The ride never ends
>>21746935Are we actually going to get full designs for the new gundams this time?
>>21746952Hopefully, they’ve been hidden for too long (and then we got cockblocked by the Snow White [Prelude] gunpla)
>>21746958>gunplaIt was a figure.
>>21746935We back, bitches! I knew it didn't do nearly as bad as people were saying since they made Snow White Prelude. Anniversary anime on the horizon.
Is there a translation of the first story yet?I unironically love the wacked out ideas presented
Zeonic says it's the same title as the epilogue from some FT artbook, so it's just a comic version of Heero proposing to Relena for whatever reason. We're never seeing the suits.
>>21747240Fuck off, deacon
>>21747240Not if Sunrise just give Katoki his damn anime already.
>>21747274Since they want the chick audience it seems like the perfect time to make a FT anime is now, the whole thing seems like a crazy shoujo romance LN
>>21747240so, FT is over after all? thank god.
>>21747290Well, they're making this manga for a reason. It's been years since the novel ended and it's not like this year is a Wing anniversary or something. Seems pretty random.
>>21747273Why don't you tell him that on Twitter? He doesn't come here.
>>21747330There is no reason for this manga. Why would they adapt a 2 page short story? Sumizawa peace'd the fuck out of Wing.
>>21747274They could just give him an ultimatum if he doesnt design the robots theyll have somebody else do it.
>>21747413So? It's a novel. It's not like it needed designs in the first place.
>>21746935Heero really can catch a break. No wonder he is suicidal I swear, let the man rest a bit
>>21747432He's engaged to Relena.
>>21747409Exactly. This is random. They want to keep the Frozen Teardrop brand alive without actually revealing the mechs.>>21747413He already designed them. It's why he made Snow White Prelude and said it was the unit on the cover of the final volume. Because it was just a white WZEW and not a new unit. It's why they made sure people knew it wasn't the unit used in the actual novel and just a toy original design. It's why the sculptor of the Deathscythe GFFMC said he wanted to make Warlock next but it's obviously going to be a Warlock Prelude. It's why the Deathscythe GFFMC can transform and has so many scythes. You can make the EW versions scythes, the TV versions scythes and Warlock's scythes. These figures are meant to be bases for the whole Wing line.
>>21747455MY DELIGHT :)
>>21747457There is no reason to keep it alive. It's been almost a decade since it wrapped up. It's probably one-shot filler manga that'll never go anywhere to fill in for MSV-R since that series is wrapping up and needs time off.
Why do you weebs care so much about shitty black-and-white comic books. Are you gay? Look, I love Gundam Wing; in fact, it's literally the only reason I even come to this dead board—for the off-chance someone has made a topic about it so I can enjoy some nostalgia and discussion about the only Gundam worth watching or caring about.But fuck manga. And fuck the nips for doing typical nip shit like having to do everything in reverse. Every time I see a manga image macro on 4chan, I have to wonder if it's meant to be read the proper way or in japanautism. For fuck's sake, stick with your franken language that nobody understands or wants to learn and driving on the wrong side of the road and leave it at that. FML.
>>21747471What the fuck is your autistic ass on about?
>>21747466It's almost Wing's 30th anniversary and they made Snow White Prelude for the 25th. Them bringing the name of the sequel up at every anniversary isn't a coincidence.
>>21747502You wouldn't do that TWO years beforehand. It's a coincidence. It's FILLER
>>21747421Every other damn Gundam novel includes detailed pages on the fucking new units. >>21747457>They want to keep the Frozen Teardrop brand alive without actually revealing the mechsWhat makes Frozen Teardrop's stuff so damn special to keep secret but every little variant from Advance of Zeta has two page detailed illustrations?>He already designed themThen just fucking show them off already.
Katoki is bluffing, he has no designs and can't think of a way to top the EW versions.
>>21747553Every other? No. Not quite.
>>21747565Ok. Which Gundam novel or novel series are you thinking of?
>>21747540If they didn't care about the brand name they wouldn't use it. They'd make something else. They didn't just pick a name out of a hat in the middle of summer 2023. You'd do it several years before hand if you have a slew of material planned. Same reason Seed got Eclipse to prepare for the movie.
>>21747575Hahaha no that's not how it works. Go research Gundam Ace editor interviews. This is a filler manga. It says so in the issue
>>21747753Hahaha yes that's how it's working right now. If you have evidence to the contrary post it. Don't tell someone to look up interviews if you have them.
>>21747561>Katoki is bluffingPretty sure he's perfectly capable of adding a few extra lines/polygon panes to the EW designs.
