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Jul 27, 2009 7:44 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Why the hell was that guy made the commander? Is the army THAT desperate? o.O

He has yet to prove to me he deserves his post.
 
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Sep 28, 2009 8:49 PM
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pretty entreataining episode
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Mar 2, 2010 8:37 AM

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Why the hell was that guy made the commander? Is the army THAT desperate? o.O
Well, both Zeon and the Federation lost half of their respective population in the war's first month alone, so I think the army really does need everything they can get.
Just give Shiro some time, he hasn't even gotten used to being on Earth yet. But it's kind of weird that he was selected as commander.
This was a great episode with quite a lot of figthing. I loved the part where Shiro ambushed the Zaku.
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Mar 6, 2011 10:26 AM

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Indeed it was some strange choice him being the captain :/
But still, I enjoyed this episode a lot and when Shiro got that Zaku at the end was great.
 
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Mar 9, 2011 6:35 AM

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lol shiro's reaction to the girl..."oh! It's a girl...this is good...pretty :)" haha
 
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Jun 15, 2011 9:56 PM
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I laughed when Shiro's perseverance was rewarded with water and naked boobs.

Shiro seems unreliable in person, but command posts are largely decided by results. Here he took out an enemy without damaging his Gundam. Do that everyday for a year-long war, and anyone would be remembered as a hero who fought hundreds. That, and he's very obviously unused to gravity.
 
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Aug 11, 2011 12:59 PM

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"This isn't space." So that's why he decided to sortie in a space suit? Took him a while to figure it out, huh. Still it's hard to believe he's that lucky to end up being promoted all the way to team commander. For now I'm willing to believe he's not used to gravity, but unless he can manage to show some real skill, suspension of disbelief is going down the drain.
 
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"This isn't space." So that's why he decided to sortie in a space suit? Took him a while to figure it out, huh. Still it's hard to believe he's that lucky to end up being promoted all the way to team commander. For now I'm willing to believe he's not used to gravity, but unless he can manage to show some real skill, suspension of disbelief is going down the drain.


One of the unique features of this show is that it is extremely realistic. Shiro is the commander because he is an officer. That is how a real army works, a brand new officer will be put in charge of team that can consist upwards to 50 soldiers who will almost always have much more experience doing the job. Shiro is there to lead, not to be the best fighter. Shiro’s problem is his pride. He wanted to kill that zaku to prove to his soldiers that he is a capable fighter when all his soldiers really wanted was a leader who wouldn’t get them killed.

He probably wore that space suit because that was how he was taught to fight or because that is what the SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) says. Honestly, all of them should be wearing a flame retardant suit of some kind; the few seconds that suit provides could make the difference in getting out of a burning gundam. It doesn’t matter how hot it gets, tankers will still wear their protective gear.
 
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Feb 8, 2014 6:50 AM

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I have to admit that I'm not really impressed with the mobile suit battles so far, I mean either its over in a few seconds like the last episode, or it takes place during nighttime where you can barely see anything, well there's 10 episodes left so I'm sure there's plenty of time for that to change.

Well anyway aside from that this was an okay episode.
 
Mar 26, 2014 4:42 PM

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Ahh, the 90's when you could see detailed naked boobs.

This was an okay episode. Shiro's battles seem to be a bit too forced in having him in danger since it's hard to believe he missed that huge Zaku when his scope was right on the head. But, I'll give this show the benefit of the doubt... for now.
 
Mar 30, 2014 3:18 AM

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Ahh that ending scene was so good. With the music playing and all.
 
Apr 8, 2014 11:31 AM

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The 90s were the best time for mankind.

Ahem... Shiro's not a very competent pilot, I'm sure he'll get much better later on but still...
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Dec 22, 2014 5:18 AM

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THOSE nipples. Apart from that, this episode sure showed a great deal of Shiro, and I take an interest towards him. While he may still be a 'shiro' (no pun intended), his spirit towards the whole idea of war intrigues me. 4/5, potential.
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May 27, 2015 8:21 PM

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Great episode!

