Chris Maier (
Tue, 6 Jun 2000 13:24:11 -0400

Personally, with the green color scheme and helmet head, the Zaku kind of
reminds me of some kind of 20th century soldier. Also, the F91 suits kind of
look like World-War II gas-masks or something.
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From: Jeff Caraway <>
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Subject: Re: [gundam] do you think...

> > Actually, a Zaku reminds me of ancient gladiators.
> That's an interesting statement. I find that most of the mobile suits
> me of very stylized Shogun era armor from ancient Japan.
> They really seem to draw from that heritage allot in most every robot
> 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?
> Jeff C
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