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by Mafty
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:19 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: zeta gundam overrated?
Replies: 26
Views: 549

Re: zeta gundam overrated?

Again I think this is twofold, the Cosmic Era has more episodes (either 100 or 96 depending on if you cut out the clip shows), and 13 manga's. Plus despite the main characters dominating in the main series, we do actually see other sides of the war and society, as well as other characters who accomp...
by Mafty
Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: zeta gundam overrated?
Replies: 26
Views: 549

Re: zeta gundam overrated?

Advance Of Zeta is a spin off/prequel Manga series set around/during the Gryps War , it has several series (Flag of the Titans, Blue Wings of the AEUG, Dream of the Black Rabbit, etc.). The series follows a wide range of characters and their experiences before, during, and after the war. I don't kno...
by Mafty
Sun Jan 22, 2023 11:39 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: zeta gundam overrated?
Replies: 26
Views: 549

Re: zeta gundam overrated?

True Seed had a lot of potential in its worldbuilding, which you can see in the side materials . I 've just recently got my copy of Stargazer, and you can see how the story develops differently. It focuses on new characters and expands on the Phantom Pain group from Destiny. Unlike a lot of other sp...
by Mafty
Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:05 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 373
Views: 18458

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

True, sentient MS are rare but not unheard of in Gundam, so it would be neat to see more of this , of course there's also the theory that Ariel is actually Eri, but I guess we'll see how that develops. Also with Guel Is anyone else reminded a bit of Bellri and Dellsen from G-Reco? The outcome is rat...
by Mafty
Sat Jan 14, 2023 11:37 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: zeta gundam overrated?
Replies: 26
Views: 549

Re: zeta gundam overrated?

I've found the CE spinoffs also help expand the world of CE a lot. We get to see a lot more characters, and a lot more Gundams in the spin off material; likewise Seed Destiny actually incorporates a wide range of different mech and multiple Gundams into it's main continuity(I.e. the Stargazer anime ...
by Mafty
Thu Jan 12, 2023 3:09 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Earth Federation Structure
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Earth Federation Structure

Defiantly, Same with the Politicians on vacation we briefly see on a news feed in F91, Also we'll probably see more of the Federation leadership as Hathaway's Flash continues.
by Mafty
Thu Jan 12, 2023 12:12 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Is it possible the Hi-Mega cannon has 1/5th the power of a colony laser?
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Is it possible the Hi-Mega cannon has 1/5th the power of a colony laser?

The Solar Ray was actually a Zeon colony, the one seen being forcible evacuated in the first series. So Gryps is actually a different colony, in particularly the industrial 2nd Colony of Side 7, Green Noa 2. I agree that the Colony Laser was probably damaged and abandoned, so there simply wasn't eno...
by Mafty
Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:42 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Is it possible the Hi-Mega cannon has 1/5th the power of a colony laser?
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Is it possible the Hi-Mega cannon has 1/5th the power of a colony laser?

It's interesting how Gundam will sometimes put in technology that doesn't work in universe, it adds a bit of realism to the technology race. There also may be an out of universe reason for the issue; at times some of the technology simply disappers from the timeline; only to show up in a interquel w...
by Mafty
Tue Jan 10, 2023 7:22 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Code Geass R3 Lelouch of the Resurrection Original Draft?
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Code Geass R3 Lelouch of the Resurrection Original Draft?

So there is a 2016 teaser trailer for the Code Geass movie: none of the footage from the trailer is in the final product, and apparently the director has said that none of the original story remained in subsequent drafts. So is their any word on what the movie was initially supposed to be about?
by Mafty
Mon Jan 09, 2023 11:59 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Is it possible the Hi-Mega cannon has 1/5th the power of a colony laser?
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Is it possible the Hi-Mega cannon has 1/5th the power of a colony laser?

What exactly happened to the High Mega Cannons anyway? They are added to ships and MS freely in the UC 80s, but seem to disappear from use by the UC 90's, which is odd because you'd think they'd of use in CCA with stopping Axis.
by Mafty
Mon Jan 09, 2023 11:52 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 373
Views: 18458

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

Violence in Gundam has always been there The early UC had rather graphic imagery hidden in quick shots like Kycilia taking a bazooka to the face in FG, someone's fingers flying off in a cockpit explosion in the first episode of Zeta, The gruesome scenes in 30 Banchi ,August being vaporized on screen...
by Mafty
Thu Jan 05, 2023 11:51 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 373
Views: 18458

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

I'll admit I thought the school arc was more entertaining than I'd thought it would be, but I agree that they dragged things on a bit too long, maybe if they'd started the climax five episodes earlier, it would have worked better(It sort of like how ZZ took 9 episodes to leave Shangri-La, or the who...
by Mafty
Wed Jan 04, 2023 11:36 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: zeta gundam overrated?
Replies: 26
Views: 549

Re: zeta gundam overrated?

That's fine, Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Personally I like both Zeta and ZZ in their own ways. Zeta sets out to do something different from FG, and it succeeds in that When people first saw the sequel in 85 would they have expected the White Base crew would turn against the Federation...
by Mafty
Sun Jan 01, 2023 11:42 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: zeta gundam overrated?
Replies: 26
Views: 549

Re: zeta gundam overrated?

It's interesting because as has been stated earlier Zeta Gundam has some story beats and character arcs that are similar to Destiny, though Destiny's handling of these may have gone too far. For instance four and Rosamia are more developed than Gates , who himself isn't exactly sympathetic, but is ...
by Mafty
Fri Dec 30, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: New Gundam Seed project; sequel movie, manga and more
Replies: 75
Views: 8720

Re: New Gundam Seed project; sequel movie, manga and more

Who else has read the latest chapter of Eclipse? [Things are really heating up now, fitting for a cliff-hanger before the New Year. We finally get more backstory for Ken. Namely he is an adopted member of the Suse family, and is Hori’s rival/enemy. The noble family feuds amongst Orb are something we...
by Mafty
Fri Dec 30, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 373
Views: 18458

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

We have seen this family dynamic issue in Gundam antagonist's before. AGE had Flit Asuno plot to wipe out the Vagan following the death of Yurin, and before that in SEED we saw Patrick Zala walk a similar path after the death of his wife Lenore. So it happening with Delling seems possible, though h...
by Mafty
Thu Dec 29, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 373
Views: 18458

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

True and strange partnerships are nothing new in Gundam I.e. in Zeta, the Titans were created to oppose Zeon remnants, then they go and try to partner with them anyway, of course the Titans were a bunch of power hungry fascists' , so being hypocritical was the least of their problems. Also in Victor...
by Mafty
Wed Dec 28, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 373
Views: 18458

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

I'll admit to finding the show oddly engaging, but I agree the plot could do with more development Seriously we're at the last episode and this is only the second real battle in the series, which really isn't what you go in thinking from the pilot. Not to mention all the background dealing are more ...
by Mafty
Sat Dec 24, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 373
Views: 18458

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

Unfortunately that doesn't surprise me, I've long heard about how hard it actually is to work in the animation industry( or the film industry in general). Maybe I'm being hypocritical because I still watch anime, but hopefully this will change; it seems unlikely because oftentimes economizing comes ...
by Mafty
Mon Dec 19, 2022 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yukikaze Novel
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Yukikaze Novel

So what does everyone think of the Novel(s)? How does the OVA series compare? Is the first novel self contained? There are several sequels, but they were released years apart, so I'm not sure if it was initially supposed to be a series of books.