Has the Gundam franchise hit a standstill?

Topic started by jointron33 on Aug. 2, 2013. Last post by sickVisionz 11 months, 4 weeks ago.
Post by jointron33 (15 posts) See mini bio Level 11

Especially with the mixed/negative reception of Gundam Age?

Post by sickVisionz (4,288 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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I don't think so. Gundam 00 was a hit by all accounts. So was Wing, SEED, SEED Destiny, and Unicron. One of the last 5 properties has been less than amazing (and I haven't seen the sales of it and this is solely by your account). That's hardly a sign of doom and gloom.

If anything, Age is a good sign that they're willing to not rest on their laurels and trying new things and new ways to push the franchise forward.

Post by KingOfAsh (1,389 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@sickVisionz said:

I don't think so. Gundam 00 was a hit by all accounts. So was Wing, SEED, SEED Destiny, and Unicron. One of the last 5 properties has been less than amazing (and I haven't seen the sales of it and this is solely by your account). That's hardly a sign of doom and gloom.

If anything, Age is a good sign that they're willing to not rest on their laurels and trying new things and new ways to push the franchise forward.

Really? I'm pretty sure everyone hated Destiny. Many people don't like SEED either (including myself).

Post by sickVisionz (4,288 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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@KingOfAsh: Its Japanese sales were on par with SEED and SEED is one of the best selling Gundam series ever. It's another example of the difference between reality and what people on the internet say.

Post by jointron33 (15 posts) See mini bio Level 11

What about AGE'S failure?

Post by sickVisionz (4,288 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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I don't see how one flop that isn't even the latest entry in a series means the series is at a standstill. The worst it signals is that Gundam isn't gold by default.
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