Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn – 01

February 25, 2010 at 12:09 am 2 comments

“There’s someone I must talk to no matter what. If I don’t something irreversible will occur!”

Woops... I wasn't supposed to press THAT button, wasn't I...

Boom. Headshot.

Set 3 years after Char’s Counterattack (the conclusion to Mobile Suit Gundam), Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn concerns a young man, Banagher Links, who is caught in a conflict between the Earth Federation, and a  terrorist group called the “Sleeves”. Unicorn will be a 6-episode OVA series, with each episode being approximately an hour long.

Reeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaal subtle.

The director of Unicorn is Kazuhiro Furuhashi, who has worked on a lot of very popular anime series (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Kai, Hunter X Hunter and Kimi ni Todoke to name a few). It will be interesting to see how he adapts the Universal Century which has only previously existed in novel-form to the TV screen.

Laser'd

The animation is of high quality, as everything appears fluid and smooth, and more special effects are conveyed well without excessive sparkle. What surprised me was how well-suited the soundtrack was. It sounds great. Fight scenes don’t drag on, and are very enjoyable to watch (which is probably a good idea, since most people watch Gundam for the battles). Dialogue, although not as wordy as other series like Bakemonogatari, is still realistic and well-done.

From the flames, Kshatriya will rise...

As for the characters, once again we have a cast that is teenage-dominated, like many other Gundam series. While this has really peeved me off in the past, our lead Banagher hasn’t quite turned into an angstly little b*tch yet, and hopefully  he stays that way for the entire series.

Gundam Unicorn now comes with complementary glitter!

Unicorn shows a lot of promise, and perhaps deserved a lengthier series. The battles are well choreographed and most importantly, the mecha look and fight great. Hopefully Unicorn shies away from the hormone-infused direction Gundam 00 took. Stay tuned.

Pure Awesome.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Baka!  |  February 25, 2010 at 7:44 am

    hmmmmm all gundam series are the same with a terrorist group vs a dodgy government army. From the sounds of it, this looks like it might be better than expected but I’m a bit sceptical

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  • 2. Reltair  |  February 27, 2010 at 5:08 am

    Too bad the awesomeness in the end results in a cliffhanger, and a pretty long one at that.

    Reply

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