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by Admiral Larsen
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 110
Views: 26461

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

Y'know, I've had doubts about this anime since it was first announced. Mostly, it was about why they even bothered with this idea in the first place. Anyone else kinda getting that vibe from this? I also got this as well and its sad (as one of the supporters of this series) as it squandered any pot...
by Admiral Larsen
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 597
Views: 118232

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

I don't know if I can show this but there was some very interesting news: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... iv/.103161
by Admiral Larsen
Mon May 16, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096 Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 110
Views: 26461

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

I mean the fact that they tend to respond to war by attacking both sides, and sending the general message of end the war or be attacked. Which feels more like peace through fear of reprisals than an actual desire for peace. It's not an ideal solution, but given the unideal situation where some peop...
by Admiral Larsen
Wed May 11, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 264
Views: 59087

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 bein...
by Admiral Larsen
Tue May 10, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 264
Views: 59087

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 ...
by Admiral Larsen
Tue May 10, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 264
Views: 59087

Re: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I

After reading Chris' review of the episode, I can't but help agree with him. While very pretty in a visual sense, especially with the cool not-teenage-friendly character designs, the whole thing is more or less pointless. People die left and right for no reason. Nobody has a real impact in the stor...
by Admiral Larsen
Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Watching the UC series for the first time
Replies: 67
Views: 12183

Re: Watching the UC series for the first time

But he was also in a dark place during the time that he made Zeta. I've heard he had two really dark swings in his life. During Zeta and during V, and that he struggled with depression that only went away with Turn A. As comparison, he made Space Runaway Ideon I think right before Zeta Gundam, and ...
by Admiral Larsen
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 264
Views: 59087

Re: The Official Gundam Thunderbolt Anime Thread Mk I

Might be a little off-topic, if so, I apologize. I might be forgetting something, but as far as I can remember, this series is the first time we've seen lots of ruined colonies in the same time period as the OYW. Sure, we've seen them in later series, but seeing Zeon snipers camped out in the wreck...
by Admiral Larsen
Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam 00 Season 1 Thread Mk I
Replies: 502
Views: 63433

Re: The Official Gundam 00 Season 1 Thread Mk I

Just wrapped up Gundam 00 season 1 for the first time within the last couple of days and thought I'd share my thoughts. Figured it would work better to bump the old thread than do a whole new one. This is a show I have put off for years and years and now that I've finally watched it I wish I hadn't...
by Admiral Larsen
Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Frozen Teardrops ends officially!
Replies: 67
Views: 19505

Re: Frozen Teardrops ends officially!

After reading all of that, I think I need to wash my eyes out, preferably with acid. And I wince at what this...story has done to the Wing characters. I hope to heck that this never ever gets animated.
by Admiral Larsen
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 581
Views: 83570

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

I also think that they should ditch the anti-war themes for a while. :roll: That's sort of one of the defining features of the franchise, mean. You might as well get rid of the giant robots while you're at it. Agreed and perhaps it is even more important now considering what is going on with the Ja...
by Admiral Larsen
Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Beltorchika's Children manga to run on Gundam Ace
Replies: 55
Views: 10920

Re: Beltorchika's Children manga to run on Gundam Ace

One complaint that I have thus far is that did they have to give Chan's wardrobe to Beltochika? I much rather had her in the style that was presented in the covers of the novel version of Beltochika's Children.
by Admiral Larsen
Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VII
Replies: 296
Views: 35853

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VII

Any other details of this new novel? Wasn't it supposed to deal with the aftermath of the novel series and perhaps the OVA series.
by Admiral Larsen
Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VII
Replies: 296
Views: 35853

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VII

I see that Unicorn is an anomaly among Gundam series. Usually the anime comes first, and then there's the follow-up novel/manga adaptation (usually to flesh out what the creators actually intended for the series, i.e. Tomino). But with Unicorn, the novel came first and the animated adaptation was d...
by Admiral Larsen
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VII
Replies: 296
Views: 35853

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VII

My biggest issue with the FA Unicorn is that it basically exists for no reason in the OVA. That kind of firepower isn't great for taking out regular MS; it seems like it would be better used to clear a path for the Nahel Argama (or maybe chip away at the Neo Zeong if that monstrosity HAS to be ther...
by Admiral Larsen
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VII
Replies: 296
Views: 35853

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VII

I'm hard on episode 7 because I enjoy the rest of the series so much, and because I find it does a lot of things poorly that earlier episodes did well. But if you want specifics, here ya go! Roughly in order: -A poorly-thought-out opening battle that rushed past really important moments (Marida's f...
by Admiral Larsen
Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VII
Replies: 296
Views: 35853

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VII

About some of the recent comments here, well I thought that episodes 1,2,and 3 of the VA were strong ones. The problems for me arose when we got to episode 4 (thanks to being spoiled by the details of the novel as well as the Band Dessine manga (in fact I could hear the soundtrack of the OVA matchin...
by Admiral Larsen
Tue May 20, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 597
Views: 118232

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

Sumisawa, Katoki, director from IGLOO and the mecha animation director from Valvrave? This looks bad... I mean couldn't they hire Orange to do the CG? Then who would you want for this. Out of Sumisawa, Katoki, and the director from IGLOO, the only one that I agree with complaints and worry on is Su...
by Admiral Larsen
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Godzilla 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 8198

Re: Godzilla 2014

by Admiral Larsen
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Fighters Anime Thread Mk. I
Replies: 581
Views: 64709

Re: The Official Gundam Build Fighters Anime Thread Mk. I

balofo wrote:Confirmed to be 25 episodes only...
Is there a link to confirm this?