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Gundam AGE – 22, 23, 24

「ビッグリング絶対防衛線」 (Biggu Ringu Zettai Bōei Sen)
“Big Ring Absolute Line of Defense”

Bringing Gundam AGE back in a big way with a triple post! A lot has occurred over the last three weeks and I’m especially saddened by episode 24′s conclusion.

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March 26, 2012 at 12:57 am Comments (100)

Gundam AGE – 21

「立ちはだかる幻影」 (Tachihadakaru Gen’ei)
“Haunted by Phantoms”

There’s a Hyperbolic Time Chamber in my Gundam? And it’s made by Bleach’s Kurosaki Ichigo? I hope the universe doesn’t implode on itself from shounen and shounen colliding with mecha shounen.

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March 7, 2012 at 10:01 pm Comments (41)

Gundam AGE – 20

「赤いモビルスーツ」 (Akai Mobiru Suutsu)
“Red Mobile Suit”

In case it wasn’t already apparent from the opening sequence, Zeheart is well on his way now to becoming the Char Aznable of Gundam AGE. His red Zeydra mostly resembles the other Vagan mobile suits, but comes in a red just like Char’s Rick Dias, Sazabi, and most the recent addition that’s graced television screens, “Full Frontal’s” Sinanju.

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March 1, 2012 at 3:56 am Comments (38)

Gundam AGE – 19

「アセムの旅立ち」 (Asemu no Tabidachi)
“Asem’s Journey”

Koshimizu Ami in Gundam is one thing, but I wasn’t expecting a Diva bridge crew with Kawasumi Ayako and Noto Mamiko in addition to Hanazawa Kana. What’s more, there are two more pilots voiced by Yusa Kouji and Sakaguchi Daisuke, the latter of whom is no stranger to Gundam having starred as Uso Ewin in Victory Gundam. What more could a Gundam fan ask for in terms of cast?

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February 21, 2012 at 1:35 am Comments (71)

Gundam AGE – 18

「卒業式の戦闘」 (Sotsugyoushiki no Sentou)
“Graduation Ceremony Battle”

I thought it was kind of weird how the preview showed Zeheart graduating right after transferring to infiltrating Asem’s school. Little did I know, the writers had a one and a half year time skip planned within the first episodes of this second arc — in a series that already has two major ones planned.

Note: I’ve been busy with a new job, so blogging isn’t very high on my priority list at the moment. I contemplated just dropping 3-5 shows, but I’m going to try and make time for all the ones I’m currently covering. I won’t get to Ano Natsu de Matteru until tomorrow though.

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February 15, 2012 at 2:03 am Comments (45)

Gundam AGE – 17

「友情と恋とモビルスーツ」 (Yuujou to Koi to Mobiru Suutsu)
“Friendship, Love, and Mobile Suits”

I thought this show was about Gundams and stopping the Vagans, not stealing future wives away from the Asuno family. Flit had it pretty bad when Yurin was cruelly snatched from him, but Asem doesn’t even get a chance to realize his feelings before Zeheart starts going for ze heart of ze Romary. To that I say, what ze fu–.

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February 7, 2012 at 12:14 am Comments (61)

Gundam AGE – 16

「馬小屋のガンダム」 (Umagoya no Gandamu)
“Gundam in the Stable”

Flit may have been very emotional as a kid, but he sure is an awesome father as an adult. I wish I had someone leave a Gundam in the stable/garage for me when I turned seventeen.

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January 31, 2012 at 2:09 am Comments (112)

Gundam AGE – 15

「その涙、宇宙に落ちて」 (Sono Namida, Uchuu ni Ochite)
“Those Tears Shed in Space”

Flit’s arc comes to a close with this fifteenth episode and does so in a way that makes the series a welcome addition to the Gundam franchise. I admittedly had my doubts about some of the earlier episodes, such as the introduction of the Euba and Zalam factions and whether they’re really going to have any importance to the story, but everything came together surprisingly well in this “final” episode.

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January 22, 2012 at 8:45 pm Comments (79)

Gundam AGE – 14

「悲しみの閃光」 (Kanashimi no Senkou)
“Flash of Sorrow”

For what is easily the best episode of Gundam AGE to date — even trouncing the one from the week before — it saddens me that the only emotionally positive thing I can say is, “I was prepared for the worst.”

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January 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm Comments (87)

Gundam AGE – 13

「宇宙要塞アンバット」 (Uchuu Yousai Anbatto)
“Space Fortress Ambat”

While I’ve always given Gundam AGE the benefit of the doubt, it still manages to surprise me with its flair for the dramatic. The lead-up to this “final battle” at Ambat was extremely well-done on several character fronts, making it seem like anyone could bite the dust, and then the battle itself proved to be all kinds of awesome starting with the Diva’s transformation.

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January 9, 2012 at 5:23 am Comments (54)

Gundam AGE – 12

「反逆者たちの船出」 (Hangyaku-tachi no Funade)
“The Rebels Set Sail”

Leave it up to anime to make goofy characters a lot cooler and more respectable than they originally seem, much like with the chocolate bar-munching Commander Stoller Guavaran here.

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January 2, 2012 at 8:08 pm Comments (51)

Gundam AGE – 11

「ミンスリーの再会」 (Minsurii no Saikai)
“Reunion at Minsry”

If Emily is still in the running to be Flit’s future wife, the prospect doesn’t look good with this “calm before the storm” episode where Flit spends two weeks frolicking around in the woods with Yurin.

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December 19, 2011 at 12:35 am Comments (55)

Gundam AGE – 10

「激戦の日」 (Gekisen no Hi)
“Day of the Fierce Battle”

I’ll be quick to admit that I have a soft spot for prideful stubbornness that someone will take to their grave, but even then, Gundam AGE deserves some praise for getting an emotional response out of me with the deaths of some side characters.

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December 11, 2011 at 11:02 pm Comments (51)

Gundam AGE – 09

「秘密のモビルスーツ」 (Himitsu no Mobiru Suutsu)
“Secret Mobile Suit”

After getting a glimpse of a UE mobile suit at Madorna’s workshop last time, I’m still torn over whether I’d be happier if he actually turned out to be an accomplice.

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December 4, 2011 at 10:25 pm Comments (39)

Gundam AGE – 08

「決死の共同戦線」 (Kesshi no Kyoudou Sensen)
“A United Front Prepared for Death”

I said back in episode one that Gundam AGE feels like it’s brought back the franchise’s “boyish charm” and this week’s episode feels like it’s done that to a certain degree.

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November 27, 2011 at 11:02 pm Comments (58)

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