>>13704183 >>13704223 Mobile Suit Gundam aired on Toonami a year before Seed even premiered in Japan. G Gundam started on Toonami a couple months before Seed.
We had this thread recently. While as far as the actual anime goes, X probably would have been the best follow-up to Wing for the North American audience, there were other factors at play. Including that there are virtually no toys for X, which is what made it a no-go.
>>13704194 It's not about appreciating the classics, it's about keeping it popular long enough to grow so that some would be interested in the classics in the first place.
On top of fucked up marketing strategies that didn't work in the US (limiting the God Gundam figs while flooding in Tauros and Mandalas to artificially boost demand), choosing to air an old series that's clearly from an earlier animation era was never going to endear the series to the young viewers when they had more then modern animation available, from Digimon to Pokemon to Cowboy Bebop to whatever else was current at that time period.
>>13704377 >I am surprised they didn't show Stardust Memory. But they did.
They aired 0080, 0083, and Char's Counterattack on Toonami or Adult Swim. I know because I found a VHS still with a recording of 08th MS Team and a partial recording of 0083 on it (my DVR back then) not too long ago.
0083 was why I bought 2 GP-02A DX figures from Target and Walmart back then, and had it dual-wielding Atomic Bazookas.
Did they? I remember 08th MS Team.. truthfully, I never cared for Gundam when I was a kid. Only really watched Sailor Moon, DBZ, and Tenchi. I remember watching Wing and thought Heero was too weird and psychotic, it was the specific scene where he kind of pops his leg back into place.
>>13704430 They atopped selling the toys in easily accessible places and the target demographic of the time grew up and therefore out of it. Compare that to western propertoes with much stronger market presences.
It's just bullshit "90's kids" spread around, when in reality the ratings began to fucking drop. It's why Adult Swim stopped showing anime for a while. When reruns of Family Guy get 3x the ratings of other stuff they're showing, then what's the point?
>>13704206 >MSG Airs on PBS >Various old people and college professors Fall in love with it >Gundam experiences a Renaissance in the west brought on by old respectable Gents >Hobby Shops that sell Gunpla are overran by guys in tweed jackets buying them up and building them in bottles
>>13704702 Truth hurts huh. Anyway maybe the increase of Hispanic programming will change things. Mind you I wasn't trying to insult anyone: until 30 years ago barely anyone was fluent in English here. These things take time.
0083 was supposed to air on Toonami, but was held back for Adult Swim's action block, which debuted in January 2002. A good chunk of the OVA was presented in edited form because of this, and somehow, the ads even showed the uncut version, while the actual broadcast removed blood.
>>13704849 Speaking of which, and i'm sorry for thread derailing since my self confidence died out on meagain but should i skip x and g and write a letter to both this thread and Thatanimesnob that i'm genuinely, legitimately fucking sorry that i can't control my taste in Taiwanese robot cartoons just because they sound appealing?
>>13704502 >>13704696 Nigger it's a cartoon. Mr. Yokoyuki Desusamasempai isn't going to wisk you away to Nippon where your real 2D waifu will give you a titjob just because you listen to hammy Japanese actors instead of hammy Canadian actors.
>>13710379 >implying I didn't watch G recently Even without nostalgia, it stands out as one of the best Gundam TV series. Hell, its only real competition is Turn A. X and 0079 manage a somewhat distant third place.
>>13710385 >space colonies replace war with giant robot battles, which is impractical as fuck
>1. Giant robots are kind of a meaningless medium, why not just have a martial arts tourney? >2. Without war, population levels would surely increase. Sure you could argue "make more space colonies" but that is an unnecessary amount of time and resources. >3. I watched a human man catch bullets between his fingers... I understand this is a cartoon about giant fighting robots... but Jesus christ. >4. Pretending each nation will exist as it does hundreds of years from now..
Now, I will say, I enjoyed the series. It was robo mortal kombat... what kind of person would dislike that? But it was campy AF
How come the japs never tried to inject the first Gundam into American tv back in the 70s or 80s? They could of got their market going and the 80s was when pop culture was very weeb for its time (just look at how many stuff had martial arts, ninjas, samruais, and moonrunes back then)
>>13710429 >I can't handle impractical giant robots in only this one single giant robot cartoon and that makes it worse than even the most substandard of the other giant robot cartoons it shares a name with
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