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Gundam 00

GG Setsuna.

Fuck you Sunrise, just… fuck you.

Exia faces off Gold, who even has Bits/Fangs (gaaaaaaaay). Lasse dies. Exia manages to pwn Gold, but JENG JENG JENG… THERE’S ANOTHER MOBILE SUIT INSIDE! It kinda looks like some Super Robot show’s robot, with the bat wings and shit (can’t remember which show it’s from, but I remember seeing it quite often).

Cut to Kyrios, Alle and Halle join forces and face off Peiris and Sergei, pwning the shit out of them, until Sergei stops his movements for a while, giving Peiris a chance to pwn him back. Alle/Halle discover that Peiris is someone they know, and Hallelujah takes the fall for Alle, and “dies”.

Cut back to Exia, Setsuna finally engages Trans-Am, pwning the shit out of Alenjandro. His victory is short-lived, as Graham comes in, KS’er Patrick-style, and proceeds to declare his BURNING PASSIONATE LOVE for Exia and Setsuna. Seriously. This ain’t a joke. To cut a long story short, both of them are evenly matched and finally, knock out each other, with Graham consumed by the “shine” and Setsuna left free floating in an open cockpit. He leaves a “will” of sorts to Marina, which is read as he continues freefalling.

Almost forgot about Tieria, but he manages to eject the GN Drive from Nadleeh, to be retrieved, before presumably “going to Lockon’s place”.

Anyways, cut to 4 years later. I’m stealing comments from some other people here, so if you feel offended, please tell me, kay.

  • Saji is now working in space, still hung up on Louise.
  • The world is now unified under the banner of the Earth Sphere Federation (ESF).
  • PATRICK IS STILL FUCKING ALIVE. Oh man, looks like Tieria DID miss the cockpit. Ah well…..
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    Why harlo thar, Patrick!
  • The new generation ESF cannon fodder suits looks like a ripoff from Geass.
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    Looks familiar, no?
  • Nena is now China-tan’s bitch. Her eyes also get reeeeally shiny.
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    Mmm.. Nena-tan x China-tan doujins?
  • Libbonz has his own Bishie Sentai team, comprising of Grey, twins Purple 1 and Purple 2, Brown-Red and Gay-Pink.
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    Bishie Sentai sanjou!
  • GRAHAM IS MASKMAN! WTF?! WTF?! WTF?!
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    Oh. Shit.
  • Ali’s still alive. That asshole.
  • Louise is now Tieria Mk.II’s bitch. Yes, that’s not Tieria. Different voice actress. I *hope* it’s really a female this time.
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    Tieria’s brother? Sister? I hope it’s the latter. Seriously.
  • China-tan now seems to be quite high on the CB hierarchy.
  • New Gundam, Gundam 00 (yes, it’s the unit name) is hinted at.
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    Gundam 00 finally.

My bet’s on Setsuna getting reborn next season as Jesus F. Seiei, (tentative). Other wise, good job, Sunrise. You made WTF at the end of Geass, and you’re doing a fine job with this show too. Now to wait half a year for the next season. Thank god we have Geass R2 in the meantime.

29 Comments

  1. Syaoran Li Said,

    March 30, 2008 @ 2:17 pm

    You forget to say HANNIBAL when refering to Graham.

    Damn it; I felt sad when Marina was reading Setsuna’s letter (a Shigofumi of sorts) and then with that 4 years jump; damn it; where’s Sumeragi, where’s Felt?

    Thank Goddness, we’ve CG R2 next week.

  2. ryvrdrgn14 Said,

    March 30, 2008 @ 2:42 pm

    Well, looks like traditions hold true with regards to the “Gundam-Go-Boom-But-Pilot-Somehow-Manages-To-Survive” forumla, at least for half of the guys we saw die, probably.

    At least the mask is different from before and it’s black! Not white. Gotta give ‘em some points for the effort of changing the ink. ^_^

    Hmm, I hope that Gundam 00 thing isn’t a kick@ss ancient model… that would feel too much like Gundam Turn A where they ‘dig’ old gundams out of the ground… literally.

