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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:57 am Reply with quote
Considering this and Magus Bride are the only shows I'm planning on watching in the fall, I was excited to see this review. It's sad to hear about the much smaller crowd, but it doesn't surprise me.
As someone who has seen some of the original anime and even the modern re-imaginings (Casshern Sins is my favorite anime, and I love the Polymar OVAs from the 90s), I was so pumped to hear this was coming out.

Glad to hear about the animation. I was kinda nervous, but the PV definitely helped but some of those nerves to bed. Hearing about the first episode has me really excited. I can't wait to watch it!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:34 am Reply with quote
"From the studio that brought you the original 'Speed Racer'". If this gets a simulcast and boxset release for the USA/Canadian markets, putting that message on ads and the boxset cover can increase the fan base.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:58 pm Reply with quote
Lynzee wrote:
If your parents were sci-fi fans, they might have caught a few episodes during its limited U.S. television runs.


What the heck Lynzee? You think nobody over thirty watches anime and reads these forums? There are plenty of us old enough to have have actually seen Battle of the Planets and Star Blazers on TV here on ANN.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:18 pm Reply with quote
Sounds great! Can't wait to see this.
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GeorgeC



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:19 am Reply with quote
I dunno...

There's very little of Tatsunoko that's aired in the US. Other than Speed Racer and Battle of the Planets (Gatchaman on Anime Network), I can't think of anything other than Casshern Sins that showed up on general cable. Oh, and Casshern Sins has almost NOTHING to do with the original Casshan other than character names and very, very general themes. The relationship is something like Classic Battlestar Galactica versus SyFy Galactica -- very, very little was brought into the newer show.

I've seen Gatchaman and Casshan -- both excellent series. I've seen nothing of the original Yatterman, Hurricane Polymar, or Tekkaman Knight but I did catch Teknoman, the English adaptation of Tekkaman Blade in the mid-1990s.

I have to say that in general I don't care for the civilian designs of the characters that I've seen for the new show. Tatsunoko doesn't have such a great record with character redesigns... They inevitably go back to the old designs when they've done projects with their classic characters in other media. The Tatsunoko Vs Capcom game used the original Gatchaman, Polymar, Casshan, and Tekkaman designs but those were the hero/costumed models of the characters.

We'll see how this works out.

The other times the characters have met in anime have all been parodies. The most recent Yatterman series (the remakes from about 8-9 years ago) had Speed Racer and Gatchaman in one episode but there was no crossover between the two. (The highlight of the episode was the original voice actor for BOTH Speed and G-1 returned to voice those characters again.)
One of the older Time Bokan OVAs (Royal Revival?) had a scene where G-1/Gatchaman beat the hell out of Hurricane Polymar! It didn't mean much in the end since G-3/Jun turned on him after he behaved like his unusual, dense, insensitive self and inadvertently insulted her over her age. ("Women really come into their own in their 30s!" "But I'm not even in my 20s, you jerk!") A subplot of the old Gatchaman TV series was that G-3 had an unrequited crush on G-1. He pretended not to notice for the sake of team unity and because he felt they really shouldn't get involved with each other...
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CR85747



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:23 am Reply with quote
GeorgeC wrote:
I dunno...

There's very little of Tatsunoko that's aired in the US. Other than Speed Racer and Battle of the Planets (Gatchaman on Anime Network), I can't think of anything other than Casshern Sins that showed up on general cable. Oh, and Casshern Sins has almost NOTHING to do with the original Casshan other than character names and very, very general themes. The relationship is something like Classic Battlestar Galactica versus SyFy Galactica -- very, very little was brought into the newer show.

I've seen Gatchaman and Casshan -- both excellent series. I've seen nothing of the original Yatterman, Hurricane Polymar, or Tekkaman Knight but I did catch Teknoman, the English adaptation of Tekkaman Blade in the mid-1990s.

I have to say that in general I don't care for the civilian designs of the characters that I've seen for the new show. Tatsunoko doesn't have such a great record with character redesigns... They inevitably go back to the old designs when they've done projects with their classic characters in other media. The Tatsunoko Vs Capcom game used the original Gatchaman, Polymar, Casshan, and Tekkaman designs but those were the hero/costumed models of the characters.

We'll see how this works out.

The other times the characters have met in anime have all been parodies. The most recent Yatterman series (the remakes from about 8-9 years ago) had Speed Racer and Gatchaman in one episode but there was no crossover between the two. (The highlight of the episode was the original voice actor for BOTH Speed and G-1 returned to voice those characters again.)
One of the older Time Bokan OVAs (Royal Revival?) had a scene where G-1/Gatchaman beat the hell out of Hurricane Polymar! It didn't mean much in the end since G-3/Jun turned on him after he behaved like his unusual, dense, insensitive self and inadvertently insulted her over her age. ("Women really come into their own in their 30s!" "But I'm not even in my 20s, you jerk!") A subplot of the old Gatchaman TV series was that G-3 had an unrequited crush on G-1. He pretended not to notice for the sake of team unity and because he felt they really shouldn't get involved with each other...


There was also Samurai Pizza Cats.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:43 pm Reply with quote
I got the manga at AX and have read half of it and it's not what I expected at all but it's a good deal of fun. I was unsure after the CGI of the original 3 minute preview, but the manga has me thinking I'll be along for the ride even if the animation isn't my favorite.
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