Rodrick Su (
Thu, 7 Sep 2000 07:16:21 -0700

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> Subject: [gundam] For the Barrel news
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> As previously mentioned (08/31/00) the english Newtype website
> has a preview
> of the new Gundam story that will begin in the November issue of Newtype
> Magazine. For The Barel is inspired by the Mobile Suit Gundam novels vol
> 1-3. The novels, written by Yoshiyuki Tomino's, differ from the Gundam
> movies significantly.
> The new manga will be supervised by Gichi Ohtsuka and features mechanical
> designs by Junji Ohkubo, as well as character designs by
> Shigeto Koyama.
> While based on Yoshiyuki Tomino's original novels, For The Barel
> promices to
> tell the story of the original 1 year war from a very new perspective.
> Pictures from For The Barrel, as well as descriptions of the main
> characters
> and the story are available
> on the Newtype Website.
> Previous reports were unclear as to whether or not For The Barel would be
> eventually produced as an Anime. However, Fanboy Entertainment is
> reporting
> that For The Barel will indeed be animated and that production on
> the Anime
> seems to have already begun.
> Fanboy goes on to state that this updated retelling may just be the long
> rumored new Gundam anime that is to be animated specifically for
> the United
> States.
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> So what does this tell us? Not much more. We know, at the very
> least, its a
> manga series and most likely will be an animated series. That's to be
> expected. Right now my biggest fear is that they cater this
> series too much
> to American viewers and tone things down a notch ... I'd be surprised if
> they did, considering how important Gundam is to Bandai in Japan, but one
> has to wonder........

You know, there is nothing in either article that even mention foreign
audience. I don't know where this catering to the American viewer is coming

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