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 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 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 9 – Fly, Gundam!

Whoa, what? A Gundam recap post on a Friday? That’s right! I’ve been feeling down lately, and all my coping mechanisms involve giant robots, so I’m doing an extra recap this week! Before we get started, I just want to appreciate that episode title (“Fly, Gundam!”) for a moment. It’s kind of a stealth pun,Continue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 9 – Fly, Gundam!”

Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 7 – The Core Fighter’s Escape

After a somewhat lackluster episode last week, Mobile Suit Gundam finds its footing again with this week’s episode, “The Core Fighter’s Escape.” It begins simply enough, showing the crew of White Base going about their jobs. It’s a quiet few moments, but this scene is effective at showing that despite the slapdash nature of theContinue reading “Mobile Suit Gundam, Episode 7 – The Core Fighter’s Escape”

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”