So I've been playing a lot of Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3 the past 2 days, and I was thinking about how the only Gundam series I've seen are Gundam Wing (kinda meh on this one, but Endless Waltz was awesome) and G Gundam (love this shit). I've also seen 08th MS Team but barely remember it, outside of liking it. So, what are some recommended Gundam series I should also see?
Also, I've been enjoying using Garrod/Double X and Banagher Links/Unicorn a lot. How are their respective animes? And what kind of name is Banagher anyway?
Gundam Unicorn is an on-going OVA. It's up to 4 episodes thus far out of a planned total of 6 I believe. Because it's an OVA, its episodes have very, very high production values. However, it also comes at the heel of the Universal Century time-line. As such, it references characters and events from previous shows in the timeline, and you would need to, if not watch, at least read the wikipedia plot summaries of these following shows: Gundam, Stardust Memories, Gundam Z, Gundam ZZ, and Char's Counter Attack. That said, it's still very watchable on its own merits. Also Banagher is a very Tomino name, in the same league as Glemy Toto, Haman Karn, and Ramba Ral.
Gundam X is a late 90s show that was actually produced right after, and thus overshadowed by Gundam Wing. It takes place in the Alternate Universe timeline, and is thus completely standalone. The show itself is all about newtypes more so than any other Gundam show. Story is a bit cheesy and it's animation is very 90s, though not as poor as Wing, but I still enjoyed it greatly.
I'll also leave this link for you, which I leave for anyone that wonders what show in the Gundam franchise to watch.