The Gundam Thread

Law

Completely Average High School Student
I've been collecting the Gundam blu-rays but so far only watching the UC stuff, I finally got around to Reconguista in G and I'm loving it, only 3 more episodes to go.
 

WMD

Stand User
Been watching more Gundam recently so heres my thoughts on them:

MSG The Origin
Parts 1-4 were actually the first Gundam I watched quite a long time ago and rewatching them now (having now seen the original series) I picked up on so much more! They were really really good and looked great. Parts 5 and 6 were also really good though to be honest I could've done without the silly side 7 plot that goes nowhere and only exists so Amaro is in it. There was literally no need for him to ever appear in this miniseries as far as I'm concerned.

MSG the trilogy movies
Honestly I think the series is better. The first 2 films cut out way to much for me to make them worth while. The third film however was very good and did add worth for me in understanding the series.

MSG Reconguista in G
Really enjoyed this show. It was mad and the end in the final episode was super sudden and I wish Mask had died as I hated him but overall i thought it was great. I think it could've benefited from being longer as with so many factions it was a bit hard to keep track of at times and the final battle was just complete carnage. But I enjoyed the ride and the characters and the animation.
 

thedoctor2016

Symphogear
MSG Origin was/is an adaption of the whole of the 0079 the manga is i mean so adapting that is going to cause problems as all its doing is setting some some remake that hasn't happened yet, I think it will eventually happen maybe after Tomino lets Rec in G die.
 

WMD

Stand User
MSG Origin was/is an adaption of the whole of the 0079 the manga is i mean so adapting that is going to cause problems as all its doing is setting some some remake that hasn't happened yet, I think it will eventually happen maybe after Tomino lets Rec in G die.
Ah fair enough. It'll be interesting to see if it does happen.
 

HellCat

Thousand Master
Bandai are running a poll. You have to pick 2 Gundam designs that have HG model kits. The 2 kits with the most votes will fight each other in an anime short. The poll is extensive, including designs from pretty much everything so if you're a fan this is an exciting chance to see 2 designs you love (some never animated before) go at it.
 

WMD

Stand User
Finished Mobile Suit Gundam 0083

Really enjoyed it. The art and design work was top notch in this series. The first time the Pegasus class ship was shown I was pretty blown away! The story was good and a good mix of heros and villains on both sides like the best of any Gundam story. Though I have to say I really hated Nina at the end. I loved her at the start but the way shes reduced to a simpering, lovestruck, bad desicion making fool at the end really wound me up! Other than that though it was great.

Only watched the series. Is there anything extra in the movie? Or is it just a compilation.
 

WMD

Stand User
Had a Gundam Wing binge over the last week.

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
It strikes me as odd that a show that only exists to sell toy weapons of mass destruction would go all in on having a message of total pacifism being the only salvation for humanity. It's a bold juxtaposition.

The show itself looked great with some great design and animation work. The cast is large and varied which was fun but also lead to the shows major problem of being a convoluted mess. It was still an entertaining ride though. I also didnt much appreciate that the Gundams were basically indestructible which made most of the battles flashy but low stakes. It was certainly the case for me that most of the drama and tension in the show came from the political storyline.

One other oddity was how the show was full of strong/smart/varied/important female characters but decided, not only all 5 of the Gundam pilots had to be boys but also made one of them casually sexist.

Operation Meteor OVA
Watching these right after the series made for an utter pointless experience. Dont be fooled, it's just a 4 hour clip show.

Endless Waltz
This was a fun watch. Peace is once again threatened and everyone has to step up to defend it. It's pretty break neck in its pacing so some parts feel a bit rushed. Wufei gets the short end of the stick again and instead of being casually sexist is turned into an insufferable edgelord for no reason.
 
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