Favourite Gundam shows...Today I am making a list of My favourite Gundam shows/OVAs or Movies.
As you can tell I LOVE Gundam!!! One of my recent faves on the world of anime.
Here we go...Starting with TV shows...
This show is set in a futuristic timeline called 'After Colony' and the year is AC 195. It's about five fifteen year old boys, each with a powerful mobile suit called a 'Gundam' after the material it was made in space called 'Gundanium alloy'. In the series, the pilots are freedom fighters trying to free each of their home colony from the grip of a group called 'The Organisation of the Zodiac' or OZ for short. (Yes, OZ people...I know)
My thoughts: I Love this series. I'm grateful this one got everyone in the states to be Gundam fans while in the early 2000s. Without this, I wouldn't know of it's existence. The characters has a unique trait about themselves like and the women cast are strong willed, which is something you don't see much of in modern anime in general (correct me if I'm wro
And now on to the OVAs and/or Movies.
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM:CHAR'S COUNTERATTACK:
This is the first EVER animated Gundam movie. Set in UC 93, Char Aznable returns as the title villain and leads Neo Zeon in a new war with the Earth Federation with a plan to save Earth...by bringing falling meteorites down on Earth to cause a nuclear winter and get people to live in space. Only the Londo Bell, a Federation task force, led by veteran Amuro Ray and his Nu Gundam, can stop Char from fulling the plan...
My thoughts: This movie is EPIC! This movie settles Amuro and Char's rivalry once and for all. Mechs seen there pretty much shows how tecnology evolved from The original series up to this one. Amuro's Nu Gundam looks cool and Char's Sazabi looks like a monster! My only grip with it is that one of the characters is REALLY annoying and not all characters from the original series makes an appearance...Save for a few but not some from MSG or Zeta...
GUNDAM WING:ENDLESS WALTZ:
Set a year after Gundam Wing, We see the remaining characters returning to fight a new threat to the peace they fought to obtain between the colonies and Earth, in the form of a small girl and her grandfather.
My thoughts: This movie carries on the story of Gundam wing. This also gives the viewers a little peek at one of the characters back story that the TV series didn't really gives us, which is nice. Also the gundams are redesigned for the movie(which can also be a 3 episode OVA). Wing Zero looks angelic with it's feathery wings, giving the series title a literal meaning, Deathscythe Hell has bat like wings, Sandrock Kai has a large cloak, Heavyarms kai has a new paintjob and Altron has two stretchy dragon themed fangs out of it's arms rather then stretchy arms from the TV series. Overall, A good conclusion from the series itself.
GUNDAM:08th MS TEAM:
This one is a side story to the events of MSG. This one follows a team of solders in mass produced Gundam mobile suits taking on Zeon enemies on South east Asia. Meanwhile, Zeon is developing a secret weapon...
My thoughts:This series of episodes has the most realistic looking Gundams and the most developed characters in it. There is also a Romeo and Juliet theme in it as it goes on as the leading male and the leading female come from different fractions that are fighting one another and the lead characters views change. Not to mention the main villain is a PSYCHOPATH!!!
GUNDAM 0083:STARDUST MEMORY:
Set three years after the One Year War, Remnants of Zeon plan their revenge for their defeat by stealing a prototype Gundam armed with nuclear weapons. A bunch of rookies, along with a test pilot of the other Gundam go on a mission to either get it back or destroy it, taking on the remnants ace pilot who now controls the stolen Gundam...
My thoughts:This 13 episode series is meant to bridge MSG to Zeta, showing how the Titans rise and the corruptive shift to the Earth Federation. The Mobile Suits look cool, the animation is pretty good by today's standards and cool music. However, The story is slightly wonky, the characters are alright, not much development though but the only thing I dislike is that this series has the WORSE romantic relationship between two leads I have ever seen! (And the leading lady is not really a great character).
GUNDAM 0080:WAR IN THE POCKET:
In December 0079, Zeon gets word of a prototype Gundam in the works. They send a group to sabatage the mobile suit before they complete it. However, the team gets sent down and the survivor of the team encounters a 10 year old boy who thinks war is a game...
The first ever Gundam OVA. Not much robot action in this one really. A few times and up towards the end. However, this shows the sometimes...soldiers from the bad side aren't always bad, just obey orders. Also this series also about a kid that thinks war is a game until witnessing it first hand. A touching brotherly bonding and also a really sad ending that makes you think...
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