Re: Some questions about Zeta Gundam and Macross


dyar@halcyon.com
Fri, 04 Dec 1998 19:36:38 -0800


At 14:41 12/4/98 -0800, you wrote:
>I don't think the "fantasy" mecha genre has gained the popularity of
>the "realistic" mecha genre, because the idea of mecha to the mass
>public is pretty much the Gundam-esque type of mecha. Eva broadened
>things a bit, but for the most part mecha, as thought of in the basic
>sense, stays in these guidelines:
>
>A) Huge size
>
>B) Male-type body configuration

I think "suit of armor configuration" would be closer. And that's only
true for the "hero" mecha. "Villain" mecha are more often insectile or
arthropodian.

And let's not forget the fembots! Go Nagai's turret and missile breasted
mecha, ARIEL, and, of course, the pinnacle of fembot evolution: Nobel Gundam!

-Z-



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