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#21481 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   1179 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2019 - 10:42 PM

Gundam 0080 is one of the best and only 6 episodes. It's a perfect place to jump into the series.

Wing is awesome too. But agree with the above, couldn't stand Iron Blooded Orphans.


I love Wing, more purely for nostalgic reasons than anything else, but everyone tells me it's bad lol. Iron Blooded Orphans was solid, at least the first season, but not top of the list.

I could never get into Destiny or Seed though, the characters kinda turned me off for whatever reason. I started Unicorn since it became available on Netflix, but hate the MC so only halfway done even though I really wanted to like it.

#21482 Gden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3131 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2019 - 12:23 AM

My wife put it perfectly, Iron Blooded Orphans is a bunch of shirtless teenager boys having awkward conversations in mechs



#21483 Dragonsbane   Dr. StrangeCAG CAGiversary!   1575 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Dragonsbane

Posted 24 July 2019 - 12:14 PM

I would also throw out Stardust Memory, as a relatively short but good entry.



#21484 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2737 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Richard Kain

Posted 24 July 2019 - 04:50 PM

Gundam Wing has aged a little, but is still good. The Seed series have aged better when it comes to animation and production values, but worse when it comes to story and characters. Insufferable teenage angst is the name of the game for Seed and Seed Destiny. Teenage angst is a near-constant in most Gundam series, it's a staple of Gundam. But its never been as all-pervasive as it was in Seed. They crank it straight up to 11 in those series, and snap off the dial.

 

Before Seed, the most angsty Gundam was probably ZZ. Then Seed came along and shot right past that record. Now I don't think their achievement in concentrated angst will ever be topped.



#21485 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   4906 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2019 - 07:47 PM

I actually liked IBO quite a bit. It felt completely different from a standard Gundam series, and that's a good thing when the series has been around for as long as it has. A lot of their dialog, interactions, and decisions are rather awkward or strange. But, with IBO, that doesn't seem to be a case of bad writing. When you look at the age, background, experiences, etc of the main cast, it actually makes a lot of sense and increases the consistency and believe-ability of the world and characters. It would be rather bizarre for them to behave in a more refined way. It also really didn't hold back with the body count--some deaths hit really hard. And I love that there was no actual good vs evil. There were people that you sympathized with more than others, but neither side was really the traditional 'bad guy', which was also really refreshing. 

 

All that said, the dub left something to be desired--more so than I would expect for a modern Funi dub. Orga's overacting was really over the top. 



#21486 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40094 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2019 - 08:33 PM

So if I didn't like Wing because the main character was way too edgy, is there another Gundam worth trying or are most of them like that?

#21487 BigManJapan  

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:11 PM

I started Unicorn since it became available on Netflix, but hate the MC so only halfway done even though I really wanted to like it.

I enjoyed Unicorn, but completely agree about the MC. Every other character was interesting but him. 

 

Recently re-watched Gundam 00 and really enjoyed it, especially the first season. 



#21488 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2737 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Richard Kain

Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:24 PM

So if I didn't like Wing because the main character was way too edgy, is there another Gundam worth trying or are most of them like that?

Well, angst and edge are two different things. Angst usually implies a certain degree of whining, and quite a bit of emotional turmoil. Edginess is more about stoic bad-ass characters who get their hands dirty. Edgy characters usually downplay emotional involvement as much as possible.

 

And it is true that Wing's primary protagonist was quite "edgy." But you shouldn't have too much to worry about, as the average Gundam protagonist usually leans much more heavily toward angst as opposed to edge. Given your tastes, you might want to avoid the Gundam 00 series. That series protagonist has a lot in common with Wing's, and definitely trends toward edginess. Seed is probably fine for you, very little edginess in that one, almost entirely angst. And the original Universal Century run should probably be no problem for you either. The edgiest characters in those tend to be the antagonists, not the protagonists. And they usually don't lean on those characters too heavily. G-Gundam might be your thing, as that is a colorful combination of angst and cheesiness, but only pays lip service to edginess.

