Another New Gundam Anime Announced

Topic started by No_name_here on May 13, 2010. Last post by FoxxFireArt 4 years, 2 months ago.
Post by No_name_here (854 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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Well, this sounds a lot more “meta” than I’d expect from Gundam. So, since the 30 anniversary of the original figure set (Gunpla, as the cool kids call it) is coming up soon, Bandai and Sunrise have got a number of things in the pipe to celebrate that. The most significant of these, according to ANN,  is a three-part anime that’s actually about a kid, from the real world, who’s Gunpla fan. He’s even got a wise older mentor who instructs him in the secrets of building Gunpla. Seriously. I suppose getting to do something so self-referential is the real measure of a series’ success and longevity. This is like Gundam’s equivalent of that FANBOYS movie.

Anyway, the series is titled MOKEI SENSHI GUNPLA BUILDERS BEGINNING G. The first part, appropriately titled “A” hits first at the Gundam Super Expo Event, then it’ll broadcast on Japanese TV in the summer. The other two parts, “B” & “C” will follow, accordingly. Starting in August, there’s also going to be a manga series running concurrently in Kerekero Ace magazine. I’m a little dubious over how many stories they can tell that aren’t actually about Gundam, but about kids playing with Gundam figures, but my impressions exist only to be confounded on a daily basis.

What do you think of this, oh Gunpla-building Anime Vice community? Are you exciting to see this meta-fictional take on mecha? Or do you think they’re really reaching too far with this premise?

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Studios and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Pre-order the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover now on Amazon.com.

Post by FoxxFireArt (2,638 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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These series have a half-life that kicks the butt of plutonium. I kind of lost interest in Gundam series after a while. I think the last one I watched seriously was the first season of Gundam Seed.
Post by Miken (87 posts) See mini bio Level 12
...I'll probably sit this one out. I like the action and the intrigue (sometimes) that the franchise has, but this just seems like it's aimed at kids.
Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8
...then they find out that Gunpla are real and they need the main characters to save the Gunpla world from the evil Gunpla King.
Post by Halberdierv2 (1,288 posts) See mini bio Level 17
more gundam already? wasnt gundam unicorn just relesed or something along those lines?
Post by Tempestangel (123 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@oishi_47: 
 
they then learn that an evil wizard is summoning The "Mass Movement of Masked men", and the main characters have to raise 
the "Alliance of Angsty Main characters"
And a full battle occurs between MMMM and AAMC!
Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8
@Halberdierv2: Episode 1 of Unicorn came out not too long ago. I believe there are five more to go.
Post by cfatalis (19,150 posts) See mini bio Level 15
@oishi_47 said:
" ...then they find out that Gunpla are real and they need the main characters to save the Gunpla world from the evil Gunpla King. "
Gunplamo kyoshiro.........
 
i am dead serious
Post by RichardBradford (2 posts) See mini bio Level 2

wow! what a colorful gundam!

 

looks like a punching type!!

 

i might check it out.

Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,710 posts) See mini bio Level 20
gundam is great, this not so much
Post by cfatalis (19,150 posts) See mini bio Level 15
@hitsusatsu11 said:
" gundam is great, this not so much "
it's called a  widget series, there are alot of this thing
Post by Niko (865 posts) See mini bio Level 8
Worth checking out. Could be pretty funny for Gundam fans, or it could fall on its face.
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
@FoxxFireArt: You do realize that Plutonium has a half-life of about 24,000 years, right? So saying that their popularity half's faster than plutonium decays doesn't really mean much. I don't really particularly care much for a meta series like this either, but Gundam has had plenty of good OVA series mixed in with the not-so-great lately.
Post by FoxxFireArt (2,638 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@HeeroYuy: 
My statement was implying that the "half-life" of Gundam series is dramatically longer then Plutonium. Not shorter. It's in the context.
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