Posted on 15 February 2009 with categories: Mobile Suit Gundam 00



Short Synopsis: Blah blah, Saji Louise, blah blah blah…
Episode Rating: 6/10 (Disappointing)
Oh, and I so hoped that this series’ finale wouldn’t go into this direction. This episode was just one big bad sign. It just consisted out of a bunch of people screaming and going emo, and in the end most of the parties simply ended up retreating without still not saving anything. I really hoped that the finale would be more like Gundam Wing, rather than Zeta Gundam, but right now all the signs are pointing to the fact that the creators are going for an emo-ending, rather than a political one.

Saji and Louise obviously were annoying yet again. This episode was supposed to be one of their big climaxes, and with the huge build-up they already had it still failed to capture me. Afterwards, Saji yelling of “Stop! Revenge isn’t going to solve anything!!!1!!” also felt so out of place in this series. I can only hope that Soma Pieres somehow listened to the guy.

And the ending of this episode only increased my fears. Wang Lui Ming had a great plan: give Veda’s location to the Celestial Beings. This would be something that completely shifted Ribbons’ plans and finally give the guy a bit of a challenge. But all of this was ruined when Nena went emo and killed her and her brother. Ribbons in the meantime still is the evil overlord he was twenty episodes ago, and Anew’s “big twist” was just shallow at best. One big problem with these innovators as well is that they’re hardly fleshed out. I mean, what do we really know about these people, other than that they’ve strange haircuts and weird names?

Oh god, I so hope that my fears are wrong with this. This series went on such a good path for it to be ruined by such a crappy finale. My only hope is the revelation of Aeolia Shenberg’s ultimate motives. It’d better be something really good and innovative.

19 Responses

  1. Jing says:

    I thought Saji x Louise scene was done well

  2. Kiri says:

    What I really couldn’t stand was that Saji and Louise’s big meet-up basically consisted of 85% namecalling, 10% staring at each other, and 5% actually trying to talk about things.

    Hallelujah’s three-second appearance was amazingly disappointing, ughhhhhh. I do hope that Soma gets off her revenge-horse though; that particular motive has been used way too many times in this series already, and I really can’t care about it anymore.

    I agree that the Innovators are pretty flat. Not knowing any of their motivations kind of pushes them towards that though. Lui Ming getting killed was also pretty lame considering she hasn’t done shit all season; the same could pretty much be said of Nena and Graham. They’re just there. (And whatever happened to Ali while we’re at it? Do I care anymore?)

    Sigh. The sad part is that even with all the relationship emo filler the last few episodes have been concentrating on, there still hasn’t been anything substantial since they’re bouncing back and forth between three or four couples. :\

  3. kuro says:

    omg i didn’t like this ep alot.
    Cmon sunrise show us something different killing main characters isn’t new anymore…
    And yea Saiji x Lousie wasn’t remarkable at all. When studio suxz in romances that’s what u get.

  4. Mackreki says:

    Not that i really have a preference , but i think your guess about how it is going to end is right .

    This Gundam certainly resembles Zeta more than Wing . Wing was the Heero show . Sure there were other characters , but he was by far the main focus . 00 and Zeta are more of ensemble Gundams . Setsuna is the main character , but he doesn’t get the majority of the screen time , similar to Kamille of Zeta .

  5. TJ says:

    The Saji x Louise scene was boring. I’m hoping that Wang is still alive. It’s not that I don’t want her to die, but she should die after she hands Veda’s location to CB.

  6. GGear0323 says:

    this wasnt a bad episode. the Saji x Louise scene wasnt boring, but it went on longer than it had to. all it really did was reinforce the notion that Louise cant kill Saji, and that Saji has the determination to bring her back at all costs (ie, he is growing a backbone). as for Wang, yeah i doubt she is dead, more than likely she delivers the note before she dies, whenever you see someone jump on top of someone to shield them, that usually means there is more to be shown. and yeah, i doubt we will be getting a political ending, just a quick epilogue maybe, i dont hate where the show is going, but i would have hoped for something different.

  7. Zetatrain says:

    I actually thought that the whole Saji x Louise was handled well, and as far as emo goes this episode keeps it to a bare minimum especially compared to the episode where Saji and Louise met after the 00 went trans-am. As far as the ending goes I say that it will be more of a non-political ending unless the show starts to explore Aeolia’s original plan and what was intended from the beginning. Overall I still think the series is on the right track, but I hope that they’ll focus a bit more on the main plot in the remaining episodes to come.

