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Gundam 00 Dissatisfies The Character Designer

by dtshyk
May 10, 2009 8:26 PM | 19 Comments
A guide book of Gundam 00 "Mobile Suit Gundam 00 MISSION COMPLETE 2307-2312" released on May 8th. The book had interviews with the production staff. Among the positive comments of other staff, Chiba Michinori (the character designer and the episode art director) made negative remarks.
Q. How do you feel now having the series ended?
Chiba: We got a suspended sentence, so nothing to say about it.
Annotation: Suspended sentence implies the movie of Gundam 00.

Q. How do you think about your performance for Gundam 00?
Chiba: It was a tough job to work on HD format. The quality control was outside my province, but I concerned about the finish. I hope the audiences were pleased with the anime, yet.
Annotation: Finish here means the finishing of each episode, not the finale of the series.

Q. Summing up the all the seires, how do you feel about Gundam?
Chiba: I have mixed feelings about it...

Q. Any comments to the audiences and the readers?
Chiba: I expect you to discern what I mean. Our struggle has begun.

Source: Scan of Gundam 00 Mission Complete

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adamantine said:
Their responses were a bit... disheartening to say the least.


Same, especially with
"I have mixed feelings about it..."

May 11, 2011 2:10 PM by Kenju

I personally love the 00 series both the first and second, but the movie was a total letdown in terms of plot and character development.

May 11, 2011 10:56 AM by Roloko

ENTER_KLACMAN said:
well give why it flops give let see like oh let go "axe" nearly almost all 2nd half characters.

then way how series goes jumping the guns, trust issues, etc real let down.

they should had stick with GS series style were more well done.
wat

May 10, 2011 11:57 PM by llxwarbirdxll

well give why it flops give let see like oh let go "axe" nearly almost all 2nd half characters.

then way how series goes jumping the guns, trust issues, etc real let down.

they should had stick with GS series style were more well done.

May 10, 2011 8:33 AM by GO_KLAC-IGER

It is fascinating how people can't analyze anything without comparing to other things LOL
Still, I would understand if he was talking about the filthy second season. First season was great, best Gundam ever.

Nov 8, 2010 5:06 PM by Miya_F_Exia

Kira01 said:
I have mixed feelings about Gundam 00 too.

I don't really the characters but the new Gundam designs are okay, yet most of the mobile suits don't look too good. I mean.. The ones the Gundam Meisters pilot are awesome but everything else is just so... Its not as good of a job done as the UC mobile suits. Perhaps, the UC era mobile suits are the ultimate masterpiece of the mecha designers.
In my opinion, the MS designs in Turn A were the best, but that would be a slap in the face to a lot of fans, because, apparently, they were made "ugly" on purpose. Also, the Gundam designs were terrible, or at least in S2. At least they didn't overdo it, like they did in SEED, though, with LOLBACKPACKSFUCKINGEVERYWHERE.

May 11, 2009 10:45 PM by llxwarbirdxll

fertygo said:

For the topic itself
Its sounded like... sarcasm ?
But if true... the question is, to who ?

obviously to him.

May 11, 2009 9:46 PM by dtshyk

Kira01 said:
I have mixed feelings about Gundam 00 too.

I don't really the characters but the new Gundam designs are okay, yet most of the mobile suits don't look too good. I mean.. The ones the Gundam Meisters pilot are awesome but everything else is just so... Its not as good of a job done as the UC mobile suits. Perhaps, the UC era mobile suits are the ultimate masterpiece of the mecha designers.


Have to not agreed with your opinion, MS Design on 00 is great, not great as Zeta But still i love the design for Gadessa n GNX, n Masurao too.

For the topic itself
Its sounded like... sarcasm ?
But if true... the question is, to who ?

May 11, 2009 9:29 PM by fertygo

I have mixed feelings about Gundam 00 too.

I don't really the characters but the new Gundam designs are okay, yet most of the mobile suits don't look too good. I mean.. The ones the Gundam Meisters pilot are awesome but everything else is just so... Its not as good of a job done as the UC mobile suits. Perhaps, the UC era mobile suits are the ultimate masterpiece of the mecha designers.

May 11, 2009 7:38 PM by Kira01

dreamfar said:
I thought Yun Kouga did the character designs?

Yes, Kouga and Chiba did the character design of Gundam 00. Kouga's comments in the book were pretty positive.

May 11, 2009 5:37 PM by dtshyk

I thought Yun Kouga did the character designs?

May 11, 2009 5:28 PM by dreamfar

I'd be disstatisfied too if I had designed those characters...

May 11, 2009 9:35 AM by Mercurio

I think this is not a translation issue? But the responses seem awkward....

May 11, 2009 8:18 AM by KaminaKai

Their responses were a bit... disheartening to say the least.

May 10, 2009 10:49 PM by adamantine

there was definetely alot of poor artwork in this series when it came to characters. so qc sucked up big time, i would be disappointed if im part of a team and the performed worse the second part of the series.

May 10, 2009 10:41 PM by direbliss

kisami said:
you got it done, you still got a job, quit your whining.

bust your ass off even harder next time.
I'm sure that's what they said to Tomino before he got to work on Victory Gundam.

May 10, 2009 10:09 PM by llxwarbirdxll

Ok...
I'm not liking this...
It's leaving a bad taste in my mouth...

May 10, 2009 8:52 PM by CreamyVelvet

I can only imagine the tremendous amount of work put into every episode. I did like the series and am quite looking forward to the movie since the 2nd season did leave much room for more stuff to be added.

May 10, 2009 8:46 PM by yunadestined

you got it done, you still got a job, quit your whining.

bust your ass off even harder next time.

May 10, 2009 8:41 PM by kisami

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