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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)00:17 UTC+1 No.11128772 Report

What's /m/'s opinions on Gundam AGE and Gundam Build Fighters? I've been getting cravings to watch more gundam as of late but was put off by 00.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)00:21 UTC+1 No.11128783 Report

AGE is worse than Destiny, GBF is the second coming of G.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)00:22 UTC+1 No.11128786 Report

Either watch Build Fighters or wait for G-reko
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)00:28 UTC+1 No.11128796 Report

>>11128772
>I can't make decisions on my own
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)00:33 UTC+1 No.11128814 Report
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>>11128772Gundam Build...
>>11128772
Gundam Build Fighters is the Final Fantasy 9 of Gundams. AGE is the Final Fantasy 13 of Gundams.

Anyway, you should watch GBF if you're getting a hankering. It's about to go full G Gundam in October.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)00:37 UTC+1 No.11128826 Report
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both are fine, BF is just more...
both are fine, BF is just more entertaining than Age. even though you can have fun watching age.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)00:37 UTC+1 No.11128828 Report

>>11128783
>AGE is worse than Destiny

AGE is a horrific piece of shit that squanders everything in the Kio UNDERSTANDING arc, don't get me wrong, but it soooo does not deserve to be called a worse show than Destiny.

Things AGE actually does comparably well: It maintains a basic (if oversimplified) understanding of who its main protagonists are. It's well animated. The battles are two-sided and manage to produce some element of (misguided) drama through the final episodes. Characters (sometimes) die in meaningful ways, and actually stay dead so their sacrifice remains significance. Story elements that ARE completely fucked up (hi Zeheart) are at least do to some kind of intentional effort to make the story more interesting, rather than dictated purely through backstage politics / author favoritism.

AGE is at least an interesting kind of bad. Destiny is just nauseating and insults your intelligence.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)00:40 UTC+1 No.11128836 Report

>>11128783
Slow down there, Age is at least on par with destiny and Asemu's arc rises to roughly seed level ( so still not good)

At least Age wasn't almost completely constructed from stock footage. Jesus just look at Strike Freedom's entrance.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)00:47 UTC+1 No.11128858 Report

>>11128814
>Gundam Build Fighters is the Final Fantasy 9 of Gundams.
That... actually makes sense. Though FF9 had a decent to good plot and not a big tournament arc.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)00:49 UTC+1 No.11128863 Report

>>11128783
Yup, this. So much this.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:00 UTC+1 No.11128901 Report

>>11128828

I disagree personally. While AGE might have maintained it's protagonists, it couldn't maintain it's antagonists and ends up introducing a complete non-entity in the final episode who literally has two or three lines in the entire thing while basically absolving one of the biggest mass murderers in the franchise of all sin and giving him a good end despite everything he's done. Zeheart's end might have been intentional and not done due to author favoritism but it doesn't make it any less awful in it's execution. It is the single worst entry in the franchise (if not one of the worst anime ever) in it's treatment of women, given that they exist almost exclusively to die for the main character or to pump out a baby and disappear. It bungles the execution on several key elements (super pilot coming off as super power rather than skill, Kio mind-raping Flit etc) so that they come off badly, it wastes time with worthless elements on several occasions (Fardain, Girard Spriggan) and Kio is one of the most annoying characters in the franchise, if not the worst, partially because of how ineffectual his efforts are while still trying to portray them as a good thing. Which brings me to another problem: it has no idea how to reinforce the themes it's trying to push, the one time Kio convinces someone to give peace a chance they're immediately killed for the sake of cheap drama, invalidating the entire thing. And so on.

Also, while you say it's more interesting that Destiny I would say the proof is in the pudding, and the fact that Destiny has had daily threads here since the board started to discuss both it's problems and it's successes while AGE is virtually forgotten would say otherwise. Destiny may have been bad, but it knew who it was shooting for and found it's audience - AGE tried to rope in everyone and found no real audience.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:04 UTC+1 No.11128910 Report

>>11128901
>While AGE might have maintained it's protagonists, it couldn't maintain it's antagonists

And Destiny couldn't maintain either. It's an all-around worse trainwreck.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:04 UTC+1 No.11128911 Report

>>11128901
>AGE tried to rope in everyone and found no real audience.
Well, fujoshi liked it to some degree, even only if because of the Level 5 association.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:09 UTC+1 No.11128919 Report
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>>11128901>AGE is...
>>11128901
>AGE is virtually forgotten
what we have age threads all the time
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:14 UTC+1 No.11128929 Report

>>11128910
Specifically, Destiny sets up the idea that Kira might be jumping the gun, but then that's dropped halfway through and the logic of the universe bends around his will. The ZAFT characters are only depicted as antagonists depending on who they're fighting in a particular episode. The Archangel side tries to villainize the Minerva side by accusing them of the self-centered shit the Archangel is doing.