Shiro is getting used to Earth since he was a spacenoid originally. It kinda made me think, if someone was born and raise and space, how will they react to things like this? Sure this seems an everyday normal occurrence for us, but it wouldn't be the same for spacenoids.

The battles were very guerrilla warfare. No fancy flying moves or impossible shots. Just plain typical war battles using Gundams and Zaku.

I really love the special effects and gun sounds. Very war like ^^

Shiro seems reckless, but he knows what's he's doing.

And yes, i've seen a lot of boobs and nipples in just one episodes, from that girl, to magazines to even the ED.

90s had a lot magazine shot in Anime and Games.

We also saw Aina's brother who maybe related to Zabi. At least Shiro managed to take care of Aina's watch all these time.

Can't wait for the next episode!
 
Jun 4, 2015 4:53 PM

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Bewbs!

Another good episode.
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Mar 23, 2016 7:45 AM

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I am happy that the hero's pride was hurt as soon as his first sortie, since the series is short. That and the fact the soldier right under him is a woman with more experience (for actual Earth warfare). The discovery of nature / Earth was a good idea.
On another hand, maybe he was fearless and lucky enough to get so high in the military (the shortage of soldiers in the last months certainly help too), but I don't really see his supposed skills here.

Night mission, guerrilla... help to differentiate those OAVs. But what's the point to hide and target precisely a big robot only to most of your shots??
But I was shocked to see THREE Gundam operating in the same unit (it calls back bad memories of shows with multiple overpowered Gundam who lacked any sense of danger for the heroes), who already owns some GMs. Isn't it way too many? Besides, how can they have so many at that time when it is supposed to be only a prototype for the Gundam Mass-produced (GM) who will be really used only a few weeks later? Anyway, bad omen.

The "old" Gundam shows sure loved to add naked girls in water.


Enjoyment: 4/5
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Apr 6, 2016 9:43 PM

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Not as good as the first episode but another very good episode nonetheless
 
Jun 24, 2016 2:58 AM

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Happy to see the commander get knocked down from being over confident but I was a little disappointed to see that he got back without much of a problem. I really like the art and gotta love that random nudity! :P
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Jul 25, 2016 6:08 AM

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When nudity was still acceptable and not directly considered specially done for fan service... Pretty good episode and development, let's see what's next!
 
Sep 17, 2016 11:52 PM

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Second episode, y first battle in the selva!!! For the moment, nice!!!


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Oct 21, 2016 11:18 AM

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I also wonder why Shiro was made commander! I can only guess his ways were much better in the colony. What I'm loving so far is the attention to detail, both in the beautiful art and impeccably placed sounds!
 
Jun 8, 2017 1:39 AM

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Shiro's commander skills are.....disturbing.

But hey his boob radar is perfect.
 
Oct 12, 2017 1:10 AM

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A bit better, but still what an amateur. And I expected more dangerous battles, like setting traps, ambushing, running around, out in the jungle than just walking around and playing hide and seek. It's obvious the anime will be about Amada's naïve perspective, but I want to see more war torn suffering and the harshness of war in such a battleground. 3/5
 
Dec 14, 2017 4:46 PM
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A bit better, but still what an amateur. And I expected more dangerous battles, like setting traps, ambushing, running around, out in the jungle than just walking around and playing hide and seek. It's obvious the anime will be about Amada's naïve perspective, but I want to see more war torn suffering and the harshness of war in such a battleground. 3/5


I wasn't impressed by his team either. Their commander goes MIA for a whole day and no one bothered to check for him b/c it would look bad? lol okay.

Funny how too the commander states for no one to be a lone hero, yet that's exactly what he did in the first episode. Whatevs. I'm in this series to the end, so whatevs.
 
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They have spaceships, giant robots but didn't bother to equipt them with airconditioning?

The MC is annoying and acts like a greenhorn, how did he even manage to get his rank with that rambo attitude?

And is it just me or is the pacing of this show extremely fast?
The dialogues are short, weak and mostly meaningless.

Interesting setting, cool visuals, although too dark here and there and fighting scenes could be more clear, but the characters and story aren't that impressive to far.
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