He tells people to make their own minds up at the end of the panel; so yea, while he might not have been deliberately fucking with people, he obviously doesn't care too much about it himself.>>16977550
There's translated info from a Turn-A data book released around 2001 or 2002 that includes backstory about an orbital elevator that would eventually fall a la the "Tree of Ades" that sounds a lot like the elevator in G-Reco if I recall. I don't even remember all the details, but the translation was being done on that part around the time G-Reco was coming out so it sounded spookily similar. It makes it seem like Tomino probably took the setting info for Turn A as a backstory and built out from there and that while he might have at one point planned to make it a direct prequel he eventually dropped that idea. Which I imagine is because ending it with the destruction of the space elevator was probably just too dark for the kind of mindset he seems to go in to anime with these days.>>16977553
The Venutians knew about Kuntala too.>>16977632
Here. It's a quick scene that takes place in the midst of all the Black History exposition, so most people tend to forget it even existed.>>16977931
Maybe a couple of people did, but only one guy ever talked about it besides Tomino so saying the whole studio did is a stretch at best.>>16978135
There is always room for prototypes. Especially if those prototypes don't have nearly as much power. The G-Lucifer might have a full blown Moonlight Butterfly, but what we see in the show isn't incompatible with the idea it was just a baby one that couldn't do much aside from create flashy wings.