Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

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Nearly two hundred years have passed since humanity departed from the Earth to start new lives in space colonies. The United Earth Sphere Alliance, who had abolished all the nations of the world and had taken control of the planet is now threatening to extend that control over the independent space colonies. Within the Alliance, a special group known as the Organization of the Zodiac(OZ) which is responsible for the Alliance's actions, aims to take center stage. Unwilling to yield to the Alliance, the colonies send 5 young men in Mobile Suits known as Gundams to destroy OZ and preserve the colonies' independence. Gundam Wing is an anime created in 1995 (formally known as 'New Mobile Report Gundam Wing'). Its parent series, Mobile Suit Gundam (AU), had premiered in 1979, marking the beginning of a successful Gundam Era. Two years after the release of forty-nine episodes, Gundam Wing was a venture to attract a new generation of cartoon-watchers. The show's initial airing in the United States is accredited to Cartoon Network's Toonami schedule block. "Generations ago, with a great dream for the future... humankind departed from planet Earth, seeking a life on space colonies. But as time went by, the United Earth Sphere Alliance brought the colonies under its control... one after another using its overwhelming military power in the name of peace and justice. After Colony, Year 195... The beginning of Operation Meteor... It was a secret operation by a few colonies which tried to stand against the Alliance. The operation was to secretly smuggle specially camouflaged combat weapons onto the earth. However, the operation had been detected by Alliance leaders..."moreless
Shigeru Nakahara

Shigeru Nakahara

Trowa Barton (Japanese)

Brian Drummond

Brian Drummond

Zechs Merquise / Milliardo Peacecraft

Takehito Koyasu

Takehito Koyasu

Zechs Merquise (Japanese)

Scott McNeil

Scott McNeil

Duo Maxwell

David Kaye

David Kaye

Treize Khushrenada

Hikaru Midorikawa

Hikaru Midorikawa

Heero Yuy (Japanese)

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  • One of my favourite additions to the Gundam franchise.

    9.0
    This incrnation of Gundam is set in a world where humanity exists not only on earth but also in various independdent space colonies. but the existance of these colonies is threatened by the earth governement. As such the colonies recruit five young men and equip them with very advanced mobile suits to fight against the earth government and protect the colonies.



    This was the first Gundam I ever watched and is still one of the best. It has a lot of politics in it even for a Gundam but somehow that works really well and makes the whole thing very enjoyable. As des the fantastic MS battles.moreless
  • A staple in the Gundam franchise, this was badass back in the day. And when compared to the more recent Gundam versions, it's actually quite a bit better.

    10
    Gundam Wing is one of those shows that you look back on today and realize just how kickass it was. Excellent animation for its time, great characterization, and a very well thought-out war story.



    The story can be a tad hard to follow, but it's very rewarding and has enough twists to make even the most diehard TV watchers go "HOLY ****" at some point.



    The combat, however, is where Gundam Wing's strongest point is, and it delivers in spades. From mecha fights, to gun combat, to even a couple of sword bouts, this one is a great show of conflict.



    The characters, which include the legendary Heero Yuy, Duo Maxwell, Treize Khushrenada, and Zechs Merquise (this series' Char Aznable), are all very well-acted and thought out. Fans of the Gundam franchise may prefer characters like Ray Amuro or Char Aznable, but I like this cast all the same.



    If you're a mecha fan, you should watch this. And even if you aren't, try it out. You won't be disappointed.moreless
  • An awesome Gundam series!

    9.0
    Personally, I really like this show. In my mind this is the third best Gundam series behind SEED and SEED Destiny. This is definetely the best old-school Gundam show. This show is about Heero Yuy, a secretive, tough Gundam pilot who one day, descends to Earth while doing a mission to destroy OZ. Reelena finds Heero on the beach, Heero runs away in an ambulance. While at school, Heero threatens to kill Reelena after she gives him an invitation to her birthday party. Heero meets the other Gundam pilots: Duo, Wu-Fei, Trowa, and Quetra. The dialogue inn this show ROCKS! The many exciting missions and sorrowful moments will keep you hooked on the series. The characters are awesome! I like all of the characters in the show except for Col. Un in her military uniform. She is a *bop* in her uniform. The music in this show rocks! I like the opening theme "Just Communication." Overall, best old-school Gundam; third best Gundam overall, exciting dialogue, memorable characters, except for Col. Un hahahahaha, awesome music, and an instant classic. I wish that Cartoon Network would put this show back on TV. In my mind with this show, along with Gundam SEED, Time Squad, Ruruoni Kenshin, Yu Yu Hakusho, Sailor Moon, The Powerpuff Girls, Hamtaro, and Dexter's Labortory I think Cartoon Network will be ressurrected from the ashes below.moreless
  • Everything a Kid regardless of age could want

    9.0
    This show will always hold a place in my childhood memories as being one of the best, coolest, funniests, and most violent show i was allowed to watch when i was 8. You have big giant machines, guns, lasers, lightsabers, human hand held guns, martial arts scenes, everything that guys like in high school.



    Although you don't have to know the story to enjoy the fight scenes, the story is somewhat immersive, and believable in futuristic sense. Politics play a big part in the show, as do real life problems. Really the only reason anyone watched at the time, was to see giant robots beat each other up, and i think i might go watch one right now.moreless
  • Man has moved into space on huge vessels called 'coloney's' but with people moving to space and staying on earth a war erupts over who should control space and earth, its up to 5 young mobile suit pilots to bring an end to this war.moreless

    9.5
    Another series in the gundam universe but for me it is by far the best, with unique mobile suits, sturdy story lines and rock solid characters, you could ask for much more.



    Sure the animation may be a little out of date but all the essentials and more are still there today.



    The mobile suits [giant mechs] that are used as ultimate weapons to fight the war are mainly controlled by the earth forces, who in turn are surpressing the colony forces and keeping resistance to a minimum.. that is untill the gundams arrive.. mobile suits vastly stronger than any seen before appear to fight the war for the under dog.



    Now if youve watched gundam before you probably know the underlying morals and story but this series takes a while new twist to it, with its own take on war and it includes a whole new set of mobile suits not seen before.



    Wing is the second anime i ever watched, DBZ being the first, and i have to say im still gripped now as i was back then, the replayability of the series is amazing, even now with gundam 00 on show [pretty much a modern re-tale of wing] it still stands its ground as one of the best gundam titles and one of the best anime titles.moreless
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high stake situations, large scale destruction, giant robots, Military & War, space travel