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Fall 2014 Anime overview – picks and flops

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Anime held during Fall are usually plentiful and usually contain the highest quality anime among other seasons of the year. Here are some of the picks and flops that I’ve managed to catch over the past two weeks.

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G-Reco: About “Sky Gundam”

Pretty nice design isn’t it? Apparently this is one of the 3 pictures given as an “Early Designs Set” to attendees of the “Creators Talk Night” event at the last screening of G-Reco’s special advance cut at Shinjuku Piccadilly. But is it an early design of G-Self or a hint of the mid-season upgrade?

The answer is its NOT both.
More after the jump.

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Gundam Build Fighters Try PV, G-Reco update

An English subbed PV was uploaded on YouTube yesterday (22/8) found out via Gundam Guy, watched it and thought I’d write something on it :P

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Double the Gundam goodness coming October!

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We know that G-Reco will be going on Japan TV in the coming October (but before that episode 1-3 will show in select theaters in August and than on the docomo Anime Store in September).

Just today the next title in the Gundam Build Fighters series is revealed! Gundam Build Fighters Try will also be showing coming October. So its going to be double the “G” this October!

With the GBF Try offcial site launch, the G-Reco site has also been updated.
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Completing the G-Reco translation

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The “Gundam Reconguista in G” official site just got a major update recently, especially interesting is the “World” section of the site which contains information on the story, characters, mecha and a glossary.

Gundam.info had translated the story, characters and mecha pages so I thought maybe I could complete it and translate the glossary section :P

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Ways for Destiny to appeal to the Japanese/Asian market

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With the short week-long alpha launch of Destiny last week during E3, much of the elements within the gameplay look very promising. Of course, Bungie also announced that a PC version isn’t completely off the radar, so that would naturally be my choice of platform for any kind of First Person Shooter game.

A couple of months ago, Bungie announced that they’ll be spending US$500,000,000 (that’s five hundred million for those who can’t count the zeroes) for Destiny’s projected 10-year life cycle, which include everything from development to marketing and the like. That is a lot of money, probably more than World of Warcraft has ever invested in thus far, and definitely more than GTA V.

Since this is mainly a Japanese sub-culture blog, I’ll talk about the elements that may work with the Japanese and Asian market when it comes to content.

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Gunpla Build Fighters – 9 episodes on

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Yes I know this isn’t Build Fighters, but Gundam Breaker’s concept is very similar

So pretty much every person who remotely knows about Gundam and Gunpla started watching Build Fighters. So what makes it so alluring and entertaining? And what exactly is the special formula for it? We dissect the past episodes to see what ticks its viewers.
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Gundam Build Fighters: looking back

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So the first animated Gunpla Battle TV series (not counting OVA) is now airing.
But are you aware that the gunpla battle concept goes way back to 1982?

Jump in to take a peek at the predecessors of Gundam Build Fighters!

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Gundam Build Fighters – should purist Gundam fans watch it?

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From the get-go, I’ll say very truthfully that I’m a Universal Century purist. While I have watched (or read) pretty much every Gundam series released to date, I hardly appreciate any Alternate Century stories.

Many would be familiar with Gunpla building as my hobby, and while Gundam Build Fighters is neither UC nor AC, it does have an interesting premise of its own.

Allow me to dive into the details (partially mentioning on what Bandai could possibly hope to do with this series).

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Gundam Build Fighters: the official side stories

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Image from pixiv by Tanaka Hidetomo

The new Gundam anime ‘Gundam Build Fighters‘ just aired in Japan today.
As with the previous series, there will be side stories.
Jump in to take a peek at what GBF have for us on the side!

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