History Manga / GundamSousei

24th Dec '17 6:54:25 PM OnoderaTearer
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Written and illustrated by Hideki Owada, the author of the AffectionateParody gag series ''[[Manga/KidouSenshiGundamSan Gundam-san]]'', ''Gundam Sousei'' takes the creative staff (and a few of the voice actors) of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and [[{{Dramatization}} cranks up their quirks and personalities]] [[UpToEleven to insane levels.]] Director Creator/YoshiyukiTomino is a chain-smoking, [[CoolShades shades-sporting]] badass, Sunrise's program director is NewMeat {{Moe}}, the character designer is a {{Bishounen}}, the mechanical designer is a [[WrenchWench grease monkey who draws on the side]], the list goes on. If the person was involved in the creation of ''Gundam'', they will be exaggerated. And HilarityEnsues. While most of the story focuses on how outrageous Tomino is, the manga does take time out to show off some of the weird and peculiar facts surrounding the early years of ''Gundam'' that may have fallen to the sands of time.

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Written and illustrated by Hideki Owada, the author of the AffectionateParody gag series ''[[Manga/KidouSenshiGundamSan Gundam-san]]'', ''Gundam Sousei'' takes the creative staff (and a few of the voice actors) of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and [[{{Dramatization}} cranks up their quirks and personalities]] [[UpToEleven to insane levels.]] Director Creator/YoshiyukiTomino is a chain-smoking, [[CoolShades shades-sporting]] badass, Sunrise's Creator/{{Sunrise}}'s program director is NewMeat {{Moe}}, the character designer is a {{Bishounen}}, the mechanical designer is a [[WrenchWench grease monkey who draws on the side]], the list goes on. If the person was involved in the creation of ''Gundam'', they will be exaggerated. And HilarityEnsues. While most of the story focuses on how outrageous Tomino is, the manga does take time out to show off some of the weird and peculiar facts surrounding the early years of ''Gundam'' that may have fallen to the sands of time.



** The voice actors resemble their characters e.g. Tōru Furuya resembles Amuro Ray while Rumiko Ukai, who plays Fraw Bow, resembles Fraw.
** One of Gundam's earliest fans in the early chapters is Music/FreddieMercury, just as he entered his mustache phase.

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** The voice actors resemble their characters e.g. [[Creator/ToruFuruya Tōru Furuya Furuya]] resembles Amuro Ray while Rumiko Ukai, who plays Fraw Bow, resembles Fraw.
** One of Gundam's ''Gundam''[='=]s earliest fans in the early chapters is Music/FreddieMercury, just as he entered his mustache phase.
24th Dec '17 6:47:53 PM OnoderaTearer
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Every franchise has its humble beginnings, and the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise is no exception. ''Gundam Sousei''[[note]]Gundam Genesis[[/note]] is a manga retelling of ''Gundam's'' rise from obscurity into the legendary franchise it has become today. Sounds pretty simple and boring, right? '''WRONG'''.

Written and illustrated by Hideki Owada, the author of the AffectionateParody gag series ''[[Manga/KidouSenshiGundamSan Gundam-san]]'', ''Gundam Sousei'' takes the development team (and a few of the actors) from Anime/MobileSuitGundam and [[{{Dramatization}} cranks up their quirks and personalities]] [[UpToEleven to insane levels.]] The director is a chain-smoking, [[CoolShades shades-sporting]] badass, Sunrise's program director is NewMeat {{Moe}}, the character designer is a {{Bishounen}}, the mechanical designer is a [[WrenchWench grease monkey who draws on the side]], the list goes on. If the person was involved in the creation of ''Gundam'', they will be exaggerated. And HilarityEnsues. While most of the story focuses on how outrageous director Creator/YoshiyukiTomino is, the manga does take time out to show off some of the weird and peculiar facts surrounding the early years of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' that may have fallen to the sands of time.

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Every franchise has its humble beginnings, and the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise is no exception. ''Gundam Sousei''[[note]]Gundam Genesis[[/note]] is a manga retelling of ''Gundam's'' ''Gundam''[='=]s rise from obscurity into the legendary franchise it has become today. Sounds pretty simple and boring, right? '''WRONG'''.

