Chris Beilby (cbeilby@hotmail.com)
Mon, 03 Jul 2000 09:09:36 GMT


>0080 was a very good story, I just do not like it. 0080 could have been
>done
>without mecha.
>
>- My rant of people who like Gundam's story and wish the mecha did not
>exist -
>Mecha battles are part of Gundam. What gets me, some people like Gundam,
>but
>dislike the mecha. Disliking mecha is fine, but some wish Gundam did not
>have
>mecha at all. Gundam is in the mecha genre, mecha battles are part of this
>genre. Gundam wouldn't be Gundam without mecha. If 0080 didn't have any
>mecha, it wouldn't sale as a Gundam show. You can like it or not, but mecha
>are part of Gundam. All of Bandai's kits/toys of Gundam mecha proves this.
>If
>people didn't want mecha, these toys/kits would rot in the stores.
>
>If someone doesn't like mecha, but likes Gundam's story that's fine, just
>don't bash them. This is not really directed at you, I just remembered how
>someone liked Gundam's story, but wish it didn't have mecha! When one
>watches a given Gundam anime, mecha battles are a given and if some doesn't
>like mecha, but likes the story, they need to accept the fact that mecha
>battles will be in there or don't watch Gundam if the mecha interferes with
>one's enjoyment of the show. Its like when some only watch GW for the
>"cute"
>guys and moan about the mecha. Gundam is a mecha show, no matter your view.
>I
>don't know the exact words, but Gundam was created back in 1979 to make
>mecha
>shows more realistic, as all that existed was Super robot shows.
>
>Gundam is a mecha. Gundam is not Gundam without mecha, its part of Gundam.
>Besides, the title has the main mecha's name in it, Gundam. I am not
>talking
>about you or anyone here as far as I know, it was in a Newsgroup.
>
>Rant over, sorry for that rant :) I just had to get that off my chest.
>

Try telling that to Yoshiyuki Tomino. It's fairly well known that he hates
Mecha, and only included them in Gundam because the sponsors and studio
insisted.
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