Anime Review: Mobile Suit Gundam 00

General Information:

Type: TV
Genres: Action, Military, Sci-Fi, Space, Drama, Mecha
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 25 each
Aired: Oct 6, 2007 to Mar 29, 2008 & Oct 5, 2008 to Mar 29, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2007/Fall 2008
Producers: Sotsu, Asatsu DK, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Sony Music Entertainment
Licensors: Bandai Entertainment
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

Summary:

In the distant future, mankind’s dependence on fossil fuels will lead to their complete depletion, an energy crisis unlike anything the world witnessed. Out of retaliation and fear, humanity began focusing at an alternative source of energy: solar power. Different nations have united together to form three major factions—the Union of Solar Energy and Free Nations, the Advanced European Union, and the Human Reform League. Each of these sectors has access to a solar power generator, which gives them limitless energy.

As a result, countries that were once dependent on the sale of fossil fuels are now plunged in poverty, leading to years of warfare and internal strife over the control of solar energy. Amid this chaos, an unknown paramilitary organization appeared identifying themselves as “Celestial Being,” aspire to end all warfare through armed intervention by using mysterious and technologically advanced Mobile Suits known as Gundams.

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 follows the story of Celestial Being’s Gundam Meisters Setsuna F. Seiei, Lockon Stratos, Allelujah Haptism, and Tieria Erde. These four dive into the devastating battle between the three superpowers to accomplish their goal of changing the world. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season begins four years after the United Nations Forces were finally able to claim victory against Celestial Being. In order to prevent such an event from recurring, an independent military organization called the Autonomous Peace-Keeping Force, or A-Laws, has been formed in order to keep the ESF Army and other powerful organizations in check. Charged with the duties of eliminating terrorists and resistance groups as well as unifying the nations of the world for the benefit of all mankind, A-Laws seem to be the best solution to the people of the world.

Unknown to the public, the A-Laws quickly began to abuse their power. Peoples all over the world and in space soon find themselves stripped of freedoms and forced to live under the A-Laws enforced doctrines all in the name of “unity” and “peace”. Aware of A-Laws misuse of power, Celestial Being reemerges with the intent of stopping the A-Laws and correcting their past mistakes. What is unknown to these two groups is that a third organization, the Innovators, lurks in the shadows, manipulating events to reshape humanity into their own image.

Review:

Gundam 00 is my favorite gundam series by far. When I first watched it Gundam Wing came to mind because Satsuna was a very cool character just like Hiro from Gundam Wing. Plus, they were a small team just like wing. However, the story was different. The gundam models are awesome. The story was very deep and Sci-fiish (That’s a given since its Gundam). Unlike other gundams though in this series the gundam’s have special powers. well, not exactly but they’re powered by a special power thus they are called Celestial beings.

The characters went throught so many phases. They grew up though out the series. Thus, the character development was amazing, especially with Satsuna. You will also grow to like all the characters throughout the series. They all change to the better one way or another. I also loved the Gundam upgrades in this series. It was fasinating. The show also focused on the side characters not a lot of anime do that. So, it was interesting to watch that. I also like the character designs its different from other gundam anime.

The music of double o is the best Gundam music after Unicorn. Voice actor’s worth mentioning in the anime are Mamoru Miyano, Shinichiro Miki, Hiroyuki Yoshino, and Hiroshi Kamiya. They are the main characters of the anime. As far as animation goes, it’s amazing I can’t believe that Its a 2007 anime. It’s very good compared to the anime that came out at that time.

To be honest I don’t see any flaws in the anime. At the same time, I can’t give it a 10. I highly recommend this anime, it’s one of the best.

Overall Rate: 9/10


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