Since it is the current ongoing Gundam OVA series, I thought it would be a good idea to have a discussion section for it. Please keep the discussion limited to the anime, and if you must discuss the novel use a spoiler tag, so you don’t ruin the anime for people who haven’t (or can’t) read the book.
I thought the first episode was one of the finest episodes in all of Gundam. It handled introducing the characters and the story very well. The mobile suit battles were nothing short of spectacular; grunts actually survived for more than 2 seconds. Banagher’s line towards the episode’s end was simply epic. Cardeas Vist became one of my favorite characters in all of Gundam within the span of an episode.
The animation quality and music were superb, as were the character and mecha designs. The voice acting was excellent for both languages (the English dub was easily the best Gundam dub). There were numerous references to characters, mobile suits, ships, and events from other Universal Century series. All in all it is an extremely good entry into the Gundam metaseries and the Universal Century timeline in particular.
Please share your thoughts on the first and second episodes below, and we can discuss future episodes as they are released.
Edit: I’ve added a poll asking which is the best episode of the show. Please vote only for released episodes (1 & 2); it’s set so that you can change your vote, if you decide to change your mind with later releases.
Mod Edit: Renamed and stickied thread.