Our step-up pick is the Iron-Blooded Orphans S1 and this one is a new series, releasing on Blu-Ray and DVD on November 14, 2017. For those looking for a new series other than 00, the Iron-Blooded Orphans looks promising. Do note, however, this is part 2 of the season 1 of the series. It is also available through Amazon Video, if you wish.
The budget pick is the Gundam 00 S1 and it is also one of the most remarkable media of all. Released in February 7, 2012, it contains 6 discs for the normal edition and 3 discs for the special edition, which was released in July 21, 2009. It is in DVD format and it is the complete season 1 of the media.
A Little Background
A Gundam series, also known as Mobile Suit, is a popular Japanese series that was one of the most important media involving the mecha genre, a.k.a. fighting robots. The Mobile Suit or franchise has reached the West in more than one ways, and have also influence some of the world's best comic book writers, science fiction directors and many more, due to the fine details of machinery and military values dictated in each story.
Different series came over the past years, all with their own storyline. The concepts often revolve around war and peace, and how they should be managed for the sake of the civilians. Other important values include sacrifice, teamwork and helping out comrades. Popular media of Mobile Suit include Wing, Seed, Seed Destiny, 00 and many more. All of them have different sets of characters and settings for you to watch.
Gundams also come in collector's items, which have been a hobby for many people for years due to the fun of assembling them. They can be a bit pricey for the average person, since they are from Japan, after all, but they can be worth it to buy and to have on your own if you are a big fan of Mobile Suit. You will find them in most toy stores like Toys R Us and especially on cosplay, anime and comic book conventions.
While it is true that the mecha genre is mostly for the guys, there still lies some female demographics for the Gundam series. Much like how many girls can be a big fan of many Marvel superheroes or even the X-Men, some women do have a penchant for mecha series like Mobile Suit, and may even cosplay one of the female pilots.
Mobile Suit has gone a long way and became a legend among those Japanese fighting robots that Westerners talk about. Aside from the West being influenced, the mecha genre anime industry also exploded with many attempts to give homage to the Mobile Suit with a similar concept of mobile suits, simply because who doesn't want to control a big robot for combat purposes?
Aside from the robot suits or the Gundams, the pilots themselves are also interesting characters, all with their own back story. For instance, Wing has Heero and Seed has Kira and Athrun. Ladies also pilot these Mobile Suits, so they are almost always part of the action, too, in every story.
On a side note, engineers from Japan and around the world are also being influenced by the technology presented in the Mobile Suit. Some of them have stepped forward in the field of robotics in order to make replicas of, or machines that are inspired by Mobile Suit. This just proves that Japanese anime is more than just Naruto or Dragon Ball Z - it is a diverse form of media with different genres that can become realistic and inspiring for people.
How we Picked
When we chose the best Gundam series, here were our criteria:
Popularity: you have to consider whether the Mobile Suit media is popular or not. This indicates that it is a must-have because you will find it much easier to understand due to the many references around it.
Also, a popular Mobile Suit media will be cheaper in price compared to the limited edition ones, so if you are a first time purchaser of any Mobile Suit media, you should stick to the popular ones first. In fact, you might also want to try going for the older Mobile Suit media first.
Included episodes: you also have to consider if the Mobile Suit media contains many episodes in one bundle or not. The number of episodes per Mobile Suit media can make a difference when it comes down to picking your preferred Mobile Suit media. Usually, a long anime will have more than 30 episodes and can go for up to 50 episodes per season. However, OVAs or OAVs can have 3 to 4 full length episodes.
Length of episodes: most of the time, any Mobile Suit media can have the standard length of an episode, which is about 20 to 30 minutes. This can vary depending on the Mobile Suit media that you purchase and the type of media that it is. For instance, those that are normal media can have 30 minutes of episodes, whereas those that are OVAs or OAVs, it can be up to 1 hour or so, like a full length movie.
Season of the series: you may also want to consider which season of the Mobile Suit media you want to have. For instance, some of the Mobile Suit media can have season 1 only but some can also have season 2. Some are all of the seasons combined into one complete season.
