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It's Story Time!
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>>18669782
where are her muscles
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A new chapter?
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>FSS thread
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I'm really starting to warm up to the GTM look, the more pages I see the more I feel like I understand what he's going for
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>>18669782
Did we somehow get a new volume releasing
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>>18669897
Nah OP's just being a faggot and posting a pic from 30 years ago
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>>18669918
Since FSS was in hiatus between 2005 and 2013, wouldn't volumes 13 and onwards be a reboot. When the FSS Manga returned in 2013, it was retconned into fitting the setting of Gothicmade since 2013, and the last pre-retcon volume was vol.12 from 2006. The first post-retcon volume was released in 2015.
In other words, ins't volume 13 technically the 1st volume of the Gothicmade manga?
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Considering how Mamoru Nagano created Five Star Stories to build upon his work on Heavy Metal L-Gaim, interesting how much more mainstream relevance Five Star Stories has than L-Gaim.
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>>18672538
L-Gaim ended in the 80s, FSS is still going. How is that surprising?
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>>18672538
>manga that's still being published today has more relevance than some one-off 80s Tomino toy commercial
Retards like you are why these threads are trash
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Seeing Nagano's art always inspires me to draw mecha
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>>18672745
I appreciate how Nagano manages to get away with so much so much detail without ending up like either a Bayformers Junkyard, or a bad case of Katoki Chickenpox.
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>>18669782
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPkzuQ2BhkU
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>>18669782
Is FSS really all that? I watched the movie and it was alright. Very weak on mecha action and more focused on the characters. I downloaded what is available of the manga. Is it really worth it?
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>>18673279
The movie is not representative of the actual tone or story of FSS. The director made a shoujo love story out of a space epic. Because of this, Nagano pretty much dropped Sopp'a love story from the manga altogether

The manga is great, but it's more like reading interesting snippets from a history book and not an action packed blockbuster.
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>>18669782
>story time
>doesn't post story
who's gonna start
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>>18673371
It's too bad because the film implies that Sopp and Lachesis live happily ever after because magic exists and we're a bunch of weirdos.
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>>18673371
I mean if what you say is true I guess I can't really blame the director for trying to bring together more of a story.
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>>18673483
The director didn't give a rat's ass about the story. They lopped off the beginning and end and added in two rape scenes not in the manga for the lulz.
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After breezing through as the Scanslations, the image quality is far worse than those of the Getter Robo Manga. Five Star Stories deserves better than shit that took the first 10 volumes japanese, and divided them into 26.
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>>18673578
>the image quality is far worse than those of the Getter Robo Manga
That's cause the scans are old as shit from the mid 2000s. Be glad you have them at all cause the alternative is to pay hundreds of bucks for the out-of-print English release.
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>>18669782
>>18673174
I really like the artstyle, it reminds me of Yoshitaka Amano's.
Makes me want to check out the manga.
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>>18673446
They kind of do, old FSS was ultimately still the Sopp and Lachesis love story, but it was set up as the foundation for the "ultimate ending", long after the "main story" of FSS is over (because both Lachesis and Sopp are immortal)
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>>18673617
Considering how FSS makes Gundam look like Spiderman by comparison (at least in terms of mainstream relevance)...
>be me
>be pic related

At least the scanslations are old enough to be a non-issue for Seven Seas Entertainment. The Getter Devo scanslations are able to compete with Seven Seas' translations, and Getter Devo has finished serialization. Also, considering the quality of the Devilman Manga, and the relative failure of Seven Seas's localization, who knowns if Seven Seas would consider FSS worth the risk (even if FSS gets signal boosted by Anime News Network).

At least FSS has some LGBTQ+ (emphasis on the Q) appeal without pandering. But then again /pol/ will get their panties in a twist regardless.
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Let's post some fan art.
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>>18675871
ok
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Book 15 was out recentish right? How did it do? what's actually going on? I haven't Read it since book 10 when the English print finished.
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>>18675975
Pic related by genocidalpenguin on Deviantart
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>>18674763
Dumb frenchposter
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Does this count as fanart?

>>18679832
>Published: Feb 11, 2006
Props to him for accurately predicting Mortar Headd design evolution.
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>>18669782
I like the FSS mech designs, I just wish their faces were a little smaller.
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>>18674763
>At least FSS has some LGBTQ+ (emphasis on the Q) appeal without pandering. But then again /pol/ will get their panties in a twist regardless.

