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Cho’s troubles with gender differentiation continue. Or maybe he just recognizes the fluidity of gender, he’s a progressive guy.

There’s a movie I want to see coming out every week this month but I haven’t managed to get to the theater yet! On the other hand, I did discover Gundam Wing is on Hulu, and I started rewatching it. Oh, the nostalgia! Before that show, the badassitude of mechs had never registered to me. It was a life changing experience but i haven’t rewatched it since highschool. I’d kinda forgotten that Heero Yuy’s a complete psychopath!

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  • WB20

    Oh Cho, never change.

  • Sunwu

    Does this mean ina’s dad has a feminine voice?

    • clogboy

      I always pictured him with Picolo’s voice, so the joke took a while to register. Then I remembered the silly situations he often found himself in in the ninja cave.

      • animalia555

        But Piccolo’s a eunuch

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      It just means Cho’s a wacky dude.

      • http://tapastic.com/series/Sun-Incarnate Discorvid

        It means Cho sees gender as he does with everything: Detach from concepts -> Detach from self-image -> Detach from ego.

        And also he’s a wacky dude

  • Xenocide

    I thought Cho was saying that Ina’s mother must be both beautiful and perceptive, because from what he’s seen thus far Ina prooooobably didn’t get those traits from her father.

    That’s a bit uncharacteristically backhanded for Cho though, his getting genders confused is way more his style!

    • Kid Chaos

      I’m leaning towards the usual Cho-style gender confusion; it’s funnier that way. 😜

      • Xenocide

        Oh, no doubt! And much more “Cho”.

    • IDPounder

      That was my thought as well Xeno…until my cherished illusions were shattered by the sub-text.

    • suzuki_formerly_zack

      that was my assumption as well. i thought he was indirectly insulting masuhiro.
      also, i have been wondering if the creators chose “Masuhiro” because it sounds like “master hero”
      which, in my experience, means “kinda dumb, but badass, and smart enough to get by”

    • http://tapastic.com/series/Sun-Incarnate Discorvid

      HEY! Masuhiro’s at least conventionally attractive! …..In my opinion. I mean I wouldn’t give him a second glance but he’s not ugly 😂

      • Xenocide

        Ah, but Cho can only extrapolate from his voice 😀

  • clogboy

    Gundam Wing is what really got me into anime, after DBZ and the first Kenshin OVA’s. Think Ninja Scroll followed promptly after (which was sold for all ages at my local toy store… product research, people! Don’t want to know how many 12y/o it corrupted. Solid 15+ at least!)
    Cowboy Bebop cemented my addiction. Oh the memories.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Slayers got me into anime, but Gundam Wing was probably my second anime obsession show. Kenshin was my third! I saw the OVAs after the show and I’ve been frustrated by their angst-ridden take on the character ever since. Even in the flashback Hitokiri sequences in the manga, Kenshin was never THAT dour and detached. If anything, he was kind of an aloof jerk.

      AND OH MAN NINJA SCROLL. If I’m being honest, It’s kind of a gross movie that I’m embarrassed to watch, but I do still like the fight scenes. I suppose it’s right in line with other exploitative low budget violent 80’s action films, except with great animation instead of garbage production values.

      • clogboy

        tbh this comic seems very inspired by this sort of anime.
        Although that’s more of an indication of my narrow field of vision. I never watched Bleach or Naruto. But I did greatly enjoy Samurai 7 and Attack on Titan. Let’s not forget FMA Brotherhood. So… everything with Steampunk/SciFi/robots, some Samurai fantasy as long as it isn’t a series. I think Akame Ga Kill is the exception here.
        I agree NS is your typical 80s pulp (but lots better than Angel Cop IMO) but it is often cited as an anime landmark.

  • endplanets

    Ponytails are louder than beards

    • clogboy

      OH SNAP! 😀

  • spas

    color me confused

  • LordBolanderFace

    Plot twist: Cho has never been blind. He just has his eyes closed. And he has a pretty woman tattooed to the inside of his eyelids and whenever someone talks to him he just assumes it’s her.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      that’s it! That explains everything!

      • LordBolanderFace

        You can’t hide anything from me! You probably thought I didn’t know about the illuminati robot uprising you’re planning to unleash in volume 7 either!

        • Nos Rin aka CTCO

          hey! spoilers much?! shhhh! lol.

    • Xinef

      And by pretty woman, you mean Yori in a kunoichi outfit?

  • Xinef

    Maybe it was just an error in his Chinese-Japanese dictionary?
    … I mean, who can blame a blind man for not seeing that the dictionary was wrong?

