Old June 9th, 2008, 05:38 PM #81
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Dragonball Z is basically the father of all the popular action anime it introduced so many thing that it does deserve recognition since it introduced a lot of elements that anime's use to this day...

The Anime was annoying at times (which is why I prefer to read the manga). But all in all it was a pretty decent anime especially if you count it with the original Dragonball and remember that it was one of the first to have a story like it had.

I love the whole Dragonball saga (excluding GT) but it story does lack a lot of imagination by today's standards...
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Old June 9th, 2008, 06:03 PM #82
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Thought I'd post pics I've taken with Gundam actors:

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Lucky bastard So does anyone else have any model kits? I suck at putting them together, well suck at keeping all the pieces together. I have 1/100 scale strike freedom, and 1/144 gundam exia.
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Old June 9th, 2008, 06:12 PM #83
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I have 7 model kits myself.
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But they're all SD.
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Old June 9th, 2008, 06:13 PM #84
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Well, did go to con in area where the dub was recorded. Duo was there too, but missed him there due to photoshoot.
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Old June 9th, 2008, 07:25 PM #85
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I've got quite a few models(Though most of them are broken now thanks to my Book case that displayed them collapsing)...but atleast my Master Grade Freedom Gundam is still intact.

And I should be getting the Master Grade Force Impulse Gundam any day now
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Old June 9th, 2008, 07:30 PM #86
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Old June 9th, 2008, 07:32 PM #87
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I have a MG Shining Gundam that still standing at my mom's house.

I want to get back into Gunpla. I never did find that MG RX-78 that I was looking for.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 02:16 AM #88
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They're bringing out another edition pretty soon...and in the fall another yet unnamed Seed Destiny one will be released.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 04:26 PM #89
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To get back on track...

(some minor romance spoilers of Mobile Suit Gundam and Turn A gundam)

I really don't know if I should like or dislike the way Tomino handles relationships...I mean Frau was all over Amuro and Amuro barely payed attention to her. This is adressed in the series so I guess it's intentional. I always liked this aspect because I didn't like Frau and because it's a contrast to a played out anime stereotype that people always seem to fall in love with their childhood friends. It was handeled great until at the end the smurf pilot of the Guntank or Guncannon(can't remember which one he piloted) asked her to marry her and she accepts. Now this is a 16-18 year old girl were talking about and I get that they're scared they won't survive but it just seems she accepted his proposal way too easy.

This has been something Tomino has done a lot by the way. Have people propose marriage without really building up a relationship on screen and usually with underage people proposing to other underage people or older men proposing to underage woman. It's a little weird I thought it was something Japanese but I remember someone telling me once that the concept of romance wasn't a common thing in Japan atleast not until the 90s The same happened in Turn A which wasn't too bad since he we did see people build their relationship build after they propose.

Another big issue I have was the way Tomino handeled Sochie. I mean he might not have killed her like he surely would have in his "destroy the universe because I'm crazy" days but damn...Everyone has a happy ending even that traitor Guin escapes and lives with crazy joker chick. But one of my favorite characters get the shaft (or doesn't ) by getting a romantic kiss and then left alone by her sister (who becomes queen of the moon and has basically been turned into the new Diana Soreil making it unlikely she'd ever return) and her long time crush who goes of to take care of the real Diana Soreil (who probably doesn't have a lot of years left thanks to her body being in the hibernation cycle for 300 years and they get married too). I almost started crying when I saw her in tears and really felt her pain when she was yelling and tossing his toy in the river. Powerfull stuff but I can't help but feel sorry for her.

I won't even get started on Judau and I'm glad Uso stayed with his friends(well you know what happens if you watched V Gundam). I hated Fa even more than I hated Frau(Who I started to like in her Z Gundam incarnation) War in the Pocket and 08 MS team probably have the best UC love stories but coincedentilly those weren't written by Tomino.

Overall Gundam has some pretty weird love stories even in Gundam Wing's Relena and Heero which I still don't get what it was about except for the whole your so different. The Seed and Seed Destiny had Cagalli's weak performance in Destiny, Kira nearly never being romantic with Lacus(Except sexy hugs), Lunamaria and Shinn and i'm probably forgetting a few.

The only real great relationships we have are in Gundam X and ofcourse the (IMO) horrid Labu Labu attacking couple from G Gundam(The attack was horrid not the couple).
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If its one thing Ive learned in gundam is that you never say you love someone becuase you or them will be dead in the next fight.
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If its one thing Ive learned in gundam is that you never say you love someone becuase you or them will be dead in the next fight.
There's at least one exception.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 06:56 PM #92
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There's at least one exception.
You just love tormenting me don't you

It is a " kill em all" Tomino rule never to say I love you or have an episode focus on you since that means true death
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Old June 11th, 2008, 04:36 PM #94
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You just love tormenting me don't you

It is a " kill em all" Tomino rule never to say I love you or have an episode focus on you since that means true death
Kinda skimmed over your post so didn't see your mention.
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/random: if Quess Paraya had survived, would she somehow have not ended up as a superbitch?
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Wow, i hope next time Bandai release an old series to dvd that they clean up the picture quality. I was watching volume 9 of zeta, and it got so grainy, and literally see dirt spots appear on the screen that it got annoying. I hope the last volume won't have this problem.
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/random: if Quess Paraya had survived, would she somehow have not ended up as a superbitch?
She already was a Super bitch...not as much as Hathaway who is basically a teamkilled Amuro's girlfriend...this is why n00bs shouldn't pilot Mobile suits
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Even though Gundam Wing was really far-fetched in a lot of areas, it still has my favorite theme song out of all of them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55euN...eature=related
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Gotta agree with that while it's not the best Gundam song (IMO) it's still one of my favorites.
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Wow, i hope next time Bandai release an old series to dvd that they clean up the picture quality. I was watching volume 9 of zeta, and it got so grainy, and literally see dirt spots appear on the screen that it got annoying. I hope the last volume won't have this problem.
Anime Legends has released a number of full Gundam series on DVD in two-volume sets. Zeta is one of them, and the picture quality is good.
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