You need to go back.
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>>18679944
mentioning /pol/ was a bit silly but they're not wrong that it's got queer stuff in it. And considering Nagano is pals with Ikuhara, it's not even surprising
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>>18679959
let he who hasn't done drag cosplay as a sailor senshi with his totally hetero bro cast the first stone
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Anyone got the translations of that interview where Nagano talks about digging up CCA designs? The one where "So this is a Gundam" is from.
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>see FSS thread
>wonder if there's anything new being posted
>its all garbage fanart posted by closet homos
No wonder Nagano banned all retard gaijin from his work
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>>18679976
That's the Forbes interview, it's on their website
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>>18680061
You sure? I could've sworn it was from the early 2010s.
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>>18680067
Just checked, that wasn't it. I'm thinking it was from the Reboot volumes, like these. If the translations were from Gears and no-one saved them, then r.i.p.
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>>18679991
Citation Needed
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>>18673963
>/pol/
Implying they'll even give a shit about some oldass robot manga barely anyone outside Japan knows about
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>>18681123
Apache is underrated.
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>>18681105
what hapoened to gears? went the same way as heika.net?
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>>18681123
Show me your copy of Gothicmade, gaijintard
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>>18681132
They dont give a shit about your plastic toy commercials either.
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>>18682413
Gears is fine, here is main page for their on-topic stuff.
http://www.gearsonline.net/series/fivestarstories/
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>>18682413
The forums died.
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>>18682449
>Gothicmade
Not even Japanese streaming services have Gothicmade. It's not just the Cheeseburgers getting BTFO'd. There is more than just Xenophobia at play. Besides, pic related.
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>>18679967
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>>18682500
Japs get to watch Gothicmade on demand in their local theaters. You get nothing. Don't pretend Nagano secretly cares about any of you outside Nippon.
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>>18682776
>doesn't realize covid-19 is a thing.
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>>18682836
>in theaters since 2012
>COVID-19
Dumb frogposter
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>>18682776
>>18682836
haven't seen any mention of gothicmade being played in a theater since 2017
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>>18682862
Nope it's still being played:

https://www.tohotheater.jp/event/dreampass-gothicmade-fivestar.html
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Why does any mention of Nagano or any of his works cause such devastation to anon's rear end?
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>>18682882
Cause he says you can't have any of it: movies, snap plamo, vidya, translated manga etc. And that makes entitled retard gaijin mad even if they don't give two shits about his work.
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>>18679991
>>18681123
>>18682449
>>18682500
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>>18682856
>>18682867
Anime exists in Ultra HD Blu-ray, Dolby Atmos home systems are on the market (all be it prohibitively expensive, for now).

Besides, Nagano specified DVD.
>「絶対円盤(DVD)にはならないからね!」
>"Absolutely not a disc (DVD)!"

Also, 4k Blu-Ray was a niche back in November 2017.
https://mantan-web.jp/article/20171105dog00m200020000c.html

Unless Nagano has an allergy do discs, anything for Gothicmade's 10th anniversary will be better than nothing.

>FUCKING GAIJIN REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Lets just STFU about Gothicmade
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>>18682942
Nagano just doesn't care about home video, he made the movie as a travelling road show and nothing else, just like he made FSS to be a manga and nothing else
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>>18682953
if anyone points out about the ova; it's literally just an ad for the manga
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>>18682961
Wasn't the 1989 movie initially released theatrically (as if that makes it any less of an advertising or begging)?
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what has happened post book 10?
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>>18682953
Aside from Nagano's comment on DVDs, he never made any public statements about Gothicmade's likelihood of ever being on home video.
I think he is under NDA about an exclusivity deal he has with Toho Theaters. How else could you explain why GothicSkub hasn't been screened in Cineplex, Aeon, nor Movix theater chains.

Plz find me evidence that Nagano is part of the Zaitokukai.
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>>18684346
>Aside from Nagano's comment on DVDs, he never made any public statements about Gothicmade's likelihood of ever being on home video.
Read the Forbes interview and cry.
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>>18684346
>>18684422
>“When it comes to Gothicmade, there is no plan to release this on home media. A movie is a movie. However, I wouldn’t want to see this released internationally in theaters either. All I want is to have the longevity of this."

>“It’s a road movie really, not so much a mecha anime but I want to keep it like something that is released now but in a few years later it is still touring."
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>>18684446
>>18684422
>still doesn't explain why Toho is the only Japanese Theater chin that airs Gothicmade.
There aren't any Toho Theaters outside of Japan, and Nagato never mentions Toho in the Forbes article. Something seems to be suspect.

At least Nagato doesn't mind having the FFS manga released internationally (all be it under certain conditions).

