This is one of the latest Gundam series I've watched. (Yes, I haven't watched Gundam Unicorn yet because I want to watch the English dub version and it's still not available here. For some reason, I don't like watching Gundam dubbed in Japanese... It just looks weird to me. Hmmm.. But I know that's just me.) Anyway, I've decided to do this one first because I can still remember this one pretty well. I don't want to write an article about an Anime that I've already forgotten. Initially, I was planning on writing an article about Gundam SEED. Unfortunately, last time I've watched that was, I dunno, 5-8 years ago? Anyway, I think I need to re-watch that again.. My memory of Gundam SEED is already a little hazy.
...Hmm? Oh, right. We're not here to talk about Gundam SEED.
Right now, we're going to take a look at "Mobile Suit Gundam 00"!
|Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and its logo (pictured above) are all trademarks and owned by Sunrise, Bandai, Sotsu Agency & other associated parties.|
|The world is currently divided into three multi-national power blocks.|
|...and with fossil fuels completely depleted, Earth now runs on solar power as its main energy source.|
|Mesmerized by the light of the Gundam... The exact reaction I had when I first watched Gundam 00's first episode.|
|The main protagonists, one of the "Gundam Meisters", Setsuna F. Seiei. He has a slightly wider variety of emotions than Heero Yuy. Hmmm..|
|Setsuna F. Seiei's Mobile Suit: GN-001 Gundam Exia. It seems to be in its original rollout colors in this flashback picture.|
|This is how a usual "intervention" scenario looks like. Pure chaos.|
|Gundam Exia's first "intervention". Epic pose.|
The soundtrack of Gundam 00 was something to remember, as well. I liked the soundtrack so much that I searched the web for their BGM titles. The ones that really got stuck in my head are "Unknown" and "Intervention". Somehow, it reminded me of Death Note, which was another Anime that I really love (and I know a lot of you do as well). I'm not saying that this Anime is for Death Note fans, though.
Finally, let's talk about the Gundams. At first, I really didn't like the Gundams' designs. But, then again, this is how I felt with every other new Gundam series that I've seen after the Gundam X series. To me, it seems that they're deviating more and more from the traditional Gundam look. I felt the same when I first saw Gundam SEED, but after watching it, I liked it. The same goes for Gundam 00. At first, they looked silly to me, but now, Gundam Exia is one of my favorite Gundams!
|GN-002 Gundam Dynames|
Pilot: Lockon Stratos
|GN-003 Gundam Kyrios|
Pilot: Allelujah Haptism
|GN-005 Gundam Virtue|
Pilot: Tieria Erde
|CBS-70 Ptolemaios and the Celestial Being crew.|
|More Gundams will eventually appear as the story progresses. You have to watch Gundam 00 if you want to see them all.|
|"Gundam Exia!!!" (Setsuna gets very emotional, sometimes... Fine, all the time.)|
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (機動戦士ガンダム00)
No. of Seasons: 2
No. of Episodes: 25 per season (50 in total)
"DAYBREAK'S BELL" by L'Arc~en~Ciel
"Ash Like Snow" by the brilliant green
"Hakanaku Mo Towa No Kanashi" (儚くも永久のカナシ) by UVERworld
"Namida No Mukou" (泪のムコウ) by STEREOPONY (ステレオポニー)
"Wana" (罠) by THE BACK HORN
"FRIENDS" (フレンズ) by Stephanie (ステファニー)
"Prototype" by Chiaki Ishikawa (石川 智晶)
"trust you" by Yuna Ito (伊藤 由奈)
Oh, by the way. Just in case you don't know (because I pronounced it wrong at first, too), it's pronounced as "Double O". ...oh, and I'll see you on the next post!