49 of 49 episodes seen
- Pokemon style evolution
- Baby show
this anime took a massive dump on them and the only ones who believe them are losers who were quick to judge it and haven't gone beyond the first 2 or 3 episodes. The last few episode takes a 'Zeta-ish' turn so to speak where it gets dark and occasionally violent and a handful of characters die.
Gundam AGE does nothing out of the ordinary for Gundam. It may not be a dense political drama like Wing, Turn A and 00, but it's a fun action anime like the SEED series and that's why it's a winner.
The story as everyone knows is a 3-generation story that takes place within the 100 year time span. Each generation arc has its own protagonist with his son picking up where the former left off.
The character designs wasn't a big deal as for me but I agree it CAN, but RARELY, get overly kiddy, but for the most part, I think it worked just fine. Much better than Gundam 00's annoying genderly ambiguous male characters who can pass off as women.
Overall, this was brilliant and I've seen EVERY Gundam series to date (except G and SD Gundam). So don't you dare say that I'm not a true Gundam fan. read more
39 of 39 episodes seen
Gundam X takes on a 'what if' scenario. Basically 'What it Amuro Ray from Gundam UC0079 had never stumbled across the Gundam RX-78? Basically, the war would have dragged on and ended with many space colonies dropped onto the Earth wiping out most of humanity and destabilizing Earth's weather.
15 years have passed since the war ended and the story from here on follows 15 year old Garrod Ran, pilot of the Gundam X, on his journey along with the crew of an all-terrain ship called the Freeden in their quest in search of Newtypes around the world and offer them protection from anyone out to find them and use them to start another war.
Throughout the journey, he is assigned to protect the Freeden's most important crew member, Tiffa Adill, a girl with Newtype powers that are sought after by anyone who knows of her and her abilities as well as Garrod's love interest. We've seen love interests in Gundam but none of the relationships affected the story like in X. Garrod and Tiffa's relationship is the most authentic you'll see in Gundam.
Nothing you'll see in this story is arbitrary, the characters are all well-conceived for the post-apocalyptic Earth setting. So there's always some rhyme or reason for each character's history and actions. And I bloody praise the show for its clever writing.
You can tell it’s dated 90’s animation but not to the point where it looks obsolete and hideous compared to cleaner anime like SEED, 00, and AGE. It’s still a joy to look at especially since this reduced the amount of recycled animation which was present in and many other anime shows at its time and if was digitally remastered, get ready to eat your heart out.
It would be an understatement to say that this series art style and animation is ‘similar’ Wing’s because it is in fact EXACTLY the same to the point where it would feel like watching a redimensionalized version of it. You could take a character from Wing and put him/her in X or vice versa and they’d fit in perfectly. Even the mech designs are Wing-ish.
- Music and Sound
The soundtrack is a mixed bag, some are good, some are dull and easily forgettable. In fact, it’s kind of disappointing that they didn't do as good a job with Zeta Gundam and Wing series.
This series was the most refreshing of all the Gundams I've seen. It does contain familiar elements but at the same time it takes liberties in such a clever way to prevent it from not being Gundam. It is different from other Gundams for these reasons, and they are a big deal
- It's post-apocalyptic
- Strong romantic subplot
- Takes place mostly on Earth
- No war
Regardless of what may or may not have happened if X's animation crew had their way with episode count and story progression, whatever they had to wrap up was done well without leaving anything unresolved. So for what it is, Gundam X is in my opinion a true gem not just in the Gundam sagas, but in anime in general. read more
13 of 13 episodes seen
The story revolves around the main characters, Akira Tsubaki and Mikoto Urabe who have relationship where they share a special 'bond' through the exchange of saliva. This allows them read each others feelings, thoughts, and dreams. In the world of this anime, the 'bond' is determined by the taste of the drool and how one party reacts to it.
They go through different issues and that can occur in real life relationships, and because they're young, it gives the feel of 'discovery'.
The pacing isn't fast and it's not slow, it always gets to the point so you likely wont sit there being bored to death or missing anything.
Unique, looks quite different from most anime series. It's a simplistic look but the characters, particularly Urabe have the element of elegance. The artists clearly try to get the most out of this design without making it look cheap.
The music isn't something I'd want to download and listen to but at the same time it does a great job in setting the mood for each scene.
The VA's do a great job. I cannot think of a better cast to play these characters. Especially Urabe, played by newcomer Ayako Yoshitani. She can sound quiet and reserved but when displaying a variety of emotion, she can do it without sounding forced.
The characters seen in this anime may come off as familiar, used in butt-loads of anime. Urabe is the quiet depressing girl, Tsubaki is the underconfident male lead. BUT these cliches worked for the story. It took the dull and familiar and made it interesting again and made great use of it.
What may sound sickening to people actually comes off as 'cute' in this anime. It's possible to get used to the drool thing and actually enjoy it. It's great when a show takes such risks, gives it a feel of uniqueness. This series reminded me why I like Japanese comics and animation, they can be weird, they can be odd, they can be cool, they can be ANYTHING. And that's really good every once in a while.
The anime is a great watch, the manga is a great read. Unlike shonen action series that tend to drag on and on and on like Naruto and Bleach, (or seinen in the case of Gantz). My only problem is that the anime is ONLY 13 episodes while the manga is still going and certain events from the manga are left out, probably so as not to leave anything unresolved. But it is loyal to the original work for the most part so you can watch the anime and continue the manga from where it left off.
Solid 4/5 read more