Ah man, I was thinking about /m/ shows today and I really miss GBF
Wait is this the kit in the series or a kit of the kit in the series?
It's a kit of the kit in the series. The actual kit in the series had a full internal frame and all sorts of shit.
Presumably it might be a kit in the series too because if you're a world famous international gunpla fight champion they would make kits of your kit, for your fans, like how gladiators had action figures.
>Though often dismissed as uncivilized brutes by Roman historians, the gladiators won massive fame among the lower classes. Their portraits graced the walls of many public places; children played with gladiator action figures made of clay; and the most successful fighters even endorsed products just like the top athletes of today. They were also renowned for their ability to make Roman women swoon. Graffiti from Pompeii describes one fighter who “catches the girls at night in his net” and another who is “the delight of all the girls.” Many women wore hairpins and other jewelry dipped in gladiator blood, and some even mixed gladiator sweat—then considered an aphrodisiac—into facial creams and other cosmetics.
>there is a large enough consumer base out there for this to justify the production of this product
>if you're a world famous international gunpla fight champion they would make kits of your kit, for your fans, like how gladiators had action figures.
Why not go with a more contemporary example?
>which allows you to rub your genitals in more pleasurable ways
you know what other ways you can use fetish lube?
You know, even with the fucked up direction this thread quickly took, it raises a point. People actually liked Sei. Some wanted to put their penis in him, but it's more that he was likable as a character too, with an engaging personality.
If you look at Try and IBO, they don't have that. Even G-Reco's characters might have had quirks but the majority of them had completely flat personalities. People only liked the girls from Try as fucktoys.
It's a bad sign when the best scenes in Try involve the main characters getting their shit pushed in.
Sekai with the edgy other fighting kid styling on him with MMA
Yuu with the previously established Kawaguchi and Fumina with the R63 Kawaguchi.
I cannot think of any other memorable scenes in Try.
I remember the times when Adou was kicking in Yuuma's shit, and Tryon-3.
I remember that Naruto-like end fight between Sekai and the blonde guy and the Crossblunder fight too, because they were so mindmeltingly awful they're with me forever now.
Your Ameijin Exia isn't Flamenco enough yet
GBF was so nice. It was like a big 'we do care' from Bandai. Gundam franchise needed that really badly IMO.
Try sucked, I finished Destiny but couldn't swallow Try. They really shouldn't have tried again.
Would anybody care if I started dumping assorted images from the /gbf/ days?
When we knew this show was going to be fun when shit like this could get made
So was the collage for the last episode. I have a feeling they wanted people to do that with Try Burning after the final battle in its series when it was posed with a fist out but no one gave a fuck.
>So was the collage for the last episode
Which I do have
I was really really into this pairing when the show was airing. I don't know why, I just thought it was unbelievably cute
There really needs to be more shows out there where everybody is paired off with no drama
Not gonna lie, China got on my nerves pretty fast. Almost every time she's in a shot she says "Iori-kun"
Or when the SBS is getting beaten she goes "Iori-Kun's Gunpla..."
It just got very old very fast. She felt like Orihime from Bleach.
The answer to this is really very simple. As you can see in this thread, there was a lot of love in GBF and the people making it knew their shit. The people who made Try didn't. That's all.
It is called "not having enough time to properly plan out a series, hiring a noob director, not having enough good staff, and having practically zero budget/time for animation so we have STOCK FOOTAGE ZUKI"
>GBF is 10/10
I sometimes wonder if /m/ ever really watched shonen tournemtn anime since S1 was quite predictable by all means
>GBF is the combined Heaven of all Gundam timelines
>Everyone alive there died somewhere else
>Sei died during Bloody Valentine
>Mao died during X's mass colony drop
>Aila was experimented on by Oakland Newtype labs
>Fumina's dad was a GM pilot and she got caught in the crossfire at Jaburo
>Yuuma got gassed by the Titans
>Fellini was a Leo pilot with OZ
>Kirara was vaporized during Operation Stardust
>Sekai was eaten by the Devil Gundam
>Reiji was one of those stock footage ZAFT pilots getting killed over, and over, and over, and over
I was impressed by the amount of non-Gundam tributes and homages BF and BF TRY had.
>Ryu Knight Gundam
>Ez-SR being the Dragonar team
And probably some others, but that's what's jumping to mind riiiight off the bat.
