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by Seto Kaiba
Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:18 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: zeta gundam overrated?
Replies: 27
Views: 572

Re: zeta gundam overrated?

They tried to make them longer titles at least some times, like SEED obviously is trying to have much more than one off from the beginning, just that it didn't work as well as UC. It might look that way in hindsight, but it's not quite accurate. Like the other AUs, Gundam SEED was developed and ini...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:42 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: zeta gundam overrated?
Replies: 27
Views: 572

Re: zeta gundam overrated?

Sunrise has different management, sure right NOW there pushing the UC [...] "right NOW" is a very incorrect way to spell "always". In case you have forgotten, the Universal Century is the Gundam franchise's primary revenue stream and always has been. Not only is it a bit of a cu...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:07 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: zeta gundam overrated?
Replies: 27
Views: 572

Re: zeta gundam overrated?

In a sense yes CE used UC as a jumping on point for ideas along with 8th MS Team but I still believe it has it's own style of writing, [...] It's less a "jumping off point" than "Can I copy your homework?", and its style of writing is " Gundam for Kids!"... that's not ...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:55 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: zeta gundam overrated?
Replies: 27
Views: 572

Re: zeta gundam overrated?

Not everyone likes everything tomino did on those shows, sure 0083, 8th ms team, stardust memory are great and peak UC gundam. The Universal Century doesn't need universal popularity... to the vast majority of the fandom, it represents "peak Gundam " as you put it. Sure CE is by design a ...
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Jan 14, 2023 1:27 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 373
Views: 18462

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

I just gave the official tie-in novella a quick glance, and was immediately taken aback by an unexpected revelation: The Aerial Gundam is SENTIENT?!? :shock: While I haven’t watched every episode of every series, I’ve watched a LOT of gundam. I don’t recall ever seeing this angle introduced in any ...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Jan 13, 2023 5:57 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: zeta gundam overrated?
Replies: 27
Views: 572

Re: zeta gundam overrated?

Overall I think CE is a more marketable to new fans and is the only AU to really get a chance at a sequel along with 00, with AGE, IBO, not really filling that place and I haven't seen Mercury CE is, by design, a modernized and simplified version of the UC meant to appeal to a new generation of vie...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Jan 13, 2023 1:05 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Is it possible the Hi-Mega cannon has 1/5th the power of a colony laser?
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Is it possible the Hi-Mega cannon has 1/5th the power of a colony laser?

As for the beam output , that is hard to say. It's worth noting that both the Colony laser and the High Mega Particle Cannon are capable of destroying a colony (though at least the Argama uses an abandoned colony). Well, yes... though, to be fair, the UC-era space colonies are quite fragile and it ...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Jan 11, 2023 11:06 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Is it possible the Hi-Mega cannon has 1/5th the power of a colony laser?
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Is it possible the Hi-Mega cannon has 1/5th the power of a colony laser?

It's interesting how Gundam will sometimes put in technology that doesn't work in universe, it adds a bit of realism to the technology race. It's not that it doesn't work, it's that it doesn't work well enough to be practical or efficiently enough to be economical. Remember, these amazing giant rob...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:48 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 680
Views: 175876

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Variable Fighter Master File VF-31AX Kairos Plus dropped the other day.

It's actually good, and offers some interesting insights into the origin of the VF-31AX and its technology as well as the concept of the 6th Generation Valkyrie.
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:53 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Do you guys think we will see more sequels of old mecha series?
Replies: 16
Views: 2238

Re: Do you guys think we will see more sequels of old mecha series?

Still waiting for code geass sequel, Sunrise seems to only care about making more UC and NEW AUs rather than focusing on CE or Geass OR making them into franchises like Mai Hime Franchise TBH, Code Geass is a series that didn't need a sequel. It had a solid ending that didn't need or want a further...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Jan 10, 2023 12:44 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Is it possible the Hi-Mega cannon has 1/5th the power of a colony laser?
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Is it possible the Hi-Mega cannon has 1/5th the power of a colony laser?

What exactly happened to the High Mega Cannons anyway? They are added to ships and MS freely in the UC 80s, but seem to disappear from use by the UC 90's, which is odd because you'd think they'd of use in CCA with stopping Axis. When you get right down to it, there isn't a clear distinction between...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jan 09, 2023 9:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 373
Views: 18462

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

I heard of Suletta allegedly being neurodivergent, and that just makes Prospera's actions and intentions for her own daughter all the more disgusting. It's a popular interpretation among fans, though it doesn't seem to have any official support thus far. Official materials just describe Suletta as ...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jan 09, 2023 3:35 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 373
Views: 18462

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

Well, at least they surprised you, good or bad :mrgreen: . So I guess that mean it's at least worth to come back for Q2 and see if it will be disastrous trainwreck? Surprise me they most assuredly did... though I'm not inclined to give them much credit for it since it came out of nowhere right at t...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jan 09, 2023 10:42 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Is it possible the Hi-Mega cannon has 1/5th the power of a colony laser?
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Is it possible the Hi-Mega cannon has 1/5th the power of a colony laser?

It's hogwash.

The ZZ Gundam's hi-mega cannon has a rated output of 50.0MW in official materials.

If the statement about the Gryps II colony laser's power is accurate, it is 1.84 billion times as powerful as the ZZ Gundam's hi-mega cannon.
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Jan 08, 2023 6:13 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 373
Views: 18462

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

It really is a shame this show is from a "Too Big to Fail" franchise... it would've been cancelled by now otherwise. It's not the worst mecha anime I've seen in recent years - it'd have to work VERY hard to dethrone The Price of Smiles for that unenviable title - but it's bad enough that w...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Jan 05, 2023 5:27 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 373
Views: 18462

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

Even if we're nearing the end of the current "school" story arc and the beginning of a new one, why would anyone assume that the new story arc would be written any less poorly than the current one? We're nearly a dozen episodes into G-Witch and thus far Okouchi has proven to be either unwi...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Jan 04, 2023 6:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 373
Views: 18462

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

Going out on a limb again, but perhaps it’s related to his departed wife & the circumstances of her death; the only thing we’ve been shown of Delling’s personal life is a brief shot of him walking away from her coffin. Possibly a promise given in her final moments to secure Miorine from the vic...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Jan 04, 2023 4:19 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: zeta gundam overrated?
Replies: 27
Views: 572

Re: zeta gundam overrated?

I still think zeta is a bit overrated but that's because later spinoffs improve on the formula and the original has unique and holds up better. even the zeta movies feel like an average gundam ending. [...] You're certainly entitled to your opinion. I honestly don't think the importance and impact ...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Dec 29, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 373
Views: 18462

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

The answer to that likely is whatever Quiet Zero is. The discussion makes it sound like GUND factors into it somehow. It clearly isn't something he wants to share with the Benerit Group. I'm guessing it extends beyond profits and is more personal which is why he's willing to be a massive hypocrit. ...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Dec 29, 2022 3:15 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 373
Views: 18462

Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

Honestly my main thoughts on this episode is having farm animals in zero-g with nothing to collect their droppings would be a titanic mess. They had something... it's called "Suletta". I'll admit to finding the show oddly engaging, but I agree the plot could do with more development Serio...