Written and illustrated by Hideki Owada, the author of the AffectionateParody gag series ''[[Manga/KidouSenshiGundamSan Gundam-san]]'', ''Gundam Sousei'' takes the development team creative staff (and a few of the voice actors) from Anime/MobileSuitGundam of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and [[{{Dramatization}} cranks up their quirks and personalities]] [[UpToEleven to insane levels.]] The director Director Creator/YoshiyukiTomino is a chain-smoking, [[CoolShades shades-sporting]] badass, Sunrise's program director is NewMeat {{Moe}}, the character designer is a {{Bishounen}}, the mechanical designer is a [[WrenchWench grease monkey who draws on the side]], the list goes on. If the person was involved in the creation of ''Gundam'', they will be exaggerated. And HilarityEnsues. While most of the story focuses on how outrageous director Creator/YoshiyukiTomino Tomino is, the manga does take time out to show off some of the weird and peculiar facts surrounding the early years of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' ''Gundam'' that may have fallen to the sands of time.
24th Dec '17 6:09:36 PM OnoderaTearer
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->''"A franchise has to be established for at least as long as ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' has been for anybody to even consider fictionalizing the story of its own creation. In the case of ''Gundam Sousei'', it is to the story of Gundam's production what ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' is to the [[FeudalJapan Warring States period]]."''

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->''"A franchise has to be established for at least as long as ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' has been for anybody to even consider fictionalizing the story of its own creation. In the case of ''Gundam Sousei'', it is to the story of Gundam's production what ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' is to the [[FeudalJapan [[UsefulNotes/SengokuJidai Warring States period]]."''



* ExecutiveMeddling: Shichiro Kuroba, head of Clover (the toymaker that sponsored ''Gundam''), is a subversion of this. He initially comes off as a {{Jerkass}} for wanting the mecha to be more {{Toyetic}} than realistic (specifically, the case for the RX-78-2's "parade" color scheme). However, his reason for doing so is the fact that in order to be able to fund the series, they ''must'' be able to sell toys, which means he can't give Tomino and his team the freedom he would like to. [[invoked]]

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Shichiro Kuroba, head of Clover (the toymaker that sponsored ''Gundam''), is a subversion of this. He initially comes off as a {{Jerkass}} for wanting the mecha to be more {{Toyetic}} than realistic (specifically, the case for the RX-78-2's [[PrimaryColorChampion "parade" color scheme).scheme]]). However, his reason for doing so is the fact that in order to be able to fund the series, they ''must'' be able to sell toys, which means he can't give Tomino and his team the freedom he would like to. [[invoked]]



* HypocriticalHumor: A relatively subtle example is how Tomino is irritated they needed to add bright primary colors to the Gundam's original all-white design, but then later he complains when the 300 yen models on sale aren't even colored.

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* HypocriticalHumor: A relatively subtle example is how Tomino is irritated they needed to add [[PrimaryColorChampion bright primary colors colors]] to the Gundam's original all-white design, but then later he complains when the 300 yen models on sale aren't even colored.
2nd Dec '17 11:50:20 AM TypeProton
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Averted. During the big festival for the first movie, PR director Tadahiko Nobe shows Tomino a 10-meter-tall poster of the Gundam and says that he wanted to make it life-size, but city hall wouldn't approve anything larger. He remarks "One day, we'll raise an 18-meter Gundam", and Tomino is all for the idea. [[spoiler:The comic ends by jumping ahead to the unveiling of the life-size "Odaiba Gundam".]]

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Averted. During the big festival for the first movie, PR director Tadahiko Nobe shows Tomino a 10-meter-tall poster of the Gundam and says that he wanted to make it life-size, but city hall wouldn't approve anything larger. He remarks "One day, we'll raise an 18-meter Gundam", and Tomino is all for the idea. [[spoiler:The comic ends by jumping ahead to the unveiling of the life-size "Odaiba Gundam"."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guN_Sfeuo1o&ab_channel=MONSTROSITIES%3ATokusatsuVlog Odaiba Gundam]]".]]
6th Aug '17 8:02:26 AM MightyKombat
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* EnforcedMethodActing: InUniverse. Amuro's voice actor couldn't make the "my own father didn't hit me" line convincing, so Tomino ''punches him until he got it right''. Our EstablishingCharacterMoment for Tomino.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: InUniverse. Amuro's [[Creator/ToruFuruya voice actor actor]] couldn't make the "my own father didn't hit me" line convincing, so Tomino ''punches him until he got it right''. Our EstablishingCharacterMoment for Tomino.



** RealLife voice actors Creator/ToruFuruya and Rumiko Ukai are drawn ''a lot like'' Amuro Rei and Fraw Bow (respectively)[[note]]In RealLife, Furuya looks a ''lot'' like Amuro, albeit this could be as a side-effect of EnforcedMethodActing he has to do along the years[[/note]]. Creator/ShuichiIkeda is much less blatant about this, but you can still see a faint resemblance to Char. For some reason, there also is a Gihren Zabi {{Expy}} as a Bandai rep.

