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Tue, Sep. 19th, 2006, 07:29 pm
asterphage: Nutrocker (the Maschinen Krieger movie) on bittorrent

This isn't exactly on topic, but I figured some people here might be Maschinen Krieger fans.

"S.F.3.D original video: Nutrocker"; English & German dialogue; Japanese subtitles.

http://www.deadfrog.us/index.php?act=entry&id=7035

This short film is based on Kow Yokoyama's "SF3D"/"Maschinen Krieger" series of design illustrations and model dioramas, originally published in articles in Hobby Japan magazine in the 80s. Tons of stop-motion animation, like the first Terminator movie.

I'll be seeding this for as long as I can, but please reseed!

The story follows a rebel SAFS ("Super Armored Fighting Suit") pilot stranded alone after a battle between the Strahl Democratic Republic military and the "mercenary forces" of the rebellion against Strahl. He heads for cover after spotting a Strahl land-hovercraft, a "Nutrocker". The Nutrocker is massive and tank-like, but still far outmatches the powered suit in speed, and can easily detect the SAFS. Fortunately, the pilot can talk to the SAFS like Luke talks to R2-D2. Unfortunately, he's bickering with the computer like they're married, he's only got three charges left for his laser, and his athlete's foot is itching like crazy.

Wed, Sep. 20th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)
shadow27: THANK YOU!

Must download as soon as I get home!
Will reseed, promise.

I'm a huge fan of Kow Yokoyama, though I'm more into AS Wars than MaK.

Wed, Sep. 20th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
asterphage: you're welcome, but

AS Wars is in fact by Makoto Kobayashi, designer of the Bound Doc, The-O, the Giant Robo OVA mecha, etc. I can see how you'd get them confused, though; besides the similarity in style, they worked together at times in the 80s, including on Venus Wars.

Wed, Sep. 20th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
shadow27: D'OH!

You are so correct.

Well at least it's nice to know there's another AS Wars fan out there.