On the Japanese DVD releases of Victory Gundam there was a special interview with creator Tomino himself which was titled with a quote from the director. It read “Don’t buy these DVDs because you should not watch them!!” Turns out I should’ve listened to him… Well, apart from these were Blu-Rays, but you get the point. When the creator of the show tells you not to watch it, you know you’re in for a “treat”. Victory Gundam was the one series I’d never watched (until AGE came along, which is now the new one series I haven’t watched!) due to its reputation and length, and I can safely say now I’ve watched it, I WON’T be watching again. So let’s take a final, overall look at Victory Gundam, then try and forget about it…
Let’s all breathe a sigh of relief as we finally make it to the end of Victory Gundam. So, before those final end credits rolled, how was it? Was it full of great action, interesting character development and no pointless female deaths? Well… one of the three, anyway…
Victory Gundam’s third batch of episodes features the appearance of Uso’s mother (given she’s a female character, you know how that turns out!) and loads and loads of wheels. Mobile suits in wheels, large capital ships with wheels, the huge ship class called the “Adrastia” is also on wheels… it’s very odd, especially the first few episodes in space! Is it good though? Well… *sigh*… No. Not really. Let’s take a look anyway…
Well, after a “rough start” (by which I mean an awful start) Victory Gundam’s next batch of episodes is an improvement at least. Maybe not a massive one, but the move to space and less pointless female pilot deaths (less, not none…) means this was… tolerable. More information? Why not?! See below!
Oh boy… Well, I was warned, even by the creator of the show himself (literally Tomino told people not to buy the DVDs in an insert on the DVD release…) but now I’ve finally started to watch Victory Gundam and it’s not good! Who would’ve thought that a show with a bad reputation even among diehards of the meta-series would actually not be very good? Well, at least the first quarter-ish, we’ll see about the rest, obviously. Want to know more? Read on!
What’s this? Another Anime UK News review?! I know, right? Still, this was one of those “share anything even remotely to do with this video link and we’ll sue the pants off of you” movie screener reviews, which are always a bit special (and often very last minute!)
So what did I think about the latest MHA Movie? Click HERE to find out!
So HERE IT IS, my last Dragon Ball-related anime review for Anime UK News… well, until the inevitable next project, anyway… Now I just wish I had more time to review some older Dragon Ball stuff for this blog…
I can just about write a Bond film and a TV Doctor Who episode review a week at the moment, but I did manage to review MSG Origin V and VI for Anime UK News, which can be found HERE. I’m glad I did, because that’s another part of the UC Gundam series covered, as to when I’ll get around to Victory, I have no idea any more, but hopefully soon! (Who invented having to work for a living? Seriously…)
Here we finally are: The Marineford Arc. When I started getting into One Piece proper I heard about this then-publishing story arc, a showdown with the most teased-as-powerful characters finally unleashing a fraction of their power in a big war with Luffy’s brother Ace’s life in the centre of it, and thought it sounded great. I obviously heard of the ending long ago, which takes some of the edge off of it, but I still enjoyed my long-awaited watch through of the story arc. So let’s take an overall look at it, shall we?
The other half of the double Anime UK News shonen blu-ray reviews this week, HERE is Part 9 of Dragon Ball Super. So much fighting…. so… so much fighting…