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by Quiddity
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam The Origin DVD
Replies: 9
Views: 251

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: 11
Views: 349

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 character, Gavle...
by Quiddity
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Your Favorite Non-Gundam Anime Soundtracks/Songs
Replies: 16
Views: 551

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 the first...
by Quiddity
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: L-Gaim and Five Star Stories
Replies: 21
Views: 572

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: 12077

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 1980s and 90s ...
by Quiddity
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Forgotten mecha shows?
Replies: 124
Views: 12077

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: 3605

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: 12077

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: 8712

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) as well as either ...
by Quiddity
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Evangelion's Netflix Dub
Replies: 19
Views: 8712

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: 6872

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: 6872

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: 5303

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: 10011

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...
by Quiddity
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Watching some old school mecha anime
Replies: 19
Views: 6872

Re: Watching some old school mecha anime

On the negative side, there were WAY too many generals on the Buff Clan side. All of them are overconfident, all of them under estimate the Solo ship, and most of them die within the episode they were introduced in. I swear one of them looked like a hippie, but I can barely remember anyone else. Wh...
by Quiddity
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Watching some old school mecha anime
Replies: 19
Views: 6872

Re: Watching some old school mecha anime

I'm a big Ideon fan, going back 15+ years at this point, but won't deny that the show has its flaws. I'm a bit softer on it than Chris is, I think the first 10 or episodes are a real slog, but things pick up quite a bit after that with the occasional down note. No questions asked, Mobile Suit Gundam...
by Quiddity
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the FranXX
Replies: 15
Views: 6206

Re: Darling in the FranXX

The first half was intriguing but the show started to lose me with the revelations about Hiro's and Zero Two's past. For me that was one of the best parts of the show. I really liked their backstory and where they ended up going with it, if anything it helped cover up some of their more notable fla...
by Quiddity
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the FranXX
Replies: 15
Views: 6206

Re: Darling in the FranXX

^ Actually I get more of a Gurren Lagann vibe from it, although since Trigger was involved in the show it isn't all that surprising as they had a hand on all three shows. If anything some of the criticism I've seen online is that too many similar themes or plot points or showing up in their works. A...
by Quiddity
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the FranXX
Replies: 15
Views: 6206

Re: Darling in the FranXX

9 episodes in. I'm torn. Design-wise, the series is amazing. Things look gorgeous throughout. The mecha design reminds me a lot of Star Driver, whose mecha design was really strong, probably not much of a surprise since I hear they have the same designer. The Klaxosaurs are interesting as well. Love...
by Quiddity
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: MAHQ News
Topic: 04-01-18: Becoming legal
Replies: 4
Views: 7893

Re: 04-01-18: Becoming legal

Congrats on another year, Chris.