Look at the piece of moe beauty that you cannot find from Gundam 00
In a world where the strongest prevails, and the error prone hurting the strong because they just cannot get the girls, there is only one truth: cute girls holding kendo sticks are win. Robots, as much as they are GAR, cannot beat the greatness of the girls bashing out “meh” faster than a Meister trying to fashion some beautiful move. I was actually going to write an entry about the thirteen episode of Bamboo Blade and how much I will want to swoon over Azuma, Tamaki and all the other Bamboo Blade girls. However, just when I am about to write, Crusader came online and I had an inspiration.
I started to think about Gundam 00 (like it’s the most natural thing to do) due to his great rhetoric on the show. Something sparked in my mind. Will Bamboo Blade’s antics and our fellow anime blogosphere help the series more
or somehow make it tolerable for human consumption?
Only the rabid fans support the anime. The critics just sit on an armchair like a certain someone
Bamboo Blade could have been how Gundam 00 should be like. Rather than trying to make itself a serious show, they really have to get more comedy values to the standard of Bamboo Blade. I mean, they can really learn from Azure Flame on making some good parodies. The thing with Bamboo Blade and Gundam 00 is that one of them hardly has any plot at all (Bamboo Blade) while the other has a wafer thin plot that I probably can find more wafer bits in the notorious horrible Ben & Jerry’s Oatmeal Chunk ice cream. It’s simply disturbing how they just don’t see it and try to weave some plot and forced a label of “story” on it. It is painful.
That is something that Gundam 00 has to realize. Many of us armchair critics have been laughing the hell out of the pathetic attempt to weave a plot. It is almost like, “Hey, we have a new merchandise of Gundams required to be sold in order for us to be laughing to the bank, let’s cut and paste plots from random C grade series and milk money”. The truth is that fans of Gundam 00 wants a plot that involves all the Gundams eventually in a hot bloody violent orgy, and not some weak lame convulsed plot about world domination and slaughtering the cow of war. Of course, if it’s Gundam domination, that’s perhaps a different story.
GARRRRR! More GARness for Gundam 00 to rock…maybe.
Hence, unless you can reach the canonic plot levels of Neon Genesis Evangelion or even Code Geass (already hitting below the belt), do not try to be serious. I am very sure that most Gundam viewers do not care whether the Alliance is undergoing five different infiltrations using those Gundams, but they want the bang bang bang action between the Gundams. Of course, if Gundam can adopt a sophisticated rant about philosophy or perhaps presume some huge discussion on symbolism, that will work.
It’s like how Bamboo Blade is. Few people in Japan, much less worldwide cares about how the kendo stick is used to
physically maim the opponent into submission achieve the win. However, we do care about Kirino’s funny faces as well as the great Tamaki going all weepy after getting hit in an awkward area of her body. That is why Gundam 00 should stop trying to weave its 800th weak sub plot and just focus on big Guncannons and make it completely Epic Win for all of us. Seriously, there is no point to try too hard when fans are generally easily satisfied with fanservice. Sure, the critics will always complain about them, but they are not who you are targeting.