Re: also newbie


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Tue, 15 Dec 1998 12:03:28 -0800


>OK, I will do a quickie self-intro too.
>
>I watched the original Gundam 0079 (Cantonese-subbed) way back on TV in
>Hong Kong. And pretty much nothing else since! I am hoping to ratified
>that ignorance pretty quickly. (Which invite the question: what TV
>series and OVA are available in N. America and are they subbed/dubbed?)

        Go to www.animevillage.com, they are the official distributor of
Gundam anime outside of Japan. Right now they offer the original movie
trilogy, 0080 OVA, and 0083 OVA in subtitled VHS format, with dubbed
versions to come in the near future. Rumor has it that Char's Counterattack
movie will be forthcoming as well. As far as I can tell, they have already
finished production on the F-91 movie and are just waiting to release
Char's Counterattack first.

>I am interested in the factors that distinguish Gundam from all (almost
>all) other animes that I watched as a kid: politics, war and human nature.
>
>I have just re-started model building, so I look forward to some models-
>related discussions. (e.g. How do you keep up to date on recent and
>future Bandai releases?)

        HobbyLink Japan, an internet mail-order hobby business based in
Japan, used to have a website that was very current on new releases. Alas,
that's not the case anymore. You can check Fritz Walker's homepage for a
list of online hobby shops. Get a subscription to Hobby Japan magazine,
that is the best way to keep up to date on recent and future Bandai releases.

                                                                        Eddie

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