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Mikeski



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:12 pm Reply with quote
Given the mortality rate, the most dangerous job in anime is "parent of a shounen protagonist". Most of them don't even make it to the first episode.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:25 pm Reply with quote
What about surviving giant monster attacks like the civilians that do this on Attack on Titan?
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johnmora



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:53 pm Reply with quote
Yikes, those Gundam poll results...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:07 pm Reply with quote
soldier is the most dangerous job in anime. Not sure why Gundam Wing is the most popular gundam in US.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:12 pm Reply with quote
Spotlesseden wrote:
soldier is the most dangerous job in anime. Not sure why Gundam Wing is the most popular gundam in US.


Toonami. Just Toonami. It just hit at the right time with the right characters, the right mecha, and the right story. You've got the 5 pretty boys, the several pretty great and unique suits, and the easy to follow and stand-alone story that isn't rehashing 0079 all over again. I think the only other series that would have worked in its place in 1999 and 2000 was Gundam X, and probably not nearly as well.
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Cptn_Taylor



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:34 pm Reply with quote
Spotlesseden wrote:
soldier is the most dangerous job in anime. Not sure why Gundam Wing is the most popular gundam in US.


Amazing isn't it ? When an anime series crosses boundaries you attract boys and girls. And guess what it is a success. All hail to Gundam Wing. Of course it also helped tremendously that it aired on tv for all to see. Bridging the gap between male fans and female fans is a lesson the anime industry doesn't want to learn (with very few exceptions).
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belvadeer



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:46 pm Reply with quote
My favorite Gundam (X) is low on the list, as I expected. :[
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megalodontus



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:47 pm Reply with quote
Wow, I'm really surprised Gundam 00 actually placed 2nd and ahead of SEED/08 MS Team, considering most of the fans I see online discussing Gundam tends to discuss either SEED or UC -heck even Wing- but never 00. Tis a good surprise.
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blooder27



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:08 pm Reply with quote
What about Gantz? The mortality rate for Gantz is extremely high and even the veterans have a good chance of dying.
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Sheleigha



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:20 pm Reply with quote
I'm confused with the list... by "company" I assume it refers to publishers? I see developers like Tri-Ace and From Software which doesn't make sense, given that their publishers are also on the list...

Wish it was more clear.
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Knoepfchen



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:22 pm Reply with quote
Mikeski wrote:
Given the mortality rate, the most dangerous job in anime is "parent of a shounen protagonist". Most of them don't even make it to the first episode.


Cool
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Sam Murai



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:41 pm Reply with quote
The Gundam results are as expected, probably one of the more reasonable/rational ones you'll see around, given the variables involved…

That said, Red Garden's descriptor is a misnomer. The people weren't flesh-craving zombies, they were cursed and deranged individuals with violent, beast-like dispositions (not that that makes the job any easier, mind you… Wink ). Now, calling the girls "zombies" (albeit the non-flesh-loving variety), on the other hand…
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Levitz9



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:50 pm Reply with quote
Seeing Gundam Wing so high on the list doesn't really surprise me. Seeing G Gundam comparatively lower does, though.

I guess it's all about the vocal fanbases. *shrug*
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Gilles Poitras



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:59 pm Reply with quote
johnmora wrote:
Yikes, those Gundam poll results...


Actually if you put all of the Universal Century Gundam shows together as one series, excluding Turn A Gundam, you get 30.9 %.

The poll would have been better if divided up between different Gundam Universes than single shows as the UC Gundam programs can be called one series.
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DangerMouse



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:05 pm Reply with quote
That was a good read.

megalodontus wrote:
Wow, I'm really surprised Gundam 00 actually placed 2nd and ahead of SEED/08 MS Team, considering most of the fans I see online discussing Gundam tends to discuss either SEED or UC -heck even Wing- but never 00. Tis a good surprise.


Totally agree, damn good to see Gundam 00 do that, loved it.

belvadeer wrote:
My favorite Gundam (X) is low on the list, as I expected. :[


I enjoyed X as well, even though it's hard to say where it would end up anyway some more people might have seen it if it had actually gotten a release here beyond the fansubs.

Mikeski wrote:
Given the mortality rate, the most dangerous job in anime is "parent of a shounen protagonist". Most of them don't even make it to the first episode.


LOL yeah.
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