>>21747792>adding a few extra lines/polygon panes to the EW designs.Like I said, he has no designs. He lost his touch 30 years ago.
aren't these by the guy who dropped the series half way through
>>21747774If you can't do research to back up your claims then why bother. You'd just refute pure evidence anyways. >>21747873Who and what?
>>21747880All I see is excuses. You brought up interviews. You said it was called filler in the magazine. Just prove it. People have been hoping Frozen Teardrop was dead for years and it always pops up.
>>21747898Anon, it hasn't popped up since 2015. It's dead. Go buy an issue of Ace. Go look at ark performance Twitter. Voila
>>21747933It literally just popped up in 2020 and right now.
>>21747958A plamodel doesn't count. Go look at fucking 2chan, they're to busy loling over why the fuck this irrelevant drivel appeared with the tag of "super popular" when it was smeared to shit.
>>21747961A figure using the branding does count. If the brand was poison they wouldn't use it. 2chan's opinions don't matter because the brand is still being used. You keep telling people to go look elsewhere without providing a single piece of evidence to backup whatever you're saying. Regardless of how you feel, it's being used.
>>21747969The manga won't amount to anything. You said the same thing about the picture drama too and that didn't amount to shit either.
>>21747989Yeah, every time the branding gets used it means nothing. It's hated so much they keep using it. It all means nothing. They just used Wing's 25th anniversary to promote it.
>>21748004Sumisawa says it's not even a sequel to wing so it's kinda hard for it to be a brand.
>>21748031You're really just saying anything now, aren't you? The OYW has multiple timelines. Frozen Teardrop doesn't have to be a direct sequel to Wing or Endless Waltz to be its own brand. The fact that they use the logo on merchandise makes it a brand.
>>21748031Sumisawa is as retarded as Tomino was with the "G-Reco happens after Turn A" bullshit
>>21748049Except it's not its own standalone brand. FT wouldn't exist without Wing. That's like saying GOL is its own brand when it's not. That's under a generic EW thing and has more kits than FT. So again, it's NOTHING. If it were a brand, there'd be a hell of a lot more shit since it's inception. But oh, there isn't. You're making it into something it's clearly not. Authors word is law.
>>21748053Yes because a creator of their own work is that fucking stupid. Get the fuck out of here. Cope more that G-Reco is after Turn A. So much for your bs encompassing universe horseshit
>>21748054It like Endless Waltz has its own branding. That doesn't mean it's divorced from Wing, it means that it stands on its own. It's a brand that they use and have referenced using in the future. It's a brand being used right now. It's a brand that was used in several games. Frozen Teardrop like Endless Waltz is a brand. Sumisawa never said it wasn't and Sumisawa quit Wing anyway. Bandai/Sunrise don't care. Company>Author If they cared Gundam would have ended when Tomino quit. They'll make whatever they think will make money. That's what happens when you don't actually own your projects. You don't have a say in them.
>>21748083Sunrise didn't have any input on FT. It was entirely Kadokawa (Gundam Ace Editors) and Sumizawa. So again, he clearly has creative control, full control at that. So no, company does not trump author. If that's the case, Thunderbolt is canon. Fuck what the mangaka says, yeah? It's. Not. A. Brand.
>>21748097He doesn't own it. The company does. They can do whatever they want with it. Thunderbolt is canon to itself. It doesn't have to be canon to the original MSG to get merchandise and movies. I don't know what the hell you're trying to argue here. Frozen Teardrop is a brand that is used to distinguish itself like Endless Waltz. What's that at the top right corner? Frozen Teardrop...branding?!
I used to kind of just accept the weirdness of this project and assumed there was some plan to turn this into a bigger thing later.Now I realize it's been over a decade and it still stands out as a particularly strange instance. Like it exists to be some weird rumor people would gossip about like a game of telephone. Something like Dragon Ball AF.
Are they waiting for like the 20th anniversary of this to actually reveal the one thing most people wanted to see from this in the first place? What's the point? Why would Katoki be hanging on to these designs for this long? It's beyond the point of drumming up hype anymore. This is some Duke Nukem Forever shit.
>>21747421It's more the fact that the project is associated with a specific designer who has teased the designs (or teased designed referencing the designs etc.) several times.There are designs from the Turn A novel, for example, like the black doll and the doc base that people have kind of accepted aren't getting concrete designs. But those weren't drummed up as eventual reveals.
Weren't most mobile suits destroyed? Who are they fighting and with what?
>>21748248Black Doll is just a Psyco Gundam from it's description the way Bojarnons are Zakus and Kapools are Capules. Enough video games just put Guin in a Psyco Gundam and have "Black Doll" just be his nickname for it.
