The Space Odyssey Continues...
CrazyAP | Detroit, MI USA | 12/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In this volume of Zeta we see the emergence of cyber-newtypes,(also in Char's Counterattack) as well as the monstrous Psycho Gundam. The A.E.U.G.'s attack on Jaburo doesn't go as smoothly as planned and leaves them on a desperate retreat from the pursuing Titans forces across the globe. Amuro Ray returns to the battlefield and Mirai also appears with Bright's kids.
During their desperate race to return to space the Titan's send out experimental mobile suits with artificially enhanced cyber-newtypes, who would almost be as adept as the real thing if not for their severe mental trauma and instability. This combination of power and psychological trauma truly make the name "Psycho Gundam" a fact as well as a cool name.
Overall this volume is better than the first. The story has picked up in pace and the characters are confronting themselves more about their own shortcomings, especially Amuro with his 7 years out of a cockpit. Zeta has, in my opinion, the best musical score of all the series. It has the most space-like feel to some tunes and the saddest melodies for others. And, in case your wondering, Gundam SEED Destiny is going to be a copy of Zeta Gundam, much like the first SEED was based on the original show. Destiny will have transformable suits and a monstrous gundam to boot. So if you want to see something original (and good) than Zeta is your best bet, otherwise SEED is good for you animation freaks that want more flash and less lasting appeal."