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by manwiththemachinegun
Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 1156
Views: 163387

Re: NEW Macross TV series!!!

Great news!
by manwiththemachinegun
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Mecha Thread Mk III
Replies: 581
Views: 90106

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Mecha Thread Mk III

I do love the concept of a mobile suit sized handgun. Now it just needs to be a revolver to be extra cool. :P
by manwiththemachinegun
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What makes a Gundam, the man or the machine?
Replies: 14
Views: 1961

Re: What makes a Gundam, the man or the machine?

The point is they're essentially immune to "conventional" attack, which puts it in the super robot category. Compare that to Valkyries in Macross. Even the super models can, and do, get trashed just as easily as cannon fodder units.
by manwiththemachinegun
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What makes a Gundam, the man or the machine?
Replies: 14
Views: 1961

Re: What makes a Gundam, the man or the machine?

Unfortunately most of the time, the machine does make the pilot a non factor. Might be more useful to examine the exceptions. Amuro and Char, both of their machines were high performance, but not invincible from damage. They received constant maintenance and both were eventually destroyed by standar...
by manwiththemachinegun
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Mecha Thread Mk III
Replies: 581
Views: 90106

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Mecha Thread Mk III

A link would be appreciated from us casuals. :)
by manwiththemachinegun
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 588
Views: 60808

Re: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk I

Well it's never actually specified how long Turn A is set after UC, so while G Reko maybe set in between it may not really matter in the end. Of course for all we know the show could end with people living on the moon or discovering alien tech, or prototypes of the moonlight butterfly, who knows. I...
by manwiththemachinegun
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VI
Replies: 590
Views: 57849

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VI

Eh, I don't see it. Looks fine to me.
by manwiththemachinegun
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 588
Views: 60808

Re: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk I

They don't look like toys, which is always the best Gundam compliment I can give. :P
by manwiththemachinegun
Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans! The mystery manga
Replies: 15
Views: 2735

Re: Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans! The mystery manga

I take it the dumb design is intentional then? :P The Pepsi man of the U.C. era?

And the DEAD! translation is being used as an exclamation point? A curse? We are so DEAD! You're so DEAD! Etc?
by manwiththemachinegun
Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 588
Views: 60808

Re: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk I

40 seconds of preview footage isn't enough to come to a conclusion I think. It could be great, or it could be terrible, but the concept seems interesting at least. It has potential.
by manwiththemachinegun
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 588
Views: 60808

Re: The Official Gundam Reconguista Anime Thread Mk I

I think it looks really cool, it'd be nice to have a late U.C. era story to help move past the extremely depressing, not to mention bitter, tone of Victory. The designs seem neat, it reminds me of the later Mega Man games whose world was technologically advanced, but "simple" at the same time. Bette...
by manwiththemachinegun
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans! The mystery manga
Replies: 15
Views: 2735

Re: Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans! The mystery manga

So are the products like Mam Cola real products in Japan? Or are they just space age replacements?
by manwiththemachinegun
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Jet fighters no more, why stop using them?
Replies: 79
Views: 10549

Re: Jet fighters no more, why stop using them?

A little more information, there's a bombing sequence during U.C. Hardgraph: Iron Mustang where the Federation decimates a group of Zakus while losing only a few planes. The Zeon are taken quite by surprise, and this to me is the biggest advantage of the plane, the sky is a damn big place to keep tr...
by manwiththemachinegun
Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 86125

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

A shame, as far as expansion packs for mecha goes, it's got crazy firepower, and looks awesome too. The Skull-1 repaint of the Durandal is amazing as well. I wish that had been the design for the film.
by manwiththemachinegun
Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Unicorn manga: The Truth of E.F.F.
Replies: 0
Views: 714

Gundam Unicorn manga: The Truth of E.F.F.

So in my quest to find rare U.C. stories, I found this through Gundam wiki. Does anyone know the events of the story? I know it stars the pilot of the Byarlant seen in episode 4. Anything else substantial happen?
by manwiththemachinegun
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Jet fighters no more, why stop using them?
Replies: 79
Views: 10549

Re: Jet fighters no more, why stop using them?

I'm switching back and forth between referring to the story side of Gundam and discussing the how things would go in a more detailed way. When I refer to feddie fodder (who I root for), I just mean in story terms all the Zeon fanboying in the world doesn't change the fact they lose almost every majo...
by manwiththemachinegun
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Jet fighters no more, why stop using them?
Replies: 79
Views: 10549

Re: Jet fighters no more, why stop using them?

I honestly think that part of the problem with the depictions is that when they do set out to show a more "realistic" depiction, as in MS Igloo, the staff tend to be so completely obsessed with Zeon-worship that they just want to show mobile suits stomping Feddies anyway. If they showed people usin...
by manwiththemachinegun
Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Jet fighters no more, why stop using them?
Replies: 79
Views: 10549

Re: Jet fighters no more, why stop using them?

Last I heard, there was considerable resistance from Congress in regards to scrapping the A-10, and the army mentioned they'd "take them off the air force's hands" if they charge forward with the F-35 plans. But back to giant robots. I think IGLOO does a good job demonstrating that conventional weap...
by manwiththemachinegun
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans! The mystery manga
Replies: 15
Views: 2735

Re: Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans! The mystery manga

It sounds like the Kelly's Heroes to regular Gundam's Saving Private Ryan. Which is awesome.

Thanks for the Volume 1 info! I wish there was a more detailed story summary of the later collections somewhere, I don't mind reading it untranslated as long as I know the big picture.