Mobile Suit Gundam SEED HD Overall Review

Another Gundam series done, though unusually for an alternate universe show there is still another series and a film to talk about later down the road. Gundam SEED is an odd one, it ups the teen angst and drama while following the original Gundam series’ blueprint very closely for its first half before thankfully deviating to a more original story to end. Plus it has more Gundams than you can shake a stick at! Let’s take a final overall look then, once again a more detailed breakdown of the series in four chunks of episodes can be found by clicking on the Gundam tab above…

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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED HD (Episodes 39 – 48) Review

We reach the end of Gundam SEED (for those not following along, the HD version cuts out the recap episodes, which is why this ends at 48… and also why I had to change the thumbnail of a few of these reviews when I remembered that fact and had put the episode counts wrong…) and what do we get for the finale? Well, more sudden reveals than you can shake a stick at, most of which don’t land at all and are rather pointless, BUT we do get one hell of a final space battle spread out across several episodes, so more good than bad, certainly. Let’s take a look!

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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED HD (Episodes 24 – 38) Review

At the (roughly) halfway mark is where Gundam SEED starts to get interesting and drops most of the original Gundam series blueprint and even some… SOME of the teen melodrama as well. By reintroducing the neutral nation of Orb and giving it a key focus they steer away from the basic good vs. evil set up and go in interesting new directions. Want to know more? Let’s take a look!

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My Hero Academia – Endeavour Agency & Meta Liberation Army Arcs (Episodes 101 – 113) Review

Time to take a look at the just-finished-airing second half of My Hero Academia’s fifth season, adapting the Endeavour Training and Meta Liberation Army arcs. While the first arc had some good moments it’s the latter that really shone, casting light on our lead antagonists and not actually featuring the protagonists at all. “My Villain Academia” indeed! … Let’s take a look!

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Star Wars: Visions Review

I love it when two completely separate parts of my entertainment life come together like this! Visions is a series of nine anime shorts based on Star Wars, with the creators (and we’re talking major studios and people in the anime industry) given free rein to do whatever they wanted, no need to stick to any canon or anything… and boy did they ever not! What’s it like? Given it’s a bunch of shorts how good is the hit rate? Let’s find out!

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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED HD (Episodes 14 – 23) Review

Gundam SEED continues with more episodes that are often far closer to making it a remake of the original series than anything unique, though once again the differences are there once you look a bit closer. Sadly Flay is still here and it’s these episodes where she’s at her very worst. Can I bear with it? Let’s find out!

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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED HD (Episodes 1 – 13) Review

We arrive at our next Gundam series and it’s the start of one of the bigger “spin-off universes”, getting two full series, some OVAs and soon a film, so does that mean it’s right up there with the Universal Century stories? Erm… not in my book, anyway. Gundam SEED starts off using the blueprint of the original Gundam series but adding some more of the titular suits and a hell of a lot more teen angst. I’m watching the “HD” version, which means a lot of it is zoomed and cropped, but some of it has been reanimated! Sometimes for the worse, by all accounts… Anyway, let’s begin!

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Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (Episodes 26 – 37) Review

In case you were wondering I haven’t forgotten about this series, it was the last of the reviews that were partly done when my personal tragedy occurred and I’ve only now got round to finishing it off / getting pictures. So what happened in the third chunk of Dragon Quest Adventures of Dai episodes? Well, quite a lot actually, including a very high-budget showdown between our titular hero and his father… Let’s take a look!

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