I think /m/ (or at least a portion of it) is more angry about MUH NIPPON SAMURAI HONOUR being shoved in their face in that episode, with that out of the way
>Expect any variant GM Sniper II to beat any variant of Kampfer
Everyone was annoyed at them because they were full on GUNPLA IS SERIOUS BUSINESS NO TIME FOR KIDS HERE IN THIS WAR FOR ADUUUUUULTS.
So naturally people on /m/ loved them because we're all manchildren too.
They're just your faggot friends who get WAY too into the meta of a game when you just want to play for fun. I know it's a national tournament but it's a kid's show first. Winning isn't everything. That's why Fellini battled Sei and Reiji. Despite the damage he would sustain, he felt the spirit of the sport and honoring your opponent comes first.
I still like the implication that the Star Build Strike or the Sengoku Astray or whatever weren't just as well-built as any other kit in the tournament.
No man, it was totally just plavsky hax that won the day.
>Sei is Camille in his coma.
>Rinko is his projection of a non-shit mom.
>Reiji is his Quattro
>Alia is Haman
>China is Fa
as an inception agent diving into Camille's consciousness
Meijin said it once in GBF in the episode before he gets brainwashed. but he said it in a different context. He said it after he told them about how he was forced to inherit his stepdad's business or something and he didn't want to. Gunplay set him free of that.
To shit on try some more, there were too many OC donut steel suits and not enough customs of existing suits. That was one thing that was great in GBF, the rival was piloting a fucking Kampfer for christ sake.
>ywn become your very own MILF
Literally no point in living.
It's the superior Rinko genes.
If you think just that is fun, you're in for a treat if you watch the series
>Mid-way through GBF
>We learn that because of broadcasting rights shows from 00S2 and later will not show up because of some arbitrary 5 year limit
>Despite the disappointment, we still get a lot of 00S1 cameoes and then get Exia (and then EDGExia)
>Exia was fucked up
>Comes back as Exia Repair
>Among other reasons, thread losing their shit
>Find out later that the staff knew all along from the beginning and specifically waited until the VERY DAY the broadcasting rights on 00S2 would be up so they could animate Repair in the show on the last episode
Niles started out awful but got better. Maybe because they treated him as Caroline's awkward buttboy every time he wasn't in battle.
His fight with Sei was dumb to the max but by then I no longer hated him.
In retrospect, a lot of the stuff /gbfg/ got mad about ended up being kind of stupid.
Like, Nils beating that guy who used Tallgeese, or the Renatos are Kirara. Man there were some people who really had it out for Kirara for a while
If Nils had stayed the way he was at the start, he'd be awful. But they did him well because they didn't play him seriously. Hell, I even liked the Sengoku Astray by the end.
I mean there were things that were "stupid" about BF, no mistake, but it was fun anyway so you could let it slide. Like G Gundam. If you're being a serious cunt all through G Gundam of course it's just stupid, but in the context of the show it's all just good fun.
That's what was missing from Try. The fun. It was the most on-rails taking-itself-seriously bland shounenshit. Not even entertaining shounenshit, but Beyblade tier garbage.
>That's what was missing from Try. The fun. It was the most on-rails taking-itself-seriously bland shounenshit. Not even entertaining shounenshit, but Beyblade tier garbage.
Pretty much. Its biggest sin was being relatively straight-laced compared to literally every gunpla spinoff that came before it (including its own direct precursor).
Remember how halfway through the show every single GBFT general opened with "what went wrong?" followed by 800 posts of misery and people talking about what they wished had happened?
I sometimes wonder if /m/ ended up putting GBF S1 on a pedestal by the time S1 ended due to how much it caters to Gunotas, and then well ... Try happened and /m/ had a meltdown
Still my favorite MAD
>due to how much it caters to Gunotas
Is this some sort of problem?
Like I thought that was like at least a third of the appeal
>Is this some sort of problem?
It isn't, mind you I might be in the minority of preferring my references to be a bit less in your face
I for one thought a very large part of the series appeal was how very blatant and numerous the Gundam references were to the point that it became somewhat of a visual game to all the Gunotas. Without it getting too much in the way so new people wouldn't be totally lost
The only things I even remember about Try are Fumina's delicious body, the GM Cardigan, and Fumina getting NTRed.
It's aight. Nothing special outside references, which were usually never cleverly done, and the OST was good. I almost forgot about the handful of some really good fights. Was Try's as good? Don't even remember.
>It was fun to watch
Not all the time. At least to me. Thought the Aina subplot was terrible, Mao's fight was lame, and some other stuff. It's not like I said it was bad. You're aware it's degrees of fun?
