More Kids! More stowaways! More shouting to STOP FIGHTING! Lots of lovably stupid cheers (as if sporting teams)! More not Zakus flailing about! Lots of myopic targeting! More UE attacking inexplicably! Ineffective DODS rifle! Beam Dagger FAIL! New AGE System Weapon! Gundam Maxter in the house!
Best episode yet, and it’s going to get better, because better mobile suits are going to take the field next time, but for now let us celebrate some kiddy robot anime action!
Finally, we get to see what a regular pilot can do! Not an ace in some custom suit like Woolf, not some lead character like Flit in a Gundam. It’s time for a grunt in a grunt suit to grunt it out and do grunty things!
And while Gurren Largan can’t Toppa any Tengen with his not-drill, he sure showed us the grit and manliness of the grunt soldier. Ready to face doom, but never going to give up, he charged against the clearly superior UE mobile suit type that messed up the Gundam itself.
He got pwnd, like he was supposed to, but that’s part of his charm, and the charm of all these gritty grunts in the Gundam franchise. Oldfags lurve this kind of thing, wanting Gundam to be all about these guys who are heroes without being presented as such, without fanfare, but always having the willingness to face death within them, without ceremony, but with COURAGE.
And then, we get to see the new AGE weapon, and by Chibodee Crockett and all that’s Neo-A-merican, it’s a Gundam Maxter mod! Now for the complete effect Flit will need a surfboard, and some wicked football shoulder pads that convert into boxing gloves, but it does enough to remember love.
I wonder though: how exactly is a super-short-range melee unit supposed to be the solution to this particular UE mobile suit type? We’ll have to wait for next week’s episode to find out. In the mean time, here are some raving fags:
It’s like Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn episode 04 for 7-year olds. I love it.