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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 機動戦士ガンダム00 Screen Shots

2301AD, kids are fighting giant mecha’s with rifles to no avail. The bullets have no effect on the armor and the mecha’s are killing apparently at will. Just when the young soldier is about to be gunned down by it a laser from above destroys the mecha and from a brilliant light a Gundam floats down, the boy’s saviour. Six years later 2307AD, at a training facility a mecha puts on a performance for a crowd of onlookers.

This is at least the second best Gundam, I’ve ever seen. I really liked the original, but the last one I watched “Gundam Seed” was just boring to me, the fights almost didn’t seem to matter and the politics were often convoluted and confusing at least I was confused. So I held off watching 00 even though I got many recommendations to watch it until the first season was finished and I could marathon it. I did last weekend and was blown away by it. It’s got politics but only as a small part of the overall story and that helps to make sense of why the characters are behaving the way that they are and never seemed convoluted or confusing. The story centers on the characters much like the original Gundam which I enjoyed so much, and the battles are incredible and really matter as a high tech force takes on overwhelming odds over and over again. I can’t wait for the second season and the conclusion to the storyline, next October. Gundam 00 has been Licensed, so I look forward to the DVD releases, hope they start coming out soon. I'd definitely recommend this to Gundam fans or other fans of SF anime like Crest of the Stars.

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Anonymous Kamui6 said...

I can wait to see what happens in season 2 of Gundam 00.

4/21/2008 01:10:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Me too, I was so surprised that I liked it so much, now I've gotta wait six months to find out what happens.

4/21/2008 01:34:00 PM  

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