    ___
    As a side note… war… war never changes. Armistice with trees is impossible, apparently.

    • EBeth

      And we know they are plotting further treevenge!

    • KungFuKlobber

      Well, for some reason they always seem to go berserk whenever you offer them an olive branch.

  • Hfar

    Ina: “Cho, I think Yori wanted you to go punch trees or something…”

    Cho: “Yori! Ina says you wish to partake in real life Minecraft!”

    ….

    Yeah, I still have a soft spot for Gundam Wing but Heero is a wee bit psychotic at times isn’t he? I mean, he only laughed whenever he brutally killed someone and threatened to murder a high school girl in cold blood because she knew too much about him.

    Duo Maxwell’s still pretty fun though, even if his dub voice is a bit on the side of “totally 90s, dude!”

    • Kid Chaos

      I was mainly preoccupied with the speeches; out of every anime I’ve ever seen, “GW” takes “Talking Is A Free Action” up to “13” (for comparison, “Naruto” only rates an “11” 😜). It’s the most speechifying thing this side of politics. Otherwise, good stuff. 😎

    • Arkone Axon

      Honestly… those kids didn’t seem particularly good at their jobs, either. Heero’s supposed to be a secret operative staying under the radar. What does he do? Rip up the invitation to the party of the most popular girl in school, then threaten to murder her. Then give speeches in class about how the colonies are planning revenge. And otherwise do everything except wave a big flag and scream, “HI THERE! I’M A CHILD SOLDIER SENT BY A TERRORIST GROUP TO KILL YOU!”

      Seriously, when you wipe out all the leaders who might have actually helped bring about peace and played completely into the hands of the megalomaniac because you can’t take two seconds to get confirmation on your intel before you start killing… you’re really not doing what the colonies sent you to do.

      • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

        I think we can all agree that Heero was not the best choice for the job, although if I recall (it’s been quite a while), he wasn’t really the one chosen for the mission, he just kind of fell into it. Am I right on that? I can’t even remember. I have been getting a kick out of his completely and total inability to maintain a low profile.

        • clogboy

          Interesting. I can’t remember the selection process either. But it goes without a doubt that he is the most gifted pilot of the group, if not the one most at peace with the suicidal nature of the mission, and the most fanatical with nothing to lose. I think that’s the source of his apathy, and not that he’s a psychopath. He is willing to go the distance. Be it killing a young girl to keep his identity secret, or push the selfdestruct button on his suit.
          Who could forget the episode where Lady Une pointed the missiles at the colonies.

        • BeigePaladin

          Heero was actually the only member of the gundam team specifically chosen and trained for the job further than being told how to run a robot…

          …which really makes you wonder how he can be so bad at it. if he’s not failing at being an infiltrator, he’s trying to self-destruct his mech whenever anything goes slightly wrong… or he’s bored… or the voices in his head tell him too

      • Merlin

        In Heero’s defense, this *was* a ruse which Treize used his resources at Oz to carefully and deliberately craft. Seriously, the Gundams would never have even attacked the place, let alone the plane, if they hadn’t been deliberately deceived. That’s not just impatience and bad intel, it was a trick.

        • clogboy

          It was a brilliant tactical move on Treize’s part.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Duo’s the only one having a good time! I hung out with Scott McNeil a couple of times at Matsuricon. He is the living personification of “totally 90’s dude!”

      • Hfar

        Heero: Child soldier angst.
        Trowa: Quiet amnesiac angst.
        Quatre: Gentle richboy angst.
        Chang: Arrogant kung-fu angst.
        Duo: “I’m the mother fricking god of death and don’t you forget it!”

        And sounds like Scott McNeil’s pretty cool! Although seeing pictures of him, I could totally see him as the living personification of “totally 90s dude!”

  • Kid Chaos

    And BTW…Ina’s pretty smokin’ in that hot pink outfit. 😍

  • Nos Rin aka CTCO

    What’s with the exposed shoulder?

    • Xenocide

      It’s his shiny new robe!

      Also he’s joining Genchu’s single sleeve society.

      • Nos Rin aka CTCO

        I was wondering about that….

        • http://tapastic.com/series/Sun-Incarnate Discorvid

          Alex really digs drawing muscles and by extension I dig coloring them

          • Nos Rin aka CTCO

            :3
            muscles are sexy.

          • Xenocide

            Cho and Genchu certainly have plenty of muscle to show off!

  • Nos Rin aka CTCO

    The only Gundam that caught my interest was G Gundam.
    Only mecha anime I’ve (personally) seen that you fight with your body and not joysticks or buttons.

  • animalia555

    Just thought of something. Maybe the bar that Cho, the Guru, and the Priest will walk into will be called The World’s End.

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