    Now if they’d just quit holding back and release Exia or Dynames in SD Gundam Capsule Fighter… then again it’s too much to hope for. They still don’t have any Gundam Wing mecha there either. Guess I’ll have to stick to my Shining Gundam for awhile longer. o_o;

  3. Hei Said,

    March 30, 2008 @ 2:55 pm

    They could’ve ended it with Setsuna getting owned you know hey already had to ruin the show by making all the FLAGS kamikaze pilots and crippling all the Gundams so they couldn’t win right? If that wasn’t enough they show us a god damn epilogue of mindless stuff… I’m even more confused now where in the name of Jesus is Sumeragi and Felt? Why is there Knightmares there? Why is Saji so gay? Did Louise turn lesbian? Wtf is wrong with Tieria? what the hell sunrise

  4. sadakups Said,

    March 30, 2008 @ 3:13 pm

    Blame Code Geass for this. If not for Sunrise dicking around with Geass instead of the 30-year-old franchise, then I won’t be complaining about waiting six frickin’ months for the next season.

    Seriously, Sunrise should stop doing split-seasons.

  5. ryvrdrgn14 Said,

    March 30, 2008 @ 5:43 pm

    Well I just finished watching it and it didn’t look as bad as it might’ve sounded. The [x] months wait for the sequel is probably pissing me off more than anything. It was a nice touch at the end with that Gundam sighting in space in time with the theme song. ^_^

    Remember that the summary ending is 4 years later so people would definitely look different. I wonder how Soma’s gonna turn out. o_O;

  6. Myssa Rei Said,

    March 30, 2008 @ 9:34 pm

    Actually I don’t think that they look like the Knightmares at all — in fact, given their weaponry (shot-lancers), they feel like what you’d expect the Crossbones Vanguard to come up with.

  7. Fariz Asuka Said,

    March 30, 2008 @ 11:14 pm

    Yay!! Now everyone is everyone else’s bitch.. Though I hate waiting for half a year for the next season.. Even Gundam Seed don’t have to cut into 2 seasons and spread them so far… Not liking it one bit…

  8. Syaoran Li Said,

    March 30, 2008 @ 11:47 pm

    At least now Setsuna and Marina’s relationship wouldn’t be ilegal.

  9. Runningkid Said,

    March 31, 2008 @ 12:10 am

    haha, can’t have a gundam series without a masked guy!

  10. kiryuu Said,

    March 31, 2008 @ 1:48 am

    Only plus I can think of to splitting the seasons.. the time jump in the series itself isn’t quite so bad that way.. (It was amusing in Terra E to skip forward several years every few episodes, but it tended to get confusing).

  11. le nuage Said,

    March 31, 2008 @ 3:04 am

    Is Saji Gay or does he only have no fetish for one-handed girls ?
    “Hi Louise… it’s been 2 years since i wanted to talk to you, but now I just want to say I’m happy without you.”

    What a jerk… And I hoped he would wear a white mask hunting Neena.

  12. Kaioshin Sama Said,

    March 31, 2008 @ 5:04 am

    @Myssa Rei: Yes Shot Lancers (One of the coolest Gundam weapons ever) equipped on mass produced GN-X’s. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone point out that they look like second generation GN-Xs.

    The whole appearance of the Gundam 00 It kind of reminds me of Zeta where they went half the series before finally introducing the title Mobile Suit. Sunrise loves to tease it’s fans, draw them in and then slap them in face and tell them to wait. I can see why Kurogane is upset. Though by splitting the seasons we now have a lot more prolonged Sunrise mecha goodness right up into next year now that Code Geass is starting up again. Keep in mind that the end of Gundam 00 will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Gundam Franchise. I wonder if they don’t indeed have something planned to tie into that fact.

    By the way, I just love that shot of the new mobile suits with all of the EFF soldiers dwarfed by them. It really gives a sense of the scale of the units and kind of gives an ominous New World Order feel like they are going to be policing the world in short order. We’re probably looking at some sort of rebellion in the second season with some new themes and some of the mysteries of the first season unveiled as we go along.

  13. arigatou Said,

    March 31, 2008 @ 6:54 am

    Some speculations for S2

    Well Tieria seems have a split personality to prevent him from dying (I hope Lockon save him) and it’s a man’s voice *though the VA is a girl* (he is in deep slumber for the time being and letting his counterpart manage everything).
    Ali Al Sarhes is reborned through cloning courtesy of Libbonz’s technology. Damn he is immortal. This is something new.

    Allelujah (he is alone now, and new goals for him.) *New hair style
    Setsuna (he is now using different name seems to have his own group)
    Felt and Sumeragi (seems they have reformed a new group along with Allelujah and Setsuna)

  14. Bob Said,

    March 31, 2008 @ 7:20 am

    oh god I lol’d at Jesus F. Seiei

  15. yanipheonu Said,

    March 31, 2008 @ 8:48 am

    Lol “Jesus F. Seiei”, you know it’s gonna happen. Saji spots GN particles in the future, so wanna bet he finds “Jesus” there?

