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by LightningCount
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross

And this does present an interesting question. Why did Harmony Gold choose to adapt Southern Cross when there were so many other mecha anime out there at the time. Even Orguss, which was better received and came out before Southern Cross, was passed up. I think the amount of transforming vehicular ...
by LightningCount
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross

I've never seen all of the original version of Southern Cross, but something I liked about this series structurally, regardless of whether it was a part of Robotech or not, was the squad dynamics and the use of different divisions working together (or in rivalry) with one another. It has shades of 0...
by LightningCount
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gundam Wing GOL/FT/MG new stuff THREAD
Replies: 483
Views: 40142

Re: Gundam Wing GOL/FT/MG new stuff THREAD

I got the Glory of the Losers official English volume 1 release recently. (While there are some interesting new tidbits, a lot of the flashback stuff so far was covered better in the Episode Zero manga, and the pacing is really too rushed to be a full retelling. I excepted more.) I haven't followed ...
by LightningCount
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 539
Views: 34831

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

One last thing about the jumps in Origin IV. I thought it was strange how Char went from a scapegoat-exile to suddenly being allowed to return to space with Lalah without any sort of trouble. (Seemingly on his own authority, too.) I would have thought he couldn't return to space until he was summone...
by LightningCount
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 539
Views: 34831

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

...Overall, I don't think painting his suit is too terrible a concession, though his uniform is another matter entirely. The explanation that suits me best is that he's been slated to act as a moral booster and MS division poster-boy. Then again, I know there's some blonde woman in Zeon who acts as...
by LightningCount
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Wing HD - Opening Changed? Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Gundam Wing HD - Opening Changed? Why?

Actually, that's how Wing's openings always were. For most of the run, both sequences used footage taken from the show and only switched to the higher quality animation before the theme song changeover (for JC) or before the end of the show (for RE). Oh, I see. So then the original Bandai Entertain...
by LightningCount
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Wing HD - Opening Changed? Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Gundam Wing HD - Opening Changed? Why?

Hey, Gundam.info is showing a few episodes of the remastered Gundam Wing release (albeit I've read that it wasn't optimized right for Youtube, according to people in the comments). Regardless, I took a look at it, and I was surprised to see that the intro has cut out a few seconds of animation--the ...
by LightningCount
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 539
Views: 34831

Re: The Official Gundam The Origin Anime Thread Mk I

It's been a while...but I've now seen PART IV and have watched the 11-minute preview of PART V. This show has shifted beyond the scope of just being a Char origin story. (Not surprising given its source material, but I somehow thought the transition might be more graceful.) PART IV reminded me a lit...
by LightningCount
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: After War Gundam X Updates...and Maybe Answers
Replies: 4
Views: 492

After War Gundam X Updates...and Maybe Answers

As Sunrise's Hideyuki Tomioka kind of let slip during the Nozomi/RightStuf panel at Otakon, Gundam X is finally coming to Blu-ray, and it will be remastered with tons of extras. Release date is March 23, 2018 in Japan. As such, the creators are talking, both on these discs and on Twitter. Character ...
by LightningCount
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub
Replies: 20
Views: 1035

Re: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub

Errr... No, I meant the current English Dubs being posted on the GundamInfo YouTube Channel. They suck...a lot!?! Yeah, and I was just saying that it'd be one of the three studios I noted, not the people doing the Gundam Build Fighters/Try stuff. If I'm not mistaken, those were dubs done overseas f...
by LightningCount
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub
Replies: 20
Views: 1035

Re: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub

I just hope they don't use the same people that are currently doing the Build Fighters/Try English Dub. Gah. I assume you're talking about potential future Gundam Kickstarter dub projects versus the solely Sunrise-commissioned SEED/Destiny Remastered, and in that case, there are probably only three...
by LightningCount
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub
Replies: 20
Views: 1035

Re: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub

Good to see you again Lightning , in fact it looks like a lot of us old folks are coming out of the woodwork. (Aw! You guys!). Also I just noticed your previous thread mentioning this topic in passing. Probably should have just replied to yours. Too late now. :oops: Regarding Escaflowne, I was unde...
by LightningCount
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub
Replies: 20
Views: 1035

Re: Gundam Seed/Destiny Remaster Gets (re)Dub

Kind of wish they dubbed some of the rightstuff releases...I also wonder if this means some of the older Gundam dubs could get a new one? Personally I would love a Zeta redub since those voices always fell flat for me...but G-Gundam and Wing are pretty iconic. On the other hand, I would have said t...
by LightningCount
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Identify this Show Thread
Replies: 132
Views: 18352

Re: Please name this anime!?!?!

Interesting...Since you only saw some episodes, it could be that your description is skewed, so I'm going to go out on a limb and see if I can guess it with a few things that sound in the ballpark. I'm mainly going off of the parallel worlds and buried past ideas here, so... If it was indeed SyFy/Sc...
by LightningCount
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Otakon ’17 Updates...
Replies: 0
Views: 391

Gundam Otakon ’17 Updates...

Just an Internet round-up here. Most of this is from the Nozomi panel (https://www.facebook.com/rightstuf/videos/10155354835057745/?hc_ref=ARTL8KGBF5zeqCA0y-8urZ0Gu1_JjJzSKzI_FNqjHJdnRS9nwX8EZgeXrWv1hXQXiYk) * Gundam The Origin - Preliminary discussions and design work have begun for continuing past...
by LightningCount
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: Macross II Soundtrack Question
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Macross II Soundtrack Question

Track 24 on OST II, "Last Defense Game". - Your friendly neighborhood Macross II nut. THANKS Seto! Now I know which CD to track down. Given the relative inactivity of this side of the forum and the shall we say "iffy" reputation Macross II has gotten over the years, I was concerned no one would be ...
by LightningCount
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: Macross II Soundtrack Question
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Macross II Soundtrack Question

Hey, I was wondering if anyone knows which soundtrack (OST 1 or OST 2) of Macross II has the song that plays in OVA Part 5 when Nexx is going all out in Metal Siren to try to stop the Marduk from advancing. It starts at about 13:18 in the episode. It has punchy brass and piano with an eventual backi...
by LightningCount
Mon May 01, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Chaos Theater
Topic: Ep. 117: Metroid
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Ep. 117: Metroid

The Metroid topic was really up my alley. Really cool to hear you guys go through it. I'm only up to the part where you talk about Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, but I want to just share and comment on what's been said so far, and I'll come back later for the rest... I've played every game extensively...
by LightningCount
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam Wing Bluray/DVD Announced, Fans can submit creator questions!
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Gundam Wing Bluray/DVD Announced, Fans can submit creator questions!

RightStuf has announced Gundam Wing will be released on Bluray/DVD this year outside of Japan and are hosting a structured survey for fan questions to various staff/cast members from Wing until March 16th. Announcement: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-03-02/right-stuf-to-release-gundam-win...
by LightningCount
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Fafner THE BEYOND announced
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Fafner THE BEYOND announced

I am just now watching Exodus. I hope it turns out better than you guys say it will. And even if it doesn't, I still welcome the news. I liked the other entries in this franchise. Also, I think it is a shame that every season there are fewer and fewer mecha anime being produced. I think the up comi...