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by Mafty
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Strongest "Secondary" CE Gundam?
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Strongest "Secondary" CE Gundam?

I'd argue the Calamity is the most powerful of the first three units(with Raider a close second) owing to the massive amounts of beam weaponry attached to the unit, which don't require transformation to MA mode to use. For the second set Abyss. Despite seeming more limited in being an aquatic based ...
by Mafty
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Strongest "Secondary" CE Gundam?
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Strongest "Secondary" CE Gundam?

So what does everyone think would be the Strongest "Secondary" CE Gundam? I mean the units piloted by the extended in both series. So the Forbidden, Calamity and Raider, as well as the Chaos, Gaia, and Abyss.
by Mafty
Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Most powerful TSF?
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Most powerful TSF?

So what would be the most powerful Tactical Surface Fighter from Muv Luv? It seems like it would be in the Alternative or Total Eclipse phase. It seems as though like Macross there are fewer Ace-Custom or one off special units; so it can be either powerful customs, or high quality mass produced units.
by Mafty
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Destiny & Legend's performance
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: Destiny & Legend's performance

Totally the Destiny isn't a bad unit in itself; its just underpowered, while SF and IJ are ridiculously overpowered. You have to wonder why Shinn was tasked with a unit that ultimately proved to be underpowered, especially given the role he was assigned to in the Durandles plan. Its established that...
by Mafty
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1273
Views: 266140

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

Delta probably had the worst battle scenes in the franchise; they were either too short or unmemorable, (SPOILERS) even the finale shows only a brief glimpse of a massive explosion that set off the war. Which is really a shame because Delta had some amazing mechs, particularly Windermere with their ...
by Mafty
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Destiny & Legend's performance
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: Destiny & Legend's performance

It seems odd that in the ZAFT/EA Arms Race there wasn't more copying of some of the more practical weapons on the other Gundams. Destiny combines several Silhouette packs together; yet despite coming late into the war; nobody thinks to add any of the features of the pre-existing Gundams, for example...
by Mafty
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Animal Mecha?
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Animal Mecha?

So what would be the first example of animal themed mecha? I've mostly seen real robot shows , and they often stick to humanoid designs. Outside of Zoids and 86 there don't seem to be that many piloted mechs shaped like animals (which was kinda interesting to see the BuCUE in Seed). So do they preda...
by Mafty
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Spider Tank?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

The Spider Tank?

So what could be considered the first use of a "Spider" Tank type mech? By Spider Tank I mean something with many legs attached to a central unit(So not really the AT-AT Type), Like the Tachikomas in GITS or pretty much all of the mechs in 86. The earliest example I can think of appeared in Project ...
by Mafty
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Things that makes a mech looks "cheap" or "industrial"
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Things that makes a mech looks "cheap" or "industrial"

True in most cases a less Humanoid and more for lack of a better word "Robotic" design does look cheaper. You can see this in Gundam ZZ within the old MS Catol that has a barely human shape, and even in animation looks beat up and grimy. Also there's the Geze that Gemon made himself; that practicall...
by Mafty
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Hi Evolution mechs?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Hi Evolution mechs?

So is there any lineart/ mech names for the Eureka Seven Hi Evolution Trilogy? Looking at the trailer and from review's; you can see newly animated parts of the story, including new mech designs for at least some of the units. The Nirvash may have a new design: and there are new designs for Ray and ...
by Mafty
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: 86 Anime.
Replies: 17
Views: 1288

Re: 86 Anime.

I'm liking Season 2 so far; the animation is still great, and they largely follow the storyline of the novel. It does seem like they made some changes to the story to put it more in chronological order than the story in the novel was. At the same time they do compress some of the story to fit the st...
by Mafty
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Decals/painting on mecha
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Decals/painting on mecha

A literal nose art version of the decal can be seen in SEED and SEED Destiny. The Mobius Zero has eyes painted on its "Nose" section, as does its successor the Exus. I'm not sure if this counts as a decal but the Age-2 Dark hound has a skull motif on its chest and head. Gundam X has the Virsago ; wh...
by Mafty
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Decals/painting on mecha
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Decals/painting on mecha

Well that actually happens quite often in Gundam. It is more often seen in extra detailed model kits and on the MSV units, but still makes appearances within the anime itself. The Infamous Zakarello has a heart with and arrow through it decal(Something later seen on ace pilot Kayra Su in CCA's helme...
by Mafty
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: AMAIM: Warrior at the Borderline (Kyoukai Senki) anime
Replies: 17
Views: 1360

Re: AMAIM: Warrior at the Borderline (Kyoukai Senki) anime

Well now the second episode's aired (SPOILERS) It starts off as a breather episode, but builds into a nice battle at the end. We meet the Asian Free Trade Alliance and get to see the Nyuren in action. We are starting to see more developed and reoccurring characters; though its too early to tell whic...
by Mafty
Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: AMAIM: Warrior at the Borderline (Kyoukai Senki) anime
Replies: 17
Views: 1360

Re: AMAIM: Warrior at the Borderline (Kyoukai Senki) anime

Thanks they look amazing, hopefully they get exported. This also helps flesh out more of the world building in the multiple factions (which like Gundam 00 all have their own mechs, which really makes it easier to tell apart than the numerous factions in the EA in Seed). Hopefully this means it will ...
by Mafty
Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: AMAIM: Warrior at the Borderline (Kyoukai Senki) anime
Replies: 17
Views: 1360

Re: AMAIM: Warrior at the Borderline (Kyoukai Senki) anime

Having different designers for different factions was something that they also employed in Majestic Prince, and that resulted in quite distinctive designs for each faction in the work. The prologue offers a glimpse at the 4 factions AMAIM units (one is compact and covered in Red and Black armor, The...
by Mafty
Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Tactical Surface Fighter
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Tactical Surface Fighter

So is there any info on how the TFS were actually created in the Muv Luv universe? Often in alternate timeline/history anime we have some explanation for a modern advancement(Eg Macross reverse engineering the alien technology, Code Geass's mystic power influencing and expanding human history, Aldno...
by Mafty
Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Muv Luv Alternative?
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Muv Luv Alternative?

Definitely (SPOILERS) It follows a similar path to Total Eclipse. In that it flips around view point characters into a massive, and ultimately lost battle against the BETA. It really seems to take influence from both the Starship Troopers movie and Blue Gender in terms of content(characters dying le...
by Mafty
Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Muv Luv Alternative?
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Muv Luv Alternative?

Well the first episode has aired and it's awesome. Basically the entire thing is an enormous battle; and both the design of the mechs and the TSF are very well done, especially as the animation studios are slightly more obscure. You don't really need to have played the VN to understand the story, es...
by Mafty
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Striker Packs
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Striker Packs

So what does everyone think are the most powerful of the Striker/Wizard/IWSP/etc. packs? I think the Launcher Strike pack is the best for the unit itself; as it adds powerful additional weapons that can be used in any environment on the the unit. For other units the Assault Shroud for the Duel and F...