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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam established the eventual trend of the lead pilot, with some exceptions, getting a generally-improved Gundam as main mobile suit at some point of the series, as contrast to the first Gundam series. This idea was probably extracted from Tomino's original Gundam novelization, which had Amuro replace the RX-78-2 Gundam with the Gundam G3. This would later become the standard for most subsequent series, the only exception being Turn A Gundam. See more »
After completing the epic that was mobile Suit Gundam, i had no hesitation in ordering Zeta on DVD. Having read some reviews online, i was expecting something good, what i got was something more.
OK, lets get the bad stuff out first. The main complaint is that after such brilliant characterisation of MSG 0079, there is hardly any changes in characters through the series, the characters start the series in full view, with the exception of Camille and Fa, who are the few that actually change in the series. Secondly not everyone will like the animation, but anyone whose grown up around the likes of Modern anime, and not used to 80's animation, it may seem a little out of date.
OK the good stuff. The story, unlike MSG 0079, the story clearly divides the opposing sides as to who is the good and bad guys. The story then adds some more twists with the introduction of Axis midway into the series. The action scenes are well done, and look fantastic even for its age. The music goes really well, and makes a change from the JPop that is included in modern Animes. Tomino's stroke of genius however was to include fan favourite Char (aka Quattro Baggina) as one of the lead good guys, although a failure to build of Chars budding Newtype potential from MSG did annoy me.
At the end of the day, when all the smoke has cleared, and all the dust has settled you will love this series, it is a masterclass in how Aime's should be made. You will love it for its blatant idea that it doesn't matter if your a minor or a main character, if you are in the series, your fair game.
Gundam as it should be.
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