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Old 2017-10-08, 12:16   Link #221
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This episode made me feel for Sayla more than ever. Poor girl.

I had forgotten just how many people the colony drop killed. Half of the world's population. Holy crap.
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Old 2018-04-25, 12:08   Link #222
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Old 2018-04-25, 17:40   Link #223
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I still hope this leads to a full on "one year war remake"
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Old 2018-04-28, 08:40   Link #224
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Finally watched Episode 5.

Absolutely amazing as always but I felt like they could've given more focus on the impact on Operation British. Don't get me wrong, the show did give a lot of focus on it, but given the sheer scale of the casualties involved, it would've been nice to see an actual POV from the Federation on Earth (we only get Zeon POV really). A real sombre moment among the survivors/politicians to reflect on the sheer cataclysmic scale of their loss. I mean, just imagine how much 9/11 affected US foreign (and domestic) policy and that was only a tiny fraction compared to this.

The Federation must have been utterly appalled, not just at the casualties but at the fact that Zeon leaders weren't backing down. At this point Zeon lost all credibility. Would've been nice to have more of a POV into a Zeon supporters mindset and how they would come to terms with the colony drop. Have a scene devoted to them being barraged with fake news and Putin-esque propaganda and this show would've been an instant 10/10.

I was a little bit peeved when Sayla said the Federation and Zeon were all the same. I appreciate that at the time she was under attack by thugs supporting the Federation but that just reeked of false equivalence. That said, I still felt extraordinarily sympathetic to Sayla. She's not lead an easy life but she's become an admirable woman nonetheless. It's such a damn same she gets shafted storywise after the One Year War.

I was disappointed in Dolze. The fact that he played an instrumental part in Operation British is utterly unforgivable but it's made worse when he's able to go back to a family and pretend he's not the monster he is. He does show some self awareness, but I guess the guilt is just too much for him and he tries to justify the murder of billions of people in the most pathetic way possible. It's a much more interesting take on a genocidal monster than the one dimensional moustache twirling monsters you usually see though. i actually liked the guy before this episode.

I also enjoyed the brief segway into Amuro's life in the prelude. I was surprised by how much of a gutsy punk Kai Shiden was back in those days. I always interpreted him as some privileged snivelly narcissist.

Char didn't have much screentime this episode. I thought the previous episode didn't have much focus on him either compared to the others so it looks like this Loum Arc has shifted quite a bit in focus. I'm also hoping this means a One Year War remake.
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Old 2018-05-12, 16:19   Link #225
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Episode 6 is up in Hulu, didn't realize that it came out like a week ago. Finally get the action we have been waiting for plus allot of good back story and depth to allot of the Zeon characters
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Old 2018-07-29, 00:22   Link #226
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The finale is finally out. Been a hell of a long wait, but it was definitely worth it: the combat sequences were amazing, and the human aspects of the war were explored in a satisfactory manner. There's also a pleasant surprise at the end.
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Old 2018-07-29, 04:23   Link #227
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Beautiful ending and excellent beginning for the MSG saga. There are so many things I love about this last episode from showing how Tianem's anxiety failed him to capture the Zeon and seized victory (colony even though his fleet is fully capable of it) to the famous Revil's speech that encouraged the Earth Federation to fight further and not giving up (which, ironically, prolonged the terrible One Year War even more). All the big events that we only heard as background information in the original MSG are shown in their full glory and that post-credit fanservice is like a cherry on top of a magnificent cake. The UC fan in me is very pleased.

All in all, Gundam: The Origin is an excellent show. It's not without its flaws (like how some characters "overacting" to things), but the good far surpassed the bad. It now has joined the ranks of Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket and Gundam Unicorn as the trinity of "Best Gundam Entries" in the franchise for me.
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Old 2018-07-31, 04:25   Link #228
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was the surprise Char final speech?
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Old 2018-07-31, 06:08   Link #229
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was the surprise Char final speech?
Nope. The surprise is a certain familiar thing from MSG after the credits.

Btw, I also love how this episode shows & explores M'Quve's character a bit more. He's not just a connoisseur of antiques (like what's seen in MSG), but also an expert historian. In fact, it's his love of Earth's history that Kycilia used to motivate him to be the commander of Zeon's Earth troops and occupation army.
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Old 2018-08-01, 05:53   Link #230
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Nope. The surprise is a certain familiar thing from MSG after the credits.

Btw, I also love how this episode shows & explores M'Quve's character a bit more. He's not just a connoisseur of antiques (like what's seen in MSG), but also an expert historian. In fact, it's his love of Earth's history that Kycilia used to motivate him to be the commander of Zeon's Earth troops and occupation army.
I must of missed it, care to explaned this familiar thing, please?
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Old 2018-08-01, 06:20   Link #231
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I must of missed it, care to explaned this familiar thing, please?
Nothing big, just....
Spoiler for Post-Credit callback to MSG:
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