During the One Year War of UC 0079, A young Earth Federation Lieutenant named Shiro Amada is sent to Earth to lead a squadron of Gundam mobile suits in Southeast Asia to fight the Duchy of ... See full summary »
After the One Year War, Peace was signed between Zeon and the Earth Federation. Three years later, however, some remaining forces of Zeon who never gave up steal the new Federation mobile ... See full summary »
After Colony 196, Treize Kushrenada is dead and the 5 young soldiers known as the Gundam pilots have brought peace between Earth and the Colonies through Operation me. Now they move on with... See full summary »
A colonized space had finally achieved peace, until a mysterious enemy, the UE, enters the scene and attacks colonies and other targets. Our main protagonist is from a destroyed colony, ... See full summary »
In the future, humanity has constructed several space colonies. But the corrupt Treize and his organization Oz have manipulated the United Earth Sphere Alliance into controlling earth and its colonies with an iron fist. To counteract this extreme measure, rebel colonies launch Operation: Meteor; an attempt to smuggle Mobile Suits made of Gundanium alloy to earth to combat the corruption and free earth and the colonies from Oz's control. One of these "Gundams" is piloted by Heero Yuy, who is shot down and is forced to blend in to enemy society. Now up against social issues with a girl named Relena and Oz and its puppets, Heero must unite with other rebels and save his people. Written by
A landmark for anime on television, yet far from the best Gundam series
Gundam Wing is one of the first anime programs broadcast on American television that hasn't suffered from too many edits or sound/music changes. It also is directed at an older audience than most of the current anime offerings on TV (Although kids will no doubt get a hoot out of the giant robot battles). Gundam Wing is the 6th television series. The Gundam series is sort of the Japanese equivalent to Star Trek or Star Wars, and features some parrarels(Most notably the light-saber like 'beam sabers')However, unlike it's brothers on the other side of the Pacific, it doesn't have aliens or faster-than-light travel. It does, however, have a staple of anime-massive mecha(Giant robot). The original Gundam set the stage for later mecha classics such as Macross(AKA Robotech generation one) and Evangelion with it's gritty combat and character focus, as opposed to old mecha shows of the 70s in which a mecha would be controlled by multiple pilots in goofy uniforms and always end it's battle with a ridiculously overpowered weapon(Like in Voltron, for example). This is one of the reasons that Gundam Wing is disappointing. First off, Gundam Wing is a little too much like those old super robot shows, as the Gundams are outfitted with super-powerful weapons and have somewhat goofy designs(Most notably Duo, Wufei, and Zech's Gundams). While this was ok in "G Gundam", it comes across as a little goofy this time. As for the masked ace with a lost sister, that's ripped straight from the original Gundam. Other story threads, such as drop operations on Earth, are also ripped straight from the other Gundam TV series/movies/videos. Gundam Wing's story is initially interesting, but gets bogged down by too many speeches, banal dialogue(Especially from Relena) and a revolution of the week. Last but not least, a lot of the animation is weak, even when compared with some of the older Gundam shows. There are some scenes which look great, but often there is a lack of detail(Especailly shading, which is one of the strengths of anime) and most notably, reused animation sequences. I suppose either the production team was either too lazy on this one, or spent all their cash animating "08th MS team"(Which came out the following year)
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