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jmays
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:15 pm Reply with quote
The real irony here is that SD Gundam did quite well on Cartoon Network.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:15 pm Reply with quote
Wow.
I think its pretty obivious why the ratings are the lowest ever in the Gundam series.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:57 am Reply with quote
Why am I not suprised that it's not that popular? :roll:
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:39 am Reply with quote
I think that's unfortunate. I like it a hell of a lot better than I liked Gundam X.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:44 am Reply with quote
I wonder what rating Gundam SEED had.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:46 am Reply with quote
I was under the impression it was a Gundam for little kids. The little 6 year old I babysat loved it.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:08 am Reply with quote
SD<X<everything else<Z? How does that work?! (In other words, why isn't Gundam G at the bottom? Anime smileWink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:10 am Reply with quote
Gundam X as robbed, it was on the same time as Eva for part of it run, not to mention the network moved it from a good time spot to a bad one. I've seen roughly half of it and I think it's pretty good. It's no Zeta or Victory, but I think it's better than ZZ or should I say ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


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jmays
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:11 pm Reply with quote
SekiGatha wrote:
Wow.
I think its pretty obivious why the ratings are the lowest ever in the Gundam series.

Kyo wrote:
Why am I not suprised that it's not that popular? Rolling Eyes

I haven't seen the second season, so if I'm missing something here, please let me know.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:13 pm Reply with quote
minakichan wrote:
SD<X<everything else<Z? How does that work?! (In other words, why isn't Gundam G at the bottom? Anime smileWink


Because G Gundam was an excellent series that was unfortunatly written off by many fans because it was different, and because the first few episodes were weak. But Japanese fans are used to the first few episodes of Gundam series being kind of lame. It's all about rising action.

Otakuboy T wrote:
Gundam X as robbed, it was on the same time as Eva for part of it run, not to mention the network moved it from a good time spot to a bad one.


Yes, but Evangelion was no ratings powerhouse either. It was pretty much a bomb when it initially ran in primetime. But once it started airing in reruns, people started watching it and it became a sensation. Kinda like the original Star Trek.

And Gundam X was moved from its time slot because of bad ratings-the move didn't cause it to fail, its failure is what caused the move. The network simply didn't want to devote prime airtime to a show that was doing so poorly, so they stuck it on saturday mornings and left it there to die.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:14 pm Reply with quote
Otakuboy T wrote:
Gundam X as robbed, it was on the same time as Eva for part of it run, not to mention the network moved it from a good time spot to a bad one. I've seen roughly half of it and I think it's pretty good. It's no Zeta or Victory, but I think it's better than ZZ or should I say ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


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:rolls eyes:

Evangelion aired October 4th, 1995, to March 27th, 1996. Gundam X aired from April 5th, 1996, to December 27th, 1996. Where does Evangelion come in and steal ratings from Gundam X!? This is the oldest arguement used to prove that Gundam X was killed off because of Evangelion...but that's simply not true. Gundam X got killed off because it just couldn't match the popularity of Wing. Better story doesn't always guarantee a successful run.

Evangelion
http://home-aki.cool.ne.jp/​anime-​list/​evangelion.​htm

Gundam X
http://home-aki.cool.ne.jp/​anime-​list/​gundam07.​htm
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:34 pm Reply with quote
JMays wrote:
The real irony here is that SD Gundam did quite well on Cartoon Network.


In that case, how come CN didn't pick up the second season?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:50 pm Reply with quote
I'm slightly disappointed. I could make anti-UC fan remarks until I'm blue in the fingertips, but that wouldn't change anything. It was probably too different and too kiddified for the fans to think anything positive of, even though the fight in the last episode was just pure awesomeness.

Just goes to show you that whenever a VA thinks her character isn't being developed/portrayed well means that the show ain't too good.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:53 pm Reply with quote
areaseven wrote:
In that case, how come CN didn't pick up the second season?

Dunno, but I wouldn't count it out yet.

http://news.toonzone.net/​article.​php?​ID=​359
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TZ: Speaking of younger shows: SD Gundam. Bandai said Season 2 would be airing on Cartoon Network, and it hasn't shown up.

SA: I would imagine that it will air. That was one of our most successful Gundam shows, but I don't know where we'd put it.
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ThatMatt



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:45 am Reply with quote
Well I personally never liked SD Gundam at all, so I'm not surprised. Now heres what I could never understand, why Gundam X did so bad. I think its one of the best Gundam series out there.
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