Juan Alberto B. Mercado (juanalberto.m@lycos.com)
Mon, 16 Oct 2000 18:32:48 -0700

 Don't get me wrong. When I say GW is no Gundam, I didn't mean that it sucks. As an Anime fan, GW still shines. I forgot the name of the website, but there's this essay by a guy named Ai Plus on Gundams and Knock-off Gundams. He reasoned that a gundam show is only true Gundam if Tomino is part of the production. If you ever get to read it it makes perfect sense! NEWTYPES are the most important part of Gundam (believe it or not)


On Mon, 16 Oct 2000 21:25:25 Franz Co wrote: >------Original Message------ >From: Franz Co <ms_slasher@mail.com> >To: gundam@aeug.org >Sent: October 17, 2000 1:21:42 AM GMT >Subject: RE: [gundam] gundam w aint no gundam! > > >>------Original Message------ >>From: "Juan Alberto B. Mercado" ><juanalberto.m@redirect.lycos.com> >>To: gundam@aeug.org >>Sent: October 17, 2000 12:10:12 AM GMT >>Subject: [gundam] gundam w aint no gundam! > > >> Gundam W aint no Gundam! Sure the mechs have the typical >Gundam look, but >hte story just ain't it. If you examine it, it >would seem that the whole >original gundam timeline (UC 79 to 93 >or CCA) is digested into the whole TV >series. Its like a 90's >rehash of the old ones, but just absolutely lacking >in the aura >of the original. Its just not Gundam! GG-Gundam is a whole lot >>better, and Zechs is a cheap version of Char Aznable (doesn't >even come >close!) > > >>I wouldn't go as far as to say that Gundam W ain't no Gundam. Sure the >story seems like a rehash of the 0079-93 stories but that was fine with me. >As for lacking the aura, both Wing and G kind off had less of the aura of >the originals. At least Wing had some familiar elements, multiple political >factions, ideologies, kikcass mecha. G-Gundam felt more like Shin Getta >Robo if you ask me. Wing just felt a bit more sanitized (less tradgedy and >stuff). Wing also had good characters, being of course that it was partly >aimed at girls who are more interested in characters than in mecha. That's >just the way to look at it, G is wacky-racers gundam while W is pretty-boy >gundam (not that Char wasn't much of a pretty bot) > >IMHO, it's this kind of snabbish attitude that keeps Wing fans from getting >into the originals. >< > >And FYI, I am not a wing fan per se, I got started actually of CCA then dug >up the rest. My favorite series is 0079 and 08thMS. > >- >Gundam Mailing List Archives are available at http://gundam.aeug.org/ > > >______________________________________________ >FREE Personalized Email at Mail.com >Sign up at http://www.mail.com/?sr=signup > >- >Gundam Mailing List Archives are available at http://gundam.aeug.org/ >

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