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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)02:19 UTC+1 No.11120901 Report

Realistically, how much longer do you think the Gundam series will go on? Another 25 years?

Sales certainly arent a problem, and Sunrise is rolling in money. But do you think that it will just continue indefinitely, or will they decide its enough? I can think of many examples of shows that could of gone on longer, but they stopped anyways.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)02:21 UTC+1 No.11120913 Report

Like everything involving marketing, Gundam will only stop when its toys aren't making money anymore which definitely doesn't seem to be happening anytime this decade
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)02:23 UTC+1 No.11120924 Report

>>11120901
Sunrise is owned by Bandai, they aren't looking at Gundam as a work of art, but as profit. They won't phase out Gundam unless some mecha show randomly pops up selling better merchandising and it's also owned by Bandai, which seems very unlikely.
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dorkly chair of the institute for space politics 07/24/14(Thu)02:26 UTC+1 No.11120933 Report

>>11120901
a recent Disney stock holders' report put an estimate at Star Wars' lifespan at another 40 years or so if I remember correctly.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)02:42 UTC+1 No.11121026 Report

>>11120924
Do you think that Sunrise being owned by a toy company would affect whether or not they keep making it? Like if sunrise was just sunrise, maybe they would handle it differently.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)02:44 UTC+1 No.11121032 Report

>>11121026
>Do you think that Sunrise being owned by a toy company would affect whether or not they keep making it?
Quite a lot, yeah
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)02:52 UTC+1 No.11121079 Report

There is a life sized statue of Gundam in Japan.
It's not going anywhere.
Sure it'll have it's low points, but it's always going to swing back.
I'd go as far to call it a cultural icon for Japan.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)03:02 UTC+1 No.11121118 Report

>>11121079
Maybe only godzilla or pokemon is bigger yeah?
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)03:04 UTC+1 No.11121129 Report

It's been going on continuously for 35 years now, with no sign of slowing down (I mean, we have no less than 3 upcoming titles still on the way... which is more at once than EVER before!)

Honestly, I'd be content with the franchise ending after G-Reco, as I doubt Tomino will continue to contribute after that... and Turn-A remains the franchise endpoint metaphorically, philosophically, and literally.

I will watch what comes out, but I only want a few fan favorites like animated Crossbone or somesuch at this point. Heck, I can now even argue that G-reco will fulfill my cravings for a new late UC show.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)03:10 UTC+1 No.11121161 Report

>>11121118
Pretty much, I think Godzilla is sort of a good comparison, as Big G has been put to sleep a couple times before, only to come back years later,
Gundam has gone through it's lulls, maybe not as apparent as Godzilla, but it's had some down time.
I'd say with G-Reco and GBF2 airing at the same time, we're just coming out of the lull that was AGE.
The only thing that could kill Godzilla or Gundam as a franchise would be a nuclear holocaust, and even then I'm not sure it would work.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)03:13 UTC+1 No.11121171 Report

>>11120901
Like most media starting in the 19th century that reaches enough popularity, it's going to be infinite throughout the foreseeable future as even if in some 30 years it faulters to a stop, in 50 someone will revive it.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)03:14 UTC+1 No.11121176 Report

>>11121171
Kinda makes me wonder what's going to turn into the next big franchise.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)03:25 UTC+1 No.11121218 Report

With this kind of gunpla sales, Gundam could last for another 10 years!
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)03:39 UTC+1 No.11121259 Report

Do you think we will ever get a live action Gundam a la The Next Generation -Patlabor-?
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)03:53 UTC+1 No.11121308 Report

>>11120901
There might be a period of time where Gundam goes dormant without a new animated production for a time, but it will eventually get revived.

>>11120933
Star Wars does not have the flexibility of Gundam's alternate universes though, which means Gundam should outlast star wars.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)03:59 UTC+1 No.11121325 Report

>>11121259
Rumors say there was once such a thing... but it was struck from the historical records because live action can't do Gundam justice. Or maybe, that particular adaptation was just shit (which it was.)
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)04:02 UTC+1 No.11121339 Report

>>11121308
>Star Wars does not have the flexibility of Gundam's alternate universes though, which means Gundam should outlast star wars.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)04:03 UTC+1 No.11121342 Report

>>11121308
>Star Wars does not have the flexibility of Gundam's alternate universes
What are you saying? 90% of Star Wars' content is AU now.
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)04:08 UTC+1 No.11121361 Report

>>11121325
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Anonymous 07/24/14(Thu)04:09 UTC+1 No.11121366 Report

>>11121308
Which arent even cannon now kek
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