Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Anime Legends Vol 2|
Actor: Mobilesuit Zeta Gundam
Director: Yoshiyuki Tomino
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
In Zeta Gundam, the sequel to the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, the Universal Century world is locked into an escalating conflict. While the AEUG resistance group strives to convince the world of the justice of its c... more »
Tons of positives, a few negatives, but when it all boils do
Sam Allen | Newburyport Mass. | 01/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...this is without a doubt the best Gundam series I've ever seen. So far it's the only one I've actually liked enough to BUY the whole thing. Some problems do weigh this show down a little bit, but with the legion of positives, it almost doesn't matter.
+ Characters are full of personality; good characters aren't all justice, all the time; evil characters are not MWAHAHAHAHA TAKE OVER TEH WORLD evil and each has their own unique characteristics.
+ Rather than have a share of iffy episodes thrown in with some magnificent ones, the show never strays from telling a full-on story.
+ Tons of plot-twists; not a boring and predictable storyline.
+ Music is relatively simple in composition, but adds depth and gives a retro feel.
+ Characters from the original Gundam make more than just cameo appearances; several such as Amuro, Hayato, Katz, Char, and Bright play significant roles in the story, while Kai, Mirai, and Fraw play good brief supporting roles. The only one to make merely a cameo appearance and not even say anything is Sayla.
+ While not continuing right where the first Gundam series left off, the connections to the original are very well planned.
NEGATIVES (Because nothing's really perfect)
- Sometimes when a character doesn't show up for a while, you think "Where did he/she go?" and when they return again you think "How did he/she get here of all places?"
- This is 1985, so the art and animation are a little dated.
- The dub is pretty bad.
- Kamille, while not boring, is sometimes a very annoying, Luke Skywalker-level whiny lead character.
The thing is, not only are there more good things than bad, the good things would outweigh the bad if there were the same number of each. This show simply cannot be missed. BUT! At the same time, it is better you see some fair portion of the first Gundam series, either in the 43 television episodes or the three compilation movies. That way, you will have a significantly better understanding of some of the names and terminology used in this show. 5 stars all the way!"