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    Post by Almael on 6/11/2009, 7:50 pm

    Lets start this thread about great anime starships.
    Post pics, all relevant infos.
    Infos and comments about development, heritage etc. are welcomed.
    Present your ships!

    Obviously, I will start with my favorite.

    Sol Bianca (ソルビアンカ) from the series of the same name.






    There are also pictures of a scratch build model by Luciano.

    Class: Cruiser (depends on how you view it)
    Dimension: L ~700 m
    Armament:
    6 photon torpedo tubes
    numerous light tethers
    mega bio energy weapon
    numerous hull retracted defense turrets
    fighters, shuttles and mechas
    Crew: 5 human females
    Status: galaxy wide wanted pirates
    Description:
    Can warp without a gate.
    It transforms in order to fire the main weapon.
    charge particle hull reinforcement
    normal defense and regeneration shield
    particle synthesis as part of selfrepair system
    can project hologram in- and outside the ship
    hull consists of pure Pasha
    there are (two) spacious parks inside the ship
    the bridge consists of moveable independent control capsules (similar to Saber Raider's Ramrod)
    Ship Design: Atsushi Takeuchi

    History background:
    A lost ship from the last human war. The only survivor of it's fleet of likewise ships. The fleet was allegly betrayed by the command ship.
    Recovered by April Bikirk and Feb Fall.

    Anime history:
    1990
    One of the first ship to be fully animated throughout the series.
    The design was topologically reused as a plane in Towards the Terra.

    Edit:
    Unnamed



    Class: Cruiser
    Dimension: L ~700 m
    Armament:
    unknown
    Crew: 1 human male Yuri Shurabana
    Status: rested on Earth
    :
    History Background:
    The second ship recovered by another team on Earth. However, they crash landed killing all except one. The ship has the same type of bioroid as Sol Bianca called Noal. It is assumed to be an ancient enemy.

    Mark Halley





    Class: Luxus Liner
    Dimension: W x km
    Armament:
    unknown
    Crew: 1000+
    Status: active
    :
    History Background:
    This Luxus liner was the site of an incident involving the theft of Pasha. Pirates using molecular tunneling borded and killed numerous passengers and crews before napped themselves by the Sol Bianca crew.

    Anime history:
    The design was topologically reused in some later animations, possibly Star Trek


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    Re: Beautiful, elegant, graceful starships

    Post by JGZinv on 6/11/2009, 8:14 pm

    Heh I can go for a while in this topic...

    Gekko-Go or Midnight (manga) from Eureka seveN.


    http://www.mahq.net/mecha/eureka7/eureka7-tv/gekko.jpg






    Class: Experimental High Speed Sub Orbital Attack Ship
    Crew 16+
    Armament: 3-barrel laser cannon x 2, missile launcher x many
    Mecha: Nirvash typeZERO/Nirvash typeZERO spec 2 x 1, Terminus typeB303 Devilfish x 1, Terminus typeR606 x 1, Terminus typeR808 x 1, Terminus typeR909 x 1
    Captain: Holland Novak


    Hakucho (had another name in the anime) also Eurkea seveN





    Crew 2


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    Post by Almael on 6/11/2009, 8:22 pm

    Uhm, the Gekko-Go is not a starship meaning it cannot travel to another system.
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    Post by JGZinv on 6/11/2009, 9:17 pm

    It is classified as a spacecraft, I don't exactly have a guide book handy but it is listed as such. It can also go out of atmosphere, and be in space for an undetermined amount of time.

    Unless you can present some info showing that say it would have had to return to a planet under a 24 hour window, there's not really enough evidence to say that it can't make it to say the moon, or another planet.


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    Post by Almael on 6/11/2009, 9:31 pm

    I think it was said somewhere they can't go whenever they want.
    In any case following facts have been established.
    1. there are no starship on the planet
    2. the engines are based on the alien force hence it shouldn't work anywhere else but the planet.
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    Post by JGZinv on 6/11/2009, 9:42 pm

    Re: 2 - Nirvash ver. 3 was capable of flying above the planet, which should have also meant it couldn't be there.

    Furthermore, the Gekko-Go was only in space to destroy the armada that had gathered there with the sub corral bombs.

    You also missed the fact there was a space based laser sat, so something either had to lauch it into orbit, or due to it's sheer size, it makes slightly more sense to assume it was built.

    When speaking of the planet's past, they discover earth was hit with the sub corral entity from space. I forget here if they said the population moved off into ships above the planet for a short time, and then returned. These places became the large cities.


