Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Tue, 24 Aug 1999 19:32:56 -0700


>I once heard that GM stood for "General Model/Mecha/Machine," take your
>pick. Of course, this is the same source that said "GUNDAM" stood for
>"General Utility Non-Discontinuity Augmented Maneuvering (System)."
>From what I gathered by reading a post off off rec.arts.anime.models
>several months ago, "Gundam" is a name that Tomino or one of the other
>show creators came up with upon a belief that a successful show's title
>should have an "N' or an "M" or some other letter which I can't recall
>right now. Anyone else got any comments regarding what GUNDAM and GM
>stand for?

It's just a name... don't sweat it. As for the GM, a friend who lived in
Japan during the 80s half-jokingly stated that it was a reference to the
fact that they were rolled off the manufacturing plants that once belonged
to General Motors.

Eddie

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