In anticipation of the Mobile Suit Gundam series' 40th anniversary in 2019, the Gundam Global Challenge aims to develop a full-sized Gundam that can actually walk. According to an economic journalist, the Gundam would be situated near Tokyo's Haneda Airport, reach 18 meters (60 feet) in height, and demonstrate to the world Japan's peerless technological prowess. It is also alleged to enjoy support from the government of Shinzō Abe, which is determined to build the Gundam to win back popular approval. "The Abe government is determined to do this," the journalist claims.
The plan has generated discussion in Japanese newspapers, television shows and web forums, much of it critical. On December 7, the Tokyo MX talk show 5-ji ni Muchū! ("Lost in Thought at 5!") addressed the plan. Television commentator Matsuko Deluxe (right) expressed skepticism that Abe was really behind the plan and claimed that "nobody" agreed with it. He was dismayed at the price tag (80 billion yen, or $650 million), saying, "If it takes 80 billion, make the real thing." The program's MC, Ryō Fukawa, agreed, saying that while a walking Gundam would be impressive, it would cost a lot. He implied that walking alone wouldn't be enough to justify this: "Why can't we make a mobile suit? We could go to space and fight the Zeon army."
Fate can be cruel. Akihiro finds his brother who is part of an abusive pirate crew. Though, he doesn't know that latter part. His brother's comrades swore revenge due to Mikazuchi killing of their crew members last episode.
Kudelia has issues not being useful. Orga needs to hire a doctor.
Meanwhile, we see more of that Gjallarhorn men.
Good episode - mix of action and character development on 3 sides.
Cruel twist of fate slaps Akihiro. First time, I seen a mech uses a hammer in this series. Then again, I haven't seen a lot of gundam shows, only watched Wing and G. I didn't see any Gundam using hammers either.
It's a /m/erry Christmas as the first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt has been posted for a limited period ending January 7th with English, Chinese and Korean subtitles. A visual for the second episode has also been posted.
After screening at the Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2015 the 18-minute first episode of the adaptation of Gundam Thunderbolt, an older audience seinen manga running in Big Comic Superior from Moonlight Mile author Yasuo Ohtagaki, will be offered to Japanese fans for rental at 250 yen at 12:00 am on December 25.
Episode 2 will be for rent in Japan on February 12, with a early access offered January 29th.
Set in Universal Century 0079, Thunderbolt follows the fierce battle between Federation and Zeon, namely Io Flemming and sniper Daryl Lorenz, taking place in a hazardous shoal zone composed of the debris of destroyed space colonies.
Full dub cast:
The Gundam Global Portal wrapped up its running announcements of the cast of Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans with a list of who will be joining previously announced listings of Erik Scott Kimerer's Biscuit Griffon. He joins Johnny Yong Bosch's Orga, Kyle McCarley's Mikazuki, Cherami Leigh's Kudelia.
MIKAZUKI AUGUS: Kyle McCarley ORGA ITSUKA: Johnny Yong Bosch BISCUIT GRIFFON: Erik Scott Kimerer EUGENE SEVENSTARK: Bryce Papenbrook AKIHIRO ALTLAND: Doug Erholtz NORBA SHINO: Lucien Dodge TAKAKI UNO: Zach Aguilar RIDE MASS: Amanda Miller YAMAGI GILMERTON: Griffin Burns KUDELIA AINA BERNSTEIN: Cherami Leigh ATRA MIXTA: Cassandra Lee Morris MCGILLIS FAREED: Steve Cannon GAELIO BAUDUIN: Robbie Daymond EIN DALTON: Max Mittelman
Amazing fight animation with Gundam Barbatos, Mika's like a yandere type of hero thats naive, a lil weird but interesting at the same time. The last part of the show tho, Mika kissing Kudelia was outtanowhere, I was not expecting that at all, also loved her reaction instantly backing off and was like *wait... wtf?* this is turning out to be one of the best gundam franchise I have seen lol.
Marvelous job, wasnt expecting to have a WTF moment before ending 2015.
