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by MythSearcher
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Thread Mk I
Replies: 85
Views: 22305

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Thread Mk I

Henyo wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:02 am
or as the Japanese would say. SUPER BENRI.
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%BE%A1 ... B%E7%BE%A9
This is the more common term they used, Gotsugousyugi 御都合主義
by MythSearcher
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mecha Anime Demographics?
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

Re: Mecha Anime Demographics?

Speaking of IBO, what was the target audience for that one? The show is so weird in that some bits of it are really infantile, children/teens with stunted growth dominate its cast, but on the other hand its themes are meant for older audiences (slavery, human experimentation) and some scenes are de...
by MythSearcher
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Thread Mk I
Replies: 85
Views: 22305

Re: The Official Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Thread Mk I

I think a lot of people went soft on Re:RISE because it ended with a giant no-nonsense feelgood finale. I personally found too many problems with it. The last two episodes final battle makes as little sense as it does, Alu had all the information(he kept watching the world) about how much players t...
by MythSearcher
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Question regarding Heavy Metals
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Question regarding Heavy Metals

Yup... Mamoru Nagano gets a LOT of mileage out of Clarke's Third Law in his original works. Heavy Metal L-Gaim is a lot more subdued about it than its more successful derivative Five Star Stories , but it still prominently features several "sufficiently advanced" technologies. Super-efficient solar...
by MythSearcher
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Question regarding Heavy Metals
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Question regarding Heavy Metals

As with Mamoru Nagano's later work, Five Star Stories , it's not exactly solar power as we understand it... it's converting photons into something else and producing way more power than should be possible with the light of the sun. One of those areas where the science of the Pentagona system is bey...
by MythSearcher
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Question regarding Heavy Metals
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Question regarding Heavy Metals

How they work like what powers them for sure, and what are their cockpits like? As Arsarcana noted, they're powered by solar energy... the outer skin of the heavy metals is a solar collector which captures sunlight for power generation. The cockpit is fairly roomy, very reminiscent of the Mobile Su...
by MythSearcher
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Space Colonies and Water
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Space Colonies and Water

Steam distillation would be easy for the colonies to achieve given their massive solar collectors and fusion reactors, or using centrifugal purification to cause heavier molecular contaminants to settle out, and there's always bioremediation with selected benign microorganisms (poss. tailored for t...
by MythSearcher
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Space Colonies and Water
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Space Colonies and Water

I'm more worried about their water recycling... There is simply no way of removing every chemical during waste water treatment. Imagine drinking that chemical cocktail full of birth control hormones, painkillers and recreational drug residue... I'd say all you need is to pass your water through a d...
by MythSearcher
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Beam saber or beam naginata?
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Beam saber or beam naginata?

But at the end of the day, the longer handle and/or second blade is still more restrictive than having the shorter grip and single blade of a beam saber... and also more expensive since you need a larger e-cap and second beam emitter and i-field containment setup. That, combined with the obvious is...
by MythSearcher
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Beam saber or beam naginata?
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Beam saber or beam naginata?

The beam naginata has a LOT of disadvantages compared to a real-world naginata... most of which stem from the beam naginata not being a single-edged weapon like its real world counterpart. Because the manufacturer decided to shorten the haft to add a second beam blade to the other end, it sacrifice...
by MythSearcher
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Beam saber or beam naginata?
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Beam saber or beam naginata?

Can't find any direct statement on it, but odds are it has a lot to do with the diminishing returns of a polearm-style weapon at extreme close range or against a more agile opponent. Polearms like the naginata that have heads designed for slashing rather than stabbing take advantage of a long shaft...
by MythSearcher
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Beam saber or beam naginata?
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Beam saber or beam naginata?

I just thought some one at Zeonic was trying to sound clever and make there double blade beam saber sound cooler. "Zimmad with there suit only has one big blade on there Gyan beam saber, our Gelgoog unit had a twin blade beam naginata in addition to having a beam rifle" it was likely marketing that...
by MythSearcher
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Beam saber or beam naginata?
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Beam saber or beam naginata?

I have been wondering why did Zeonic had the Gelgoog Marine and Jaeger using beam sabers instead beam naginata like the previous model? Is this because beam sabers are both easier to use and cheaper to make--I can imagine pilot scared of cutting themselves while using the beam naginata. On the othe...
by MythSearcher
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What's Next for Gundam Anime?
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: What's Next for Gundam Anime?

Personally, MS Girl Note anime would be interesting. And before anyone scream, it does feature some pretty cool mechanic designs. Objection! Not just some, MOST of the mechanic parts are pretty cool in this series. Mika Akitaka still got his skills, just that the girl part is slowly falling out of ...
by MythSearcher
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Space Colonies and Water
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Space Colonies and Water

I mean, if we are talking about how to get jovian or asteroid water back to Earth, then why bother putting it on the ship? Cant we just strap a rocket or load that big piece of ice onto a mass driver and launch it toward somewhere closer to Earth's orbit, so that when it arrives, it can be captured...
by MythSearcher
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Space Colonies and Water
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Space Colonies and Water

Granted, if there were only one ship doing those round trips it'd be impossible or at least impractical for the Jupiter Energy Fleet to be involved in providing other resources besides just Helium-3. However, Jupitris was just one ship of a class with at least half a dozen known ships (and very pro...
by MythSearcher
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Hi-Zack and psychological warfare
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: Hi-Zack and psychological warfare

Hi-Zack is a good design. GM II is not. They have the GM. So zeonic put it in a Zaku frame. Give it the GM's best feature, the big shield, although the Hizack shield is kind of crap. Armor doesn't matter in Zeta period anyways beyond ballistics protection, and anti-beam coating. Basically their cho...
by MythSearcher
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Space Colonies and Water
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Space Colonies and Water

As MythSearcher noted, you can find a fair amount of water in things like asteroids and comets. The Federation has a fair amount of asteroid mining going on, even transferring large and particularly resource-rich asteroids into less distant orbits for easier access. A fair amount of the water in th...
by MythSearcher
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: State of the Mecha Genre
Replies: 26
Views: 1851

Re: State of the Mecha Genre

Half the reason it's so funny is because it's so often true... though to a certain extent it's those fans trying to justify having bought three or four copies of a given light novel, manga volume, etc. to collect all the different extras the book comes with that are exclusive to a particular chain ...
by MythSearcher
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Space Colonies and Water
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Space Colonies and Water

So how do space colonies get their water? its shown that the soil and metal can get harvested from the asteroids; and the plants and wildlife can be brought up in limited qualities from earth, but where does the colonies water come from? You have quite a lot of water if you are mining the Moon, 5.6...