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Gundam 00

Gandamoo finally shifts in to high gear this week.

Let’s see, Saji gets more heartbreak upcoming with Kinue finally killed by Ali al-Sarshes, or whatever his real name is. Well, she did get warned already.

The main plot development in this episode is the world finally uniting as one, in order to repel the Gundams, especially now that they’ve each been given a fair share of GN Drive-equipped mobile suits. The Trinity are the first to taste this new power, which kinda makes me pity them since I can foresee them dying by the end of the season.

What really surprised me this episode though is Wan Liu-Min’s more sinister side, as she reveals herself to the Trinity, offering them assistance under the guise of her own desire to see the world change. I foresee her becoming at least a semi-final boss, even if it sounds a bit unlikely.

The other major thing to happen is Alexandro Corner being led to the main body of Veda by his green-haired sidekick, whose name is revealed to be Gibbons Almark, who is a Veda interfacer like Tieria and Nena and he seems to have plans of his own as well. Not surprising if he turns out to be the final boss. Either Aeolia Schenberg devised a pretty elaborate scheme or CB’s true ideals are going to be hijacked by someone else, judging from the plot so far.

Oh and Graham Aker is GAR, seriously. He’s offered captain position of the new GN Drive mechas but declines it to fight them with a Flag because of his vow earlier. I really can’t help but respect that. On the hand… his AEU “supposedly” counterpart, Patrick remains a huge running (literally and figuratively) joke.

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8 Comments

  1. Necromas Said,

    February 28, 2008 @ 2:36 am

    Well, I guess it’s inevitable now that Saji will meet up or with Setsuna or at least help him somehow and their mutual need for revenge will combine. Maybe Saji will go psycho and hijack one of the mass produced gundams? But i somehow doubt he has any training or even a will to fight on a real battlefield. Maybe he’ll just be a sob story just to make us hate Ali and the trinity.

    Yah, Graham is definitely GAR, I wonder how the overFlags will hold up against the 7 gundams and 30 mock gundams though, and if he’ll put a GN drive in his or upgrade it again.

    One thing I’ve always liked about the show is how actual piloting skill comes into play, time and time again the real aces have shown up the gundam pilots in raw skill, only for the gundams to skirt by on raw muscle power. Graham is definitely officially a Badass Normal by comparison to the pilots with gundams.

  2. Kabitzin Said,

    February 28, 2008 @ 2:45 am

    I figure they will cheap out by putting some GN drive derivative on his Flag. This is the power of compromise. I look forward to some more Sergei action; as Necromas points out it is fun to watch the good pilots outfly the Gundam pilots while using junky mechs.

  3. Syaoran Li Said,

    February 28, 2008 @ 3:39 am

    Good bye Kinue.

    I liked the way Al Ali Sarshes describe himself, a warmonger who born, live and will die for war. Poor Saiji, her sister is dead, her fiancée has “broke” with him after her accident and now he has nothing left. Maybe he’ll play an important role until next season; surely we’ll have a time lapse between the two seasons.

    Damn it! We need to settle everything between Marina and Setsuna. The preview showed them on a desert (most likely the place where Setsuna and Al Ali Sarshes fought the last time). Stop the bullshit and be clear please.

    Only five episodes left.

  4. Fariz Asuka Said,

    February 28, 2008 @ 8:29 am

    It’s sad to see Saji being left alone by his “girlfriend” Louise and now he doesn’t know that his sister is killed.. Maybe if he does know about it he might go psycho and still one of those fake gundams?

    Anyway, its fun to watch the Trinity Gundams got pwned by the new prototype gundams. Seriously, I now find them utterly useless when fighting the nw Gundams..

  5. Crusader Said,

    February 28, 2008 @ 9:01 am

    I think that Graham is being an ass about this he’s going to have to upgrade his Flag with with GN-X Weapons or and Engine Upgrade like Kabitzin is saying. If he doesn’t then he deserves to be the new Patrick when Exia gets its GN Arms upgrade. I stall can’t like the guy for putting his pride before the cause and his men.

    Patrick is not the AEU’s answer to Graham, Ali is.Patrick has the “luck of the Irish” going for him. I hope Katie is happy with her fool. I am glad that Kinue died or is at least shoved off stage for the moment. Her seiyuu needs to prepare herself to shoulder the mantle of carrying Macross Frontier as Sheryl Nome. Beside stupid people need to be eliminated, she didn’t even pack a gun and got onto a stranger’s car…she didn’t even get candy for her troubles.

    Its about bloody time the rest of the Big Three got to do something other than play cannon fodder for the Gundams.I look forward to seeing Soma, Sergei, Patrick, Aker, and Ali finally being able to shove their boots up some meister’s ass.

  6. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    February 28, 2008 @ 9:13 am

    I kinda hope Graham won’t get an engine upgrade. If he manages to take a Gundam with his current Flag. I think I’ll elevate him to Kamina-level status, providing the battle was an epic one.

    @Crusader: I meant “counterpart” as in their status of “top ace pilot” in their respective armies. Ali al-Sarshes is the batshit insane antagonist.

  7. Avisch Said,

    February 28, 2008 @ 10:02 am

    “Ali al-Sarshes is the batshit insane antagonist.”

    No argument there.

    The AEU doesn’t get any character development. Union and HRL are the primary focus (despite the fact that we’ve been seeing less of the HRL…that also makes me sad).

    And yeah loved Sergei this episode. “You haven’t felt victory”.

    Wang got back to her “people are my chess piece” self. *rolls eyes* sigh…

  8. maikeru Said,

    March 5, 2008 @ 10:20 am

    watch this its realy good http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiO1mVr1Yvk

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