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 14 – Time, Be Still

I suppose the hot streak had to end eventually. After a phenomenal string of episodes, this week the show stumbles a bit. We open with the Zeon equivalent of a USO camp show, only the guy on stage isn’t exactly Bob Hope; in fact, as we quickly see, several of the soldiers aren’t even botheringContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 14 – Time, Be Still”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 13 – Coming Home

Time to sit down with another episode of Mobile Suit Gundam! Don’t get too cozy, though–our buddy Amuro is in for another rough week. You wouldn’t guess from the opening scenes that this episode would be tragic; in fact, it seems like the White Base is on vacation. It’s landed on a beach, and theContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 13 – Coming Home”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 5 – Re-entry to Earth

Most of this episode is a prolonged combat scene, with a lot of jumping around between combatants, bridge crews, and other characters, so apologies in advance if this post is a bit jumbled. As you may remember, we ended last episode with White Base narrowly escaping a Federation base and heading for Earth. As weContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 5 – Re-entry to Earth”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 1 – Gundam Rising

We see the Earth, adrift in space. The sun peeks over the horizon, outlining the planet in a corona of light. The image begins to flash as music starts to play. As the word ‘Gundam’ rises into view, we hear, “Moegare! Moegare! Moegare, Gundamu!” Thus begins the first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam, one ofContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 1 – Gundam Rising”