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Post by YazanGable » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:27 pm

ShadowCell wrote: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
Amusingly, if the translations on the audio dramas are any indication, Asemu apparently isn't Arisa's type at all. The chemistry people are seeing in the sibling is more like brother-sister than romantic.

Which, when you think about it, does make some sense.
Granted, the butt-slap seems a bit odd, until you consider that, as Arisa explained, that's just something they do in her family.

That said, this is just another one of those reasons I'm not that big of a fan of Bandai's love affair with cross-media saturation at this point. It's getting a little too common to hear "You'd know that if you bought the CD/manga/game/etc that explained it" when they should be able to address it in the show in the first bloody place.

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Post by Cybaster » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:51 pm

YazanGable wrote:Amusingly, if the translations on the audio dramas are any indication, Asemu apparently isn't Arisa's type at all. The chemistry people are seeing in the sibling is more like brother-sister than romantic.
Hmm...now I'm curious. 8) What *is* Arisa's type? (Or do you know?) And does Arisa actually show up in the Kio chapter at all?
Admittedly, I do wonder what would have happened if the Fairy Tail incident had happened again.
In any other fandom, maybe. But this is the same franchise that saw how loathed SEED Destiny generally became, so I don't think Sunrise will ever allow that to happen again.
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Post by DuelGundam2099 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:56 pm

^You would think so, but no, just her dique of a son.

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Post by YazanGable » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:04 pm

Cybaster wrote:
YazanGable wrote:Amusingly, if the translations on the audio dramas are any indication, Asemu apparently isn't Arisa's type at all. The chemistry people are seeing in the sibling is more like brother-sister than romantic.
Hmm...now I'm curious. 8) What *is* Arisa's type? (Or do you know?) And does Arisa actually show up in the Kio chapter at all?
Again, take this with something of a grain of salt until someone can find the exact line to ascertain, but you know how some girls look for a man like their father? From the sounds of it, Arisa's kind of in that camp.

Which WOULD explain Wootbit's resemblance to his grandfather to a degree.

A bit surprising considering most male genes fold faster than origami paper in the AG timeline.

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Post by Arbiter GUNDAM » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:53 pm

This whole thing just baffles me. Even in Cosmic Era, where 75% of the reason any female exists is for fanservice, they still get to be important to the story and do more than almost all of the AGE girls. I guess it must be because they intended this series for little boys rather than teenagers.
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Post by DuelGundam2099 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:27 pm

ALMOST all the Age girls? Who is the exception again?

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Post by Arbiter GUNDAM » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:18 pm

DuelGundam2099 wrote:ALMOST all the Age girls? Who is the exception again?
Shanalua and maybe Yurin.
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Post by YazanGable » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:30 pm

Arbiter GUNDAM wrote:This whole thing just baffles me. Even in Cosmic Era, where 75% of the reason any female exists is for fanservice, they still get to be important to the story and do more than almost all of the AGE girls. I guess it must be because they intended this series for little boys rather than teenagers.
On this note, I now feel the need to ask.
Is this just standard Level-5 treatment for female characters? The only other franchise I'm at all familiar with from them is Layton, and I don't rightly remember much from the women in that, so...

As far as Shanalua and Yurin. I dunno. I mean, the story TECHNICALLY lets them do something...but given their role largely amounts to "Die and make the hero sad" it's at the same level as 'refrigerator fodder'

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Post by Zeino » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:31 pm

Am I the only worrying that when Age ends that all of the haters of series from the day of it's announcement are going to gloating about that they were right from the beginning and mock us at mecha talk for trying to defend it at the time. I know it's a silly thing to be worried about but still the recent questionable plot developments and handling of female characters makes one wonder.

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Post by Raptor » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:53 pm

Let them mock.

Skaters gonna Skate. Or something like that.

In all reality though, people to this day still say they were right, and Gundam 00 killed Gundam in english, even though Unicorn is getting a dub. So people are just stupid.

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Post by ShadowCell » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:20 pm

Zeino wrote:Am I the only worrying that when Age ends that all of the haters of series from the day of it's announcement are going to gloating about that they were right from the beginning and mock us at mecha talk for trying to defend it at the time. I know it's a silly thing to be worried about but still the recent questionable plot developments and handling of female characters makes one wonder.
who cares. they were going to say that no matter how great or terrible AGE turned out to be, because they'd staked their claim on it being The Worst Thing Ever and wouldn't be able to back down from that without losing face.

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Post by Kenji » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:28 pm

Wasn't all the pre-airing hate about the art style?

Far as I can see, that's the absolute least of the show's problems. It has nothing to do with why I wasn't interested in the show (despite thinking Ebikawa's Gundam efforts were generally pretty spiff), and it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the complaints I've been seeing about it from those who watched.

From what I can sense, negatives about this show are similar to negatives about 00 and Code Geass. That is, that splitting the story into discrete "seasons" doesn't seem to be doing any favors.
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Post by ShadowCell » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:39 pm

all the hate was sparked by the art style, but then it turned into a variety of "predictions" which haven't actually come true

no, splitting the story up into small segments that force you to essentially tell three or four stories in one has not really helped AGE

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Post by DuelGundam2099 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:38 am

It could have, the problem is Level 5's execution........ Well, that in itself has been stated by enough people. It is a shame really, I was one of the few people looking forward for this series to have a chance to shine and instead we got something lackluster. At this rate I might not even rank it over Turn A Gundam, which is my least favorite series with more than 6 episodes to it. :| Even Turn A had Corin Nander.

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Post by iCards » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:40 am

One thing I was shocked about AGE is that the summary talked about the story being about the Asuno family when the "family" theme seems to be thrown out, and when it does show up it is pretty weak and/or poorly written.

The episode where Kio got captured seemed to express the family theme best.

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Post by yazi88 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:17 am

Well, episode 41 clearly shows that the AGE-FX ain't overpowered to a moronic level like Strike Freedom, but it looks like episode 42 will show why the Luna Base and Gerard Spriggan switched allegiances, also because the episode is subtly titled Gerard Spriggan.

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Post by HellCat » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:32 am

I'm not worried about gloating idiots but I am worried I've encountered people who tell me you could sell the show to Nelvana and aim it at the Beyblade crowd with no changes.

Grodek's plotline alone makes me wonder if these people have watched the show.
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Post by Shinji103 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:52 am

Hmm, is there no episode this week?

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Post by Destiny_Gundam » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:05 am

There is. It's been awhile since we got a really good battle in AGE.
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Post by Shinji103 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:01 pm

Destiny_Gundam wrote:There is. It's been awhile since we got a really good battle in AGE.
Well that's odd. I see absolutely no talk about it anywhere.

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