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What does /m/ think of Gundam...
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)06:21 UTC+1 No.10871966 Report

What does /m/ think of Gundam X?
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)06:26 UTC+1 No.10871987 Report

To date, the only Gundam series I've never been assed to finish due to boredom.

None of the mecha designs were ever my favorites either.

In a word: meh.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)06:27 UTC+1 No.10871991 Report

It's alright
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)06:35 UTC+1 No.10872026 Report

It was fun and had one thing or another to fun up the show. If it wasn't Tifa x Garrod antics, it was the villains, then the skiboards, then the hyped up mechs of the week, then lesbian adventures in the big city.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)07:16 UTC+1 No.10872143 Report

Strong start, some decent characters, some shitty characters, ok MS designs, interesting spin on the OYW, rushed weak finish, average fights.

It was alright. It feels mostly like Wing with heavy plot armor Gundams and extremely weak grunts. I just watched it in tandem with Victory and initially I liked it a lot better but by the end of both shows I ended up liking Victory more. If you need some Gundam to watch and have seen most everything else you might as well watch it.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)07:24 UTC+1 No.10872170 Report

Better than Wing, and everything that came after besides Turn A
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)07:28 UTC+1 No.10872175 Report

>Rushed weak finish
THat's because the show was getting canned and they had to shove 12 episodes worth of climax into 3 episodes

Also am I the only one who liked that the Frost Brothers?
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)07:31 UTC+1 No.10872183 Report

After finally finishing X, I will never understand the dumbshits who keep claiming that Garrod ranks among the best Oldtype/Natural/Normalfag pilots.

He's barely adequate and gets his shit kicked in on a regular basis, if anything he's almost as bad as S1 Setsuna. Very little skill displayed and a laughable over reliance on his OP Gundam right to the very end.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)07:33 UTC+1 No.10872184 Report

No, the staff had advance notice, so I imagine a story arc or two were cut out and they seemed to spend a little bit too much time in that one country they allied with.

Stuff like Enil's joining the Freeden was cut out.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)07:34 UTC+1 No.10872185 Report

that may be true, Garrod might be overrated as a pilot,yes.

But this series has one of the best Mechanics in the franchise.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)07:34 UTC+1 No.10872186 Report

It's proof that it doesn't matter how likable you're protagonist cast is, if you pit them against shitty antagonists then show will suffer for it. X would have been so much better if it had had anyone but these two pathetic assholes as it's main villains.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)07:37 UTC+1 No.10872191 Report

>THat's because the show was getting canned and they had to shove 12 episodes worth of climax into 3 episodes
True, but that doesn't make it any better to watch.

The Frost brothers were ok. Olba was kind of annoying and their motivation was kind of weak. Their plans also required the Bloodman to be a big retard to work properly.

>Hey Bloodman, your entire New Federation council just died in a mysterious plane explosion ;)
>Because they didn't want war like you, we think YOU are the greatest leader ever and would never ever betray you because you're so great. Even if we killed literally everyone in our way to get to this position including your own generals and politicians! Start war with the colonies how please.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)07:38 UTC+1 No.10872195 Report


Hey they were fun villains.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)07:38 UTC+1 No.10872196 Report

Dreams is a pretty good OP
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)07:41 UTC+1 No.10872202 Report


dumber puppet plots have happened
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)07:45 UTC+1 No.10872214 Report

One thing that kid of annoyed me was how well off the world seemed after the mass colony drop and death of 99.9% of the population. Especially since the environment JUST NOW stabilized enough for people to actually live outside of shelters again.

Like in the first arc or so you get the post apocalyptic feeling with the destroyed citied that people live in and raiders/scavengers everywhere, but then not too long into it they start going to perfectly functional and clean cities and doing shit like going clothes shopping and going to restaurants and shit. It's like the apocalypse never happened.
Marika Kato 05/28/14(Wed)07:49 UTC+1 No.10872229 Report

Dreams was good, but I personally kinda liked Resolution better.
That opening bit really is fantastic.

