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As far as Gundam series go, it seems there are very few Gundams,

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As far as Gundam series go, it seems there are very few Gundams, especially those used by protagonists, that break the RX-78 mold. Even the Turn A looks like a rounded RX-78. I get that many of them are designed by the same artists, but doesn't anyone ever get tired of it?
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>>13452492
>I want a Gundam that don't look like a Gundam
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>>13452492
That's the point. And yes, I'm tired of it.

Also we have a series airing right now with a Gundam that's actually fresh. The G-Self was too. And the Turn A is the most fresh.
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>>13452492
>God won't kill every Gundam nerd on /m/
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>>13452518
Suicide is not the answer anon
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There's always stuff like Gaia Gear.
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>>13452492

Tomino tried to stop that as early as Zeta but Bandai/Sunrise keeps shooting him down.
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>>13452513
>Turn A is the most fresh
Turn A was not fresh. Dat moustache was wiggety wiggety wack, yo. Barbatos is funky funky fresh fo sho.
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>>13452520
KEKS
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>>13452537

What did he try to do with Zeta that Sunrise shot down?
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>>13452577
Compared to things like the RX-79[g], Unicorn, Nu, Strike, etc the Zeta and ZZ look pretty different design-wise. They still get the parade colors that Tomino never wanted on the RX-78 though.
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>>13452577

As the story goes, the Hyaku Shiki was supposed to be the lead unit.
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>>13452534
>tfw no Gaia Gear translation
>or anime
>or kits
It hurts.

>>13452577
The original Zeta design was what ended up being the Hyaku Shiki.
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>>13452587

I agree that the design of the Zeta itself is about as different from the original Gundam as the Turn-A is. I don't think it's all that different though at the end of the day, and really, it's just a refinement of the original's aesthetic to look more modern. It certainly wasn't doing any thing to fundamentally change the design. And that was something Tomino himself chose from what I gather, over units like the Hyaku Shiki that Nagano had drawn. Not that the Hyaku Shiki is massively different either, but the point is more that Tomino picked the Zeta design to be the lead one.
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>>13452591
The story is that various mechanical designers drew up different designs for Zeta's lead Gundam, the ones that weren't chosen were still used in the show for other purposes. Psyco and Hyaku shiki (Nagano's effort) were originally meant as concepts for the lead gundam.
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>>13452534
I really wish there was an animated adaptation of this series. Following the radio drama translations has been a fucking delight.
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>>13452598
>tfw no Gaia Gear translation
Some guy was translating audio-books or radio shows, I can't remember. He posted the links here.
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>>13452492
>gundam is endlessly regurgitated bullshit
Good job OP, you figured it out. Now go watch other shows.
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>>13452537
>Bandai/Sunrise keeps shooting him down

OCHIRO!
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>>13452680
SHIZUMEEEEE
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>>13452699
Why can't this be an actual joke account?
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>>13452513
I suppose the exia is pretty different too
I hope they keep it up for future series
I get the need for consistency in uc, but all au suits between g and destiny feel like they're recycling old designs
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>>13452714
G and Wing were developed right on top of each other, and G was the first AU, so I'd argue those are pretty excusable.... then there's X, which is clearly alt-UC, hence the need to maintain visual continuity with the main series. Turn A breaks the mold, but then we're back to Seed and Seed Destiny which are UC reboots.....

It's not really that strange when you think about it.
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make same gundam
>cool we'll take it, could be more unique tho

make different gundam
>WAAAAH SO UGLY THIS ISN'T GUNDAM STOP TRYING TO RUIN GUNDAM I DONT CARE IF TOMINO HIMSELF WAS BEHIND IT WAAAAH WHERE'S MY GUNDAM

blame the "elitist gundam fans"
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Zeta, Turn A, the 00 leads, G-Self and Barbara are all very different to the RX78, and that's only counting lead units in animated shows
You need to watch some more gendum matey
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>>13452630
>>13452623
>>13452598
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tGYRJFh0f8&noredirect=1
He's translated to 15 of 26
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>>13452513
Of course I remember when they first showed the Barbatos and there was a fairly strong backlash against the design. Mostly about it's thin armorless waist.
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OP look at this beautiful face
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>>13452974
That was before anyone knew about the whole frame gimmick though.
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>>13452982
I feel like everyone's warmed up to Barbados Slim because it is different for a purpose. The series is pretty different in terms of who its main characters are. It's not just different for the sake of being different.

At least from the perspective of the more conservative gundam fans. I'm pretty fine with different for the sake of being different.
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>>13452975
>Zeta
>Psyco MK II
>ZII
>MK III

Kazumi is simply the best Gundam designer there is.
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>>13452492
If it didn't look slightly like the RX, why would it even be a called gundam? Mobile suits of the same line will look similar.
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It's the iconic look. It's like asking why all the Enterprise's in Star Trek all have the same basic shape. That's what people recognize.

A better question is why the protagonist units always always have the same generic set up of shield rifle and sabers and maybe an extra cannon or two. If they have other option packs, like Impulse and Strike they'll still opt for the usual set up half the time. 00 changed it up a bit with sword guns, an other AU's occasionally poke around with this but it's usually the same.

Even Gundam X went from the usual shield/gun combo and single big saber, to machine gun and unique Divider shield, to the usual rifle shield and two sabers loadout.
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>>13452776
Nice. I'll have to give a listen soon.

>>13453025
I didn't really like the Barbatos because of the waist, until I saw it in motion. Then it quickly became one of my favorite designs.

