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by Mafty
Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 308
Views: 14831

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

The whole Miorine running away thing really seems like an act of desperation. Someone in Miorine's shoes may know there chances are limited, but what other choice do they have? They can't stay in the situation, but thy also can't escape, so Miorine simply decided to flee and hope for the best. It is...
by Mafty
Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Full Metal Panic! Director's Cut Edition Part 1: "Boy Meets Girl"
Replies: 24
Views: 354

Re: Full Metal Panic! Director's Cut Edition Part 1: "Boy Meets Girl"

Light Novel adaptations often seem to add more comedy, and minimize the worldbuilding. The Magical Index/Railgun anime series have a lot more light hearted filler by JC Staff, though they never quite lose the darker portions of the books. Anti Magic Academy minimizes a lot of the back story from the...
by Mafty
Mon Dec 05, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 308
Views: 14831

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

At first I thought Renee's reason for dueling was supposed to be comical (notice how she points out the guy was her 12th possible boyfriend, then randomly changes track when shown she didn't even understand the situation), however when you compare to the other characters , Renee is more "Normal...
by Mafty
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 308
Views: 14831

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

To be fair given Delling's murderous actions, it's not that much of a stretch to see him as a poor parent ; like Lunza from Dunbine, however in Lunza's case , we saw first hand how awful she treated her daughter, in Dellings case it's more an informed flaw, however trying to marry off his daughter d...
by Mafty
Fri Dec 02, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Full Metal Panic! Director's Cut Edition Part 1: "Boy Meets Girl"
Replies: 24
Views: 354

Re: Full Metal Panic! Director's Cut Edition Part 1: "Boy Meets Girl"

I agree the whole Nami bit could have been much better handled Even Gatoh allegedly regretted killing off her character. , and it just seems like a longer retread of the earlier identical stranger Sosuke met in Hong Kong. Also the Anime does an odd job in worldbuilding, as like Kaiba said it largely...
by Mafty
Thu Dec 01, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 308
Views: 14831

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

I agree that we could do with seeing a bit more of the rest of the Ad Stella world, particularly involving the social issues, and the issues with robotics. Granted episode's have focused on Earth bound issues The riot in an earlier episode, which the Earth Government puts down with a needless amount...
by Mafty
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Full Metal Panic! Director's Cut Edition Part 1: "Boy Meets Girl"
Replies: 24
Views: 354

Re: Full Metal Panic! Director's Cut Edition Part 1: "Boy Meets Girl"

Gatoh wouldn't be the first creator to shoot their franchise in the foot with their actions, though it does seem like there are several factors as has been discussed here. So how much difference in content was there between the Light Novels and Anime? Were the Light Novels more comedy focused? TSR i...
by Mafty
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 308
Views: 14831

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

The story is visually very well done (especially compared to some previous Gundam series which suffer from animation issues in the first run which were later fixed), however the story is all over the place. Particularly with Suletta who has no real agency in her own series, hopefully this issues are...
by Mafty
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Full Metal Panic! Director's Cut Edition Part 1: "Boy Meets Girl"
Replies: 24
Views: 354

Re: Full Metal Panic! Director's Cut Edition Part 1: "Boy Meets Girl"

It is odd when a franchise just sort of disappears in the middle of releasing. It is kind of like Fafner in the first series and movie were released, but the second season was only streamed on Crunchyroll (and that doesn't seem to be available anymore) , and none of the other projects were released ...
by Mafty
Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Ecole du Ciel
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Ecole du Ciel

It would be up to Mikimoto's publishers or agency to get him to stick to the schedule. I didn't realize that so many of his works were affected by scheduling issues.
by Mafty
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Ecole du Ciel
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Ecole du Ciel

So I know this series is older (and unfinished), but it still ran for several volumes, and developed quite a bit of story along the way. Plus when Witch from Mercury started, people compared the two(though I don't think they're that similar). So what's everyone's thoughts on the story? I thought the...
by Mafty
Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 308
Views: 14831

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

Honestly that whole Space OSHA thing is very common in Sci Fi, how many times have we seen ships or mechs without seatbelts? In ZZ the Cassiopeia stuffs all the poor people in a glorified cargo hold, then when the AEUG leaves Norway they tie children (who have already stuck around on a warship in ac...
by Mafty
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 308
Views: 14831

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

The show does seem to have an issue with solving one issue, yet bringing up another one. Nobody can seem to decide whether Gundam's are illegal or not, as their stridency on the issue seems to waver depending on the episode. Even Delling seems to be inconsistent on his goals, as he goes from blowin...
by Mafty
Sat Nov 19, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Full Metal Panic! Director's Cut Edition Part 1: "Boy Meets Girl"
Replies: 24
Views: 354

Re: Full Metal Panic! Director's Cut Edition Part 1: "Boy Meets Girl"

There seems to be two separate releases of the Blu Ray on Right Stuf, but I hadn't even heard of these movies until now. It seems like Invisible Victory will be the last season, though that's probably not how the creators intended it. There's really not a lot of information out there (I asked about ...
by Mafty
Thu Nov 17, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Full Metal Panic! Director's Cut Edition Part 1: "Boy Meets Girl"
Replies: 24
Views: 354

Re: Full Metal Panic! Director's Cut Edition Part 1: "Boy Meets Girl"

They seem to be compilation movies with updated footage (like the Gundam Compilation Movies). After 5 years there doesn't seem to be much info, and its not clear if they were exported. They may have been made as a way of catching up on the series for invisible victory's release, which currently is t...
by Mafty
Tue Nov 15, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 70
Views: 3551

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

Spoiler
[It's also odd in that building a similar in name and looks Gundam unit, would do a rather poor job of convincing the Benerit Group, that there is nothing happening on Mercury. Of course depending on when these units are introduced, Prospera may have made a move into outright warfare./spoiler]
by Mafty
Tue Nov 15, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 308
Views: 14831

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

Me either. Though it is interesting to see variations on the design. The Thorn looks like a desert combat unit (though that's mainly due to the color scheme), Maybe the Ur is a full on mass produced unit.
by Mafty
Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 70
Views: 3551

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

I brought this up on the Anime thread, but it probably belongs here So as Kuruni mentioned , some new model Gunpla have been announced (https://www.1999.co.jp/10924106 and https://www.1999.co.jp/10924105). So does anyone else think that the desert units Elan and his team were dueling with in Ep 5 ar...
by Mafty
Mon Nov 14, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 308
Views: 14831

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

So is this a plot hole? Or do you think there will be an in show justification later?
by Mafty
Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:30 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 308
Views: 14831

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

So it would seem Suletta goes beyond permit level, and actually bonded with the AI. That would explain why the other less empathetic pilots couldn't reach that level. That being said how much higher is Suletta's level than the other pilots? Back to the Mercury Situation How big of a scope do you th...