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** RealLife voice actors Creator/ToruFuruya and Rumiko Ukai are drawn ''a lot like'' Amuro Rei Ray and Fraw Bow (respectively)[[note]]In RealLife, Furuya looks a ''lot'' like Amuro, albeit this could be as a side-effect of EnforcedMethodActing he has to do along the years[[/note]]. Creator/ShuichiIkeda is much less blatant about this, but you can still see a faint resemblance to Char. For some reason, there also is a Gihren Zabi {{Expy}} as a Bandai rep.rep rather than as Creator/BanjoGinga.
29th Jul '17 5:39:15 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: (The production of) Franchise/{{Gundam}} meets ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}. Go read that, and try to claim [[{{Expy}} Tomino isn't Spider.]]

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* XMeetsY: (The production of) Franchise/{{Gundam}} meets ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}. Go read that, and try to claim [[{{Expy}} Tomino isn't Spider.]]
31st May '17 6:48:02 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''YoshiyukiTomino'''

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-->-- '''YoshiyukiTomino'''
'''Creator/YoshiyukiTomino'''



Written and illustrated by Hideki Owada, the author of the AffectionateParody gag series ''[[Manga/KidouSenshiGundamSan Gundam-san]]'', ''Gundam Sousei'' takes the development team (and a few of the actors) from Anime/MobileSuitGundam and [[{{Dramatization}} cranks up their quirks and personalities]] [[UpToEleven to insane levels.]] The director is a chain-smoking, [[CoolShades shades-sporting]] badass, Sunrise's program director is NewMeat {{Moe}}, the character designer is a {{Bishounen}}, the mechanical designer is a [[WrenchWench grease monkey who draws on the side]], the list goes on. If the person was involved in the creation of ''Gundam'', they will be exaggerated. And HilarityEnsues. While most of the story focuses on how outrageous director YoshiyukiTomino is, the manga does take time out to show off some of the weird and peculiar facts surrounding the early years of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' that may have fallen to the sands of time.

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Written and illustrated by Hideki Owada, the author of the AffectionateParody gag series ''[[Manga/KidouSenshiGundamSan Gundam-san]]'', ''Gundam Sousei'' takes the development team (and a few of the actors) from Anime/MobileSuitGundam and [[{{Dramatization}} cranks up their quirks and personalities]] [[UpToEleven to insane levels.]] The director is a chain-smoking, [[CoolShades shades-sporting]] badass, Sunrise's program director is NewMeat {{Moe}}, the character designer is a {{Bishounen}}, the mechanical designer is a [[WrenchWench grease monkey who draws on the side]], the list goes on. If the person was involved in the creation of ''Gundam'', they will be exaggerated. And HilarityEnsues. While most of the story focuses on how outrageous director YoshiyukiTomino Creator/YoshiyukiTomino is, the manga does take time out to show off some of the weird and peculiar facts surrounding the early years of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' that may have fallen to the sands of time.



* LargeHam: YoshiyukiTomino basically dominates any scene he's in.

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* LargeHam: YoshiyukiTomino Creator/YoshiyukiTomino basically dominates any scene he's in.
22nd Apr '17 5:32:18 PM nombretomado
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* CompositeCharacter: Presumably, HajimeYatate (The guy in the cowboy hat, appearing as the Director of Sunrise Japan).

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* CompositeCharacter: Presumably, HajimeYatate Creator/HajimeYatate (The guy in the cowboy hat, appearing as the Director of Sunrise Japan).
10th Apr '17 6:15:17 PM Furtuka
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** It's not that big of an exaggeration for him either; in real life the man reportedly once forced himself to blackout during a flight school exercise as part of his research for MacrossPlus, much to the horror of his copilot.
8th Jan '17 1:01:29 PM nombretomado
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** The role of Yoshiyuki Tomino will be played by [[{{Transmetropolitan}} Spider Jerusalem]].

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** The role of Yoshiyuki Tomino will be played by [[{{Transmetropolitan}} [[ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}} Spider Jerusalem]].



* XMeetsY: (The production of) Franchise/{{Gundam}} meets {{Transmetropolitan}}. Go read that, and try to claim [[{{Expy}} Tomino isn't Spider.]]

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* XMeetsY: (The production of) Franchise/{{Gundam}} meets {{Transmetropolitan}}.ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}. Go read that, and try to claim [[{{Expy}} Tomino isn't Spider.]]
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