Gundam + Girls = Super Adorable

Topic started by John_Martone on Aug. 26, 2009. Last post by lanaswift 5 years, 7 months ago.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Ever heard of Mika Akitaka before? If the answer was yes, then I'm probably talking to a gundam hardliner. With credits on old school gundams like 0080, 0083, ZZ Gunam, and V Gundam, he's been working on these lovelies since before many of us were born. Though, I'm not one for a history lesson, the reason we are here is a subset of his designs we call Gundam Girls. Taking adorable girls, and placing them in Gundam inspired armor, this art is a recipie for warm and fuzzy feelings.
Well, if I had to wager, what gets me is the impasse between soft, curved women, and the incredibly detailed machinery they wear. While no means conclusive, there is a massive gallery of Akitaka's work over at and I encourage everyone to check it out.
Bonus Trivia: If his art looks familiar, Mika also put in some work on Martian Successor Nadesicos  and Silent Mobius.
Post by lanaswift (636 posts) See mini bio Level 4
Really cool, very oldschool style.
Post by GodLen (877 posts) See mini bio Level 10
i now know who i'm going to marry
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
The girls stylistically look alot like the original Ghost in the Shell or Appleseed manga style...
I can't honestly say I care for any of this, though it did spur a thought of "what about having a Gundam exoskeleton instead of a full sized suit?".
Post by lanaswift (636 posts) See mini bio Level 4



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