I’ve talked with fellow Toonami and Gundam fans what Gundam series (ones most likely to licensed) should the new Toonami air if it can get said license. Here’s what I’ve come up:
Mobile Suit Gundam: Dated animation, and was pulled from both Cartoon Network and [adult swim] early in their broadcast; chances of success: low
Zeta Gundam: Still one the most popular Gundam series around, only it’s dated animation hinder it; chances of success: moderate
0080 War in the Pocket: Good animation, good story. Only six episodes long, so it can used as filler. Chances of Success: High
0083 Stardust Memory: Aried on [adult swim], given mixed reviews. Chances of success: moderate to high
G Gundam: Super Robot action, still popular. Chances of success: moderate to high
Gundam Wing: Most popular series in the US, banks highly on nostalgia. Chances of success: high
Gundam 08th MS Team: Short episode count, highly praised, minimal editing needed. Chances of success: high
Gundam Seed: No longer has to worry about Cartoon network editing it. Needs to catch on in a few episodes. Reputation tainted by Destiny. Chances of success: moderate.
Gundam Seed Destiny: Worst reviewed series by critics, polarizing fan-base. Chances of success: abysmal
Gundam 00: Highly reviewed and praised, already has an edit from SyFy channel who no longer seem to want it. Chances of success: moderate to high
Gundam UC: Superb animation and voice acting, highly praised, but needs to be finished and would have to broken up to fit into a 30 minute time slot. Chances of success: unknown, but could be very high
Also, I have not seen Age so that’s why I didn’t mention it; go ahead post your opinions and I would like to know if Age should be be licensed for TV in the US.