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    Post by Almael on 6/12/2009, 1:05 pm

    JGZinv wrote:Re: 2 - Nirvash ver. 3 was capable of flying above the planet, which should have also meant it couldn't be there.
    The Nirvash is alien and not man-made. It's energy source is unique that's why no other mech can go up there.
    The robots have normal (rocket?) propulsion as they don't have green haze flames but yellow flames. Compare episode 3 and 43 for the Gekko-Go and robot using those engines.


    Furthermore, the Gekko-Go was only in space to destroy the armada that had gathered there with the sub corral bombs.
    Doesn't look like that too me, but evenso at heights over 30 km the sky above is black. This is not conclusive.


    You also missed the fact there was a space based laser sat, so something either had to lauch it into orbit, or due to it's sheer size, it makes slightly more sense to assume it was built.
    They have a space elevator, so having any station isn't much of a problem.
    If i remember right the weapon is a remainder of past human war. Also there is a possibility of the remainder of the generation ship which was used to ship the humans around until they got sick of searching and returned. The humans don't have interstellar propulsion or drive.

    So I'm not convinced the Gekko-Go is a starship. It could work with limited capacity as a space ship, but I doubt it's a good idea for long term without replenishment or so.

    For the sake of the design, if you want I could post the one which preceeds it. Wink
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    Re: Beautiful, elegant, graceful starships

    Post by JGZinv on 6/12/2009, 3:16 pm

    I'm not sure why we're all that concerned about it's space worthy-ness.
    It went to space, it might not be a a planetary hopper or the Enterprise, but
    it fits the other 3 categories nicely.


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    Post by Almael on 6/12/2009, 3:20 pm

    JGZinv wrote:I'm not sure why we're all that concerned about it's space worthy-ness.
    I want spaceships! Razz
    Besides, we Abh have nothing better to do but talk all day. lol!
    We are peacful so we bore our enemy to death with talk. lol! Of course if you prefere the Spoor's way...
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    Post by JGZinv on 6/12/2009, 3:40 pm

    Fine fine....

    I'm sort of a spaceship nut, but writing an article for one takes time.
    I'll put another one up shortly.


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    Post by JGZinv on 6/13/2009, 1:49 am

    Artifact Warship
    from: Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventures

    Confirmed intergalactic ship.
    Crew: 10+
    Weapons: Multiple point energy beams
    Special: Robot hanger and catapult, undersea capability.
    3,271 ft. long

    Destroyed by D during the final episodes by ramming the Artifact Battleship. Served as a base buried under city hall in Yamato City until forced to become a mobile base for the EDF fugitives.





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    Artifact Battleship
    from: Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventures

    Confirmed intergalactic ship.
    Crew: unknown (rumored hundreds)
    Weapons: Multiple point energy beams
    Special: Robot hanger, robot mass control system and factory, base, escape pod catapult, undersea capability, actually a Juraian tree battleship.
    Size: huge - an entire island is but a pin prick on it's top surface.

    Rara Army's base of operations, which is actually a massive alien pirate ship that came to destroy D's civilization on earth. Destroyed by Zinv using a micro black hole. Ship's vengeful AI computer is Kumu.
    Contains an island on the top surface as an access point for the ship when submerged under the ocean. The island also houses gardens and a mansion.





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    Post by Almael on 6/13/2009, 1:04 pm

    JGZinv wrote:
    Hakucho (had another name in the anime) also Eurkea seveN
    Hakucho-Go Very Happy

    JGZinv wrote:but writing an article for one takes time.
    Added more data and new entries for the Sol Bianca post.

    For the sake of designs I give this post in honor of the

    Lovely Angel from Dirty Pair





    Class: private interstellar yach
    Dimensions: L ~50 m
    Armament:
    various energy weapons and missiles
    mega cannon
    battlesuits, vehicles
    Crew: the Lovely Angels team, named Yuri and Kei, 1 pet cat (Mughi), AI robot.(Nammo)
    Status: in use by galaxy's most deadly, blundering, infamous agents
    Description:
    Can warp without a gate terminal.
    Custom build ship of the WWWA for the Lovely Angel team.
    moveable wings (not variable)
    Mechanical design: Yasushi Ishizu

    History background:
    After the myterious disappearance of the legendary Lovely Angels, a new ship was build for the new Lovely Angels team.
    It was build to reflect the agent's reputation which surprisingly became even more notoriously infamous than their legendary predecessors.
    The ship's crew is thought to have been involved in a number of planetary wide destructions throughout the known universe. However, the extent of the ship's usage is still unclear.

    Anime history:
    1985
    A unique design not seen since.


