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Old 08-02-2017, 03:44 PM
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War in the Pocket deconstructed Gundam before it was cool.
It certainly deconstructs GMs at a high rate.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:14 PM
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New Gundam stuff:

First episode of Gundam Battlogue went up:



10 minutes of pure mecha porn. There's no plot here. It's just Mejin Kawaguchi III testing an AI pilot protocol as an excuse to see Amuro & Char fight again with lots of franchise-references in model kits you too can purchase in just a month or so! Action choreography sure is nice, but it's even more vapid and devoid of substance than the recent Try Island Wars ONA.

They also used a new VA for Char for the first time in... ever? It's pretty weird to hear someone else's voice for a character that's been consistently just one guy for 40 years. It's not that the VA does a bad job or anything, it's just not really Char.

In three weeks, Bandai will also pump out a one-off ONA sidestory/sequel to the original GBF as well:



The Gundaminfo youtube channel, after finishing putting up all of Zeta Gundam HD remaster to watch for free, has now moved onto ZZ Gundam. It's only the SD version, but it's better than nothing if anyone has been thinking of watching it finally. They're currently up to ~ep 15 (if memory serves, is right about the Moon-Moon arc). If you haven't seen the secret best Gundam TV show, you should.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:47 AM
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Gunpla Build Fighters is a show that reconstructs Gundam, when they have fallen off the table and one of the V-fins needs to be glued back on
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:16 PM
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Why can't I find the "like" button for Zodar's post...
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:26 PM
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The first couple episodes of ZZ Gundam... When Tomino is cutting, he is razor sharp.
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Old 08-09-2017, 06:24 PM
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Finished IBO Season 2! I am now done every season of Gundam! Hurray! Now all I need to do is wrap up some movies, OVAs and all that other good stuff.

IBO S2 was much, much better than S1.

This is not saying all that much and if the show didn't have fantastic fights and some of my favourite robot designs in the series it would certainly be a lot lower. Also, the Big Themes about family and such really strike a chord with me.

Yahoo!

Now, finally, I am going to watch 08th MS team.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:49 AM
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08th MS Team is a good time. You saved a good 'n for last.

Meanwhile I just caught up on all the recent Gundam stuff airing...

Twilight Axis is pretty, but man this is such a clip show of something I guess you might have a hope of understanding if you've already read whatever manga/novel/hobby magazine stuff it's based on... but otherwise probably best to just give up trying to parse what's going on.

Thunderbolt, otoh, actually has a few plot threads coming together even though it's still pretty sparse. No Atlas Gundam in the latest ep, but the advance Acguy shenanigans were pretty dang fun.

Build Fighters Battlogue is even *more* of a paper-thin excuse for AU dream matches and new model kits than the original series, which is kind of an impressive feat really, but it's fun for what it is.
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:05 AM
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Battlogue is on the docket for tonight. Pew-pew fanservice blast easy.


This is what I have left:
- F91
- MS Team
- 0080 (Saw it but want to rewatch)
- The Origin (Haven't seen new stuff)
- Igloo
- Thunderbolt (Haven't seen new stuff)
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:52 AM
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The first couple episodes of ZZ Gundam... When Tomino is cutting, he is razor sharp.
I'm not really sure what you're trying to say here?

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IBO S2 was much, much better than S1.

This is not saying all that much and if the show didn't have fantastic fights and some of my favourite robot designs in the series it would certainly be a lot lower. Also, the Big Themes about family and such really strike a chord with me.
Very interesting you enjoyed S2 more than S1. I do think S2 made some improvements on S1 in a lot of the places it had shortcomings, but it turned around and made even dumber mistakes.

For what it's worth, I think the idea of found-families is a big strength of the show. I just wish it wasn't undercut by creepy harems and Mikazuki being an unlikable statue of a personality.

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Twilight Axis is pretty, but man this is such a clip show of something I guess you might have a hope of understanding if you've already read whatever manga/novel/hobby magazine stuff it's based on... but otherwise probably best to just give up trying to parse what's going on.
I'm following the plot of Twilight Axis decently. It's got a lot of erratic cuts, but the story seems pretty simple so far. The thing I don't get is why it appears that they're inside the residential block of Axis. Which, IIRC, wasn't connected to Axis during CCA. (The residential block was the spherical asteroid that was attached to it, and it gets disconnected during ZZ to spare its people from the fighting/kamakaze missions Axis gets involved with.)
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:44 PM
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I'm not really sure what you're trying to say here?
While early ZZ is comedic it's also very pointed. The "cool enemy ace" is anything but; in fact he and his entire retinue are total messes. They act like they're chivalrous but are really just a bunch of jackbooted thugs who have no idea what they're doing, and are more dangerous to themselves and bystanders than their enemies. Shangri-la is, in modern parlance, a wasteland of "late capitalism", with a huge divide between the rich and the poor and an economy that seems to revolve entirely around tolls and junk. Judeau is a very typical antihero, who values his own liberty and comfort over everything else, but he's got zero cool and his attempts at escape wind up doing nothing but drawing him in to everyone else's problems.

It might not be intentional, but looking back at it from nearly 30 years out, it seems a harsh parody of anime and fandom of the period, as well as political movements and doctrines that were strong at the time and have grown since.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:35 PM
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Very interesting you enjoyed S2 more than S1. I do think S2 made some improvements on S1 in a lot of the places it had shortcomings, but it turned around and made even dumber mistakes.

For what it's worth, I think the idea of found-families is a big strength of the show. I just wish it wasn't undercut by creepy harems and Mikazuki being an unlikable statue of a personality.
Now, many of the mistakes (Weird Mikazuki harem, Mcgillis background stuff, absolutely atrocious death flagging etc etc) where worse than Season 1. The difference, I found, was that it spent less of its run time focusing on this weird shit. Which, when I've already given up on a show being legitimately good, is more important so that I can get back to blam blam. I think having an actually decent climax really helped, too, because the Battle of Edmonton is tied with whatever the fuck Season 1 of 00 ended for worst shit.

Rewatched War in the Pocket for a little victory lap. Cried again. Say it ain't so, Bernie
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