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by manwiththemachinegun
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: UC OVA 7 vs Novel final books (HEAVY SPOILERS!)
Replies: 14
Views: 2476

Re: UC OVA 7 vs Novel final books (HEAVY SPOILERS!)

I don't really care about spoilers, is the battle of a fairly decent size? Are we talking a few fleets on each side?
by manwiththemachinegun
Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 89877

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

The VF-25 Armored is like, my favorite anime robot war machine ever. Does any clean line art exist of it? Not CG.
by manwiththemachinegun
Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:42 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Jet fighters no more, why stop using them?
Replies: 79
Views: 11002

Re: Jet fighters no more, why stop using them?

Sure MS are the super stars, but like you said it makes sense to include a cheap air force as part of a combine arms attack rather than a, "Only an MS can kill an MS" mindset. It's not like either side is concerned about casualties! :lol:
by manwiththemachinegun
Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Official Gundam Games & Upcoming Releases Thread Mk IV
Replies: 933
Views: 121371

Re: Official Gundam Games & Upcoming Releases Thread Mk IV

Missing Link looks the best of what I've seen, I will give it that.
by manwiththemachinegun
Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Official Gundam Games & Upcoming Releases Thread Mk IV
Replies: 933
Views: 121371

Re: Official Gundam Games & Upcoming Releases Thread Mk IV

I really want there to be an awesome UC era game... but every time I see Gundam gameplay footage it looks really bad, especially the PS3 games. They look plastic, weightless and rough with poor animations and even poorer effects. EiS looked the best of any of them, and that's a PS2 game! I think the...
by manwiththemachinegun
Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VI
Replies: 590
Views: 60046

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VI

Hey, just surviving a Gundam story as a Feddie redshirt is quite an accomplishment. :D
by manwiththemachinegun
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam: The Origin Manga Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 37965

Re: The Official Gundam: The Origin Manga Thread

I thought the slaughter scene at Jaburo was nice considering the Federation, never, ever gets a chance to pull off such large scale curb stomps in regular Gundam stories. Is there ONE other time in recent history a Feddie unit pulled something like that off without taking equal or worse casualties? ...
by manwiththemachinegun
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Jet fighters no more, why stop using them?
Replies: 79
Views: 11002

Re: Jet fighters no more, why stop using them?

That's about as detailed an answer as I could expect. I still think it's odd that it took so long for "fighter modes" to be reintroduced to mobile suits, but as far as transforming robots go, I love the concept of Macross' Valkyries which are fighters first, robots second, instead of Gundam which is...
by manwiththemachinegun
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans! The mystery manga
Replies: 15
Views: 2822

Re: Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans! The mystery manga

Maaaan, that sounds super awesome and hilarious. :lol: I honestly wish there were more OYW stories like this. Less kid pacifists and angst, more idiot heroes out for babes and glory. :D

If I were to try to buy it, where would be a good place to look?
by manwiththemachinegun
Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: How much money will Origin print?
Replies: 30
Views: 2196

Re: How much money will Origin print?

I will miss that 0079 manga adaption which was never finished. The Federation got M-1 battle tanks and harrier jump jets, the land battleships LOOKED functional and awesome, and Zeon tech seemed much more alien in comparison. As far as retellings go, it was pretty impressive visually.
by manwiththemachinegun
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Jet fighters no more, why stop using them?
Replies: 79
Views: 11002

Re: Jet fighters no more, why stop using them?

Good explanation, but I'd like to hear some more possible theories. In a total war situation like the OYW was, there's no reason why total saturation bombing of an area which held mobile suits wouldn't be an option. Norris was a freakish ace with a custom suit, it's not like anyone else on that Zeon...
by manwiththemachinegun
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Jet fighters no more, why stop using them?
Replies: 79
Views: 11002

Jet fighters no more, why stop using them?

Aside from the obvious reason (realism doesn't sell robot toys), why would Federation, and other factions for that matter, stop using air superiority fighters or heavy bombers? In the Gundam film trilogy, and 8th MS to an extent, you had Core Boosters performing reasonably well in combat, and Dopps ...
by manwiththemachinegun
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: How much money will Origin print?
Replies: 30
Views: 2196

Re: How much money will Origin print?

I think Bamco is replaceing the original Gundam series with Origins as the start of the Universal Century timeline. They started streaming Z and ZZ Gundam series on sites and skipped streaming the original series. I can't think of any other reason why they would not stream it. It was on sites befor...
by manwiththemachinegun
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Masamune Shirow
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: Masamune Shirow

Appleseed is awesome, I don't know why it never got the popularity that GitS did. Way less philosophizing, more action and fun characters. If you want to see why people like Shirow, read Appleseed first.
by manwiththemachinegun
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VI
Replies: 590
Views: 60046

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk VI

Man, all I want is some Feddie grunt payback for all these funnel kills! :P Hopefully we'll get to see the new Black Tristars really show off.
by manwiththemachinegun
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans! The mystery manga
Replies: 15
Views: 2822

Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans! The mystery manga

I found this manga on the Gundam wiki and I gotta say, I love the action and the exaggerated humor. Reminds me of a cross between Great Teacher Onizuka and the Dirty Dozen. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to find out any information about it since there are no English translations, or ways to ...
by manwiththemachinegun
Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:48 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Did you enjoy the Gundam 0079 Manga adapation?
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

Did you enjoy the Gundam 0079 Manga adapation?

Granted, it never finished to my knowledge (ended at Volume 9), but it very nearly displaces the original story in my mind. Firstly, until very recently, I thought many of the Federation/Zeon designs just plain sucked. Wayyy too much wacky 70s logic. However, the one thing this manga does is absolut...
by manwiththemachinegun
Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official MS IGLOO 2 Thread Mk I
Replies: 190
Views: 38110

Aside from the Mech pr0n, this was a great episode. Actually my first IGLOO. I'm not really a big Zeon fan, so seeing some brave Federation troops hold the lines against such horrible odds, very moving. Poor Barberry, I loved his facial expressions. You could see his fear, rage and hardened determin...
by manwiththemachinegun
Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: CCA retconned by Zeta Gundam films? LOL WUT?
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Thanks for the clarification. I enjoy Gundam but am by no means an expert on the subject.

That's what I get for using Wikipedia. :P
by manwiththemachinegun
Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: CCA retconned by Zeta Gundam films? LOL WUT?
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

CCA retconned by Zeta Gundam films? LOL WUT?

Okay, just found out about this little tid bit and I R confuzzled. :lol: So the new Zeta Gundam movies have a new ending that apparently sweep ZZ out of existence (which I never saw and thus never really cared about) and apparently CCA as well? Kamile doesn't go crazy and Neo Zeon sues for peace or ...