Anthony Capati (acapati@globalsources.com)
Tue, 21 Nov 2000 12:23:57 +0800


Regarding Gundam Wing, was Y. Tomino involved in the conception of the series?
Because the climax (in fact, most of the episodes) of GW was *almost* very
similar to that of Zeta and Char's Counterattack. I'm just wondering whether
the original Gundam creator was involved in doing GW.

Mark Simmons wrote:

> James writes,
>
> >Not on the specific subject, but on the general subject...
> >Heero and the other GW boys seemed to be newtypes even though there was no
> >mention of it..
>
> Since the concept doesn't exist in Gundam Wing, who can say? It's worth
> noting, though, that the original series proposal for Gundam Wing _did_
> specify that one of the heroes was newtype - namely Wufei, whose newtype
> abilities enabled him to tell good from evil and dispense justice
> accordingly. (Presumably something like Amuro, who was able to see Dozul
> Zabi's hatred & fanaticism take visible form.)
>
> Of course, this was also the same series proposal that had Trowa be
> part of a _mobile suit circus_ of performing' bots. The final version of
> the story was a bit less goofy. :-)
>
> -- Mark
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