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  1. Is it known if he did the redesign on cover of the 'Animation Bikes' book?


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    I assume it was the same person who did the artwork on the author's website with his proto-MOSPEADA project bike.

    If it is one of the original creators, I don't think it would be him, since her did more of the Inbit design. Shinji Aramaki did the bike design for both MOSPEADA and Megazone 23 and seems to have personal contact with Nandy, the author of that book.

  2. Roger clarified shortly after that post who were the players who were actually involved. There were a couple scans shown in one of the old Mospeada threads here also but all I remember seeing was a revised Legioss, Tread, and some new Inbit creatures. I don't think there was an updated ride armor.

    I'm doing searches through old posts, but haven't had any luck finding anything yet.

  3. Remember a while ago when that redesigned Mospeada art was published? I think it was Aramaki who did it and he said he'd like to revisit mospeada. I think one of our members here also managed to track down Terada who also expressed interest in revisiting mospeada.

    Chances of that happening? I could only guess nill.

    I never heard about any of this. Can you remember anything more? Anyone know anything about this?

  4. About a year or so ago, there was a Japanese artbook released which focused on anime motorbikes (variable and otherwise). I didn't buy it and can't find it now. Sort of regret not buying it now. Anyboy have it?


    Yep, I just got it... which is why I'm resurrecting a 4 year old thread...


  5. Gall Force has a transforming hoverbike designed by Shinji Aramaki's friend Hideki Kakinuma. It's called the Jet Blowgun.

    Genesis Survivor Gaiarth features a hoverbike that transforms into an ostrich-like robot. You can see some tiny pictures here. Designed by Shinji Aramaki.

    You probably already know about Moto-Bisar from Am Driver.

    Yep, had all three of those already. Thanks though.

  6. Yikes.

    By the way, Roger, I just watched some Tekkaman Blade. From now on, I read your name in the deep, robotic voice of Pegas.

    Ravenhawk, I bet I can tell you about some transforming bikes that you've never seen before. Enough to keep your site going after you've run out of ideas.

    Transforming bikes I've never seen before? Please do. Anything you're willing to share with me for info on this, absolutely, please do!!!

  7. Is this just bikes that turn into robots/armor, or would it include things like the Stormhawks sky rides?

    My main interest (read: infatuation) is bikes that turn into robots and/or armor. However, I was planning on including bikes that change into anything, like Stormhawks, the animated Batman toy bikes that turn into hovercraft, etc., and I've put together a list of all the old M.A.S.K. bikes as well. It's all cool, but I do love the robots and armore best.

  8. Just tackling stuff like BGC and Megazone could take up a fair amount of time.

    I was kicking around the idea of a BGC fansite now that I've got all these old magazines and sh*t, but it's 2008 and no one gives a crap anymore, so... meh.

    Well, my interests are really just in the bikes and mecha themselves, not the storylines (though I do enjoy the storylines as well... think I'm one of the few AD Police fans out there too).

    If you wanted to do something together, I could handle the mecha side of it, and you could do wherever your interest may lay.

  9. It'd be interesting to see a website like this... I'm just wondering how long you can sustain updating it with such limited materials for a niche subject. Maybe extending the subject matter to anime bikes to include FF Cloud's bike and the Blassreiter motorcycles...

    BTW... Revoltech is coming out with a line of figures and vehicles and I believe one of those is a transforming bike.

    FF Cloud's bike seems cool, and I'm a big fan of Blassreiter, but for now I want to stick to transforming bikes. I know it seems like there is limited material, and, to be honest, I've collected a ton together already, but just posting it up will be a serious time commitment. I've got work, kids, other hobbies... in addition to this one unhealthy habit.

    Do you have a link to the Revoltech stuff you mentioned?

  10. Sounds like a cool idea, if I had a scanner I'd help out as I have a ton of old ARTMIC materials.

    I would say avoid free web hosts, as they tend to suck nowadays. Much better to just find a cheap host and pay a few bucks a month. That said, I might be able to help you out with web space as I've got some to spare... PM me.

    Thanks. I'll hit you up this weekend, if that's ok? Got a couple of crazy days ahead of me at work first.

    Which ARTMIC materials do you have? I have 2 entertainment bibles, though I've never been able to find their Variable Bikes book that was advertised in one of them.

  11. As I've mentioned once of twice before, I'm a little bit on the obsessed side when it comes to variable bikes. That means MOSPEADA, Megazone 23, Bubblegum Crisis, Zillion, certain Transformers (and Go-Bots, but we'll just keep that in parentheses), Blassreiter (the Paladins), and various others.

    Since I have yet to find a decent website on this topic, I'm thinking about (fairly amateurishly) putting one together myself. Does anyone have a) suggestions on a decent free host to use, and b) any particular items they want included? I'm basing it on the above shows which I am myself a fan of, some separate items such as toys that I've found searching around on the web, and a few other shows I had never heard of, as shown in Nandy's book "Animation Bikes." I can provide a more complete list if anyone is interested.

    Let me know.

  12. Also, if it matters to anyone, the stuff I came across back then was very specific to the bikes, though I have seen some extremely cool unreleased Legioss and Tread designs too.

    The bike stuff showed the MOSPEADA armor in more of the initial WWII-inspired designs, as well as the police ones (when MOSPEADA was going to be AD Police) which were vetoed but later modified to be in BGC.

  13. I have the ARTMIC entertainment bibles, though no the b-club special, since I always seem to see it for pretty ridiculously expensive.

    Anyone know of any online resources?

    Like I said, I came across some a few years back (ok, probably like 4), and haven't been able to find them since.

    I'm always amazed, for two shows with such devoted followings (even if small compared to some other anime) just how little actually good information and images seems to be out there.

    Thanks for everyone's help!

  14. Hi all,

    A couple years back I was procrastinating at work and mucking around on the web and came across an interview with Shinji Aramaki where he talked about his initial designs for MOSPEADA and Bubblegum Crisis. Text-wise, I knew most of it already, since I'm a huge fan of these shows and his design work on them and Megazone 23 (ok, I have a thing for motorcycle mecha...). Anyway, the cool thing was there were a bunch of pictures showing his initial designs, which were very cool, and some of which were actually pretty different from what eventually made it to the screen.

    For the last year or so every once in a while I have tried to find these images again, but with no luck at all.

    Does anyone know where I can find design sketches and the like for MOSPEADA and BGC?


  15. I don't really recommend the Bike Book its not very well designed in my opionion

    I have it and was kind of disappointed

    I just felt it was to crammed for space

    I wish they would have dedicated a whole page per subject

    with line art, 360 degree exposures and more info or something

    The Artmic design works I highly recommend it is my favorite book i own

    I appreciate the input, thanks, plus knowing that I'm not imagining these books.

    Any chance of you having any scans from these books?

    Could you tell me where you found them, because I have been have zero luck finding them anywhere.


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