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TV Review: Gundam Unicorn

posted Jun 9, 2012, 11:25 PM by Golden Knight   [ updated Jun 9, 2012, 11:31 PM ]
By Alex Sy


Gundam Unicorn is the next installment to one of the best anime sagas in history, Gundam. Gundam Unicorn is a mecha series divided into seven episodes that span an hour long in content. After the success of Gundam 00, the creators added another story to the original timeline of their series.

Gundam Unicorn takes place in the 0096 Universal Century where armed conflict revolves around giant machines known as mobile suits. Armed conflict is between the Earth Federation and the space immigrants that live in space colonies, The Sleeves. Armed conflict also revolves around a relic that is known as Laplace’s Box, and is said to be able to overthrow the Federation and destroy the world. The OVA centers around the story of a boy named Banagher Links. Banagher Links is a 16 year-old electronics student. Banagher’s colony was under crossfire between the Sleeves and the Federation and he stumbles into the Vist Foundation that has manufactured a new mobile suit known as the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam named after Gundam, being the first Mobile Suit developed by the Federation in 0078 UC. In that building he is entrusted with that Gundam which is the key to Laplace’s Box.

This OVA is directed like a movie, unlike any other Gundam series ever created before. The animation is amazing and the art is awesome looking. The fight scenes are great to watch. There is CGI in the film but it is so well integrated that it blends in with the animation. The music is epic and is perfectly integrated into every scene. 

Gundam was my childhood as I remember watching almost every day until its end in American broadcast. This new OVA is amazing and fun to watch and brings so much nostalgia to me. Recommend to watch this OVA as it is amazing and in every step of the way and extremely compelling to watch. A+