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The Most Complicated of Set Pieces: The Battle of The Stratosphere (The Third of Three Posts on Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Episode 05)

This is the framework, the formula – if you will, of the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn set piece battle: An operation is initiated – implying or overtly according to some level of planning. It’s met with the opposing response – … Continue reading

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12 Moments of Anime 2011: Coffee With a Runaway Princess (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn)

[Moment the Eleventh: Rider Crashes a Party (Fate/Zero)] There are two things that Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn is very good at: mecha battles, and quiet moments of conversation. I’ve spilled a lot of virtual ink over the former, and a … Continue reading

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The Despair of Zeon At The Bottom of The Gravity Well–Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn 04

Sieg Zeon! The sound of the war cry heard from Loni’s lips elicit a far, far different feeling from that of Gihren Zabi. How different? Gihren was rousing the troops and attempting to fill his enemies with fear. Loni sounds … Continue reading

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The Colonization of Space That Wasn’t: Gundam’s Universal Century as Editorialized by Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn 02

One of the most remarkable moments in the second episode of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn followed the meaningful conversation at a Sleeves officer’s dinner table. In that dinner conversation, Gundam does something cute: the naïveté of the protagonist Banagher Links … Continue reading

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