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by Quiddity
Sat Jun 11, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Listeners
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Listeners

I watched Listeners about a year to a year and a half ago, I thought it was decent, but not super memorable and I've already forgotten most of the finer details. The most memorable thing in it for me was the music in the preview sequence.
by Quiddity
Sat Jun 11, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fate/ Franchise order
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Fate/ Franchise order

I've been working my way through the Fate franchise for a number of months now. For the main series, you've got three adaptions of the visual novel which from what I've heard address three different routes from the VN. The order I watched them in was Fate Stay Night: Ultimate Blade Works, Fate Stay ...
by Quiddity
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gundam General Audience?
Replies: 25
Views: 2247

Re: Gundam General Audience?

I would presume he means "scam" in a sense that the show was sponsored by a toy company and yet Tomino used it as a vehicle to tell a powerful war story (albeit one that due to said sponsors had to suffer through stuff like the mid-air combination sequence, the Gundam upgrade modules and l...
by Quiddity
Tue Feb 22, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Xenogears Mech Profiles?
Replies: 16
Views: 1224

Re: Xenogears Mech Profiles?

Unfortunately no anime for Xenogears was ever made (which would have been perfect for it as it had such a great story). But the spiritual successor, Xenosaga did have an anime adaption produced for the first game in the series.
by Quiddity
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Question regarding Heavy Metals
Replies: 18
Views: 2261

Re: Question regarding Heavy Metals

And in CCA's mechanical design Tomino first insisted on using Nagano's designs but then bulged likely because of the dissatisfaction of the other designers and the higher-ups had to intervene and reject Tomino's proposals. My understanding is that the sponsors forced Tomino to reject Nagano's desig...
by Quiddity
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Unique Mechs.
Replies: 12
Views: 1344

Re: Unique Mechs.

Many of the Bokurano mechs I feel are similar to the type of enemy monster you'd get in older giant robot shows, I think of something like Zambot 3 with the Mecha Boosts in particular which often were animal or insect themed in some way, which is the case for a number of the enemy mechs in Bokurano ...
by Quiddity
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam The Origin DVD
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: Gundam The Origin DVD

With how fast technology is moving you really expect there to be no change in format over 20+ years? You have a one time expense of a blu-ray player, that's all, and they're not that expensive.
by Quiddity
Fri Aug 27, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Obscure Mecha References?
Replies: 12
Views: 1560

Re: Obscure Mecha Refernces?

My favorite obscure one is in 08th MS Team. In Space Runaway Ideon, the enemy characters, the Buff Clan have a phrase they say when launching their mechs, "Arth! Dell! Topp!" In 08th MS Team episode 8 we meet a trio of Zaku pilots called Arth, Dell and Topp. Heavy Metal L-Gaim has a charac...
by Quiddity
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Your Favorite Non-Gundam Anime Soundtracks/Songs
Replies: 16
Views: 1518

Re: Your Favorite Non-Gundam Anime Soundtracks/Songs

First I'll echo the comments on Yoko Kanno tracks, her OSTs for Escaflowne, Macross Plus, Cowboy Bebop and Wolf's Rain in particular are amazing. FLCL's soundtrack is great and my personal favorite anime OST. Eureka Seven has some pretty good music, in particular the song "Storywriter" and...
by Quiddity
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: L-Gaim and Five Star Stories
Replies: 21
Views: 2075

Re: L-Gaim and Five Star Stories

FSS really seems to be Nagano's Magnum Opus, especially if he's trying to tie older and newer works to it. It's also interesting that there seem to be L-Gaim references both to and in other Tomino works, despite Nagano being the driving force behind the project. For instance Kyao is basically recyc...
by Quiddity
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Forgotten mecha shows?
Replies: 124
Views: 17019

Re: Forgotten mecha shows?

Anyone here have watched Gonzo shows back in the early 2000s? They have got Gravion, and to a lesser extend, Burst Angels and Samurai 7. I always like Gonzo for their "trashiness"--they put so much effort in the animations, but a lot of times their stories and characters stuck in the 1980...
by Quiddity
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Forgotten mecha shows?
Replies: 124
Views: 17019

Re: Forgotten mecha shows?

The interesting thing about Brain Powered these days to me is that it shared a very similar main setup/theme to the far more popular show Darling in the Franxx, focusing a lot on demographic collapse. I always felt this was just such an odd topic for Tomino to go with for a mecha show and he goes s...
by Quiddity
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What's Next for Gundam Anime?
Replies: 21
Views: 4789

Re: What's Next for Gundam Anime?

i agree totally. I think AU's should still be done. I don't think they should do-away with them completely. but i think they've done EVERYTYPE of AU at this point. they need to take a break from it. I know my opinion's not shared by everyone, but the most recent Gundam AU show in Iron Blooded Orpha...
by Quiddity
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Forgotten mecha shows?
Replies: 124
Views: 17019

Re: Forgotten mecha shows?

Catching up on this thread! Bokurano? I watched this for the first time within the last couple of months and loved it. One of the best mecha shows I've seen in many years. I will admit that is more due to the premise and characters, the mecha battles leave a lot to be desired and tend to be rather s...
by Quiddity
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Evangelion's Netflix Dub
Replies: 19
Views: 10063

Re: Evangelion's Netflix Dub

The Death and Rebirth "recap" movie originally came out because Gainax wasn't able to get End of Evangelion completed on time. They put it out to hold people over. The first part, "Death" is a recap of the TV series, with a framing device (the children playing musical instruments...
by Quiddity
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Evangelion's Netflix Dub
Replies: 19
Views: 10063

Re: Evangelion's Netflix Dub

A little late to the party, but I've been slowly working my way through the new dub (22 episodes in), and while the original Japanese language version is still clearly the superior version, the new dub is considerably better from a casting standpoint than the original ADV dub, which was absolute tra...
by Quiddity
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Watching some old school mecha anime
Replies: 19
Views: 8073

Re: Watching some old school mecha anime

^ I'm the one who wrote them! :P I am working my way through the bluray now as well (up to episode 29). Still hard to believe the day is here when I have an official US bluray release of Ideon in my hands. I remember when all that was available was raw VHS tapes with no subs. I think while it has so...
by Quiddity
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Watching some old school mecha anime
Replies: 19
Views: 8073

Re: Watching some old school mecha anime

but the antagonism by the general public to the Beal family was unique. Instead of being greeted like heroes, they were chastised, criticized and demonized by even their close friends. It's easy to wave away the collateral damage in these super robot shows, but not here. Cities are destroyed, homes...
by Quiddity
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: SSSS.Gridman
Replies: 12
Views: 6157

Re: SSSS.Gridman

Have no familiarity with original Gridman, but have found this show to be a lot of fun. 9 episodes in, kinda sad that its almost over!
by Quiddity
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The lack of combining mecha on the MAHQ website
Replies: 35
Views: 11814

Re: The lack of combining mecha on the MAHQ website

I'd argue the Beck the Great RX3 from The Big O straddles the line between real and super robot... and was basically a joke in-series that got one-shotted because it tried a super robot combiner sequence against a combat pragmatist who was having NONE of that sh*t (and spent their lengthy combinati...