Richard Ramos - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Gundam! (gaijin@i-manila.com.ph)
Fri, 9 Mar 2001 04:05:20 +0800


> Normally I don't do this, but I have to say something.
> I'm 26 and I enjoy SuperRobot fight scenes, and see nothing wrong with it.
> I also enjoy the militaristic and humanistic aspects of Gundam.
> I don't see why the two have to be separated, and why people have to be
> insulted if they like the one or the other.
> No don't get me wrong, I'm not insulted by the statement that GW and GG
are
> for kids, hell, if I was I'd have to take a long look at my life(let's
face
> it, I collect models and toys...)
> But I got into Gundam with this thought "Hey look, giant robots, kewl!"
and
> the first chance I got I went and saw CCA, and I thought to myself, "Hey,
> giant robots, KEWL!".
> But there was more to it than just that, it did have story, plot, and all
> the things that drew me into Anime to begin with.
> But in the end, I'm a giant robot fan, and I shouldn't be segregated
because
> I don't seek the "deeper meaning" or the "humanity and sacrifice" of
Gundam.
> I know it's there, I enjoy it, I just don't dwell on it. I'm in it for the
> impressive mecha.
>
> That's it.
> No more.
> Hand me my MSIA, I've got work to do.

Now that's a man after my own heart! I like the story and all that as much
as (sometimes more than) the average GMLer, but I also love gundam for the
way cool mecha!

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