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NEW ZOIDS ANIME

Sylvan
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Feb 27 2018, 02:58 AM #1

Zoids Wild - Summer 2018

Hi All,

Long time no see!

For those who didn't see it, TOMY put up an announcement ~2 weeks ago with just the letter "Z" and a countdown. There were a few things circling, and one image of a Zoid. People got hyped.

Today they released it, and it was legit: A new Zoids series!!

http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/zoidswild


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Mar 2 2018, 08:00 PM #2

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Mar 3 2018, 07:38 PM #3

I need more.... oh man, I hate teasers that tell us nothing!!!

Okay, super small scale Zoids, lacking full cockpits, so, Blitz Haken and Diloforce sized? Hmmm...
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Mar 4 2018, 06:59 AM #4

I'm looking forward to it! 

A bit concerned about the health and well being of the pilots, though.
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Mar 5 2018, 01:09 AM #5

Teasers don't tell us much at all, you're right. 

Dalen, tell me about it... I would be concerned of getting my head blown off or decapitated by a Zoid's blade lol. 

I read somewhere that this anime will be aimed at 10-12 year old boys. Also it might be similar to how Genesis was, in terms of excavating zoids from the ground. So far It doesn't look like what I personally would want in a zoids series but it's a heart beat and I'll support it 100%. 

Also the models that will be released looks interesting and I'm definitely going to buy them when they're released. xD 
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Mar 5 2018, 01:54 AM #6

Haha, the vast majority of my Zoids on this site are Diloforce, so I'm used to the concept of small-scale Zoids with open air cockpits.

Here's a Reddit thread I made with a summary of the announcements:


https://www.reddit.com/r/Zoids/comments ... egathread/

It sounds like TOMY is going all-in with this release. I'm just happy they are doing anything new with Zoids, even if it's a bit different from what we've all seen in the past.


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Mar 15 2018, 09:18 PM #7

Guys....  O___O

https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/product/pr ... 000002745/

https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/labo/labo-140239/

I... don't know if I'm more excited for the third release... or these...   *drools*
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Mar 16 2018, 12:09 AM #8

Ian Constance wrote: Guys....  O___O

https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/product/pr ... 000002745/

https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/labo/labo-140239/

I... don't know if I'm more excited for the third release... or these...   *drools*
OMFG I must own him! xD
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Mar 16 2018, 12:09 AM #9

Ian Constance wrote: Guys....  O___O

https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/product/pr ... 000002745/

https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/labo/labo-140239/

I... don't know if I'm more excited for the third release... or these...   *drools*
OMFG I must own him! 
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Mar 16 2018, 01:23 AM #10

Some preview images of the new Zoids Wild manga starting next month in CoroCoro:






Also, as provided by ZPH, a comprehensive list of the Wild launch kits:


I'm really, really hoping this new series pays off for Tomy, especially since they plan on launching it in international markets as well.  Tons of interesting new things they're branching into, and I'm really coming around to the idea of a full reboot for some new blood/ideas to the franchise.  (It'll also be nice that Koto is continuing the HMM line so we still have the old designs kicking around)
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Mar 16 2018, 02:41 AM #11

Fury OD wrote:
OMFG I must own him! xD
I know, right?

The full kit is roughly $112, and the armor kit without the Zoid is about $54. Seeing as I already have the HMM regular version and the Sturm Tyrann in the non-HMM, I might get just the armor kit... and NOT completely rebuild the whole thing!
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Apr 20 2018, 11:06 AM #12

The first chapter of the manga's been posted online by CoroCoro:

http://www.corocoro.tv/tachiyomi/zoids/

reads right-to-left and is in Japanese.


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Apr 24 2018, 01:25 AM #13

...



Maybe knowing what is being said would make me like it more? From what I see, I don't so far. I can't stand that type of shonen character depiction...
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May 12 2018, 01:32 AM #14

New clip is up:



Doesn't say much, but we've got a date, 7/7 when the series starts. 


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May 28 2018, 07:50 AM #15

PV2:



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Jun 1 2018, 04:53 PM #16

I cannot waitt! 
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Jun 24 2018, 12:04 AM #17

First 5 mins of the anime is out:



Also the first 6 model kits are officially on sale.


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Jul 5 2018, 04:20 PM #18

Ahh This definitely looks like a "Team Based" type of anime. The video I saw didn't have subs so I don't really know what's going on, but it does look promising to me. I'm loving the clean animation. 
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Jul 7 2018, 07:54 AM #19

The first ep is out now.

I chucked a thread on reddit, with a couple of the official Japanese sources (But they are mostly region-blocked). 


I like it so far. Feels fun to watch. The CG is good. 

I hope someone officially picks up this in English. I would buy the DVDs in a heartbeat.


