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I obtained the full run of Gundam Unicorn finally. I had been up to episode 5 when it stopped being available via Playstation Network. Since the first episode came out in 2010, I figured I should start from the beginning.

I've only watched the first two episodes at this point. I'm enjoying it because it's not a love letter to Zeon or a paen to the Federation (not that the original Gundam series ever was). It finally spells out clearly exactly WHY people turned to Zeon for hope when it was so clearly not an icon of human rights, and why even after it had had the stuffing kicked out of it for over a decade that people still do.

Banagher is creepy in his obsession with "Audrey" and his refusal to consider Mineva as anything but his fantasy of her. Mineva herself is amazing, very much her own woman, and she has her own storyline rather than being a plot device for Banagher's story. I don't care what Tumblrites say--Gundam is and always has been a feminist franchise.

I'll watch a few more episodes tonight. I don't expect to be finished by the weekend, but who knows.

Oh--we won't be making it to Phoenix Comic Con because we have to buy tires for Steve's truck. I was kind of nervous about going because in my mind a Comic Con means ungodly crowds. I'll wait for the report back from Mandel about it.

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zeonchar
May. 29th, 2015 11:26 pm (UTC)
I still haven't seen all of Unicorn. I think I'm up to episode 4? Some of it is really slow and I don't fully understand yet what's going on with "Char."

I'll be watching Origin when it's out on Blu-Ray, which is like, this week.
kishiriadgr
May. 30th, 2015 06:13 am (UTC)
I dont find it slow at all, but thats a matter of taste. Who this Char is has not been revealed,but it looks like I may finish this weekend so I will know soon.

NO interest in "Origin". Ive read the comic and that sequence is just ridiculous.
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