Leadup to Tri Week 42- Gundam Reconguista in G


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Sep 8, 2006
A natural half series break at 12 episodes this time.

Gundam Reconguista in G

As with most Gundam, mild violence and an occasional pervy moment.

Subbed on Hulu for free- http://www.hulu.com/gundam-reconguista-in-g

Tomino comes back to Gundam again.

It's interesting, you'd figure the old creator coming back would be the times Gundam is at it's most stereotypical Gundam, but when Tomino comes back sometimes feels like the times when the franchise most tries to do interesting things.

I haven't watched this one yet, but have been meaning to, and with it being put up for free seemed like as good a time as any. I'm told the Sunrise subs are decent, but could have used a good QC pass, so may seem a bit clunky.

I'm especially pleased at the return of a wide variety of colors to Gundam, and a bit of sense of fun while still being mature looking. A bit suprising it took Gundam's creator, a man who used to be known as "Kill 'Em All Tomino" for his habit of nearly killing all the main characters in his shows, to bring this back to the franchise in a show not aimed at a more kid friendly audience though. Even the new primary Gundam looks more friendly, with subtle curves all over it's design instead of the very standard sharp edges and corners all over.

Reconguista does takes place in the primary Gundam timeline (UC... although heck knows how many versions of UC you need to have to even make sense of it all at this point) but Reconguista stands alone. A handful of terms and references act as flavor for longtime Gundam fans, but the world of the Universal Century passed over a millenium ago, so take this as a great jumping on place if you don't really know what's going on with Gundam.

As for Digimon connections... checking all the primary production crew and cast I could find.... absolutely nothing as far as major important connections go, a few smaller characters have actors who have been in Digimon, but nothing really worth mentioning since there are no major connections.

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Here's an embed of the one of the later PVs for the series.


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Aug 11, 2009
Finished the series yesterday. I liked the show pretty well, though I'm not sure if I liked it well enough to get into the rest of the enormous Gundam franchise. I'd never watched any of Gundam before, about my only prior exposure to it being my brother owning a Gundam toy or two when we were kids. This show had an interesting old-fashioned feel to it, considering that it aired only last year, and it often reminded me of some of the older shows we've watched, including Go-Lion (though thankfully it was much better than that piece of crap). The atmosphere of that city where the first few episodes took place (can't remember its name) even reminded me of Slumberland from the Little Nemo movie. The characters were rather likable, and it was kind of hard to decide whether to be amused or chagrined at the Hypnos-grade ineptitude of "cool" characters like Aida and Mask. I really thought it kind of funny while watching the show how laid-back everyone seemed to be when it came to things like state secrets, diplomacy, and war. It's almost as if the battles took place in a vacuum besides the vacuum of space. The ending
seemed a little abrupt, and came across as everyone suddenly realizing they had nothing to fight about in the first place.