LAST EDITED ON May-24-14 AT 07:12 PM (EDT)
>>2. Took me a little bit to realize that Kozue was piloting the Getter
>>Robo G, and that was because the name of the second unit is wrong.
>>It's "Getter Liger", not "Getter Ryger".
>That depends entirely on the translation you're working with.
>>P.S. - on a non robot related note, the Powerpuff Girls stuff felt
>>mostly In Name Only up until Mojo Jojo debuted, then not only was he
>>portrayed perfectly (and very hilariously), the rest of the Powerpuff
>>Girl cast actually felt more like canon and less like cardboard
>>cutouts with superficial elements of the original canon attached.
>I'm... just going to leave that there, I think. It's got that
>yeah-but-no-but-yeah-but thing going on again and I just can't get
>inside that tonight. :)
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As for the name "Getter Ryger", I must respectfully disagree. The original Getter-2 core machine is called the Getter Jaguar, and the Getter Robo G version is called the Getter Liger (Lion+Tiger), so the name 'Getter Liger" is merely continuing the series theme.
I understand you may prefer the mistranslation for your own reasons, but it's still a mistranslation since it breaks the obvious theme naming used in the series.
Also, as for my yes/no/yes response (as you put it), I come from the school of thought regarding crossovers that unless the original canon was so horrible doing completely new things with it is preferred (I watched Gundam SEED Destiny, and it was so bad anything else would be preferable), I usually tend to prefer crossovers that try to blend the various series they borrow from together and tie it all together with some original storywork to fill in the blanks.
UF seems to take parts of some series and then spins the rest out of whole cloth, which is admittedly not my thing most of the time, but that doesn't mean I think what I've read so far is bad. If anything, being the cynic I am, it was far better than I expected.
If anything, I thought how the Ah My Goddess/Magic Knights Rayearth/Revolutionary Girl Utena series were linked together was pretty ingenious, and almost all the mecha/sci-fi stuff I like. As for the Powerpuff Girls part of things, that show wasn't exactly the deepest well of canon to draw from, but I found following those parts you included difficult to appreciate because most of it did seem to be completely original material, at least until Mojo Jojo showed up, then the Powerpuff Girls stuff seemed to gel into the plot a little better.