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by Seto Kaiba
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: State of the Mecha Genre
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: State of the Mecha Genre

Long running joke of true hardcore fans behaviour in Japan: Buy 3 sets of everything, 1 for use/to play with/read/watch, 1 for lending to friends to spread the gospel and 1 for keeping as a collection item/back-up. One can buy 4 to separate the back-up item. Half the reason it's so funny is because...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: State of the Mecha Genre
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: State of the Mecha Genre

[...] going back to that youtuber, the person also made the statement that gunpla is for the hardcore fans only. [...] Eh... well, not from a western perspective. From a Japanese perspective, however, there is some meat on the bones of that particular assertion. Production of anime is done on razor...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: State of the Mecha Genre
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: State of the Mecha Genre

recently, the line "MECHA IS DEAD" has been getting quite the attention. what are your takes on this statement? Mecha is not dead. Mecha is just stagnant as f*ck... and it's mostly Gundam 's fault. You see, the Gundam franchise is the metaphorical 800lb gorilla of the genre. It was a groundbreaking...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Axis Zeon, iconography, and popular support
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Axis Zeon, iconography, and popular support

Does anyone here feel like there is a marketing dimension to the design of Axis Zeon mobile suits? I mean, there are MS like the Zaku III, Dreissen, R-Jarja, Gazu-L and -R that directly recalls OYW units. On one hand, that is because these new MS evolved from their old predecessors, but it also giv...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gelgoog Successors?
Replies: 13
Views: 321

Re: Gelgoog Successors?

I definitely agree that the Gaza is a spiritual successor to the gelgoog. RE-GElgu felt...lazy? The ReGelgu isn't a successor to the Gelgoog... it IS a Gelgoog. To be precise, the ReGelgu is a new variant of the MS-14 Gelgoog that was produced at Axis after the One Year War's conclusion. Its model ...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Cloning (SPOILERS)
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Cloning (SPOILERS)

It seems odd that something as game changing as Cloning sees so little use in UC. Zeon apparently perfected Newtype cloning, [...] Did they, though? The evidence STRONGLY suggests otherwise. The only actual clones in the Universal Century are Neo Zeon's clones of Newtype pilot Elpeo Ple, and they w...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gelgoog Successors?
Replies: 13
Views: 321

Re: Gelgoog Successors?

I've browsed through the wiki and viewed many mobile suits, but I always felt the gelgoogs legacy after the oyw has been treated poorly. History seldom remember the losers fondly. Thoughts? Depends what you mean by "true successors". Looking at it in terms of design lineage and technological develo...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 85632

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Since Kawamori has the habit of reusing old designs, which designs from the Macross Design Works (https://e-hentai.org/g/964676/268dd04850/) that hasn't turned up in animation would you like to appear? Most of that stuff is already in Macross in one form or another... apart from a few designs that ...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 85632

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Did s'more translation work to uncover the details behind the later generations of thermonuclear reaction turbine engine in Master File . There's some interesting stuff there about how they use gravity control to moderate airflow through the engine. I'm gonna be taking a whack at some of the content...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 85632

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Sometimes, the lineart is misleading. Yup... esp. when it comes to gimmicks that were added for a single episode. You wouldn't believe how much confusion the leg bays the VF-11C spontaneously manifested for Operation Stargazer caused. I didn't expect the thinner leg of the VF-171 to have space for ...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 85632

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Some questions about the VF-17 and VF-171: - I know that the VF-17 stores its gun pod in its right leg but does it still have space for ordnance in the weapon bay of the same leg? Yes, it can. The internal storage arrangements inside the VF-17's legs is somewhat complex, but the gunpod bay sits abo...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 85632

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Speaking of missiles, could the VF-25 equip and use only the shoulder missile pods from the Armored Pack without having the entire pack on them? Yeah. Strictly speaking, there's nothing actually stopping a VF from using only part of a FAST Pack setup. Also, is it just me, or does the VF-25 and VF-3...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: α-Azieru (SPOILERS)
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: α-Azieru (SPOILERS)

As has been discussed before Char's Neo Zeon had a smaller force and less state of the art mobile suits than Haman's did. Since their forces were so small who was originally going to pilot the α-Azieru? Char Aznable was the NZ-333 α Azieru's original intended pilot according to the MG Sazabi's manu...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 85632

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

I looked up the VF-11's Japanese wiki page and it mentions a "GU-16" and "GU-16S". Are those from any official material? IIRC, that's Master File 's attempt to explain the different gunpods. Macross Chronicle was the first to misidentify the VF-11's gunpod as "GU-15", which is the designation that ...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 85632

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

the gunpod (incorrectly) as GU-15 (which is actually the VF-19's gunpod). That's the VF-11C's gun pod (from Macross 7), right? What about that of the VF-11B (from Macross Plus; the one with a bayonet)? The VF-11B and VF-11C use the same gunpod, actually... just the C type is a simplified variant of...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 85632

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

hitokirigarou wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:33 pm
Were the VF-11's weapons (head laser gun and C-type's gun pod) given "official" names in its own Master File book?
Yeah, the VF-11's laser gun was identified as REB-15R, and the gunpod (incorrectly) as GU-15 (which is actually the VF-19's gunpod).
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 85632

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

I was talking about just delivering bombs in the middle of the enemy formations. Yeah, that's a standard tactic... literally what the VF-19 and VF-22 were designed for, using a fold booster to arrive behind enemy lines for a decapitation strike with heavy munitions. Also, there is something I want ...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mecha Anime Demographics?
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Mecha Anime Demographics?

Thanks , I never realized all the steps involved before this. A fair amount of it goes into trying to mollify or at least avoid the moral guardian-types. Sometimes, even late night screenings can't entirely prevent content that got a network's green light from causing a ruckus. Like the scene in IB...
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 85632

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Y'all might enjoy this info I worked on from Master File earlier today:
http://www.macrossworld.com/mwf/topic/4 ... nt=1546992
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 85632

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Is there anything such as minimum fold jump distance? Not in the sense of a limitation in the technology or the physics involved. Folding is a very energy-intensive process, so it's usually not economical to use a space fold to cover distances of less than a light second or so with humanity's curre...