If you want to save money then you might want to go with a complete season for your favorite Mobile Suit media so that you will just watch it later when you finished the first seasons.
Japanese audio or English dub: this is the most important thing when buying any anime series. Any anime or Mobile Suit media can be either in the original Japanese audio or in the English dub. Japanese audio Mobile Suit media can be harder to understand for Westerners, but you will pick up some things that will not be in the English dub. Certified otakus will argue that you should choose the Japanese dub for that way. However, it’s your preferences.
Format: the Mobile Suit media can be in the form of DVD or Blu-Ray. DVDs can be played anywhere but Blu-Ray discs cannot be played in all players. Blu-Ray discs are a higher technology than DVD so it can be tough for you if you do want the Blu-Ray release, not unless you do have Blu-Ray players all around you, and if you want the Mobile Suit media in HD format.
As our top pick, the Wing Complete Collection was released in March 28, 2006, as a DVD format, but it is also available in Blu-Ray disc format, at a higher price. The DVD version has a total of 5 discs for all of the seasons that you need to watch within the complete collection. This is one of the oldest and most classic series and it is recommended that you watch this first.
Despite the 90s quality, it is a must-have for those who are just starting out in the whole Mobile Suit media, since it will give you a basic background to the whole franchise. The main character in this series is Heero, and most 90s kids will remember him probably in Toonami or similar anime and action channels. If you want to relive the 90s magic of Mobile Suit, you should definitely watch the complete seasons.
Flaws but Not Dealbrakers
The only con but not a deal breaker with the Wing Complete Collection is the packaging may be a little bit off, but it depends on the seller, and not all sellers sell that way, anyway.
The Iron-Blooded Orphans S1 is our step-up pick, which was released on November 14, 2017, meaning that it is a very new chapter added to the Mobile Suite saga or franchise. This comes in a Blu-Ray disc plus a DVD version. All in all, the set contains a total of 4 discs. For those who are subscribed to Amazon Video, you can also get it at a lower price. This is only season 1 and part 2 of it.
Unlike other Mobile Suit media, the story for this one focuses more on a mercenary group rather than on military operations and combat. It takes on a more vast universe than most of the original Mobile Suit media, and may also get you thinking about political issues, conspiracies and other things. If you have watched most of the Mobile Suit media like Wing, Seed, 00 and others, this is a new one that might also intrigue you.
The Gundam 00 S1 is our budget pick, which was released in February 7, 2012. There are two versions of this DVD box set: the regular edition, containing 6 discs, and the special edition, containing 2 discs. It is a slightly new series and focuses more on competition between worldly alliances to battle it out with their Mobile Suits. If you imagine a World War setting but with the Mobile Suits, this is probably most like it for the series.
Popular characters in this series include Setsuna F. Seisei and Allelujah Haptism, with the Japanese voice (seiyuu) talents of Mamoru Miyano (who worked on Kira/Light for Death Note) and Hiroyuki Yoshino (Briefers Rock in Panty and Stocking, if you know that anime). Like most Mobile Suit media, this one is in NTSC format, with subtitles, coming as a box set and has both English and Japanese audio for it. This media is a Region 1 format.
Best Gundam Series as the First Gundam
The First Gundam Pt1 is the first in the franchise and it comes with a total of 4 discs in the DVD format, which was released in November 3, 2015. It is also available in Blu-Ray format, for those who have a Blu-Ray player at home. The cool thing about this is the opening and closing credits do not have text so it feels more cinematic. It uses both English and Japanese audio and has episodes 1 to 21.
Like most anime, it has English subtitles for the Japanese audio. There are also a couple of traditional DVD commercials included. If you want to consider watching the very first in the franchise then this is a good choice for you, as it will provide you with the insights of the original concept of the franchise or saga. The sound is Digital Dolby and it comes as a box set under Region 1.
Best Gundam Series as Seed
The SEED (ENGLISH AUDIO) is a media that you should watch first before Seed Destiny, and it is a pretty good media to watch. It contains 4 discs in the whole box set, and unlike other Japanese audio ones, this one is surprisingly in English audio, so you don’t have to read the subtitles, especially if you are new to watching anime. This box set (DVD) contains episodes 1 to 48. It has also been remastered in full HD for your viewing pleasure.
