Jeff Caraway (jeff.caraway@mindspring.com)
Tue, 6 Jun 2000 12:05:39 -0400


Stormtroopers???? I can't see that connection!

Jeff C

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Subject: Re: [gundam] do you think...

> In a message dated 6/6/00 8:21:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> jeff.caraway@mindspring.com writes:
>
> << > Actually, a Zaku reminds me of ancient gladiators.
> That's an interesting statement. I find that most of the mobile suits
remind
> me of very stylized Shogun era armor from ancient Japan.
> They really seem to draw from that heritage allot in most every robot
series
> they do.
> I mean... think about the fact that most mobile suits look so good with a
> sword. If they didn't have some hints of past armor, they'd look out of
> place carrying such an ancient weapon.
> The Zaku though, seems to me like a mix between a Shogun and Roman empire
> suit of armor, if that makes sense. So the designers do seem to pull from
> other sources as well. But a Gundam (especially a Zeta or 178) screams
> Shogun armor to me.
> What does everyone else think? >>
>
> werent gundams based off Stormtroopers? i think someone said that a looong
> time ago...
>
> --Recca
>
> "The first principle of the Shinsengumi is that it is unworthy to deviate
> from the warrior's path. A warrior does not know how to flee before the
> enemy!!"
> --Saitou Hajime
>
>
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