>To clarify, I am fine with creating non-Japanese versions of things like The Five Star Stories manga. I would actually encourage it. However, when I do it I would like to different versions for different countries. So British English for people in Britain and American English for Americans. The Spanish version, Italian versions, etc. That's how I think it should be.
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>>18684549
>>still doesn't explain why Toho is the only Japanese Theater chin that airs Gothicmade.
Look up "Dreampass theaters"
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>>18684549
>Nagato
>FFS
Kek
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>>18684346
>an exclusivity deal he has with Toho Theaters.
stupid question, what's normal for Toho Theaters and exclusivity and stuff?
I understand it's not like the USA where there's been big court things about the practice but I don't know what's common there.
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>>18684549
>I am fine with creating non-Japanese versions of things like The Five Star Stories manga. I would actually encourage it. However, when I do it I would like to different versions for different countries. So British English for people in Britain and American English for Americans. The Spanish version, Italian versions, etc.
That's pretty silly since translations are essentially transformative already
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>>18684557
>"Dreampass theaters"
Dreampass is Toho's version of Ticketmaster.
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>>18684565
>stupid question, what's normal for Toho Theaters and exclusivity and stuff?
Anon is being retarded, Toho offers a service called "Dreampass" that screen old movies on demand in their theaters. That's why Gothicmade screens only in Toho theaters, cause they're the only theater chain that offer a national on-demand service.
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>>18684570
Are you trolling or just stupid?

>For those of you who might not be familiar with the service, Dreampass first launched all the way back in August of 2010. It sort of works like Groupon but is dedicated to the screening of older movies in theaters. Users are able to request a screening of their favorite movies, and by popular vote, Dreampass will negotiate with content holders to allow such a screening. If the screening is permitted, tickets will be made available on the Dreampass website for users to purchase.
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>>18684574
>>18684572
that's interesting
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>>18684563
If Mamoru Nagano doesn't mind a translation of FSS, who is going to get the license?

The initial translations were done by ToysPress, which took the first 10 volumes, and divided them into 26. Considering Nagano's perfectionism, expect a future translation to be closer to the Japanese volumes.

BTW here is a link to the full Forbes article:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2019/04/04/mamoru-nagano-on-l-gaim-gundam-and-the-fractal-nature-of-the-five-star-stories/#511676c06733
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>>18684704
>who is going to get the license?
Nobody, because the license doesn't exist here.
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>>18684729
>Implying ToysPress didn't need a license to translate FSS.
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>>18684746
Nagano founded Toyspress dummy
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>>18684765
The FSS manga is distributed in Japan by Kadokawa Shoten, implying Nagano needid some assistance to adequately distribute copies of the Manga.
If Kadokawa Shoten is needed to distribute the FSS manga in Japan, then it probably explains (at least in part) why the english copies are expensive and hard to find.

Maybe Nagano is just as confused about who to assist Toyspress in distributing a future wave of translated FSS as we are.
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>>18684826
>why the english copies are expensive and hard to find
Cause they've been out of print for almost 20 years

>Maybe Nagano is just as confused about who to assist Toyspress in distributing a future wave of translated FSS as we are
Nagano doesn't give a shit and neither does Toyspress, they're both based in Japan anyway.
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>>18684832
>Nagano doesn't give a shit and neither does Toyspress, they're both based in Japan anyway.
and neither do most weebs.
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>>18684839
>pandering to an audience that does nothing but torrent and shitpost while spending next to nothing
Damn, how did Nagano come to the conclusion that this place was useless trash?
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>>18684846
>Nagano realized 4chan is a shithole.
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All I wanna know is how Sukat didn't have an epiphany and realize that Kaien and the Schpeltor were (very loosely) part of the AKD (FEMC) the moment Lonn showed up that fateful day on Both with his machine.

Is Nagano an excellent artist AND a lazy writer? Probably.
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>>18685233
P.S. Stop arguing about the GTM movie and whether or not FSS will ever come stateside, it's a boorish subject because you guys are fucking rude shut the fuck up and progress the discussion.
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>>18685237
Lets save the GTM movie and FSS manga localization topics (and other sneed-tier cringe) for the Redditfags. Let's just talk scanslations, fanart, dank memes, resin kits, and other fun stuff.
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Nagano totally re-used the shoulders and arm cannons from his Re-GZ on the Rouge Mirage.

Also, what happened to that one group that said they were going to scanlate the Chinese versions of volumes 11 to 15?
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>>18685233
which part was this in? I barely remember sukat
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>>18685712
Pretty sure they stalled out on it. Some people here have the raws, but getting a hold of those is also more difficult nowadays.
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>>18686505
I have them up to 14. Not sure if they are complete, though. Might be missing some pages.