AGE, on the other hand, at least sets up the very simple structure of Asuno family=good; Vegans=crazy, and mostly sticks to it. And in a lot of ways, Flit's character becomes just as genocidal as Ezelcant. The key difference here is AGE at least acknowledges it as a major plot point and shows Flit needs to calm the fuck down and get over his shit. The way it happens in the final episode is entirely too convenient, but at least SOMETHING happens.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:17 UTC+1 No.11128939 Report

I understand that you live an extremely busy life of watching only the absolute greatest anime, but this is one decision you're going to have to make your own.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:17 UTC+1 No.11128941 Report

>>11128911
but it still didn't do well enough with them to save it.

they may have been willing to give it a chance when it aired more-so than gunota because of said level-5 and not caring about muh gritty whatever, but it failed to hold them even after the show ended or even produce enough interest to dish out the typical merchandise they like such as chibi trading figures and sparkly pink mirrors and makeup bags and crap that 00 got. or a closer comparison to the batshit insane fanbase dedication that inazuma eleven or danbal senki get.

so in the end it still didn't find an audience.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:24 UTC+1 No.11128966 Report

>>11128910

> Destiny couldn't maintain either

Durandal's existence says otherwise. He was pretty obviously a villain from the get-go and he was still the villain in the end. He also got his comeuppance, unlike Ezelcant. You can find Destiny worse if you want, I'm not really trying to change your mind - just pointing out to the OP that ti does have it's issues and that some (quite a few even) find it worse than Destiny due to them. AGE is mediocre even at it's best in my opinion, and doesn't even have many episodes that rise to that level. Destiny is never that great either in my opinion, but the opening 10 episodes or so are better than anything in AGE to me, bar perhaps the first 3 or so episodes of Kio's arc and there's more good episodes even in that short stretch than AGE can boast, so along with all the issues I mentioned I just can't agree that Destiny is better.

>>11128919

We have one or two a week at best. We have that many Destiny a day. Over a decade after it aired. One is obviously a lot more discussed than the other. We also have more 00 threads, Turn-A threads, Zeta, ZZ, Victory threads etc. than it - and they're all a lot older. We probably have more F91 threads and that's also a trainwreck due to production issues and only 90 minutes long.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:26 UTC+1 No.11128980 Report

>>11128966

> that Destiny is better

That AGE is better rather, derp.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:35 UTC+1 No.11129011 Report
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>What's /m/'s...
>What's /m/'s opinions
they think its shit, they think everything is shit, Your favorite show? its shit. least favorite show? well its shit you know that.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:40 UTC+1 No.11129028 Report

>>11128941
>sparkly pink mirrors and makeup bags and crap that 00 got
It got.. what..?
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:40 UTC+1 No.11129031 Report

>>11128772
AGE a shit. VF-kun loves it ,though.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:48 UTC+1 No.11129058 Report

>>11128814
>Gundam Build Fighters is the Final Fantasy 9 of Gundams. AGE is the Final Fantasy 13 of Gundams
That's almost accurate, but the actual FFXIII of Gundams would be SEED because it fits all the requirements.

Age is more like...one of those FF spinoffs that nobody likes or cares about, like Chocobo Racing or something

>>11129031
You know he was trolling about that right?

Like it was so obvious even before he admitted as such
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)01:58 UTC+1 No.11129082 Report
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>>11129028a bunch of...
>>11129028
a bunch of really weird shit was released under movic. really cutesy straps/keychains, mirrors, pouches, note holders, other random crap
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:05 UTC+1 No.11129103 Report

>>11128941
At least they gave it a chance. I know /m/ was shitting on it before it even aired.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:06 UTC+1 No.11129105 Report

>>11129103
Just like Aldnoah
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:15 UTC+1 No.11129131 Report
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>>11129082found some...
>>11129082
found some more pics of other shit
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:16 UTC+1 No.11129134 Report
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>>11129131
>>11129131
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:18 UTC+1 No.11129137 Report

>>11129134
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:19 UTC+1 No.11129141 Report

>>11129137
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:20 UTC+1 No.11129143 Report

>>11129134
is there any Regene, Revive or Exia key chains?
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:20 UTC+1 No.11129145 Report

>>11129141
another mirror
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:23 UTC+1 No.11129152 Report

>>11129137
>>11129141
>Setsuna doing what he does best
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:23 UTC+1 No.11129153 Report

>>11128772

AGE shit the bed when it got to the Kio arc, but up through the end of the Asemu arc, I was enjoying it quite a bit. I liked seeing a Gundam protagonist who wasn't Jesus Incarnate as soon as he entered the cockpit.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:26 UTC+1 No.11129166 Report

>>11129153
beginning of Kio arc was pretty fun, personally that first couple of episodes should have been its own series. Kio runs around with Grumpy Grandpa Flit on the Diva blowing up Vegans saving federation bases every episode.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:27 UTC+1 No.11129170 Report

>>11129152
sausage in the mouth?

trained from the best of course.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:29 UTC+1 No.11129175 Report

>>11129166

Yeah. Problem with the Kio arc started cropping up just before the Diva returned to space.

