The three factions' mobile suits in season one all feature the Mono-Eye System used by every generic mobile suit in , , , and. I say this is the way mecha anime should be. Aware of A-Laws misuse of power, Celestial Being reemerges with the intent of stopping the A-Laws and correcting their past mistakes. So let's take a look at some of the English dubs of Gundam, past and present. I think it's worth noting that, as I mentioned earlier, some of the series' qualities trail off in the final few episodes.
Throughout my journey from this franchise I had seen a lot of great from this franchise but at the same time a lot of bad from this franchise. Please support Sunrise, Bandai, any Gundam via official channels as best you can. Louise is just an obnoxious brat, and I that felt any woe that befell her was largely deserved - probably not the reaction that was intended. Is the dub really that bad? The soundtrack isn't necessarily bad, it just doesn't bring out the mood as effectively as it should. Overall the characters in 00 were pretty enjoyable for what they were despite they shortcoming but having mostly underdeveloped characters thanks to the show fast pacing as well as many characters getting downgraded in season 2. Setsuna, being the main character, has a very interesting if not bloody background to him.
Very fun comic relief and a chance to see what's happening through a civilian's point of view. He might be able to pull off a good Hallelujah, we'll see though. Cox on the other hand. The idea comes with the potential to explore all sorts of concepts related to war, terrorism, protests, and global violence in ways unique to the timeline, while slowly peeling the layers of each major combatant. Sound The sound speaking of music, not sound effects in 00 is probably the weakest part of the entire series. Although the only difference is that Releena has more power and has a firm resolve than Marina.
It's always good to see a blurring of good and evil, especially when characters try so hard to convince themselves that they're doing the right thing. Saji Crossroad has followed the path to becoming a space engineer to keep his promise to Louise Halevy, who in turn was compelled to become involved in Federation government reform and joined A-Laws as a mobile suit pilot during the four-year gap. Heart wrenching indeed, but one can also say that they designed their characters based on basic stereotypes. The other mech designs, as well as the battleship designs, are also pretty neat. The intense build-up for the second season leaves this first season pretty void of substance, which is really disappointing. Hearing about the failure of its predecessor, Gundam Seed Destiny, I initially approached this series with some apprehension, but that was all forgotten at the first episode. Art: I will say, the art in Gundam 00 is very good, and it is particularly outstanding when showing mobile suits.
The battle music is plentiful, and there is a lot of variety to match the many moods of the fights throughtout the series. I would also like Jamison Price to come back to gundam. The show is viewed through 3, main different perspectives; The civilian's, the main factions, and Celestial Beings, and whilst Celestial Being's goal sounds like a good idea, the views from another perspective show it differently, such as their interference with global conflict caused terrorist groups to attack innocent civilians. There's the soldiers fighting on the other sides as well, most notable of which are Graham Aker who is Setsuna's main rival as well as Smirnov and Marie, who provide a more mature perspective to the show. Other than that, I recommend this to just about any fan whether noob or veteran to Gundam if interested.
Easy-going, friendly, righteous, and all that. My favorites so far are 0079 for how gripping and tragic it was and Wing for having a fun balance of political drama and ridiculous bullshit. Ocean proper's lost its touch. The reason holding me back from giving the characters a 10 is that there is still a second season coming a continuation of the first where more information will be revealed. This is a theme that persisted throughout the whole series, though it did weaken towards the end.
Gundam 00 is heavily dedicated to its setting and world building, an Earth 200 years into the future where solar energy delivered from orbital elevators resolves the energy crisis. We've all seen Macross, Geass, and Gurren Lagann but they all fail in comparison to Gundam mainly because Gundam has been around since 1979. Usually, they use the fictional factions in other series to be a metaphor for other real life conflicts but this takes the cake. The first season alone is a great Gundam show that had a lot of interesting in it as well having fun and likable character. This style of eyecatch would also later be used in , , , and.
The first season made think about the issues that we have to face in everyday life. The voice acting is also really good. Allelujah has a very unique-sounding and emotional voice; I think that's one of the reasons I warmed up to his character, and Setsuna was interesting in that he's one of the first monotone-voiced characters that didn't seriously annoy me. Not to mention some of the topics and themes that was introduced in season 1 got preachy in season 2. Sometimes it can be way too animated to where it looks ridiculous and sometimes it's really well animated on a scene where it doesn't have to. All of the voices fit the characters nicely and were good choices.
I am also more than willing to answer any questions if any part of this review is not instantly understood by the readers. Each series seems to have its own unique set of deviations though, and that's undoubtedly why the franchise has survived for as long as it has. And realisticly the 5,6, and most of the 7 seasons wernt all that funny anymore. I never felt that and mostly disliked 00 when I watched it. Sometimes you'd just want to pause and stare in wonder :D. As a Middle Easterner, this show was a breath of fresh air in the sea of a lot of shows that attempt to be morally gray about religious conflicts but failed. And I'm not even the biggest Gundam geek.
The voice acting is also outstanding, producing Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards in the Seiyuu Awards of 2008. All of the fight scenes are greatly animated and well executed. Aside from Tieria's overt androgyny, I appreciated that they didn't have crazy wild appearances, and it is neat that many of the characters are supposed to be of different nationalities, but in the end, it's just supposing. Most likely, this subplot will lead up to something that might hopefully kind of be relevant in the second season, but that's too long of a build-up for me. Now for sub vs dub. Sure, there's a whole 'nother season to explain things in, but I shouldn't need to wait that long to care.