Could anyone hook me up with 15? I mean I have the tankobon on my shelf, so it's not like I'm dying to get it, but it would be nice to have.
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>>18686947
Is that the Kaiserin or did Nagano put in another Kaiserin-expy GTM into there. The cheek plates look different on this one.
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>>18688590
It's the SR3 equivalent.
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>>18688840
No it's a new design that used to be called the "Flame Mirage" in the old setting that we never saw.
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>>18688928
I thought we saw the Flame Mirage once in the chapter with Intercity? Or were the Flame Empress's MHs called something else.
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>>18688840
The fluff text for it is. Kind of amusing. It's apparently the only other GTM that runs twin Flash 1014s (閃1014エンジン - interesting to note that in other material this is also referred to as the ハ一閃1014エンジン) other than the Zarathustra Apter Bringer (LED Mirage), but timeline wise it shows up several hundred years before the ZAPs take the stage for real. So you have the Magnapalace (Knight of Gold) that's completed in 2988, this one that shows up in 3032, and the ZAPs that show up more afterwards? With the twin 1014s it supposedly has the highest output among GTMs (equal to the ZAP and probably dwarfed by the Magnapalace). I don't remember if Flame Mirage was equal to the LED in the old series.

But yeah looking at the Japanese wiki page, looks like the FuchsReichweite is supposed to be the Flame Mirage analogue. The wiki page has it listed as Aisha Codante's personal GTM. I haven't read the latest volumes so maybe it shows up there.

The SR4 Junchoon became the SR4 The Endless (ジ・エンドレス The Endress? I dunno). The SR3 seems to have been rolled up into the HL-1 (Haileon? Hylion? ハイレオン)
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>>18684704
>Nagano's perfectionism
>the official releases had a lot of spotty typos etc
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>>18684846
/m/ supported Gundam Origin manga though.
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>>18674763
>pepe poster
>letting /pol/ live rent free in their head
Every time
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>>18689467
>Gundam
>needing /m/'s support
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>>18689414
>Or were the Flame Empress's MHs called something else.
That MH was the Empress Flame. Hard to remember, right?
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>>18669782
Disappointing af thread. Deliver what you promise next time baka OP.
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>>18689640
Perhaps OP wasn't aware what "story time" implied and simply posted "(Five Star) Story time"
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>>18689437
>I haven't read the latest volumes so maybe it shows up there.
Uh >>18686947
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>>18689437
Is Magnapalace the post-retcon version of the Knight of Gold?
If so, seems like Volumes 13 and onward (or the GTM era) are a soft reboot.
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So are the GTMs upgrades to MHs, or is it like Endless Waltz and we're supposed to pretend they were always GTMs?
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>>18689733
To clarify I meant maybe it's revealed that it's Aisha's main GTM in the latest volume.

>>18689786
Yes the GTM era is a soft reboot. A good number of the technical information has changed over including some of the non-GTM/MH specs.

>>18689789
Around three quarters of the changes are nomenclature changes (Ezlaser to Flash1014/1015 for example, the GTM nomenclature, the general changes in terms of names like Mirage series becoming the Bringer series). Fatima changes into Automatic Flowers shifted the dynamic slightly since they became tools of war even outside of piloting but that wasn't unheard of in old FSS just not as common place. Some of the location names and kingdoms were tweaked a bit. It's mostly stuff that you'd need to read into the appendices to notice, or they get brought up in story but there are enough names that it can fly over people's heads.

But technically yes, post Gothicmade (Gothicmade is several thousand years prior to FSS going by the timeline, though I don't have the latest RAWs which should have a timeline in its appendices) everything uses the GTM classification and MHs effectively never existed.
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>>18682942
It's mastered in 12k, anon. Nagano refuses to downscale it in 4k, so any possible home release is decades down the line assuming Nagano ever wants to do anything but its roadshow status.
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>>18684704
The official US translation is in legal hell since Nagano left Toypress. The most that might ever happen is a UK English release but don't ever hold your hopes out for that.
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>>18690385
>It's mastered in 12k, anon. Nagano refuses to downscale it in 4k
This meme again. Fuck off.
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>>18690340
One thing I miss about the English releases was that parts of the side materials and guide books were also translated and put into the back of the volumes. This kind of supplementary stuff really helps understand the setting, since a lot of it doesn't seem to show up in the manga at all. I wonder if anything about the Super Empire has changed, since their Machine Messiahs were already pretty close to the GTM aesthetic/power. As I understand it Kaiserin is the Empress Flame, so I wonder if it still is supposed to use Yen Xing engines.
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>>18690385
12k didn't exist in 2012, and it's more likely that Nagano has anterior motives of testing the desperation of pirates. He maybe figured if someone manages to camrip all of the Ghibli Museum shorts, they could just as easily do the same to Gothicmade.

