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The Best Gundam

Posted by Danny Choo On Thu 2007/12/13 18:08 JST In Gundam
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Stumbled onto these two videos on YouTube which contain the OPs for all the Gundam series minus Gundam 00.
Thought it would be interesting to talk about which series we loved or disliked and how we came to love Gundam.

My fave until now is Gundam 0083 Stardust Memory. This was the series that got me started on Gundam.
I lived in Japan for about 6 years without having any interest in Gundam at all. I then chanced upon the GP01 GFF in Tokyo Hands. Looked very cool indeed so picked it up. I then wanted to find out what anime it was from and started to watch 0083. Wow. They really don't make 20 min shows like they used too. The amount of hand drawn frames and fluid animation puts many anime series currently running to shame.

After watching 0083, I wanted to start making Gunpla. Have always wanted to as a kid but never thought I would have the skills to do so. The first kit I picked up was the Gundam MK2 Perfect Grade. It turned out decent so I got a proper air brush and started to build more. You can have a look at my Gunpla modeling tutorial if you are interested in getting started in modeling - its not for pro's but a good start - I believe many of you Gundam fans found this site through that tutorial.

Through time, I managed to watch all the Gundam series. Other faves were Gundam X, Gundam Wing and War in the Pocket (me cried at the end). The series that I didn't get into was Turn A. Has some nice animation and the characters looked decent but the Gundams didnt look or feel like a Gundam to me.

What was your fave/worst Gundam series and how did you encounter Gundam?
Which series would you recommend to folks who want to try out Gundam to get started on?

BTW, hope I didn't miss out any series or get the years wrong - was looking at Gundam Perfect Web.

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