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by Imperial
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: ufotable to Produce New Fate/stay night Project
Replies: 76
Views: 7278

Re: ufotable to Produce New Fate/stay night Project

It's not ufotable doing them, but we are also getting a Fate/Apocrypha adaptation by A-1 and a confirmation of Fate/Extra: Last Encore by Shaft in 2017.

2017 will be the Type-Mooniest year on record.
by Imperial
Sun May 15, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 110
Views: 19594

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 Anime Thread Mk I

Have I struck a nerve? Gundam is perfectly commercial. It's a great, big toy advertisement with a layer of dialogue drizzled over that's meant to sound reflective and thought-provoking. War is bad. Don't do it. Pretty straightforward message and one the Gundam series has been peddling for a long, lo...
by Imperial
Sat May 14, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 110
Views: 19594

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 Anime Thread Mk I

Dustman wrote:Well, even if it's cheap, at least timeslot filler like this is still better programming for the kids watching it than other things that could be replacing it!
What makes you so sure?

Unicorn is a pretty terrible series. It wouldn't be difficult to one-up with another show.
by Imperial
Wed May 11, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 264
Views: 44414

Re: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I

No one is arguing that the Federation is all gumdrops and rainbows, but that's pretty much the go-to for Zeonists. The Federation is bad, therefore Zeon is good! Never mind that it's entirely possible, even likely, for two sides of a conflict to have their own skeletons in the closet. The Feds being...
by Imperial
Tue May 10, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 264
Views: 44414

Re: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I

And so it ends. The Stargazer assessment is right on the money. This little series could have really gained a lot from even five more minutes per episode or one more episode at the current length. As it is, it amounts mostly to eye candy and Zeon porn. I'm glad to see an ending where Zeon wins for a...
by Imperial
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 264
Views: 44414

Re: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I

I think this is a pretty good explanation of why the UC ends up essentially being the worst era of human history. Because, without the traditional morals established in religion, they are left to follow Zeon or the belief in their absolute democracy (in terms of the Federation) as Daguza calls the ...
by Imperial
Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Watching the UC series for the first time
Replies: 67
Views: 8551

Re: Watching the UC series for the first time

The Gryps Conflict is one of the single most black and white conflicts in the entire UC saga. I just said the Titans weren't genocidal, but they were almost Snidely Whiplash-like in their tendency to nuke, gas and blast first and ask questions later -- if at all. A major theme of Zeta is the Titans ...
by Imperial
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Watching the UC series for the first time
Replies: 67
Views: 8551

Re: Watching the UC series for the first time

Kamille does improve significantly over the course of the series, but given that he starts the series by sucker punching a Space Gestapo officer for thinking his name is girly and then steals a giant robot in order to terrorize people with it before running off to join an anti-government rebel grou...
by Imperial
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 264
Views: 44414

Re: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I

What I meant to say was that taking the victim by surprise just before blowing his brains out felt so dirty and underhanded. And considering what we got out of Io personality-wise, if the plot synopsis says that he and Daryl are fated to kill each other, I hope Daryl gets the pleasure of ending jaz...
by Imperial
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Zeta Gundam: Why is it so great?
Replies: 277
Views: 30465

Re: Zeta Gundam is overrated.

I agree that Zeta is a mediocre show once you get past the reputation, but this doesn't seem like the best way to go about discussing it.

In other words, Opinion Fight? Ready? GO!
by Imperial
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VII
Replies: 296
Views: 24381

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VII

I'm far, far behind the rest of the class on this one, but I finally finished the OVA after shelving it back in, what, 2012? I have to say the first half of the OVA is much, much better than the tail end. I even went back and watched the old episodes to see if it was just nostalgia talking. Nope. Un...
by Imperial
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 581
Views: 55773

Re: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk

I'm really digging this gritty, ground war feel. 08th took some steps in that direction but squandered it with the Romeo & Juliet plot, the Bond villain with his anachronistic super weapon, etc. Granted, I'm sure we'll get plenty of Super Robot-flavoried shenanigans once the Gundam starts stomping e...
by Imperial
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Unicorn Episode 4 Pegasus
Replies: 28
Views: 3396

Re: Unicorn Episode 4 Pegasus

Well, if you don't have the grunts you don't have much of a private army, which is essentially what the Titans end up turning into. But like I said, the attempt to join Axis to me was only really viewed from the top down, which is why I had such a problem with the Titans just joining up with Neo Ze...
by Imperial
Fri May 03, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What the heck is the Humanity Conflict?
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: What the heck is the Humanity Conflict?

The conflict seen in Formula Wars is actually a second attack, which succeeds and manages to land an invasion force on Earth in part because the Mars Zeon had help from the Crossbone Vanguard. I knew it was a second wave, but I don't see how there could be a second wave when all of the Mars Zeeks s...
by Imperial
Thu May 02, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What the heck is the Humanity Conflict?
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: What the heck is the Humanity Conflict?

It's kind of funny seeing as how F90 was going for some of the same ideas. They're a bunch of holdouts using old MS, barring a few new ones including an "evil" version of the hero's Gundam. The captured F90 is painted red to reflect its assistance AI being based on Char Aznable's combat data, where ...
by Imperial
Thu May 02, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What the heck is the Humanity Conflict?
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: What the heck is the Humanity Conflict?

ShadowCell nailed it. As far as the F90 manga goes, the Mars Zeon (nicknamed the "Oldsmobile Army" by Federation people for their uses of vintage OYW MS) began as a bunch of OYW veterans who fled to Mars and set up shop at Olympus Mons, building a rail cannon into it and raising the next generation ...
by Imperial
Wed May 01, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Char's Counterattack: Where's Sweetwater?
Replies: 12
Views: 3789

Re: Char's Counterattack: Where's Sweetwater?

The Federation loses track of entire colonies? Wow, that's a new low. However, now that I think about it, only the colony cylinder bolted on to a small resource asteroid to make the Delaz Fleet's Garden of Thorns comes to mind. Are there any other concrete examples of these tiny Type 1s becomes rebe...
by Imperial
Wed May 01, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What the heck is the Humanity Conflict?
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: What the heck is the Humanity Conflict?

It's been a good long while, but I could have sworn I saw "the Humanity Conflict" on a UC time line. As for the Era of Warring Space States, I've seen that one before. I thought that was pretty much everything post-F90, as that was the last gasp of the Mars Zeon. Either way, it's entirely appropriat...
by Imperial
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gargantia on The Verdurous Planet
Replies: 172
Views: 11071

Re: Gargantia on The Verdurous Planet

And then by that logic you want to remove said hands from the deck by killing them off. At this point I'm tired of arguing the point. I'm not wrong, if you want to believe that's how the Alliance should behave than good luck fighting that alien invasion. See if I help. Saying "I'm not wrong" isn't ...
by Imperial
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What the heck is the Humanity Conflict?
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

What the heck is the Humanity Conflict?

This is going back a bit, but I recall some old sources referring to the late 0080s as "the Humanity Conflict." It wasn't entirely clear if this was referring only to the First Neo Zeon War or the entirety of the 80s cluster bomb that was the Gryps Conflict-leading-into-Haman-and-Glemy's-pissing-mat...