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Post by BrentD15 » Thu May 21, 2015 8:30 am

Well, at least it won't be official.
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Post by gunform1010 » Sat May 23, 2015 12:38 am

toysdream wrote:From the Bandai Visual page:

"Unicorn Gundam 03 vs Neo Zeong! Why didn't the Neo Zeong reach Full Frontal in the novels!? The missing link connecting the animation and novels will finally be made clear..."

The premise involves a Federation Forces detachment on a secret mission to hunt down the rogue Phenex, just before the final battle between the Nahel Argama and Neo Zeon. From that description, it sounds like it takes place in the novel continuity rather than the animation, and explains what happened to the Neo Zeong in that continuity.

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Was this necessary? I always just thought the Neo Zeong was there to look cool for the OVA.
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Post by Dark Duel » Sat May 23, 2015 11:53 am

"Was this necessary?" is never going to be the question to ask when we're talking about what they're going to do.
The real question is "Would this be profitable?"
And, because it is UC, which has an enormous presence in the franchise simply due to how long it's been around and how much of it there already is, and because it's a relatively recent production to begin with, the answer is "Well, of course it would!"

EDIT: Sorry if that sounded cynical, but it's the same reason why the so-called "Unicorn 03", which to the best of my recall never featured in either the novel or series to begin with, even exists in the first place - merchandising. Am I complaining? No. Because the Phenex looks kickass anyway - not as much as the Banshee in terms of the main body, but the twin AA-DE backpack config is awesome.
And I really enjoyed Unicorn overall.
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Post by Deacon Blues » Sat May 23, 2015 8:30 pm

I guess it all depends on how well that DOME event went... which I guess it did well enough to warrant an entire story with the overmax suit from hell :/

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Post by E08 » Sat May 23, 2015 10:24 pm

Phenex's first appearance provides an explanation for anime Banshee's different collar design, and now it is involved in Neo Zeong's no-show in the novel… Make me wonder if the suit is a time/dimension travelling story influencer.

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Post by balofo » Sun May 31, 2015 1:47 am

Really disappointed BD didn't show the Republic of Zeon forces...

Instead we're getting a pointless Kai Shiden subplot...

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Post by gunform1010 » Sun May 31, 2015 5:32 am

balofo wrote:Really disappointed BD didn't show the Republic of Zeon forces...

Instead we're getting a pointless Kai Shiden subplot...
I haven't been keeping up. What BD?
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Post by BrentD15 » Sun May 31, 2015 8:41 am

gunform1010 wrote:
balofo wrote:Really disappointed BD didn't show the Republic of Zeon forces...

Instead we're getting a pointless Kai Shiden subplot...
I haven't been keeping up. What BD?
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Post by BrentD15 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:15 pm

Oh, good.
A new Stark Jegan to shoot down. :P
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Post by balofo » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:00 pm

New novel partial spoilers:

The Neo Zeong was developed to bring the full perfomance of the Sinanju. While en route to be delivered a battle occurred and the Neo Zeong was started using the same ocher Jadg Doga from OVA 7 as the core unit. It then fought the Phenex

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Post by Admiral Larsen » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:13 am

Any other details of this new novel? Wasn't it supposed to deal with the aftermath of the novel series and perhaps the OVA series.

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Post by Deacon Blues » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:57 pm

The book is divided into two parts. The basic premise of the first part is that the main character, Jona Bashta, is searching for what happened to his childhood friend, Rita Bernal. The two were raised by foster parents after they lost their parents in the colony drop. When Rita was 13, she was taken in by foster parents affiliated with the Titans. Low and behold, Rita became the test pilot of the runaway Phenex. Little did Jona know, but one of the characters in the novel (a Commodore named Eskola Gedda) was affiliated with the Titans (as he learns from talking with him). The orphanage in New Florida called St. Fergus where they were at was basically a Newtype culling institute and Rita was indoctrinated into the program. Thus, she became a Cyber Newtype.

The first part ends with the soldiers being called to their mobile suits because of an unknown being detected... I gotta skim part 2 now. That's a rough and probably slightly inaccurate speedread of the first chapter.

Overall, this follows the DOME G event which has the Phenex running amok shortly after testing (early December 0095). The Phenex has been missing for six months when this novel starts and dialogue in the story says that it is some ten days or so following the incident at Dakar, so it would put us around May 11th. One of the characters was transferred to the Shezar team three days prior or so (so the 8th of Mayish). It's still before the final battle between the Nahal Argama and Neo Zeon though.

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Post by Kratos » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:23 am

Interesting. So the Phenix was presumably built either alongside or shortly after the Banshee (considering the Banshee appears in "One of Seventy-Two" as well)? That actually makes it fit into the timeline pretty well.

You know, I've always been a bit curious about the RX-0 development timeline. Do we know when exactly the Banshee was commissioned? I always kind of assumed it was after Vist co-opted the Unicorn, so the Feds could still have a UC Project flagship/possible insurance policy against Vist going rogue with Unit 1, but that's completely conjecture on my part.
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Post by Imperial » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:08 pm

I'm far, far behind the rest of the class on this one, but I finally finished the OVA after shelving it back in, what, 2012?

I have to say the first half of the OVA is much, much better than the tail end. I even went back and watched the old episodes to see if it was just nostalgia talking. Nope. Unicorn really took a nosedive once it went to Earth. It's like 00 all over again. The first halves of each were so good to me, only to let me down in the end.

The entire Laplace's Box/original charter thing is just too silly for me to take seriously, although I did like the justification of how and why Anaheim rose to power and stayed in bed with he Federation even when it became clear they were doing just as much for the other guys as the Feds. I always thought it would be easier to shut them down for collaboration and snatch up the spoils.

The dialogue and the characters spouting it, though -- that was painful. If I ever have to hear "curse" or "prayer" again, it will be too soon. The words lost all meaning at some point. There's a way to convey a theme without hammering the audience over the head with it.

At least we got some gorgeous fight scenes and the insanely awesome ECOAS team out of the deal. I find myself really drawn to stuff like the Londo Bell-Neo Zeon battles in CCA and the Ecoas/Londo Bell attack on Palau. I'd love to see more OVAs with crack Federation teams bushwhacking Zeons.
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Post by iguanaman8989 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:15 pm

So, some more mind boggling decisions by the Gundam Info YouTube channel. All seven episodes of Unicorn are up for streaming, though for some reason they have the English subs blocked for the U.S..

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Post by BrentD15 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:56 am

iguanaman8989 wrote:So, some more mind boggling decisions by the Gundam Info YouTube channel. All seven episodes of Unicorn are up for streaming, though for some reason they have the English subs blocked for the U.S..
They want you to buy the box set.
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