Nagano is smart enough to not publicly state it, otherwise his career would career would get BTFO'd for enabling illicit behavior. Why would Nagano be mentioned in TV Tropes's "Role-Ending Misdemeanor" page.

All we know about GothicSkub is "muh road movie".
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>>18690522
>Why would Nagano be mentioned in TV Tropes's "Role-Ending Misdemeanor" page.
>TV Tropes
Kill yourself, no really
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>>18690490
So as part of the rework, the terms that were reworked were mostly the details involving Divers. The Gothicmade movie guide goes into a bit more detail, pointing out the Knight Warcasters and the Voltetz/Borutettsu (the latter is the closest analogue to Divers, the former is closer to the Chivalry/Headliner). Truhallon is a Knight Warcaster, but he has a couple Voltetz in his travelling retinue. Gothicmade otherwise doesn't deal too much with the old Super Empire setting (The Donau Empire isn't exactly a 1:1 analogue based on what we know about it).

The Kaiserin as far as we know doesn't use Yen Xing engines, since all the GTM are mentioned to run on Harmoid Engines ハーモイド (Space travelling ships also use this). The Flash 1014/1015 came far later. As a bit of juxtaposition, the Kaiserin (technically the only Holder-17 model/ホルダ形GTM, the other GTMs shown are Holder-15 models) is also known as the Kaiserin of Ice.
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All this revision mess. It’s almost like he should’ve just made GTM its own thing and left FSS alone. It IS still called FSS , yes?
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>>18690522
>TV Tropes
You're joking, right? That place is basically 'source: dude, trust me'. Even Wikipedia at its worse is still more reliable. Tvtropes has a tendency to take random rumors and treat it as fact just because random people on the internet keeps repeating a thing.
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>>18691214
>TV Tropes is no more reliable than 4chan shitposts
Just imagine Gothicmade having a TV Tropes page, and the potential edit wars.
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>>18691143
>this revision is a total mess, even though I haven't read any part pertaining to said revision nor read any part of the manga either
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>There are people ITT whose entire knowledge of Five Star Stories comes from TV Tropes
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>>18691372
Most people have no clue that Gothicmade even exists, and the movie guide book is actually really sad, because it feeds you scraps of info so you can kind of put together what happens but you read the whole thing and you're left with a profound sense of confusion.
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>>18691854
To anyone who either lives in, or planning on traveling to tour Japan. Hope you book a screening of Gothicmade, take a notebook, and write down notes for a potential TV Tropes page. Just watch out for pic related.
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So, what's the deal with Gothicmade anyway? As in other than the super exclusive movie, how does it affect the FSS manga?
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>>18695739
Read the thread dipshit
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>>18689467
Wrong, there were entire threads begging for anons to post scans. This board is nothing but torrenting poorfags who cry when their free porn sites like sadpanda get deleted.
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>>18695783
Wouldn't be asking if the thread actually had a proper answer.
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>>18695830
So you're illiterate, got it
>>18690340
>>18690967
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>>18686330

Early part in "Traffics", he was the stuck up aristocrat Kaien one shotted in the middle to a metorotekrome sand storm using the Schpeltor/Atropos.
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>>18669782
RELEASE THE FUCKING MOVIE
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>>18674763
>considering the quality of the Devilman Manga
What's so bad about it?
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I realize Nagano's design were my favorites in Zeta.

Is it worth watching L-Gaim or should I go straight for the FSS manga? I saw he made FSS in response to his disappointment in L-Gaim but I don't know if that means its trash or not.
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>>18698425
It used an edition which has Shin Devilman chapters thrown in and apparently the translation wasn't super hot.

>>18698447
>I realize Nagano's design were my favorites in Zeta.
So, all of them?

>Is it worth watching L-Gaim or should I go straight for the FSS manga?
They are different things, completely unrelated. L-Gaim is just alright, not one of Tomino's best.

>his disappointment in L-Gaim
FSS is just based on Nagano's initial vision for L-Gaim. There was no disappointment, where'd you get that from?
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Be honest, do you guys like that Nagano reuses the L-Gaim design over and over again? There is even a sketch of Nagano's Nu Gundam that looks like a L-Gaim.
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How realy capable was the Knight of Gold A-T. Was it as good as the LED Mirage? It lost to the Junchoon, right?
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>>18698447
FSS is better than L-Gaim in all aspects
Dunbine is the better Tomino show anyway
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>>18699123
Most designers like to reuse a certain motif, as an artist I do the same thing when drawing mecha.

