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Can we have a Tomino speak thread?Post your personal favorites.
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Bellri throwing a tantrum is cutest Bellri
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>>13721767
I can decipher that one. That was just Kamille making excuses for himself. I mean he was even called out on that very line for his bullshit.

Try this one out.
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>>13721804
It's only half the quote, "THE WORLD..."

I guess the context is important too. She screams it in the middle of a fight with literally no impetus.
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>>13721804
That was just Char making excuses for himself.
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>>13721818
Maybe it's an excuse but it's a really weird and elaborate excuse to mutter to yourself.
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>>13721817
That was just Aida making excuses for herself being the shittiest pilot in the show.
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>>13721829
The point is that it's a disjointed abrubt sentence.

Do you people not understand what Tomino Speak is?
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>>13721818
No, I reckon that one was Char for once not lying. The most honest moment Char has ever had was that when he was bleating about Lalah being his mother.
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>>13721817
Her and Bell were arguing about SU cord stuff/politics. She was telling Bellri that his worldview was overly simplistic and that life is much more complex than his "Taboo vs good cordists" worldview has room for.

>>13721804
Lalah could have nurtured him so that his newtype powers awakened properly. Char was always a second rate newtype- maybe he figured that he could have managed to do things "the right way" if Lalah was there was to guide him.
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>>13721986
That's not Tominospeak, that's just Char telling the truth in a perfectly comprehensible sentence.
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>>13721986
seems trustworthy to me
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>>13721986
>>13721804
Why doesn't he wear a mask?
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>>13721817
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Do people actually find Tomino speak hard to understand? Cause I've never had an issue and I can't imagine shit like >>13722038 is serious.

It isn't like he is the only writers to have characters be wrong but say stuff anyway, speak in metaphor or lie
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>>13722089

Most of the time I have no problem with it. The only one that I think just plain makes no real sense or has no obvious meaning is Aida's not square line. You can infer what she probably meant from context, as >>13721942 said, but even then it doesn't really seem to fit what she's trying to say. Char's line about Lalah is kind of weird too, but I think is meant to be weird, because even Amuro, the only person to hear it, reacts like it's a weird thing to say. The meaning is more obvious in that one, but it's still weird regardless.

They might be the only ones I have a problem with because they're the only ones I remember since they come up so often though. Still, having watched 0079, Zeta, Victory, Turn-A, G-Reco, Xabungle, King Gainer and Ideon I don't remember anything that troubled me or leaving a scene going "what?", so I don't think there was anything where I failed to grasp meaning, even if from context rather than content.
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>>13722105
>but even then it doesn't really seem to fit what she's trying to say.
Yes it does. Subject is not like this, makes as much sense as most idioms
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>>13722105
>skipping ZZ
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>>13722229
His loss.
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>He's just a human. Humans are just human.
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>>13722414
You are so easy-going.
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>>13722105
Why do people think characters saying dumb shit is bad writing? I hear people say dumb shit all the time, it's a very real part of being human. Aida probably thought she said something super badass, like Harry's "UNIVERSE!"
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>>13721817

"it doesn't have sides"
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>>13722419
Why do you think this is the work of a ghost?
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>>13721817
>>13722105
I never had a problem with this. I think she was being knocked around in the gundam by then, and was getting frustrated. 'The world is not square' is her basically saying 'what you are following/believing is stupidly, self-evidently wrong.' The Earth was directly below them at that point, so it was basically saying 'you are so wrong it hurts to talk to you,' in a weird Tomino way.
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>>13722698

"UNIVERSE" was super badass.

I think people expect every main character to have dramatic anime monologues meant to titillate the audience, and make some incredible speech about the meaning of loneliness and life. Tomino likes to remind us that people aren't THAT profound 90% of the time, often what they are doing and saying is incredibly haphazard and only partially thought out. Tomino shows are full of unlucky coincidences and dumb misunderstandings. Tomino youth characters especially are usually just saying the first thing that comes to mind and acting impulsively, so of course they are going to be somewhat chaotic.

