The Immortal Colselaw Lives! G00 Impressions

Posted by Neko Kyou in Gundam on March 31st, 2009

The Immortal Colasour

He’s the type of character who started off as someone you’d love to get a hold of to stab, hammer and choke until he dies, but somehow once you start to accept him as a comic relief with no real reason to be there, he grows on you like how fungus grows on your bread – you like exactly like it but it still happens.

When everyone thought he has finally kicked the bucket in the previous episode, I continued to believe in his insane luck at staying alive despite the odds without as much as a scratch. And he pulled through.

Patrick and Katie’s marriage immediately reminded me of another somewhat mismatched couple – Johnny and Meryl in MGS4. In fact, both couples are actually similar. The bride is the higher ranking, no-nonsense and generally the one in charge while the groom is the happy go lucky comic relief character of the show.

Exia vs 0 Gundam

The final showdown between Setsuna and Ribbons is probably one of the rare stroke of genius that comes along once in a while in Sunrise. It’s quite a proven formula that going all out in the finale and eventually stripping everything down to the basics works. It worked in MGS4 (Old Snake vs Liquid Ocelot), it worked in Gurren Lagann and it worked here.

Having 00-Raiser vs Reborn Cannon, and ending it with Exia vs 0 Gundam was just brilliant. This is easily the best and most entertaining mecha showdown I’ve seen since Gurren Lagann.

I mean, can you believe it? Sunrise didn’t introduce even more overpowered suits like I had originally thought when Sumeragi called for “R2” to be sent. They got a downgrade instead, and what satisfying downgrade that was. Although, it seems Exia was somewhat improved with a new blade. And I still prefer Rogue Exia.

When Gundam 00 first started, I was very critical of it. Looking back now, yes it still sucks for the most parts but at least now I’m proud to say that I liked the series. It was entertaining and I can’t wait for the movie to be out next year.

Allelujah / Hallelujah Haptism

Hallelujah finally gets to show his stuff in S2, too bad he got pwned soon after…

I think Allelujah/Hallelujah is the most talented pilot in Gundam 00 before Setsuna turned Innovator. There’s Ribbons too, but he only fought in the final episode and only against Innovator Setsuna. He’s probably better than H/Allelujah, but overall H/Allelujah’s fight has always been much more entertaining and he usually always win right before he gets pwned.

You don’t often get a crazy, insane pilot such as him on the good side, especially in a Gundam series. Those roles are usually filled in by some experimental or just plain insane pilots from the enemy’s side.

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In comes Patrick Colasour, out goes Soma Peries…

Posted by Neko Kyou in Gundam on November 25th, 2008

Patrick Colasour Lives!

The Immortal Coleslaw Colasour Returns!

It’s not surprising that Patrick is alive (even though I’ve had completely forgotten about him until Lindt hinted it).

It’s not that surprising that he is in A-LAWS.

Mannequin & Colasour

Aww… She cares…

What’s really surprising is the fact that Kati had actually been in contact with him this whole time! DX

With everyone on the Ptolemy going on about their “reason to fight”, it would seem that Patrick will eventually become Kati’s reason to fight. Then once the Immortal Colselaw Colasour kicks the bucket, Kati would have her reason to go all out against her former comrade and fellow strategic analyst, Sumeragi.

Someone who calls himself an immortal is only painting himself as a big target to be killed off and the only way for ressurection is through either returning as the masked man or if you’re a badass final villain. And since he isn’t exactly a bad person, and we already have Mr. Bushido as the masked crusader of g00, Patrick will probably die a horrible, terrible death without hope of returning. He’s already escaped death once.

Marie or Peries?

Gives us back Peries!

Soma Peries had become a really interesting character in the second season, but now it’s all ruined. Soma was very swiftly replaced by her original personality and Allelujah’s long lost sweetheart, Marie. Parfacy somehow always makes me think of parfaits, and maybe that’s where she got her name because Marie is so sweet that I’m beginning to get cavities. Her personality did a 180 turn, and so she lost everything and anything that made her interesting.

