21 November 2018 | adamoctranspo
Let's get real
There is something missing with new anime, especially new Gundam. This series lacks the realism and gritty tone that should accompany a series about war and death. In comparison to Gundam 0080 this series seems as if it's mostly for teenagers. The amount of double crossing, switching side and silly dialogue really hurts the plot. The action can be good but once again OP Gundam's and Neo Zeon suits are ridiculous. They take away any intensity from the battles because you know the average mech suit cannot hit or hurt our main characters. I do like the design of the Unicorn but it's far from the best designed mech in the series. The Kshatriya is amazing, the design is intimidating and its weapon system is entertaining and unique. There are some great action sequences and also some that depend too much on computer animation and lack depth.
Now the series truly falls apart within the plotline. I liked the first few episodes but once we get deep into Laplace's box and characters switching sides constantly you lost me. Banagher can be pretty annoying sometimes, always freaking out at the worst moments while being so over dramatic. If you didn't want to kill people, don't get in the suit. Some of the dialogue in this is straight up emo and cringe worthy. I must admit I had issues following the plotline, I didn't care much about the box or it's contents, especially when the ultimate weapon/ discovery seems to be the Unicorn. It's literally impossible to explain the plot of the entire series in one paragraph and that's a problem. The best movies and series don't over complicate the plot.
If you are over 19 and have watched some of the classics like Zeta or War in the Pocket than you will understand where I come from. But if you have only recently started on Gundam or you are young then you will hate my review and love the series.
I encourage you to go back and track down some of the classic Gundam series and compare it to this. The animation is on a different level back then and the intensity of war is much higher.