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by Koshernova
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Gundam + (Insert game here) = ?
Replies: 53
Views: 7062

Gundam + Metal Gear... except, rather than do the obvious (i.e. ridiculous) MS stealth gameplay, instead focus on a group trying to prevent a Gundam from ever being activated... in other words, the Gundam becomes the Metal Gear. TACTICAL ESPIONAGE ACTION: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080? :D It'd be great, ...
by Koshernova
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Shows with great fight choreography
Replies: 41
Views: 5765

Saint Seiya, with the exception of the most recent OAVs, has usually had great fight coreographies. A particular highlight being the 2002 Hades: Chapter Sanctuary OAVs (ironically, the continuation of that, Hades: Inferno and Hades: Elysium have both been the worst as far as fight coreography is con...
by Koshernova
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gunota Headlines: The End
Replies: 29
Views: 5871

Well done you guys. Gunota was a fantastic news source and you put in a lot of superb work during the years. Thank you for contributing so much to the Gundam/mecha fanbase!
by Koshernova
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Unicorn
Replies: 126
Views: 28518

They'd probably lose some younger viewers (I think Bandai prefers to aim for them with their Gundam TV anime) and most of the female fanbase if they don't drop in some bishounen but with the DVDs, plamodels & figures, and videogame sales (UC based games don't sell any worse generally than AU ones),...
by Koshernova
Wed May 14, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Giant Robots and Gender
Replies: 13
Views: 2715

Hey everyone. I'm happy to see you enjoyed my article (for yes that is me!). You can see why I'd have done proper research, after all, I am a huge fan of these shows :P Many of you have pointed out I don't focus on the characters. This was intentional. I think there is a LOT to say about gender in g...
by Koshernova
Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam 00 Anime Thread Chapter 11
Replies: 587
Views: 84988

I'm sorry if someone else has mentioned this (I missed that post if that's the case), but did people catch the subtle Char reference? I'm talking about Trans-Am, and how it increases the Gundam's capacity "over three times", and makes the MS look red. It's either a subtle wink to the classic Char jo...
by Koshernova
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gundam "face" in UC
Replies: 20
Views: 3550

Allow me to speculate for a moment, based on what I know so far. As far as I know, the Federation toured around colonies and Earth showing those "fake Gundam" GMs. This would have gotten an awful lot of publicity of the Gundam's exploits out. It is possible (hell, it's likely, I just haven't read th...
by Koshernova
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam 00 Anime Thread Mk X
Replies: 581
Views: 95283

I've finally caught up to episode 19, and I have to say I am fully enjoying the show now. At the beginning I couldn't see where it was going, but I was taken in by the character design, the great mecha battles and the realistic geopolitical situation. But now, well, the emergence of the Trinity has ...
by Koshernova
Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Zeta Anecdote
Replies: 15
Views: 3642

One of my favourite in-jokes of this sort is in the first episode of Macross. When Hikaru is crash landing in the Valkyrie he can barely pilot, he tears through a number of buildings. One of them reads "Studio Nue", the studio that created the series. You can even see a little mascot whose expressio...
by Koshernova
Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Jumping The Shark
Replies: 54
Views: 8881

The original Gundam , on the other hand, had plenty of scenes of Zeon soldiers being decent people. There was Ramba Ral or Lalah Sune or Garma Zabi or those two Dopp pilots who tried to look after the woman and her son. It seemed there was a genuine effort made to remind us that while Zeon needs to...
by Koshernova
Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: Which Gundam toy do you like more? HCM Pro, MSiA, or GFF?
Replies: 17
Views: 3240

I have to mention something that has been slightly glossed over by others, but EMSiAs have near-miraculous poseability. I own the RX-78 and the Zaku-IIF, and have had them for a year. I never run out of new things to try out with these guys, from having one go piggyback on the other (with perfect ba...
by Koshernova
Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Federation in CCA
Replies: 17
Views: 2483

Now that you mention it, the Federation is so ridiculously inept, I'm surprised it hasn't collapsed internally. Perhaps they are very efficient for internal management, but we've seen that for international relations they are terrible. According to G-Saviour, and I think most Gundam fans like to pr...
by Koshernova
Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Federation in CCA
Replies: 17
Views: 2483

Now that you mention it, the Federation is so ridiculously inept, I'm surprised it hasn't collapsed internally. Perhaps they are very efficient for internal management, but we've seen that for international relations they are terrible.
by Koshernova
Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: Do you fixate?
Replies: 22
Views: 3984

Hmm, I do get it every now and again, specially if I'm watching a specific anime or what have you. Sometimes, as we've said elsewhere, a design doesn't click with you too much, but you see it in action and it looks amazing. That said, I've been trying to cut back on expenses recently so I decided no...
by Koshernova
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The AEUG's legacy- was it all good?
Replies: 34
Views: 5842

Looking at the official story, Earth becomes a fascist state led by the elite of Earth and uses fear and oppression to keep the Spacenoids in line. Sounds a lot like Gihren's proverbs to me... Does Zeta mean Zeon was right (apart from the genocidal "Master Race" garbage)? I thought the point was th...
by Koshernova
Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The AEUG's legacy- was it all good?
Replies: 34
Views: 5842

Interestingly, the point I would make is that the Titans' persecution of Zeons smacks of a sort of McCarthyist persecution of communists. Just like in the real world there is a distinction between a Marxist and someone who advocates Stalin-like dictatorship; in the Universal Century there is a demar...
by Koshernova
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What were they thinking? moments in mecha design
Replies: 117
Views: 16817

I thought the WaDom was an amazing design, but if you haven't seen Turn A Gundam you probably don't get it (if you have, well, we just have to agree to disagree). The thing to remember about the WaDom is that it is basically one of the main enforcers of the Moonrace, and shows up pretty early in the...
by Koshernova
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What were they thinking? moments in mecha design
Replies: 117
Views: 16817

I've never actually understood the mustache criticism of the Turn A. To me, the prominent spires on the front face always reminded me of tusks. The overall design of the Turn A itself is actually quite good, IMO. It looks really mean, like a big mechanical orc that looks like it can really kick you...
by Koshernova
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: UC Colony gravity
Replies: 18
Views: 3197

He didn't use them much, but he had them with him for a reason. One little accidental deviation and splat! Char pudding in the colonial landscape. He had the backpack with him for corrections.
by Koshernova
Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: UC Colony gravity
Replies: 18
Views: 3197

The thing is, with the old UC colonies, it'd be relatively easy to veer off-path. After all, theoretically, only the very central axis of the colony is zero-G, and any deviations from that, no matter how minimal, would start to orient the floating object/human in a certain direction. This is especia...