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Yoshiyuki Tomino

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Which 3 Tomino shows are your favourite?

Zambot 3 (1977-1978, 23 eps)
0
No votes
Daitarn 3 (1978-1979, 40 eps)
1
11%
Mobile Suit Gundam (1979-1980, 43 eps)
2
22%
Space Runaway Ideon (1980-1981, 39 eps)
1
11%
Combat Mecha Xabungle (1982-1983, 50 eps)
0
No votes
Aura Battler Dunbine (1983-1984, 49 eps)
0
No votes
Heavy Metal L-Gaim (1984-1985, 54 eps)
0
No votes
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (1985-1986, 50 eps)
0
No votes
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (1986-1987, 47 eps)
1
11%
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam (1993-1994, 51 eps)
0
No votes
Brain Powerd (1998, 26 eps)
2
22%
Turn A Gundam (1999-2000, 50 eps)
0
No votes
Overman King Gainer (2002-2003, 26 eps)
1
11%
Gundam Reconguista in G (2014-2015, 26 eps)
1
11%
 
Total votes: 9

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Yoshiyuki Tomino

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Post by fori » July 15th, 2019, 5:16 am

What is your opinion on anime legend and Mecha pioneer Yoshiyuki “Kill Em All” Tomino? The poll has three options because it’s so hard to narrow it down.

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Post by fori » July 15th, 2019, 5:34 am

I still haven’t seen Overman King Gainer and Daitarn 3. Really enjoyed everything else though. I’m going to watch them soon, it’ll be my first time returning to his work since seeing G-Reco when it was new (excluding rewatches of Ideon, Wings of Rean & Brain Powerd).

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Post by Onderhond » July 15th, 2019, 7:54 am

Really liked Overman King Gainer back in the day, not so much interested in the Gundam stuff. Watched a couple of films but found it very hard to get into. Too soapy and melodramatic, not to mention overly long.

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Post by fori » July 15th, 2019, 10:26 am

Onderhond wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 7:54 am
Really liked Overman King Gainer back in the day, not so much interested in the Gundam stuff. Watched a couple of films but found it very hard to get into. Too soapy and melodramatic, not to mention overly long.
I have to somewhat agree, I think Gundam outside of Tomino is mostly trash. On the other hand, in Tomino’s Gundam I love the off-kilter writing and larger the life characters set against epic melodramatic movements. He’s also attentive to visual language in an amazing way, particularly in Turn A Gundam & G-Reco.

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Post by Onderhond » July 15th, 2019, 10:29 am

Gundam Reconguista in G looks nice enough, the problem is that I can't finish 26-ep series anymore. Maybe I should seek out some of his feature film work :)

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Post by fori » July 15th, 2019, 11:20 am

Onderhond wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 10:29 am
Gundam Reconguista in G looks nice enough, the problem is that I can't finish 26-ep series anymore. Maybe I should seek out some of his feature film work :)
Try out Wings of Rean. One of his most fascinating projects.

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Post by Armoreska » July 15th, 2019, 12:16 pm

I'd like to finish Gundam, except the series that suck, and also interested in Ideon. Never heard of anything else.
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Post by fori » August 1st, 2019, 1:19 am

I’ve watched a bunch of episodes of Daitarn 3 since making this post, and I have to say I’ve been disappointed. It’s obviously the closest to a conventional super robot series that Tomino made, and seems like a diversion between Zambot 3 and Gundam. Banjo is an atypical lead for Tomino and it seems to suck a lot of the subtext of his other work out of the equation, playing out the closer to a genre-bending Lupin III than I could have anticipated. Ultimately it’s not bad, just has no more than meets the eye, something you couldn’t pin on his other work. Obviously there are big improvements in the animation when set against its predecessor, but so far it’s a strong contender for my least favourite Tomino series. I’d love to hear from whoever voted for it in the poll though.

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