Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 20: Hand-to-Hand Combat

Boy, this show sure is getting a lot of mileage out of that “mid-air docking” sequence, isn’t it? It opens yet another episode, with the narrator explaining that tensions are currently fraught on the White Base. Despite this dramatic prologue, things actually seem pretty chill. Bright, Sayla, and Mirai are all just… hanging out onContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 20: Hand-to-Hand Combat”

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 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”