Monday, March 12, 2012

Gundam Unicorn Episode 4 Review

Episode 4: "At The Bottom of the Gravity Well"
With this episode we're now 2/3's through the six episode OVA series, and just like the previous three episodes it has the most glorious Mecha combat action you won't see anywhere else, graphic mech violence and environment destruction right on par with the new Evangelion movies. Even more mobile suits from past series, and even suits never seen in animation before appear for the huge battle in this episode like the Nemo, Guncannon Detector, Aqua GM, and GM Semi-Striker on the Earth Federation side, while Zeon suits like the Capule from ZZ Gundam, and the Zogok, Juaggu, and Dwadge only ever seen in MS Variation books were all pleasures to see in action. My two favorite suits that dished out some awesome damage on the field were the Earth Federation's Byarlant Custom for taking out the most enemy suits single handily while most GMs and Nemos got easily slaughtered and Zeon's Efreet Schneid just for being one of my personal favorite side story Zeon MS and he's cool ninja kills he got in.

This episode focuses alot on why the Earth Federation and Remnants of Zeon hate each other and continue fighting and how it is continuous cycle of revenge for revenge, and hints of what might be in Laplace's box. I felt Riddhe's sudden feelings for Mineva came out of nowhere, I mean there was just no evidence, and suddenly after he's father say he must of fallen for her to bring her there he suddenly starts to believe it, WTH? I also want to say again I really wish they could of got Michael Kopsa to voice Full Frontal cause he gave a speech in this episode and he sounded more like Zechs Merquise from Gundam Wing, I know he is not Char but he is suppose to give off the appearance that he is, which in the Japanese audio both characters are voiced by the same voice actor perfectly portraying that, just something lost in dubbing I guess I'm going to have to live with.

If you love brain cell exploding cliffhangers, episode 4 ends with the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam "Banshee" being airdropped in, making this the last thing you see before the credits:
Episode 5 "Black Unicorn" will be out on Blu-Ray in June

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see this awesome anime in blu-ray on my 32" LCD TV. It will surely be awesome and eyegasmic.