Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam AGE
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2011 to Sep 23, 2012
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 6.741 (scored by 4315 users)
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SynopsisIn A.G. 101 (the 101st year of the Advanced Generation calendar) a mysterious entity known only as "UE", or "unknown enemy", attacks and destroys the space colony Angel. This brutal attack becomes infamous as the "The Day the Angel Fell", and marks the beginning of humanity's war for survival.
The series begins in A.G. 108 when the UE attack the space colony Ovan, where Flit Asuno lives with his mother. Flit's mother is killed by the UE, and in her belongings (in an object called a "AGE Device") he discovers the blueprints for a powerful weapon from the past - the ancient messiah named "Gundam."
From these blueprints, Flit spends the next several years studying engineering at an Earth Federation base on the Nora space colony and designing the AGE-1 Gundam. Seven years later, in A.G. 115, Flit completes the Gundam, just as the UE attack Nora. Flit and his lineage's battle piloting the AGE-1 to protect mankind is about to begin.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Story of the Beginning, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE - First Evolution, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Second Evolution, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Final Evolution
Parent story: Mobile Suit Gundam
Summary: Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Memory of Eden
Characters & Voice Actors
Latest TV Series of the Gundam Franchise (2011-12)
Review from my POV (w/personal biases after watching whole run)
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+ The concept of a "50 episode run, going thru 3 generations of a central conflict with protagonists that relate to each other" sounds pretty FN dope and it works....... some of the time. (like a compact 0079, Zeta, ZZ run)
+ The Viewer should should like they were given positive dividends when continuing from Gen 1 thru Gen 2
EX: Gen 1 Flit was aiight, BUT Gen 2 Flit was pretty Badass. He develops a cold hatred towards the enemy after what we've seen him go thru in Gen 1. and that's cool
+ The 2nd Generation as a whole was really enjoyable to watch
+ AGE-1 Spallow
- Antagonist has no face in the 1st Gen
- Little to no creativity for mobile suit design
- Took awhile for me to get into the pokemon-esque character design.
3rd GEN Cons (yes, it's so bad, it gets its own section)
- Pretty much after the halfway point of the 3rd Gen is utter bullshit. Lemme explain
- The 3rd Gen hero Kio Asuno switches up his view after experiencing something tragic, making his choices completely illogical and down right dumb. It also changes his combat style, which is also bullshit.
- Character development is pretty much shot.
- The're trying to force emotion by constantly having a death occur constantly
- Char clone. and a bad one
- Flit Asuno in the last moment becomes IMO the worst protagonist in the Gundam franchise.
A cool concept that's completely defiled by the 3rd act of this TV Series. My feels about Flit Asuno are similar to a playthrough of Mass Effect 3: I work so hard for a satisfying conclusion, only to realize that what i wanted will never be presented in front of me. read more
WARNING: This review is intended for those who watched the whole series as post-series review.
It's full of spoilers.
Sorry about that =/
And again, i'm not that good at writing reviews nor have talent DX
I've been a huge fan of almost every Gundam Work since 2003
Watched every Gundam Series, OVA, Movie, SD Ovas, specials,etc.....
I'm very familiar of what Gundam is, how it was , what it came through and how it became.
Probably no other series disappointed me very much like what AGE did (except 00 Movie)
When this series begun airing and i got through the first 10 episode i had hope for this series.
i saw it as unique with good ideas. but sadly it went terribly wrong
Story: 5/10 "The Why is below"
Characters : 3/10 " Only few make sense and was likable. Asemu, Woolf, Grodek, Fram, Zeheart and few more"
Ch. Designs: 1/10 "utterly garbage. i couldn't stand most of characters' funky hairs"- " only few had survived and got proper designs"
Mecha. Designs : 3/10 " Gundams take a full zero on designs and creativity. the ones who should take a credit is the vagans with their unique animal suits.
Last Appealation: Terribly Dissapointing. "i had hopes for this series after watching the first 5~10 episodes, and this what we got"
1- Unique concept of multi-generations
2- The First 2 Arcs
1- No romance or love story other than Flit/Yurin one
1- The 3rd arc
2- The whole conclusion
3- terrible-written script for Arc 3
4- every nice idea got ruined in a ridiculous way
5- best characters don't appear much and die quickly
6- brainless directing
=== Crazy, Stupid and Dumb things===
1- The story of Flit is completely unbelievable. a kid is sent to a government science factory to take command of developing Gundams and it's accessories a.k.a AGE System?
2- Vagans never attack unless someone of Flit descendants has grew enough and ready to pilot a gundam, then the battle shall begin.
