Re: [gundam] New Gundam Design Revealed!!!

W. Lee (
Sun, 07 Feb 1999 21:04:55 -0500

The character designs (sketches?) on the site kinda reminds me of those in FF
Tactics; which are actually pretty good, but I'm not sure if the style is
appropriate for Gundam...

I have to agree with most people here - that Gundam is UGLY, especially the
head. The head is way to simplified, being basically a dome with slits for the
face:( Whoever designed this monstrosity ought to be hanged:P

It actually took me a while to appreciate Gundam's mecha designs; at first, I
hated them as being too cheesy looking; and it hasn't been all that long since
I finally came to the conclusion that they were indeed awesome. But with this
thing.... If it represents the style of a new generation of Gundam

-Z- wrote:

> At 19:50 2/7/99 -0500, you wrote:
> >It doesn't look like a robot, it looks like a fingerpainting.
> While everyone else, understandably, seems to be reacting to the new
> Gundam, I'm nore concerned about the character designs, since it's always
> been the characters and story that drive Gundam.  That's what really killed
> Gundam X, y'know.
> Rollin Seack is so androgynous, I thought the character was female at
> first.  It's not just the long hair and headset/hairband thingy, either.
> The character has a kind of shojo look that somehow puts me in mind of
> Evangelion's Rei Anayama or even Nausicaa (or any other Miyazaki heroine)
> in one of her more pensive moods.  Moon People?  If Tomino's finally going
> to recognize the fact that folks raised on the Moon (or in near zero-g in
> an asteroid) are going to be different from Earthnoids and Spacenoids from
> the Earth-g colonies, then I'd expect someone taller and thinner.
> Such a person might have less sexual dimorphism and hence a more
> androgynous appearance, owning to vertical elongation and horizontal
> compactness, but such doesn't appear to be the case.
> As to the rest of the cast, I'm reminded of "Heidi" for some reason....
> -Z-


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