What if Gundam AGE didn't exist? Will we still have the 50-episode format for Gundam series? Will we have a better world setting for G-Reco? Will we have more fights on BF? Will we get to see Domon in action on BFT?
Will we see more of best girl Aida?
What if OP didn't exist? Will we still have the shitpost format for /m/? Will we have a better board setting for 4chan? Will we have less bait? Will we get to see
>no affect at all to a limping franchise
>Will we still have the 50-episode format for Gundam series?
Maybe, but probably not. 00 which came out way before AGE had to break it into two 25 haves so that's either because of Destiny, or just the anime industry in general.
>Will we have a better world setting for G-Reco?
Probably not. That was all on Tomino. A better question would be would we have a better world setting for G-Reco if Japan didn't get hit by that disaster and Tomino didn't have a political statement to make.
>Will we have more fights on BF?
Honestly if it wasn't for AGE BF probably wouldn't exist. It was their utter failure at selling a serious war drama to kids and desperate need to make some money to make up for AGE's failure that they lowered themselves to making an actual anime about Gunpla themselves.
>if no AGE
/m/ would not be shitpost central it is today.
~2011, I was there, a lone troll in a slow board, all to my self.
Now I can't false flag w/o 8 newfags messing my shit up with /v/ memes, terrible.
Bandai doubled down after Age with BF and Greco, a kiddie show with recycled merch and late night Tomino mech show that wasn't even named gundam for a while.
IBO is the actual sucessor, prime time weekend Gundam for modern mainstream fans.