This one focuses on individual beliefs and war between humans and genetically modified humans called Coordinators. The main characters of this story are Kira Yamato and Athrun Zala, who we may consider “frenemies” throughout the media. It is one of the most popular of all of the Mobile Suit media because of it being a classic with its story and pacing. This is a complete series so it’s a great must-have for binge watching.
Best Gundam Series as Seed Destiny
The Seed Destiny TV is the continuation to Seed due to being a popular media for the Mobile Suit saga. It contains episodes 1 to 50 so it is also a complete set. It comes in a DVD format, and though it might be a little pricier, it will be worth buying because it is a complete set, and may even have special freebies. Unlike other DVDs, this one is set for all regions so you can watch it anytime/anywhere.
The story picks up from where it last left, and we have a new character named Shinn Asuka. The character development in this media, along with the first media, is very good overall, and this is why the media got so popular among the other Mobile Suit ones. The story is very deep and will get you thinking, plus the soundtrack is also good. If you are a person who likes plot twist, this must be for you.
Best Gundam Series as a Movie Trilogy
The Gundam Movie Trilogy is a great must-have for those who want to watch movies instead of just a simple media. It is in the DVD format and comes with 3 discs in total. It was released on May 7, 2002 and it also comes with a version for the Blu-Ray player. The main character in this series is Amuro Ray, and is set with the setting of the original franchise.
The total runtime for this movie trilogy is up to 441 minutes. It is also Dolby Digital as a box set and is an NTSC format. It uses the 1.33:1 as an aspect ratio. If you want a classic media or movie then this is a good choice for you. Because it is a movie collection, it is simply condensing the plot and make it a lot easier to understand for most fans.
Best Gundam Series as The 08th MS Team
Another classic, the 08th MS Team is a DVD of one of the oldest Mobile Suit media of all of them, much like the Wing media. It is in the DVD format with 4 discs, but the collector’s edition, which was released on July 12, 2005, has a total of 5 discs. You can also pick the Blu-Ray version at a higher price, if you do happened to have a Blu-Ray player.
This DVD box set comes with episodes 1 to 12, and it uses both English and Japanese language. English subtitles are available for the Japanese audio, which uses Dolby Digital 5.1 technology. There is also an animated short that is included, as well as some promos and clean opening and ending sequences for a more cinematic experience.
Best Gundam Series as Char's Counterattack
The Char's Counterattack DVD was first released on August 20, 2002, with 1 disc and is also available in Blu-Ray format, if you have a player for that. It has been remastered to have an HD format, such as having a widescreen display of 16:9 aspect ratio. The audio is both in English and in Japanese, with the use of the Dolby Digital surround sound technology for a better viewing experience.
This is also set within the universe of the original media featuring the character Amuro Ray, and like title says, is going to be at war again with Char Aznable. This is a Region 1 DVD and it has a total runtime of 124 minutes. Like most of the franchise saga, this one has some juicy and epic action scenes, if you really want a lot of that, plus a compelling storyline.
Best Gundam Series as V Gundam
The V Gundam Collection is a unique part of the franchise. It comes in both Blu-Ray and DVD formats, which were released on October 4, 2016, meaning that it is still fairly new. It comes with a total of 3 discs for the Blu-Ray version. Its resolution is at 1080p so it is pretty decent with the video size. This part of the franchise focuses more on the Victory Gundam.
The whole media focuses on facing a new challenge for the main character, Üso Ewin, as well as the rest of the characters, as they are thrown into war unexpectedly. The box set contains episodes 1 to 26 and they come with English subtitles with Japanese audio. The opening and closing credits are all clean without text for cinematic purposes.
There were other Mobile Suit media that were not in our list because it is unclear whether they have Japanese audio or English dub, which is important for picking the right Mobile Suit media that you might want to watch.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the timeline of the whole Gundam franchise?
