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Nyren



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:16 pm Reply with quote
Not gonna lie, I don't want any of the upcoming Gundam projects. The currently airing Build Divers is alright, even if they left the plot threads from Build Fighters Try hanging in the wind. However, Gundam NT, Gundam 00(S3? Movie? OVA?), and Gundam UC 2(a damn stage play.) don't interest me at all. I liked Gundam 00, but this fourth entry feels unnecessary and Setsuna will probably limited to no involvement in the story whatsoever. Gundam NT doesn't strike my interest at all, and since UC 2 is a stage play I'll never get to see it, would have made more sense as an OVA series. Hathaway's Flash is alright I guess, but I would have rather seen Crossbone Gundam be adapted.

What I really wanted was a 0079 remake, the long overdue SEED movie, and an Iron-Blooded Orphans Calamity War prequel.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:39 pm Reply with quote
I was hoping for a one year war retelling. Love the Origin series in Manga and anime.

It would be great to read an ANN feature in the upcoming projects.
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I really hope the whole "this concludes the anime project" thing is them trying to throw fans off of the trail tell they make an official announcement for the 40th anniversary or something. It just feels kind of stupid to only animate the backstory of a manga that you're never going to animate the rest of but I guess we get incomplete adaptions of manga and light novels on a regular basis nowadays anyway.

@Nyren I never saw anywhere that UC2 was going to be a stage play. I just read that it was supposed to be a " overseas drama".
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Nyren



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:05 pm Reply with quote
pajmo9 wrote:
I really hope the whole "this concludes the anime project" thing is them trying to throw fans off of the trail tell they make an official announcement for the 40th anniversary or something. It just feels kind of stupid to only animate the backstory of a manga that you're never going to animate the rest of but I guess we get incomplete adaptions of manga and light novels on a regular basis nowadays anyway.

@Nyren I never saw anywhere that UC2 was going to be a stage play. I just read that it was supposed to be a " overseas drama".
I interpreted that as stage play, but perhaps that was the wrong way to interpret that. Still, "oversea's drama" doesn't really make sense to me.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:54 pm Reply with quote
Yas certainly deserves a retirement, but I'll be disappointed if there isn't an Origin TV series at some point, whether he's involved or not. I wish he'd work with Tomino on something new one last time, but he's done so much for manga and anime, he earned his curtain call long ago.

Thank you, Yas.
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H. Guderian



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They'll make it if it sells. I bought all the books, so I hope they're listening.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:33 pm Reply with quote
Nyren wrote:

What I really wanted was a 0079 remake, the long overdue SEED movie, and an Iron-Blooded Orphans Calamity War prequel.


I just want IBO to stop, I stopped caring about the show after season 2 was such a disaster. I don't think a prequel would be a good idea.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:05 pm Reply with quote
Nyren wrote:
pajmo9 wrote:
I really hope the whole "this concludes the anime project" thing is them trying to throw fans off of the trail tell they make an official announcement for the 40th anniversary or something. It just feels kind of stupid to only animate the backstory of a manga that you're never going to animate the rest of but I guess we get incomplete adaptions of manga and light novels on a regular basis nowadays anyway.

@Nyren I never saw anywhere that UC2 was going to be a stage play. I just read that it was supposed to be a " overseas drama".
I interpreted that as stage play, but perhaps that was the wrong way to interpret that. Still, "oversea's drama" doesn't really make sense to me.


Yeah, it's pretty vague. Gundam on Ice... Maybe?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:48 pm Reply with quote
pajmo9 wrote:
It just feels kind of stupid to only animate the backstory of a manga that you're never going to animate the rest of but I guess we get incomplete adaptions of manga and light novels on a regular basis nowadays anyway.


They've been making money hand over fist on Origin model kits, so by that measure I guess it's a success. They've been doing a great job bringing in younger / more casual viewers to Gundam lately, too... I collect a lot of SD product, and usually less than 48 hours will pass between Universal Century-related gashapon sets being put up on Hobby Link Japan and them reaching the quota Bandai has allocated them for preorder sales.
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BodaciousSpacePirate wrote:
pajmo9 wrote:
It just feels kind of stupid to only animate the backstory of a manga that you're never going to animate the rest of but I guess we get incomplete adaptions of manga and light novels on a regular basis nowadays anyway.


They've been making money hand over fist on Origin model kits, so by that measure I guess it's a success. They've been doing a great job bringing in younger / more casual viewers to Gundam lately, too... I collect a lot of SD product, and usually less than 48 hours will pass between Universal Century-related gashapon sets being put up on Hobby Link Japan and them reaching the quota Bandai has allocated them for preorder sales.


Merchandise sales coupled with the money they make off of the limited theatrical release and what I assume is pretty strong home video sales (I think it's average is somewhere between 50 or 60 thousand copies a volume) made me think that it might be an exception and they would actually animate it in its entirety. I guess it's just going to be your average adaption at this point.
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Codeanime93 wrote:

I just want IBO to stop, I stopped caring about the show after season 2 was such a disaster. I don't think a prequel would be a good idea.


Calamity war prequel seems like an amazing thing though, An all out war between man and machine seems fun. Besides, there won't be child soldier here like IBO(maybe). It will be like a whole new story.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:47 am Reply with quote
“Overseas drama” was interpreted as Western series, ala Netflix or HBO. Getting a stage play instead would be the mother of all let downs.

They have to do something for the 40th. Maybe this UC2 thing is a red herring.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:11 am Reply with quote
forexjammer wrote:


Calamity war prequel seems like an amazing thing though, An all out war between man and machine seems fun. Besides, there won't be child soldier here like IBO(maybe). It will be like a whole new story.


If the prequel has the same writers as season 2 it'll still be awful. Also it just reminds me how awful and useless that plot point was in season 2, like seriously they bring up the living Mobile Armors briefly and then drop it like it's a hot potato the next. It might as well have been totally scissored from the second season as it has no use.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:17 pm Reply with quote
pajmo9 wrote:
I really hope the whole "this concludes the anime project" thing is them trying to throw fans off of the trail tell they make an official announcement for the 40th anniversary or something. It just feels kind of stupid to only animate the backstory of a manga that you're never going to animate the rest of but I guess we get incomplete adaptions of manga and light novels on a regular basis nowadays anyway.


As much as I like The Origin, I think a complete anime version of it would be pretty redundant. If you've seen either the original tv series or the movie trilogy, there won't be any big surprises and even some of the specific scenes are really similar to the original anime. It even uses the lyrics of one of the insert songs in the same exact part the third movie did.

It certainly isn't as different from the original series as Space Battleship Yamato 2199. More of a refinement than a complete reinterpretation.
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SleepingBear79



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I'm likely wrong but to me this sounds like the words of a tired old man who's just completed nonstop work on movie production quality "episodes", two more than originally allocated, and can't imagine doing any more of this for the foreseeable future. Production on Origin has been going on for what? maybe four or five years? After having spent the last fifteen rewriting/drawing this same story in gorgeous detail.

Yeah I'd be saying the same thing, especially at his age. Then I can't help but notice these other individuals in this industry, some big names, some small, retiring and then coming out of it a few years later.

I think I'm just in denial that's all. First Gundam is my favorite work and Origin has been the best nostalgia trip.
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