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by LightningCount
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Art and Multimedia
Topic: Some mecha novels I wrote in an ongoing series...
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Some mecha novels I wrote in an ongoing series...

Hey all, Here are some mecha novels I wrote. They were recently added to Kindle Unlimited, so if you're a subscriber, they're free for the next three months at least. They were plotted out many, many years ago to be a Gundam Wing -meets- Robotech/Macross sort of experience, but by modern standards, ...
by LightningCount
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Just me, or does Gundam 00 still feel the most modern?
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: Just me, or does Gundam 00 still feel the most modern?

Because we are now living in the post-modern era so modern is old. Jokes aside, this is likely because of what the series is set to bring you the feeling of the world. IBO is more of the rusted future older SF stories are telling, so you get that kind of older, retro feeling. UC timeline itself has...
by LightningCount
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Just me, or does Gundam 00 still feel the most modern?
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Just me, or does Gundam 00 still feel the most modern?

I have to blink when I see that Gundam 00 was all the way back in 2007. Regardless of the Season 1 and Season 2 divide, and whether or not parts of it could have been handled better, it strikes me that no Gundam series since has felt as modern as Gundam 00, either in aesthetic or concept. Gundam IBO...
by LightningCount
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: G Gundam or Gundam Wing?
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: G Gundam or Gundam Wing?

For me, they're two different shows that can be enjoyed in their own right. As whole productions, I do think they rival one another to some extent, and I often put them in my top-three Gundam series. Watching them one right after the other can be disorienting, though. They're best watched with some ...
by LightningCount
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Which era of Gundam is your favorite?
Replies: 14
Views: 1688

Re: Which era of Gundam is your favorite?

There is a lot of good Gundam...but I would say my favorite era overall is the decade of 1989-1999 . It starts with Gundam 0080 . Tight, emotional storytelling with amazing visuals. Its opening sequence with Cyclops Team might be the most iconic in all of Gundam to me. Next is Gundam F-91 ...which i...
by LightningCount
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross
Replies: 14
Views: 4431

Re: Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross

And this does present an interesting question. Why did Harmony Gold choose to adapt Southern Cross when there were so many other mecha anime out there at the time. Even Orguss, which was better received and came out before Southern Cross, was passed up. I think the amount of transforming vehicular ...
by LightningCount
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross
Replies: 14
Views: 4431

Re: Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross

I've never seen all of the original version of Southern Cross, but something I liked about this series structurally, regardless of whether it was a part of Robotech or not, was the squad dynamics and the use of different divisions working together (or in rivalry) with one another. It has shades of 0...
by LightningCount
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gundam Wing GOL/FT/MG new stuff THREAD
Replies: 483
Views: 68255

Re: Gundam Wing GOL/FT/MG new stuff THREAD

I got the Glory of the Losers official English volume 1 release recently. (While there are some interesting new tidbits, a lot of the flashback stuff so far was covered better in the Episode Zero manga, and the pacing is really too rushed to be a full retelling. I excepted more.) I haven't followed ...
by LightningCount
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 597
Views: 99761

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

One last thing about the jumps in Origin IV. I thought it was strange how Char went from a scapegoat-exile to suddenly being allowed to return to space with Lalah without any sort of trouble. (Seemingly on his own authority, too.) I would have thought he couldn't return to space until he was summone...
by LightningCount
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 597
Views: 99761

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

...Overall, I don't think painting his suit is too terrible a concession, though his uniform is another matter entirely. The explanation that suits me best is that he's been slated to act as a moral booster and MS division poster-boy. Then again, I know there's some blonde woman in Zeon who acts as...
by LightningCount
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Wing HD - Opening Changed? Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 3185

Re: Gundam Wing HD - Opening Changed? Why?

Actually, that's how Wing's openings always were. For most of the run, both sequences used footage taken from the show and only switched to the higher quality animation before the theme song changeover (for JC) or before the end of the show (for RE). Oh, I see. So then the original Bandai Entertain...
by LightningCount
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Wing HD - Opening Changed? Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 3185

Gundam Wing HD - Opening Changed? Why?

Hey, Gundam.info is showing a few episodes of the remastered Gundam Wing release (albeit I've read that it wasn't optimized right for Youtube, according to people in the comments). Regardless, I took a look at it, and I was surprised to see that the intro has cut out a few seconds of animation--the ...
by LightningCount
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 597
Views: 99761

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

It's been a while...but I've now seen PART IV and have watched the 11-minute preview of PART V. This show has shifted beyond the scope of just being a Char origin story. (Not surprising given its source material, but I somehow thought the transition might be more graceful.) PART IV reminded me a lit...
by LightningCount
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: After War Gundam X Updates...and Maybe Answers
Replies: 4
Views: 1957

After War Gundam X Updates...and Maybe Answers

As Sunrise's Hideyuki Tomioka kind of let slip during the Nozomi/RightStuf panel at Otakon, Gundam X is finally coming to Blu-ray, and it will be remastered with tons of extras. Release date is March 23, 2018 in Japan. As such, the creators are talking, both on these discs and on Twitter. Character ...
by LightningCount
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub
Replies: 38
Views: 13251

Re: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub

Errr... No, I meant the current English Dubs being posted on the GundamInfo YouTube Channel. They suck...a lot!?! Yeah, and I was just saying that it'd be one of the three studios I noted, not the people doing the Gundam Build Fighters/Try stuff. If I'm not mistaken, those were dubs done overseas f...
by LightningCount
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub
Replies: 38
Views: 13251

Re: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub

I just hope they don't use the same people that are currently doing the Build Fighters/Try English Dub. Gah. I assume you're talking about potential future Gundam Kickstarter dub projects versus the solely Sunrise-commissioned SEED/Destiny Remastered, and in that case, there are probably only three...
by LightningCount
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub
Replies: 38
Views: 13251

Re: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub

Good to see you again Lightning , in fact it looks like a lot of us old folks are coming out of the woodwork. (Aw! You guys!). Also I just noticed your previous thread mentioning this topic in passing. Probably should have just replied to yours. Too late now. :oops: Regarding Escaflowne, I was unde...
by LightningCount
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub
Replies: 38
Views: 13251

Re: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub

Kind of wish they dubbed some of the rightstuff releases...I also wonder if this means some of the older Gundam dubs could get a new one? Personally I would love a Zeta redub since those voices always fell flat for me...but G-Gundam and Wing are pretty iconic. On the other hand, I would have said t...
by LightningCount
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Identify this Show Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 64946

Re: Please name this anime!?!?!

Interesting...Since you only saw some episodes, it could be that your description is skewed, so I'm going to go out on a limb and see if I can guess it with a few things that sound in the ballpark. I'm mainly going off of the parallel worlds and buried past ideas here, so... If it was indeed SyFy/Sc...
by LightningCount
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Otakon ’17 Updates...
Replies: 0
Views: 1534

Gundam Otakon ’17 Updates...

Just an Internet round-up here. Most of this is from the Nozomi panel (https://www.facebook.com/rightstuf/videos/10155354835057745/?hc_ref=ARTL8KGBF5zeqCA0y-8urZ0Gu1_JjJzSKzI_FNqjHJdnRS9nwX8EZgeXrWv1hXQXiYk) * Gundam The Origin - Preliminary discussions and design work have begun for continuing past...