>then lesbian adventures in the big city
Some day I'll try to do that Protagonist-Pala rewrite. Some day...
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)15:35 UTC+1 No.10873231 Report

I liked it a lot until the ending.
Still one of the better AU Gundam
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)17:50 UTC+1 No.10873559 Report

Has Best girls in non UC Gundam.
Gundam visargo HG/MG when?
SD Aila Fag 05/28/14(Wed)17:58 UTC+1 No.10873582 Report

It's been a while since I saw it -of course- but I remember liking it very much. So I guess that stands today too.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)18:14 UTC+1 No.10873629 Report

Maybe soon? They did announce Airmaster not too long ago.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)18:46 UTC+1 No.10873703 Report

I actually kind of liked how they show how civilization post-apocalyptic doesn't have to be designed entirely by Mugatu.
Solidus Snake 05/28/14(Wed)19:09 UTC+1 No.10873770 Report

One of the better gundam series.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)19:13 UTC+1 No.10873784 Report

Overrated as fuck on hipster /m/

Mediocre as fuck show that gets praised for nothing, usually waifu shit, and because it isn't popular outside /m/ (because it's mediocre)
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)19:19 UTC+1 No.10873798 Report

Because people want to return to normalcy. If there were cities, it's because they weren't destroyed in the drops, or they were constructed in such a way it could be built in the last 15 years.

It was nice to see a things not be completely mad max
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)20:35 UTC+1 No.10874015 Report

It was what made me get interested in Gundam again.
When I read it was axed, I though it would be a shitfest from beginning to end, but I was wrong, it was really enjoyable.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)20:37 UTC+1 No.10874025 Report

I like it a lot, but hit has areal problem with it's ending. I can't say its' great, but it might have been.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)20:49 UTC+1 No.10874073 Report

0079 got axed too. It's not really a good reason.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)21:42 UTC+1 No.10874250 Report

it's shit

even SEED, Destiny and AGE are more memorable than this show
Solidus Snake 05/28/14(Wed)22:25 UTC+1 No.10874401 Report

SEED/Destiny are more memorable because of all the hate they get. I've completely forgotten about AGE
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)22:44 UTC+1 No.10874477 Report

Overall, I really liked it.
Obviously, it's not without its flaws, but it's in my top three. I enjoyed a lot of the suits, aesthetics and characters.
Frost Brothers' motivation could have been stronger and some of the story telling could have been tightened up, but overall, I enjoyed it.

Also, maybe it was the whole post-apoc thing, plus some of the suit and MA designs, but I got every so often, I'd get a real Armored Core vibe from it and I really dug that.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)22:54 UTC+1 No.10874520 Report

It never really grabbed me, despite being solid enough. I like the MS designs, but it was just kinda bland. I dropped it when it got to the Mercenary of the Week bit, which got pretty stale even after the uneventful previous arcs. I'll go back and finish it, but I'm in no rush. People have said Turn A was boring and I think they're wrong, but X is legitimately pretty boring to me.

That being said, the Gundam X is one of the best Gundam designs period and Jamil is a bro.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)23:16 UTC+1 No.10874589 Report

It was mediocre, though it had a nice MC and the X/DX and Virsago were the only good mechs.
Jamil was the best thing about the show.
Anonymous 05/28/14(Wed)23:20 UTC+1 No.10874605 Report


how can anyone forget about newtype dolphins?
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)01:46 UTC+1 No.10875057 Report

better than being boring and forgettable like X

mediocre show
Solidus Snake 05/29/14(Thu)02:32 UTC+1 No.10875211 Report

No, boring and forgettable is better than being memorable for being extremely shit.
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)03:53 UTC+1 No.10875561 Report

>extremely shit
>implying they mean the same thing

See me after class.
Solidus Snake 05/29/14(Thu)04:04 UTC+1 No.10875625 Report

I don't think that they mean the same thing. It's better to be mediocre and forgettable than being memorable for being shit.
Fllay Allster 05/29/14(Thu)04:07 UTC+1 No.10875634 Report

Solidus, calm down. We all know that X was okay to good. It's just that some anons want more of the /m/ rep so they say things that would make them 'cool' or 'stand out'
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)04:07 UTC+1 No.10875638 Report

one of my favorite Gundam series. just wished it could have been a full series
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)04:10 UTC+1 No.10875647 Report

GX used to be really popular in the online community. Not just on /m/. Still a very mediocre show that got exposed over time when more people got to see it.
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)04:11 UTC+1 No.10875649 Report

I enjoyed the cast a lot. Garrod didn't fall into the typical bullshit category most pilots do. The rest of the crew was enjoyable too, and that episode fleshing out Roybea and Witz was great.

Setting was very enjoyable, but they didn't capitalize on it quite enough.

