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Following the worldwide terror acts, the terrorists have sent out a message demanding the complete disarmament and cessation of armed intervention by Celestial Being. They affirm that what they do isn’t evil and that they are the voice of the people and the apostles of justice rising against those who would oppress the world with military force. Lockon is particularly frustrated with all this and still harbors memories of a terrorist act from his own childhood that resulted in many deaths. All four pilots plus Ian meet with Sumeragi, Christina, and Felt onboard a boat, with the girls in swimsuits, waiting to hear from Wang Liu Mei’s agent. Wang Liu Mei meanwhile returns home and immediately gets to work with Hong Long monitoring the situation across the world. All of the major powers have been struck with acts of terrorism, and she thinks that there must be terrorist-supporting states at work here. Shortly thereafter, Sumeragi briefs the pilots on how the terrorists have multiple bases of activity, so the Gundams are being sent to certain places to wait for orders to attack before the terrorists move their bases.

Up in the Human Reform League’s Low Orbit Station, Sergei is getting a casualty report of the recent terrorist attack. Soma had thought that this didn’t have to do with them, but Sergei realizes that since the root cause of these attacks is Celestial Being, they could get involved. Marina meanwhile is in a hotel in the AEU’s Scotland and blames Celestial Being for the postponement of her meeting with the English foreign minister. Shirin reports to her that there was an incident in the Parliament the other day where the conservatives and the reformists started fighting. She thinks that it’s just a matter of time before this turns into a clash between the people, so this is probably Marina’s first and last trip. Over in Japan, Saji is on the phone checking up on Louise and learns that her mother wants her to return to Spain. He thinks that one trip back will make her mother feel better, but Louise knows that her mother was against the study abroad and thinks she’ll be kept there if she returns. Saji’s sister then comes home, exhausted from all the work she had to do because of the terrorist attacks, each country’s leaders’ official statements regarding them, and the demonstrations that followed against Celestial Being.

Saji comments to her on how he had thought of all this as someone else’s problem because they weren’t fighting here in Japan. It wasn’t until he was personally involved with the bus explosion that he realized he didn’t understand or know anything. His sister feels the same way because she had to cover the family of a victim, and these families blame Celestial Being. Saji feels that what Celestial Being is trying to do is unreasonable, and to his surprise, his sister suggests that the people in Celestial Being feel the same way. She suspects that there’s something behind their goal of eradicating war – a true objective that they want to accomplish. Saji then wonders what their father would think if he were alive, and his sister thinks that he’d be saddened like Saji. By now, the Gundams have arrived at various points around the world: the Virtue in some mountains in Australia, the Kyrios in a desert in the Human Reform League, the Dynames in a jungle in Union’s South America, and the Exia in Scotland. Sitting in his cockpit, Setsuna remembers a scene from his past where he tried to stop another boy from heading out to carry out his duty for God. The other boy had questioned if Setsuna was afraid of dying and called it a blasphemous act. Ali Al Sarshes had used this death to teach them about God inviting the soul of a person who lived and died for Him, but Setsuna now believes that there is no God.

Setsuna then gets a report of a terrorist act and heads out into the city on a motorbike. Apparently someone suspicious was seen leaving the site of the explosion in a brown-colored coupe, and Setsuna is tasked with going after this person. He quickly spots the car, pulls alongside, and tries to shoot it with his pistol, but the car does a sudden 180-degree turn and gets away from him. Unfortunately for Setsuna, he gets caught with his gun out by a local police officer before he can continue the pursuit. Right as the officer is demanding to see some ID however, a black car pulls up and a man in a suit comes out to claim that Setsuna is one of their companions. This turns out to be the same black car carrying Marina who was in the process of being moved to a different hotel and had seen what was going on. She thinks Setsuna is a fellow countryman, but in talking to him, she finds out that he’s actually from the Kurdis Republic. This catches her a little off guard, however she still introduces herself, and Setsuna replies with a fake name. When she asks if he’s sightseeing, he doesn’t answer and starts to walk away, but Marina still wants to talk more.

