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NEWS: Gundam's Yoshiyuki Tomino to Appear at NY Anime Fest




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JohnathanEnder



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:16 am Reply with quote
Most excellent news. Anime smile

I remembered when he came to Big Apple Anime Fest 2002 (I was a volunteer) and they held a premiere for the US releases of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack. He presented the movie -- modestly stating, "Just think of it as Star Wars...though not as good" -- and rather than sitting in the front row like all the other guests of honor did, he chose to sit in the middle of the theater WITH the audience, in the aisle no less! A fan even ran up to him to get a picture, and he complied -- throwing up a "v" with his fingers.

After the movie he held a Q&A. Tomino is one of the few directors/creators I respect and hearing him talk about his work was pretty damn awesome.

I was on the fence about NYAF last year, but now I'm definitely going to be there.
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kkofthefunkoff



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:20 am Reply with quote
*hyperventilates* ZOMG! Very Happy though i thought he had at least done gundam wing also. sadly me being poor i shall not see him. D:
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GW-9800



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:39 am Reply with quote
Gonna have to go there this year.
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bahamut623



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:48 pm Reply with quote
Wow. I totally wasn't gonna go this year after the past two were so-so. What a guest. He's definitely worth going for.
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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:41 pm Reply with quote
He's finally going to make an appearance? Well, I'll be attending of course so I'll finally meet the FATHER of the mecha universe. Who's name is synonymous with 'Gundam' and 'Sunrise'.

Hopefully I'll have 'Zeta Gundam' finished by that time.
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:58 pm Reply with quote
Man, I wish I could meet Tomino, or even be in the same room as him.

Back in 2002's BAAF, I was too busy getting hyped up for the Cowboy Bebop movie dub premiere to pay attention to Gundam (this was before I became such a big Gundam fan, also). (I did get Watanabe, Kawamoto, and Kanno's autographs on a poster, though!)
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B-503_MIA



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:34 pm Reply with quote
Quite a coup to pull that one out, wish I could make it there...

Been on a bit of a Gundam kick lately, recently watched:

the original MSG series
Zeta Gundam
08th Team
0080
CCA
F91

I think I'm going to pick up the 0083 box & 00's 2nd season starts on SciFi (SyFy - Rolling Eyes ) in 2 weeks IIRC.
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tygerchickchibi



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:44 pm Reply with quote
I think my heart just exploded.

This news rocks!
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jeromeskee



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:30 pm Reply with quote
Great news! Tomino was a genius for building the foundation of the legendary Gundam series. Zeta Gundam and Gundam ZZ are two of my all-time favorite anime shows period.
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pajmo9



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:31 pm Reply with quote
Why, oh god why do I live so fare away from everything good?

Tomino has been my favorite creator/director since I saw the original Gundam back in 2001. To hear him talk about his own work is such a treat. You don't find many directors that criticize there own work and constantly talk about not doing a good enough job like Tomino does. Especially considering his body of work.

I so wish I could meet him just once.
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