The plot itself could be a little stagnant at times, but some moments really let X shine.

Mobile suit design ranged from great to kitbash. Bertigo and fucking Daughtress were awesome designs. And that skinny as fuck thing with the knife was pretty cool.

My favorite thing though is strangely enough X's pacing and length. I feel most Gundam shows tend to drag on way longer than they should or don't have enough time. X never felt rushed to me despite being cancelled. I think more Gundam should adopt a 30~35ish range of episodes.

Overall I felt X was an above average show and one of the better Gundam series. I'm surprised to see the general attitude in this thread, /m/ has usually said pretty favorable things about X.
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)04:21 UTC+1 No.10875684 Report


According to what is said in the later episodes, the North and South American continents were the areas most directly damaged by the colony drop. Europe, especially was left particularly alone, which is why after they cross the sea most cities shown seem to be pretty well off as far as structure goes.
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)04:21 UTC+1 No.10875686 Report

X is a personal favorite of mine. I enjoyed it a lot.
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)04:22 UTC+1 No.10875689 Report

>North and South American continents
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)04:27 UTC+1 No.10875712 Report

whats hard to understand?
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)04:28 UTC+1 No.10875721 Report

those don't exist
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)04:29 UTC+1 No.10875723 Report


I don't see how X can be forgettable if there's nothing else you can point out as a direct superior alternative. There's no other Gundam show that really pushed the underdog protagonist angle, the arc structure or setting. You just dislike the show but can't elaborate why and then come with a "forgetable" complaint that makes no sense.
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)04:40 UTC+1 No.10875785 Report

bullshit, he starts out decent and only gets better as the series progresses.
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)04:54 UTC+1 No.10875844 Report

It can get pretty Mad Max depending on type of crowd you hang with, Freeden just seems to be doing well for themselves being a top-tier mercenary outfit and the plot leads them to interact with governments, scientists and aristocratic types more.

Though I'd say, Victory's Eastern European peasant couture and overall circumstances looked bleaker and more post-apocalyptic than X ever did.
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)04:54 UTC+1 No.10875845 Report


The issue with Garrod is that although in the show it's said that he's a master at adaptation, compared to other protagonists he's actually really slow.

Most battles in X, up to the final few episodes, generally put Garrod in a new situation, where he initially gets beaten up, until he turns it around near the ending. However, some of those things that he takes time to adapt, seem almost automatic for other heroes, like zero gravity fighting, funnels or even dodging and counter attacking extending limbs.

However, by the ending of the show, he does have a very well rounded skill set where he shouldn't have similar troubles again and has done some impressive things (like destroying the Croudas and one of those Newtype candidate MS by firing in their thrusters or vents).

That said, "OP Gundam"? Really, outside of the Satellite Canon, the Double X really wasn't very powerful compared to the other mobile suits in X. Garrod basically gets two episodes where the Double X was the best thing ever, but right afterwards we start getting faster MS, and also ones with more firepower, when the Satellite Cannon isn't available.

Heck, even with the G-Falcon attachment in MA mode and with quite a lead, the Frosts' upgraded Gundam caught up with it when they attempt to escape from a Federation base.
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)16:25 UTC+1 No.10877294 Report

Same here, man. I love the hell outta X.
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)23:13 UTC+1 No.10878770 Report

I liked it but I can't remember a damn thing about it except Gundam X and Gundam DX.
Anonymous 05/29/14(Thu)23:21 UTC+1 No.10878800 Report

>totally not miss sazabi's inspiration
Marika Kato 05/30/14(Fri)01:17 UTC+1 No.10879151 Report

...Hello new custom idea.
Anonymous 05/30/14(Fri)01:22 UTC+1 No.10879160 Report

I thought it was pretty clear that he was worried about them in that scene, but he really had not choice though. Going against them would just get himself killed too, and their goals seemingly aligned anyway.

>It was alright. It feels mostly like Wing with heavy plot armor Gundams and extremely weak grunts

The Gundams had armor to take hits even from beam weapons, unlike most grunts, although we also get grunts able to do that towards the ending, but they often had problems with grunt tactics and numbers in spite of that.

There are very few battles through the series where it's just a Gundam beating grunts without problems.
Anonymous 05/30/14(Fri)21:10 UTC+1 No.10882019 Report


you can totally see how that thing would be able to transform
Anonymous 05/30/14(Fri)21:14 UTC+1 No.10882033 Report

Project harder.
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