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« on: March 20, 2014, 11:59:14 AM »

Just going to make a general Gundam thread here to post about some of the new things announced for the 35th anniversary, plus it can be used to talk about stuff like Build Fighters I guess. It's good to have a general thread for these things.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Preview

First off, the Origin anime has been implied to be done Yamato 2199 style by the the theatrical airings being referred to as "event screenings"; in other words it's a movie being released afterward as an OVA. The 1st one is called Origin I: Blue-Eyed Casval which covers Casval Rem Deikun and Artesia Som Deikun (Char and Sayla, before Char became known as the Red Comet) before the One-Year War in UC.0068 (with CG mobile suits) and will come out in theatres in spring 2015.

Obviously since it's called 'I' there will be more to follow but considering this was announced way back in 2011, it's still kind of disappointing to be honest but oh well.


Next we have Tomino's much speculated about project G-Reco which has finally been confirmed to be a Gundam anime taking place in the calendar system immediately after the Universal Century, the "Reguild Century"

All that's been revealed so far is that it is about the adventures of Berli Zenum (ベルリ・ゼナム), a member of the organisation Capital Guard (キャピタルガード) that protects the orbital elevator.

Character design: Kenichi Yoshida
Mecha designer: Akira Yasuda, Ippei Gyōbu, and Kimitoshi Yamane.
Music: Yuugo Kanno

It will be aired this Autumn though no specifications have been given on if it's a movie or TV series or whatever. Though a minor detail: In reference to Reconquista an article says that this is Tomino's first "chou-hen" ("long") Gundam in eight years since the Zeta movies, which means it's not shorts or whatever like the Evolves.

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Re: Gundam
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 01:17:00 PM »
This will make universal century fans line me happy. Looking forward to G-Reco the most though; I mean having a classic Gundam remake is nice and all but it's not really treading new ground.

Best part of G-Reco? New gunpla!

Edit: Can't quite place it but there is something very Turn-A about how this looks; the mobile suits have that quirky style to them; very futuristic compared to the mobile suits of the universal century.

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 01:32:09 PM »
G-Reco has that Turn A feel, as well as some Eureka 7. Should prove interesting.

As for Origin... Yea, a bit disappointing... But it may be worthwhile in the end? *shrugs*

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 11:41:43 PM »
Jeez it's like the Zeong and the Nightingale had a child...Can't wait to see how this ends though I have a bad feeling Maridia isn't going to make it through this OVA considering how things tend to go for cyber new types. On the other hand I really really want to see that punk Riddhe get his ass kicked; so few Gundam characters inspire such hate in me.  8D

One thing kinda bothers me; Banagher is he a normal new type or a cyber new type, what ever experiments from the flash back in episode 1 were done on him seem to point to being a cyber new type and Full Frontal's dialogue that only an enhanced human can control the NT-D seem to hint at that too. Normal new types have never been referred to as "enhanced humans" they simply have unique mental abilities. Wonder if this will amount to anything or was just a flub in the story they never noticed.

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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014, 12:57:16 AM »
G-Reco does indeed look interesting although it doesn't really... feel UC to me, much like Turn A (which is an interesting case on it's own, of course).

Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad thing necessarily, but the initial impression I get is that I might just end up treating it like an AC (again like Turn A in that regard for me personally).

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2014, 01:01:11 AM »
All hail Neo Zeong!

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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2014, 01:26:45 AM »
G-Reco does indeed look interesting although it doesn't really... feel UC to me, much like Turn A (which is an interesting case on it's own, of course).

Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad thing necessarily, but the initial impression I get is that I might just end up treating it like an AC (again like Turn A in that regard for me personally).

Turn-A is my favorite gundam series so anything in that style is welcomed.  :)

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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2014, 01:33:07 AM »
All very nice!

I still have to build my MG Build Strike.

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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2014, 01:37:37 AM »
All very nice!

I still have to build my MG Build Strike.
Go grab the MG Universal Booster while you are at it. :P

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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2014, 02:06:15 AM »
Oh I plan on it.

BTW, anyone want the Gundam Build Fighters OST?

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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2014, 02:35:33 AM »
I'd certainly appreciate it!

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Re: Gundam
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2014, 03:00:41 AM »
"Mobile Suit Gundam UC" episode 7 Trailer #1


Jesus Christ, I completely forgot this series existed. They take so [tornado fang]ing long to release the episodes, I forgot what even happened in the last episode I watched.

Oh I plan on it.

BTW, anyone want the Gundam Build Fighters OST?

I haven't watched that series yet, but what the heck. Hook me up!

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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2014, 03:02:54 AM »
Jesus Christ, I completely forgot this series existed. They take so [tornado fang]ing long to release the episodes, I forgot what even happened in the last episode I watched.

I haven't watched that series yet, but what the heck. Hook me up!

I've only seen the first 1. I'm currently buying 1-6 on Blu Ray and then when the 7th comes out, I'll just Unicorn binge.

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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2014, 03:25:53 AM »
I'm just holding off on watching Unicorn until it's all out. Considering watching the series set before it again as a refresher (or maybe at least the movies).

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Re: Gundam
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2014, 05:17:43 AM »
I need more Build Fighters... I stopped at 8, because I lost my connection...
I guess all I can really say is it isn't exactly what I'd expect out of a $4.4M game

It doesn't even have mouth animations

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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2014, 11:13:15 PM »
I finally started watching Gundam Build Fighters, and it's absolutely hilarious.

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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2014, 11:15:14 PM »
In a good way?

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« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2014, 06:14:00 AM »
I finally started watching Gundam Build Fighters, and it's absolutely hilarious.

Sexcellent, young one! Keep us informed!  8)

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Re: Gundam
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2014, 07:53:52 AM »
....I don't think I've ever seen shinier glasses than China's in episode 4.  Must be because they're so big.

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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2014, 01:36:45 AM »
Man, no wonder Sei's Build Strike is so powerful. The MG kit of it has like 20+ runners.

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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2014, 01:44:34 AM »
Don't forget you still have to add the Universal Booster... Which I estimated another 5.

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« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2014, 01:59:45 AM »
Yeah, I'll get that once it comes out!  8D

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