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by Admiral Larsen
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk V
Replies: 582
Views: 88682

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk V

Still I got to ask a question here, what the hell was Mineva thinking telling Full Frontal the final destination for Laplace's Box.
by Admiral Larsen
Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?
Replies: 84
Views: 10900

Re: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?

But at the moment there's a tiny glimmer of a developing story and even if the interview did say that live action movie attempts were shot down in recent years, it also makes it clear that there is Hollywood interest. With Gundam failing to take off in animation and gaming, whose to say recent West...
by Admiral Larsen
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?
Replies: 84
Views: 10900

Re: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?

Like many of the oldtimers have said, Gundam in America is pretty much long dead and gone and there is a large chance it ain't coming back. Considering the direction the series is mostly heading then why should it come back here in the US.
by Admiral Larsen
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk V
Replies: 582
Views: 88682

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk V

After the arguments as of late, I will admit that ending the US tour for Gundam with Gundam Unicorn (if it maintains its success) is not a bad way to go.
by Admiral Larsen
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?
Replies: 84
Views: 10900

Re: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?

That's right, but I am holding out hope that one will be made in the future. I think Sunrise knows what western fans are interested in, they just need to find a way to produce a series that meets those requirements as well as ensuring that it caters to fans in Japan. Such a balance is doable, it ju...
by Admiral Larsen
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?
Replies: 84
Views: 10900

Re: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?

We might as well end this and admit that once Unicorn is finished, any chance for more Gundam series released here in America is virtually nil. And I really just don't see a possible balance. I might have seen it back in the early 2000s but not now. It's virtually impossible. I wish we could find ou...
by Admiral Larsen
Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?
Replies: 84
Views: 10900

Re: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?

I'm sorry but a thousand times no. None of Gundam series deserves the Robotech treatment, least of all poor X. Considering how well received it is by the western fans who've actually seen it, it could have done very well on Toonami back in the day with faithful adaption if only it had been giving t...
by Admiral Larsen
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?
Replies: 84
Views: 10900

Re: Release Fate of X, Turn-A, V, and ZZ--no Plan B?

Pretty much everyone here echoed my own sentiments. Gundam is pretty much dead here in American and I don't see it coming back at all anytime soon particularly with the quality of the recent shows (AGE being the most recent example). And of course there is the differnces in audiences with SEED and S...
by Admiral Larsen
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Zeon an allegory for japan?
Replies: 75
Views: 11642

Re: Zeon an allegory for japan?

I do think there is some merit to the view that some modern Gundam creators at least seem to subscribe to the 'Zeon as an allegory for Japan' mindset despite (or maybe because of) Tomino's original intent. I definitely think it goes beyond the whole 'Space Nazis are kewl!' aspect, since there is a ...
by Admiral Larsen
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam SEED HD Remaster airs Winter 2011
Replies: 406
Views: 52366

Re: Gundam SEED HD Remaster airs Winter 2011

All I can say is that the arguments are going to get very interesting (reminds me of when Destiny first appeared in 2004 and I still have some of the bad memories from those days).
by Admiral Larsen
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk V
Replies: 582
Views: 88682

Re: The Official Gundam Unicorn Anime Thread Mk V

Part of it is the display of the Federation being utterly virtually incompentent in virtually every fight despite having the larger resources while the Sleeves of Neo Zeon, despite lacking such resources have managed to build their suits as well as build something so large as the Shamblo. I guess it...
by Admiral Larsen
Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Zeon an allegory for japan?
Replies: 75
Views: 11642

Re: Zeon an allegory for japan?

A lot of the themes are fairly obviously tied to WW2, but it seems like Zeon is a purposeful construct of the japanese during that during. - Severely outnumber - use daring tactics that are wildly successful at first. - Feel like they were pushed into a war by an oppressive government (the US) - At...
by Admiral Larsen
Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam UC Timeline in progress
Replies: 22
Views: 4365

Re: Gundam UC Timeline in progress

C'mon balofo, there's a little too much rush to call things "butchered" nowadays. :P At the end of that episode, he and Audrey arrive at the Marcenas estate in Atlanta. Obviously Fukui has never actually been to Atlanta, or he'd know you don't really have an estate "in" the city, any more than you'...
by Admiral Larsen
Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Bandai Entertainment discontinuing all sales
Replies: 6
Views: 2329

Re: Bandai Entertainment discontinuing all sales

yazi88 wrote:So, does this mean no more Unicorn for North America release? Or does someone else bring over Gundam Unicorn?

For the DVDs yes. For the blu-rays no as they are handled directly by Bandai Visual aka their home company in Japan.
by Admiral Larsen
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam SEED HD Remaster airs Winter 2011
Replies: 406
Views: 52366

Re: Gundam SEED HD Remaster airs Winter 2011

It depends on what you consider "real changes". Anyway, I watched Ep36. I haven't watched one of these since episode 2, but I heard that there was that short clip slipped in of the Asukas running, and I also knew that (A) there was a new ED Theme I wanted to check out (It's okay. There's been bette...
by Admiral Larsen
Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam AGE Anime Thread AGE-7
Replies: 583
Views: 70722

Re: The Official Gundam AGE Anime Thread AGE-7

Kei Katsuragi wrote:Let us digress this. I'm sick of talking about the Legillis. So what are the odds that this show will have a sweet recovery for the finale?

I would have to say low odds.
by Admiral Larsen
Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Zeon's Populace Oblivious?
Replies: 24
Views: 4830

Re: Zeon's Populace Oblivious?

LigerMKII wrote:I think in time, a Gundam work will come along and emphasize on the actual cost of the One Year War. I remember there being a manga that detailed what happened during the Zeon gassings at the start of the One Week War. It was pretty horrific.

I truly hope so. I truly do.
by Admiral Larsen
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Zeon's Populace Oblivious?
Replies: 24
Views: 4830

Re: Zeon's Populace Oblivious?

Perhaps one might look at Japan and how it has handled its own memories of World War II (considering what they did during the Pacific War, things that might have given the Nazis pause). And even though this is conincidence, well we are discussing this article on the cusp of another rememberance of t...
by Admiral Larsen
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam cliches you could do without?
Replies: 193
Views: 25438

Re: Gundam cliches you could do without?

I'd have to agree with that as well and I also feel that it serves as a straitjacket on the story and its progression as a whole. And if the characters of a story are not exceptionally well done then such ideas and thoughts get rubbed the wrong way with the audience. Overall, if Sunrise and Bandai n...
by Admiral Larsen
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Female Characters: Which Gundam series does the BEST job?
Replies: 94
Views: 13330

Re: Female Characters: Which Gundam series does the BEST job

I think Marida's been an interesting look at the classic Cyber Newtype damsel. She's repeated elements certainly but I think she's a more solid character, probably helped by the core idea she's a Cyber Newtype from a previous show who survived and tried to forge a new, full life for herself. That t...