  16. matt Said,

    March 31, 2008 @ 11:44 am

    they broke alot of traditions, and kepts some.

    i say they tried a new formula with this season, i mean they tried HD, 25 episodes, protagonists dieing, getting pwn, havin serious issues. In a real setting not alternate universe.

    im actually glad they mixed it up a bit cuz almost ever gundam season roughly has the same formula.

  17. manga Said,

    March 31, 2008 @ 2:19 pm

    Somehow I expected this kind of ending.

    But oh well. Hopefully they´ll make a better second season. I´m not that positive about it though…

  18. Syaoran Li Said,

    March 31, 2008 @ 3:19 pm

    First it was Jesus yamato… and now Jesus F Seie….

    Way to go SUNRISE!

  19. Fr3@ky Said,

    March 31, 2008 @ 9:56 pm

    @Kaioshin Sama:

    ESF/EFF = Titans???

    CB = AUEG???

    Hmmm………..

  20. lanie-emon Said,

    April 1, 2008 @ 8:16 am

    Now that is just some weir crap, yo….

  21. Heero Yuy Said,

    April 1, 2008 @ 2:14 pm

    The mech design similarities don’t surprise me seeing as it’s the same team. How do you know that that isn’t Tieria though hooking up with Louise?

    As for Graham, that mask looks really really dumb. it doesn’t even have eye covers like all masked people of all serious gundam series up till now! I’m sorry but his cool factor has dropped alot to me now…. he’s pretty much turning out like Mu La Flaga – both started out cool, but once the second season or sequel series came about they both took a turn for the worse.

  22. DrmChsr0 Said,

    April 1, 2008 @ 5:09 pm

    Kur0: Setsuna gets reborn as Amuro.

    True story.

  23. Slightly Bald Wizard Said,

    April 6, 2008 @ 7:14 am

    Nice to hear that I have an echo. But it needs to be louder.

    F### you, Japanese animu industry. F### you all.

  24. Smash-Fear Said,

    April 6, 2008 @ 8:15 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA! YES! PATRICK CAN NEVER DIE! He’s going to live out everyone in this series, no joke. I’ll bet he’ll be the narrator for the series epilogue, an old man reminiscing to Katie on their death beds.

    That mask is kinda creepy…Seriously, they give Graham a robot face and they can’t keep it from looking like Darth Vader’s head? The old masks were better.

    Jesus F. Seiei :D

    Tieria’s look-alike is female, you can tell by the tone of the scoff.

    What was the rest of CB doing while Alejandra and her bishie back-stabber were making their coup?

  25. Smash-Fear Said,

    April 6, 2008 @ 8:17 pm

    Oh, and, splitting it into 2 seasons is great! That means less “repeat scenes” in the series, where you just get the same sequence used over and over, like in most mecha anime and Gundam Seed. God, that series just went downhill so fast…

    Usually hate time-skips, but I guess this is fine.

  26. Ragna Said,

    May 10, 2008 @ 5:04 am

    Wait…does your post mean you enjoyed Part 1 and its ending, or does it mean you hate it to death D:

  27. liathgirl Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 11:44 am

    OH NOOOOOSSSSS Did they just kill off a majority of the main characters or is it just me? Who’s we got let? Tieria . . . and the crazy chick who killed Louise’s family . . . dang it bring back Lockon and Hallelujah!

  28. dl Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 10:56 pm

    I am pretty sure that none of the main pilots have died in the first season!

    Tieria: I’m certain that ‘he’ was a ‘she’ to begin with… I think one episode, he breaks down and says “watashiiwa” rather than “bokuwa”… Thoughts??

  29. Virilis Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 2:10 pm

    Now, the reason why Tiera has a male’s voice and female appearance is to coincide with Virtue/Nadleeh GN Unit’s appearances.

    According to Wikipedia, Nadleeh is a Navajo language meaning “A male and female soul sharing one body” or something like that.

    Now, Tiera’s gundam units are exactly like that – Virtue clearly has the appearance of a male character, bulky and muscular. When transforming, Nadleeh resides “within” Virtue, clearly having a female appearance.

    So Tiera, like his Gundam, has the characteristics of the nadleeh.

    Which brings up this subject:

    Did anyone notice that all the pilots of the original GN units somehow had a physical/mental/personality resemblance/similarity to their Gundams?

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