Marina proceeds to tell him all about her diplomacy efforts, including how Azadistan is split between the reformists and the conservatives. She feels that if she doesn’t stop both sides, then Celestial Being – which she considers to be a group of fanatics – will come. Although Marina understands that war isn’t good, she also knows that there are people on the receiving end of the armed intervention who die, and there are countries whose economies decline. She questions if the people of Celestial Being think of themselves as God, but Setsuna simply points out that people die when wars happen. Marina then tries to argue that the method of intervention is too one-sided without seeking a peaceful resolution, however Setsuna notes that more people would die while talks are held. He reinforces his point by citing how Azadistan destroyed the Kurdis Republic and how a lot of people died before a peaceful resolution could be reached. This causes Marina to realize that Setsuna might have fought in that war despite his young age, and when she tries to get him to confirm it, he reveals that he’s still fighting. Marina now becomes fearful that he’s going to kill her, but Setsuna believes that killing her wouldn’t change anything. Since she’s still addressing him by his fake name, Setsuna informs her of his Setsuna codename and explains that he’s a Gundam Meister for Celestial Being. Before walking back to his motorbike, he also warns her that if the strife continues, they come to Azadistan sooner or later.

Back at Wang Liu Mei’s place, Hong Long reports that they’ve traced the international terrorist network to an organization called La Idenda, but all of the group’s primary bases have already been vacated. Fortunately, it seems that information from various intelligence agencies such as the NRO, the DND, and the DGSE have made it onto the network. In particular, the AEU Intelligence Agency’s head did this because he felt it’s not easy for them to go after a terror cell in a different country. He recognizes that Celestial Being can, and so he let the information out this time because they had mutual interests. Knowing now that La Idenda has three bases of activity, the Gundams are split up to go to each location. The Virtue blows up the base on the Human Reform League’s Marshall Islands, the Dynames takes care of the one in Union’s South America, and the Exia destroys a tanker in the middle of the ocean. However, the Exia unexpectedly gets pulled underwater by an old mobile armor. Setsuna manages to free the Exia before the mobile armor fires off a volley of missiles at point-blank range, and though the missiles still hit the Exia, it survives and slices apart the mobile armor.

Marina meanwhile is onboard an airplane ignoring one of Shirin’s reports and thinking about what Setsuna said instead. Right as she’s wondering if he was telling the truth, she sees a Gundam flying alongside the plane. Though it’s only there for a brief moment, it’s enough to make an impression on her.


Despite the Marina and Setsuna focus this week, they’re developing a lot of different story angles, including Lockon’s past, Setsuna’s past, and Saji’s sister’s suspicion that Celestial Being has some hidden objective. I’ve criticized the series in the past for jumping around too much, and even though it still is, the story is beginning to feel a lot more coherent since nearly every scene this episode was related to the terrorism in some shape or form. Maybe I’m just finally getting used to this style of storytelling.

As for Setsuna, I see that he didn’t learn much from last time, seeing as how he so easily revealed his true identity to Marina. I still remain unconvinced that a pilot/princess relationship will happen here, but it isn’t out of the question, especially since Setsuna and the Exia made such an impression with the flyby on Marina’s airplane at the end of the episode. I tend to think of Wang Liu Mei as more of the princess character, but that might just be because she’s shown that she has a good dose of pink in her life (just like a certain other girl). Anyway, we probably won’t be going back to Marina and Setsuna again for a couple of episodes unless they really want to show how huge an impression he made on her. Next week looks to have Sergei and the Human Reform League going up against Celestial Being, and the shot of the Felt crying in the preview made me think Haro broke or something since she seems to have such an attachment to it.

November 24, 2007 at 9:57 am
  • November 24, 2007 at 10:01 amRenegade334

    First in? Whoa. Looks like a fun episode…and to top it off, it ends with ANOTHER cliffhanger…o_o

  • November 24, 2007 at 10:01 amJoeDX

    Looks awesome!!

