That and it's about a war. I love Gundam, and I love this particular Gundam series, but I know that I was a bright 14-year-old when I first watched it I'm an adult now and only got a superficial understanding of what was going on. It began its American broadcast just as anime was starting to peak to the next generation, a large and somewhat epic plot contrasting many simple episodic American cartoons or, Wing could simply owe its success to the bad assery of Wing Zero say what you will - those wings trounce 90% of the Gundams made. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing is an animated war series. Stilted movement on top of a color palette prone to darker shades is often the culprit. I was merely mad at myself for my completionist tendencies and for wasting hours from my life on a garbage fire like this show.
Out of sheer boredom with an episode in the middle of the series, I actually sped my player up to 1. We consider Al-Quidea blowing up military bases, killing officals, ect to be terrorism. Overacting and overreacting is the norm in this series, which makes for great fun one moment, but downright painful scenes the next. The series gets into enough of a bad habit of featuring characters spewing out ideological monologues while in the middle of a heated battle and talking about wanting peace while they are trying to kill off one another in battle. Each space colony develops its own mobile suit the better to sell more Gunpla.
The story takes sharp turns, and the animation and design maintain high levels of imagination and spectacle. Easily the best Gundam series I've ever seen. Treize Kushrenada is my idea of what would happen if James Bond became the leader of Spectre. It certainly succeeded in creating easily digestible entertainment but sadly at cost of proper storytelling. This core difference I speak of is the allocation of character relevance. Treize may believe so, and we are led to believe the Zeches believes so too, but if you listen to the dialog between the characters, you'll see that they debate whether or not dying in battle is truly honorable. The pilots of the Gundams are still Heero, Duo, Trowa, Quatre, and Wufei.
During the summer of 2000, it remained as the first or second top-rated show among children and teens during its twelve airings per week on the Toonami block. It's just that there's much better mecha series out there now. Instead of mythic prophecies, magic, or overblown martial arts, Gundam Wing is hard-line science fiction from a country that hates hard-line science fiction. I really hope you listen to my opinion, and give it a go I also recommend you to watch a few other shows if you enjoy it. This theme of unmanned warfare still resonates given the current human rights implication of using military attack drones in civilian populaces. Time not spent gaming or running around in garb is usually spent writing.
This series has many great characters played by great voice-actors. Most notable issue being the extensive use of recycled animation. This mostly occurs during battle scenes where there are all manner of flying projectiles and big, hulking mechs. The many exciting missions and sorrowful moments will keep you hooked on the series. I truly think Wing was extremely well written, both characters and the story.
Correct Century — What it is: Earth is a peaceful, if somewhat backwards, frontier until the high-tech moon colonists that everyone has forgotten about make a surprise homecoming. I thought some story elements were kinda enjoyable too, watch. As well there are other shows that are all part of the Gundam Series. These Gundams are the most advanced military technology yet, and they're on the precipice of changing the world forever. The show was competting with Mobile Suit Gundam: The 0.
One young fighter represents Japan while on a global search to find his brother. Granted Quatre is the most human, I just thought that even though he is played by a woman in the Japanese version, he sounded too feminine, but the English version was just perfect. This live-action movie with poor acting and a worse plot. And then there's Chang Wufei, the most annoying of the five. In reality, she is just a kid trying to make the best of the insane situation the war has put her in, just like the Gundam pilots. The only thing that Gundam has to offer is pretty, pretty boys. If you take into account the aesthetic prowess shown in Endless Waltz, you would understand what I mean.
The creative team jumps around a lot, but the plot shifts are never confusing or hard to follow. Now I have some good things too, say about Gundam Wing story but at the same time a lot of bad things. Overall 10 Story 10 Animation 9 Sound 9 Character 10 Enjoyment 10 Important question to ask: Am I going to have to like mecha anime to fully enjoy this show? It had its flaws to be sure. With the use of coloring and resolution, it is easy to follow the fast paced action this series has to offer. This was my favorite show when I was little and is one of my favorite shows.