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Jul 7 2018, 07:44 PM #20

Hanyoutai Kyoushu has been my main resource for this stuff: http://hanyoutaikyoushu.tumblr.com/
Opening: 


Ending: (Really love the music too, actually) 


I still think Arashi looks like he's got a Pikachu hanging out in his hat xD BUT. I am loving the amount of just "hanging out" with your Zoid. <3 
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Jul 7 2018, 07:48 PM #21

Also, here's chapter 1 of the manga translated: http://theironbible.com/ZoidsManga/Zoid ... d/C1-1.php

I actually liked it a lot more after reading the translated version. :)
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Jul 7 2018, 11:22 PM #22

Hanyoutai's the person behind the Iron Bible, right? Falcarius has been on the Zoids Discord translating the manga for the Iron Bible. Massive respect to both of them for doing that.

Definitely, the anime is easier to watch after reading the manga. 

There's another song by penguin research, wild blue, which is an insert theme, used when Arashi activates the liger.

https://www.bilibili.com/video/av25813004

All three songs are great, IMO.


I think Arashi and his father's hair is supposed to be a "Z" for Zoids. Arashi's is a bit hard to make out in places, but Arashi's father has clearly got the "Z" going. His hair is awesome, IMO. It wraps all the way around his head and forms a Z, including the little line though it. 


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Ian Constance
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Jul 8 2018, 01:43 AM #23

I dunno, I'm still not sold lol. Mad props to the guys translating this, it can't be easy, but the art style of the people, and the story telling... not to mention the Shonen elements with attack names getting yelled out (yeah, been in every anime, my least favorite part though). Still, I'm not against it, I just wish it felt more serious... :/

Personal preference, I guess lol
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Jul 12 2018, 01:48 PM #24

I think Arashi's tongue is a bit distracting in the manga. It's just... There :x . After re watching the first episode, I have to say I'm already falling in love with it. It kinda reminds me of my story with my characters here. Just check out Bacon's hair. ^_^ . Definatly thinking of picking up a model within the next week or so. 

Now I have both questions and speculations on where this is going. 

Planet Earth? Are we on earth? I thought ZI was the only planet inhabited by wild Zoids. I need to see the moon(s) lol. 

I understand these zoids are based on wild zoids from the battle story. I wonder if these guys are ancient...Strip off the armor of these guys and they look just like a wild zoid right? 

What do you guys think of the goofy villains in this? 😂
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Jul 12 2018, 10:51 PM #25

Planet Earth? Are we on earth? I thought ZI was the only planet inhabited by wild Zoids. I need to see the moon(s) lol. 
Yeah, it's on Earth. I'd have to dig up the text again, but it goes something like a Zoid Core crashed onto Earth and it's set on the "Wild Continent". As an aside, Genesis was set on Zi, but it only had 1 moon throughout that series.
I understand these zoids are based on wild zoids from the battle story. I wonder if these guys are ancient...Strip off the armor of these guys and they look just like a wild zoid right? 
I don't think it's been officially stated that's what Wild is based on, but there's a lot of similarities in size and abilities. Specifically from the Zoids Bible:



In the old Bible, warring ancient Zoidians fought with Wild Zoids, riding them with primitive weapons. Until humans arrived on Zi in the ship Globally III, and brought with them science and technology (and guns). Ramping up in an arms race to the Zoids we all know.

It's quite likely that Zoids Wild is based on that. It might even be role-reversed to some extent (Zoids arriving on Earth). But I don't remember an official source, but I might have just missed it.
What do you guys think of the goofy villains in this?
Much more likeable than I was expecting, TBH. I was expecting cliche villans, it's a kids show after all, but they were heaps more expressive than I was expecting. The scene where Arashi talks over them, or they short out their guns, was pretty fun.


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Jul 13 2018, 02:00 AM #26

I noticed the translated manga said Earth once at the very beginning, but the characters then referred to Zi a couple times in dialogue. I seem to recall a failed Zoids spin-off where Zoid tech ended up back on Earth, but those unded up humanoid, kinda like Gundams.

I also dislike his tongue hanging out, especially when you can see his teeth closed.

Didn't the exposition in Genesis show the big war and the destruction of a moon? Or am I remembering that wrong? I had always thought it was a battle story shout out, but if they were down to one moon afterwards.....

I personally like to think this is ancient times with wild Zoids? Partially due to the lack of demonstrated projectile or directed energy weapons, partially due to the small size, lack of cockpits, and fairly primitive depiction of what we have seen so far, but if so, it doesn't hold much continuity with the original series or Battle Story, since early Zoids were, well, Godos was once considered good lol.

But I agree, we will need more context to see where, if anywhere, Wild fits in. Could even be post-Genesis potentially, with regel running low, Zoids could evolve to be smaller, or more self-sufficient, and thus more wild.

To be fair, I really like the look of the Wild Liger so far. I know they are going to push it, but for once I like the Liger more than the dino lol
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Jul 13 2018, 02:47 AM #27

Didn't the exposition in Genesis show the big war and the destruction of a moon? Or am I remembering that wrong? I had always thought it was a battle story shout out, but if they were down to one moon afterwards.....
I don’t think they mentioned the moon being destroyed. But it’s kinda vague.

