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Beatdigga



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:31 am Reply with quote
I'm still getting Gundam SEED deja vu. That and a heaping of angst.
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kusanagi-sama



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:32 am Reply with quote
Yeah, the animation looks just like Gundam Seed, Gundam Seed was produced by Sunrise and Fafner by Xebec. Makes you wonder if they used the same animators though.
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darkchibi07



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:43 am Reply with quote
First couple episodes seriously reminded me of a RahXephon with Gundam SEED characters. Thank God that's not the case since it really did get better towards the end.
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Sir_Brass



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:32 am Reply with quote
Yeah, it really is a pretty good series. I highly recommend it. It stands solidly on it's own, IMO.
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aegeus



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:24 am Reply with quote
kusanagi-sama wrote:
Makes you wonder if they used the same animators though.


Seed and Fafner share the same character designer, Hirai Hisaishi. The similiarites pretty much stop there. The mecha themeselves are very different from Seed's Gundams, and Fafner is so much angstier, and has a bit more serious a tone than Seed did. A bit closer to Evangelion, but without all of Anno's crazy hijinks.
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Sir_Brass



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:56 am Reply with quote
Yeah, some call it an eva ripoff, but it only resembles Eva, and it also takes a totally different twist on things and has a different view of humanity and the world than Eva does.

And I must say that the mecha designs for Fafner are pretty darn cool. Extremely far out, but VERY cool. I also like how alot of germanic mythology (norse and others) is incoperated, including the use of german in naming the fafners spoiler[(I thought naming Kazuki's fafner "Mark Sein" and then his ultimate nemesis' fafner "mark Nichts" was VERY appropriate).]
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