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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Monster X » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:40 pm

We got any gundam fans here? There's something Id like to ask.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Inferno Rodan » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:49 am

Monster X wrote:We got any gundam fans here? There's something Id like to ask.

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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Maverick Centigrade » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:53 am

Monster X wrote:We got any gundam fans here? There's something Id like to ask.


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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby G2000 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:13 am

I hear the new Eva dub sucks
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Monster X » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:51 pm

Inferno Rodan wrote:
Monster X wrote:We got any gundam fans here? There's something Id like to ask.

Reporting in.

Maverick Centigrade wrote:
Monster X wrote:We got any gundam fans here? There's something Id like to ask.


Reporting for duty as well.



Hello, so what I wanted to ask was this.

I'm thinking of getting into Gundam. It's a franchise I've avoided, despite my love of Mecha, because it just seems so daunting. It's seems pretty big and complex but I want to give it a shot as I feel I'm really missing out.

So how would you suggest I begin. I was thinking right with the Original Mobile Suit Gundam?
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Maverick Centigrade » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:33 pm

Monster X wrote:
Inferno Rodan wrote:
Monster X wrote:We got any gundam fans here? There's something Id like to ask.

Reporting in.

Maverick Centigrade wrote:
Monster X wrote:We got any gundam fans here? There's something Id like to ask.


Reporting for duty as well.



Hello, so what I wanted to ask was this.

I'm thinking of getting into Gundam. It's a franchise I've avoided, despite my love of Mecha, because it just seems so daunting. It's seems pretty big and complex but I want to give it a shot as I feel I'm really missing out.

So how would you suggest I begin. I was thinking right with the Original Mobile Suit Gundam?


The thing with Gundam is, you don't necessarily have to start with the original series. You can if you wanna go back to the beginning, but otherwise, you can start elsewhere.

See there are several different universes within the Gundam franchise.

The largest and most well known is the Universal Century, which the first series and subsequent sequels are part of.

Mobile Suit Gundam
Zeta Gundam
Double Zeta
Gundam Unicorn
Char's Counter Attack

And many others, are part of the same continuity. Zeta Gundam is a sequel to the first series, and so on.

But there are other spinoff series that have their own continuity. For example:

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing and Endless Waltz are completely separate and unrelated to the Universal Century, but are part of the same continuity, that series takes place in the After Colony Era.

And there's many other spinoffs across the years.

Personally, I recommend starting with Mobile Suit Gundam 00, it's a series close to my heart. It has a bit of a slow start for world building, but the action and story are quite good. In my opinion no Gundam series past or present matches the sheer intensity of Gundam 00. When mobile suits are fighting in that series, it keeps you engaged. Same goes for the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 movie as well, the greatest battles in the series.

Or you could try Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and Seed Destiny. They're not my favorite, but not bad overall, your mileage may vary on that one. I liked it more than I thought I would in the past.

I could go in but I figure I can stop here and let it sink in. Gundam is a huge franchise. But honestly it's a series where you can skip the original and still enjoy it.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Inferno Rodan » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:00 pm

Yeah, Gundam 00 is probably a good one to start with if you don't want to start with the original MSG. G Gundam is fantastic, but be aware that it's very different from the typical Gundam fare. I'm personally very fond of Gundam Wing, and Gundam X is pretty good too. I know Giratina93 had never watched a Gundam series and enjoyed the hell out of Gundam Build Fighters, so there's that too.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Monster X » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:05 pm

Thanks for the advice :)
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Giratina93 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:06 pm

Inferno Rodan wrote:Yeah, Gundam 00 is probably a good one to start with if you don't want to start with the original MSG. G Gundam is fantastic, but be aware that it's very different from the typical Gundam fare. I'm personally very fond of Gundam Wing, and Gundam X is pretty good too. I know Giratina93 had never watched a Gundam series and enjoyed the hell out of Gundam Build Fighters, so there's that too.



Here to verify. Build Fighters was a fun enjoyable story, even if I knew absolutely nothing about Gundam prior to that, so most of the references went straight over my head.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Maverick Centigrade » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:06 pm

Giratina93 wrote:
Inferno Rodan wrote:Yeah, Gundam 00 is probably a good one to start with if you don't want to start with the original MSG. G Gundam is fantastic, but be aware that it's very different from the typical Gundam fare. I'm personally very fond of Gundam Wing, and Gundam X is pretty good too. I know Giratina93 had never watched a Gundam series and enjoyed the hell out of Gundam Build Fighters, so there's that too.



Here to verify. Build Fighters was a fun enjoyable story, even if I knew absolutely nothing about Gundam prior to that, so most of the references went straight over my head.


Ah yes, but if you did have the knowledge to understand those references, hoo boy the show gets better and better.

I skreeonking miss Build Fighters so much.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby G-Matt » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:31 pm

So I was browsing Netflix today, and to my complete surprise I found the original Cardcaptor Sakura in there! :shock:

I am so glad that I finally get a chance to watch it. :D
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Vakanai » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:24 pm

G-Matt wrote:So I was browsing Netflix today, and to my complete surprise I found the original Cardcaptor Sakura in there! :shock:

I am so glad that I finally get a chance to watch it. :D

Yay! Man, saw that show for the first time about 5/6 years ago, and was so surprised how much I loved it. A very enjoyable series!
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Postby Anonziller » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:31 am

Monster X wrote:Thanks for the advice :)

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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Saansilt » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:13 pm

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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Rody » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:42 am

I know there are at least a few other Kyoto Animation fans here....

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-17/fire-breaks-out-in-kyoto-animation-1st-studio-building/.149097

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-07-17/kyoto-police-multiple-deaths-confirmed-in-kyoto-animation-fire/.149101

https://www.apnews.com/b10907eaf37945889d9ee4339df92aaa?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2019/07/17/breaking-arson-attack-at-kyoto-animation-causes-multiple-fatalities-dozens-injured

There was an arson attack on Kyoto Animation's 1st studio building yesterday. Numerous injuries and deaths have been reported (although one independent source reports that director Naoko Yamada is safe).
Sentai Filmworks has started a GoFundMe campaign for support, although some have debated if KyoAni will actually be able to use it:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kyoani-heal

The anime industry had just been dealt an evil, bitter blow. :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby G-Matt » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:37 am

^This news hit me really hard. I've grown to appreciate KyoAni so much over the last few years. They've made such high quality work, they really didn't deserve to go through something like this. :cry:
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby Titanoterror98 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:43 am

Although I've never been a big Kyo Ani fan, I watched A Silent Voice a couple weeks ago and it moved me. Seeing something so awful happen to a renowned studio, to see artists and employees suffer like this, is appaling; not to mention how much of their hard work may have been lost in the blaze. I pray for the victims and the families of those who were sadly lost.
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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby JAGzilla » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:48 am

This really is horrible. You expect this kind of thing to happen to, say, embassies, or police stations, or things like that, but... who the hell sets an animation studio on fire? It's insanity, pure and simple.

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Re: Anime and Manga disscussion

Postby SoggyNoodles2016 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:19 am

Was just coming to post the link.

I'm not an anime fan, but this whole thing is awful, and my heart goes out to the deceased, the injured, and their loved ones.
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