Battle story definitely lost a moon. There were 3 moons and one of them got destroyed and smashed into Zi wiping out the King Gojulas, among other things.

It could have happened in Genesis if it’s set after Chaotic. That could also explain why then need Reggel instead of just using the Zoid Eve. But I think it’s easier to assume they are separate timelines.

The other theory I’ve seen float around is that there are 2 moons in Genesis but you can’t see them both from the place where Genesis happens.


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Jul 13 2018, 03:13 AM #28

I've always felt the timelines thus far at least COULD link together. Chaotic Century/Guardian Force came first, ten New Century Zero, Fuzors (ugh), and Genesis (yay). Genesis, being post apocalyptic, is harder to firmly put there based on the appearance of Zoids in it, but I think Konig Wolf and Shadow Fox both pop up at least once. If Wild happens later and Zoids are just evolving down in size, without wasting energy on beam weapons and just sticking to close combat, it could be interesting, but I have to wonder what happened to the tech? If this came way before Chaotic Century, why did Zoids become so skeletal? Idk. So far I have been able to reconcile one Zi for the anime at least, separate from the Battle Story, but maybe this one is just a stand alone.
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Jul 13 2018, 07:33 AM #29

It's much easier to think of Genesis and Fuzors as separate timeline. NC0 and CC/GF are the same timeline canonically.

But it's fun to try and reconcile the timelines none the less.

I remember talking about this on a thread on Reddit just a little while ago. Basically, there are 2 timelines that can be shoehorned to make sense: CC/GF->NC0->Fuzors->Genesis  or CC/GF->NC0->Genesis->Fuzors

The reason Fuzors and Genesis has to come after NC0 is that the Shadow Fox was first built in NC0, and like you say, the subsequent series both have Foxes in them. Fuzors could possibly come after Genesis if it's set way in the future. But much more likely, is Genesis being after Fuzors. 

(As a random bit of trivia, Alpha's plan at the end of Fuzors was "operation Genesis").

I think in all this, Wild just happens in parallel. A core is somehow launched to Earth (which is thousands of lightyears away from Zi - so that would take some time) and we get Zoids that are undeveloped like from the bible, since they would have developed here from scratch.


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Jul 13 2018, 03:37 PM #30

Thanks for clearing that up Sylvan. Personally I would have loved to see a Earth to ZI story if they had to make earth a setting for an anime. I feel there was more they could do with earth. Still a pretty awesome concept about a Zoid core crashing down to earth. 

Ian, that's a good point about the Zoids (so far) only using close combat weapons apposed to using mid-long ranged weapons like lasers, and missiles tech. It really makes me feel this place happened in a place way before Genesis. (except now that I look back at it the Deathmetal guys used projectiles.) 

And yea, this makes more sense to me. CC/GF->NC0->Fuzors->Genesis 

By the way, does anybody have information on the TV ratings of Zoids Wild in Japan? I'd love to monitor this. Really hoping this makes it out of Japan. We need this revival. 
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Jul 14 2018, 07:02 AM #31

Episode 2 is out.

My thoughts, in no particular order:

Animation quality is down a bit over episode 1. A lot of "jump at them and they fall over" scenes. I guess that's ok since they are fighting mooks.

The Death Metal guy is hilarious.

My japanese isn't so good, but Supreme are going after "Great Treasure Z"? As cheesy as it is, I quite like it. Sounds like something from Mazinger. Even though I don't speak Japanese, I don't think I'm missing a lot not having subs. I can pick up the key words, and they really aren't talking about anything complex at this point. (this is the second time I've tried to watch anime raw, the first was Super Robot Wars the Inspectors, which is way harder to understand, so I'm stumbling my way though this one)

Episode 2 feels almost the same as Episode 1. Begins/ends in almost exactly the same way. 

Overall, I still enjoy it. 


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Jul 20 2018, 04:48 AM #32

Yea, it took me a while to finally get to watch EP 2. Without the Subs, I would be lost. 

Overall I thought the episode was decent. It gave us a better insight on what the group is after, not so much on the zoids, and the world it's self. I think they talked about the "wild blast" synchronizing thing people and Zoids do for a bit. I'm a HUGE fan of that idea, I'm just not crazy about the animation that goes along with it. 

Arashi had a sprinkle of character development which really made me happy. I really hope he turns out like his father, similar to how Simon became another Kamina. (from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann) 

The bad guys got annoying pretty quickly for me. The way he drags out his words when retreating reminds me of  the Team Rocket blasting off again bit. But, I guess they're fun to watch get tossed about. 

I'm starting to really like that tiger. (I want one in black plz) Overall these Zoid designs are a lot nicer than blox zoids for me personally. 

I'm also starting to hate those beetles, just because they look like straight up cannon fodder. 
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