Monday, April 27, 2020

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #326 – Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Review & Discussion

It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link

After a brief discussion of games we’ve been playing like Bayonetta and Yakuza 5 – and a preview of a Star Wars-themed paper Jonathan is writing with a very weird title – it’s back into the wide, wacky world of Gundam, as we finally reach Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, the 1995 anime that finally brought Gundam to the mainstream in the West when it premiered on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block in 2000. At once a throwback to many iconic pieces of Yoshiyuki Tomino’s original Gundam formula and a bold break with the structure of every Gundam series up to this point, Gundam Wing is a very different experience than anything we’ve talked about before. Initially exhilarating before growing increasingly frustrating, the show is one of the messier entries in the Gundam canon, but nevertheless fascinating to talk about. And the OVA/movie sequel, Endless Waltz, is a real treat for those who stick with it all the way to the end. 


Time Chart: 
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:10:59
Stuff: 0:10:59 – 0:30:53  
Gundam Wing: 0:30:53 

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