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by YazanGable
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Aldnoah Zero Thread
Replies: 306
Views: 40101

Re: Aldnoah Zero Thread

So far, I'm still on the fence with this series. While there's a lot of familiar ground it, it also feels like it has potential to take it some interesting places. Unfortunately, the execution so far has been...less than stellar for me. Three episodes in and most of the cast still feel like just tal...
by YazanGable
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: "Kamiru no otoko namae wa nanda warui da"
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Re: "Kamiru no otoko namae wa nanda warui da"

"Kamille's a Man's name! AND I'M A MAN!" I remain curious as to the choices that went into the dialogue translation and acting on the Dynasty Warriors Gundam games. Besides this, they are just loaded with a lot of similar awkward lines with hammy delivery "IN BATTLE, 'SURPRISED' IS JUST ANOTHER WOR...
by YazanGable
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Rape scene in 08th MS Team
Replies: 12
Views: 10267

Re: Rape scene in 08th MS Team

It's like something out of a totally different work, and makes me wonder if the rest of the story surrounding it carries a similar pitch-black tone or if this was thrown in for cheap shock. It's worth noting this novel is written by the man who handled a lot of the writing on Valvrave the Liberator...
by YazanGable
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Villains - Who Can Be Saved?
Replies: 65
Views: 8621

Re: Gundam Villains - Who Can Be Saved?

Wasn't the whole point of Scirocco's goals that he wanted the "queen" to be his puppet? This was always the impression I got. Especially when you consider that the one person in show he expresses interest in making the queen (Reccoa) he has wrapped so tightly around his finger she's cutting off cir...
by YazanGable
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam - The Best Gundam Series?
Replies: 22
Views: 3953

Re: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam - The Best Gundam Series?

It feels like I like the series that most people seem to hate for one reason or another in the AU, lol. (G, X, Turn A, first 2/3 of AGE, and if one wants to count it, Gundam Build Fighters.) You and I appear to run in different circles, good sir. I tend to find G, X, and Build Fighters getting more...
by YazanGable
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Villains - Who Can Be Saved?
Replies: 65
Views: 8621

Re: Gundam Villains - Who Can Be Saved?

despite Shinn getting scolded by Athrun for no reason. There was a good reason. Shinn was acting in defiance of orders. He'd been told to hang back and decided he was gonna deal with this instead. Which might be acceptable from 'teenage draftee #4534', but Shinn was an enlisted soldier who'd been t...
by YazanGable
Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Villains - Who Can Be Saved?
Replies: 65
Views: 8621

Re: Gundam Villains - Who Can Be Saved?

Stella is kind of a weird case. In SRW? Sure she can be saved. In the context of the actual series - can she be saved? In terms of can she be persuaded to change sides, yes. But she's still ultimately pretty doomed by the nature of who she is. Between the fact that the Extended process has ultimatel...
by YazanGable
Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Stuff You Can't Believe You Just Figured Out
Replies: 136
Views: 23941

Re: Stuff You Can't Believe You Just Figured Out

(1) I saw the beloved crappy magician that attempted to entertain some Zeon pilots on Earth in MSG referred to by the name Edwin, which I'm going to take as canon because come on. He looks like an Edwin. More than you know, good sir. http://lupinitalia.altervista.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/edwi...
by YazanGable
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Origin Manga Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 45713

Re: Gundam: The Origin Preorders

Size aside, I thought ending it at the end of vol 2 for the first book was a good place to leave things. It covers the first arc of the story pretty nicely and ends with just enough to set up that the next volume is Garma's plotline. We're getting a good amount with each book and paced in such a way...
by YazanGable
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Stuff You Can't Believe You Just Figured Out
Replies: 136
Views: 23941

Re: Stuff You Can't Believe You Just Figured Out

Also, I'd have to look up the episode of Ideon again (was running a few when I caught this) but spotted something that I came to realize turned up in 08th MS Team as a reference. In one of the episodes, the Buff Clan launches a three-wave attack on the Solo Ship. The names of each attack wave: -Top...
by YazanGable
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Rematch! Rewatching G Gundam
Replies: 110
Views: 14903