The comedy between Reiji and Aina fighting over food, the cliffhanger where he gets his hand hurt (oh, no, how will the match turn out?), succumbing to tired tsundere antics, the disappointing fight despite all the hype, and so on. Sorry, wasn't really a fan. It wasn't all bad, though.
You honestly think Qubeley vs. SBS stood up to the other top matches? I disliked how fast the funnels were taken out and I believe SBS's major weapons were, too. Been awhile. Fellini's fight against her was better.
You continue the circlejerk or actually talk about why you like things. I could easily direct that question towards you.
You don't even remember that the character's name is Aila or that her entire subplot is a reference to cyber newtypes, something in almost every single Gundam series. Why should anyone give a shit what you think? You're a retard.
>You honestly think Qubeley vs. SBS stood up to the other top matches?
No, but Aina and Reiji's character interactions were hilarious, cute and among the most entertaining parts of the show.
Try's supporting characters weren't as endearing as S1's.
>her entire subplot is a reference to cyber newtypes
Which means I have to like it? You're making no sense and no one's making you respond back. No need to make such a big deal out of a name.
I did like the episode with Sei's dad teaching them how to build gunpla.
>Lets build gunpla together
Spending a whole week, alone, unsupervised, in the woods.
Shia definitely made Sekai a man.
To jump on the train, another thing that was disappointing about Try was the fact that there's this magical other world that exists and is the very thing that makes Gunpla Battle possible, yet it was entirely ignored in the second season.
That's a funny way to spell Aila.
The staff mentioned that they won't explore Arian when S1 was almost finished since it would detract from Gunpla Battle (or something along the line), besides
/m/ needs to learn to fucking let go and let the two fatties eat in peace
>You honestly think Qubeley vs. SBS stood up to the other top matches?
Absolutely. It continued the running theme of the matches in the latter half of the show in that it was completely different in tone from everything else.
>SBS vs Fenice: Rough and tumble brawl.
>SBS vs X Maoh: Underdog fight where you know one side is fucked but at least they tried hard.
>Kampfer Amazing vs GM Sniper: MUH TACTICS
>SBS vs Sengoku Astray: Wuxia.
>Fenice vs Qubeley Papillion: MUH DRAMA
>SBS vs Qubeley Papillion: Monster
Once Aila popped the Embody in vs SBS, Sei and Reiji just get stomped for a while. The scene where the Qubeley just chucks away the SBS' arm then starts shitting out funnels really stands out in my mind because they put a bunch of effort into animating the Qubeley to looking like some crazed beast for that bit.
Oh and after that it ends with the greatest of the Build Knuckle variants: THE EPISODE IS ALMOST OVER SO YOU'RE GOING DOWN IN ONE PUNCH
You can't hate that.
Because it wouldn't do enough damage to win.
If there is ever a season 3 there needs to be a character who uses a kitbash of every graze kit/set.
The Star Build Strike's page in the wiki is hilarious because whoever editing it refuses to accept any knowledge unless it's literally spoonfed to him.
>Discharge Aqua Mode
>The effects and uses of this mode are unknown as it was not used in the anime.
>...The Star Build Strike can also use the absorbed particles to generate numerous small "Plavsky Daggers" from the clear red parts on its legs and use them as projectile weapons. These red parts can also generate several small "Plavsky Power Gates", which are used to increase the speed and/or power of a melee attack.
Oh yeah that's totally just an entirely new power the SBS pulled from its ass with no foreshadowing whatsoever. Not like a mass driver would be useful underwater or anything.
>That has nothing to do with "Aqua" though. Its just a big launcher. Other than its beam sabers the SBS doesn't have anything it can launch on its own either, and beam sabers don't work well underwater.
I figured it was just something Sei added in later.
Didn't mean to green text there.
The improved build knuckle discharge with the gates around the fists is also something that was sort of just pulled out with no foreshadowing as well.
Boring to you you mean.
Aqua Discharge was to be used for a primarily underwater-based battle, where beams aren't as strong and you want physical weapons. So Sei just made a big old mass driver that he could theoretically launch anything at hand with.
It just turned out that the only time the SBS ever ended up underwater, it was against something that was close enough (and not moving) that the Large Beam Cannons could do the job. They ended up never using it until the very end because they were never in a situation where a somewhat slow mass driver would have been more useful than a beam rifle until they had been stripped of their entire salvo.
Meanwhile Build Knuckle just gets something new every fight, it's a rule.