Despite Allelujah’s happiness, I want Soma Peries back.


“Tieria “Trap-mode” Erde, ready to flirt!”

The producers must have waited long for this day to finally show the full glory of the shemale that is Tieria Erde.

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What have you done to Tieria!?

Posted by Neko Kyou in Gundam on October 21st, 2008

Setsuna was obviously wrong when he said that Tieria had not changed. While it was subtle at first, Tieria did indeed change over the last 5 years…

Not that it’s a bad thing, but seriously, wtf have Sunrise done to Tieria?!

Tieria used to be the biggest bitch in Celestial Being, but he was somewhat a lovable rather interesting character to hate with an attitude. The mission was everything and there were no rooms for errors to be made. He was even willing to take out a fellow Meister if that was what it took to complete their objective.

It was refreshing that he’s toned down a little and wasn’t being so stubborn, but episode 3 clearly showed that his personality had done a complete turnaround during the 5 years gap.

Gundam 00 Season 2

The old Tieria would have kept this information hidden from Setsuna…

Gundam 00 Season 2

This is where Tieria would have reminded Setsuna not to play the hero and risk jeopardizing the mission…

Gundam 00 Season 2

*speechless* This is NOT the Tieria Erde we know! It’s an imposter! He even welcomed Allelujah back *gasp*!

On a side note…

Gundam 00 Season 2

“Oh shit, I feel something up my ass!”

The Ptolemy II has gained ArchAngel’s submarine mode. Next up, indoor hot springs bath! We can then have an entire comic relief episode surrounding the bath  😈

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Celestial Being Strikes Back

Posted by Neko Kyou in Gundam on October 8th, 2008

Gundam 00 Season 2

Gundam 00 Returns…

It’s been a long while since I wrote anything at all – including blog posts, leaving comments and forum posts. Much of the free time I do have are spent traveling (I’ve probably traveled more in the past couple of months than I did the entire of last year) and playing Ragnarok Online on a private server.

I’ve been hoping to get some motivation to start writing again, and while Code Geass R2 has been pretty awesome in the last few episodes, it didn’t give me any push to start writing about it. I was beginning to wonder if I’ve completely lost my interest in blogging, but the first episode of Gundam 00’s 2nd season have re-sparked the dying flame.

The episode itself is a lot better compared to season 1’s opening. In the short amount of time they’ve managed to squeeze in all the returning characters while at the same time revealing what each of them have been up to during the 5 years gap between season 1 and 2.

Rogue Exia FTW!

Exia never looked this good while it was in tip-top shape…

Setsuna is much more mature now, or at least that’s the impression I’m getting based on how he handled Saji. He had been in hiding for the past 5 years along with what’s left of Exia, although why he never tried to contact the rest of the Celestial Beings hasn’t been revealed yet. But I’m sure we will all find out soon by the next episode, along with why some of the other core members have gone their separate ways, willingly or not.

Virtue... I mean Seravee, ready to engage!

All the goodness of Virtue minus the fat = Seravee

Tieria looks acts less like a bitch and his Seravee looks more sturdy than fat when compared to Virtue. But it’s still a fatty Gundam with a shemale Mobile Suit hidden underneath it all. I doubt they can re-use Nadleeh as Seravee’s “core” since Nadleeh’s function has been rendered useless even before it made itself useful in the first place. It would be interesting to see what this new so-called-hidden-but-damn-obvious unit inside Seravee is capable of doing. The biggest shock here is that Tieria told Saji to thank Setsuna. Did he knock his head or something? But for once I actually agree with him, so maybe I’m the one who had my head knocked…

Gundam Gattai!

Tiki Head Gundam

Oh, and I won’t be surprised if Sunrise decided to pull a Voltron in G00. I mean, what other reason do you have for putting a huge Gundam face on the entire backside of a Mobile Suit, unless you’re going to use it as a head for an even bigger and badass MS? We’ll have the Meisters going “Gundam, Gattai!” by the middle of Season 2, with flashy animation of different Gundams forming different parts of a huge mecha body. Then we’ll call it, Gundam 0.0!

