“Why is that giant robot skipping?” Dr. Jonathan Clements returns to bring some fascinating insight on a number of topics that also gives him a chance to discuss reindeer herders and his love of Gunbuster! We conclude the week with Jeremy and Andy welcoming Dr. Jonathan Clements back to the show to provide a (what […]
By Andrew Osmond. Zeta Gundam is sometimes described as one of the darker Gundam series. That’s largely because of things that happen in the last couple of episodes on this set – this really is a series where no-one, and we mean no-one, is safe.
By Andrew Osmond. Gundam is a big franchise, encompassing nearly 40 years of anime, and leaving even some seasoned fans lost amid, say, G Gundam and Gundam 00. Zeta Gundam comes from 1985, when the franchise was in its early days. It’s the sequel to the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam, which Anime Limited released […]
By Jonathan Clements. He knew that there would be trouble when the 10,000 giveaway posters ran out. The crowd was already way too large to fit into the Shochiku Cinema, and risked spilling out into the street to block the traffic near Shinjuku station. One misplaced surge, thought Yoshiyuki Tomino, and the press would be […]
By Andrew Osmond. Gundam ZZ is a shocking series. It follows on from the original Mobile Suit Gundam serial and its sequel Zeta Gundam (both available from Anime Limited), which had taken viewers through a hugely tragic space opera. Gundam fans had seen heroes perish, casts of thousands obliterated, and a central conflict whose warring […]