garrick lee (
Mon, 19 Feb 2001 20:03:19 -0800 (PST)

*smacks zhou tai an on the head*

you never came across danguard ace?

the show with characters taken straight out of yamato
and the 500 feet tall, 5000 ton bot that transforms
into a flyer which should fly like a brick but
doesn't? (er ok, that's a lousy ad for danguard, but
hey, i don't get paid for it, hehe)

danguard ace, 56 ep (i think), produced by toei, and
was adopted as part of the "force five" anime package
(jim terry something, off the top of my head) that
also featured starvengers (getta robo g), gaiking,
grandizer, and spacekeeters (starzingers, another
matsumoto work...which i actually severely
dislike...). it ran from mondays to fridays, one show
a day.

a few links taken directly from anipike:

the danguard ending song is one of my longtime
favorites, incidentally. :P

-wakusei robo dangarr

--- Zhou Tai An <> wrote:
> >hrm...the difference between captain mask (danguard
> >ace) and the tomino masked men of gundam was that
> the
> >masked men of gundam wanted to actively conceal
> their
> >identities, while captain mask's, er, mask was an
> >unwanted tool to control his identity (amnesia, if
> i
> >recall) at the start (which eventually did lead to
> >active concealment of identity, which made up the
> crux
> >of the father-son angst...which makes danguard ace
> one
> >of the more outstanding and most definitely
> underrated
> >super robot series in existence -- forget voltes v,
> >danguard has voltes v outgunned in lots of ways :P)
> What's Danguard Ace? I've watched several Super
> Robot shows, but this is the
> first I've heard of it.
> >although i do believe that maybe gundam has
> exhausted
> >the cliche of masked men. just how feasible is a
> >masked man in the military forces anyway? then
> >again, i suppose i prefer the masks to the horrid
> >fashion statements of ZZ gundam though. ah, the
> 80's.
> They're not feasible, but they serve an important
> thematic purpose. What
> does a mask do? Besides making you look cool (^_^) a
> mask disguises your
> true identity. On another level, though, it makes
> you a different person.
> Quatro Bagina and Char Aznable are different people,
> as are Zechs Merquise
> and Milliardo Peacecraft. Sure, they might share
> some similarities, but in
> some fundamental ways, they are different. That's
> why tribal culture places
> so much emphasis on masks - with a mask, you adopt a
> different persona
> entirely.
> Zhou Tai An (
> "There is no one simple truth." - Rune Walsh
> -
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