The Official Gundam Build Fighters Anime Thread Mk III

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Re: The Official Gundam Build Fighters Anime Thread Mk III

Post by BrentD15 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:12 am

pk-man wrote:so this episode pretty much confirms....
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a RG Build strike will be released soon, right?

and obviousy Star Buird Strike has to win the match with.....

a strikeout...
ZOINK you pk-man, I was about to post that! :twisted:


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Post by Wingnut » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:24 am

Yeah, Ral's rear end itching is something that westerners are probably never going to get. The events that prompted said itch however were quite nice to see.
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China messing with Sei on if she will show up to cheer him on or not, and Aila and Reiji among the flowers. No food this time though, but she did smile when she was walking away.
It also seems that her suit takes a bit of a toll on her as she couldn't wait to get out of it after the match. The helmet serves its purpose again by allowing her to see Reiji but not for him to see her back. And of course, being the doof he is he never got her name to put two and two together.

As for the matches, some were quite entertaining. Germany has it rough here as his WaDom's fingers are too big to use the Noir's pistol which allows Felini to have his way with him, and Mao's paint sprayer does an effective job of blinding the Zeus Gundam so he can take its weapon and invoke Article 1 of the Gundam Fight regulations by smashing his head in. Not-Yuuki proves the old adage about it being the skill of the pilot rather then the weapon yet again, though against a Zaku Flipper it wasn't that much of a fight to begin with IMO. I really don't see what the Real Grade system did for the Build Strike though. Did I just miss something there that one who actually builds gunpla would know?

Next week: Wacky Races? Advantage Italy I guess with his bike.
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Re: The Official Gundam Build Fighters Anime Thread Mk III

Post by BrentD15 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:26 am

Wingnut wrote:Next week: Wacky Races? Advantage Italy I guess with his bike.
I'm hoping for Mario Kart Gunpla-style. :mrgreen:
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Post by Xenosynth » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:29 am

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Well, it's not the Real Grade system. I just made that comparison because of the frame being shown. It's called the Radial General Purpose System. My guess? It simply concentrates particles into a part of the body to shield it, make it stronger, more responsive, etc.
As for Real Grade Star Build Strike or Normal Build Strike? I don't think so. We already know the next RG is going to be Exia, and that line is very rarely touched like once or twice a year, and while it'd be nice to see it there, I don't think the show is popular enough to warrant it getting a real grade model already.

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Re: The Official Gundam Build Fighters Anime Thread Mk III

Post by HellCat » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:32 pm

It's a show that is aimed at promoting Gunpla. Given the most advanced current form of 1/144 is an RG, I took it as a joke and advertising for that line "Oh, yeah, HGs are great...but if you wanna take your Gunpla adventure to the next level, build an RG!"

For what it's worth, RG Build Striker has the ability to mount to the RG Strikes. So if anything I think they're encouraging viewers to custom build an RG Build Strike, which some have already done.
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Post by monster » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:33 pm

latenlazy wrote:A top contender in Gunplay...or the best
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Post by G-Slayer » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:13 pm

This episode's clearly promoting all those optional weapon sets Bandai has dreamt up. Who would've thought those oversized hedge trimmers could do anything besides separate Gunpla parts. And what is the story 'behind' Ral's little problem?
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Post by latenlazy » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:16 pm

Arbiter GUNDAM wrote:AILA-CHAN!!!
Speaking of Aila, anyone else getting would-be death flags/tragic girlfriend trope feels from that scene where she complains about the helmet? Hopefully they're just throwing up a red herring...

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Post by Amion » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:32 pm

They better not give her the axe. I doubt it since this is a lighthearted show, but who knows? This is a Gundam show regardless. Oh Aila! She is now rising quick as a favorite character. If only I could get more of her Quebeley....whatever it's called. That thing is beautiful and deadly of a gunpla.

I am loving the scenes with the PPSE chairman and his assistant. Hopefully this won't get dull too fast.

