Re: [gundam] (not really but kinda OT) -kai?

Prabal Nandy (nandy@U.Arizona.EDU)
Sat, 3 Apr 1999 07:04:01 -0700 (MST)

> RXF-91kai, VF-19kai, what's it mean? "custom"?

  Generally "Improved", but not necessarilly a customization so much as
what we call in the industry, a "Block Upgrade". (I.e., incrimental
Improvement to an entire production line). Now, we've seen this term
applied to TONS of 'side story' gundam designs where it's been used to
shoehorn 'modernized' or other redrawn mecha into the continuity, and I
don't quite feel that's justified.


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