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Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer

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Synonyms: Gekijouban Kidou Senshi Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer, Gundam Double O Movie
Japanese: 劇場版 機動戦士ガンダム00 -A wakening of the Trailblazer-


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 18, 2010
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Space
Duration: 2 hr.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.391 (scored by 25,652 users)
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Ranked: #20242
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Popularity: #1599
Members: 40,663
Favorites: 189


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Jan 15, 2011
CottonCandyLover (All reviews)
First original Gundam theatrical feature in almost two decades. The directorial talent behind Fullmetal Alchemist. The musical scoring of Kenji Kawai. The inclusion of aliens for the first time in the franchise's thirty year history. The namesake of a cultural phenomenon. To the cynical mind, Awakening of the Trailblazer could have almost instantly been dismissed as a failure due to the surrounding hype, the general attitude of indifference many fans have adopted thanks to Sunrise's shaky track record, and just the general air of disapproval by the die-hard Universal Century fans arguing that Gundam has just 'lost' its way.

And maybe some of it is true, read more
Jan 2, 2011
ZakuHead (All reviews)
When Gundam 00 finished its broadcast, I was quite excited to hear that there was going to be a film sequel to resolve the last part of Aeolia's plan mentioned in the TV series and that it would be the first Gundam iteration in the 30 years of its existence that would actually have aliens included in the story.

A Wakening of the Trailblazer takes place 2 years after the end of season 2 where peace is slowly starting to come true with the A-Laws disbanded, but with the arrival of a bizarre alien life form called the ELS from a space ship sent to Jupiter read more
Jan 4, 2011
AikoArisaka420 (All reviews)
Like alot of other people who saw and enjoyed the TV Series, I was hyped up for this film. Although I did keep a few lingering doubts in my mind to make sure that the hype didn't ruin the film for me. Obviously being a movie, certain elements have to be condensed in order to function, so the question is: does Awakening of the Trailblazer serve as a fitting conclusion to Gundam 00? Well...Yes and no. Let's go over the main aspects of the story. This is the first entry in the franchise to introduce aliens, which is of course one of the film's biggest read more
Dec 21, 2010
zeroasd (All reviews)
To be very serious in reviewing this movie, I would say this is not at all a gundam series and that falls into several big problems that this series has.

Art; 8 points
Firstly, the art it is self is great, it is what you would be expecting out of a movie at this time from the Gundam anime industry. It represent a lot about how much the art has developed through time in the Gundam history. However, it is not the best art and graphic you can find from Gundam. Unicorn on the other hand is an OVA series yet, its attention to small details read more
Jan 12, 2014
MrSideliner (All reviews)
This is my first review on an anime and I hope to be as helpful as possible!

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer is the sequel to the 2nd season of the series. It forms a "trilogy" if I can put it like that. I enjoyed the 2 seasons of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 a lot and loved the story, art and characters. I kind of prefer to believe the anime should have ended at the 2nd season. The movie adds a whole new concept to the Gundam Universe and it might seem "alien" to the loyal Gundam fans. (Excuse the read more
Aug 5, 2017
CodeBlazeFate (All reviews)
“To be honest, I expected a lot worse, but this one was still pretty bad.” -some prick on the internet

*Spoilers for Gundam 00 Awakening of the Trailblazer*

So, let me get this out of the way. A lot of people seem to believe that this is the only bad installment in the Anno Domini timeline of Gundam, as well as the worst by that virtue. That is not true. Yes, this film is insanely dumb, with asspull after asspull, and it is preachy as hell, but the Second Season had a lot of these same problems, and actually, as controversial as this may sound, Second read more
Oct 22, 2010
hero388 (All reviews)
I would say out of all the up coming sequels Gundam 00: Awakening of the Trailblazer was on the top 5 of my list. After much anticipation, I would have to say it was a bit of a disappointment.

Story: 7
I would say the biggest problem I had with this movie is its storyline. It was pretty generic as far as mecha anime story lines go. I was expecting something new. It flows somewhat well and keeps you into it throughout. It also builds wonderfully to a climactic ending battle seen, the only problem is that it just ends. It seemed read more
Feb 28, 2014
VirtusSignum (All reviews)
The fact that the score for this is 7.48 is incredibly misleading and I cannot fathom how it has a score that high. This movie is a 4 at best, its bad. How is it bad? Well... if you liked Gundam 00, imagine stripping it of all character development, all creativity, all plot, all suspense... and all sense, only to leave you with one of the dumbest premises/villains ever.

Gray intergalactic blobs are attacking!! and the Gundam team needs to teach them the meaning of love and peace. No really... thats it. That is the entire plot of the movie. No, seriously... that really is it! read more
Jan 3, 2011
Chazist (All reviews)
I had high expectations when I first heard of a gundam movie (although I shouldn't have with the crappy ending of 00) and I was thoroughly disappointed. The artwork and sound were fantastic as you would expect from an anime movie made in 2010 but it couldnt make up for all of its flaws.

Firstly, the story just didnt make any sense and it just seemed like it was trying to push some kind of peace message. The fighting was not very good and somewhat sparse throughout the movie. Honestly, this disappointed me the most as I was looking forward to some badass fighting.

