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Post by hawk of endymion » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:39 pm

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thehod wrote: Certainly something could happen to Saji himself, but if he died, well, he'd have no more problems now would he?
I'd have no problem with that either.
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Post by Strike Zero » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:01 pm

Quite frankly, I wouldn't really feel anything if Saji died either, because right now, he hasn't accomplished anything relating to the plot surrounding Celestial being in any way whatsoever.

That's why I believe it's safe to say he isn't going to die. No director in their right mind would be that dumb.
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Post by Destiny_Gundam » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:34 pm

Well, the point of Saji could be for the audience to get to know him and hopeful like him, so when he's killed off despite being totally unrelated to the conflict, the "War sucks and ruins people's lives" will hit harder. It'd be more effective than showing some nameless extra being hit in the head by shell casings (God I love F91).
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Post by Strike Zero » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:39 pm

So that's it then. You'd have him die by being hit in the head by a shell casing.
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Post by Arbiter GUNDAM » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:46 pm

hawk of endymion wrote:
thehod wrote: Certainly something could happen to Saji himself, but if he died, well, he'd have no more problems now would he?
I'd have no problem with that either.
Sorry Neo but I think Saji was given a coat of mithril plot armor when they gave the cast thier costumes at the start of the show. 8)
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Post by Destiny_Gundam » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:59 pm

Strike Zero wrote:So that's it then. You'd have him die by being hit in the head by a shell casing.
Now that's good television :wink:

Or, he could be wandering around a city where Gundams are fighting, picking up a dropped machine gun and in a rage fire on one of the Gundams. Now that's something within his power to do.
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Post by Kavik Ryx » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:09 pm

Destiny_Gundam wrote:Well, the point of Saji could be for the audience to get to know him and hopeful like him, so when he's killed off despite being totally unrelated to the conflict, the "War sucks and ruins people's lives" will hit harder. It'd be more effective than showing some nameless extra being hit in the head by shell casings (God I love F91).
Sweet, it's nice to know that someone else love that movie. It may have been short and little weak, but it really deglorified war so well.

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Post by Arbiter GUNDAM » Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:17 pm

Well crap, now the Kult of Kross... I mean the Crossroad Crew has to organize a moment of silence for Kinue. Dammit all, I wanted her to live! :evil:

This show is reminding me more and more of Zeta, where Lila, Kacricon and Mouar are all dead by halfway through the show!
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Post by speedstriker » Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:39 am

Wait... If the Gundamn! section is being closed down, what will happen to this fan club??!! Don't tell me its going too! :shock:

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Post by Chris » Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:43 am

speedstriker wrote:Wait... If the Gundamn! section is being closed down, what will happen to this fan club??!! Don't tell me its going too! :shock:
Chill out man, you're totally misreading everything. I deleted the Gundamn! page because it's redundant now that there's a blog. Nothing has changed at all.
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Post by Soul Bro Ryu » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:42 am

Raise your lighters, gang.

Held a vigil for my girl, Kinue, this weekend. Had a drink or two in her memory as well. At this point, I don't care if the story reveals that Ail used to be the coolest cat in all of Gundam before he turned douche enough to make children shoot their mothers and kill defenseless women.

This [email protected][email protected] has to go.

No pun intended, but it looks like my man, Saji, is at a crossroad himself. Will he take the "Woodward & Bernstein" route and get his hands dirty with the conspiracy that mutilated his girlfriend, killed his sister, and (possibly) robbed him of his family? Or does he go back to beating the clock at Pizza Shack? At this point, there's a good chance Dante is gonna have to get his Olive-free pie delivered by some other sap.

His disposition in episode 21 is a glimpse of the man he might become and it will be interesting to see if he has what it takes to pick up the torch that not only Kinue had unfortunately left him but one that her own agency is unwilling to rekindle. He doesn't seem to be losing his $h!t, which is definitely a good thing, but will he pushed over edge of sanity if any more tragedy comes his way (like finding out that Celestial Being were directly responsible for the loss of his parents)? Or will he grow and adapt into the most electrifying dude of 00?

