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NEWS: Macross Creator Kawamori Designs New CG Thunderbirds Series' Plane




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mdo7



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:20 pm Reply with quote
This is indeed a surprising news to hear. Glad to see Kawamori is teaming up with a UK production.

Also I'm glad to see he's working with Thunderbirds, since that show itself was very influential on tokusatsu.
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Lemonchest



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:27 pm Reply with quote
That's not the Thunderbirds countdown. It sounds kinda like it. It looks kinda like it. But that's not it. It just isn't :'(
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Beatdigga



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:29 pm Reply with quote
Lemonchest wrote:
That's not the Thunderbirds countdown. It sounds kinda like it. It looks kinda like it. But that's not it. It just isn't :'(


It's better than the LA movie.
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gloverrandal



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:05 pm Reply with quote
A CG Thunderbirds series? Wasn't the whole point of the original series it's puppetry? That sounds like converting the Muppets or Sesame Street to CG
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:39 pm Reply with quote
It's not listed in his Encyclopedia entry, even though I've asked. But Kawamori is also consulted for the Bayformers movies. Cool
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Frazmataz



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:31 pm Reply with quote
I didn't even notice it until I saw the article but yeah, that plane is pure Kawamori.

Shame the show itself is so underwhelming.
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Mr Adventure



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:28 pm Reply with quote
I was literally just thinking about Thuderbirds the other day. Neat that a new show is happening.
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Drac



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:12 am Reply with quote
First Big Hero 6 and now this, I wonder if getting a Japanese mecha artist to design stuff for foreign projects will become a trend. Hopefully it'll be something that's actually interesting next time.
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Hiroki not Takuya



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:13 am Reply with quote
OMG, I can't believe someone is bringing this back, especially after Gerry Anderson died. Seems a bit of a gamble since it should be "new" to anybody under 50. I hope they share profits with the estate at least. And the new plane, while beautiful, is about as far from the original design aesthetic as one can get. If only they had done all new "cooler" designs...
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