It's not ripping off..it's homage and tribute. Because it's Gundam, it's not ripping off.
And a lot of the protagonists are simlar, it's just how they develop that makes them different. They often have common traits but are never exactly the same. I don't think Amuro would have been as pro-active as Bagher.
WSJ pressures all of their authors. I am just saying she doesn't handle it well. In an action series, you can just draw out the fight a little more.
Oh, and in KOR, they just had a make a movie chapter. I am glad I didn't read this first, otherwise everything would have been copies.
Also, do you know the meaning behind orange in the series? It was the title to the second end song of Toradora. Is an orange related to romance in Japan or something? I tried to google but had no luck.
Ane Doki went downhill when they started pressuring Kawashita. If she is left to her own devices, it's awesome. I don't think she can handle the weekly deadlines. She needs a monthly manga. It really sucks too, Kawashita can draw one hell of a girl too.
Download one series at a time. It's faster that way. Let the next one download as you watch the other.
I'll definitely check out the movies & OVAs. I'll skip the anime since I am reading the manga, besides there are better things to watch, like Gungrave, heh.
Yeah, it's called 'Lock On' - about a kid who takes pictures with a tsundere in the mix...it's really disappointing that this stupid manga took Ane Doki's place. It's not a bad series, the first chapter was decent, it had it's laughs, but Ane Doki is better.