Re: [gundam] Gundam Moustache?

Chris Beilby (
Wed, 10 Mar 1999 20:34:04 -0800

Operator 7G - Michael Ip wrote:

> Der UberHanyok wrote:
> > if I, the newbie, may lend my bit of opinion
> sure, newbies always welcome :)
> > - I always figured it was
> > either a shout-out to samurai armor (I think some of the masks resembled the
> > general faces of the gundams or the gundams were stylized after that
> > pattern), or like, a goatee... like all those ancient egyption statues.
> it has been mentioned before, that certainyl the original Gundam head at least
> was modelled after a samurai helmet, the face, I don't know, maybe Japanese war
> paint if they ever used that stuff. I never thought f this, but maybe it is
> modelled after the makeup in tradition Japanese theatre.
> Maybe I am rambling a bit too much, maybe I feel guilty that I am writing sweet
> F all for my thesis, but I let my creativity roll when writing to theis ML. I
> think I will stop here ^^;

Actually, it was modeled after the Mempo, or Japanese War mask that was worn as
part of the Samurai's armor.

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