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Mobile Suit Gundam Complete Collection 2 (Anime Legends) (2012)

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Animated, Box set, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Bandai
  • DVD Release Date: February 7, 2012
  • Run Time: 500 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006O94DPE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,375 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yomigaeru! Yomigaeru! Yomigaeru GANDAMU! October 3, 2012
Yes, it is actually Ga-ndamu judging by the Japanese characters on the karaoke version of the video (yeah, I'm that big of a geek!). All jokes about the terrible/awesome 1979 theme song aside, Mobile Suit Gundam was a groundbreaking series which changed the future of animation for good. In Japan and also in the world.

Before this series, we had seen some flashes of the giant-mecha-robot-space animations, but nothing to capture international audiences. Fans can point out Mazinger Z (72 - 74), but though the series was amazingly popular with Japanese fans, it was little known in other countries. Gundam was hailed as the first 'real robot' series as opposed to the 'super robot' genre to which Mazinger and others belonged.

The series features Amuro Ray as the intelligent youth that ends up piloting a giant mecha in order to save his friends. It's a beginning repeated in nearly every Gundam series. In fact, Gundam SEED is more or less a remake of this series down to little details like Char's mask being used by Rau Le Creuset and the Newtypes in this being the Coordinators in SEED. Amuro is drawn into a conflict between Zeon and the Earth Federation, Zeon being a rebellious faction claiming independence from the Federation.

In watching this series I am taken aback by just how advanced the theories were for being written in the early 70s and animated in 1979. Little details are impressive, such as the little automated handles that people use to travel down halls in low gravity, the gel used to seal fissures in the hulls of ships, the shielding used for re-entry into Earth's atmosphere, the hints of early genetic engineering of humans, the advanced weapons (again - written BEFORE Star Wars - so the beam sabers were NOT based on light sabers from those films).
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! February 22, 2012
By Kbw21
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Excellent show! I remember watching this as a kid, and it's so nice to watch it again. The packaging is cool, the art work is very nice. The dvd case is the same size as a normal dvd, not a thicker case. The art on the dvds themselves are neat as well. As far as the content, it's pretty bareboned. Basically only play all, scene selection, setup, and extras. Not many extras to speak of. Also, their is no music during the menus. It's just completely silent, which I thought was odd. Couldn't they have just put the gundam theme in?

Overall, excellent product. Good price for a good show. It's always nice to watch some gundam on the couch before bed :-)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars conclusion of the first original Gundam story . March 4, 2012
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This is the completion of the original Gundam Universal Century series.On my opinion it still has the best story line compare to story that come afterwards.The character has very distinct personality that you can compare with ordinary people you see everyday so it will appeal to older kids .The story has good theme and robots involves are merely ordinary weapons like today's tanks and fighter.I highly recommend the japanese language version of this DVD because it uses the original sound effects.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally with Japanese language track December 18, 2012
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This is one of my favorite series of all time, and I finally can watch it with the original language track. If you don't know, this is an amazing series filled with a deep story line, gripping action, and wonderful old-school animation. I've watched the whole series four times now (including my viewing of this product) and it never fails to amaze me at the level of sophistication they pulled of back in '79. Great stuff!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Second verse, better than the first! October 17, 2012
By E. Hess
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Others have written synopsis reviews, so I'll skip that much.

The Gundam series set a new standard for Giant Robot warfare series. Calling it a timeless classic would not be completely accurate; the animation is clearly dated, especially when compared to Gundam Unicorn or even a slightly older series such as Gundam SEED, and the actual plotline is a bit on the idealistic / over-stylized side. Given the date of original writing and airing, it doesn't take a huge amount of imagination to draw the parallels to World War II. (On an aside, there is one opening shot in the first set that looks real close to a famous stock military footage scene showing ships in a line. Definitely a throwback to WW2.)

Calling it a 'respected classic', on the other hand, is very accurate. Gundam started or canonized the proper traditions of realistic warfare and character mortality in Giant Mecha series, no mean feat in the height of anime's Humongous Mecha explosion. So radical a departure was Gundam, its initial run was nearly a complete bomb-out. The series is 39 Episodes long, cut down from a planned 50 because the production company thought it was a dead duck. It was not until several years later that Gundam gained traction in syndication and started growing a real fanbase. Thus was the legend born, and did come the multitude of sequels and spinoffs. (on another aside, if you watch the series in a short period of time, you can definitely tell where the series was compressed on orders from above. The plot of the last few episodes move far faster than the first 30+ eps.)

Herein is the interesting part. Gundam is gritty.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Series Good = Price Bad!
Great series, but once again like on the other collections - Price Tag is too High.

Anime Legends.... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Russ
1.0 out of 5 stars Too expensive
I'm sure that the shows are fantastic, but with prices being what they are (on average $200+) for half of the series it is not worth it in my book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Brett
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Great
I have been a fan of Gundam since I first got laughed at by all the asian kids in my class for not having seen it before. That was 1992. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Eric Alicea
1.0 out of 5 stars 1:1 identical retail copies of Anime Legends DVD bootlegs on the...
First off, I will say that I love this series, but it is not a review of the show but rather for the product and trying to bring awareness of the product's availability and bootleg... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ghost
5.0 out of 5 stars Anime classic
In my opinion, one of the most important and pivotal anime series ever produced. Like the original Star Trek series, it created a franchise that is still relevant and entertaining... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Keshin Aku
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the $100 people are asking
I felt bad dropping $100 on this title, but after watching the first two discs I have to say this series is totally awesome and collection 2 is even better than collection 1. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Samuel D. Williamson
5.0 out of 5 stars The Original U.C.
The best half of the first series in the Universal Century timeline. Get it. Love it. Live it. Watch it. Then watch Zeta, ZZ, and Char's Counter Attack. Read more
Published 12 months ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars So thankful I got this collection
Any true Gundam fan knows how pivotal the original 38 episodes are, and for die hard fans, just how important the original language is to the story. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Michael Madden
4.0 out of 5 stars Anime anime and more anime
I got this for my son and in his words, it rocks! I will certainly buy him more if he asks.
Published on September 8, 2012 by Paula A. Moore
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