[EDIT] Time from posting to someone starting a shitstorm with it on /m/: 79 minutes.
[EDIT II] Too small to bother making a new post about it, spoiler guy showed up again today. Skimmed through it during linguistics class, he mentions something about Bushido not dying again thanks to Setsuna and Regene shooting Ribbons between the eyes (that’s what it sounded like to me). I might give it a more proper look in a bit, but it didn’t seem to have a whole lot of new stuff (a number of the posts appeared to just be banter–2cher: Won’t you just die already? spoiler guy: how meannn~/etc) I think there was also something about Wang again, and if she’d gotten the information to CB and it sounded like he dodged the question, and there was something about how they’ll retake Veda, which I still can’t make much sense of (he’s been mentioning a lot of the same things in reference to taking back Veda lately but I still haven’t figured it out).
[EDIT III] Another small thing. This is official news. There’s a new trading card set out. The interesting thing being that Kouga Yun will be doing three special cards of “Setsuna and Ribbons” “Tieria and Regene” and “Mister Bushido and Gra…”
[EDIT IV] FUCK YEAH MADE #83 BLOG OF THE DAY WITH THIS SHIT!
Thanks to ginaweegs for digging up the 2ch posts in question. Not sure how reliable the information is, it is 2ch after all, but it seems pretty reasonable. Perhaps we’ll get the full story in the S2 Roman Album, if/when that comes out.
通常の名无しさんの３倍：2009/01/23(金) 18:34:16 ID:???
So, it seems Lyle and Anew’s relationship was the result of sponsor pressure… I can’t help but feel disappointed. Mizushima and Kuroda, according to what the spoiler guys said, had initially planned on a spy battle [between them]. Even if the audience didn’t like it, the scenario wouldn’t have changed, but they’re weak against the sponsors. It’s a weakness of the industry as a whole though, right?
通常の名无しさんの３倍：2009/01/23(金) 19:01:31 ID:???
The so-called scenario change is more a course change, don’t you think? That’s why the fact of the matter is that the schedule will be cheapened after all. The sponsors increased their interest in the Gundam franchise with Seed and they don’t want it to shrink.* And so that’s why if they included a “blighted adult love,” they’d get people like housewives to watch it with their daughters and children, so they kept pushing for it. As a result, even if it wrecks the characters and the story they’re doing it, and it even seems like they’re planning to cover it in the novels and supplementary manga in Gundam Ace.
通常の名无しさんの３倍：2009/01/23(金) 20:37:45 ID:???
The above idea of, falling in love with an outsider [is what they wanted, because] Neil and Tieria’s relationship in the first season caught their eye. That’s what they were after, so naturally they they ordered that the story be changed to include a romance angle this time. But, Neil and Tieria['s story/relationship] also had a doll-who-becomes-human element to it, and so as far as deep love is concerned, the plan for an adult-love with Lyle** has no such connection so it’s rather shallow…
*this is a kind of liberal handling of this sentence, I couldn’t think of how to phrase it well in English, assuming I’m even reading it right, “interest” here is more like “financial interest”/they own more of the franchise now
**says ラア I’m assuming it’s a typo for ライル or something like that though.
Moon after the break:
Original (well, sorta, the one ginaweegs posted had some simplified Chinese characters in it, I just went through and replaced them with the proper kanji–as far as I know this isn’t an uncommon problem when Japanese text is posted on Chinese forums, so I wouldn’t take that as an indication of being fake posts):
通常の名无しさんの３倍：2009/01/23(金) 18:34:16 ID:??? ライルとアニューの絡みはスポンサーゴリ押しで突然决まったからなぁ…叩かれても仕方ない 水黒は当初、バレしてる奴らが话してた通りにスパイ合戦を予定してたんだよ 視聴者には叩かれても脚本は変えないが、スポンサーには弱い これは業界全体の弱さなんだけどな
通常の名无しさんの３倍：2009/01/23(金) 19:01:31 ID:??? 脚本は変更というか軌道修正だな だからスケジュールが詰まりやすくなるのも事実 スポンサー側は種で広がったガンダムという作品の購買層を狭めたくないんだよ だから『大人の悲恋』をやったら、大きいお姉さん方や子供と一緒に見てる主婦なんかも獲得できると踏んで押した 結果、キャラ破綻とストーリー破綻を起こしてるがそこは小説とダムAの補完漫画でカバーするつもりみたいだ
通常の名无しさんの３倍：2009/01/23(金) 20:37:45 ID:??? 人外と恋爱になるとそこは一期のニールとティエリアの交流に目をつけた上の意向 あれだけ騒がれたからな、そりゃ今度は設定を曲げてまで恋愛しろと注文をつけて当然 ただ、ニールとティエリアは人形が人間の心を持つまでの経緯であって親愛なのに対し、ラアは大人の恋爱で結ばれないのを想定した薄いものだから…