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wildkard Nov 22nd, 2011 at 2:31 am

Zabanya, the gundam in a wedding dress.

Caine Nov 22nd, 2011 at 3:22 am

Probably because it’s to After Colony what Cosmic Era was trying to be for Universal Century,and After Colony was the first Gundam to have any mainstream Western success.

On that note, how DID 00 do in the US?

DiabloD3 Nov 22nd, 2011 at 9:41 am

I heard poorly. Then again, the whole middle east conflict angle is just too soon.

SchizophrenicMC Nov 22nd, 2011 at 10:50 am

00 didn’t fare well at all. The whole Middle East conflict part, and the fact that it only aired on the SciFi (now Syfy) cable channel doomed it. To me, it felt like they weren’t even trying, and it was just an absurd remake of Wing, which I didn’t even like.

I don’t see why they’d port 00 to the US, but not X. Gundam X is so underrated.

Klump Nov 22nd, 2011 at 11:31 am

The lost G-Gundam fighter, Picket Fence Gundam!

Da5id Nov 22nd, 2011 at 11:50 am

I’m pretty sure they didn’t make 00 just to remake Wing. They could have done that just as easily with redoing Endless Waltz.

kevin Jan 12th, 2012 at 12:15 am

to be perfectly honest. middle east my fucking ass.

setsuna’s japanese, and that is final. no middle eastern kid would yield until his code name is Muhammad. I don’t know who in the fucking hell decided that it was a good idea.

second of all. ‘we are the celestial being, gundams, gundams, gundams’

any hardcore gundam fan would just facepalm and walk away at that. its so stupid. Gundams, gundams, gundam types, gundam nucleous, omg. the creators must be fricking fanboys. Gundam was just a name back then. a name that the zeons feared. Hope? not so much, it was a machine, the pilot was the real hope. 00 didn’t make me feel any of that. 00 felt like a bad toy commercial with ninjas and samaris and no real robots. Real robots should be used as robots, not as humanoids with ragdoll systems.
aside from all that obvious failures GN drives breaks too much walls and causes bad plot.

AGE , the kiddy show, is actually doing better right now o__O mainly because of a loli.

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