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by latenlazy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Narrative Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 85
Views: 24013

Re: The Official Gundam Narrative Anime Thread Mk I

yazi88 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:23 pm
That Fighter plane is the core fighter of the Narrative Gundam.
Ah! And here I thought we might also be getting a sneaky Riddhe cameo.
by latenlazy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Narrative Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 85
Views: 24013

Re: The Official Gundam Narrative Anime Thread Mk I

That custom Silver Bullet in the trailer with the beam magnum is hinting something about its pilot... cause it doesn't seem that a custom colored unit like that is used by the Federation forces... And as for the novel, from what I've been hearing its pretty much a epilogue to Unicorn and also tell ...
by latenlazy
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

The concept of Rustal leading Gjallarhorn into being an idealized democratic organization is farcical, whether it's an overnight change of heart, or whether he's "forced into it," it's equally nonsensical to his character, to his leadership style, and to the status of the world at the end of IBO. M...
by latenlazy
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

Onto the next point: exposition part 1. Overall, many of IBO's lines were rather flat and uninspired, resorting to a bland and matter-of-fact depiction of the "need to know" information. Then again, I watched all of this through Crunchyroll, so maybe they just had a poor translation, but given my (...
by latenlazy
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

If you word it like that, I can see and understand your criticism. To me, I haven't seen a Gundam tv show in a long time where politics played a actual role in the ending, Turn A and 00 were the last ones I can think of. Maybe I kept my expectation low for the politics aspect in the ending of IBO t...
by latenlazy
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

I don't know... maybe Rustal forced the remaining families to give up their power? We'll never know... Iznario adopted McGillis and lied about it too because there were rumors floating around about it while most people thought McGillis was really his son. McGillis not being a legit successor was so...
by latenlazy
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

Complain all you want about the writing and the major "plot" element. Its not like you'r offering any PLAUSIBLE alternatives aside from complaining Sdwoodchuck, I've tried to avoid responding to you, but you keep repeating the same thing over and over again that the writing was trash in the end or ...
by latenlazy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

Let's not forget that Carta's Issue family also had no heirs nor anyone else left to take the reins apparently... But there might also be the case that because the other families did nothing that they might've been disbanded from Gjarrhorn when McGillis took over, or the likely case that they were ...
by latenlazy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

Honestly, the issue with Rustal doesn't bug me so much for a few reasons. One, it's not like it was presented as a presto-chango magical shift in alignment where he woke up the morning after it happened and said "My God, I've done such horrible things!" As I said before, the context of the epilogue...
by latenlazy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

As for "idealized nonsense"...this is FICTION. I'm not saying that because I believe every work of fiction should end with the bad guys reforming and everyone living and puppies and rainbows and unicorn giggles. I'm saying that we watch fiction because it's DIFFERENT from the real world. If every T...
by latenlazy
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

At this point I think you're just nitpicking - and that's probably why you interpret the ending as you do It's a bit short-sighted to see the ending only as "Darnnit, Rustal got his way!" without seeing everything else that also happened. Heck, you could've done better to consider why Julietta pref...
by latenlazy
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

"Ends justifies the means" was referring to Tekkadan and their method of survival. I mean, I half expected Eugene to try to kill Rustal and Julieta with his bare hands but instead, he played his role. He knew what they would lose if he became like Ride. Ends justify the means could also be used to ...
by latenlazy
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

If the above two posts need clarification, the epilogue shows Rustal delivering on both the ideals of McGillis and Tekkadan after crushing them. People like Rustal don't behave like this in real life, but the show presents this as a reasonable outcome. I think I've bellyached enough about the final...
by latenlazy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

Not at all. Never said that Rustal should get swift abrupt karma, just that I don't agree with the finale's politics and moral stance. Note how I talk a lot about the implications of the message in the finale and not much at all about Rustal's fate. My criticism is not really about Rustal. Can you ...
by latenlazy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

Just because someone is rotten or evil doesn't mean they're going to suffer or die "just because". Karma doesn't operate on speed-dial. I surmise people are griping about this is because that's how previous Gundam shows typically handled their conflicts and they were expecting Rustal to meet some k...
by latenlazy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

You know, for all the talk about how "realism doesn't matter", you guys sure seem fixated on the idea of Rustal getting swift, abrupt karma for his actions. You're making it sound like you wanted a bolt of lightning to rip its way out of the crystal-clear sky and fry him. Besides, if you really thi...
by latenlazy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

A lot of people seem to think the ending was unrealistically happy, but really it wasn't. How the show chooses to portray the ending, morally and tonally, is different from its objective facts. For example, Gaelio and Julietta are pretty complicit in Rustal's corrupt machination, and they're largel...
by latenlazy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

-I know it's just me, but there's something bugging me about this ending: Main heroes die, bad guys destroy them, bad guys somehow reform to what the good guys wanted anyways, and all is good. It's a very simplistic summary admittedly, but it doesn't sit right with me, and I don't like it. How Rust...
by latenlazy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

You should remove my quote or add spoilers. I forgot to do so initially but edited it later The system in 00 changed due to CB's intervention but never to the benefit of CB. In 2nd season, they lost against the unified Earth forces which ultimately continued their system. We can see this by Patrick...
by latenlazy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Thread Mk IV
Replies: 383
Views: 50416

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

It's almost shocking how problematic and regressive this conclusion is, despite its finer sentiments, which are used as cheap emotional hooks to sell its utter nonsense. If you think about it, it's not much different from other endings such as 0083 and both seasons of 00 Gundam. ... 1) In 00 the sy...