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New to Gundum, But Amazed,
This review is from: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing - Operation 1 (DVD)
Coming off of DBZ in search for another anime adrenaline rush, I happened upon Gundum Wing. Immediately, I was intrigued by the beautiful animation, detail, and extremely deep characters.
While many epic sagas pit an overwhelming evil force against an underdog good force, Gundum actually gives the most powerful weapons to the "good guys". Simple? If only that were so.
A trademark of this unique series is that the destruction always comes from within. Not only do the colonies abandon the Gundum Pilots, but the creation of Zero System threatens to destroy its pilot's sanity.
While winning wars comes to them easily, dealing with their emotions does not, and gives rise to countless internal struggles often ending with anger.
Perhaps the most appealing aspect, however, is the complexity of the story. While DBZ makes it childlishly clear whats going on, Gundum Wing actually requires quite a bit of attention and consideration. Many paths are taken, many doors unlocked, and numerous mysterious unravel slowly and skillfully to allow for true universal chaos.
You will not find mindless action here, nor will you find multi-alien races warring as DBZ dwells on. What is guaranteed is simply the very definition of epic and a most bewildering character study told in a complex environment that is as realistic as anything in this world.
Perhaps thats Gundum's edge on other anime. Its believable (assuming we had the same technology). I can easily picture a future of this nature.