Kain (kaindadragoon@yahoo.com)
Mon, 17 Jan 2000 22:31:58 -0800 (PST)

fist off, i'm only 17, but I watched gundam since i
was 7. back at that time, i couldnt understand what
the plot was about, i just watch the gundams kickass.
I was realy hooked since then.

and yes, I consider myself more of a UC fan than the
alternate universe ones, I always like UC's tragedy
story and the more war-alike battles.

however, recently i just finish watching Gundam Wing,
I must admit that Gundam Wing is not bad at all, it's
a lot different than normal UC gundam in terms of
battling, reasons for the battle, power, etc etc, but
it's still good nevertheless.

I guess the reason that recent generations prefer GW
more is because of the flashy graphics, GW has like 10
times better appearence than the old ones, also, GW is
always with action in almost episodes, unlike UC ones,
someties some episode just drag on and on. Also,
pilots in GW seems to be "cool" to recent generations,
where as Amuro, Jedo, Camile are very dull and boring.

It's the way anime fan wants nowadays, not many people
will like old UC, but that's not a problem to me, nor
should to anyone. Afterall we like gundam for
ourselves, not for others.

--- Federico Makabenta <yenm@iconn.com.ph> wrote:
> (First part doesn't fit into Gundam - but I'll be
> making the connection
> soon)
> Heya,
> Is it just me or am I getting too old?
> Recently, there was a showing of the first two
> episodes of Gasaraki here in
> the Philippines. I had already seen it from a friend
> who recorded the first
> thirteen episodes for me. Amazing series from
> Sunrise and Takahashi...
> What stunned me was that people were calling it "too
> political" or "too
> unclear" even though the beginning parts practically
> blew me away...
> I do agree that it is political - but for an
> audience used to obtuse angled
> storylines like Eva - "too unclear" was a bit
> pre-judgmental...
> I responded to this recently at a Mailing List for
> Local fans populated by
> teens and college folk - I was a bit surprised at
> the reactions there. They
> didn't like the military angle or the way it
> developed early on. They
> weren't impressed by the mecha action, even though
> it was some of the best
> I'd seen in years.
> Has there been a significant change in the attitudes
> of mecha fandom
> recently that I'm not aware of?
> I'm 25 and had been weaned on much of the anime's
> lore. As a kid I watched
> giant robot shows and Yamato. As a teen, I was
> fascinated by Macross and its
> Robotech offshoots. In college, I became a true
> Gundam fan - though not as
> much as many people on this list apparently - since
> it has always been about
> the fascination of the Gundams for me and not the
> actual sci-fi behind it.
> Anyway, has something happened to the mecha fan? Are
> we a dying breed? Has
> the genre reinvented itself so much that we - the
> Old Guys - are becoming as
> obsolete as the Giant Robot lovers?
> I just don't dig series like G Gundam or Gundam Wing
> anymore. EVA was
> fascinating for me at the start, but my taste for it
> quickly soured while
> the old series like 0079:OYW still has a place in my
> fondest memories of
> being a mecha fan.
> Even in the choices of Top Ten mecha lists among our
> local fans differ. My
> generation looks up to Char's Counterattack mecha as
> the best. We usually
> include UC Gundam, Macross, Dougram and other 80s
> series as our top tens.
> The next generation place Rayearth, GWing, FSS in
> their top ten - usually
> the ones with extremely elaborate designs. Among
> these series - I can
> probably only appreciate mecha like the H-arms
> custom, Tallgeese and
> Serpent.
> Is it just me? Or do the rest of you feel the same
> way?
> *sniff*
> Fed
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