A: Gundam is a franchise of show or shows that depicts giant fighting robots, which are alternatively called Mobile Suits, which are piloted by human pilots (sometimes genetically modified humans in the show). To the person who is still new to the MS franchise, here’s a timeline of the whole thing, so you will know which show comes first and which comes last:
1. Universal Century – this is where the original MS show begins. It is the largest of all the show, and it is known to be the most convoluted of all, since the MS show is still beginning to take shape in this, and has no direct plot or universal configuration yet. Here are the show included in the Universal Century timeline:
This one is the original show in which the One Year War takes place, between the Principality of Zeon, a space colony, and the Earth forces.
This one takes place after the One Year War, and there are also more character developments in this show rather than just fighting mecha and robots.
It wasn’t very popular as Zeta and thus didn’t get an English dub, due to being more of a comedy show.
This show (also part of our picks above) focuses on the rivalry that is Char and Amuro, and inevitably ends the main story.
In this story (an OVA), a young boy is suddenly the pilot of the legendary MS Unicorn.
Side stories (usually focused on the One Year War):
0080: War in the Pocket
A young boy who first enters war eagerly learns the horrible truth about what war should be in the world of Gundams.
The 08th MS Team
Focusing on frontline MS soldiers, this one is also among one of the most popular in the show.
Told from the perspective of Zeon’s 603rd Technical Evaluation Unit, this is a lesser known show but still part of the UC timeline.
MS 0083: Stardust Memory
It takes place between the original show and Zeta, and shows the background of how the One Year War started.
This explains more to the original show, and is still being produced. However, 2 of the OVA parts have already been out for you to watch.
Standalone but still part of UC:
This one goes after Char’s Counterattack on the span of 30 years. It was not as popular as other movies in the show.
Also known as MS V (also included in our picks), this one is about a boy named Uso Erwin, who happens to be the youngest main character and MS pilot ever in the show, and shows how dangerous war can be for the youngsters.
Not much of a highlight, but it is still part of the UC timeline. It is a live action film, although the story and everything might remind you of the live action Dragonball Z or Tekken, sadly.
2. Future Century – this timeline takes place after the UC, in which the world is pretty much at peace now, and MS are mostly for show. There’s only one show in this timeline:
Fighter G MS
Ever heard of a robot fighting tournament, but involving MSs? This is basically the whole premise of the show. It’s a lighthearted show so it’s not going to be as dramatic as the other mainstream ones.
3. After Colony – this timeline focuses more on the Earth forces being the dominant side of the war, in which the space colonies want some bit of revenge by sending MS back to earth, in which we have:
In this show, the main character is Heero Yuy, and he is probably one of the most iconic of the MS show you’ve seen in the 90s.
This is a follow-up movie to MS Wing, and follows the story altogether.
4. After War – like future century, After War has only one show:
After War MS X
This is more of a post-apocalyptic approach like Fallout. In this show, Earth is more like a junkyard in which the remaining humans cannibalize to help them build them Mobile Suits to survive.
5. Correct Century – again, this one has only one show:
Turn A MS
Acting as a the 20th anniversary special, this show is about living on the moon. There’s conflict between moon people and Earth people but one unlikely hero and his MS is set to make things right. Note: this special project has a majestic theme song – Goosebumps are welcome.
6. Cosmic Era – the Cosmic Era is probably one of the most known show of the MS Franchise, as it contains the Seed show, which is split into two:
MS SEED focuses on yet another war between Earth and space people, but takes on a more sci-fi approach due to the emergence of the Coordinates, also known as the genetically modified humans. The main characters are Kira Yamato and Athrun Zala, who are basically “frenemies” due to war.
MS SEED Destiny
This picks up where the first part of the show left off, and is known to be more serious. Shinn Asuka is a new character in this show. Like SEED, the Destiny sequel is also jam packed with plot twists.
7. Anno Domini – set in the year 2307, this only has one show, which is:
Arguably a popular show today as well, the plot is essentially similar to that of MS Wing, much like how MS SEED’s plot lines were similarly tied to the original MS show. 00’s main characters include Setsuna F. Seisei and Allelujah Haptism.
8. Advanced Generation – this also contains one show, which is:
Although this is part of one era or timeline, which is the Advanced Generation, there are actually plot moments that also pertain to various story arcs within the whole show, so it can get a little more convoluted if you’re a first time fan of MS.