Nagano has plenty of diverse designs and ideas, but obviously the L-Gaim / Junchoon is his baby and he likes to revisit it.
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>>18690385
The film was mastered in 12k so that it would be allowed to be shown in theaters that offer 4k premieres. Japan doesn't have many theaters with that capability, so for most roadshow releases audiences are shown a 2k downscale instead. Nagano wants you to see it in theaters; simple as.
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>>18699266
(At the end of the day I would probably want to have a blu-ray release of L-Gaim instead, to be honest; more bang for my buck)
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>>18699138
The Knight of Gold's full capabilities are synchronized specifically to Lachesis which makes sense considering the suit was pretty much a love letter from Sopp Amaterasu to her. The Knight of Gold II/AT is presumably synchronized to Upandla as an Auge upgrade (which in turn creates the mirror scenario to the Oldna Poseidal/Daba fight from L-Gaim), but Upandla and Atropos are nowhere close to the original KoG/Lachesis or the Junchoon/Clotho synchronization (Clotho is technically speaking the strongest Fatima from a MH synchronization standpoint, so she makes up for Colus the 26th's relative lack of experience).

It's likely on par with a LED Mirage given that it was based off of a combination of the Auge and the Knight of Gold template, but Upandla was pretty much set up to lose the Junchoon fight from the get go since that whole arc is a L-Gaim rehash.
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>>18699138
>>18699758
>How really capable was the Knight of Gold A-T.
It's utterly irrelevant and shows up for two panels in the manga, already destroyed along with the Junchoon. We know nothing about the fight other than it was a stalemate.

KOG II, like most MH, contributes nothing to the manga.
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Why does Prog Rock play in my head when reading the FFS manga?
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>>18699167
Why the L-Gaim design though? I always feel that Nagano's style changed so much throughout the years that he probably should had considered the L-Gaim's template obsolete now.

>>18699758
Was the Knight of Gold really made for Lachesis? I faintly remember that Amaterasu fell in love with Lachesis during the event of the first volume, while when both of them met before at Dr. Chrome's house, it was an one-sided love on part of Lachesis.

So, Clotho is the strongest "conventional" Fatima. Lachesis is made to be a goddess. Then what is Atropos's gift? I remember that she had more freedom than other Fatimas.

Also, still waiting for anyone who can give a synopsis of what the hell have been happening during Majestic Stand.
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>>18701400
It's not obsolete if he keeps updating it
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>>18699839
>MH contribute nothing to the manga.
Otherwise the manga will be a toy commercial.
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>>18700430
It's a good fit. I 'd watch an animated movie or series with ornate, art nouveau mecha designs and a prog rock soundtrack. I would watch the shit out of that. Sounds fucking great.
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Nagano literally made prog rock albums to accompany his manga.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MreVIVX56Pk
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Also really channelling Kraftwerk here. Panzer Kampf Roboter indeed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efAk4vZc2rk
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There's this as well. No fucking clue what it is.
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>>18703283
ive been trying to track these down for quite some time now. any chance you want to rip them for the archive?
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>>18703283
Im waiting on Green and Gold to come in the mail
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>>18703322
I got that pic from google. They pop up on YJA and Mercari all the time for dirt cheap.
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>>18703338
thanks anon.
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>>18703283

This is trash music
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>>18704743
Another pleb filtered.
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I like the Mk-II face.
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>>18706060
So does Nagano, he's been using it for 35 years.
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>>18706071
Im
Fine with that
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>>18698447
I love l-gaim, the setting and atmosphere feels more of a world away than most mecha (even Dunbine which has a 'contemporary' protag while LG was more otherworldly).
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Out of all five Transformers movies directed by Michael Bay, they gradually take more and more influence from FSS.
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Stop fucking bumping this thread from page 10.
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>>18714912
fuck you faggot
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>>18714912
>>18715292
Wouldn't be so bad if it weren't garbage fanart and literal bayformers.
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>>18715297
OK fag
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167 posts and still no story time
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>>18719470
Don't you mean 169?
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>>18704751

Murky compositions, pretentious melodies and instrumentation are indeed for the privileged, especially when it comes to FSS.

You fucking dork.
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>>18720486
how can melodies be pretentious
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>>18718957
I gotta say, I dont hate the new KOG. It almost feels like a true evolution of the original KOG over many thousands of years.
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>>18703283
I think it would be better with a dryer sounding drum kit, or at least more 70s sounding kit.
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>>18720501

When they're terrible and incomplete.
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>>18723479
>>18725248
>still bumping your trash from page 10
kys
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What the fuck
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>>18725685
Oh hey it's that thing.
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>>18701400
>Then what is Atropos's gift? I remember that she had more freedom than other Fatimas.
Freedom itself perhaps? She doesn't have the mind control, nor does she have the ironclad fate of the other two.
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>>18726415
Isn't she kind of a shapeshifter too? Did she have the self-directed evolution that the dragons did or is the heat getting to me?