  • November 24, 2007 at 10:02 amee

        ノノ ノ`ヘル
        ノ ル´_ゝ`)  < 分かってる…分かってるのよ、マイスターを危機に晒すなんて馬鹿らしいって
       ノ/   \      でも刹那は幼い頃から戦場を潜り抜けてきたセイエイ。テロリストなんてあっという間に―― 
       .ソ/    / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄/ 
      __(__ニつ/ ヴェーダ /___
          \/       / 


        ノノ ノ`ヘル
        ノ ( ゚д゚ )   …
       ノ/   \       
       .ソ/    / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄/ 
      __(__ニつ/ ヴェーダ /___
          \/       / 

  • November 24, 2007 at 10:03 amff


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  • November 24, 2007 at 10:07 am山鹿


  • November 24, 2007 at 10:08 am天才


  • November 24, 2007 at 10:08 amBlack cat

    Eng plz >__>!!!!!

  • November 24, 2007 at 10:09 amswy

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       `Z;i   〈.,_..,.      ノ;;;;;;;;>  俺にもありました
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  • November 24, 2007 at 10:10 amヴァーチェ


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  • November 24, 2007 at 10:10 amdward

    So the guy finally meets the girl….or is it the other way round? And am I seeing things? I must be pretty tired to be seeing some jap comments….

  • November 24, 2007 at 10:11 amft

      /::::::::::::::::::::::::ヽ       |   機動戦士ガンダム00は
      |::::   ━ ━ |      |     ・SEEDよりは話が破綻しない
      |::  -・=, -・=      |    ・SEEDよりはキャラクターが支離滅裂な言動をしない
     (6::::  ⌒ ) ・・)’ ヽ    .<    . ・SEEDよりはエキセントリックじゃない
      |::::::::::::::::イ三):::::|      |    . ・SEEDよりは大ブームにはならない
       ヽ、:::::::、::::::::,::ノ      |  .   ・SEEDよりは最終回見て「俺なんでこのアニメ見てたんだろうorz」とはならない

  • November 24, 2007 at 10:12 am刹那


  • November 24, 2007 at 10:13 amロックオン


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  • November 24, 2007 at 10:16 am山鹿


  • November 24, 2007 at 10:17 amマリナ









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  • November 24, 2007 at 10:19 amCaraniel

    Oh dear god the pinkness! That reminds me of Releena’s Pink Limo in Gundam Wing……at least it isnt gold a’la Dorothy :S

  • November 24, 2007 at 10:19 ambearzerger

    Props for Sunrise for writing such an awful first meeting between Setsuna and Marina. Many others couldn’t write as badly no matter how hard they tried and Sunrise makes it seem so effortless.

    I think Tieria would have shot Setsuna three times over in this episode if he had been nearby.

    I wonder though CB is swimming in the dough and yet they can’t afford to give their agents something better than a cheap soft-air or whatever that toy is which Setsuna has.

  • November 24, 2007 at 10:20 amsetsuke

    Woah Omni your blog even reach to japanese people to comment but they just seem like making they’re comment like they’re in 4chan

  • November 24, 2007 at 10:21 amsetsuke

    Ehh why you bother deleting those japanese comment?

  • November 24, 2007 at 10:35 amtacD

    Cause everything in here is written in english, so lets keep it that way!

  • November 24, 2007 at 10:49 amren

    marina looks too old for him. a relationship between the two fo them would be gross.

    Fanservice, fanservice, fanservice. But really gundam, can you forget the fanboys and just tell the damn story? I think they’ll survive.

  • November 24, 2007 at 11:00 amLiz

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Finally… >_

  • November 24, 2007 at 11:09 amkiro

    Felt is my new favorite. Come on, Her name is FELT.

    (Fully aware she’s supposed to be age 14)

  • November 24, 2007 at 11:21 amYukiruchan

    Yeah, Finally!! ^_~

    I find it weird that Marina saw Setsuna even though he was speeding by her car, in the opposite direction, and was particularly interested in him enough to come back to save him AND invite him for a personal talk in the park.

    Looks like now we have one confusing and both really confused pair.

    I don’t get the point for the extra fanservice either, esp. for Sumeragi-san.

