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Post by kayone73 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:04 pm

iCards wrote:Does anyone know what the Sid mobile Armor looks like? Since the last part of the opening features the Asuno's fighting their way into what appears to be an asteroid(EXA-DB maybe) I was wondering if the mobile armor at the end may be Sid.
If you look at Gundam Wikia, theres some scans of the Sid manga which shows pics of Sid

http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Sid

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Post by Mythgarr » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:46 pm

kayone73 wrote:Wendy is definitely my favorite Frau character despite her relatively sparse screen time.

Emily - annoying shrew
Romary - zero personality non-entity
Wendy - actually a cool and self-capable, strong character
Romary really have it hard, doesn't she? Given no character growth, her first love is a villain, the one she married left her for thirteen years, and his son left her for months.

And viewers brand her as zero personality non-entity. Poor, poor Romary.
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Post by DuelGundam2099 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:53 pm

Wendy - actually a cool and self-capable, strong character
Care to go into more detail with this?

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Post by HellCat » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:35 pm

Mythgarr wrote:
kayone73 wrote:Wendy is definitely my favorite Frau character despite her relatively sparse screen time.

Emily - annoying shrew
Romary - zero personality non-entity
Wendy - actually a cool and self-capable, strong character
Romary really have it hard, doesn't she? Given no character growth, her first love is a villain, the one she married left her for thirteen years, and his son left her for months.

And viewers brand her as zero personality non-entity. Poor, poor Romary.
What really gets me is that at the end of Asemu's arc they say "See? That was our plan all along!" by having Asemu say she's the unchanging anchor he needs, as if it excuses the fact all she did was squeak "Asemu..." or sometimes "Zeheart...".
Asemu had real chemistry with Arisa and instead he chooses Romary. It annoys me that for a show which should really have believable romance as a priority (we're talking about a show where Gundam pilots get old and start families), AGE instead opts to treat things as a forgone conclusion. I was really looking forward to seeing love forged in the fire of shared hardships.
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Post by DuelGundam2099 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:55 pm

Oh they had chemistry, the issue here is that the relationship development was limited to just the CD dramas.

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Post by MarshalBraginsky » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:13 pm

It was also hard to develop a relationship between Asemu and Arisa because the creators decided that oh, we'll give Kio Asuno brown hair and let's find a woman who has the same hair. Although if I were Romary, I'd be scared at how unusually tall Asemu got over the past 13 years.

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Post by iCards » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:35 pm

kayone73 wrote:
iCards wrote:Does anyone know what the Sid mobile Armor looks like? Since the last part of the opening features the Asuno's fighting their way into what appears to be an asteroid(EXA-DB maybe) I was wondering if the mobile armor at the end may be Sid.
If you look at Gundam Wikia, theres some scans of the Sid manga which shows pics of Sid

http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Sid
Thanks for sharing. If that shadow isn't Sid it looked pretty darn close, IMO.

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Post by branman88 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:55 am

Can someone tell me what happens in Memories of Sid?
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Post by E08 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:01 am

Mythgarr wrote:
kayone73 wrote:Wendy is definitely my favorite Frau character despite her relatively sparse screen time.

Emily - annoying shrew
Romary - zero personality non-entity
Wendy - actually a cool and self-capable, strong character
Romary really have it hard, doesn't she? Given no character growth, her first love is a villain, the one she married left her for thirteen years, and his son left her for months.

And viewers brand her as zero personality non-entity. Poor, poor Romary.
Given what she say at the end of Asemu's arc, it seems that she is never in love with Zeheart. The dialogue beside the lake can be a bit misleading.

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Post by HellCat » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:40 am

DuelGundam2099 wrote:Oh they had chemistry, the issue here is that the relationship development was limited to just the CD dramas.
What chemistry? The most we got was in the first 3 eps, that hinted Romary might have gone to the MS Club because of Asemu and Asemu doesn't exactly react negatively. After they enlisted they were lucky if they even had a scene together and then suddenly Asemu is telling her he wants to spend his life with her.
Meanwhile Arisa vanishes and we get her Dique clone son who had an interesting reaction to the Asemu's that vanished in a single episode.
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Post by Raptor » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:09 am

To be fair, even though I didn't like Romary, there is that scene inside the city where Asemu is still struggling with who he is, and she attempts to talk him through it.

Was that enough? No. But it was something more than has been stated.

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Post by Compass » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:23 am

kayone73 wrote:Ok, I'll give the AGE writers some credit for actually getting the war 'orphans' (in quotes since parents are still alive n kickin) the F*** off the ship for once.

And Wendy is definitely my favorite Frau character despite her relatively sparse screen time.

Emily - annoying shrew
Romary - zero personality non-entity
Wendy - actually a cool and self-capable, strong character
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Post by iCards » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:10 pm

branman88 wrote:Can someone tell me what happens in Memories of Sid?
From what I understand it revolves around a Bisidian Pirate named Wivik and what we come to know as the EXA-DB. It also features Asem's "final mission".

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Post by Cybaster » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:25 pm

HellCat wrote:Asemu had real chemistry with Arisa and instead he chooses Romary. It annoys me that for a show which should really have believable romance as a priority (we're talking about a show where Gundam pilots get old and start families), AGE instead opts to treat things as a forgone conclusion. I was really looking forward to seeing love forged in the fire of shared hardships.
...Buh? Even as one who's never actually watched AGE, I have to wonder: where did this pairing come from, anyway? (And how'd it get so popular both here and in Japan? There's a whole tag on Pixiv dedicated specifically to Asemu/Arisa, albeit only 3 pages (for now, I guess) and a lot of it NSFW...and don't get me started on the Asemu/Zeheart and Zeheart/Asemu tags.)