    Theango






    Class: Luxus Liner
    Dimensions: L ~1+ km
    Armament:
    unknown
    Crew: 1000+
    Status: recovered and in repair

    History Background:
    Protoype Luxus Liner was sabotage by a rival company. To everyone's surprised was saved by the Lovely Angels, although crash landed.

    Unnamed


    Anime history:
    This particular design of a passenger ship will be reused numerous time in later animations.

    A side note:
    Nammo, the robotic maintenance AI got a homage from Star Trek TNG "The Quality of Life"

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    Re: Beautiful, elegant, graceful starships

    Post by JGZinv on 6/13/2009, 1:07 pm

    First one looks like an old transformer from gen 1.


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    Post by Almael on 6/13/2009, 1:11 pm

    A post for JGZinv Gekko-Go fetish Razz

    La Muse Prototype 0 Calliope from Kiddy Grade





    Class: Destroyer
    Dimensions:
    Armament:
    8 wing cannons
    2 fuselarge cannons
    20 missile launchers
    1 mega cannon
    Crew: Eclair and Lumiere, 1 AI mecha (Donner)
    Status: reactivated and active
    Description:
    Custom build.
    Can warp without a gate.
    Nanomist and shield defense
    Computer AI called Wirbelwind
    Art director:
    Chitose Asakura
    Toshihisa Koyama


    History background:
    A ship from a past human era. All of the ship was designed and build by Lumiere. Due to forgotten technology the ship has become the template for all top agent ships of the GOTT organization.
    However, each of these ships only has a fraction of the original capability due to cost.

    Anime history:
    2002
    The design was topologically reused in Eureka-7.
    The makeup of the anime is the same as Dirty Pair, but with a different (background) story as well as more resident characters.
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    Post by JGZinv on 6/13/2009, 1:28 pm

    Yay - I wanted to post that one too...
    There's a guidebook which has interior and exterior
    design sketches.

    The gekko-go and LA Muse are two I wanted to model.


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    Post by Almael on 6/13/2009, 7:18 pm

    I don't have them and it seems resources on the net are sparse these days despite being more redundant.
    You are welcome to add infos or pics.

    There are numerious ships left to choose from. I'm leaning toward the lost ships or LoGH for next, but these require lots of stuff. If anyone wants the Nirvana from Vandread, go ahead, because she's too ugly for me.
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    Post by Almael on 6/15/2009, 10:31 am

    SRF-003 Calnus from Star Ocean, Star Ocean 2nd Story, Star Ocean 2nd Evolution, Star Ocean EX







    Class: Battleship
    Dimensions: 1+km
    Armament:
    numerous cannons
    positron mega cannon
    Crew: 1000+
    Status: active
    Descritption:
    Total ship energy can be diverted to the mega cannon to speed up charging.
    defense shield

    History background:
    One of mankind's first capital starships with warp drives. Five were ships of the class had been built.
    Due to it's involvements it became the flagship of the Federation.

    Anime history:
    1996
    The ship of the first two stories. The design reflects on Star Trek, Sol Bianca, and a homage to old style keel design.
    The ship designs are similar to modern human Macross 7 and Zentradi designs.
    Enterprise has a similar design combined with the Brunhilde design.
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    Post by Almael on 6/15/2009, 10:42 am

    Northampton class from Macross 7




    Class: Northampton class Long Distance Stealth Frigate
    Dimensions: L 250 m
    Mass: 120000 tons empty; 160000 tons std.
    Armament:
    2 main laser cannons
    2 heavy missile launchers
    8 anti-warship cannons
    6 medium missile launchers
    4 VF 'wings' (48 VF-11C)
    Crew: 750
    Status: in production
    Description:
    Pinpoint Barrier defense system
    Mechanical design:
    Kazutaka Miyatake, Shoji Kawamori
    Hiroshi Ogawa
    Meijo Maeda
    Munehori Nawa

    History background:
    2nd generation warship of the Human race. It is used as escort for the various intergalactic colonization fleets. Its amazing carrier capacity have improved the defense force considerably.

    Anime history:
    1994
    The design and its topography will be used in many following animations.


    Another design worth noting:
    Oberth class from Macross


    Class: Oberth class Space Destroyer
    Dimensions: L 215 m
    Mass: 00 tons empty; 160000 tons std.
    Armament:
    18 heavy missile launchers
    4 heavy beam cannons
    Crew: 460
    Status: in production
    Description:
    Pinpoint Barrier defense system
    Mechanical design:
    Shoji Kawamori
    Kazutaka Miyatake

    History background:
    First human space warship

    Anime History
    1982
    The nose keel design is similar to the soviet Fostrot class sub
    This keel design is used in many following animes.


