Raitenshi Veilchen (raitenshi@hotmail.com)
Sun, 30 May 1999 07:19:59 GMT


>From: Richie Ramos <gaijin@i-manila.com.ph>
>Reply-To: gundam@aeug.org
>To: gundam@aeug.org
>Subject: Re: [gundam] Stop discriminating G Gundam!
>Date: Sun, 30 May 1999 06:20:20 +0800
>
> >>So you're actually saying that having super powers for mecha in a show
> >>which was actually meant for realistic mecha combat is good? Gundam is
> >>OBVIOUSLY made back when mecha with super powers dominated Japan's air
> >>waves. It was made to show to the Japanese audience that there is more
>to
> >>mecha than just super power wielding robots. And since Gundam was
>designed
> >>to be a more realistic rendition of mecha combat, I do not agree with
>what
> >>the franchise owners have done with G Gundam. Gundam is supposed to be
>set
> >>aside from "I've got a big gun/sword" stereotype, and it's supposed to
>be
> >>about politics and war...which in turn is politics. G Gundam is about a
> >>group of mecha that have been called Gundam to fight in a tournament to
> >>decide which faction controls the solar system for the next how many
>years?
> >> Also, Gundam is supposed to be a prototype mecha for the production of
> >>mass production MS'...Now Gundam is just an overly powerful robot with
>big
> >>guns.
> >Oh yeah? Tell me, who in G Gundam has a "big gun/sword" to begin
> >with? If you ask me, it's actually a rather intersting variation
> >to the word "Gundam".
>
> Isn't that then quite a reversal in itself? Nowadays, a lot of the Mecha
>stuff is based on what gundam so isn't it in keeping with gundam's
>tradition of breaking tradition to come out nowadays with a throwback to
>the Super Robot theme, which would be the opposite of a lot of the shows
>now? I'd say that G gundam is keeping in tradition with what gundam
>is...and even if it isn't, we have to begrudgingly admit that it is gundam
>because Bandai says so.

Yeah, yeah, that's so right. You have a point there, and a very
good one too ^_^

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