G Gundam review by Archer

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Mobile Suite G Gundam


G Gundam was one of the first series I ever watched, and was one of the reasons I fell in love with anime. G Gundam was created in 1994 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the franchise. This anime is very different from the other Gundam series, which has caused it to be some what shunned by the Otaku’s of the series. The show takes place in “Future Century”, a war that is fought in which a fighting tournament is held every four years between the space colonies. Each country sends a representative Gundam Fighter to fight on Earth until one is left, and the winning nation earns the right to govern over the colonies for the next four years. G Gundam follows Neo-Japan’s fighter Domon Kasshu during the 13th Gundam Fight. He is in the fight both to win and to track down his brother, who had stolen a mysterious Gundam—the Devil Gundam (Dark Gundam in the American version)—from the Neo-Japan government. An English version was aired on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block from August 5, 2002 to October 16 of the same year.

Animation 10/10

The animation, for being made in 1994, was very well done. All the main Gundams have a great deal of detail, from the way they look to the special attack each one uses in battle. All the battle scenes are smooth and very detailed, and for people who have seen anime from the 90’s, it has the generic circle explosions that every anime from 90’s used =P. the characters in the anime were very well drawn. The animation over all was very well done and pleasing to the eyes. It was not hard to give it a 10/10.

Plot 9/10

The plot was well thought out in the anime. Is not a place where the anime lacks but instead excels. It’s an ongoing story about a battle that takes place ever 4 year to determine to will rule for the next 4 years. G Gundam does a awesome job of explaining all of the main characters stories through out the entire anime instead of giving you all at once I think it adds to the anime because it make you guess why each character is the way they are, and they also add twist to each one later in the anime. Over all the plot was well thought out and the story was always progressing until the end, which was a great ending but they could have gone a little past where they ended the anime.

Characters 10/10

The characters were all well thought out and, just like in Burst Angel, they all add their own little quirks into the anime. The main Character is Domon Kasshu who fights for Neo Japan. Domon is a strong martial artist who uses the training from his master and a drive to find his brother and free his father to advance his way through the tournament. His partner in the tournament and also his childhood friend is Rain Mikamura. Rain maintains The Shinning and Burning Gumdams, she also helps set up his next fights. Throughout the story, Rain falls in love with Domon but tries to keep it a secret. Domon’s team consists of Chibodee Crocket(Neo America) who is a cocky fighter who wants to win the tournament for his American dream. After him is George de Sand (Neo France) who thinks of him self as a knight and fights for the nations honor. Next is Sai Saici (Neo China) Who fights to revive the Kung fu school he trains at. The last main member is Argo Gulskii (Neo Russia) Argo fight to free him self and his crew from prison.

Over all 9/10

I’m giving G Gundam a 9/10 because the ending was good but not what I truly wanted it to be. That aside it has great animation, a well thought out plot line, and interesting characters. If you can look past the fact that it’s not a traditional Gundam anime it is a worth watching.

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