Gundam 00 Sucks. Go Watch it Now!

Posted by Neko Kyou in Gundam on November 14th, 2007

Gundam 00 (or g00 as I affectionally call it) is already in its 6th episode. It’s definitely not Seed or Wing and it’s without a doubt serious business.

Gundam 00

“We’re very serious. You should be, too.”

Gundam 00 has mysteriously got me hooked, having me wait anxiously every week for the latest episode. It has become one of my most anticipated weekly doses of fresh anime.

However, ask me why it’s good and you would see me pausing and hesitating for a while trying to think of an answer. Ask me what’s wrong, and be prepared to sit down with a cup of coffee or tea. It’s gonna be quite a lengthy ride.

Prominent Characters

Side characters have more depth compared to our “heroes”…

Gundam 00 has some prominent characters. Unfortunately, none of them are part of the Gundam Meisters. Sure the Meisters gets the most screen time and action. But other than Allelujah’s sudden madman outburst in episode 5 and Lockon’s conversation with his best robo-buddy Haro, there just isn’t any attraction to the Meister’s characters.

Gundam 00 Graham Acre & Ali Al-Serges

On the other hand, side characters are leaving a deeper impression. Graham Acre is possibly the most well built character so far and is much cooler than any of the Meisters. What’s even more worrying is that a new character that has just been introduced and has about 5 minutes of screen time is already becoming THE coolest cast of all – Ali Al-Serges.

In his on-screen debut mobile suit battle, he’s already pwning the great Exia who had just been upgraded with new equipments. If Setsuna can defeat an entire army on his own, and he’s getting his ass whipped by Ali, think of what Ali could do! Then again, it could just mean that Exia is an awesome suit and Setsuna just plain sucks. Either way works for Ali and against the Meister’s reputation.

Let’s not forget Sergei as well. He appears to be the most reasonable person in the entire Gundam 00 cast. If only he didn’t have to pilot that ugly mobile suit. It makes Zaku looks like a beauty contest winner.

Awesome Naming Sense

Read: Sarcasm…

Setsuna F. Seiei. First time I’ve heard a Japanese with a middle name and actually introduces himself as such. Okay, so that could happen. But it still feels weird. And let’s not even get into Saji and Kinue Crossroads (unless their father is a western).

Allelujah Haptism. Haptism? Baptism? I wonder if Sunrise took the idea from the PC game, Worms. If you’ve played the game you will definitely know of the Holy Grenade. You know, the one that goes “allelujah~” before it decimates your opponents (or yourself, as the case may be). Seeing how Allelujah did explode and went mad in episode 5, that might really be the case. Seriously… Allelujah?

Lockon Stratos. A sniper. “Locked-on stratosphere”? When Setsuna shouted for Lockon to fire in the first episode, I didnt’ even realize he was calling his name. I wonder if Celestial Being gave him the sniper Gundam, Dynames, because of his name. It’s just too twisted.

Tieria Erde. Sounds like a female name. Tieria looks like a female. Until he opens his mouth and reveals the shocking truth. “She” is a “he”. Up until the final moment in the final moment in the first episode, I’ve thought Tieria was a girl (even though I should have known when Virtue made its debut, but still the realization never hit me until Tieria was out of the suit).

Return of the NewTypes

Gundam 00

And I thought they threw it out together with the Zaku’s…

Allelujah and Soma obviously shares some kind of connection resembling the NewType ability to sense each other’s presence. But that’s not where it ends, the ability gets an upgrade now that both people could enter each other’s mind and communicate directly via telepathy.

Graham Acre is Gay

Especially when he steps into his Flag…

He’s so passionately obsessed with Exia that the only explanation I can think of is that he’s gaying with the Gundam. He might have a thing for younger guys too, since he could so easily “sense” that Exia’s pilot is young. It just feels gay. But Graham is still cool.

Emo Pilots

Gundam 00 Gundam Meister

Picture worth a thousand words?

Have you ever seen a grouchier bunch of Gundam pilots? Okay, to be fair, Lockon isn’t that emo. He’s quite lively actually compared to the rest.

Gundam 00 Sucks?

I find Gundam 00 sucks, yes. However, I’m definitely growing to like it as well. As I did this rant I came to realize some of the reasons why Gundam 00 has increasingly grab my interest with each passing episode. But that is a story for another day…

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16 Comments to “Gundam 00 Sucks. Go Watch it Now!”