The whole thing felt rushed, especially about the time the FX came in to play. Imagine how that series would have panned out if Kio had to fight and stop Flit when Flit's bloodlust drove him to do something unforgivable.

There were so many ways AGE could have been good, but it was just not meant to be.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:29 UTC+1 No.11129177 Report

>>11128772
Just watch a few episodes of each yourself. Bloody fucking shit enough with the need for hand holding.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:30 UTC+1 No.11129185 Report

Age is good for the flit and asemu parts of the story. I dropped it after because the next kid melted my brain. also to the person who says WE DONT DISCUSS IT EVER SO IT IS BAD. victory and X say hi. they normally get like one thread a week and are much better than both AGE and Destiny.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:31 UTC+1 No.11129187 Report

Age is good for the flit and asemu parts of the story. I dropped it after because the next kid melted my brain. also to the person who says WE DONT DISCUSS IT EVER SO IT IS BAD. victory and X say hi. they normally get like one thread a week and are much better than both AGE and Destiny.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:32 UTC+1 No.11129191 Report

>>11129185
Victory and X and even Turn A all get more threads than AGE.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:34 UTC+1 No.11129204 Report

>>11129185

You realize I never said that it not getting much discussion meant that it was automatically bad right? One anon said that he thought Destiny was more interesting than AGE and I pointed out that Destiny still gets more discussion on a daily basis than AGE does despite being around 10 years older than it, so it's kind of hard to take that seriously. I only said it was bad in conjunction with a lot of other issues with the show. I also specifically listed Victory as a show that still gets more discussion than AGE despite being 20 years older than it.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:36 UTC+1 No.11129212 Report

so number of thread on /m/ means how good it is?
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:37 UTC+1 No.11129216 Report

>>11129212
>can't quote
>can't into reading comprehension
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:43 UTC+1 No.11129233 Report

>>11128772
AGE had a neat concept but too many problems. Incompetent writer, odd characterisation, inconsistent characterisation. I love Season 2 of AGE though, even if you skip AGE I recommend you watch Asemu's arc. Dat Woolf kicking ass and dat SUPA PIROTO Asemu.

Build Fighters has Ramba Ral, excessive shipping, hot-blooded fist fights, cameos and references to literally every series, an incredibly lovable cast, and Char coming to laugh at Amuro. That alone should tell you how much I love Build Fighters.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:46 UTC+1 No.11129241 Report

>>11129191
>X
Not sure about that
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:46 UTC+1 No.11129242 Report

>>11129233
>excessive shipping
This isn't a good thing.

>an incredibly lovable cast
This is debatable. The best of the cast was the side characters. The main cast ranged from forgettable (Sei, his mom) to downright shit (Reiji, Aila, China).
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:49 UTC+1 No.11129252 Report

>>11129242
>>excessive shipping
>This isn't a good thing

I found it fun. Especially Fellini/ Kirara.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:51 UTC+1 No.11129255 Report

>>11129252
tumblr is waiting for you.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:55 UTC+1 No.11129268 Report

>>11129255
You seem to forget that during the BF threads, all of /m/ was busy shipping Sei/ China from epside 2 all the way to the end, Reiji/ Aila before from Episode 8 all the way to episode 21, and Ramba Ral/ Rinko the whole series.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)02:59 UTC+1 No.11129280 Report

>>11129268
>all of /m/
Ahaha, no.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)03:02 UTC+1 No.11129298 Report

>>11129268
A handful of people were shitting up threads and were constantly called out for it. I remember it clearly.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)03:05 UTC+1 No.11129313 Report

>>11129268
>Ramba Ral/ Rinko

Wait, there are people who actually took that seriously? I thought it was a joke.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)03:12 UTC+1 No.11129338 Report

>>11129313
that's shippers for you.
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VF-kun 07/26/14(Sat)04:01 UTC+1 No.11129487 Report

>>11129058
Gundam AGE is the Citizen Kane of Gundam.
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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)13:48 UTC+1 No.11130867 Report

>>11129313
It probably was. There is only one woman for Ramba.
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