Tag: Gundam

September 6, 2021 · 0 comments

Gundam NT

Gundam NT

By Andrew Osmond. This blog frequently highlights the fact that many Gundam anime are designed to be accessible to newcomers. Gundam NT, quite honestly, isn’t one of them. Firstly, the film’s very much a sequel to the lavish series Gundam Unicorn, which is a good starting point for newbies, covered on the blog here. Gundam […]

June 14, 2021 · 0 comments

Asei Kobayashi (1932-2021)

Asei Kobayashi (1932-2021)

Asei Kobayashi, who died on 30th May from a heart attack, was an unlikely candidate for musical composer, or actor, or game-show champion…. Pushed by his parents into studying to be a doctor, he transferred without telling them to the department of economics at Keio University, where his classmates included another future composer, Isao Tomita. […]

May 30, 2021 · 0 comments

Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

By Andrew Osmond. Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory is a terrific “untold chapter” in the Gundam franchise, and an excellent way into Gundam for newbies. Stardust Memory is essentially one story, told over 13 half-hour episodes, with all-new characters, a compelling arc and production values which still look impressive today. Many of the other Gundam series […]

March 10, 2021 · 0 comments

Gundam F91

Gundam F91

By Andrew Osmond. Gundam F91 is a feature film, released in Japanese cinemas in 1991. It’s also effectively a one-off. It has its own set of characters, and it’s not directly derived from any of the other versions of Gundam. Although it involves several of the franchise’s big-name creators, it’s not a good starting point […]

January 18, 2021 · 3 comments

The Gundam Timeline Tangle

The Gundam Timeline Tangle

By Andrew Osmond. The beginning of 2021 sees Anime Limited release the film Gundam NT and the second half of the series Turn A Gundam. These anime were made nearly two decades apart, but they have similar agendas. Both set out to consolidate the complex Gundam franchise, but in drastically different ways. So, it’s a […]

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