  8. im says:

    I thought this episode was pretty good actually and deserves more credit then you gave it. Just because you don’t like Saji and Louise and the episode focused partly on them means the episode was bad. I thought the scenes were nicely done even though I don’t like them. We will most likely get the back story on the Innovators next episode when they interrogate Revive. I’m pretty sure Celestial Being will end up finding Veda one way or another. I wonder if Lyle is going to be able to kill Anew in the next episode.

  9. ryvrdrgn14 says:

    You can only hope and pray that they are reading the fan forums in Japan and the people posting ‘bloody murder’ there get their attention so we have a better-than-usual Gundam ending. ^_^;

  10. c160 says:

    I agree that the Saji x Louise scene was done well but the Saji scene after that was plain annoying..But the Nena scene wasn’t “emo” at all,it was more maniac like.And about the Innovator,I think that everybody except Regene have the same motive.They weren’t suppose to have individual motives,they’re just Ribbons’ underlings..

  11. windy says:

    I rather like emotional ending, don’t like very much political ones and I thing it was time to let aside the big political conflict and rather center on the characters, to make it interesting political conflicts are not enough, there a need to conciliate the two of them ( like in Code geass)! They succeded in doing so in this second season!

  12. ender650 says:

    I actually thought the episode was pretty good. The ending was one of the most surprising things to happen so far in the series and I thought Louise Saji’s scene was done well. Im very hopeful that the last part of the series will end well.

  13. ryvrdrgn14 says:

    It wasn’t all that bad, but perhaps I do understand the episode previous probably built up expectations to ‘something bigger’ that will move the plot one way or another.

    The ‘stalemate’ result of this episode might have disappointed those who expected more due to the previous episode.

    I’m guessing it was an ‘oops not yet’ episode more than anything, but it does make me look forward to more action now that the Arios couple is back to ‘super soldier mode’

  14. Shippoyasha says:

    I thought they were trying too hard to emulate Zeta Gundam, which they shouldn’t have, since Zeta Gundam is pure garbage.

  15. ryvrdrgn14 says:

    So I should be thankful that I didn’t watch ZGundam I guess o_o

  16. windy says:

    I pretty liked this episode , well I tried to watch some other Gundam series, they looked awfully bad to me, this is the best Gundam series I’ve seen so far!!! That’s why I don’t understand the complaints it has.

  17. psgels says:

    Windy: that’s indeed the problem I had with this episode: it reminded me too much of the worst parts of Zeta Gundam, which really ruined that series for me. But yeah, it’s the kind of direction that people are going to have all kinds of different opinions of. Mine just happens to be negative.

  18. chris says:

    anyone know when the other episodes are coming out or has a link to them…

  19. Runekilla says:

    Wang Liu Mei finally gets what she deserves

Leave a Reply

Shoutbox

Name:
Email:
For:  
Mail will not be published
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 06:30 AM)
    Public Service Announcement: Ray Donovan is a great series, proceed to watch as soon as possible. //end of transmission
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 05:40 AM)
    *if
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 05:32 AM)
    Of any of you are still fans of the monogatari series 5 episodes of hanamonogatari have been released there.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 04:38 AM)
    @K-Off It’s all good dude. I just suddenly felt the need to e-mail you because I actually heard back from psgels yesterday and had been meaning to e-mail you about it. Sorry it took so long for me to get you into the loop on that. Please respond at your leisure.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 04:37 AM)
    I’ve become retroactively more critical of the kyoani series I actually do care for somewhat.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 04:36 AM)
    @ninja Sorry for the short response, I have the world’s biggest headache right now.
    @Anon yeah, I don’t have a problem with that.
  • Anon
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 04:27 AM)
    Still going to ban the fuck out of the trolls though.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 04:19 AM)
    @K-Off Just sent you an e-mail.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 04:16 AM)
    Family visit aborted.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 04:15 AM)
    @ninja Yeah, okay.
    @K-On I have long since given up on KyoAni, so fuck you.

1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · »

Featured Posts

Clipboard03

Mushishi – 07

Now this was such a beautiful episode. We often see Mushi portrayed as parasites. In fact, they are pretty much based on the insects and viruses of their world. There probably are enough real viruses and insects living in the Mushishi world, but they just aren’t the focus of the series. Anyway, what they did […]

Clipboard04

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Stardust Crusaders – 06 & 07

This is where this arc gets weird. We’re still in adventure modus, however in these two episodes Jotaro not only meets some of the most bizarre Stand users, it’s also done in the most camp way possible. You can see a clear difference with the first two seasons of Jojo: there it was all about […]

Clipboard01

Ping Pong – 05 & 06

Episodes 05 and 06 are dedicated to character-development. It’s here where Ping Pong shows that it also knows its stuff in terms of storytelling; the develoment doesn’t start too early or too late, and these two episodes really added depth to all of the different characters, despite that there were no big matches. I’m currently […]

