I’ve taken our older discussions into account:
Bandai’s marketing strategies, Sunrise’s production, the fans in general, etc.
I created this thread to discuss stipulations on how this franchise from 1979 can be introduced to audiences of today and hook them onto it.
I’ve noticed on the web, Gundam fans are kind of niche in anime communities.
Not saying they are not there, they are, but they don’t seem to have the interest past watching it on television.
Chatting to fans, they seem to like Mobile Fighter G Gundam and Wing, which they’ve seen as children.
To a lot of us here, just those two are a tip of what’s really in store, and I’m kind of sad that nobody brought up 0079 or Zeta yet.
Maybe it’s an age thing. A lot of us here are 18 or over. If anyone’s underage, just raise your hands, lol.
Well anyway, I was thinking of ways Sunrise can improve popularity.
This is all hypothetical of course, there’s no way a Sunrise official is reading this and will actually do what we’re thinking… (atleast I think)
What about an ongoing Manga series? Something like a serialized Shonen Jump manga, ongoing every week.
It can either be a story of a protagonist growing up from 0079 onward, or it can be an original new universe that features suits from past eras, and this new universe could cater to younger fans.
Younger fans… I might be opening a can of worms here.
What do you think?