Allelujah - Hallelujah

I wonder if he’s had any sleep the past 5 years?

Allelujah and Sumeragi are apparently broken. Allelujah is strapped on a chair in an isolate asylum while Sumeragi is seen having a hangover in bed after having some fun with Billy.

Lockon Stratos... LIVES!

Lockon Stratos LIVES!

Near the end of the episode Setsuna was seen recruiting Lyle as the new Lockon Stratos, replacing his supposedly dead (supposedly, because this is Sunrise we’re talking about) twin brother. The episode preview also showed Setsuna showing up to bring back their pretty useless tactician, so I’m guessing Setsuna could well be the unofficial new commander of Celestial Being, a role which was taken on by Lockon before.

Soma looks kinda hot xD

Grown up Soma, I like <3

Sergei is probably trying to adopt Soma as a step-daughter. Or he could have asked her to marry him. I don’t blame him. I used to hate Soma, but now I think I’m in love XD

I actually can’t wait for episode 2. Maybe it’s just my Gundam fanboy side trying to satisfy itself with anything as long as it’s Gundam.

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Britannian Empire the result of Celestial Being’s intervention?

Posted by Neko Kyou in Random Fun, Thoughts on May 20th, 2008

Mordred first appeared in Code Geass R2’s OP animation instantly reminded me one sumo-sized Gundam. The bulkiness, shape and most importantly weapon are pretty much identical. Mordred was a red version of Virtue. I won’t be surprised if there’s another Knightmare Frame hidden underneath those armor ala Nadleeh.

Code Geass R2 & Gundam 00 comparison

Can you plagiarize yourself?

Then came Tristan with its Fortress Mode. To be fair, there have been many other mech capable of transforming into an aircraft so the idea isn’t exactly new. However, thanks to Mordred looking a lot like Virtue, it’s only natural to compare Tristan with Kyrios.

But hey, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that Sunrise have been recycling their mech designs, right? After all, the Gundam series have been going on for decades with many very similar looking mobile suits appearing over and over again. Take Gundam Seed Destiny, for example. Gouf’s made a comeback, the DOM trio also appeared and let’s not forget Hyaku Shiki Akatsuki.

If you’ve watched Gundam 00 and episode 7 of R2, you might notice someone familiar. So similar in fact, there’s a chance that they are the same person. If G00 and R2 were set in the same universe, you might think that G00 is set in the future of R2. But now, there is proof that G00 might have actually happened in the past of R2.

Shirin Bakhtiar left Marina Ismail’s side at the end of Gundam 00 season 1, and here in R2 we find out where she went after that.

Code Geass R2 & Gundam 00 comparison

Shirin, more than 20 years after leaving Marina Ismail’s side…

Celestial Being must have somehow brought upon the rise of Britannia, and V.V. might have been a victim of their intervention (or a victim of Ali al-Saachez). Somehow he came with back the power of the gods and had Charles become his accomplice to take revenge on Celestial Being and eventually to overthrow even the gods.

You might be wondering whatever happened to the GN Drives and all those technology that was seen in G00 and that it doesn’t fit in with what we’re seeing in Code Geass. R2 seems to be taking a step backwards in term of technology, but that is not necessary true. The Avalon and the float system are superior to any single warship and flight technology available in Gundam 00.

As for why Gundam and the GN drives are no longer being used, don’t forget that no one actually knows how to build them outside Celestial Being. The GN-X drives were given to the various nations and they have not been able to reverse engineer them, so it’s possible that the solar furnace technology was lost.

Not to mention, given Charles memory altering Geass, he might have wiped out the world’s memory of Celestial Being, Gundam and MS’s for the purpose of his own world conquest. Another faction with Gundam going against him is the last thing he would want.

So Charles and V.V. took out Celestial Being, colonized Japan so that they wouldn’t suddenly produce even more Gundam, brainwashed the world and is having fun messing around with his kids while he continues to plot against the heavens.

Yup, it all makes perfect sense now.

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