
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mecha Anime Demographics?
Replies: 13
Views: 1891

Re: Mecha Anime Demographics?

Gundam has always had it's dark moments but they really seemed to go overboard in IBO. The story is rather complex and is fairly slow moving at times. There aren't that many battles, and the ones we do get are gruesome and disturbing. Gundam has always tried to show the horrors of war, and the viole...
by Mafty
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: State of the Mecha Genre
Replies: 26
Views: 3622

Re: State of the Mecha Genre

It does actually seem that we're going to be getting some more mecha shows next year...(at least according to something MAHQ retweeted last week) (note not all of these will be released globally) - Hathway's Flash (Finally) -The Macross Delta movie - The final Eva movie - Euerka Seven movie 3 - Dyna...