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    Post by JGZinv on 6/15/2009, 11:08 am

    Nice SRF-003 design... looks like a cousin to the artifact ship.


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    Post by Almael on 6/15/2009, 12:05 pm

    Very Happy
    Not really, the artefact ship is closer to a large pod carrying design, half a decade newer than the Calnus, and one and a half decade newer than Sol Bianca. Calnus and Sol Bianca have the typical anime bottom fin design combined with a buoye. However, the artefact ship does have elements of both.
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    Post by Almael on 6/16/2009, 3:17 pm

    Now back to my Dirty Pair fetish.

    Lovely Angel version 2 from Dirty Pair - Affair of Nolandia



    Anime history:
    1985
    The design was topologically reused in Kiddy Grade, Eureka Seven, Gundam Wing.

    Lovely Angel version 3 from Dirty Pair - Project E.D.E.N.



    Anime history:
    1987

    Lovely Angel version 4 from Dirty Pair (10 episode) OVA



    Anime history:
    1987
    The design was topologically reused in Macross 7 as the famous X-9 Ghost drone.


    Other sidenote designs:

    space station from Dirty Pair TV

    Anime history:
    1985
    Although, this was probably not a serious design it was reused prominently several times in following animations (later Gundam series, etc).

    private rented ship


    This scene is reminiscent to COTS.



    Anime history:
    1985
    This dolphin like design has the typical round side airlock design used in many animes. Although, the Milenium Falcon had this, it was never shown as airlock. The dolphin design will also be used in Megami Kouhosei, Battlestar Galactica 2000's Colonial One.


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    Exelion (ヱクセリヲン) from Aim For The Top! Gunbuster





    Class: Exelion class Battle&Cityship
    Dimensions: x km
    Armament:
    numerous antiship laser cannon
    numerous photon torpedo launchers
    880 Cosmo Attack Fighters and 1220 RX-7 Machine Weapons
    Crew: x000+
    Status: destroyed
    Mecha design:
    Kazutaka Miyatake
    Koichi Ohata
    Mahiro Maeda

    History background:
    The Exelion was commisioned as command ship in 2021. The Exelion led the front fleet of humanity against the space born insects.
    The ship was decommisioned after its return in 2032. It was then used as a bomb against the aliens.


    Eltrium (ヱルトリウム)



    Class: Super Exelion class
    Dimensions: xx km
    Armament:
    numerous antiship laser cannon
    numerous photon torpedo launchers
    800 Sizzler
    3800 Cosmo Attack Fighter squadrons
    Crew:
    Status: decommissioned
    Description:
    The navigational systems and mission operations were controlled by ESP enhanced humans
    and other intelligent mammals such as porpoises.
    Mecha design:
    Kazutaka Miyatake
    Koichi Ohata
    Mahiro Maeda

    History background:
    Originally a planetary evacuation vessel, the Eltreum was refitted into a combat vessel. It led the final battle in 2048.

    Anime history:
    1988
    These designs were topologically reused in Legend of Galactic Heroes, Tenchi GPX, Eureka 7, Hoshi no Koe, Tytania, Tenchi serieses.
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    Post by Almael on 6/16/2009, 4:04 pm

    Aside from normal ships I like cityships, too.

    Pilot Training Academy GOA from Megami Kouhosei




    Class: interstellar cityship
    Dimensions: xx km
    Armament:
    numerous weaponry
    numerous mechas
    Crew: 3000 students + x000
    Status: active
    Mechanical design:

    History background:
    A crisis in 4048 AD destroyed all human planets except Zion. GOA was created to train frontline pilots in order to defend Zion.

    Transportship



    Class: small interstellar transportship
    Dimensions: x00 m
    Armament:
    unknown
    Crew: x0
    Status: in production

    Anime history:
    1997
    One of the rare scifi animes where humanity wields supertechnology on large scale.
    (So far the only non-yaoi series where a male trips over another male in a compromising position.)
    The GOA design is reminiscent to Jurai ships in the Tenchi series.
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    Post by JGZinv on 6/16/2009, 8:22 pm

    Hmm now we need some Tenchi, some Pilot Candidate, Voices of a Distant Star, Macross maybe, hmm lemme think...


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    Re: Beautiful, elegant, graceful starships

    Post by tanis1lionheart on 6/16/2009, 8:24 pm

    I can't find a good picture, and it's not really a space ship, but Blue Sub No 6 from...erm....Blue Submarine #6 was pretty cool looking.

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