Richard Ramos (gaijin@i-manila.com.ph)
Wed, 14 Feb 2001 22:11:44 +0800


It's gundam's weird take on the girl-magnet abilities of other anime heroes
like Tenchi and the Weiss Kreutz (sp?) people.

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From: Gundam EZEight <rx_79g_ez_8@yahoo.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2001 7:50 AM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Turn A Gundam ep. 1-4

> all the Gundam pilots in alternate universes that i've
> seen seem to have a girl stalking them, or they would
> stalk a girl....
> --- Andrew Dynon <ajdynon@students.latrobe.edu.au>
> wrote:
> > Just got my hands on a subbed version of the first
> > four eps of Turn A
> > Gundam - I liked it, even though it was fairly slow.
> > Yoko Kanno's music is
> > wonderful, rivalling Wing for my favourite musical
> > score. An I am one of
> > the crazy people who actually LIKE the Turn A's
> > design.
> >
> > A couple of questions/observations:
> >
> > 1. What is the translation of the OP lyrics? The
> > fansub I borrowed didn't
> > translate them.
> >
> > (Minor Spoilers ahead for the first four eps)
> >
> > T
> > U
> > R
> > N
> >
> > A
> >
> > T
> > U
> > R
> > N
> >
> > /
> >
> > T
> > U
> > R
> > N
> >
> > A
> >
> > T
> > U
> > R
> > N
> >
> > /
> >
> > T
> > U
> > R
> > N
> >
> > A
> > !
> >
> > 2. A while ago, it was mentioned that some of the
> > MS designs were
> > influenced by G and X, but there was little Wing
> > influence (because most of
> > the MS in Wing were destroyed). However, it looks
> > like some of the major
> > CHARACTERS have been influenced by Wing. Loran
> > definitely reminds me of
> > Quatre (he's not identical, but his voice sounds
> > almost exactly the same as
> > Quatre's, and his "Everyone, the Earth is a
> > wonderful place!" struck me as
> > very Quatre-ish.
> >
> > The Heim sisters seem to have some aspects of Relena
> > about them (Kiel her
> > noble side, and Soshie her habit of stalking Gundam
> > pilots (Relena: Heero,
> > Soshie: Loran). [Okay, this one's a bit tenuous,
> > but I'd say it's there]
> >
> > And of course, there's the "bishounen Gundam pilot"
> > element.
> >
> >
> _____________________________________________________________
> > Andrew Dynon
> >
> > Watt-Evans' Law of Literary Creation: There is no
> > idea so stupid or
> > hackneyed that a sufficiently-talented writer can't
> > get a good story out of
> > it.
> >
> > Feist's Corollary: There is no idea so brilliant or
> > original that a
> > sufficiently-untalented writer can't screw it up.
> >
> > Morrison's Corollary: There is no idea that a
> > sufficiently-talented writer
> > has made into a good story that can't become
> > annoying in the sequels.
> >
> > Holliday's Corollary: There is no plot so stunningly
> > original that a
> > journalist can't make it sound hackneyed.
> >
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