Some of the other Ballanche Fatimas don't have Mind Control (the other two Fates and Queen off the top of my head).
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>>18726661
No. Atropos is technically the most "human" of the three Fates, so her "gifts" come from the stuff she gets around to doing thanks to her autonomy. The blessing from the LED dragon (from the time she spent with it being Suezhou) doesn't actually get that much mention after the whole affair on Both, and all it's supposed to do is act as a "call home" signal to Suezhou. It's unclear whether she uses it or not in the fight against Colus/Last Junchoon, but probably not if that arc is supposed to cover over the same story beats as L-Gaim (so Colus and company presumably survive while Upandla and the rest of the AKD leave the system). We've gotten no story segments that really describe that part in detail since it's technically the tail end (Amaterasu is mia/awol, Lachesis and KoG are gone, the Mirage Knights have swapped up, the AKD already suffered a series of major losses etc.)
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>>18732669
>>18734375
Fuck off bumpshill
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What? How is this thread still alive?
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Cause some asspained faggot keeps bumping it every 24 hours with shitty fanart
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>>18734381
>>18734415
Be honest, how new are you? /m/ is an extremely slow board. It's not uncommon for threads to stay up for weeks, even months at a time. GTFO you fucking pedestrians.
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>>18735116
You've been bumping this shit from page 10 every day for the past couple weeks and nobody has replied except for people to tell you to fuck off with the bumping.

Get a clue, dumbfuck.
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>Please buy my scalped five cringe stories toys!!! REEEEEEEEEEE

End your life
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>>18737794
Take your meds Duel
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I like having an FSS thread up...
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>>18738403
Its an important part of mecha's manga heritage for sure. Not many of the good mechanical designers are also good mangaka. Shame about gothicmade though. His OG designs were weird but plausible. GTM is just pure fantasy.
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>>18738768
I'd love to see a machinist build out one of the GTM limbs and see how well it worked.

I do love Nagano's stuff, but mainly his middle-period stuff I think. Just after the 'plastic style' designs were dropped/phased out.
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>>18738778
I agree, the bulkiness got elongated and well proportioned, but still contrasted against older designs like the Maglow and Helmine.
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I also miss Nagano's amazing watercolor works
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L-Gaim has two banging OPs so it's superior to FSS
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>>18738778
It just wouldn't work I think, the GTMs are so spindly I think you'd need to have supports for it at all times or compromise heavily on the material.
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>>18739181
>I think you'd need to have supports for it at all times or compromise heavily on the material.
And this wouldn't? And stop crying to the jannie, dipshit.
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>>18739200

Isn't that the whole point of the in-world Ezlaser engine? Structurally critical equipment is suspended via air buster or anti-gravity.

The Jagd Mirage's torso is not dependent on it's waist assembly and lower half for stability, that shit is floating on it's own. Wouldn't be a stretch to think that Nagano is applying the same idea to GTM construction.

PS please chill with the terrible attitude.
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>>18739301
I believe in the case of the Jagd Mirage it's strictly the Ezlaser engines that keep the Twin Towers from causing the MH to topple over, but normally they don't need it for the machine to stay stable if the Twin Towers aren't mounted (there might be a picture of it with its secondary legs deployed during the Kastenpo arc). The Air Busters on the Jagd seem to primarily be used offensively rather than for stabilization purposes and since the Ezlasers can keep the Twin Towers floating there probably isn't much of a need to use the Air Busters for stabilization anyways.
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>>18739301
>Isn't that the whole point of the in-world Ezlaser engine? Structurally critical equipment is suspended via air buster or anti-gravity
It's a drawing on a piece of paper. Nagano could say its powered by fart juice to stand upright in stiletto heels without toppling over, doesn't make it any less impractical than any of his other skinny robots GTM or not.

Accept it for what it is and stop being such a fucking autist.
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>>18739344

You're right about most of it.

FSS US Vol. 20, Pg. 70:

". . . balance wise this dual launcher system is heavier than the Jagd's main body, making stabilization with only the toes and pin heel seem rather far-fetched, but the Jagd is bale to move with the same agility in full battle gear as in civvies. This is made possible by using the ezlaser to float the buster unit on the body above the pelvis. This technology has enabled this 200 meter high MH to virtually dance on the field of battle. However, the floating trick doesn't seem to work when the twin towers are leveled into firing position, because no energy can be spared that purpose. This is where the four limbs and co-limbs come into play, steadily set on the ground while the long stabilizer moves around to balance the Jagd."


