Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Gundam 00

"Gundam 00 : Episode 01 - Celestial Being"

The new Gundam series just aired last Saturday. Its kind of a good timing since Claymore just ended and I was about to "run" out of animes (that I would like) to catch up on. Many people like to compare Gundam Seed with this new series. Of course, who wouldn't, especially Gundam Seed was such a big hit, as if its THE series, which of course I couldn't disagree at all.

Gundam Seed's opening was classic; comparing it with the new series would not be doing justice to Gundam 00 at all. Without making comparisons, I'd say the opening sequence is pretty good (just not darn good), showing briefly Setsuna's childhood. Nothing less would be expected from Sunrise; the graphics and sound were great.

"There is no God in this world"
If anyone watched Gundam Wing before, you would have noticed how the first episode (or the start of Gundam 00 series) bears resemblance to how Gundam Wing was introduced. The producers decided to have the show less dramatic (as in Gundam Seed). 4 youngsters (teenagers) were introduced as Gundam Meisters, the pilots of Gundams, which belongs to a private army, the Celestial Being, to thwart any flames of war. Their roles together with their Gundams; Exia, Dynames, Kyrios, and Virtue were introduced in the old fashioned way.
Gundam Exia

Gundam Dynames

Gundam Kyrios

Gundam Virtue

A good point is that they noted the contradicting idea of using a stronger army force to prevent war between other countries. Looks like the series will get only better with their plot from here on.

"We are Gundam Meisters"

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