- Directors: Seiji Mizushima
- Writers: Yousuke Kuroda
- Format: PAL
- Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 6
- Studio: Beez Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 26 Sept. 2011
- Run Time: 625 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- ASIN: B005GUP428
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 139,466 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Gundam 00 - Complete Season One - Anime Legends
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To those unfamiliar with Gundam... WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN FOR THE PAST DOZEN YEARS! No seriously, Gundam 00 is an action/ mecha series with plenty of battling and drama. Just like all the other gundam series...
A new cast of moody brooding teens through varying circumstances, end up with giant mobile suit mechas known as gundams. They proceed to make a bucket load of enemies and in the name of peace... blow up absolutely everything they come across! Sounds simple? yep. And for the most part it is. But in typical Gundam style the plot for this anime can at times come across as confusing and messy.
Everything is stupidly overdramatic and the diologue at times, comes across as completely rediculous. The fightscenes are very well animated (a definate step up from previous gundam series) but are also a largley predictable affair. Every character in this series has some sort of really overplayed quirk or uniqueness to them that sets them apart from the rest of the crowd (again this isnt really unusuall for gundam) and everything to be honest... feels VERY familiar. Bad guys in giant robots battling against good guys in other giant robots... and you know what... I love it.
This is the best looking gundam series yet and the storyline has a few nice twists towards the end. And whilst not quite living up to the likes of the Wing characters, this new bunch are actually very likeable and its easy to become attached to them. As always with gundam, all the characters are constantly grappling with moral dilemas and various personal issues (all of which are usually resolved with an epic mecha battle) and it's genuinly great fun to watch.
The storyline feels a little darker than other Gundam series with some of the subject matter regarding certain characters being a little... lets just say it gets a little bleak for a few moments here and there. And whilst I personally think this slightly (and I do mean very slightly) darker tone suits the series well some of my friends thought it was a slight step away from what Gundam should be.
None the less... all in all this latest installment has me hooked on Gundam yet again. Which is definatly a good thing. And all comparisons aside this series stands well on its own two feet and deserves alot of praise for simply being what it is. And what it is is a mecha show that any anime fan should try and get ahold of. If you havnt seen a gundam series before, now is the time to start.
Thankyou for reading.
(Any comments or questions? please feel free to post some as I'm interested on your thoughts aswell!)
Video - Crisp video with amazing quality which looks even better with an upscaler, though sometimes when theres alot of movement the picture quality breaks up a little. Other than that its great
Audio - Standard 2.0 Stereo, nothing wrong with any audio track. The english dub is great though sometimes the dubbers voice multiple characters while the Japanese audio has an all star cast of great voice actors.
Packaging - Since this is a Beez rerelease it comes in the standard black dvd set seen pictured, the images on the discs only have two different designs and I was expecting the disc art to feature characters on them. The plastic the set is made from sure is very weak and all the bits break very easily, a disc holder was broken when my set arrived. Even with these drawbacks this release is still far cheaper than the previous releases which are the same price as the entire season.
Episode 17 commentary
Episode 21 commentary
Episode 25 commentary
Gundam 00 SD (Super Deformed)
Mission's 1,2 3 - Short recaps about Celestial Beings missions