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  2. Matt Bellamy

    Help with getting into Gundam

    I wouldn't say that they are good or worse... I mean some of the UC stuff isn't great either. But, the thing with the Alternate Universe is that some can be VERY different than what "Gundam" originally is. Sticking with UC Gundam first will definitely give a better foundation to what Gundam is. Most of the AU's are very good, but tend to mix the way the series can be defined. Like G Gundam can be considered basically Dragonball Z Gundam. It's heavily martial arts based and handles things VERY differently. Some people liked this, some hate it. It really is better to get the grounding of what original Gundam is, THEN move into the alternate universes. ...then again, some of the AU's are my favorties... Like Gundam 00 and G Gundam.
  3. Yesterday
  4. Daitarn 3

    Help with getting into Gundam

    Thanks for the advice. I'll defiantly start with the original now. I did watch a handful episodes of Wing back in the day but aside from being able to recognise Wing, Deathscythe and their pilots by sight, I remember literarily nothing about the show's plot. As a rule I try to start as close to the beginning of a franchise as I can anyway. It's not the days of toonami and what ever you can find on vhs anymore. I'll follow the main timeline and focus on the One Year War martial first, since it's all closely tied to the original. That said I'll make G Gundam the first I look into once I'm better experienced with the franchise. Yasuhiro Imagawa worked on it then I'm gonna have to check it out, I love his super robot shows. Is some of the off branching stuff not very good?
  5. durendal

    Guyver Novel pictures for translating

    Page 38 [Until you hear from me, can you write it up for me] [Would it be alright to stay in the room for now] [Why don't we go buy things for you] Auntie looks so happy [She didn't come here to play you know] Uncle said. [Well, having this kind of atmosphere might still be the best] While muttering she turned to Noriko. [It may be a little pushy, the opportunity will be gone if the other party realized this. You cannot simply do this alone.... you have to refrain from acting rashly, and you must absolutely not think of yourself as a sacrifice. Do you understand.] Noriko nodded. [I promise] And so, she swore to her brother in her heart. (I will definitely catch the culprit. - and come back together with you) On the first of May after Golden Week, Noriko transferred to Narusawa High School, and so the second semester has begun. Page 39 CHAPTER 2
  6. durendal

    Help with getting into Gundam

    It's good to see someone who is willing to start off Gundam with the Original series instead of starting off on Wing Gundam. I'd definitely recommend watching the original series. If it is too daunting for you, you can watch the 3 compilation movies instead. It compresses the whole series into 3 separate movies. As for the alternate universe, you can watch them freely as they are not related to the Universal Century. G Gundam happens to be my favorite Gundam and it's a must watch if you like martial arts. A little bit of info as well, G Gundam was directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa who is famous for directing Giant Robot Series like Giant Robo, Getter Robo Armageddon and Tetsujin28 to name a few, so you will notice some themes that are consistent with Super Robot Series. G Gundam also happens to be the first Gunpla I built. Can't believe it has been 20 years already since. I'm still sore that the English port of G Gundam mutilated the series naming convention. Build Figthers seems to be missing from that list though.
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  8. Salkafar

    Help with getting into Gundam

    Just stick with the Universal Century continuity. And definitely start with the original series.
  9. Got to say Dunbine is really starting to sell me on Gundam style shows. I take back everything I said before. The political drama, more dynamic battles and more grounded stories really are their own flavour of awesome. Stuff like having to find ways to get the mechs repaired after battle while in enemy territory and the threat of new mechs being developed are fun little details you don’t see in most super mechs shows.
  10. Blue5ive

    Guyver collections... the REVISIT!

    I wasn't about to pay the $500-$700+ for them. Luckily another member had someone who had made recast of Balcus, Aptom and the tank which looked better than the originals. So I was able to get a set for a lot less $$$.
  11. Kanji

    Guyver collections... the REVISIT!

    I here ya on that, but forget the price, for me it's more a question of just finding them!! Been checking YAJ, Mandarake and even eBay for a while now and nothing. It's sods law, finally when I can afford something I can't find it anymore!! lol
  12. Gazham

    Guyver collections... the REVISIT!

