Hooray, a new gundam article. I’ve seen a few polls on Goo about gundam as it is, such as “worst female character” and “the gundam you’d wish to pilot”. Maybe I’ll cover those one day since they’re interesting. Now, this time, this is about the gundam series that makes you cry.
Indeed, a series with a tradition of war. According to GOO Raking, these are the top three crybaby gundams:
1位 機動戦士ガンダム 鉄血のオルフェンズ (Iron Blooded Orphans)
2位 機動戦士ガンダム (0079’s gundam)
3位 機動戦士ガンダム0080 ポケットの中の戦争 (0080 War in Pocket)
I’ll try not to reveal too much, but there are thoughts here and there. So here are spoilers for ORPHANS, Gundam X, Gundam AGE, IGLOO 1 & 2, 0080 War in Pocket, STARDUST MEMORY, 0079 (1st Gen), G_RECO, Z Gundam, and 00 (Double O; TV series and movie.
I love everyone’s opinions on NicoNicoDouga. They seem to like IGLOO.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans (機動戦士ガンダム 鉄血のオルフェンズ), or Tekketsu no Orphans, its first half has ended in March, and was probably the most bittersweet gundam by far. It was, much like its predecessors, was heavily riddled with warring political parties. If anything, Gundam often often has to do with finding independence and the over exaggeration to employ war when one tries to move against another’s authority. Mobile Suit Unicorn is probably the most silliest example of “exaggerating”. There’s also our obligatory masked man.
I think I’ll go for mild to no spoilers when talking about impressions. S1 covers the mission to escort Kudelia to her destination.
Also, random question I saw sometime ago: Is Gundam “Japan’s Star Wars?”
My answer: That would be Gundam F91.
Let’s go! Sorry, I have to split it because I am a slowpoke. But that means more gundam entries. 😉
NOTE: C.V = character voice (or the actor voicing the character).