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Oct 18, 2015 1:23 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Episode felt kinda slowed paced until the second half.

Not sure how I feel about Crank yet but he seems like a strong spirited guy.
I really liked the design of this mecha though:


Looks like we got a fight between it and Mikazuki. Not bad. The fight itself was pretty fast though but intense. They sure love to use that OST from the PV ;o
 
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Oct 18, 2015 4:26 AM

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I love the fight between Crank and Mikazuki!
"Fortress Maximus has come himself. Okay! Then I shall get Fortress Maximus to fight me, huh huh huh!"

 
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Oct 18, 2015 4:30 AM

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For me the BEST GUNDAM after 00 ... These three episodes are great. I love Mikazuki and Orga. Very strong MCs. I didn't want Crank to die, because he was a good guy, but he asked Mika and Mika complied. I enjoyed very much how Mika killed these old bastards that were their bosses. And Kudelia is a really good female character. She will do great things.
 
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Oct 18, 2015 4:32 AM

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Mikazuki is way more merciless than I expected and not on just one occasion this episode. It's going to be extremely interesting to see how the characters develop as the series goes on. A great episode once again.
 
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Oct 18, 2015 4:37 AM
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wow Mikazuki is like a psychopath with little emotions, he is like a perfect killing machine
noice episode
 
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Oct 18, 2015 5:11 AM
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This series keeps on getting better and better. The kids are absolutely ruthless when they need to be and that's very appropiate for child soldiers. I look forward to seeing them kick Gallahorn's behind.
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Oct 18, 2015 5:21 AM

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This just keeps getting better and better....And thus Tekkadan was born!!!

All in all I feel like the pacing was great as usual and the visuals plus thee OST was on point yet again this week

I was beyond happy to see how Orga and the gang REKT those cunts that were in charge and then proceed to ruthlessly and rightfully kill that scumbag who was in charge plus anyone else that shares his twisted attitude....Good riddance and I'm loving where Orga's character is going as well as his new ideals

The moments with Cookie, Cracker and Kudelia plus that soup scene with Mika was pretty funny and super cute at the same time lol....I ship those two so hard now (I like him wiI'm Atra too but she's so gonna die which is something that I already know will make me sad)

The one on one battle with Mika and Crank was pretty great but I'm pretty bummed out by the fact that Crank died because even when he was forced to kill them, he still stuck to his ideals and ignored orders thus leading to ths deal where he wouldn't have to cause much death even if he won.....RIP Lieutenant Crank, you are truly a great man even on the brink of truly an honourable death

Overall, amazing episode yet again this week but man Mika is awesome but at the same time so fucking scary lol, he's like the perfect soldier like Heero and Setsuna yet at the same time he is so different....I can't even imagine the psychological condition he must be in
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Oct 18, 2015 5:23 AM

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DAMN Mika has no chill.
 
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Oct 18, 2015 5:32 AM

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merciless! i like it :3

 
Oct 18, 2015 5:32 AM

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Holy shit. Mika is fucking ruthless. He had no reaction when he shot those guys. I'm liking this guy more and more.


Yeah, I was expecting Lieutenant Crank to die after Mika killed those 2 guys. Too bad since he seemed like one of the good guys.

 
Oct 18, 2015 5:54 AM

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Holy shit. Mika is fucking ruthless. He had no reaction when he shot those guys. I'm liking this guy more and more.


Yeah, I was expecting Lieutenant Crank to die after Mika killed those 2 guys. Too bad since he seemed like one of the good guys.



Yeah, Mika is a BEAST. Honestly I thought that maybe he would've let Crank live, but I don't think that Crank would've wanted to work with them, besides he knew that if he returned he would've been killed so he asked Mika to do it, to preserve his honor.
 
Oct 18, 2015 6:05 AM

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Yeah, Mika is a BEAST. Honestly I thought that maybe he would've let Crank live, but I don't think that Crank would've wanted to work with them, besides he knew that if he returned he would've been killed so he asked Mika to do it, to preserve his honor.


It seemed to me like he was considering letting Crank live but then changed his mind as soon as he saw his bracelet.
 
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SchwingBoner said:
Valkata said:

Yeah, Mika is a BEAST. Honestly I thought that maybe he would've let Crank live, but I don't think that Crank would've wanted to work with them, besides he knew that if he returned he would've been killed so he asked Mika to do it, to preserve his honor.


It seemed to me like he was considering letting Crank live but then changed his mind as soon as he saw his bracelet.

I don't really think so after what he's done this episode. He didn't even let Crank finish saying "Thank You". He probably covered the bracelet just so it wouldn't get stained with splattered blood. That reminds me, did he knew the bracelet was from Atra from the get-go? We will probably know that in the next episode based on the PV.