  • November 24, 2007 at 11:24 amLiz

    *tear* After 25 episodes, this series is going to take a break, and then it’ll be back in October 2008 for Season 2.

  • November 24, 2007 at 11:26 amChiu^2

    Looks like they had only pink paper on hand in the art store.

  • November 24, 2007 at 11:37 amYukiruchan

    I guess it’s all planned out with Code geass 2nd season in between,
    which is probably what I would do if I were Sunrise.
    I’m pretty sure this will end with another massive cliffhanger too.

  • November 24, 2007 at 12:07 pmSeedStriker

    Chris and Felt get the FTW! award of the week. Sumeragi-san and China-tan always with the thumbs up.
    But aside that, this ep felt A LOT like FMP!, especially the Exia with its camouflage. SetsunaxMarina = HeeroxRelena. That and the fact that the Exia can use its beam sabers under water means omnious shadows of W.

  • November 24, 2007 at 12:14 pmOri

    I am kind of glad Marina was the one to save Setsuna (in a sense) instead of the other way around (cause that would be too out of character).

    Also, I don’t think Setsuna even considered what Tiera said to him las episode. T_T

  • November 24, 2007 at 12:44 pmPS

    Man….unintentional comedy ftw

  • November 24, 2007 at 12:50 pmLiz

    Yeah, I was thinking about that (Relation w/ Codge Geass) too…

  • November 24, 2007 at 1:00 pmLiz

    Code Geass* lol.

  • November 24, 2007 at 1:03 pmfinalnight

    Last two screenshots looked like Heero meeting Relena.

  • November 24, 2007 at 1:05 pmflarezard

    You underestimated bulletproof mirror too much… Setsuna-kun…

    Thank God Marina-sama save you… (although you do not believe in God… Nee)

    Anyway, Halo is too cute in this chapter!!!!

  • November 24, 2007 at 2:21 pmHei

    finally setsuna gets dialogs!!

  • November 24, 2007 at 3:21 pmmango

    i think setsuna and marina have more of a sister/brother relationship.

  • November 24, 2007 at 3:51 pmThe kai

    heero x relena 2.0, except marina 8 yearts older

  • November 24, 2007 at 4:48 pmSuPabAbaWliN

    TIs is da shitzaur!!!@@!

  • November 24, 2007 at 5:05 pmAbe

    >>He reinforces his point by citing how Azadistan destroyed the Kurdis Republic

    So that means that the Anf mobile suits that were seen in episode 1 were part of an Azadistan invasion?

  • November 24, 2007 at 5:54 pmRikuu

    for some reason the last scenes just reminded me of G-Wing at the School-ball the 1xR scene bleh… I just hope princess prin prin dies… (thing that is unlikely to happen but…)

  • November 24, 2007 at 6:04 pmKenta


    this just generate a new idea for a form of censorship, just cover them with marine life. xD

  • November 24, 2007 at 9:27 pmTTT

    The terrorists are using RPG-7, an ancient weapon from 200 years ago XD

  • November 24, 2007 at 9:42 pmAsPHERE

    Stupid Setsuna to tell his secret identity to Marina, but maybe because that her country destroyed his country in the past. This is like the beginning of Hero and Relena that at first Hero want to kill Relena but cannot by something inside his heart.

  • November 24, 2007 at 9:43 pmJulius

    lol, gundam00 posts are at least 3 times longer in detail than any other series. is this your favorite this season omni?

  • November 24, 2007 at 10:28 pmMakall

    He likes mecha anime apparently.

    And besides that, this show has more depth than… I don’t know, Romance Drama X and Y?

    How much of a summary can you write about a guy accidentally falling on top of a girl or the girl’s tragic past and needs some loving?

  • November 25, 2007 at 12:13 amMasterX25

    They are finally developing the relationship between the Setsuna and Marina, I’ll be intrested in what happens with them.

  • November 25, 2007 at 4:23 amgolthin

    Setsuna is a brat and a moron, really what was that computer thinking when it selected him to be a pilot! ALL these gundam pilots have very deep issues!