3- The Pirates idea wasn't necessary and didn't serve any purpose for anyone nor the plot.
and how the heck a pirates made a stray/wounded corpse their leader upon healing ? and why they don't steal goods ?
a stupid excuse to make a pirate-gundam.
4- Asemu needed his father permission to save his own son ?
5- Vagans still wear desert clothes in space instead of space-suits.
6- Zeheart had the worst antagonist fate and conclusion.
7- Zera..... what a shame for the name........... is the biggest "WTF" ever happened in this series
first, the character HAD NOTHING. not a single bit.. he was mentioned as something that will make the feds live in hell
yet he gone and defeated in a blink of an eye, and there's no why/what/where/when for him.. a random character used terribly.
No background, no story, no identity, no purpose and no result.... created for 5 minutes only.
8- The whole thing at the end, ended by destroying the spheres and everyone happy ever after ? really ? that really made the end looks bad to the max
9- The Exa-DB and SID both got destroyed in front of our eyes.. yet in the final episode they appeared again from nowhere and no explanation have been given.
10- the AGE System has been destroyed together with the Diva... at the final episode, the new staff of pirate ship sent Kio a new space bazooka out of nowhere.
11- The final episode told us the whole series is about Flit forgive the Vagans or not, then what the purpose of Asemu and Kio in this mess ?
12- Captain Seric appeared earlier in the 3rd arc then vanished completely. he re-appeared in one of the final episodes.... and he died ?
they made die a tragic die, but the problem, how the people will fell ill for his death? the series didn't make the people attached to him so they cry or care for his removal from the plot..
13- Girald back-story is..... She was a test pilot with his lover. got a assignment lead to his death.. the feds covered that with a lie. she defected and sworn revenge on them.
when she finally got a chance to fight, her only target was the Gundam, while The Gundam and its 3 pilots never been in his entire story.. "Gundamuuuuu i will defeat you no matter what, i will avenge him!!" yeah we heard that a lot... make it as dumb as fuck development. the Feds Ships/HQs has nothing to do with her lover now ?
14- Zeheart is reduced to nothing but a copy of Ray Za Burrel, only atoning for his mistakes when he's about to die. they should at least give him the Vagan Gear
15- The episode of where Zeheart trying to achieve Legilas full power was completely waste of time and in the wrong place "episode", should been midway.
but even so, despite he got the full power of legilass, he got defeated in instant by the old AGE-2 darkhound which is several years outdated.
16- Ezelcant's plan was to destroy colonies and let a portion of people survive to choose the superior humans who will lead the rest of humankind to eden.
BUT, in the first episodes, Gafran aka Vagans chased the Diva from planet to planet to take them down.. then how does he want the superior humans to survive ? building Gundams and fight ? not even that, they destroyed others' colonies but made none to escape.
17- The LOOOOOONG mentioned EXA-DB.. was one of plot key elements. it's got BOOOM, we only waited so far just to see it exploded without seeing its effects or anything satisfaction... i don't know why it's has the same idea as the Laplas Box from Unicorn ?
18- 90% of Vagans commanders/pilots went " GUNDAMUUUUUUUUU" that... has been said OVER 9000 times. it feels like the Vagan made contest giving a big prize for who destroy the GUNDAMUUUUUUU first..
Arc 1 : 7/10
Arc 2 :8.5/10
Arc 3 : 0 "Zero" /10
Overall: 4.5/5 /10
Bottomline: this series might survived and became a ALOT better if it was done by well-known director. reading here and in wikia, The director never directed any work before, AGE was his first and hopefully the last. read more
Although the two are not related, but there's a reason why I recommend this one:
1. The character design reminds us with the character design we see before (PMMM with Hidamari Sketch, Gundam AGE with Inazuma Eleven).
2. At first glance the story is lighthearted, but the longer storyline, the more serious gradually.
Opening Theme#1: "Asu e (明日へ)" by Galileo Galilei (eps 1-15)
#2: "sharp #" by Negoto (eps 16-28)
#3: "REAL" by ViViD (eps 29-39)
#4: "AURORA" by Aoi Eir (eps 40-49)
Ending Theme#1: "Kimi no Naka no Eiyuu (君の中の英雄)" by Minami Kuribayashi (eps 1-15)
#2: "My World" by SPYAIR (eps 16-28)
#3: "WHITE justice" by Faylan (eps 29-39)
#4: "Forget-me-not ~Wasurenagusa~ (forget-me-not 〜ワスレナグサ〜)" by FLOWER (eps 40-49)
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