Really great episode, once again, three times on a row. I'm liking where this is going. All of the characters got their moments this episode, especially Kudelia, Orga and Mika. Though there's a lack of Akihiro this episode or I missed him lol. Tekkadan (Iron Flower) is a nice name. I can't help but feel that Todo guy will be trouble for the Tekkadan in the future, messing things up for his selfish gains.
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SchwingBoner said:
Valkata said:

Yeah, Mika is a BEAST. Honestly I thought that maybe he would've let Crank live, but I don't think that Crank would've wanted to work with them, besides he knew that if he returned he would've been killed so he asked Mika to do it, to preserve his honor.


It seemed to me like he was considering letting Crank live but then changed his mind as soon as he saw his bracelet.


I don't know. There is a lot of room for development on these characters. And the way I see it, they can't trust adults, because they were used as tools of war, and let's not mention that they were left to die, and the adults fled when they were attacked. Crank was a good character. The only thing this anime is missing is HARO !!! :D Hopefully we will see him later in the series.
 
Oct 18, 2015 6:27 AM

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It just keeps getting better. It's almost as if I wasn't watching Gundam. I love all of the main characters. Orga and Mikazuki are awesome, so is the princess. And the rest of the cast. This has so much promise
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Oct 18, 2015 6:32 AM

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So Mika will kill whomever Orga points him to? That's actually kinda sad, but at the same time Orga will also follow whatever choice Mika makes. The dynamics between them both are great, it's going to be such an overwhelming shock when, like everyone's been guessing, Orga's dead, or somehow both of them oppose each other.

Kudelia's developing a crush on Mika. Feels kind of weird for me but it's an interesting prospect... for now I like Mika with Atra. Too bad she didn't get the chance to personally give Mika the bracelet. Lucky for her Mika looks like he already treasures it. Atra is someone special to Mika, it seems...

Mika's liking his snacks so much he carries them with him in his jacket pocket. Interesting...

Also, daaamn loving the bgm that's playing during the fight XD
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Amazinggg!
Btw if i remember right atra didn't give mika the bracelet last ep so how does he have it now? Or did I miss something?
 
Oct 18, 2015 6:37 AM

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I'd love at least a bit of emotional strain to be visible in Mikazuki after actually killing people and quite a few at that. But aside from that, very nice episode.
 
Oct 18, 2015 6:38 AM

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Damn Mika.

phoe_enix said:
The dynamics between them both are great, it's going to be such an overwhelming shock when, like everyone's been guessing, Orga's dead, or somehow both of them oppose each other.


Orga's dead? wut?
 
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Oct 18, 2015 6:58 AM
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Yet another great episode.

Mika is ruthless,killing people with ease with no emotional distress visible (perfectly fitting for a child solider).

Thought it was nice how he killed Crank to preserve his honor.

Each character had they're own moments this episode,Mika,Orga and Kudelia.

Really loving the cast of this series.

 
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The duel is quite short but it's still nice. I expected Mika to spare Crank's life but well he didn't even let him finish his last words.
And I'm calling it now the guy with the singlet will betray them later. He seems like a greedy and annoying man.
 
Oct 18, 2015 6:59 AM

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Pknoctis said:
Damn Mika.

phoe_enix said:
The dynamics between them both are great, it's going to be such an overwhelming shock when, like everyone's been guessing, Orga's dead, or somehow both of them oppose each other.


Orga's dead? wut?

Sorry, I meant when Orga dies. It's only a guess, though.
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I'm willing to bet that their sponsor is that pimp looking guy in the OP lol
 
Oct 18, 2015 7:04 AM

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Kudelia is a cute. Good to see she'll be helpful with the financial problems for now. Looking forward to Tekkadan's journey to Earth. I bet lots of obstacles will be on the way ^^;

Holy shit tho! The way Mika just shoots with no mercy is friggin epic XD Didn't see any of his immediate kills coming. Shooting the leader with no hesitation then shooting Krank to death without even letting him say "Thanx" DAMN!! RIP Krank T^T

Orga's way too friggin BA too. Loving these MCs
 
Oct 18, 2015 7:11 AM

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Amazinggg!
Btw if i remember right atra didn't give mika the bracelet last ep so how does he have it now? Or did I miss something?

She gave it to the mechanic old man to give it to Mika in the first half of this episode. You can see it being put in the cockpit when Mika entered the Gundam. Looks like Mika already knew it's from her or he just really likes the smell of it lol. He even covered the bracelet when he killed Crank.

 
Oct 18, 2015 7:12 AM

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lol Mika chill the fuck out, kid

Never watch any Gundam series before but I'm liking this one so hard. Continue.
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Oct 18, 2015 7:14 AM

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Did we just see an episode from an anime that just become the best of this season?

 
Oct 18, 2015 7:37 AM

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For me the BEST GUNDAM after 00 ...


When people make this statement, I can only hope they were forgetting about Unicorn..
 