Damn thing looks amazing. Really could use some kind of FSS-style mecha corset, though.
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>>13453495
I liked the Psycho MKIII. Wish there was a model of that.
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>>13452974
I still think it's a Gundamified unused design leftover from Valvrave's planning period.
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>>13453993
No it doesn't. They look nothing alike and have no similarities.
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>>13452492
SEED and Wing had awful Gundam.
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I wonder why there hasn't been any main Gundams based on Zeta's design, considering how popular it is. Even ZZ regained a lot of traits from the RX-78 that Zeta didn't have.
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>>13455042
>ZZ regained a lot of traits from the RX-78 that Zeta didn't have

Some examples?
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Gundam is not about Gundam.
It's all about grunts.
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>>13455057
I bloody wish that was true, anon.
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>>13455056
The ZZ dumped the Zeta's mouthplate for a more traditional grill, and aside from all the gimmicks, is a lot like the FA Gundam with it's double beam rifle, heavy armor, and shoulder cannons. It gets a bit more noticable with the Enhanced and FA ZZ, since those dump the transformation and combination gimmicks for being useless for it.
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>>13455057
I wish. It was by far the best part of ZZ
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>>13455089
So in terms of the robot's design itself, the faceplate alone is the lot of traits?
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>>13452492
I hate RX782 clones, but if it's not going to look like a Gundam, why call it a Gundam?

>>13452776
>>13452630
The radio drama has some differences with the novels though.
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>>13452741
The barbatos is literally awful though, and that isnt even considering the awful 00 LINES LINES LINES artstyle
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>>13452537
Didn't the original Turn A design get Shot Down for being too different?
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>>13455979
Yea, it got turned into the SUMO from what I remember.
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>>13455171
>tfw plebs with shit taste
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>>13456006
>>13455979
Yup, here's a fan art of the prototype in Gundam colors.
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>>13455171
Zeta has more lines than Exia.
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>>13452537
Oh, don't give the bald coot any props for that. He's regretful about hiring Mead for Turn A.
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>>13453993
>>13455027
The Barbatos was designed by Naohiro Washio, the same hack who made the freaking Thrones
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>>13456231
Eins is the only good one.
Arche >>>>>>>> Zwei
Drei is unsalvagable shit
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>>13452766
G-Self isn't even that different either, it's just a more round RX-78 with glowy blue bits and white horns instead of the white V-fun.
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>>13452513
God I love those feet.
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What makes a Gundam "Gundam"?
Shit like Hydra, G-Lucifer and Ez-8 count as Gundams despite both lacking V-fins.
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>>13456231
Barbatos sure looks much better than the pieces of shit the Thrones are.
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>>13456291
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>>13456291
So does the Victory Hexa.
Also thank you for Huckebein.
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>>13456291
> Hydra

Made of Gundanium Alloy, so that's why it counts I guess.

> G-Lucifer

The "G" prefix?

> Ez8

It still has the trademark "Gundam face". Besides, the Ez8's nothing more than a rebuilt RX-79 [G] Ground Gundam with slightly better parts.
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>>13456231
>Naohiro Washio
Why does he get flak for VVV? He didn't design the VVVs, the guy that designed Chamber did.
Also he designed the Fafners which are pretty snazzy.
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>>13456291
What's that thing right above the Huckebein? I don't recognise it.
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>>13456327
>Gundanium Alloy
Mercurius and Vayeate

>"G"
G-Rach

>Gundam face
pic related
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>>13456337
Something CAST-related from PSO2?
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>>13456336
Because Makoto Ishiwata isn't as easy to associate to "arbitrary thing I hate."
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>>13453495
If only MK III's shield didn't look like it was borrowed from L-Gaim.
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>>13456341
Well, then I guess that means that if the writers/Bandai say it's a Gundam, then it's a Gundam.

Though I did point out that the Ez8 was a rebuilt RX-79[G] Gundam, so it's got that going for it.
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>>13456231
What does that have to do with vvvs being a terrible design.
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>>13456659
What does your post have to do with my dick in your mom
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>>13452492
I get tired of the color schemes for sure.

>blue
>red
>yellow
>white

I wish there were more mechs that took on a more realistic color scheme. Something similar to a NASA spacecraft with a lot of different shades of white and black.
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>Hurrrr the Gundams all look like the RX-78-2

The Zeta looked completely different. It had an entirely different design philosophy. It's even a transformer. Like what the fuck.

Or what about the Exia? Was that not different enough?
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>>13457385
This for example. Anyone have more mechs with a similar color scheme?
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>>13457401
Arbalest?
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>>13457401
Ez8 and Gundam Mk II?
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>>13457401
That's still the gendum parade color scheme.

The red and blue are just really really dark.
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>>13457435
But the reds, blues, and yellows are not very dominant. Yes they are much darker. I like how the white is much more dominant on this suit.

>>13457407
>>13457420
Yes, correct.
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This is why Zeta Gundam is so fucking great.

(Or rather, it's one of the many reasons why Zeta Gundam is so fucking great.)
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>>13457385
>>13457401
Not Goondem, but what about this bad boy? You like him?
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>>13457507
Just one question....
Does it come in black?
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>>13457530
Cop car colors, literally.

Though at least it makes sense, patrol labors are the giant robot equivalent of a police interceptor. Gotta go with police vehicle colors obviously.
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>>13457538
Black is inferior color to red though.
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>>13457604
Bolshevik pls.
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>>13457385
Well...
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>>13455042

Well, there is the AGE-2. That follows the Zeta design cues pretty well and is a main Gundam. It's probably the only one though. Unless you wanted to count Exia for having a mouthplate instead of a grill I guess.
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>>13456241
>Drei is unsalvagable shit
Drei looks like that early concept art of the nu, i.e., it's dogshit. Suck a fuck Naganofags.154
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>>13452537
>Tomino tried to stop that as early as Zeta
I got that impression from how different the Zeta looks from Gundams that came after it. Nothing else really had that triangular look like the Zeta did.
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