Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Thu, 26 Aug 1999 12:31:13 -0700


>>Hmm, I don't really see any connection between the Wing yaoi with a legit
>>resin kit of the Nobel Gundam. Even though it looks feminine, at least
>>it's fully clothed and not engaging in bizarre sexual acts...
>>Eddie
>
>It's the sexual appeal of an obviously female mecha. that appeal is
>hentai. it may not be as bizarre as urutsukidoji, but buying a kit cuz
>it's nice and female AND MS...i don't mind, but by broad social
>definitions, it's weird...now, if only I can get my hands on one of those
>kits....

I am not arguing, I just don't see how a fully-clothed "female" mecha
would have much hentai appeal. As far as I understand the term, hentai
refers to sexual interests of the prurient kind. The Nobel Gundam does
not even expose its breasts like the Aphrodisia(sp?) from Mazinger Z,
I think the Nobel is more like the VR Viper II from Virutal On if you
want to classify it.

Going by your reasoning, wouldn't anyone who builds female character GKs
(Evangelion, etc.) be considered hentai as well?

>as for wing...well, some of the sales of the 1/100 EW kits here in the
>philippines were due to girls...why? they'd buy the kit for their bros,
>then get the figurine inside for themselves. interesting behavior.

"Would someone please explain
 the reason for the strange behavior
 In exploitation's name..."

Eddie

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