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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:10 am Reply with quote
That Gunpla OVA from 2010 wasn't too bad, but it worked well as just that, a short little thing in 13 minute installments. A whole show? Ehhhhh, it really sounds more commercialized toy-selling than Gundam usually is, and aimed at kids again.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:11 am Reply with quote
Hm... I think TV Tokyo has an anime like this already
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Fencedude5609



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:11 am Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
it really sounds more commercialized toy-selling than Gundam usually is


I hate to break it to you, but Gundam has always been about selling toys.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:12 am Reply with quote
Well, this can't possibly be as bad as their last show. And that this point, this is probably about as seriously as the franchise deserves to be treated.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:13 am Reply with quote
Fencedude5609 wrote:
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
it really sounds more commercialized toy-selling than Gundam usually is


I hate to break it to you, but Gundam has always been about selling toys.


I AM FENCEDUDE THE ALWAYS-RIGHT, and I didn't read the "usually is" when I quoted that post.

Please stop being you. You're not breaking anything to me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:13 am Reply with quote
Danball Senkiェ。。。
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Hagaren Viper



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:18 am Reply with quote
Guess it wasn't Gundam Boyfriends after all.
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Rahxephon91



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:20 am Reply with quote
Of course they were always made to sell toys. They just weren't so blatant and had stuff for everyone to enjoy.

Not sure why people always bring up the toy angle. As if people didn't also watch it for the story and characters.
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shamisen the great



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:25 am Reply with quote
TitanXL wrote:
Hm... I think TV Tokyo has an anime like this already
Shocked Okay. Now I know that exists. Kind of looks like a shonen knock off of Angelic Layer.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:29 am Reply with quote
shamisen the great wrote:
TitanXL wrote:
Hm... I think TV Tokyo has an anime like this already
Shocked Okay. Now I know that exists. Kind of looks like a shonen knock off of Angelic Layer.


Angelic Layer, being about tiny robot fight competitions, isn't an original concept either.

http://myanimelist.net/​anime/​1873/​Plawres_Sanshirou Is now 30 years old. You could say Angelic Layer is the knock-off of that. And I'm sure you could dig further in the past and find even more anime about the same concepts, or at least in general science fiction.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:36 am Reply with quote
The way North America seems to think animation is still only for kids and how toy obsessive they are, this may be a viable way to break for Bandai to break into the market. Just don't tell the parents in-story real soldiers die in those suits. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:03 am Reply with quote
Uh, the preview didn't appeal to me that much but I guess I'll give the first episodes a try. I am a mecha fan after all and always on the look out for more mecha themed series.
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Animeking1108



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:25 am Reply with quote
HitokiriShadow wrote:
Well, this can't possibly be as bad as their last show. And that this point, this is probably about as seriously as the franchise deserves to be treated.


What did everyone have against AGE? Was it because the characters didn't look like the least heterosexual thing you've seen like every other Gundam show this last decade?
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Cecilthedarkknight_234



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:27 am Reply with quote
Animeking1108 wrote:
HitokiriShadow wrote:
Well, this can't possibly be as bad as their last show. And that this point, this is probably about as seriously as the franchise deserves to be treated.


What did everyone have against AGE? Was it because the characters didn't look like the least heterosexual thing you've seen like every other Gundam show this last decade?


Something about misogyny and being sexist. I've never seen the series so I can not make a formal comment.
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HitokiriShadow



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:29 am Reply with quote
Animeking1108 wrote:
HitokiriShadow wrote:
Well, this can't possibly be as bad as their last show. And that this point, this is probably about as seriously as the franchise deserves to be treated.


What did everyone have against AGE? Was it because the characters didn't look like the least heterosexual thing you've seen like every other Gundam show this last decade?


Most of the people who hated the character designs probably didn't even bother watching it, or at least not past the first episode or two.

No, the character designs were fine, it was just about everything else about it that was awful.


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