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I play Tau and I'm a HUGE Anime fan.
I play Tau and I like Anime.
I play Tau.... What's Anime?
I play Tau and I'm not a big fan of Anime.
I play Tau and I DESPISE Anime.
I have a couple of friends that contend that the Tau were created to appeal to the huge group of Anime fans and draw them into 40k.
Personally, I think that there are more Anime fans that play Tau, but not by a huge percentage. To see if I'm full of crap or not, I decided to make a poll and see what the percentages were for LO members.
Anyhow, vote here and lets see.
NOTE: If you are not a Tau PLAYER then, do NOT vote here. I didn't start the post so that LO can have a big flame fest about Anime. I'm only interested in whether or not Tau players are the big Anime fans that they are rumored to be.
Last edited by H0urg1ass; September 20th, 2005 at 16:06.
Maybe it's because I like the Gundam Anime? *laughs* no, anime is pretty good, and they do remind me of some Anime, but I like and play Tau because of the way they play, the army list and the fluff.
Are you conducting a similar poll amongst non-Tau players? What are you going to compare this data to?
Personally, I don't like anime. The giant robots are cool, but the ever-present, annoying, angst-ridden kids are just too much. I hate annoying angst-ridden kids :rolleyes:
I like some anime (Advent Children!!! even if its not an anime, it still r0xz0rs!) but it's not linked in any way to why I play Tau, I actually started Tau haphazardly, buying a Crisis Suit because I like building the car models and I found the suit and was like DUDE! After a few more models I dived into 40K.
I love anime but I dont even play tau. I play Chaos, and have never really been interested in tau. So I dont know if there really is a connection between the 2. But who knows, you would have to do some more data collection of tau and non tau players to truly know.
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Tau remind me more fo F-zero (the old video game)... which was why i started getting them (to trick out a devil fish to look like a rice-boy racer...)
after reading the codex, i continued interest in Tau 'cause they're a shooty army, which IMO is what 40k should be about...
anime didn't really have an influence on it....
tho i know there are people drawn to Tau 'cause of the idea of a mostly mecha army....
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I got a small Tau army because I really liked the Kroot, Crisis, and Hammerhead models. And once I looked through the codex, it was pretty clear that they were tactically different from every other army, which was also a key selling point.
As for anime, eh.
Im a big anime fan and i admit that the visual style and mechs are what made me first glance at the Tau, of course I already had a marine, ork, guard and nid army but after seeing the crisis suits and the pulse rifles stats i had to get some..
The crisis suit itself is a shameless rip off of some of the mechs from appleseed(the manga anyway, not sure about the anime) from the 3 toes feet and the jet pack movement to the way the lens eyes are placed and the bunny ears attenae are arrayed. I use broadsides and crisis suits and stealth suits, sometimes to the detrement of a decent army list because i love the idea of an all suit army.. im hoping some kind of alternative army list will be created to allow it. Also I want suits capable of tearing it up in combat(solely because its the way they fight in anime, even if it is kinda anti-fluff)
What about anime fans that don't play tau. If you don't include this then the rsults are inconclusive. :o
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I dont play Tau though I have alwase loved the model range and fluff ideas. Also I am like the Biggest Gundam Fan in my area (even if I only know like 4 or 5 other gundam fans) and I enjoy many other manga comics and anime shows. I agree with everyone else who said that you should have made it so that non-tau players who enjoy anime could vote in the pole :mad: .
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