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>The example Saito gave is how, he says, according to Eiji Otsuka, Tomino was attempting to allude to the Palestine issue with the original 1979 Gundam series. "Anime fans did not consider these larger political issues and instead loved the characters," Tomino said. >"The character in the show, however, was Sayla from Mobile Suit Gundam, and she was extremely popular among fans." According to Saito, "Tomino did not realize the impact that it would have to show this character nude on screen." There were even stories of fans snapping photos of the scene on their TV screens as the anime inadvertently created desire for the character. Saito says, "Tomino doesn't like otaku and criticizes them, which is an example of an anime director struggling with the legacy of his work." Source: http://tuttle.co.jp/products/show/isbn:9784805312827/language:en Does anyone see the Palestinian issue at all represented in 0079? Because that sounds like Tomino making up some post-series bullshit.