>>21748257there is a degree of uncertainty as it's not given a detailed description and Guin, who is not a newtype, cyber newtype or even a pilot at all, can control it. The games used Psycho Gundam since that is the closes thing we have to and and indeed a good guess what it might be. Likewise Borjanons and Kapools are not *quite* Zakus and Capules. For the former it's a minor thing as they can hover over water which no Zaku II model could, but Kapool is significantly smaller than Capule - 14m vs 16.5m.
>>21748248man, the little bits of Turn A's original capabilities and DOC are so cool. On one hand it would be neat to have more info but on the other hand this really makes it feel like long-forgotten history that we have just bits and pieces of.
>>21747466>It's probably one-shot filler mangaIt isThe pic literally says it’s a 読切 = one-off which is what Japanese comic mags use to fill holes when someone with a serial falls sick or something and drops their’s. The fact that it’s an adaptation of a short story from FT further cements that in, it’s an “oh no XX-sensei broke his hand, can we get someone to fill in for him by drawing a random story lying around?”
Wasn't the Prometheus design unceremoniously revealed like 10 years ago when this shit actually mattered? Why is that one okay to show but the others are treated like a secret?
>>21748256They get around it by calling them Mars Suits, since they're built on Mars.
I’m kinda excited to see where this leads. I’m a sucker for the EW designs and still haven’t gotten shit on the FT designs so I hope we get at least a face reveal of Snow White or something
>>21748104A logo does not mean brand you fuckwit
>>21748600>synonyms for logo>brand>label>brand name>Identification>tagYou're a legit idiot.
>>21748558>so I hope we get at least a face reveal of Snow White or somethingWe got it a while back
>>21748619Prelude isn't the unit from the novel. It's a toy exclusive unit.
>>21748619Prelude is still different from the MC Snow White
Is FT the worst case of blueballing in mecha history?
>>21748558I prefer the TV designs myself but I know they're never going to reuse them because the EW looks are more profitable.
>>21748609Hey fuck head, even the artist says "there's no plans to include it anywhere else" so it is LITERAL FILLER FOR THE MAG.Go back and learn marketing 101. Branding is built on more than just a graphic logo.
>>21748666I would say Getter Arc vs. Bug is the worst just cause it's literally cut-off mid fight, it's been longer and even the anime failed to deliver. But yeah this is a pretty incredible example too.
>>21748671You're arguing against the dictionary definition of words and everything they've done with the brand. You're cooked.
>>21747108>Remove all the colorFucking why, Wing was neat because the gundams were so colorful
>>21749418Doesn't change the fact that the anon clearly pointed out how it's a one shot. Plus the artist already made it clear it was something random. They're not doing shit with it. The artist also stated the book was out of print, so clearly if it was a "brand" that was hyper popular, they'd reprint said book. But no, hasn't happened in 7 1/2 years and isn't. Also, anon, you can have a logo and not have a brand. The FT logo isn't a brand on its own. There is no logo on the novel. It was only used in the serialization. And, well, it's just a tiny modification to the Gundam W logo. So it's only borrowing something that already exists.
>>21749576It being a oneshot has nothing to do with the direction the conversation took. We're talking Frozen Teardrop as a whole as a brand. It's a brand. The brand gets used whenever something from it is included somewhere. Whether that be SRW, that one VS mobile game or action figures. It doesn't matter that it's a modified Wing logo. So is the Endless Waltz logo. That doesn't change it from being its own brand.
>>21749594Frozen isn't a brand. Gundam Wing is the brand. There's a difference.
>>21749671It's a subbrand of Gundam Wing just like Endless Waltz which is why they have their own branding and like Wing is a subbrand of Gundam as a whole.
>>21746935How long does it take before BanRise will realized the quickest route for Gundam to be catapulted into the western mainstream success is to make a Live action Gundam Wing instead of making those lame ass UC stuff?
>>21748626>>21748627It's the one on the bottom left with the nanomachine wings
>>21750526That's Prelude. Not MC. They're different units. There are 3 Snow WhitesSnow White AC, the Proto Zero looking one right thereSnow White Prelude, the Zero EW one right there that isn't used in the novelSnow White MC, the one with the elemental ammo that hasn't been shown and is used in the novel
>>21750537The wings look clearly different from Prelude
>>21750481Wing popularity has long passed. Not even GOL in English did well.
>>21750564Doesn't matter. They said it's Prelude.
>>21750572What a waste of sick nanomachine wings
>>21750575Katoki is probably saving those for MC.
To date, pic related is the only known best shot of the actual (not Prelude) Snow White.