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June 6, 2007

Post by Tachyon » Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:50 pm

Gundam - Meaningless War 0091
First Installment


Published as a doujin novel and set before the events of Char's
Counter Attack and brought to you by ninjascience and Tachyon. The
story features new mobile suits and new factions. We have an overview
of Episode 1 and mobile suit profiles for the RX-276R Gundam Mk. IV
"Siren", MSZ-016ZIII "Zeta III Gundam" and the MSN-04 "Chanel".

This is just the first installment of our coverage of all three
episodes of Meaningless War 0091. We have lots more story
information, character data, mobile suit info, and artwork in store so
stay tuned.

Meaningless War 0091 at mechascientific.com
Meaningless War 0091 at GearsOnline.net
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Monster

Post by Monster » Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:28 am

Don't get me wrong, I think the mecha designs from Advance of Zeta and Gundam-Meaningless War 0091 are some of the best that have come out of the Gundam franchise in a long time. But come on, they're naming the designs after rabbits! I get a kick out of it whenever I see the names, LOL! :D

Quanto

Post by Quanto » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:38 pm

Meh, I've gotten over Japanese naming stuff after cuddly animals. It doesn't make sense to us westerners, but I bet the just ran out of ideas :X

Monster

Post by Monster » Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:15 am

Yeah, you're probably right about running out of ideas for names. With all the mecha and giant robot anime they put out in Japan, it's no wonder. But man, they must be scrapping the bottom of the barrel. Next we'll be seeing the RX-188 Pepe Le Pew, or hey how 'bout the MSN-080 Elmer Fudd. Yeah, that's it, I like the sound of that.

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Post by Grebo Guru » Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:28 pm

Regarding the naming convetion on the ZIII:

From my analysis of the katakana for this MS, ZIII is said "Zeta Third". That being the case, rather than "zeissa", a more likely romanization would probably be "Zether". To wit:

"Zeta" is written/pronounced with a long "zeh" followed by ta" -- there's your "zei". "Third" is written/pronounced with a long "sa" followed by a "do". There's your "ssa".

Presto! You get "Zether", short for "Zeta Third".

Not definitely right, but I think it holds some water...

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Post by Tachyon » Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:34 pm

Excellent. I see a minor revision on the horizon...
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