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by thanatos
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: RIP Osamu Dezaki (1947-2011)
Replies: 0
Views: 428

RIP Osamu Dezaki (1947-2011)

I just learned that Osamu Dezaki passed away recently. We have him to thank for such gems as Space Adventure Cobra (movie and TV series), Ashita no Joe and the Golgo 13 movies. I can just think of him in one of his trademark "postcard memories" slowly fading to black. RIP http://www.animenewsnetwork...
by thanatos
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Gundamn! @ MAHQ
Topic: Neo's News - Listener Submitted Articles
Replies: 802
Views: 66172

Re: Neo's News - Listener Submitted Articles

Bandai is now selling official gundam-themed display cases. They come in both federation and zeon colour schemes.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interes ... play-cases

It seems that the creative staff in Bandai's gunpla division have hit rock bottom.
by thanatos
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Gundamn! @ MAHQ
Topic: Neo's News - Listener Submitted Articles
Replies: 802
Views: 66172

Re: Neo's News - Listener Submitted Articles

That freak Chinese Gundam has been reborn as a freak Chinese Space Marine.

http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2011/01/3 ... m-returns/
by thanatos
Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gundam Expo in the U.S.
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Re: Gundam Expo in the U.S.

Isn't this just asking people: Which city is closer to you?
by thanatos
Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What's Your Current Anime? Mk II
Replies: 582
Views: 29821

Re: What's Your Current Anime? Mk II

I just finished Ergheiz. I guess I just got suckered in due to the OP being subg by Yoshiki Fukuyama. It was pretty mediocre to boring which was a shame since the mecha designs weren't half bad.
by thanatos
Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What books are you reading?
Replies: 467
Views: 35058

Re: What books are you reading?

I got How the States Got Their Shapes for christmas and I'm slowly working through it. It's a great reference book, not something meant to be read cover to cover.
by thanatos
Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Gundamn! @ MAHQ
Topic: Ep. 068 - Christmas Bebop!
Replies: 31
Views: 4268

Re: Ep. 068 - Christmas Bebop!

Another great episode guys. Cowboy Bebop is a pretty low hanging fruit for a review, but that segment sent me on quite the nostalgia trip. I'm going to have to dig up my Bebop dvds in the near future. I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new gunpla podcast. My interest in that has waned over the ...
by thanatos
Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dedicated to all future Gundam fansite pioneers...
Replies: 26
Views: 3690

Re: Dedicated to all future Gundam fansite pioneers...

I never joined any online community until I came to Mecha Talk, but I do remember spending hours at Newtype Asylum, Gundam Project and Crazy Probe's model reviews. I remember reading tons of articles and model reviews, especially in NA's Fantoysia section. Their demise only makes me appreciate Mecha...
by thanatos
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What's Your Current Anime? Mk II
Replies: 582
Views: 29821

Re: What's Your Current Anime? Mk II

Finally sat down at watched Macross Frontier. Only three years late!
by thanatos
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japan isn't the only one with a Gundam statue.
Replies: 31
Views: 2508

Re: Japan isn't the only one with a Gundam statue.

The difference between China and Japan can pretty much be summarized by comparing those two pictures.
by thanatos
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Star Driver
Replies: 52
Views: 3522

Re: Star Driver

Star Driver really is a sign of the times. As long as mecha anime in Japan keeps having a greater female fanbase, shows like this will persist.

It may not be my idea of a solid mecha show, but it's better than no mecha at all.
by thanatos
Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real Steel
Replies: 24
Views: 2199

Re: Real Steel

It looks like they've just scaled down the Bay's Transformers. There's no indication of plot in the trailer, but I'm hoping for the heart-warming story of a down-and-out robot who, through hard work and determination, rises to victory. I wonder if the training montage will just be him sitting in a r...
by thanatos
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Gundamn! @ MAHQ
Topic: Neo's News - Listener Submitted Articles
Replies: 802
Views: 66172

Re: Neo's News - Listener Submitted Articles

Bandai Entertainment licenses Turn A Gundam.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... n-a-gundam

'bout damn time.
by thanatos
Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Gundamn! @ MAHQ
Topic: Neo's News - Listener Submitted Articles
Replies: 802
Views: 66172

Re: Neo's News - Listener Submitted Articles

There's an interesting nugget in ANN's interview with Gainax's Hiroyuki Yamaga ANN: You mentioned at the Gainax history panel that you went to Bandai and offered to do a Gundam OVA, which they turned down, before they gave you money for Honneamise. What would that OVA have been about? Yamaga: They b...
by thanatos
Thu May 13, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gunpla Senshi Gunpla Builders Beginning G
Replies: 247
Views: 18424

Re: Gunpla Senshi Gunpla Builders Beginning G

In a way, this will be the most honest Gundam show ever made.

The only comparable show to this (a sort of "meta" show about the fans of a previously existing show) would be Sentou Yousei Tasukete Mave-chan. Of course, that's a pretty low bar to have to jump over.
by thanatos
Mon May 03, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What's Your Current Anime? Mk II
Replies: 582
Views: 29821

Re: What's Your Current Anime? Mk II

I just finished the snooze-fest that was Gin-iro no Olynssis. I guess I'm a sucker for a catchy OP.

Now I've started on the Dirty Pair TV series. I can see why this is so well loved.
by thanatos
Sun May 02, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Gundamn! @ MAHQ
Topic: Ep. 052 - Orguns & Origins
Replies: 28
Views: 3516

Re: Ep. 052 - Orguns & Origins

Good episode guys You compare Robotech to Dragonball Z as being something that helped bring in a lot of today's fan. But let me raise my hand and say that when DBZ was airing here I hated it intensely. Now keep in mind that I was twelve at the time, the perfect age for that show. I thought it was ju...
by thanatos
Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: I'm Interested in Some of the Old Ultra-Violent Anime
Replies: 26
Views: 2435

Re: I'm Interested in Some of the Old Ultra-Violent Anime

Mad Bull 34 and Angel Cop will both satisfy in terms of violence.

I also want to second Violence Jack and Devilman. That Go Nagai was one crazy cat.
by thanatos
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Gundamn! @ MAHQ
Topic: Ep. 048 - Gundamn Boy Modeling School
Replies: 31
Views: 3774

Re: Ep. 048 - Gundamn Boy Modeling School

Loved this episode. It reconnected me with that great feeling of satisfaction you get after finishing a tough model. Although, I never really invested the time and money into getting a real setup and developing my skills. Hopefully when I get a place of my own, I'll be able to devote a corner to gun...