They changed the theme songs. I like the first opening since it was memorable. Every time it comes on, "raise your flag" stays in your head.
Unlike Gundam Wing, this show explores a bit of romantic relationships. Depending on your preferences, you may find the romance aspect good or bad. I didn't mind the lack of romance in Wing. It wasn't forced in. Most series just shove a romance element and don't do much with it.
I thought Atra was going to die. Maybe Fumitan is going to die in the next episode? This episode features Biscuit and Atra's character spotlight. Fumitan's betrayal was revealed, but Kudelia wouldn't believe it.
Despite Fumitan's sad farewell, my tears were dry. I didn't feel anything. Some folks might have issue with Kudelia's character. While we have past flashbacks on Fumitan and she has been with us for 16 episodes, I didn't get what she was fighting for. Her boss has his motives. She was there to help her boss by using Kudelia. What was in it for her?
Kudelia has some good character growth. With Fumitan's death last episode, she finally grew and did something. I don't want to imply that Fumitan was restricting her. I think Kudelia is just naive and hasn't did anything on her own.
Episode was strange. We got a flashback of McGillis's flashback but through Gaelio's viewpoint. It didn't show much other than McGillis's background isn't blood related. Assume he's not born into money or nobility.
Like Ein's character. Hope he doesn't die. We don't have a lot of antagonists with a strong desire to beat Mikazuki's group.
Dream: Looks like a remake of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni will be airing in July. The original seiyuu from the 2000s series will reprise their roles for the remake and judging from the animation, looks like it will have more polish to it compared...
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:24 GMT
Dream: ...to the 2000s series.
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:30 GMT
Taka: That's interesting to hear. Didn't know it was going to get a remake.
Mar 22, 2020 0:33:35 GMT
Dream: Guess I'm gonna focus on wrapping up Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken whenever it comes out today. Been one of my favorites for the season.
Mar 22, 2020 16:44:54 GMT
Taka: I need to catch up or drop/put on hold whatever series I tried.
Mar 22, 2020 21:25:15 GMT
Taka: 1 confirmed death in my hometown next to 19 confirmed cases. I heard the police are fining folks for not practicing social distancing on Facebook.
Mar 24, 2020 2:31:40 GMT
Dream: At least in New York right now, they're not enforcing it. But non-essential employers who aren't abiding by shutting down at this point will be fined and shut down at this point.
Mar 24, 2020 13:38:28 GMT
Master Menos: Had some serious personal trouble go on, but now I'm through it. On-Topic, where I'm in, everything but the stores (and possibly the restaurants) are closed down.
Mar 27, 2020 17:48:40 GMT
Taka: They closed off beaches and parks along bike paths as well as extending K-12 school closure to mid May while colleges are cancelled for the semester.
Mar 29, 2020 0:47:15 GMT
CosmicNoirTear: Everything closed on my part. I live by a bunch of shopping centers. All of the are ghost towns. Hopefully means most people where I live are taking this seriously. Also got laid off from my job two weeks ago.
Mar 29, 2020 2:46:08 GMT
Dream: My county has 6 confirmed cases. Restaurants and bars have been on take-out or delivery only for about a couple weeks now since New York's the hardest hit state. Hasn't been too different for me any who since I've been out of work and tight on money...
Mar 29, 2020 15:11:51 GMT
Dream: ...to do anything outside of getting essentials and job hunting in recent months. Though with the state pretty much on lockdown, likely gonna have a rough time finding any employer to work with in-person for a while.
Mar 29, 2020 15:13:27 GMT
El_Directo: Stay safe guys
Mar 29, 2020 20:08:55 GMT
Taka: I think the only thing not closed for mass gathering other than essential services would be funerals in my area. The mayor and staff have been pretty busy in clarifying things in press releases. Edit: my mistake. Funerals are closed.
Mar 29, 2020 21:52:25 GMT
Dream: Gonna try whipping up a review for Dorohedoro at some point tomorrow. Find that I have quite a bit to cover with the series.
Mar 30, 2020 3:39:57 GMT