  • November 25, 2007 at 5:44 amRavenlord

    Hey, Freud would LOVE to talk to all of the Gundam show pilots. Outmost majority of them had tragic experiences which made them half a whacko. Makes you think there isn’t a lot of guys still sane in a Gundam world ;)

  • November 25, 2007 at 7:52 amJulius

    well makall, in all fairness if you want to dumb down a romance you can do the same for gundams: guy with loner attitude and superhuman skill somehow gets a gundam, has inner struggles then proves he beat his own mind by beating the other empire’s best pilot. Oh and save for gundam 08th ms team, all gundams are indestructible to fire from any low ranking troops.

  • November 25, 2007 at 9:30 pmTerror.and.Love

    -Well looks like folks are going paring crazy. I think it is too early to tell how things will work out. People built up false expectations with Sopranos ending and a lot of people were disappointed. Though I agree there will be a relationship between Setsuna and Mar, or more likely Marina and the Meisters. Which brings me to my second point.

    -It seems all over the net people assume Setsuna is the “Main” character, and oddly it seems that they want him to be. I don’t understand it myself. So far the show has been rather broad in its focus. Indeed towards the beginning it seemed like the direction of the show was that the GM’s were the force acting on the faux Main characters. That seems to be changing now though. Oh well.

    So far so good though.

  • November 26, 2007 at 2:36 amEh

    Julius, you’re crazy. Setsuna has been shown to be a mediocre pilot over and over again.

  • November 26, 2007 at 2:38 amFalconX0101

    Why did Setsuna give away his identity so easily? It’s a big security risk if people can link him to Celestial Being.

  • November 26, 2007 at 4:23 amfeez

    is Setsuna some kind of idiot or something for releasing his name so easily? lol

  • November 26, 2007 at 5:06 amGuy

    Well, even if its a security risk for him.. Um, cant hide forever as they say. Anyways, I’m sure theres a good reason behind the act of breaking his cover.

  • November 26, 2007 at 5:06 amSora no Kaze

    What the crap! I think it would have been better for Setsuna to meet Marina for another episode or 2 before revealing his name and occupation. Unless thinking back about the Kurdish war makes him say things on impulse. Hmm, kinda like Shinn -_-.

  • November 26, 2007 at 1:06 pmSyaoran Li

    I guess Marina will do something to change Setsuna’s way to see the world…

  • November 26, 2007 at 2:51 pmKazeKage


  • November 26, 2007 at 4:40 pmJubei Himura

    Well this was expected… you just knew that once they left the CE time line they would return to one of the worst gundam series of all time (I should say the worst, but G-saviour would take that title, I guess we can give Wing the worst Anime G series). Hey at least we should be glad that it isn’t a total sausage fest this time. I mean Sumeragi and the girls are there to at least give us some interest.

  • November 26, 2007 at 4:50 pmJay

    get your own board Japs.

    rudest people evar.

  • November 26, 2007 at 6:23 pmRenz the Retard

    Yeah Kaze, you and your friends are bisexual which makes me gay.


  • November 27, 2007 at 4:00 amLOL

    “ore wa gundam da?”
    dont undrstand a turd joo japanese r saying. Use ENGLISH!. EIGO!

  • November 27, 2007 at 4:11 amOl

    Can this show get any dumber? Well it was targeted at young teenagers anyway.

  • November 27, 2007 at 10:45 amFutami

    zOMG must learn to read japanese.. ^_^

  • November 27, 2007 at 4:21 pmMaximilian

    For me, GS Destiny holds the worst gundam series title… Gah, I remembered it again.

  • November 27, 2007 at 7:47 pmOl

    GS Destiny was still popular in Japan. It is what it is. The show wasn’t meant for an older audience.

  • November 27, 2007 at 8:41 pmFalconX0101

    Even if the story isn’t that great, I’d probably still watch it because it’s gundam. Plus it has higher quality animation than before.

  • November 27, 2007 at 9:17 pmOl

  • November 28, 2007 at 3:38 amAnonymous


    “Yeah Kaze, you and your friends are bisexual which makes me gay.”


    gb2/y/ you homos.

