Posted by psgels on 27 January 2008 with categories: Mobile Suit Gundam 00

So, yes. This episode was for one half a recap, and for the other half it’s the proper introduction of the new Throne Gundams. Ah well, at least it was good for one thing: making me look forward to the next episode. Looking back at their intervention, while the presentation could have been better, it does make sense. I mean, Scheinberg had to have thought of the possibility that entire armies would end up against the Celestial Beings. Building in such a safety would be a great tactical move. It’s a real shame that none of the Gundams was captured, but I think that this is just going to be a simple matter of delaying the inevitable. It’s clear that the CBs have a lot of tricks up their sleeve, but these tricks have to run out at some point.

I don’t like the three new pilots of the Gundam Thrones, though. While I expect that they’ll work great when they’ll meat the normal Gundam Meisters (which is the reason why I’m looking forward to the next episode so much), on their own they seem really dull and uninspired. Especially the girl: she’s well-endowed, has a high-pitched voice, and doesn’t seem to be well-gifted in the intelligence-department.

One thing that could be interesting for the future episodes is how the three Throne Gundam Meisters lack one important thing: battle experience. Their Gundams may be fancy, but I can’t imagine how they’ve ever used them in a serious fight. Also, why was Sumeragi so worried during the battle? I mean, didn’t she know that the Throne Gundams would appear? Or could this be something that still needs to be revealed?

8 Responses

  1. RmX says:

    Nobody knew about the Thrones beforehand, Sumeragi included. The Thrones were not a part of the battle plan described by Sumeragi and Veda. In fact, that’s why Sumeragi was acting like she had sent the Meisters on a suicide mission for all of last episode, and why she was surprised that the Meisters actually got out alive this episode.

  2. psgels psgels says:

    Ah, okay. In that case, the person she was worrying about in the previous episode (when she mentioned that “they” would be coming as well) was probably Allelujah and the Lieutentant from the HRL, instead of the Throne Gundams like I assumed.

  3. L.A says:

    Really, I don’t care how the story goes unless they’re going in plain BL routes-_-
    Anyway for this episode, well yeah, I think Namikawa Daisuke and Konishi Katsuyuki are both great casts.
    But Kugimiya Rie(high-pitched girl) as Gudam Meister is just wrong…………..

  4. Irene says:

    For a recap episode, this actually panned out decently (then again, any recap episode might be considered decent compared to the mind-numbing ones from SEED and SEED Destiny). I would’ve liked to see a much longer battle sequence in the start, though. D:

    Also, lol at Nena for one of the Throne Pilots’ names. Am I the only one who thought of 99 Luftballons?

  5. Danny says:

    I started watching this episode with great excitement, expecting to learn about the thrones, or some kind of conflict within CB. But then they start recapping…and I regretted staying up to watch the episode….*sigh*

    Although I have to say, the Throne’s aren’t as bad as I thought they would be.

  6. Tales says:

    I’m thinking the Trinity siblings and the gundam meisters are definitely not going to get along. Just my opinion. Recap ruined it…

  7. Irene says:

    Seriously, watch the SEED recaps and you’ll never complain about recaps like this one again. xD At least this one had some actual plot worked in.

  8. Wind says:

    “Especially the girl: she’s well-endowed, has a high-pitched voice, and doesn’t seem to be well-gifted in the intelligence-department.”
    >> Roflz. You just described 97% of Sunrise-produced girls.

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  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:46 AM)
    @Kaiser: so far it’s good. I’ve been hearing the buzz but I wished someone had nodged me to watch it sooner.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:42 AM)
    You’ve reminded me Bam that I’d been meaning to pick up ash vs the evil dead sometime.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:39 AM)
    @Kaiser: the remake was still pretty entertaining, but it lost the silly comedy edge the series was known for. I still think that the 2nd film had the most unique and prominent voice of its own, and all of that is present in the new series’ pilot. If anything Raimi cranked it up a couples of notches here and there.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:35 AM)
    There was a mean spirited feel to the remake I found pretty appealling.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:27 AM)
    @Kaiser: the original Evil Dead was playing the horror genre straight, but it had a strata of slap-stick that was partially unintended. With Evil Dead 2 he doubled down on the strange horror/comedy dynamic and it became fantastic. Army of Darkness was very entertaining, but it strayed very far from the series’ roots. The remake was only produced by Raimi, while he got back on the writer/director chair for the pilot of the new series, and proved that he still got it sharp as ever.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:19 AM)
    Then again I believe Raimi was fairly involved with the remake.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:18 AM)
    The remake as far as remakes go should have been worse but it worked much better than I would have thought and I say this as someone who hates reboots/remakes.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 04:16 AM)
    @Bam: I’ve only partially seen the first evil dead but I don’t think its aged well, the second one I’ve seen and its hugely entertaining later on but its army of darkness that was the most enjoyable of the three for me.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Dec 1. 2015 03:47 AM)
    Wow Ash Vs the Evil Dead 01 was a blast; I really should’ve gotten into this sooner. I was smiling thru most of it, either because it was funny or slap-stick gory, or because it was a blast to see that Sam Raimi still got it. I guess the only time that Evil Dead works is when he’s involved. Seeing Bruce Campbell again with the chainsaw was a treat which I didn’t know I needed in my life.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Monday, Nov 30. 2015 10:31 PM)
    I’m trying not to get my hopes up however, given that it wouldn’t be surprising if he gave us another filler chapter like he did with that pointless flashback.

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