Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Season 2
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I will leave this brief review spoiler free. The story picks up a little after the events in the first half of the series (Mobile Suit Gundam 00: The Complete First Season). I actually bought the second season when it briefly dropped to $29.99 (from Amazon w/Prime shipping). I got lucky.
The story line takes a different path in this half, but we see many of the same characters as in the first half. Again, no spoilers, but if you have finished the first half (which you should have before watching this half), then you know some people were lost. There are a few new characters introduced, and others take a more central role in the story. I think that Saji's character becomes one of the more interesting characters in a Gundam series yet.
The animation is top caliber. The series was set up for HD, and was the first Gundam series to be animated with HD viewing in mind. Sadly, this release is currently only available on DVD, but even in standard definition, the animation is crisp and clean. The lines are so precisely drawn and the computer editing and animation is flawless.
The audio is quite phenomenal as well. Sound effects are realistic and the mixing is such that they don't suddenly 'boom' and disturb neighbors. The Japanese audio is fantastic. Sunrise takes great pride in casting voice talent, and the voice actors are matched perfectly to their roles. The English dubbing is along the lines of previous Gundam series, just decent.Read more ›
I will start with my bias. While I respect the Universal Century for being the first of it's kind, I also feel as though it isn't worth any of the deification it continues to receive. Mobile Suit Gundam, Zeta Gundam, Zeta Zeta Gundam, and Char's Counterattack in particular have been given an unfair bias in the slew of Gundam games that has been hitting the market in the past ten years with all of their pilots and missions making it into the game while later series' are given token representation. That isn't fair as shows like Wing and Seed are better composed stores and shows like X, Turn A, and others are more intriguing to the American audiences that never got them. All this to say that I am definitely prejudice towards the newer series and have found 00 to be the cream of the crop.
While Season 1 of Gundam 00 was enough to consider it a epic tale in its own right, the second season takes it straight through the stratosphere from Episode 1 and scarcely looks back. I could finesse every single detail of why Season 2 works, but what you need to hear is this: The show is astounding and if you haven't yet seen it... it is worth the money to invest. The first episode in particular (of Season 2) I was struck by. It seamlessly picks up where the first season left off and really sucks you right back into the world. It is a masterclass show and worth the consideration for certain.
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