 

I haven't seen Iron-Blooded Orphans yet, but from what I've heard you might want to give it a pass, as it's level of edge is likely quite high. I would recommend the Build Fighters series though. That one is actually quite light-hearted, and much more focused on positivity and enthusiasm.



#21489 PimpLimp   Pimpin Aint Easy CAGiversary!   1643 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 12:53 AM

I would recommend the Build Fighters series though. That one is actually quite light-hearted, and much more focused on positivity and enthusiasm.

I was just about to come in here and ask if I was the only who has watched Build Fighters. I'd agree with everything you said and then tack on the fact that it's so fan service heavy as well. It's really the perfect series that gives them an excuse to just throw in Gundam from any era, or even a refresh of them. The second season also has a connection to G Gundam that I was pleasantly surprised with.



#21490 nagpo  

Posted 25 July 2019 - 10:29 AM

So if I didn't like Wing because the main character was way too edgy, is there another Gundam worth trying or are most of them like that?

I didn't like Wing either. What I didn't like was the poor story mostly It makes little sense. I liked the artwork but that's it. A really overrated show.

 

I enjoyed Unicorn, but completely agree about the MC. Every other character was interesting but him. 

 

Recently re-watched Gundam 00 and really enjoyed it, especially the first season. 

00 is a really solid show. I  never got around to watching the movie, but since i rebought the series on BD, I'm going to rewatch the series and the movie. From what I've seen (both two seasons) it's great.

 

I was just about to come in here and ask if I was the only who has watched Build Fighters. I'd agree with everything you said and then tack on the fact that it's so fan service heavy as well. It's really the perfect series that gives them an excuse to just throw in Gundam from any era, or even a refresh of them. The second season also has a connection to G Gundam that I was pleasantly surprised with.

I was looking up the different Gundam timelines and seeing which one are "canon". Basically, most of them are canon, because Turn A merges all of them, and then recongusta G takes place 500 years after Turn A. I think one of the series that aren't canon are the Build series. The creators have kind of said so themselves. I'll check it out still.



#21491 Dragonsbane   Dr. StrangeCAG CAGiversary!   1575 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 12:27 PM

SD Gundam Force has zero teen angst...... so it has that going for it.



#21492 roger watersmelon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2879 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 04:59 PM

So if I didn't like Wing because the main character was way too edgy, is there another Gundam worth trying or are most of them like that?

Stardust Memory or War in the Pocket. I think that if you don't like those, and don't like Wing, you'd be hard pressed to find a Gundam series you'd like.

#21493 Dark_Sage   Superior CAGiversary!   3559 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2019 - 08:55 PM

You could always have good taste and watch Build Fighters for the mom.

 

Spoiler


#21494 Dragonsbane   Dr. StrangeCAG CAGiversary!   1575 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 10:16 PM

You could always have good taste and watch Build Fighters for the mom.

 

Spoiler

So you are just in it for her character

Spoiler
?



#21495 Dark_Sage   Superior CAGiversary!   3559 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 01:32 PM

So you are just in it for her character

Spoiler
?

 

You could say I like her for her character traits. Both of them.



#21496 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   1179 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 05:13 PM

So if I didn't like Wing because the main character was way too edgy, is there another Gundam worth trying or are most of them like that?

Won't speak for edginess of MCs, but heard good things about Thunderbolt, really liked Char's Counterattack, and Turn A is solid IMO.



#21497 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11795 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2019 - 07:33 PM

You could always have good taste and watch Build Fighters for the mom.

 

Spoiler

Rink is indeed the best character of Build Fighters.



#21498 Kojiro   Mad Scientist CAGiversary!   358 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2019 - 03:56 AM

Anyone else gotten the K-ON set from sentai? First one had a big spot that wasn't glued down and a bunch of dents and scratches. Second one they sent me is covered in what looks like snot and I literally can't get anything out of it due to it being packed so tight. On top of that, one of the inner cases is ripped. :/



#21499 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   4906 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 July 2019 - 02:50 PM

Won't speak for edginess of MCs, but heard good things about Thunderbolt, really liked Char's Counterattack, and Turn A is solid IMO.