    Marina might become a Reelena Peacecraft clone.

  • November 28, 2007 at 9:32 amkl

    @Jubei Himura

    Well, the worst would be GSD. Started with a copy (GS) of a copy (MSG). 1st 10 episodes were not bad, but totally crashed after that. And got worse every episode.

    At least this has space for improvement. At the very worst, it wouldn’t fall below the trash that GSD was. XD

  • November 28, 2007 at 12:45 pmjubeihimura

    I would have to disagree on that, sure GSD had it’s bad moment with having Shin as the main guy for the first 30 eps but GSD had at least good fight scenes thanks to Kira and Athrun. it was already known it would follow somewhat the Zeta/ZZ in terms story. But didn’t happen to be so except for Shin’s story for a few episode… god given how they messed that up you would think Tomino deserves an Oscar for making Kamille one of the most huper angsty dude out there but still ended up being super cool in the end.

    As for Wing… we had 5 pretty much gay pilots, with the lead being a robot who’s only words tended to be “Relena I will kill you!”. The story didn’t even get interesting till Zech decided to become the main super bad guy with the wish to destory earth. It’s very hard to like a series were the bad guy ended up being the only interesting guy. I mean amongst the five I think only Duo had a character development from the beginning that you could appreciate. Even god damn Treize, was better in character then him, that just shows you how well their character development was worked on during the series.

  • November 28, 2007 at 5:38 pmedgie

    Guhh.. need to go back to the UC universe. G-Gundam was the only non UC series I really liked, just because it was so campy, over the top, and it never took itself seriously.

  • November 30, 2007 at 11:10 amWing is Back!

    LOL Gundam 00 is trying to surpass even Gundam Wing in crappiness!

    Beware Wing! Someone is trying to steal the title of “Worst Gundam ever” from you! :D

    And what’s the deal with always copying from Wing? It’s not like Wing was any good anyway. So why did they make a revival of the Relena+Heero First-Contact Scene?

    But it’s still good because i can laugh my ass off every episode (ep 08 was hilarious) LOL

  • November 30, 2007 at 10:46 pmOl

    Shit man, totally agree with you on that. My intentions of watching this switched to comedy value.

  • December 5, 2007 at 9:41 pmlex

    Wow.. what a TERRIBLE episode in terms of writing. If I saw another Chinese guy in Europe speeding past me in the opposite direction on a bike, I don’t go back to chase him like a frickin stalker. Setsuna is secret agent of the day. Shoots a bulletproof car, gets off his bike and points out his gun even though the car has sped 1km away already. GJ SUNRISE.

  • December 10, 2007 at 5:18 pmJOEL PEREZ

    mobile suit gundam 00 i like gn-001 gundam exia get body setsuna f. seiei for JOEL PEREZ arika yumemiya love setsuna f. seiei going to gundam 00 and mai hime destiny love light side marina ismail become gundam 00 and mai hime destiny thanks you JOEL setsuna f. seiei you wellcome arika yumemiya and JOEL setsuna f. seiei

  • December 15, 2007 at 11:52 pmPhantom Pilot also known Renz the Retard

    @ Kaze and Renz the Retard

    Both of you should go on your private chat rooms and have gay internet sex without everyone knowning you guys are gay and meant for each other.

    sigh I wish my master will stop being a damn gay retard for once, move out of his parent’s basement because he a Dungeons and Dragons weeaboo, and an shounen-tard who watches anime on television like looser he is instead buy any anime DVD or downloads them because he to cheap and poor.

  • December 16, 2007 at 12:03 amAnonymous

    I feel sorry Phantom Pilot even though your the same troll. But I do agree with you that your master is moron and doesn’t want to move out of his parent’s basement. I’m also guessing he was gay the moment he watch Saiyuki because he is an shouen-tard and all the male characters are homos which were meant for gays and yaoi fangirls which he a homo as well.

  • August 9, 2008 at 12:09 amRandom Guy

    Check out the tits on all the chicks.