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Sun, 24 Sep 2000 15:50:37 EDT


In a message dated 9/24/00 12:47:40 PM, echofox@wingzero.net writes:

>Courtesy of www.animenewsservice.com
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>The November issue of Toyfare magazine includes some interesting Gundam
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>broadcast info. Previously known is the original Gundam TV series is likely
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>to debut on Cartoon Network during the first quarter of 2001. Questions
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>posed to Toonami's creative director, indicate that Bandai has "really
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>insisted" on Mobile Suit Gundam as the series to immediately follow Gundam
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>Wing, this was meant to introduce American viewers to the UC timeline from
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>the beginning, which will "open the door for several series to come."
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>Reportedly, this will allow CN to show the OVAs Gundam 0080 and Gundam
>0083.
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>Toonami's creative director also added, "When MS 08th Team comes on, it
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>be the greatest animated thing we've ever shown."
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>(On showing the original Gundam series on TV, Bandai has conveyed at
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>conventions that after the succes of Gundam Wing traditionally viewed as
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>"most popular" Gundam series of the 90's, showing the original Gundam series
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>in the U.S. (in a recently reported Japanese poll of 200,000 people Gundam
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>was voted favorite anime of all time.), will lay a "foundation" on which
>20
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>years of the Gundam franchise universe can be built.)
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>The Toyfare article also mentioned Bandai's future U.S. toy plans in the
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>U.S., Bandai's Vice President of marketing told Toyfare that while "nothing
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>is concrete," figures from Mobile Suit Gundam seem very likely in 2001.
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>All i've got to say is GO BANDAI! It's nice to see a company sticking to
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>their guns and going for the long haul, not just trying to make a quick
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>buck. Sure they're in it for the money, but now maybe the Wing kiddies
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>understand why UC Gundam is so much better. MSG, 0080, 0083, and 08th MS
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>team all on TV ... it's a good time to be a Gundam fan, my friends =)
Is there any dates on when they might show it? I hope they show it in early
2001.
Michael

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