Mobile Suit Victory Gundam

Alt title: Mobile Suit V Gundam

TV (51 eps)
1993 - 1994
3.374 out of 5 from 1,100 votes
Rank #3,990
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam

It is Universal Century 0153. On the space colonies located at Side 2, the Zanscare Empire has come to power and it holds onto that power through liberal use of the guillotine. With its forces invading the Earth and its space fleets preparing to subjugate the other Sides, the Zanscare Empire has nothing to fear from the weakening Earth Federation. It is opposed only by the League Militaire, whose state of the art mobile suits and young pilots comprise the only real resistance movement. Now, thirteen-year-old Uso Ewin has been dragged into the war by a battle near his home in Eastern Europe. As the Newtype pilot of the Victory Gundam, he fights not only to defeat the Zanscare Empire but also to find out what has become of his parents, who left him behind when they went into space.

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if you want to see my review of Gundam as a whole I will have a note for it.  Check it out if you want a look at some of the great things and largest flaws of Gundam. Another Gundam.  In general, I really like gundam. It has moments scenes and themes that make me get into it, but there are also things that I obviously dont like about it.  The funny things is that they are so much alike, so the things I do and dont like about them are pretty much the same.    Also, this anime was old, so unless you are, or want to become one of the battle hardened Gundam vets I dont reccomend watching this one.  Its hard to watch old animes, as I have learned the hard way.  Its nice watching nice animation, when the voice acting, music all work more smoothly. I could go on about the flaws of gundam or the things I love about them all day, but I dont want to bore you, so instead Ill talk about some of the things that stuck out to me and then do the regular breakdown. So they always talk about "new experimental models" and usually there is at least one per episode like a prob of the day kind of deal.  However this time there were some interesting themes in terms of the "experimental models" that were actually kind of cool.  Most of the time its some randomly generated robot that kinda looks like an already existing one, but more built.  However this time there was the wheel theme.  they were mobile suits in wheels and you see them used in interesting ways.  I was glad to see that.  They took the newtype bullsh*t to the extreme this time though.  This is one of the biggest flaws in all of gundam, but this time they blew it the hell up.  Needless to say that I didnt like it.  Also, most of the time I actually liked the masked man.  That is, all of the characters like char that wear a mask.  They often times play great rolls as an good guy or a bad guy.  This one, Chronicle, was just kind of a douche without a solid place in this anime.  I couldnt see him as a great character, there were other bad guys that played their parts much better. Story:  This one was ok, it was gundam.  This was done a long time ago, but in the UC timeline it was 60 years from the original story, so I kind of expected more.  I honestly though that double Zeta  pulled off a much more lovable story than this one. Animation:  Again meh, I accounted for the fact that it is old and im sure they did great for the time, but meh. Sound: agian meh.  I started noticing sounds that they used in other series as well.  Key sounds from gundam wing.  The ending and openings were ok.  Much better than the "THIS IS NOT AN ANIME, THIS IS REAL LIFE" opening.  If you are a gundam vet then you know what im talking about XD. Characters:  there were some characters that shifted too much, again Chronicle, as well as that chick were suddenly it was about her being a mother.  Feminism and motherhood were a huge part of this anime, but it was weird, I feel like that theme could be used well, but not here.  Some of the characters centered around this too much while others seemed completely oblivious to this theme.  So in general the characters were harder to follow in this anime. Overall:  like I said, its old.  I get it.  Maybe you dont want to spend your time here.  If you want to be a gundam vet then it is a must watch of course.  This one solidified some of the things I dont like about Gundam though, so that doesnt bode well for my opinion of it.  There are better ones, just look at my ratings and you will know.

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