Oh Gundam, one of the most prolific anime multi-series this side of the last century with more shows than 1980’s sitcom spin-offs. But, once upon a time, when I was a wee child growing up, I didn’t know what anime was. Sure, I watched Sailor Moon and Tenchi Muyo, and Rurouni Kenshin, but I didn’t know that they differed from other cartoons other than how they looked. That’s how I came across G Gundam; it was playing on TV and I was like “Why not?”
What I found was not only my favorite Gundam series, it became one of my favorite anime series period. The plot was more intricate than any others I had seen before, I fell in love with the characters and countries, and it seemed like a more adult show than I was used to. But is nostalgia clouding my judgment, or is this really as great a show as I recall? Let’s check out G Gundam.