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by Seto Kaiba
Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Mecha anime from childhood
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Mecha anime from childhood

Can you give us a directional estimate of how long ago you saw the series in question?
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Development of the Biosensor and Psycommu
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Development of the Biosensor and Psycommu

MythSearcher wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:48 am
Wasn't Evolve 9 considered an alt history where the Geminus is from a different faction?
... I asked you first? :lol:

Seriously though, I have no sodding idea. I know Amuro's Grey Zeta is canon enough to show up in Master File at least.
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Development of the Biosensor and Psycommu
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Development of the Biosensor and Psycommu

Was the Rafflesia from F91 the first instance of controlling an MS with thought alone or did something precede it? It's said that the Quebeley's psycommu was theoretically able to operate the Mobile Suit entirely by thought rather than using the physical controls, though it was never attempted in p...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Constructed Languages.
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Constructed Languages.

So a lot of anime Sci-Fi (and Sci-Fi in general) uses a made up language for alien characters. Space Battleship Yamato has the Garmillas Language; Macross has the Zentradi language and Macross II has the Mardook Language, DBZ has Namekian amongst others etc,). Often it varies from source to source;...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:34 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Development of the Biosensor and Psycommu
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Development of the Biosensor and Psycommu

So it appears the Biosensor developed by, well, the technologys origins are a little murky since this technology appeared on suit built by AE and Scirocco, the novels also mention Franklin Bidan had some involvement. [...] The manuals for the MG and HG PMX-003 The O and the MS Bible entry for same ...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hair Colors in Anime
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Hair Colors in Anime

Its always a little odd when a work only gives some members of the cast unnatural hair colors, and the majority have normal hair colors. You can see this in CCA where Quess's Teal hair really stands out amongst almost every other character(some print versions give Quess blonde hair), likewise with ...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gundam General Audience?
Replies: 16
Views: 335

Re: Gundam General Audience?

Yeah sorry I totally forgot how negative Otaku really was; and in outside fandoms it's probably pretty split between people appropriating the insult, and not knowing/forgetting what it means. As is the organic process of linguistic development... it works in reverse too. There are quite a few insul...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gundam General Audience?
Replies: 16
Views: 335

Re: Gundam General Audience?

Sorry I forgot the words negative connotations; I meant it basically as anime fan(Otaku kinda gets that usage outside Japan in anime fandom), but now I remember it's original term as obsessed over a specific subject(not just anime). Yeah, "otaku" doesn't mean "anime fan"... its colloquial meaning i...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gundam General Audience?
Replies: 16
Views: 335

Re: Gundam General Audience?

So after reading an article in Zimmert Moe about the changes that occurred in the anime industry in the 80s, got me thinking, is Gundam generally targeted toward Shonen, Otaku or a bit of both? "Otaku" isn't a demographic... it's basically an insult. :lol: Basically, what you asked is "is Gundam ge...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How niche was mecha in America before Transformers?
Replies: 16
Views: 634

Re: How niche was mecha in America before Transformers?

Force Five aired four years before Transformers. You're right, my apologies... for some reason, Force Five and Robotech always end up hand-in-hand in my head. Transformers did grow awareness of Force Five after the robot trend really kicked off, which was fairly obscure thanks to its limited broadc...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Crossbone Gundam Supplier.
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Crossbone Gundam Supplier.

So it's established that the three Crossbone Gundams as well as the limited mass production Flint units, are from SNRI, but were "given" to Crossbone Vanguard. How did this happen? Did Crossbone Vanguard have a cohort in SNRI who stole the units? Or did they simply buy them under the table (Sherida...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hair Colors in Anime
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Hair Colors in Anime

Also, talking about hair colour, I must mention Gundam 00. I like how they play it very well that anime have strange hair colours and no one will suspect a thing when they see how a lot of people have different hair colours in the show, but it ended up that people with strange hair colours aren't h...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: BESPA and the Yellowjackets
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: BESPA and the Yellowjackets

The Yellow Jackets weren't a squadron, they were an organization composed of multiple squadrons.
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What defines Mass Production?
Replies: 27
Views: 721

Re: What defines Mass Production?

So in a discussion last year, it was pointed out that mass production is incredibly vague in Gundam, So what qualifies it as mass production? Due to the sheer numbers of titles and a lack of coordination across decades by different creators, Gundam just doesn't have a consistent definition of "mass...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How niche was mecha in America before Transformers?
Replies: 16
Views: 634

Re: How niche was mecha in America before Transformers?

I've talked to a few people who were anime fans back in the late 70s, and beside the trade shows you said, two other ways to get Japanese model kits or even taping of anime were to either find a store in a Japantown, or being friend with someone who constantly go back and forth between America and ...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hair Colors in Anime
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Hair Colors in Anime

I agree that It really seems as though more mainstream (ie characters who aren't explicitly supernatural) came in the 70s(remember you go back far enough and tv's were in black and white), [...] Even shows that were broadcast in black and white were not necessarily animated in it... some were done ...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Dec 29, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How niche was mecha in America before Transformers?
Replies: 16
Views: 634

Re: How niche was mecha in America before Transformers?

I've read that the director of Speed Racer (or Mach GoGoGo originally) was a fan of Western movies particularly Viva Las Vegas and James Bond's gadget car in Goldfinger, which served as partial inspirations for the characters and designs. It wasn't the director of the TV anime, it was the author of...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hair Colors in Anime
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Hair Colors in Anime

This one has a really well-documented answer. In storytelling in general, unusual or impossible-in-nature hair colors have been a thing for longer than writing. The gods and other supernatural beings in many different religions and belief systems frequently had very unusual or impossible hair. In co...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How niche was mecha in America before Transformers?
Replies: 16
Views: 634

Re: How niche was mecha in America before Transformers?

Basically, there was a vague awareness of the Super Robot genre via bootlegs and the occasional bowdlerized dub like Gigantor ... but for the most part "Japanimation" itself was extremely obscure at the time. 'bout the only way to get your hands on mecha model kits or toys back then would've been to...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How niche was mecha in America before Transformers?
Replies: 16
Views: 634

Re: How niche was mecha in America before Transformers?

I believe Japanese animation itself was niche between 60's to 80's. I mean, they probably don't even know what shows are from Japanese. There were quite a lot of people who thinks Speed Racer is American... Yeah, my dad was a big fan of Speed Racer and had no idea it was a Japanese series until I t...