Clipboard01

Mushishi – 03 – 06

I have not forgotten about this show. Not at all. I just finished marathoning these four episodes, and holy cheeseballs on a stick! this is the best anime in years! This was everything I could have hoped for and blows just about everything else out of the water. Talk about raw, powerful storytelling. I now […]

Clipboard03

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – 03 – 05

Jojo really is not kind to its females. Every time a hint is even dropped to a girl kicking ass here, it comes with this weird plot-twist that undermines any fighting potential of them. In this arc, it’s the rule that says that your stand will kill you if youaren’t strong enough. And so, Joseph’s […]

Clipboard01

Ping Pong – 03 & 04

The opening of Ping Pong wasn’t done in time, so the first two episodes showed a sortof montage as a placeholder. Now we know why, with episode 03 and 04. The creators actually got the single best animator currently in the business to oversee it: Shinya Ohira. This guy understands animation like no other. The […]

Clipboard07

Ping Pong – 02

Yes, I know that more people here were involved in making this series beyond Masaaki Yuasa. It’s written by the creator of Tekkon Kinkreet, Taiyo Mashimoto. That guy is awesome. And the combination between those two makes this series even better. Because here’s the thing: anime is significantly different from manga or light novels. Beyond […]

Clipboard02

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Stardust Crusaders – 02

We can never quite get rid of magic fights at a school, now can we, Jojo. Ah well, I forgive it this time, just due to how hilarious it looks seeing these ridiculously bulky men walk around pretending to be high school students. It’s just so over the top, and yet Jojo sets itself apart […]

Clipboard01

Mushishi Season 2 – 02

Oh yes. This is it. This is what storytelling should be about: telling real stories about real people, all with their own problems that need to be overcome. And this show does that time and time again in just one episode. I still can’t believe how authentic this series is. The thing is, when I […]

Latest Reviews

Clipboard03

Kick Heart

Okay, so I didn’t want to exit 2013 without having seen Masaaki Yuasa’s Kick Heart. It’s only twelve minutes anyway, and I consider him to be one of the best anime directors out there. The story here is pretty silly and mostly serves as a backdrop, so I mostly want to talk about the nature […]

Clipboard01

Kyousogiga Review – 90/100

Everyone’s taste is different, and that’s a wonderful thing because that allows us to have so many different forms of media that all aim toward their own niche. My blog is obviously written from the perspective of my own taste, and even when a show doesn’t cater to it (which is nearly always), I love […]

Clipboard04

Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Lovecome o Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru Review – 80/100

Noucome! You do not want to know how long I have been waiting for a series like this. More than half a decade, at the very least. Finally a series comes along and puts the incredibly overused harem genre in its place. And it actually does it well. Thank you! So to elaborate: the harem […]

Clipboard01

Pokemon: The Origin Review – 75/100

Normally I try to avoid spoilers with these reviews, but screw it, it’s Pokemon. Pokemon The Origin is a bomb of nostalgia. If you haven’t played Pokemon Red, Blue or Green, then you will not enjoy this one slight bit. This really is made as pure undilluted fanservice for the fans of the first games. […]

Clipboard08

Tamayura – More Aggressive Review – 75/100

I’m not going to dedicate a post for my impression for the final three episodes of this series. It was just too boring to write much about. I guess that that gives a pretty accurate indication of what I think about this series. Right at the start of Tamayura’s second season, I asked one question: […]

Clipboard04

Silver Spoon Review – 86/100

When Noitamina started airing two series per season, it was amazing. It’s a timeslot that on average tends to be aimed at a much older audience than usual, and having two series with the same mentality definitely helped to bring more diversity to anime overall. Unfortunately it’s a schedule that could not be kept up […]

Clipboard07

Yondemasuyo, Azazel-San Z Review – 82,5/100

Reviewing a comedy sequel usually is quite simple: in most cases it just drops the bomb and runs out of inspiration, and in rare cases it actually manages to stay hilarious. The tricky thing with these kinds of series is that you need to remain funny, and you need to have the inspiration for that. […]

Clipboard05

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Review – 81/100

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet tells the storyline of a planet that is completely submerged, with only giant ships residing on the surface, while one of those ships gets visited by this guy and his AI-mecha from this very technologically advanced civilization. Yes, this show is about world building. What this show managed to do […]

Clipboard01

Yahari Ore no Seishun no Love Come wa Machigatteiru Review – 82,5/100

I like surprises, like when a series comes that just turns out to be good against my expectations. Yahari Blahblah from the outside had all the signs to turn into yet another one of those high school comedies: snarky male lead, pointlessly long title that fails at being witty, various other cliched side-characters. And they […]