I'm currently in the process of writing reviews for two recent mecha series, the first season of Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE and OBSOLETE, the YouTube Originals anime from Gen Urobochi. Released last December, only 6 episodes of OBSOLETE were released, with each episode featuring seemingly unrelated characters at different time frames. Well, the teaser for … Continue reading Winter 2020 Release: “OBSOLETE” Part 2 Teaser
Along with the Mobile Suit Gundam G40 special movie, Sunrise also dropped the first trailer for Mobile Suit GUNDAM Hathaway, the trilogy of movies adapting Yoshiyuki Tomino's Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash novels. And yes, they dropped "Flash" from the title -- at least the English one. The film series is billed as the proper … Continue reading Dropping The Flash: “Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway” First Teaser
A first since they started streaming Gundam series online, the first two episodes of Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE has dropped and, I don't know about you, but there's something a little different with the overall feel of the show as compared to the previous entry. Here are my first impressions. For starters, this gives more … Continue reading First Impressions: Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE
Here's something I totally didn't catch until I saw some interesting thumbnails on YouTube. Supposedly included as a bonus feature in recent reissues of various Gundam movies is Mobile Suit Gundam —The Light of Life— Chronicle U.C., a 40-minute clip show explaining some key concepts of the Universal Century. Amuro Ray and Lalah Sune are … Continue reading Moonlight (freaking) Butterfly! Mobile Suit Gundam —The Light of Life— Chronicle U.C.
One of the things I noticed with the marketing for OBSOLETE is the emphasis on the 8 feet tall EXOFRAMES. In fact, their website -- project-obsolete.com -- contains significant in-universe attempts to decipher what these machines are and how they work. That said, if you found it difficult to navigate their very immersive website, then … Continue reading YouTube Original Anime “OBSOLETE” World Building: The EXOFRAME