  1. Watch Mobile Suit Gundam 00 | November 14th, 2007 at 10:32 am

    Lol. I don’t know if Graham is gay or not. But I do agree he’s an awesome character. I hope we end up seeing more of him!

  2. Neko Kyou | November 14th, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    Probably not, but he certainly gives that vibe while he’s in a Flag 😉

  3. lalit nagrath | November 17th, 2007 at 1:02 am

    i m starting liking anime :)

  4. Shin Athrun | February 16th, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Gundam,old or news,it’s sucks by the look of it but if u try to comprehend the story,its okay plus seeing variety of gundam,too. This anime involved a lot of politics,romance n lots more.No wonder adults mostly watched this. For me,i’m okay with this.And i’m learning to accept the fact coz i’m loving mechas,too.^^

  5. mathir | March 19th, 2008 at 11:23 am

    setsuna is not japanese, right?

    his country was destroyed by some middle east country and was a neighbour of it. so i assume setsuna is not japanese but middle eastern kid.

  6. Neko Kyou | March 19th, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Setsuna is Kurdish, with his real REAL name being Soran Ibrahim. I’m still trying to figure out where the name Kamal Mazirif came from.

    But at least he won’t have any more new names popping up, since that’s what his (I assume) mother called him.

  7. Samos | April 30th, 2008 at 9:48 am

    I think the show sucks, I’ve watched up to episode 25 or 26 or whatever. I won’t be watching anymore though.

  8. random_guy | July 29th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I totally agree with the point of the the emo pilots. Plus Tieria should be a girl with her (his) look. God, 00 is a good anime, but is gay compared to wing or seed.

  9. GN-001 | September 4th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Gundam 00 is AWESOME! If you don’t like it don’t watch it. ALthough I do agree that Graham has a strange relationship with the Gundam…. random_guy, Gundam 00 isn’t gay. Seed was alright and I reckon Wing is just as awesome as 00. Samos, you’re a retard. If you don’t like it, why the hell did you bother watching up to the end of season 1? Fag.

  10. kj | December 10th, 2008 at 2:34 am

    HaHa first off if your watching any dub anime, it is bound to suck. And if you were watching the subs this areticle would make no sense. Your opinions are way off. Watch the sub, its much better

  11. Neko Kyou | December 10th, 2008 at 8:18 am

    I think you’re the one not making any sense :) It’s subbed, of course. AFAIK, there are no dubs for for g00. And if you actually watched it, it might make more sense.

  12. kakwalm | July 22nd, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I think that you really judged too quick. I mean, a rant after 6 episodes, before knowing the reason for certain things? That’s hilarious. You know what sucks? You, my dear friend. And no, I’m not saying this because I’m a total 00-fanboy or something. Also, wasn’t it obvious that Setsuna is not a Japanese since.. the first episode? I do have to agree with you on one point: Graham is gay, and that’s what makes him awesome.

    I don’t know if you already said you were wrong about the things you posted here somewhere else, but I really don’t care either. I just wanted to share what I was thinking, with no intention to get you angry or something.

  13. Hatakare Mitsuga | August 13th, 2009 at 11:20 am

    After watching season 1 and 2 I’ve come to the conclusion that this anime is poorly written. Nothing is ever epic because the pilots just plain suck. I really dislike how they ruined the whole concept of “Gundams are made of Gundanium and are very tough” as well as the “It’s so fucking hard to pilot that if YOU were to even step foot in one, you would die.” It really seems like the Pilots lack any real merit. In fact, I would prefer if someone like Graham was the only Miester. I also hate the fact that Every prominant side character seems to stay alive for no good reason. Especially since everyone else dies easily. And it really pisses me off how much shit Setsuna talks just to get his ass beat by one fucking mobile suit that’s not even a gundam. There’s one instance where the resistance tries to save some people and they all fucking die. It’s like “Ok, what the fuck was the point of that?” The further you get in the story, the more bagage you have to carry. The plot would be just fine without it, but it continues to be thrown in there. And the worst part of all is that the bad guys ALWAYS win. But the more you watch, the more it seems like “Hey, you know what? Celestial Being is a menace to society in every sense of the term.” If Celestial Being never existed, so many people wouldn’t have died.


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