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Kurohei



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:47 pm Reply with quote
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Kamina?


Yeah, I wouldn't want him in a dog fight. spoiler[We all know how he ended up.]
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:14 pm Reply with quote
i'd go to Jurai, get myself a tree companion and live forever
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:38 pm Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:
ZakuAce wrote:
No Shin Kazuma? Come on!

This is the biggest omission in my opinion. Kazuma proved his worth in aerial battles over and over throughout Area 88.


I am throwing in with this for Kazuma, and with Aqua.
I visit Aqua once a year via the DVD's, and would leap at the chance to be there.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:07 pm Reply with quote
Hikaru? Uh, no.

Max Jenius.

Hikaru is pretty bad compared to Max.

In fact, I'd put Isamu Dyson above Hikaru. And Guld Bowman.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:12 pm Reply with quote
I think Van Fanel from Escaflowne and Sara Werec from Str.A.In. should be on this list. At least one of them, anyway. Razz
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DangerMouse



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:39 pm Reply with quote
Tuor_of_Gondolin wrote:
I think Van Fanel from Escaflowne and Sara Werec from Str.A.In. should be on this list. At least one of them, anyway. Razz


Two more good choices. Glad to see more mention of Str.A.In. Smile
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AnimeMaine



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:06 pm Reply with quote
A bit obscure, but I'd put Allison of the anime Allison & Lillia on the list.
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Covnam



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:17 pm Reply with quote
I voted for Jurai as well, that's definitely a level of tech I could get used to. Plus it would mean I was in the Tenchi universe, which seems to be ripe for fun times. Catia would probably make a better vacation spot, though since we never hear or see much of it, who knows.

Nice list this week, especially with some characters/series I wouldn't have expected to see. I don't think I would put Asuka as high though. Over the course of the series she only gets worse due to her fragile mental state and in EoE she obviously showed a lot of skill, but you'd want a pilot who was a bit more stable over the course of the series imo.

Most giant mech series pilots could probably be put on this list, so to pick someone other than a mech pilot, how about Gene from Outlaw Star, Spike & Faye from Cowboy Bebop or any number of the pilots from Vandread?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:59 pm Reply with quote
I just watched 7 episodes of Code Geass (and going to watch more in a bit), so I was fully expecting to see Kallen on the list. Glad I wasn't disappointed.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:09 pm Reply with quote
Interesting list this week.

I am so torn on this poll - Jurai is great because of all the trees, but the Silver Millennium...of course, it didn't end well for the Silver Millennium...I'd have to think about it. What are Queen Serenity's economic policies? Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:20 pm Reply with quote
Any Utena fan who picked the Movie car over the Akio car from the TV series is not an Utena fan. That car verges on a Top Gear wet dream with how they animated it. Actually no, the car is just another metaphor for sex with how it was animated. But still, that car... how could you NOT wanna? I really can't think of a car that was animated with more... love..?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:22 pm Reply with quote
Furudanuki wrote:
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what alien planet would you immigrate to?

Aqua (Mars) from the ARIA franchise is not included, which renders this entire poll invalid.


Totally agree. I think I would consider selling all of my possessions to get a one-way ticket to Aqua.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:29 pm Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
Hikaru? Uh, no.

Max Jenius.

Hikaru is pretty bad compared to Max.

In fact, I'd put Isamu Dyson above Hikaru. And Guld Bowman.


Yeah, what the hell at that. Hikaru is EASILY the worst pilot among all the Macross lead characters.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:05 pm Reply with quote
Yūichi Kannami from The Sky Crawlers?

Or maybe "The Teacher," since spoiler[he's the one that eventually kills Yūichi.]
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:37 pm Reply with quote
Key wrote:
Great to see a character from Simoun get some props on a list like this (although the spelling of her name in the official English subtitles is "Aer"). She's not one of these over-the-top stand-outs, but she's definitely good and reliable in a fight.

Ditto, I was so thrilled to see Simoun even mentioned! If I ever needed to kiss a pilot for a ride, she'd be it.

Also, for Macross, Hikaru? Really? He himself admits that Max is a far better pilot, and I'd definitely have Max on my team over Hikaru. Seems I'm not the only one going "wtf?" on this choice, even within just original Macross, I'd got for Roy or especially Max any day. Not even counting all the side Macross series (as I've not seen them all)
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