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configspace



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:22 pm Reply with quote
I don't know anything about Gundam, but:

Cherno Alpha was modeled after Zack
Cherno Alpha was inspired by Zeon Army
There was another Jaeger that resembles another robot in Gundam

so I guess he's a fan? Surprised
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:24 pm Reply with quote
The entire reason he made the film is because the dude loves robots and monsters.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:03 am Reply with quote
I wish it had done better Stateside. I hope it's doing well overseas.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:43 am Reply with quote
Isn't that usually translated as Zaku?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:48 am Reply with quote
configspace wrote:
I don't know anything about Gundam, but:

Cherno Alpha was modeled after Zack
Cherno Alpha was inspired by Zeon Army
There was another Jaeger that resembles another robot in Gundam

so I guess he's a fan? Surprised


na, gundam is religion. that big one is like those big buddha statues
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:25 am Reply with quote
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Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro took a family vacation to Japan's man-made Odaiba island with his daughter-in-law Rinko and grand daughter Mana.


The only way this makes sense is if it's a cutesy way of saying del Toro, Rinko Kikuchi, and Mana Ashida are close. Rinko Kikuchi plays adult Mako Mori in the film and Mana Ashida plays child Mako. None of them are related, as this article seems to imply.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:57 am Reply with quote
rowsdower wrote:
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Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro took a family vacation to Japan's man-made Odaiba island with his daughter-in-law Rinko and grand daughter Mana.


The only way this makes sense is if it's a cutesy way of saying del Toro, Rinko Kikuchi, and Mana Ashida are close. Rinko Kikuchi plays adult Mako Mori in the film and Mana Ashida plays child Mako. None of them are related, as this article seems to imply.


I was about to comment about this as well. Did the author of this article watch Pacific Rim or did research about the people who were in this movie?

Rinko Kikuchi and Mana Ashida are not Director del Toro's family. They're the actresses who respectively play the movie's older and younger main female character Mako Mori.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:02 am Reply with quote
MrTerrorist wrote:
rowsdower wrote:
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Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro took a family vacation to Japan's man-made Odaiba island with his daughter-in-law Rinko and grand daughter Mana.


The only way this makes sense is if it's a cutesy way of saying del Toro, Rinko Kikuchi, and Mana Ashida are close. Rinko Kikuchi plays adult Mako Mori in the film and Mana Ashida plays child Mako. None of them are related, as this article seems to imply.


I was about to comment about this as well. Did the author of this article watch Pacific Rim or did research about the people who were in this movie?

Rinko Kikuchi and Mana Ashida are not Director del Toro's family. They're the actresses who respectively play the movie's older and younger main female character Mako Mori.


It was a dumb mistake on my part based on the video's description on YouTube. The last names weren't included, and while I've seen the movie, it didn't click with me immediately.

Don't mind me, I'll be over here in the corner.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:37 am Reply with quote
configspace wrote:
I don't know anything about Gundam, but:

Cherno Alpha was modeled after Zack
Cherno Alpha was inspired by Zeon Army
There was another Jaeger that resembles another robot in Gundam

so I guess he's a fan? Surprised


1) Modeled after a "zaku" from the Zeon Army.
2) Modeled after the Gun Cannon model, I believe. I don't remember a ton from the older Gundams, but that's what it looks like.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:25 am Reply with quote
Juno016 wrote:
configspace wrote:
I don't know anything about Gundam, but:

Cherno Alpha was modeled after Zack
Cherno Alpha was inspired by Zeon Army
There was another Jaeger that resembles another robot in Gundam

so I guess he's a fan? Surprised


1) Modeled after a "zaku" from the Zeon Army.
2) Modeled after the Gun Cannon model, I believe. I don't remember a ton from the older Gundams, but that's what it looks like.


It's likely the Zaku, though there are Zeon mobile suits that use the inconsistent romanization Zack rather than Zaku, like the Hizack and the EWAC Zack "Eye-Zack".
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:24 am Reply with quote
When I watched the movie I remember the Chinese Jaeger, Crimson Typhoon, looked a lot like a char version of a zeon mobile suit. It has 1 "eye" and it was red.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:08 am Reply with quote
mrsatan wrote:
I wish it had done better Stateside. I hope it's doing well overseas.


Last I heard it was doing so well overseas that we might get a sequel.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:12 am Reply with quote
It's Zaku, ANN. Zack is an old translation of the said Mobile Suit. Here's an image coming from the HG line of Gunpla.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:43 am Reply with quote
mrsatan wrote:
I wish it had done better Stateside. I hope it's doing well overseas.

It's doing stupendous overseas. China and Japan will be the biggest money-makers.

And they've already green-lit a sequel. So yeah, I think that constitutes as "successful."
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:41 pm Reply with quote
mrsatan wrote:
I wish it had done better Stateside. I hope it's doing well overseas.


Maybe US citizens can atone by buying the disc release in droves, otherwise I think it would make better financial sense to make a sequel where the main roles go to asian actors and not expend loads on money in advertisement stateside.
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