Oct 18, 2015 7:39 AM

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Really like the friendship between Orga and Mika. Not to mention the fact that Mika means business.
 
Oct 18, 2015 7:40 AM

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sad that this anime didnt get much attention from the rest of the world. anyway, mika is a soulless kid. i get a feeling he will die soon, or atleast before this anime ends.
 
Oct 18, 2015 7:42 AM

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sad that this anime didnt get much attention from the rest of the world. anyway, mika is a soulless kid. i get a feeling he will die soon, or atleast before this anime ends.


It's getting an astronomical amount of attention in the only place that matters for anime, Japan. You should see the threads on 2ch etc. 4k posts in no time at all. Constantly on top of everything, even that overhyped vampire show. Japan loves this shit.

Though, based on what I've seen so far, I wouldn't really call this a Gundam show. At the very least it's a brand new direction for Gundam, but that's to be expected from Mari. It's good for a season (no doubt AOTS, don't think anyone can disagree with that), but I hope it ends after this and we go back to more traditional Gundams.
 
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Mika is pretty much the opposite of Uso in where he doesn't hesitate much if at all to kill while Uso does. Heck the end of the battle also reminds me a little of Victory.


 
Oct 18, 2015 8:01 AM

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I'm willing to bet that their sponsor is that pimp looking guy in the OP lol
you mean Fellini, right?

damn, those kids are pretty ruthless, especially Mika. that's a good thing though makes the setting more believable if you ask me.
 
Oct 18, 2015 8:11 AM
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Really loving this MC. Man gives zero fucks. Anybody can catch a bullet.
 
Oct 18, 2015 8:11 AM

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Valkata said:
For me the BEST GUNDAM after 00 ...


When people make this statement, I can only hope they were forgetting about Unicorn..

Just keep in mind that they're most likely talking about a Gundam TV series whenever these kind of comments pop up in the forum since well, this is a TV series and after what happened with the past 2 TV series, it's to be expected.

 
Oct 18, 2015 8:31 AM

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Mika is ruthless and I love it.
 
Oct 18, 2015 8:36 AM

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Mika is ruthless and I love it.


Came here to say that.
 
Oct 18, 2015 8:43 AM
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Brutal...
 
Oct 18, 2015 8:44 AM

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I was hoping Crank would stay alive and work with them. Oh well... great episode.
 
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Such a refresh the episode and the series.It was getting tiring to see those alleged mc soldiers who can't do anything.

Now I am waiting to see how Mika's interactions with the princess and Atra will change him.I had some goosebumps when I saw how Atra reacted when he saw Mika eating and Kudelia,thinking we will get pointless drama and stupid misunderstandings if the relationships are to be explored,but it seems ok so far.

Rooting for Kudelia.She was a little naive in the beginning but she changed so beautifully.Mika-brawl,Orga-brain,it will probably make a nice combo.

Mika reminds me of Jonnah.
 
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Mika know how to save time
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Oct 18, 2015 8:59 AM

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Mika is as cold as ice, doesn't seem phased whatsoever to mow people down.
 
Oct 18, 2015 9:01 AM
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Pretty brutal episode, they are really going full on with the child soldier theme. Sucks for crank though, I knew he probably wouldn't have made it to the end of the series but damn, he went out pretty early.
 
Oct 18, 2015 9:07 AM

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Tokoya said:
I'm willing to bet that their sponsor is that pimp looking guy in the OP lol
you mean Fellini, right?

damn, those kids are pretty ruthless, especially Mika. that's a good thing though makes the setting more believable if you ask me.
+1 for that xDDDD

He totally does look like him lol I didn't realize until now
 
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Mikazuki is becoming one of the best Gundam characters up-to-date. Straight up not giving a damn and doing it for the squad.
 
Oct 18, 2015 9:13 AM

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great episode
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Oct 18, 2015 9:20 AM
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Blood iron is a great anime just great action and Kudellia is super cute I like her with both Orge and Mika but more so with Mika. and the next episode looks great.
 
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went from 10/10 to 6/10 in 1 episode. I hate when gundam gets edgy.

*Guy wants to dual, does not want to kill anyone.*
*Huu durr edgy idealistic anime character "Orga said I can kill you."
*Hurr durr I care about my comrades, but will kill anyone without emotion.*

That's not how it works....... Hopefully, they drop this idealistic nonsense and tell some real story with real emotion. Otherwise I might as well be watching idolmaster.......

I would love a gundam that's not edgy and idealistic.
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went from 10/10 to 6/10 in 1 episode. I hate when gundam gets edgy.

*Guy wants to dual, does not want to kill anyone.*
*Huu durr edgy idealistic anime character "Orga said I can kill you."

I would love a gundam that's not edgy and idealistic.


But this one is real. Death really is the only outcome for Crank as Orga can not accept Crank's proposal with the possiblity that it is inexecutable.
 
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