#GundamAGE ep12: X-Region? X-Region?! Who at Bandai do I have to punch?! #anime
He’s a Newtype you twats!! A Newtype! Just come up with some bullsh*t excuse to give him the proper title. Ugh! I better move on.
Good, entertaining episode. Sure there seemed to be plenty of times when it felt like everyone was having a staring contest, but they managed that reasonably well. Mr. Chocolate Bar showed some real planning skill, I suppose that if Grodek wasn’t so damn lucky (or blessed depending on how you want to see it) they would’ve been captured or badly damaged before they ever got to a UE fleet.
It all panned out a bit too conveniently for me at times, but I suppose things still came across with a reasonable amount of suspension and action. We even got a Newtype flash from Flit. He showed some stellar spatial awareness and reacted like a psychic to his opponents for a moment there. I even thought I saw a little Amuro in him for a moment there.
All in all, a good transitionary episode as the show moves towards the end of its first generation, or arc, or whatever you want to call it. I’m also glad that I didn’t hear a lick about the AGE system for another episode. I’ve been afraid that the show would come to rely on it too much, as if it were a new toy for a Saturday morning kids’ show. But the AGE has been well restrained the entire time regarding it.
I’ve seen a quality product in the show and it’s making me very optimistic about what it can achieve in the future. This next episode will be crucial in several ways for the show, however. I want to see what they do with the animation, with the characters, with the tone of the show. I’m very anxious to see how dark it plans on being. In my opinion, dark Gundam often equals good Gundam (Turn A being an exception).
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