Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Sun, 28 May 2000 09:55:09 -0400


Oops, I did'nt mean to dis Macross Plus and 7. I think my comment came out
wrong. Sorry :)
----- Original Message -----
From: garrick lee <goner4sure@yahoo.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2000 9:06 AM
Subject: Re: [gundam] One of the reasons remaking Gundam for the US audience
might turn out bad.

>
> > From: Chris Maier
> > To: gundam@aeug.org
> > Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2000 3:29 PM
> > Subject: [gundam] One of the reasons remaking Gundam
> > for the US
> > audience might turn out bad.
> >
> >
> > We only need to look at the following examples of
> > how we handle
> > established anime properties:
> > "The New Adventures Of Speed Racer" Anybody even
> > remember that SR had
> > an American-made sequel?
>
> i know this is heresy -- but i severely dislike speed
> racer. always have, always will. it's a classic, but
> not my cup of tea.
>
> > "Robotech II:The Sentinels" Makes you REALLY want to
> > watch Macross
> > Plus and 7.
>
> whoah! i object violently to this flippant comment.
> :)
>
> i personally like the sentinels (then again, i'm a
> robotech junkie), but i can understand why people
> would hate it.
>
> however, to imply that macross plus and macross 7 are
> of such lousy caliber that it'd take what one
> considers a lousier alternative in order to watch is
> way off the mark. macross plus appeals all on its
> own and rightfully so, imo. i've not yet finished
> macross 7, but i've no doubt i can adjust my
> preconceived notions in order to appreciate macross 7.
>
>
> > Saban's version of "Sailor Moon" This remake is too
> > evil to describe.
>
> no comment on sailor moon. :)
>
>
> > "Voltron 3D"...ugghhhhh
>
> true, true. but the original voltron (go-lion and
> vehicle team) wasn't so terrific to begin with. :P
>
>
> > "Dragonball Adventures" A new American animated
> > series coming soon
> > based on Akira Toriyama's big manga/anime franchise,
> > which arguably
> > has the worst dub in anime history....
>
> never liked dragonball z anyway. :P
>
>
> > "Fist Of The North Star" Live-action movie
> > "Street Fighter" Live-action move....not
> > technically anime, but a
> > Japanese property nonetheless.
>
> not that the original street fighter had much by way
> of synaptic stimulation. (at least, it didn't, for
> me)
>
>
> > "Godzilla"-Ditto.
>
> agreed. rubber suits rule. even ultraman's, where
> the zipper is clearly seen...:) these things are just
> so lovable. besides which, they missed out on what
> godzilla, a cultural icon, symbolized.
>
>
>
> > "Guyver" Live-action movie..
>
> errrrr....i've seen the live action movie and lotsa
> chunks of the anime (which i've just recently
> completed for myself, and will watch in full when i
> can). while it wasn't particularly impressive, i
> wouldn't say the live action fouled up the original
> guyver anime (which wasn't so brainy anyway) in ways
> that wasn't fouled up to begin with.
>
> i'm not sure the live action was american or purely
> american, btw. but i never pay attention to credits.
> :P
>
>
> >
> > I've yet to see an American-made adaptation of
> > anything Japanese
> > that does'nt mess up it's source material....
>
> no offense, but i think this is putting anime and
> japanese on a level of worship that's far beyond what
> they deserve. not everything japanese is that great,
> and not everything americanized is garbage.
>
> -garrick
>
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