Tue, 17 Oct 2000 15:49:06 EDT

In a message dated Tue, 17 Oct 2000 3:55:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time, "Juan
Alberto B. Mercado" <> writes:

<< I have to agree again. Even if Tomino isn't as idealistic today, if we
coul dprobably meet him in the 70's, he'd probably take ideal over money.
Gundam is an example of that. It dared to be different from the other shows
of its time, and many thought it sucked. But in the end, they understood and
loved it. That is the true Gundam, an innovator instead of a follower of
In today's situtation however, cash is power. Who knows, maybe Tomino will
pull something new out of his hat (or maybe not).
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I don't know about that. I don't hink Tomino ever changed. Tomino still
seems to prefer art over commercialism. Look at Turn A. You can't say that
it has been a commercial sales success. But it is supposed to have a great


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