Robert Ludvig (
Fri, 11 Feb 2000 11:35:11 PST

The website now has a flash intro, and it plays "Just Communication" in the
background!!!! Is this a hint that the opening wont be changed asides from
the japanese lyrics? Ive been hoping for an instrumental "Just
Communication" intro........

>From: Mark Simmons <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: [gundam] Books Question.
>Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 11:05:03 -0800
>Sunwook Kim wonders,
> > 1) Does anyone have the third book of Dengeki Entertainment Bible
> > titled 'Kidoubutoden G-Gundam Big Picture Book'?
> Nope, and man am I kicking myself now. :-)
> > What I want to know exactly is, what did the Shindosha writers say about
> > all that funky technology and society of Future Century universe
> > in G-Gundam, in its OFFICIAL REPORT and MS DEVELOPMENT HISTORY sections?
> > Just some kind of weird speculations and cooked-up stuffs by themselves,
> > (like Rapport Deluxe series did) or more decent and reliable explanation
> > probably distributed by series creators? (like V-Gundam Dengeki EB did
> Actually, I suspect that Shindosha made up the material in the other EB
>books themselves as well - they wrote all the Gundam Entertainment Bibles
>except the two character books and the infamous EB 39 (which were penned by
>Studio Hard), as well as the first few Data Collection books. Their track
>record is so excellent that I have to suspect that it's their own
>and intelligence that's responsible.
> You can probably get a sense of the Shindosha take on G Gundam from the
>essays in the MS SAGA comic anthology... I _think_ Shindosha wrote these as
> > 2) Does anyone buy the 'Victory Gundam Data Collection' published by
> > Works? I wonder how it is different from its 2-part Dengeki EB
> > Did they add any new material (like Gundam F91 Data Collection did), or
> > just repeat the old stuffs again and again? Please tell me if you can.
> Nope, it's pretty much a rehash of the EB editions - whole chunks of
>are repeated verbatim, but the overall content is less than that of the
>two-volume original. Since Shindosha's stopped working on the Data
>Collection books, we're not really getting any original content from the
> > 3) Do you collect Model Graphix? If you do, could you tell me which
> > featured the articles like [1] 'Around the Zeta Plus
> > [2] 'Gundam Sentinel 0079' and [3] the history of Sentinel's Core
> > variation (whose title I don't know exactly)?
> I have a few back issues at home - I'll look these up for you later. The
>two-part Sentinel 0079 series is a real prize - not only do you get
>versions of the GM, Zaku II, and Ball (which were re-used almost without
>modification in 0083 and 08th MS Team), but also the Katoki versions of the
>Big Zam, Gundam, Gattle, Public, et cetera. If you were to own only two
>issues of Model Graphix, it should be these two!
> > 4) Why no ZZ-related reprints or memorial publication?
> Well, they did do a ZZ Data Collection book. That's pretty much it,
>though. But I can't blame people if they want to sweep that series under
>rug. ;-)
>-- Mark
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