>Boring to you you mean
Yeah, of course. I'm sure others also found them boring, though. The thing about the fight with the X Maoh is it's just the start of the match is it shooting its Satellite Cannon. Not really exciting imagery, then a standard beam saber clash (it's nothing cool like the Zaku fight where they're circling around, feeling each other out), and they shoot each other's weapons. Then it just descends into both shooting weapons out of the frame and then dodging beams coming from outside the frame until another beam saber clash. The worst is the still shots of them battling while damaging each other and then SBS getting disarmed.
Everyone talks about how awesome it is in-series as it goes on, but eh.
I remember one thread when well because it went off topic.
People were speculating on what would happen if Type Moon characters fought using Gunplah in place of Grail Wars. It was the only good GBFT thread in my memory.
It's my favorite episode in Try too. The drama is dumb but the fight is brilliant. THAT'S how I expect them to fight, not just spamming stock footage even until the last episode.
X Maoh ended with a Satellite Cannon Sword.
I can forgive it just for that.
Also I like to think the incredibly obvious budget cutting going on in that fight was a homage to Gundam X.
I rewatched that fight recently, and maybe Try and IBO just lowered my standards but it was actually pretty great. Some really obvious budget cutting, but the choreography is solid enough.
She was absolutely nothing. It's like they tried to combine Rinko and Kirara but she had NO personality whatsoever, no flaws, they tried way too hard to force that she's hot when she has a beyond generic design. She also just disappeared halfway through the show and no one even noticed.
There was like 0 Kirara in nee-san
She was just the means to promote another Beargguy. That one episode where she used Jegan Howareyou on the arrogant guy was her best moment, she could have been a more entertaining character if stuff like that happened more often.
Sorry anon, but Fellini's got that shit locked down
No. This is a land of OTPs only. Pic related
He has to be their descendant.
Problem with Try and IBO is that the pre-production time is really short. You'd think they've learned their lesson after Try but they did the same thing in IBO. In the first episode IBO already looked like shit, I mean Barbatos didn't even move on-screen.
So, what's your dream Build Fighters episode? Here's mine:
Ral gets a booty call from Sei's mom to meet her at the World Tournament Arena. He gets there, turns out it was the PPSE Chairman and Codename C using a voice modifier. All of the Gunpla Mafia is there too. They've stolen all of his Gouf models and they tell him he has to follow all their instructions and whatever happens to him he has to act like he enjoys it. If he doesn't, they will break all of his Goufs and boot Sei and Reiji from the Tournament.
So the next day, Ral walks into a room wearing diapers and a pacifier, acting like a retarded baby. All of the Gunpla mafia is there and they give him the hardest, most brutal gangrape in history. As instructed, Ral acts like he completely enjoys it and asks for more.
Then in walks that guy Tatsuzo from episode 7. Turns out he joined the Gunpla Mafia for revenge. He's been eating a special protein-only diet for weeks just for this. He pulls down his pants and partially defecates the longest, thickest, hardest log ever, and proceeds to use it to give Ral the most furious ass-to-ass action ever recorded. Ral can't hold his tears anymore, but pretends they're from pleasure. It's finally over.
Then the Chairman reveals the room they're in is actually see through from the outside, and they're in the tournament arena. All of the audience has been watching Ral get gangbanged and enjoy it, and it's been broadcasted worldwide. They finally kick him out of the premises, and break all of his models anyway.
Later, Ral runs into Sei's mom, who tells him she didn't know he was such a fag. Her husband walks in and proceeds to have passionate sex with her in front of Ral, and after he finishes, pees all over him, much to her delight.
After the ending credits, Ral is wandering off on a road in the middle of nowhere. A speeding car runs him over and breaks his spine, but it's non lethal. He is left laying there in extreme pain for days, and finally dies of hunger.
I wish she did do more interesting things instead of be a generic aidoru. It would have been neat to see more bearguy fights or some kind of combat bearguy in general.
I didn't really find her design generic, but then again
she appeals to some of my fetishes
Oneechan/Senpai/Idol fetish. It's basically an amalgamation her VA's portfolio.
It's like how Sunrise got the ultimate MILF voice actor, Kotono Mitsuishi to voice Rinko in S1.
I miss GBF too, those were really fun times
I'm probably just an easily pleased plebeian, but I have a thing for redheads, I liked Aida too. I also have this oddly specific thing about girls doing yoga. Plus
I'm a degenerate footfag and the yoga bits also appealed to that in a very subtle way. I appreciate that it wasn't in your face like it is in shows where they deliberately try to pander to me and my ilk