The read more
Feb 19, 2013
Cruzader93 (All reviews)
Sequel to 2nd season of Gundam 00
Anno Domini Timeline
1st Franchise with "Aliens"
Spoiler (Might also spoil your enjoyment of whatever enjoyment you can get outta this)

You know that mock film that's shown in the 1st 5 min of the movie? I would rather watch that. This doesnt deserve my Pro/Con format cause I couldn't find anything "Pro" about it. Let me just list down SOME of the bad

- WTH happened to these characters? They're all over the place. (Why is Ribbons here?)
- Faceless antagonist (just a bunch of funnels really)
- Pacing is wack (I kinda wanted at least a montage of preparation against the funnels but read more
Feb 19, 2016

A quick preface to say that if you haven't read my review for the Gundam 00 series then I recommend that you do because this is going to be written relative to what I said there. And one of the things I said was “I'm finally done with Gundam 00.”, but oh ho ho this is the Gundam series that just will not quit. With this two hour movie Gundam 00 is just barely the longest Gundam series ever made... for better and worse as it continues the downward trend that happened through most of season 2. But season 2 still generally held on to read more
Sep 30, 2013
wuhugm (All reviews)
Easily the worst in Gundam franchise

Gundam was a show that while heavily defined by action sequences, but also displayed various aspects of human emotions.

How scary war is, about how enemy might be an enemy but they can't be considered evil, clash of values between characters, etc. Gundam series portrayed those clearly, so Gundam was always a great show that both risen your adrenaline by awesome actions while at the same time moved your heart.

This latest movie of 00 have no such things...

First, they fight freaking aliens, which was a taboo for Gundam series. The reason is clear, fighting a mindless being like robot or monster read more
Jan 6, 2011
mel-hime (All reviews)
Don't you just love when you think things go ok and then they just sink down so low?........Don't answer that.

Story: I would have given it a 6 but meh I went with 7 cause of the other 2 seasons.Firstly,Sunrise...do NOT make a movie if you want to, in the end,skip a timeline of 50 years or so.....The biggest problem in this was the after-credits timeline skip which I believe we all could have done well without.It's practically saying to all of us '' Oh well yah...and now every1 is actually dead or damn old almost ready to die and Setsuna and Tieria are only ones read more
Jul 10, 2016
ChrissyC (All reviews)
A lot of people despise Trailblazer, arguably, it was better than 00 S1 and S2.

Trailblazer`s animation is similar; slightly amped up from the TV Series.
Way too many large machines are 3d CG in anime and I loved that 00 never did that.

I hardly could notice the BGM spark. However, the opening theme is riveting, though, it`s the ending theme "Qualia -Gundam Ver-" by UVERWORLD, which is so special, it`s a slow burner that erupts into such grand work.

The film may feel short because there wasn`t much to cover with them dealing with the alien life forms. A lot of it is just fighting, there read more
Mar 6, 2014
llbg2 (All reviews)
Two hours. Two hours gone that I will never again get back. Two hours in which I could have done much better things with my life. Who knows, I could've created the next Flappy Bird clone in that two hours but no, I spent it watching this. So instead, I pass the torch onto you. Recreate Flappy Bird. Don't watch this.

Conceptually, this movie could have been something great. The basic premise, though simple, could have easily been expanded into a whole 'bother season. For the first time in some 30 odd years, the Gundams aren't fighting other humans. They are fighting an alien race. You read more
Aug 6, 2017
amber-meido (All reviews)
As a continuation that wraps up the original TV show, it feels kind of... out of place. After seeing such a realistic setting with pretty much serious tone, then we get, eh, aliens? Yeah, I know that it was already been teased in the original series, but it still feels weird for me.

Anyway, this movie wraps up Aeolia Schenberg's whole plan from the TV series; aliens came for invasion to Earth. I address it that way because that's the way it is; the main conflict is already resolved in the original 00 series (albeit it might still leave some questions behind), so this one is read more
Jul 6, 2017
Angst-Incarnate (All reviews)
SPOILERS FOR SEASON 1 & 2 of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and Awakening of the TrailBlazer.

Have you ever watched Gundam 00?

Have you ever watched Transformers 1 directed by Michael Bay or Independence Day?

You have essentially watched this film then, however despite that, I really think there is quite a bit of merit to this film if you seperate it in your own mind from the 00 canon (the Anno Domini timeline).

The animation in this movie is some of the best honestly, the action sequences are greatly animated despite some weird choreography and the fact that the aliens that are fought in this movie have no read more
Sep 5, 2013
Fortress_Maximus (All reviews)
This film is infamous for its full fledged (fossilised space whales appear in SEED) in the Gundam franchise, and I agree this I a bad thing, Gundam introduced human antagonists in order to make them more relatable and the conflicts ambiguous. This is an alien invasion story, while the ELS were oblivious to their attacks at first, this is the problem you cannot sympathize with the ELS properly as they have a different concept of morality, you can sympathize with the oppressed spacenoids that made up Zeon, the abandoned humans that became the Vagan, and ZAFT being victims of racism.
Secondly, Feldt declares her love for read more
Jan 6, 2011
dragonshaun9 (All reviews)
I've been waiting for this movie for a while, and could barely restrain my excitement when it was finally released on DVD. When I sat down and watched the movie, my thoughts were all variants on 'This is gonna be awesome!' Well... I was half right. The fights were spot on in terms of battle mechanics. Though the plot was half decent, there was little character...I want to say growth. Setsuna had reverted to his original self in season one. He was surly and withdrawn. When the chips were down, he then proved to be all but useless. Tieria's return was a pleasant sight, and read more