Good Morning Althea

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Good Morning Althea

Post by Newton » Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:13 pm

Tokyo Toshokan has put up the 80s OVA "Good Morning ALTHEA". It's a pretty cool, esoteric piece of mecha anime from the time when mecha really meant something. (codger mode off)

I'd never seen it before, and I really enjoyed it. Really cool mecha designs that are fresh event today.

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Post by Tachyon » Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:56 pm

I've always wanted to see Good Morning Althea but I never got the chance. In a week I'll be back from India. Please send me a link or whatever so I can grab that when I get back.

Thanks!
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Post by Tachyon » Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:48 pm

Thanks for the link. How do I work it, though?
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Post by Newton » Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:02 am

Tach:

You'll want to grab one of the BitTorrent applications first. Once you've installed it, go ahead and click the torrent that Vega provided. The file will download itself to wherever you designate.

You can watch the file on Windows Media Player.

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Post by Vega Vaikyuko » Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:31 pm

Heh, sorry -- didn't realize you weren't a regular torrenter, Tachyon. ^_^;;

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Post by Tachyon » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:19 pm

Yay! It works! I checked my computer this morning before work and Good Morning Althea is there and subtitled nicely.

Three cheers for Newton!

By the way, Newton. Did you submit all of your Gaia Gear images?
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Post by Newton » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:15 pm

Yeah, I believe so. It appears that my Gaia Gear Drama CD has gone missing, so I don't have those pieces right now. I'm gonna keep looking for it, though.

If you see them used in Japan, GET THEM. They have color Mamoru Itoh illustrations that I haven't seen anywhere else. There are at least two volumes, perhaps more.

I also have to go through my Hobby Japan collection and see if I have the Gaia Gear issue. I'll look and report back to you tonight.

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Post by Tachyon » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:02 am

Back on subject, I finally had a chance to sit down and watch Althea through. A nice OAV. It really appeals to a sci-fi fan like me. The mecha designs were really cool. Fairly nonstandard but not too clunky. Very appropriate for the story and fun to watch in action. Who did the mecha design?
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Post by TSP » Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:14 pm

I still have good morning Althea on tape w/o subs. Good to see this one got fansubbed. Now I finally understand what's this all about. Still got a un finished Althea kit lying around.

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Post by Engage » Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:58 am

Does anyone know who did the mech design for this series? It had very interesting designs.

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Post by Newton » Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:56 pm

Lemme look through my stuff, Engage. I'll find out.

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Post by Daishikaze » Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:23 pm

Is Good Morning Althea based on something like a Manga or a Novel series? It seems too big to be just a one shot OVA, like the just wanted to entice people to read the source material. Any know where this story came from?
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Post by Newton » Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:32 pm

To the best of my knowledge, no. Lots of 80s OVAs were high on concept, low on time. In some cases, the creators wrote/drew manga to tell the whole story (like Dragon's Heaven), but most of the time the creative staffs had big stories and very limited production budgets.

This lead to a rush of "shoestring epics" like "Leda: Yohko's Fantastic Adventure," "Althea," "Birth," and just weird ones like "Cool Cool Bye".

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Post by Daishikaze » Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:42 pm

Damn, Althea was so cool I really hoped there was a book or a manga out there for it that I could pester someone to translate :P
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