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by Ryuu74
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Eastern and Western Mecha
Replies: 19
Views: 5282

Re: Eastern and Western Mecha

I have to agree with thewastedyouth, it may not be *simple*, per se, but a lot of the time the American/Western emphasis is on strength rather than dexterity. That lends itself to more machine-like fighters rather than humanoid/animalistic ones But then you run into Heavy Gear, and suddenly all bet...
by Ryuu74
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: the dubbing discussion thread
Replies: 14
Views: 2589

Re: the dubbing discussion thread

It really depends on the show, and also depends on how it was translated- if the dub is just a straight translation, I'll probably go sub- however, if the dub script has a bit of its own flavor to it, like with Nadesico, I'll probably go dub.
by Ryuu74
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What's Your Current Anime? Mk III
Replies: 541
Views: 59968

Re: What's Your Current Anime? Mk III

The entire series of Sailor Moon came into my hands recently (subbed), so decided to give that a go.

There are now three series that I can tolerate sticking with for 100+ episodes. Fist of the North Star, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and now Sailor Moon.
by Ryuu74
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Railguns in the Universal Century?
Replies: 20
Views: 4310

Re: Railguns in the Universal Century?

Yeah, I went back through and decided to catalog known I-field users in the UC, animation only. Big Zam Neue Ziel GP-03 Orchis Quin Mantha Rafflesia Victory 2 w/Assault module That's six battlefield units in seventy years, all of which were one-off machines. I-Fields are not a major strategic consid...
by Ryuu74
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Stuff You Can't Believe You Just Figured Out
Replies: 136
Views: 22867

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

I noticed that certain factions in gundam universes have certain colors of their beam weaponry. In Universal Century the Federations(and later Fed related factions) beams are pink, while Zeons(and later Zeon related Factions) are yellow. One of the few exceptions is the GP02 whose beam sabers are g...
by Ryuu74
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Railguns in the Universal Century?
Replies: 20
Views: 4310

Re: Railguns in the Universal Century?

There is also a third problem with railguns- they generate an enormous amount of heat and recoil, and one of the constant problems with railgun engineering has been the fact that they wear out far more quickly than other conventional solid weapons. This might well be triple in space, where it's far ...
by Ryuu74
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam cliches you could do without?
Replies: 193
Views: 23808

Re: Gundam cliches you could do without?

I think I understand your point, but problem is, if MS doesn't has vast advantage, people won't bother with them. They will just stick to fighter and battleship. I guess what you want isn't really dangerous battleship (for example, one that can make 360 degree spin while beam spamming in less than ...
by Ryuu74
Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: How sympatheic or evil should Gundam antagonists be?
Replies: 56
Views: 7344

Re: How sympatheic or evil should Gundam antagonists be?

For me, it's the fine line between empathy and sympathy.

Basically, the show should do a good job of having you see where the villain is coming from, but it shouldn't go out of its way to try and make the audience agree with his inevitably crackerjack ideas, because that way lies crazytown.
by Ryuu74
Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam cliches you could do without?
Replies: 193
Views: 23808

Re: Gundam cliches you could do without?

Then there won't be a reason to use MS. People will stick to warship, and you get AU version of Yamato instead. I'm not talking about "Impossible", I'm talking about "MS's not being able to derp their way to victory by the mere virtue of being MS's." What I'm really talking about is the difference ...
by Ryuu74
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam cliches you could do without?
Replies: 193
Views: 23808

Re: Gundam cliches you could do without?

uh, say what now? Both the Archangel and the Ptolemaios II were some of the most overpowered warships I've ever seen. Hell, even the Diva from AGE has been doing pretty well for a ship banking on 50 years old. Oh, while it's fairly certain that any ships used by the main characters will make it pre...
by Ryuu74
Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam cliches you could do without?
Replies: 193
Views: 23808

Re: Gundam cliches you could do without?

I could do without the totally weaksauce warships. I understand the targeting problems in UC, but nothing else really has an excuse.
by Ryuu74
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What's Your Current Anime? Mk III
Replies: 541
Views: 59968

Re: What's Your Current Anime? Mk III

Yamato 2199. New episodes just can't come out fast enough.