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Gundam, for otakus?

Postby erikN » Wed 09.20.2006 4:26 pm

I've been watching alot of Keroro Gunsou lately wich has alot of Gundam references in it. That has made become intrested in it and I've tried to learn more about the show and Gunplas. I think it's a cool show but when I told my Japanese penpal about it he was a bit shocked beacuse he told me that Gundam was for Otakus and Gunpla for little kids :)

Has anyone else here heard such a thing about Gundam? I can understand that Gunpla is mostly for kids but that the show had such high "Otaku factor" I had no idea of :D
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RE: Gundam, for otakus?

Postby datdo » Wed 09.20.2006 6:28 pm

ooooooooo. u used the o word...jk
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RE: Gundam, for otakus?

Postby kukkii » Wed 09.20.2006 6:35 pm

Gundam just has robots in it, like Transformers, Gundam Wing, etc.
But... I absolutely HATE gundam! ANYTHING with the word gundam!
Gundamn = robots..
Robots are scary! They speak so weird!! O___O;
Fear the robots!
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RE: Gundam, for otakus?

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 09.20.2006 8:06 pm

Gundam is pretty much exclusively Otaku territory.

FEAR THE GUNDAM. :o
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RE: Gundam, for otakus?

Postby datdo » Sun 09.24.2006 2:08 am

yeah...I don't like gundams...evangelions are so much better: http://www.electricferret.com/fights/issue_143.htm

y does keroro like gundams so much? I think its his only flaw. Without it, he could definently rule the world.

And this reminds me of when I was chatting with some kids on Trickster last night and one said that he was a japanese otaku. Then everyone nearby also said they were otaku and they asked me if I was otaku. That seemed to contrast with some of the beliefs that in Japan otaku = bad in the way that trekkie = no life in Western society.
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RE: Gundam, for otakus?

Postby Harisenbon » Mon 09.25.2006 4:00 am

That seemed to contrast with some of the beliefs that in Japan otaku = bad in the way that trekkie = no life in Western society.


You were on trickster...

If you went to a Trekkie convention, would all of them refer to themselves as trekkies? Would the people at the football game next door think that trekkies had no life?

It's all a matter of perspective.
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RE: Gundam, for otakus?

Postby queshaw » Mon 09.25.2006 8:12 pm

Gundams can kiss my bum. The real fans retire in homes with all girl dolls that they marry and make dinner for. Short of that you're just slacking.
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RE: Gundam, for otakus?

Postby datdo » Wed 09.27.2006 12:24 pm

well otaku is being so obsessed that you don't leave your home...
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RE: Gundam, for otakus?

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 09.27.2006 11:29 pm

well otaku is being so obsessed that you don't leave your home...


How do you figure?
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RE: Gundam, for otakus?

Postby SuzuQ » Thu 09.28.2006 12:52 am

Has anyone else here heard such a thing about Gundam?

I don't think Gundam is for otaku people.
But maybe who don't watch animation or don't read manga would believe that Gundam is for otaku.... Well, I guess those people would think every animation and manga is for otaku people :P
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RE: Gundam, for otakus?

Postby Harisenbon » Sun 10.01.2006 8:39 am

I don't think Gundam is for otaku people.


まぁ、ヲタクと子供ぐらいではなでしょうか? :D

アニメの中でもガンダムは結鴻茶^クっぽい番組ではないでしょうか?
ファフナーやMegazoidも同じような感じがあるけど、ガンダムのようなヲタクに印象的に強い番組は他にないと思う。(エヴァンゲリオンを除く)
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