James (jam_the_great@hotmail.com)
Tue, 21 Nov 2000 13:03:43 -0800


> uh, not to be trolling here, but what do you know about other countries? I
mean,
> GML itself is from all over, and this is one of the few times that racism
has
> come up with G-gundam. Admittedly, they used stereotypes, but then, in
the
> setting of the show, it made sense. IT is meant to be exaggerated.
>
> hey, I'm about to make a Filipino Gundam on 1/144 scale, and I will use
what
> I said before as a template; I am still figuring out the yo-yo bit.
...?
> I think that it isn't that it is racist, but that there was no time to
make
> it better researched, so they did the best they could under the
circumstances.
> If you see racism wherever you go, then all anime with foreigners and
japanese
> characters in it would be racist, since if you notice that in sentai
shows,
> the cowboy american is always the SECOND in command, and who always has to
be
> against the japanese guy, and that sooner or later they will have to hash
out
> their differences in a fight, where the Japanese guy will win or at least
claim
> moral superiority, wherein the american-type will just grit his teeth and
grudgingly
> erespect the japanese leader.
...
> Or how about Gunda UC, where there are german wwII costumes all ocver the
place?
> or how about....eeek. I can go on and on and on...BUT!
...
> well, we're not talking that animators are sociologists. they're people
who
> have to meet a deadline, and they have toi make sure a gundam is
identifiably
> from some place...so...there you have it. G-gundam designs.
...
> I understand your racial sensitivity, but I am trying to point out that if
you
> do look at anime in general with that thinking, then a good portion of it
will
> not be accessible to you simply because of that refusal to accept that
hey,
> we're not all sociologists and politically correct people here.
...
> sorry if this sounds like trolling, but I just had to get that off my
chest.
um...um...um..woah...
I sorry...
I will do my best to try and like G-Gundam....
I sorry...
woah...
hmm...
ok....
bye....
-Jam

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