Re: Rematch! Rewatching G Gundam

Here something I just realized about G Gundam, The Domon and his friends are the only Gundam protagonists that actually ENJOY fighting! In Gundam, Conflict is nearly always depicted as evil and wrong and characters who like to fight are usually evil psychopaths like Yazan, Gym and Ail. But in G? ba...
by YazanGable
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What ever happened to Ecole du Ciel Volume 10?
Replies: 13
Views: 2564

Re: What ever happened to Ecole du Ciel Volume 10?

Vertical has said repeatedly, Origin will be completed, regardless of sales. The later volumes may not be as high quality, but they plan to ride it to the end of the line. About the only thing that could stop it would be either a SERIOUS breach in contract or Vertical going under. Though I wouldn't ...
by YazanGable
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Not sure if anyone will have an answer for this game, but...
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Re: Not sure if anyone will have an answer for this game, bu

Well, I seem to be missing something here. I followed the steps you suggested, but every time I call Sleggar, he just keeps firing ineffectual beam attacks on the Byg Zam. I'm not sure if I need to get away from the MA before I call him or what, but so far that's all that happens when I call him, ev...
by YazanGable
Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Not sure if anyone will have an answer for this game, but...
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Re: Not sure if anyone will have an answer for this game, bu

Hmmm...thanks for the tip. I'd been focusing everything on the Byg Zam and mainly just tried dodging the Rick Doms, so that hadn't occurred to me.

Also, glad to hear someone else is liking them. Have to say, they're interesting little games. Pretty comprehensive for an adaptation too.
by YazanGable
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Not sure if anyone will have an answer for this game, but...
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Not sure if anyone will have an answer for this game, but...

Nowhere else on the web seems to have much info on the game, so I might as well try my luck here. Recently, I've been playing the Mobile Suit Gundam games for the Wonderswan Color. Mostly, they've been pretty fun, if a bit basic in controls, but I seem to be stuck on part of this. Got through the fi...
by YazanGable
Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Origin Manga Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 45713

Re: Gundam: The Origin Preorders

On the note of volume 4, a quick question - I know, as a rule, Amazon makes the final preorder charge based on its lowest price. Now, if I order it when it's over the $25 mark and select 'yes' to free shipping, if the price goes below the $25 limit later, is the shipping still free, or does it just ...
by YazanGable
Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Origin Manga Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 45713

Re: Gundam: The Origin Preorders

I am not associated with Vertical in any way, but I really want to see this manga get a full run (11 volumes). From the sounds of it, this will get a full run, regardless of numbers. Though it may wind up being akin to the infamous ADV Dunbine release where later volumes are printed in fewer number...
by YazanGable
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Zeta Define
Replies: 16
Views: 2957

Re: Zeta Define

So...looking through the raws, am I misreading the situation here, or did Kitazume decide to have the Titans try to rape Fa?

That said, even outside of that, another vote for the grievance he's really shoehorning in some of the fanservice here.
by YazanGable
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What do you want in the next Gundam series?
Replies: 32
Views: 4243

Re: What do you want in the next Gundam series?

Gundam420 wrote:A Gundam series directed by Kevin Smith. I'm so jaded as a Gundam fan that's all I want to see.
Modern Kevin Smith? Damn, that IS jaded.

I mean, if this was Kevin Smith at the height of the View Askewniverse years, maybe.
Nowadays though... ...ehhhhhh...
by YazanGable
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Media Blasters acquires SRW OVA and Divine Wars anime
Replies: 14
Views: 2388

Re: Media Blasters acquires SRW OVA and Divine Wars anime

You'd think that they would have gone for The Inspectors instead, seeing as how Divine Wars already got a domestic release and the OVA is seven years old by this point, but whatevs. That may be exactly WHY they went with that one. All the heavy lifting on releasing DW and the OVA are done. MB only ...