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BodaciousSpacePirate
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:46 pm Reply with quote
I remember an interview where the director stated that he wanted to take Gundam's WWII imagery and swap it out for Vietnam War imagery in VOTOMS. He went on to say that what often gets lost in that comparison is that - much like in Gundam - VOTOMS isn't tapping into the United States' attitudes towards the war, but rather Japan's.
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:22 pm Reply with quote
I don’t know why, I just cannot get through Votoms. I guess it might be because the only character I like is Vanilla.

I’ll give it another shot some day.

Also, you should have titled this “Power Votoms”.
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nightjuan



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:29 pm Reply with quote
It's interesting that Votoms was popular enough to remain in the minds of fans throughout the decades and has continued to get some short sequels as well as various spin-offs, but never another full-length TV series.

I suppose it's the fact everything is so closely tied to Chirico Cuvie. There are some spin-offs without him, but those have had a much lower profile. I think that's what sets Votoms apart from Gundam and Macross as properties.

Sunrise did try to make some entirely new Votoms productions a few years ago, but they seemed more like experiments as opposed to anything else.
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saintelle



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:33 am Reply with quote
Great article with new (for me at least) tidbits of information!

I've always been fascinated with the seemingly endless amount of Scopedog figures (all slightly different from another).

Hopefully we'll see Chirico again in the future as a single dad (post-Phantom Arc). Or a Boogiepop Phantom approach (featuring Chirico sightings) would be cool too.[/spoiler]
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omiya



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:36 am Reply with quote
I didn't realise until recently how far back the original anime was:



suggested a CD era release, rather than the anime series' run of 1983-1984.

The CD single was actually released on 21 August 1998.
Youtube clip of Honoo no Sadame.

Tetsuro Oda performed Honoo no Sadame at Animelo Summer Live 2012 (and was the music composer for the Animelo Summer Live 2012 theme song, Infinity).
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Denys Lalande



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:31 pm Reply with quote
Oddly: I have never watched any of the animes; yet I have many of the model kits from the series.... (No, there is not a Stealth Model named "Snoop Dog".... B) )

Also: Weak joints? Defective hydraulics? Brittle armor? Wow -- someone *actually thought through* what mecha would be like.... >:)
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DerekL1963
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:34 am Reply with quote
"Gully Foyle is my name
And Terra is my nation.
Deep space is my dwelling place,
The stars my destination.
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Man... It's a good day when a nowadays little appreciated SF classic gets called out in an anime review.
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