Posted by psgels on 25 February 2008 with categories: Mobile Suit Gundam 00


Ah, finally. In this episode, the thing that I’ve been wishing for finally happened: The Union, HRF and AEU get themselves some access to Gundam-technology. Now, the Celestial Beings aren’t special anymore, and this anime can get started for real. We also get the next major villain confirmed and overall, this was a pretty good episode.

There’s just one thing: Saji. I really don’t like where this guy is going now that this episode killed off his sister. We’ve currently reached episode twenty, and every single character has become more likable, even the Trinities, apart from this kid. Really, what are the creators planning with him? He spends the current episode still being sad about what happened to Louise, and just imagine how he’ll go crazy when he finds out that his sister’s dead. He must have some kind of major role to be featured in every single episode, so I really hope that he won’t screw up this series with his pointless angst.

Also, I wonder who the traitor was that sold the Gundam-engines to the outside-world. At first, I thought that it was Alejandro again, but he was too busy in this episode with finding Veda’s location, so he couldn’t have done it. Speaking of the guy, I’m interested to know how he met that Livonze Almark, and how that guy has the same glowing eyes as Tieria and Nena.

11 Responses

  1. L.A says:

    And let’s not forget about that Haro has his past too!

  2. Irene says:

    I can’t see Sunrise taking Saji anywhere other than Angsty Mobile Suit Pilot of Angsty with this, which is a pity, because I’d love to see him actually put his engineering skills to good use and team up with Billy. D:

    That said, I adored this episode. Mainly because it had copious amounts of Sergei and Soma kicking ass, which I can’t ever get enough of.

  3. Tales says:

    I am so mad about the spoilers that were revealed at animesuki. Anyways, I’m pretty sure Saji has to play an important role. My guess is he’ll be the Athrun role for Setsuna’s Kira role.

  4. hochs says:

    I got a strong impression that the traitor is that agent girl for the Celestial Being. Especially considering what she says at the end of the episode.

  5. waranghira says:

    SAJI IS THE SHOW’S HERO!!!1

    lol

  6. windy says:

    Do you know why the villain, I don’t recall his name killed off Saji’s sister?

  7. psgels psgels says:

    That one’s simple: she knew too much about the practices he’s been having with that president. As he’s a war veteran, he’s not afraid to kill off people like that.

  8. Irene says:

    Ali’s a crazy warmongering bastard to begin with – it’s not like he needs an excuse.

    That, and getting rid of the only JNN reporter brave enough to pester Laguna all the time ought to put Ali in Laguna’s good books.

  9. se7en says:

    I think the point of featuring a character like Saji with such unfortunate events happening to him is to show that while the Celestial Being are fighting against the rest of the world, civilians like him are having precious things taken away from him, sort of a way to show how innocent people around the world is being affected by the events of the show. I don’t necessarily think he HAS to follow the footsteps of Shinn Asuka from GSD…

  10. Irene says:

    I’d love to think that, but the fact of the matter is that engineers in Gundam seldom end up anywhere other than inside a mobile suit. >.>

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  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:48 AM)
    Ashura was an excellent example of how to through anime illicit and emotional response in an honest, non-melodramatic way.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:46 AM)
    @Bam: I’d be more than happy to take a look at some of those shorts anytime.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:44 AM)
    @Emma: there’s a lot of European animators that got active in the last 10 years or so that are really reinvigorating their animation scene, and every now and then I get introduced to some fabulous shorts.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:40 AM)
    @Emma: no I don’t really mind gory ‘for the fuck of it’ violence, I even like it in some grindhouse type of works, but I just don’t think it’s always effective as a shock factor. Live-action is the most sympathetic for obvious reasons, but there are animated works that do elicit a deep response. Probably because of circumstances but also the details of the in-between animation, which can induce certain feelings of disgust.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:39 AM)
    *here and there
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:35 AM)
    @Bam: I really wish there was more arthouse anime now to give some kind of a balance to everything thats out these days.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:33 AM)
    Now I like my exploitation every so often, but yes Bam I really do wish that adult and mature storytelling could be better associated with truly, more pure mature themes.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:25 AM)
    I get choked up over Bergmans cries and whisper and Autumn sonata, I look back on a work by Key and Jun Maeda and wonder, think of how silly it looks to me now.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:24 AM)
    I also find it easier to get an emotional response from a honest drama, live action film, largely due to the real people doing the acting. Sometimes you get an actor whose just that good too…
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:22 AM)
    I’ve gotten my odd emotional reaction here from anime and manga but a lot of the time it feels like the jump scare in a generic horror movie, I got shocked but I felt minipulated afterwards it wasn’t genuine, the same goes for some anime/manga drama when it takes a melodramatic turn instead of a bleak, honest one.

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