|Gmork - 2014-09-12 |
The thing is, their universe politics and backstory all suck.
True. The Gundam universe is a cool looking place where a lot of dumb shit goes down.
I actually like the background for the main Gundam universe. It's a complex take on space colonization, and aside from the wonky magical psychic stuff, it's pretty cynical in its politics.
It's the execution that I find lame. Far too many Gundam shows tell the same sort of story with the same sort of characters and the same sort of heated melodrama where hero kid shrieks out his philosophical crisis to the troubled but sympathetic enemy woman pilot who probably won't survive the series. I'd like more along the lines of 0080 and the better parts of 08th MS Team, less of some teenager stumbling into a big robot.
A lot of it could be blamed on Yoshiyuki Tomino, the creator of the whole Gundam thing, being a really awkward storyteller and influencing too many other Gundam shows. Unicorn is a lot like that; Tomino didn't direct it, but it takes too much from his playbook. Or at least it did from what I saw. I stopped after the fourth episode and haven't gone back yet.
Cool robots, though.
after the last 20 years of multiple 18-23 year olds running in emo flocks, I found just one kid being the idealist to be refreshing...also pretty much everyone around him constantly tells him for naοve and self absorbed he is.
that, and the main character doesn't hog all the screen time, a lot of support characters fill out the series.
This is why you turds need G Gundam. The politics are simple: every country in real life is now an island in space. Every four years they turn their most offensive stereotypes into robots and they fight. The winning country receives an assortment of fine meats and also total dominion over all nations.
The American Gundam looks like a football player and it blows up the Statue of Liberty just to make a flashy entrance. No one minds.
I'm trying to meet you dicks in the middle, what is the best mechasuit gudamn whatever to start? I saw Neon Genesis Evangelion and really enjoyed the none filler episodes.
Let's not let this meeting of dicks result in a point blank ejaculation contest because I assure you I shatter continents like a comet, deep impact and I WILL dominate your pisshole in such a contest.
08th MS Team
Stardust Memory was really good, even if the ending was a bit of a letdown.
Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Actually, the original Mobile Suit Gundam movie trilogy might be the best place to start. I didn't like them too much, but they lay the foundation for the whole shebang.
That's because Gundam is a fascist, astrological doggle for lunatics.
|Xenocide - 2014-09-12 |
You're right, that did feel like four years.
(it wasn't that bad, but you set me up so perfectly.)
|cognitivedissonance - 2014-09-13 |
I've started assembling Master Grade Gundam kits lately, and I have zero interest in the actual show. It's like how I'd totally build Warhammer kits but never actually play the game.
|blue vein steel - 2014-09-13 |
obligatory gundam troll question: Does the laser ax cut wood better than the laser sword?
ax vs. axe
Sanest Man Alive
To answer your question: yes, which is why they don't build giant robots out of wood anymore.
That will be covered in After War Gundam 127; Mobile Forestry
|ashtar. - 2014-09-27 |
holy shit that was boring
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