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”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 12 – The Threat of Zeon

Last week, I talked about how “Icelina–Love’s Remains” is an oft-forgotten, but subtly important episode of Mobile Suit Gundam. This week’s is the opposite: this episode is big, bold, and well-loved for introducing some of the most iconic elements of the series. After truncating the opening monologue last time, this week opts to just changeContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 12 – The Threat of Zeon”