Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Tue, 6 Jul 1999 19:56:53 -0700


><< You guys have seen the manga versions of the three Star Wars movies, right?
> Why not do an OVA series of the first series? New animation, same story,
> same dialog, same everything, just updated character/mecha designs. It
> would have a better chance at the young market like you suggest and it would
> compete better with current advances in anime. I know this has been brought
> up before but, aside from purist complaints, there'd be no harm in doing it.
> And you could still own the older version, anyway. >>
>
>I've always thought that would be a great idea. Simply spectacular. More than
>spectacular. Extraordinary. Marvelous. Heh heh, anyways, why hasn't this been
>done recently???? Which corporate head has peas for brains that they don't
>see what a great idea that would be? Erm, this is just a ramble, I think...
>bye bye!
>
>Emiko

No self respecting artist would do it because, if you are Tomino, you are
not interested in doing the same old thing. You want to do something new.
If you are not Tomino, you'd rather do your own story, even if it sucks
like Gundam X, than to do an update of someone else's baby.

There's also a fear factor involved - what if you can't pull it off and do
it justice? Look at the Gus Van San remake of Psycho. You won't get any
browny points for trying, but you end up with the wrath of the fans.

The idea of remaking the original series with better animation quality
sounds real good on paper, but artistically it sounds less appealling to
those who are actually involved in the creation/production process.

Eddie

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