The first Thunderbolt film is brilliant. It's absolutely gorgeous--even more so with the 4k release. The music is fantastic, story is impactful, fights are well done. It's just about the best single piece of media the Gundam series has ever put out. 

 

Anyone else gotten the K-ON set from sentai? First one had a big spot that wasn't glued down and a bunch of dents and scratches. Second one they sent me is covered in what looks like snot and I literally can't get anything out of it due to it being packed so tight. On top of that, one of the inner cases is ripped. :/

That is some truly god awful quality control. Yikes. 



#21500 BigManJapan  

BigManJapan

Posted 29 July 2019 - 08:26 PM

Won't speak for edginess of MCs, but heard good things about Thunderbolt, really liked Char's Counterattack, and Turn A is solid IMO.

Char's Counterattack and Thunderbolt are great. Origin is good too. 

 

I'll take a Gundam series where a character is considered "edgy" over a whiny MC, like in Zeta Gundam. Edgy is a weak term anyway since, like in Wing, there's a reason for the MC to act that way. 



#21501 SPARDA3g   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   228 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 03:13 PM

I hope tomorrow, being the last day of Rightstuf sale, will bring back all previous daily sales, so I can go all out.



#21502 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2651 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 12:05 AM

Anyone else gotten the K-ON set from sentai? First one had a big spot that wasn't glued down and a bunch of dents and scratches. Second one they sent me is covered in what looks like snot and I literally can't get anything out of it due to it being packed so tight. On top of that, one of the inner cases is ripped. :/

That's not been my experience. Have ordered plenty from Sentai (just recently too) and I've never had any issues with them. Great service and fast response.

Hope they resolve that for you.

#21503 Dragonsbane   Dr. StrangeCAG CAGiversary!   1575 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 August 2019 - 04:25 AM

Well RightStuf got me one last time with some Galaxy Express 999 Blu Ray action. I cant say no.



#21504 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4212 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:53 PM

Sentai has pre-order up for Hidamari Sketch Picture Perfect Collection: https://shop.sentaif...lection-blu-ray
Nice price compared to buying them separate (though I got them all for $36 during last bf). Still annoyed they never got the rights to the final two episodes, the graduation arc.

#21505 lockheart47   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   112 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 11:22 PM

Sentai has pre-order up for Hidamari Sketch Picture Perfect Collection: https://shop.sentaif...lection-blu-ray
Nice price compared to buying them separate (though I got them all for $36 during last bf). Still annoyed they never got the rights to the final two episodes, the graduation arc.

Better than Having the rights to it and never adding a way to buy it like the extra Episode of Majestic Prince and the movie. ( i actually can't remember if they have the movie licensed but they have the 25th episode but only 24 on the blu rays) hoping for a Movie + 1 ova combo blu ray but the movie is a couple years old now and no sign of anything.



#21506 TidalDreams   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   228 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:06 AM

So if I didn't like Wing because the main character was way too edgy, is there another Gundam worth trying or are most of them like that?

I didn't really like Wing either, never understood the hype around it. I watched it as a kid when it aired right after Escaflowne, and never understood what was going on (Escaflowne was hella better). Great opening tho.

 

I liked the 08th MS Team, Origin, and UC Unicorn. You should try one of those.



#21507 iTETSUO   Kaneda! CAGiversary!   1321 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 05:49 PM

Anyone here getting the big 0 steelbook ? I’m wondering if I should keep my order or wait to see if it will drop in price

#21508 roger watersmelon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2879 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted Yesterday, 06:57 PM

Probably not as I got the blu rays on sale last year. Is there any difference in the on-disc content for Big-O between the steelbook version and the regular blu ray?

#21509 Inque  

Posted Today, 12:49 AM

I would stick with the version you have now outside of the shiny steel book there's nothing new that they include with it to make it stand out, and 50 bucks is a bit extreme for re-release just the cash in on the package, My guess is it'll drop down about $20 to $30 closer to the holidays.