    I wish there was an elfin recast of Balcus. I would love it, but no chance of me affording him and aptom since i had children. I got the bulk of my collection before they came along, i hope to finish it one day!
  13. harry capstan

    Yui Ichikawa

    she appears in multiple dimensions, unhindered by the restrictions of space and time
  14. Ok so for years I've put off getting into Gundam for several reasons. Mainly this was because I found the entire franchise so... daunting. Gundam is considered to be one of the biggest names in anime, if not the biggest, it's also a colossal franchise with tones of series, timelines and spin-offs. It seemed like a pure headache to get into but I'd like to try. But there are a few things I want to know. 1) I was going to start with the original gundam and work my way from there, is that the best idea? 2) Are there any parts of the franchise that's hard to come by for us western audiences. 3) Is there a lot of manga tie in stuff I'd have to hunt down? I'll also admit I had a little look at some of the mechs and this beauty really caught my eye. Edit: Having looked up the devil gundam a little more, without spoilers, I have another question. Is it possible to watch G Gundam without having watched any other gundam series first.
  15. Guyver1

    Guyver collections... the REVISIT!

    So totally true!! Glad I have him and Balcus already. Those are the 2 hardest ones to get.
  16. Blue5ive

    Guyver collections... the REVISIT!

    Personally I like Imakarum but Guyot is way way cheaper to buy.
  17. Guyver1

    Guyver collections... the REVISIT!

    Tough choice!! Both look awesome!
  18. Kanji

    Guyver collections... the REVISIT!

    Awesome stuff my man! If Guyver was my only series I'd get more, but with other stuff it becomes impossible to get everything. So what do we think? Guyot or Imakuram? I've narrowed it down to 2!
  19. Blue5ive

    Guyver collections... the REVISIT!

    Just had my Guyver 2 vinyl 1:1 head come in to go with the Guyver 1 I had. Wish I could afford the Prime1 stuff but had to put the money elsewhere.
  20. Kanji

    Guyver collections... the REVISIT!

    Thanks a lot dude! Your stuff is incredible. I've limited myself to action figures for now, never done busts or statues, but I do like 1:6 scale stuff. Looking forward to the Guyver I & III, they will look good with the 1:6 Gigantics! As far a BFC/BFW, I have more in the attic I want to add, but only have room to add one more to this display. Out of Murakami, Guyot, Aptom, NEO Zx-Tole, Imakarum, Pluqsthal & Evil Aptom, which one should I choose?? I'm also still desperately after a BFW Zerbebuth and Barcus, but could never find them!!
  21. Guyver1

    Guyver collections... the REVISIT!

    Sweet collection dude!! I got the guyver1 bust and enzyme2 model. Can't have the bust until my birthday, lol! All I need now is a guyver0 for my display. And aptom version2. I pre ordered guyver3 bust too. Keep on collecting and keep us posted on wonfest!
  22. Kanji

    Guyver collections... the REVISIT!

    Been a while, but decided to get my figures out the attic, dust them off and set up a display!! Finger crossed for some more reveals at WonFes next month!!
  23. durendal

    Rising of a Shield Hero

    Well, I've finally caught up with the anime and it seems that they are going into the Cal Mira Arc. That much is obvious seeing L'arc in the opening credits. But with the limited number of episodes left, (assuming this is a 26 episode season), I wonder how much they will cram into these last few episodes. Another thing that draws me to the anime is that it explains some of the stuff that I glossed over in the Light Novel.
  24. After a break from mechs I’m back on Dunbine. I stopped only on episode 13 so I have got a loooong way to go.
  25. Daitarn 3

    Faviort or Currently Reading Manga

    Recently finished reading this classic the other day. It's one of the oldest, if not the oldest, of the survival style manga. The general premise is that a Japanese children's school is suddenly transported into a barren wasteland. We follow the children as society breaks down, adults become unreliable, food and water run short and disease breaks out while this unknown world has it's own threats waiting to strike. It a very good series although given it's age it has a number of rather dated concepts and older style of story telling. That said it's aged very well and is pretty shocking at times inspite of the fact it doesn't push the boat out as far as modern horror manga do.
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  27. Daitarn 3

    Manga Translation

    Thanks Gaz, they also got back to me and they are going to be working on Blue World once they finish Blue Hole. So there that to look forward to also. Edit: They were interested in if I could help them out. Sadly, and I knew this when they asked, they translate strait from the Japanese manga so I'm not much help to them.
  28. Gazham

    Bad Dubbing

    Transformers got really bad towards the end. In animation and story/dialogue. It was a shame it ended that way
  29. Gazham

    Manga Translation

    Good work that you did, even if someone else is now taking it up.
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