Would Dougram have become bigger than Gundam if it was rebooted in the late 80s?

Would Dougram have become bigger than Gundam if it was rebooted in the late 80s?

I find it puzzling how it was so popular at its initial run but then completely forgotten.

How come Takahashi never wrote something as depth going ever again? Is it safe assume that he can't do it without Kanda's assistance?

Dougram was sponsored by Takara
Gundam was sponsored by Bandai
That's the difference.

Also the documentary recap thingy has a few seconds of re-animated footage.

This. Most of the money made by Gundam comes from a source unrelated to the show being on air.

What gambling money's to Garo, plastic crack yen are to Gundam.

With all of the modern Combat Armor kits that've been coming out recently, it can at least be said, hopefully, that the series' popularity isn't exactly faded amongst big mecha fans.

No it needs a less stupid name

Gundam would have been 1 show if it wasn't for Gunpla.

Gundam is a toy commercial.
Mazinger is art.

If Sunrise would make a Dougram remake, it won't be as profitable as it was back then. Then they would have to make some changes, like making the show more appealing to waifufags, fading down the economic and political background or something like that.
But they won't do it as long as they have Gundam.

Both shows are both.


I like you.

Op means in the late 80s not now.


I always wondered how well Dougram would have gone if it was released to the west instead of Robotech or something.

Kids might have loved the action, but found the politics slow. Teens might have liked the politics, but found the robots too kiddyish.

I know I would have watched the fuck out of it though.


>tfw some of the best Dougram art to be found are now-shrunken boxart scans

Not even justice.





Lecoque did nothing wrong.
Not even kidding. He found a relatively peaceful solution to the Deloyer problem that appeased most of the populace whilst still guaranteeing Earth resources.


Blu rays fucking when

>used hired hand(s) to commit sabotage, attempts at fasleflagging
>working behind his boss' back
>at one point literally tries to speed up his death
>kills Von Stein
>motivated entirely by ambition

I'm tempted to say even fuckup supreme Hesse did less wrong.


It was all in the name of the greater good.
I mean Denon was gonna die anyway, why not speed it up so we can get some shit done. I'm sure he'd have understood.

That seems a bit dubious, user.
Now Rick Boyd, there's a fellow who did nothing wrong.


Being so moe and butch at once has to be wrong.


It came out in the early 80s, what good would rebooting it back then do?
That was the era where they just threw out whatever mecha series they could and moved on to the next one.

Remember, Dragonar was intended as something of a Gundam AU.

But to answer the question, Dougram's time to strike would have been say in the 2000s, when everyone is getting sick of the War on Iraq. But the thing about Dougram is, is what made it good is that you actually have to pay attention to the plot and I honestly question if today's audiences have the capacity to give a fuck about a plot that isn't spoonfed to them immediately


I never understood why they killed off a character in the most random, stupid, and arbitrary way possible only to replace him with what was effectively himself. What a literally pointless plot point.

>but then completely forgotten
Only outside of Japan, maybe.

They still release kits and figures of the Dougram and other combat armors, and in Japan it's still remembered as one of the foundations of "real robot" style mecha anime.

>it happens in GoT

>it happens anywhere else

1) The fuck are you on about? No one said anything about GoT, or any other media for that matter.

2) The pin falling out of a grenade while rattling around in the sidecar (something that is completely impossible, mind you, grenade pins are specifically made NOT TO DO THAT) is a whole different level of pointless stupidity. That's the kind of garbage terrible writers pul when an actor is leaving a show or a character doesn't test well with audiences so they want to write them out or something.

3) The death is cheapened even further by the fact they just replaced the character with the same character with a different name. There was literally no reason at all for the scene to even happen in the long run.

I think they killed him, and had remembered that he was in the flashback in the first episode, and brought in a lookalike.
But to be fair, they are two different characters in their behavior and their voice, which is more than I can say about other characters.

As for his death, I think it was just for the sake of saying that accidents happen. They had been foreshadowing that grenade for at least 4 episodes, I had thought that Hunkcel was going to die because of it, but they throw you that curveball instead.

It's dumb, but it's totally redeemed by how funny it is

I think the idea of having festo die in an accident was good, but would have been better if he just crashed or something. It was a real gutpunch to have a member of the FotS die not through combat, but in a stupid accident.