I think it is a huge improvements over the the overly dramatized and structured kind of characters and plots we get from most modern Anime, where everything is about setting up this perfectly linear and neat structure and making grand gestures all the time. As long as you keep your eyes on the screen you can easily get what is going on, everything that is needed is there.
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>>13721817
I just assumed it meant that the future doesn't have to be a product of the past.
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>>13722988
I WAS BRUISED ALL OVER MY BODY BECAUSE I HAD TO FIGHT NAKED
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>>13723015
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Some of my faves are from Brain Powerd. While this is a joke sub, this is basically what he was saying in the convo.
The other one was when Kanan and Russ casually agree to have a child together as an aside during the convo where she was trying to convince him not to sortie cause of his illness.

>>13723055
I thought from the first time I saw it this is what she meant. If she had said 'the Earth is not flat' I doubt anyone would have had a problem.
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>>13723530
>SES
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God Zeta's so fucking weird

It opens with a child being fiercely bitch slapped for skipping class, then said child goes into a murderous rage because his girly name got called faggy. Then he steals a gundam to ramapge the city.

All while Char disguised as a well dressed mexican does some Operator as fuck shit.
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>>13721804
What did she mean by this?
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The line about samurais from Ideon.
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>>13723640
Char is a virgin.
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>>13723646
Not anymore he isn't
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>>13722038
>in what reality did anyone state the world is ever square

Children will be blessed for
Killing Of Educated Adults
Who Ignore 4 Simultaneous
Days Same Earth Rotation.
Practicing Evil ONEness -
Upon Earth Of Quadrants.

If you would acknowledge
simple existing math proof
that 4 harmonic corner days
rotate simultaneously around
squared equator and cubed
Earth, proving 4 Days, Not
1Day,1Self,1Earth or 1God
that exists only as anti-side.
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>>13723503
She's talking about Reccoa who believes that a woman should follow her heart. Emma is the opposite in that she carries out her duty and puts her feelings to the side. In the end it's shown that Reccoa was wrong since she was letting herself be used by men out of desperation. Emma defeats her but she realizes that she wanted more than just to carry out her duty when she witnesses Henken's death. The realization that she lost someone important to her left Emma without a will to live, and while in shock she was left open to being fatally wounded.

Fa is a balance between the two since she starts out as a child wanting things to return to the way they were, but through Zeta and ZZ she is able to do her duty as well as care for Kamille. Of course, she's able to leave the battlefield in the end, which allows her to live. This is all in line with the anti-war message of Gundam in general. Men can't be men and women can't be women if they're dead.
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>>13723640

His newtype training was never tainted by science. He was one of the few Newtypes who never went to a place like Flallegan or Jupiter
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>>13724715
You know, I never thought of it quite like that before. Especially not with Fa, but that does make plenty a lot of sense.
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I like when tomino-ish scenes pop up in other anime, like this fight from frontier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyxOgud3VP4
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>>13724691
Cubed earth their means earth^3 not earth turned into a cube, and the whole thing is talking about how time is a cube not the earth. Even the educated stupid should be able to decipher that.
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>>13723642

Death in Battle is the preferable option as unwavering loyalty to your commander.
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Go on, I'll wait.
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>>13726465
She wanted a strong, pure son like Usso, and would go as far as she liked to come close to that.

>>13726517
Did you not watch Victory?
That fellow's entire deal was bikes. He fought in them, that particular scene introduces the Kou and Ohtu attack bikes. Too bad I can't remember his name.

Anyways, bikes were basically invincible throughout Victory anyway. Gedlavs, though weak MS, were deadly with their Einerads. Twinrads and other Einerad offshoots were similarly deadly, and Motorad ships were OP as fuck.
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>>13727313
V had a lot of designs I didn't like, but I couldn't hate on giant murder bikes.
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>>13726465
I like how perfect Uso's reaction face to that line is.
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>>13726517
Anime antagonist logic.

Anime is rife with stupid henchmen and antagonists that fetishize their own unique quirks to the point of absurdity and use that as the bullshit logic that drives them. It's like a one-and-done jobber that would be themed around, say, sharp claws or something appearing in a shounen show, and then they'd talk at length about how great claws are for fighting and they're the superior yadda yadda, then they'd fucking die by the end of the episode. Because it's stupid and it makes no sense, but it fills the time.
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>>13727445
Except he was almost completely right. Someone please post that poem about the Motorad.
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