|My MS-G-00 review|
It's been years since I've last watched a Gundam series, Gundam SEED Destiny being the most recent. Destiny unfortunately left a bad taste in my mouth, so despite all the hype I had heard about Gundam 00, I was cautiously optimistic going in.
By reading the plot you'll get the general idea of what's going on in the world of Gundam 00, but as the story moves along, there's so much more to it than that. The story takes place hundreds of years in the future with flying robots, laser beams and SPAAACE, but the issues it draws upon can be seen in our time, simply by turning on the news. Religion and politics. Two things that if implemented poorly can ruin a series. But in the case of Gundam 00 it was executed superbly. There's also a bit of romance floating around, not nearly as much as SEED or Destiny, but enough to satisfy the hopeless romantic in ya.
What seems to be the standard in every Gundam series that I've watched (The 08th MS Team, Wing, SEED, and SEED Destiny) is that the animation is top notch. Gundam 00 meets and exceeds that standard. Most of the characters were drawn beautifully and the animation flowed in such a way that felt very real to me. I was also impressed with how well the CGI was used. I normally find that the use of CGI animation in an anime is forced, like whatever objects that are being shown, don't belong. Gundam 00 does an amazing job of making it look natural.
The Gundam pilots where great, my favourite from all Gundam shows, although there is alot and it can take a while to get your head around who is who and what their role is.
Finally, what's a great Gundam series without some kick ass openings??? The animation and music selection for the 4 different openings were simply amazing! And for the most part, while not the best that I've heard in anime, the musical scores did a decent job of assisting the scenes that they were accompanied with.
Overall, Gundam 00 is a wonderful series that I recommend not only to fans of mecha, but anime and a must see for fans of the Gundam franchise!