Instead of a Samurai styled V-fin, put one of those crescent moons on
the Sazabi head and you indeed have a Samurai!
>That having been said, the Sazabi has a very Japanese traditional look...
>especially in red... the Japanese used to lacquer thier armor... at least the high
>ranking generals... and could be seen walking around in bright red armor... and
>the helmet flare and face are very remincient of a samurai helmet....
>> > Actually, I believe the design is inspired by ancient Japanese royal court
>> > dress (it's a formal wear of sorts) for men. (People who have watch Japanese
>> > programs knows exactly what I am talking about...)
>> I agree completely. The helmet on `Marsai' [Z Gundam] seems almost a
>> direct lift from Japanese samurai armor helmet. The ubiquitous "V"
>> antennae on Gundam heads looks to be from the same helmet, except that
>> they go to a point instead of splayed out at the end.
>> Clever ethnic origin translations to sci-fi.
>> Jim Nevermann
>> [usual disclaimers]
One time, at Band Camp........