It's like Thrall/Jaina in World of Warcraft lore all over again, I swear... <.<

Nonetheless, I highly doubt it'll happen, especially not after how SEED Destiny turned out as a precedent on what happens to a story if fan pressure ups and drives it into an entirely different direction. Level 5 might've gotten the idea on their own, but IMO certain fans being so outward about it (not to mention, naturally, what SC said below :P) probably sealed this pairing's fate.
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Post by ShadowCell » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:27 pm

Arisa slapped Asemu's ass once and as we all know that's all it takes

at any rate seeing as how Asemu and Arisa are both evidently married and not to each other and have both produced offspring i'm pretty sure that ship has been torpedoed in port

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Post by DuelGundam2099 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:36 pm

Even as one who's never actually watched AGE, I have to wonder: where did this pairing come from, anyway?
Based on what I can gather:

-Fans start watching Asemu's arc
-Romary shows up
-Her hair looks like Kio's therefore it is logical they will have him with her genes being dominant
-Everyone waits for the inevitable romance development
-I find her ugly, I make a mean comment, blah blah blah
-No development
-Arisa shows up
-A friendship forms with them both being MS pilots
-Fans like Arisa more and start acting like me
-Ep 28 rushed a load of things including a rushed marriage
-Some fans take some things they said back including me
-Now fan thoughts include everything from Arisa having a secret affair to Romary apparently being MILF material

And the shippers somehow lived, perhaps they are ultimate coordinators.

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Post by Cybaster » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:40 pm

DuelGundam2099 wrote: -Fans start watching Asemu's arc
-Romary shows up
-Her hair looks like Kio's therefore it is logical they will have him with her genes being dominant
-Everyone waits for the inevitable romance development
-I find her ugly, I make a mean comment, blah blah blah
-No development
-Arisa shows up
-A friendship forms with them both being MS pilots
-Fans like Arisa more and start acting like me
-Ep 28 rushed a load of things including a rushed marriage
-Some fans take some things they said back including me
-Now fan thoughts include everything from Arisa having a secret affair to Romary apparently being MILF material

And the shippers somehow lived, perhaps they are ultimate coordinators.
...Ow. Romary pulling a Nina Purpleton on Asemu on Zeheart's behalf probably didn't help her reputation, either, I guess. :?

But yeah, unlikely to happen.
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Post by nacho-wan » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:36 am

This last episode reduced Romary to the level of a flower pot. A pretty thing to put in a corner without bothering anyone, not even her reckless absentee husband, or his child soldier son. And the flower pot hasn't aged well either.

As for the rest of the episode, I loved. Loved the opening, loved the Gundam FX and most of the character development aside from the flower pot issue and the absentee husband excuse: a lame approach that doesn't solve anything actively, but then there were very few chances of the writers working a reasonable argument.

Now I looking forward for more AGE to hear the new awsome theme and see the new awsome mecha in action ... something that I haven't felt in the last 40 episodes.
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Post by HellCat » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:01 am

Cybaster wrote:
HellCat wrote:Asemu had real chemistry with Arisa and instead he chooses Romary. It annoys me that for a show which should really have believable romance as a priority (we're talking about a show where Gundam pilots get old and start families), AGE instead opts to treat things as a forgone conclusion. I was really looking forward to seeing love forged in the fire of shared hardships.
...Buh? Even as one who's never actually watched AGE, I have to wonder: where did this pairing come from, anyway? (And how'd it get so popular both here and in Japan? There's a whole tag on Pixiv dedicated specifically to Asemu/Arisa, albeit only 3 pages (for now, I guess) and a lot of it NSFW...and don't get me started on the Asemu/Zeheart and Zeheart/Asemu tags.)
The show just did a much better job of creating a bond between Asemu and Arisa. They share actual scenes and look out for one another. Arisa even breaks regulations to go see Asemu whilst he's in the brig. Compare this to Romary who basically got no scenes with him, squeaked "Asemu..." with a concerned look week after week and got in the way when Asemu tried to arrest Zeheart, the leader of the enemy forces.

Sometimes there are pairings which come out of nowhere but this really isn't one of them and if the creators are wondering why it has such strong support, I'd shake my head.
But what do I know? True love is the woman shutting up and going along with the man, the show said so.
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Post by Raptor » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:28 am

Despite defending Romary for as long as I could last gen, I do find some irony in the situation. We normally find the canon pairing that has the kind of support Asemu and Arisa had scene wise, and then normally fans take the smallest detail and make it THE fan pairing for the character, even if that pairing only has a few scant scenes, the kind of support scene wise that Asemu and Romary had.

Admittedly, I do wonder what would have happened if the Fairy Tail incident had happened again. For those who don't watch it, there was very early on a scene between Iron Dragonslayer Gazeel Reitfox and Script Mage Levy. One scene. And fans went crazy over it. Gazeel X Levy fanfics, doujin and fan art abounded. So much so, that the author, Hiro Mashima, decided to make it a canon pairing. Even stating that, "He had never planned to do so originally, but after reading a Doujin, it was the only pairing that made sense for Gazeel".

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