Mark Simmons (email@example.com)
Thu, 3 Aug 2000 11:12:54 -0700
Once again, Dafydd's special-ordering scheme seems to outperform mine. :-)
Though in all fairness, I'd held off placing any orders in the month
prior to Anime Expo, in case I found any cool new books there... big mistake!
Comments on the spellings used in the ZZ book...
Well, I'm glad _some_ of the Japanese editors get it. :-)
The prefix is apparently supposed to be "near", according to books
published at the time (which say it's equivalent to "chiki"). I like
"Argama," though - sounds like a dying groan. :-)
Another case of not getting the reference. Ah well.
>MS-09H Dwadge Reformation
Interesting translation of "kai"!
>AMX-1 09 Capule
Doesn't match the "Kapool" on the Turn A model kit box, but then again,
most of the Turn A cameo mecha have their names subtly mangled. The Zussa
that shows up in one of the latter episodes is called the "Zussan"...
Ouch. Another missed reference... odd, given how they normally latch
onto German words with relative facility.
>Gundam Mechanics 6 (2000.6.30, Hobby Japan, ISBN4-89425-227-9) 48 "pages" (24
>color) for Y2,095.
>If that sounds like a lot of money, it's because it comes, not in the usual
>cardboard slipcover, but in a 6-ring binder with the Zeon emblem stamped
>on the front and spine in gold,
And I gather volume 7 comes with a Federation binder...
>from what I've learned, GunMech 7 means to be the last
>UC GunMech book, if this is true, then HJ has done a
>very lousy job from start to finish.
Glad to hear I'm not the only person disappointed by the Gundam
Mechanics series. Aside from the large-format pictures, its only real
accomplishment was providing nice color images of the retconned vehicles
from 08th MS Team.
On the other hand, I remain incredibly impressed by the two-part MSV
Collection Series. I love how the writers have cooked up plausible
explanations for all the wacky variants in 0080 and 0083, as well as
explaining a lot about the tactics of mobile suit operations. The one
glaring omission is 08th MS Team... perhaps they haven't digested all
that stuff yet, but I was really looking forward to seeing their
explanation for the Efreet. (On the other hand, they resolved a long-
standing point of controversy by identifying Zimmad as the creator of the
YMS-08A, from which we can infer that this machine is totally unrelated
to the Efreet.)
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