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Randomperson (profile) wrote,
on 5-18-2004 at 10:10pm
Current mood: drained
Music: "Musicology" ~ Prince
Subject: Gundam Seed... :-/
I watched Saturday's episode of Gundam Seed. Despite my initial complaints of the sterile feeling and colors of the partial-cell animation of the show, which still stand, I'm getting into the rather sparse story. It seems like the first 4-5 episodes that they've shown have relied on the idea that you have read up on the character's backstories... or maybe it's designed that way, like you're thrown into a conflict you know little about and encounter the drama. I mean, the one girl in the pink who got rescued off of the capsule... you know like nothing about her yet she's all over the episodes as a whiny, needy brat. the commanders of the ship are not much more than people who narrate the battle scenes and tell Kira every episode, "YOu need to protect this ship because you're the only one who can fly the Gundam." Athrun's fellow Coordinators haven't provided much drama yet, and Raww le Klueze does not provide as much of a masked nemesis as Zechs/Milliardo, Schwartz, or Char have in previous series... That may be just the way they're doing things. Plus, the Gundams are cool with their different modes and big-ass guns, but it hasn't been explained why they turn gray when not in combat, or any real backstory or info about them. Maybe that's coming up... I definitely think the first 4-5 episodes I've seen are less gripping than Gundam Wing or even the original MSG, but they have beaten G Gundam in the "What's the point?" category.

Ah, k. I know most of you reading this don't know what the hell I'm talking about, but it's a fanboy thing. Let me be a geek once in a while. Gundam is one of my favorite series.
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