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 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 4 – Escape From Luna II

This episode cuts right to the chase! White Base has docked at Luna II only to find that the Federation base can’t take on the civilians White Base needs to drop off. Apparently, Luna II has been under a ‘state of emergency’ for some time now, though as far as we can see they aren’tContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 4 – Escape From Luna II”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 2 – Destroy Gundam

It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another review and recap of an episode of Mobile Suit Gundam! This week, we’re jumping into episode 2, “Destroy Gundam,” which opens up with the continued siege of Side 7 by Char’s Musai battleship. Once again, the show let’s you know it’s not going to pull punches –Continue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 2 – Destroy Gundam”

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”