Sun, 22 Aug 1999 23:22:02 EDT

In a message dated 8/22/1999 10:55:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> Just look at the name/meaning of Gundam. First off, Tomino wanted to call
> it Gunboy but it sounded too immaturish. So he called it Gundom; dom means
> to protect. However, it wasn't "powerful" enough, so he took "dam" which
> is a barrier which protects rushing water from villages/towns. So the
> Earth is a symbolic version of a village and Gundam is the "dam"/protector.
> Gundam is simply something which protects the truth/humanity/or justified
> rights of life.

Thanks, I knew it was something like that, but, I couldn't find the right
word. I knew a Gundam protects, just didn't know it protects truth/humanity/
or justified rights of life.


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