Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 40: Lalah’s Dilemma

Hey! We took a week off, but we’re back–back in a Gundam mood! As we pick up from last episode, the Gundam is in need of serious repairs. More than that, it’s in need of an upgrade, since Amuro has become to fast for the machine to keep up with. There are rumblings on theContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 40: Lalah’s Dilemma”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 35: The Glory of Solomon

Having departed Side 6 without making any significant repairs, the White Base is in need of resupply. Thus, this week’s episode begins with our heroes meeting with a Federation supply ship to restock and get their new marching orders. In an unexpected twist, the captain of the supply ship is none other than Commandant Wakkein!Continue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 35: The Glory of Solomon”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 32: Breakthrough

This episode picks up almost immediately after the last one: the White Base is just coming out of its most recent clash with Char. We can tell not much time has passed because Kai is still taking the shower that all the pilots went to at the end of episode 31. Unfortunately for our heroes,Continue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 32: Breakthrough”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 30: A Wish of War Orphans

This week picks up not long after the previous episode. The White Base is still in Jaburo; while the base managed to repel Char’s initial attack, it’s still being routinely bombed by Zeon forces. The Federation doesn’t seem fazed by these assaults, but we soon see their utility: Char uses this latest bombing run asContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 30: A Wish of War Orphans”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 26: Char Returns

I have to admit, for an episode with a title that promising, this was kind of a letdown. It’s not a bad episode, per se–it’s just that it’s mostly setup without a whole lot of payoff. We begin with the familiar “mid-air docking” footage (sans Ryu this time, for obvious reasons). Apparently Amuro is tryingContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 26: Char Returns”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 24: Black Tri-Star

Buckle up, folks: this is a big one. We start off with a scene of Kycilia Zabi meeting with a few Zeon generals. Kycilia doesn’t mess around; we see here that she’s a force to be reckoned with as a commander. She’s insistent that her plans (which are left vague for the time being) areContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 24: Black Tri-Star”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 23: Matilda’s Rescue

It’s that time of the week again! We’re officially past the halfway point of Mobile Suit Gundam now–pretty exciting! As a quick recap of last week’s episode, the White Base was critically damaged by M’Quve’s forces and crashed. Not much has changed as this week’s episode begins. The crew is working feverishly to repair theContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 23: Matilda’s Rescue”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 22: The Trap of M’Quve

I’ve got to say, I was a bit surprised by this episode’s intro. Rather than remind viewers of Ryu’s dramatic death last episode, it starts with a more generic recap of the Universal Century timeline. Considering how many times Ryu is brought up throughout the rest of the episode, I’d have thought they’d put inContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 22: The Trap of M’Quve”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 17 – Amuro Deserts

Well, everyone’s always telling him to eat–at least this time he gets dessert! All kidding aside, though, it’s a bit of a spoiler to title the episode “Amuro Deserts,” considering it doesn’t actually happen until the very end. In fact, as the episode begins, Amuro is acting the very model of a good mobile suitContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 17 – Amuro Deserts”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 16 – Sayla’s Agony

No, you aren’t misreading that title; this is episode sixteen of Mobile Suit Gundam. I know what you’re thinking: “What happened to episode fifteen?” Well, episode fifteen (“Cucuruz Doan’s Island”) was never released in America, at the request of Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino. It’s not clear why Tomino suppressed the release of this particular episode,Continue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 16 – Sayla’s Agony”