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Gundam Wing - Endless Waltz (Anime Movie Classics)
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The ending of the "Gundam Wing" television series wasn't really that at all. Sure, the 'bad guys' were defeated, but anyone who thinks that's all that matters isn't a fan of good storytelling. "Endless Waltz" answers pretty much every question you might have about the fates of the characters, and I don't mean just the Gundam pilots, either. Every important character of the series is brought into play, and even some not-so important ones. As icing on the cake, this DVD also answers many(though not all) questions about the characters from before the start of the series.
The animation, characterization, and excellent soundtrack ("White Reflexion!") all make up for the fact that the plot is slightly silly and a little cliched. More of a bad guys versus good guys thing as opposed to the complexity of the series. But hey, it's a movie, how deep do you want them to get, here?
Two more reccomendations. Watch the movie version, as opposed to the OVA version. You'll be glad you did. It contains extended and all-new footage that really makes the story flow better, plus there's some great music in certain scenes that were silent in the OVA vesion. Secondly, and this is something I never ever say about anime, watch it dubbed. No, I'm not insane. It's actually better, I swear to God. I've seen it in both languages, and simple lines (such as many of Heero's) just sounded better delivered in English.
Having the OVA and the Theatrical Version in one is great, there are only a few differences...like the different Mariemaia voice actress you can barely notice, the songs that are moved or removed, but if you're a hardcore fan it's great to watch. The extra scenes and the removing of the "episode"-like qualities in the movie version are excellent and barely even noticeable.
The only confusing part is that even in flashbacks dated during and before the origanal 50 episodes contain the NEW gundams...I just like to think they had the gundams updated after the war and ignore the flashbacks lol.
All and all, a GREAT addition to the series. The characters have changed as they would have over a year of peace, and even more character development comes through, essential to a movie based on a series we watched them grow through.
The Gundams return with amazing new designs (courtesy of Katoki) and with them, two new Mobile Suit models: the Serpent units and the Tallgeese III! The mechanical designs are beautiful - the cover of the dvd with Wing Zero should be more than enough to show that.
The characters have matured as well. They remain true to their personalities from the series and yet, there is definite development. They are no longer lost and confused as they had been in the series... they are more resolute and determined... of course, with a few exceptions - one of which is that of a surprising enemy. But one must wonder if it was really that much of a surprise?
Endless Waltz is a definite conclusion to the After Colony timeline. But don't be sad - this is what makes it so great! The impressions left to us by Gundam Wing and Endless Waltz (not to mention the numerous comics) is something that we, true fans, will forever remember without the story or plot being exhausted by repetition.
This is a must have for anyone who has or have watched the Gundam Wing series!
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Amazing movie at an amazing price. I would never have thought i would find it again. It is exactly as i remembered it and then some. I highly recommend this classic.Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
The item came in great condition, had all information that it's suppose to come with still in the casing. The disc had no scratches and looked in great condition. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Keyona D.
This is the movie finale to the Gundam Wing series. A more serious script, following up the morale and political issues that were prevalent through the serious, with stunning... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Paul Lacour
Probably the most epic ending in the Gundam Wing series. The animation, the music, and the voice acting are all beautifully high value. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Matt W
This movie is great the Toonami version can bring back all of the memories if you grew up with the old school Toonami from 1997-2008. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Tristan Angle
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