If there's one thing that 00 has proven to me is it's unpredictability, so it's extremely hard to tell what events will shape and guide Saji-kun next, but he's being thrown headlong into some "Dr. Tenma-esque" character development, and so far, his persona and reactions to the happenings in his life are reminding more so of "Monster's" protagonist with every passing episode.

Keep your head on a swivel, "Big Pimpin'". The troubles are only warming up.

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BTW, there's a "Crossroad Crew" group on MySpace for those on there, created by dopeness himself, "Setsuna F. Darkness". Join up and spread the word about the Man, the Myth & the Legend. ^_^

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The Crossroad Crew: http://groups.myspace.com/crossroadcrew
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Post by NastyNate » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:18 am

this plot definitly is thickening. I think it would be awsome if his dad actually never died and that he was a gundam meister, and then saji takes up his dads path. There has to be some kind of reason for all the focus on this guy, considering there is only 30 minutes per episode
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Post by Destiny_Gundam » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:22 am

I still think Ali is pretty awesome. He's the guy that's just pure evil, but he looks so cool doing it. He's right up there with Full Metal Panic's Gauron.

Saji's dad was framed by some one he was investigating and got sent to jail where I assume he died. If it was CB he was investigating, he would have been killed rather than imprisoned.

Also, Saji brings to mind a different Tenma. As for what Saji will do next, he'll probably just mope around for the rest of the season. Maybe he'll be shown with a more determined look in ep 25 though. Its season 2 when we'll see that he's become a more determined delivery boy! He'll get Dante to pay his tab some day! Work hard young pizza boy! Perhaps by chance you'll meet some one that'll let you pilot a robot despite being under qualified!

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Post by valkyrie013 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:36 am

Saji's sis is toast.. officially.. he's getting up there with setsuna in the losses department.. unfortunatly.. no one in real life should have to undergo this stuff.. in a perfect world...

i think he'll start digging lik his sis.. and find out that launga is toast too... back to square one..

gotta love the way this is unfolding.. whoever is writing this is gold in my book.. thrills and chills every episode! so unpredictable.. i love that in a show! :twisted:
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Post by Soul Bro Ryu » Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:07 am

I feel the same way, man. BTW, Destiny, you crack me up every time you post.

I had no idea if this is 100% true, but if it is I must have NewTyped-it. The Seiyuu for Saji Crossroad, Miyu Irino actually dubbed the voice of Sir Lancelot (played by "Fantastic Four's" Ioan Gruffudd) in "King Arthur", as detailed in the "Dubbing Roles" on his Wikipedia Page.

Talk about connections. ^_^
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Post by hawk of endymion » Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:26 pm

Soul Bro Ryu wrote:I feel the same way, man. BTW, Destiny, you crack me up every time you post.

I had no idea if this is 100% true, but if it is I must have NewTyped-it. The Seiyuu for Saji Crossroad, Miyu Irino actually dubbed the voice of Sir Lancelot (played by "Fantastic Four's" Ioan Gruffudd) in "King Arthur", as detailed in the "Dubbing Roles" on his Wikipedia Page.

Talk about connections. ^_^
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Post by Arbiter GUNDAM » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:59 pm

hawk of endymion wrote:
OMG!

What is this six degrees of Saji Crossroad?
That or it's the Thread to Provide Neo and Chris with Endless Jokes at Soul Bro's Expense!!! :twisted:





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Post by goufx » Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:56 pm

why do i have a feeling saji is going to get some sort of moble suit and go trying to kick the Meisters' asses?? why did his (SPOILER!!) have to die?

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Post by Recon 5 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:37 pm

That must be the most common expectation that people have for tragic Gundam heroes. Its also totally unreasonable, but I suppose we've been conditioned to accept it every time it happens. What hath anime wrought?

Why can't people accept that it would be better for our man to just go through this the way real people do and get over it?

I'll be happy with whatever happens, though, if only because I'm expecting the writing to be excellent.

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Post by Teki » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:00 pm

Lol, I love soulbro's references. Unless we get a "deep-Throat" character to help guessing Saji won't get anywhere. I think he will take path of true journalist and fight the war with the truth and not bullets.

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