Regardless this episode felt like a filler to me. But as far as fillers go it was very good.

I'm not getting the scenes with Ral that much. Is he trying to break up moments he considers awkward or something? Everyone sure seems to have concern. Maybe it is yet another consequence of Haman absent in his life. I just know we're going to get some cameo or joke about her later, we have to, he's been used too much as is.
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Post by Khandri » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:59 pm

Am I the only one seeing the scenes with Ral as almost a way of subtly flipping the bird at all those people who keep drawing all the show's female characters with ridiculously oversized and round butts pointed at the viewer (and that I have to keep blocking on Tumblr)? Or is my cynical feminist side getting in the way of a joke/Japanese cultural reference that wasn't translated very well?
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Post by Strike Zero » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:06 pm

I'd say 'yes' to both notions.

That said, I don't really get it either. Then again, all the young'ns in the show itself seemed to be just as lost as we are, so it might actually be an outdated idiom/thing even on the Japanese side.
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Post by HellCat » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:55 pm

An interesting theory I've seen is that the secretary is a homage to Hamon and later something will link her with Ral as lover. Maybe the Chairman's end game throws her under the bus and Ral saves her?

As for Ral's butt thing- I assumed it was some Japanese thing, like the often used joke where an absent character is mocked and we cut to them sneezing since that's Japan's version of 'my ears are burning'.
I doubt the BF staff mind too much of the racey BF fan art. Kuroda is on staff and he's admitted to filling shows he works on with women built around his tastes (the JNN news reader in 00 was admitted to be catered for him for one)
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Post by Evex » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:19 pm

I think its more of a refrence to when a body part acts up to a certain, set of circumstance. For example my back hurts when its about to rain, or my knee hurts when its about to get cold out. In this case Ral's butt itches most likely to the Naivety sei and reji are showing towards their opposites. His butt starting to itch when sei though China would have other places to go, instead of watching his gunpla battles. It starts again when reiji doesn't know Aila's name and sei thinks reiji's holding out.

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Post by Mythgarr » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:31 pm

It's just old guy acting awkward, nothing serious about it.
and HG Build Strike Gundam does have some kind of inner frames in the legs and the arms, though not as complete as RG, and not as strong.
I am just thinking that: German guy does love build big things, I wonder if he built a Destroy Gundam?
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Post by Destiny_Gundam » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:07 pm

Ral's actions are basically his way of saying "Get a room!" Seeing couples being all lovey dovey can be uncomfortable to onlookers, especially in Japan where such things are done in private, and Ral's 'itchiness' is his way of expressing it. Which naturally flies over the heads of the youngsters.

Speaking of adults, Ms Secretary is way hotter than Rinko. Does she have a name yet?

As for Aila's condition, this is the first match where she actually had to exert herself. I'm sure that's related.
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Post by bullethead » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:21 pm

Destiny_Gundam wrote:Speaking of adults, Ms Secretary is way hotter than Rinko. Does she have a name yet?
Her name is Baker.

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Post by Outlaw » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:31 pm

I think this was a good episode to come back from a long break on. Lighthearted plot, no new characters thrown in, and minimal plot dump; the whole thing just had the right "feel" if you know what I mean. The baseball showdown was a good way of highlighting Reiji's injury as, let's face it, manipulating those virtual arm rakers doesn't normally require extreme wrist movement. On that note I just realized the controls for GP battle are the oft-maligned arm rakers from CCA!
Destiny_Gundam wrote:Speaking of adults, Ms Secretary is way hotter than Rinko. Does she have a name yet?
I also believe I've seen her called Baker/Backer/Barker or some variation of that somewhere, but I don't recall seeing it mentioned in the show so I have no clue where it's coming from.
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Post by Destiny_Gundam » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:10 pm

From here, I guess.
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Post by Mythgarr » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:42 pm

Should we read that as Becca? I think we should...
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