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Sermon From The (Mobile) Suit: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn 04

In the previous installments of the Gundam Unicorn OVA I’ve lavished praise in its restraint in letting pilots talk in their mobile suits while fighting. The talking is a very Gundam thing to do, wherein the combatants debate, argue, and … Continue reading

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Operation Valkyrie: the Gihren Zabi Assasination Plan (He’s Hitler, Get it?); Why Do Bad Guys Seem So Damn Cool? This is an Authentic Guilty Pleasure orz

Giren Zabi idolized Adolf Hitler, and patterned his Spacenoid (though he used the term Newtype) superiority ideology after Hitler’s own doctrine of Aryan racial superiority. The Principality of Zeon is depicted in romanticized WW2 German likenesses, most notably through their … Continue reading

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