Fri, 5 Nov 1999 18:16:22 EST
Im only 15, and a while ago I got hooked on Gundam as well. Im currently on a
mission, as it were, to get more subbed tapes to watch, and models to make as
well. Luckily I live in NY so its a little easier to obtain materials. I'll
make some intelligent comments later on...you know, after I know more about
gundams and stuff =)
<< We are open to ideas and I'm especially interested in personal stories of
you got started in Gundam. >>
I'm probably the youngest on the list, and I barely contribute to the
whole ML. At 13, and living in Michigan, you'd think I wouldn't even know
what Gundam is. But, if you want teens to get in to Gundam, ask a teen their
opinion! Here's the story:
Back in 1997, my family and I travelled to California for summer vacation,
and stayed at a relatives house. One day, I was so bored in their house,
I decided to look around my cousin's room, to find entertainment of any
Once I walked in, I was amazed by dozens of posters and wallscrolls of
cool-looking "robots". It said "Mobile Suit Gundam" on the coolest poster.
"What's Mobile Suit Gundam?" I asked myself. As I continued to search, on
desk stood an awesome "toy". Not knowing what it was, i played around with
it, when the loose arm fell off! I quickly put it back together, and found a
box labelled "XXXG-01S Shenlong Gundam". And thought, "I gotta find out what
this "Gundam" thing is. So I searched the web looking up as much as I could.
I was amazed at all the detail, and complex story. So, the next day, at a
Japanese grocery store, I looked for Gundam models. There, I bought my first
kit ever, Gundam X, and Wing Zero! Sure, these kit's are low in quality, and
suck, but I was so impressed, i was hooked!
I started ordering more models, a few LD's, fansubs, and now the domestic
release accomplished by Animevillage, and am now obsessed. That's my story.
got into Gundam because of the mecha. It looked flashy, hi-tech, and just
With Gundam coming to Toonami, I feel that it will be sucessful, since most
teens are starting to get into Anime. I know that my middle school,
Dragonball Z and Sailor Moon are watched by most everyone, but I think that
Anime should frist get passed the "for kid's only" and the "cartoon" genre
that alot of American teens think it is, before a BIG sucess is had.
Well, that's about it for me, but I can answer any more questions you might
have for me Ben. >>
Every night will have a day.
Even forever has to come to an end.
- Kato, Chrono Trigger
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