FSS US Vol. 19, Pg. 23:

Immediately after the Jagd lands on Both

Sopp: "Just before touch down, they must have put the air buster on full boost . . . then stopped dead . . .most of the blast came from the reverberation"

The next four pages depict a recently landed Jagd Mirage with it's limbs in full extension, it's torso and shoulder assemblies are floating independently from each other. All of its supporting assembly and joinery is hanging loose as it was necessary to unlatch it completely to sustain such a harsh landing.

When the blue armors are defeated shortly after, the headd liners in combat remark that the upper and lower portions of the Jagd appear to be moving independently of one another.

While it's not explicitly stated, I really believe that Nagano designed the Jagd's upper half to be suspended in some sort of anti-gravity field regardless to if it is using the TT system.
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>Ghostbumping

Lmao fuck off FSS shill
Nobody cares about your gay fujoshi manga or your stupid meme robots
Vortex Demonbane is stronger to any of them anyways
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>>18740610
>he says while bumping from page 10 yet again
Kill yourself please
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>>18740610
>fujoshi
Don't use words you don't know the meaning of, retard
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>revenge for getting your shitpost threads deleted is to continue bumping from page 10

What did he mean by this?
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>>18669782

Fuck off, Nagano. I don't need the 1980s mecha equivalent to a dick flattening right now.

And from what I can tell based on your hiatuses, that shaft isn't going to go up anytime soon, unless you're into the fangorn forest, /m/otherfucker.
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Oh! This thread is still up. Cool!
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>>18746632
What is Nagano even up to these days? Is he even still designing/ doing art for anime/games or whatever?
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>>18747392
Book 15 came out at the end of last year, it might still be published in monthly issues Newtype, I'm not too sure right now though.
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>>18738403
>>18747248
I wonder if someone can /diy/ a plushie of Suezou?
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>>18747581
Oh goddamn that sounds glorious
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Is this the mecha equivalent of Dune.
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>>18750130
kinda? in scope sure since the complete story takes place across thousands of years. There's political intrigue, weird unexplained space magic and an immortal god emperor. So yea, the comparison is apt.
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>>18735581
Guess what fag, there are more than one person who want a FSS thread up. I check this shit like once a week at most. I will never understand why this franchise triggers you retards so much but hey, you do you, you fucking retarded idiot.
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>>18741288
Does the Auge actually do anything in the manga?
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>>18759035
In the EN release, it shows up like 10 pages before the end of the last volume.

[goddamn my scans back then look horrible now...]
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>>18760733
At least Niggano doesn't mind a second chance at a translation (at least according to the Forbes article).
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I wonder what would happen if more Movies were banned from home media releases?
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>>18760733
thanks for keeping the site up for all these years.
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>>18773941
Twin Tower got scanned? When?
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>>18773992
4 years ago?
http://archive-scans.blogspot.com/search/label/Mamoru%20Nagano
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>>18774009
Is that not the same set as this? I always assumed it was since I got these from one of archive's bulk packs.
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>>18774035
it is the "FSS Scans Pack12-12-2016"
contents are the twin tower scans and a calender scan.
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and at the very least, it's a way better scan.
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Bumpy bump
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>>18773941
I wish I could *brain* enough to do scans these days... But I'll keep the Archive up for as long as I can. I've even got a couple FSS books that I need to do, got Knights Flags a couple years ago but energy...
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Got curious, here's almost all of my FSS stuff, missing a couple posters, the movie and a couple window decals.

I don't have Bang Doll out right now, the VFs are taking that spot up right now
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This thread is so fucking pathetic that it makes me glad the FSS scans anon no longer wastes his time here.
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>>18783594
...

Guess you didn't know that was me lol
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>>18783672
Talking about the anon that uploads the Jap monthly mag scans, no idea who you are tripfag
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>>18783594
I have to wonder why nobody bothered translating more scans. Can't we just hire someone?
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>>18783814
>Can't we just hire someone?
As if any of the poorfags on this board are going to pay lol
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>>18783814
>>18783843
I brought it up a few years ago and there were supportive people but yeah, it'd be money. And someone that's either good enough to get all of Nagano's batshit crazy stuff off the bat OR to read through chunks of the existing stuff to get context for it all...
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>>18783843
I mean I pay for art work every other month on DA for crazy /m/ shit, if you guys can keep it 300 dollars and not dox me I wouldn't mind paying a translator. That said I have no idea how to drop shit onto a torrent site of Mega so actual distributing would have to be done by one of (You) guys.
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>>18672538
>Brazil is one of the areas of highest interest on FSS, in deep blue
Not surprising since the movie was something that was really popular with our first generation of anime fans.
From what I heard, VHS tapes with OVAs like the FSS one were easier to pirate from Japan and were disponible if you knew the right contacts in the neighborhood of Liberdade (the biggest Japanese community outside Japan) in São Paulo.



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