Sunrise has announced the latest Gundam anime as “Kidou Senshi Gundam AGE,” and Gundam otaku of both sexes are aghast at the fact that there will likely be no more bishonen or bishoujo to onanise over…
The anime is set to air in October, and as can be seen from the promotional material released so far, appears to be aimed at younger viewers (in fact the series is being handled by Level 5 boss Akihiro Hino, best known for Inazuma Eleven) :
This has all aggrieved 2ch no end:
“Who’ll watch this?”
“They’re targeting elementary schoolers?”
“Will the fujoshi be OK?”
“It’ll end up like this:
The DVDs won’t sell.
The otaku will moan and whine at first but gradually become fans.
Most kids won’t watch it.
Toy sales will be average.”
“The first Gundam product I couldn’t care less about.”
“This is horrible.”
“Looking at the story I thought this was some super robot anime…”
“Now the nostalgia-tards have something new to bash instead of Seed and 00, great, great.”
“Now it’s a kiddy Gundam?”
“They don’t want to have to deal with you lot any more…”