9. Regild Century – this contains only one show:
G no Reconguista
This lesser known show marks the 35th anniversary of the whole franchise. It is also, of course, not for those who are new to MS, due to some aspects being a little more complicated. It does, however, share some concepts with Turn A MS.
10. Post-Disaster – the latest era and installment in the show, it has one show so far:
Focusing on more darker themes, this takes place in a Mars colonization setting, in which you’ll find real-world themes of slavery, oppression, child labor and the like. It’s not for MS beginners, but it is, however, great for those looking for a super dark storyline (e.g. dealing with syndicates).
Q: What are the benefits of watching anime in its subbed form or original Japanese audio?
A: You’ve seen otakus rant about how subbed is better than dubbed anime. Here’s why:
1. Some Japanese terms and phrases don’t translate well to English or other languages.
2. Japanese use honorifics like –san, -kun, -chan, -sama, etc. which have no English counterpart.
3. Ending particles can make a difference, such as “ne” and “yo”, and can change the meaning.
4. Character speech mechanisms in the original Japanese audio are forever gone.
5. Censorship can ruin the show, especially if it is aimed for kids in the West.
6. You’ll probably learn Japanese faster than you would on self-studying online.
7. Voice acting in Japanese is different, and some characters can sound older/younger when dubbed.
Q: On the other hand, why do some people still prefer dubbed anime?
A: There are some dubbed anime that actually sound good, such as Space Dandy, because it keeps the original context of the show with its slightly mature themes (think Cowboy Bebop), as it is being shown on, you guessed it, Adult Swim. Here are some reasons why some people still watch dub:
1. Dubbed anime eliminates having to read subtitles, which is a task in itself.
2. Technical anime, like mecha or games (think Yu-Gi-Oh!) can be easier to comprehend with dub.
3. Most of us grew up with Ash Ketchum, not Satoshi, so watching a Pokemon sub can be cringe.
4. Some dubbed anime aren’t completely ruined, like Space Dandy (as mentioned above).
5. Many countries are nationalistic and want shows in their native language.
Q: What’s an OVA and how is it different from a special?
A: An OVA (or OAV), which stands for Original Video Animation, is a kind of anime special that runs a little differently than a normal TV episode, which is usually bundled in a DVD or any home media. An OVA can be shorter depending on how it is produced, and it is usually bundled like a special as a supplement the main show, explaining various facts. Some can even be as short as an infomercial.
In most cases, an OVA will also deviate from the premise of the original show, and maybe have its own plot. For instance, OVAs can have a focus on a different character like a side character of the show, and explain his or her origins, backstory and the like. A good example would be the OVA of Attack on Titan that explains Levi’s origins before he was with the Survey Corps.
Q: Why do anime shows change the OP and ED sequence after 25 episodes?
A: That’s always a trend with most anime shows that run longer than 13 episodes (which is a standard norm for most TV-run show not being a franchise like MS, One Piece, Sailor Moon, Bleach, Naruto or Dragon Ball). Here are some possible reasons:
1. Listening to the same opening or ending song or sequence over and over again is pretty exhausting.
2. The show is too long and you need to split the episodes into arcs and introduce new characters.
3. It can be another way of promoting new songs from J-pop and J-music artists.
Q: Why are anime opening and ending songs usually in the length of 1 and a half minute?
A: There’s always been a trend of short cutting the opening or ending song of an anime, most likely due to the following:
1. Air time is usually costly, especially in Japan.
2. They find sufficient time for commercial breaks on TV.
3. Promoting songs in a shorter duration over and over again is a form of music promotion.
Q: How do anime staff choose an opening or ending song?
A: Opening and ending songs for an anime help to give the viewers an insight to the show. If western show did have these, albeit with more BGM-style music and not actually vocal songs, in Japan and in anime, having a proper opening or ending song is important to help the audience understand the show better, and also to promote the song. Here’s how they are chosen:
1. Anime songs are either commissioned work or from an existing song. Either the producers commission an artist to write this song for a specific anime, or buys the rights to one that an artist has already released. Commissioned work is the best, since you can clearly link the song to the anime itself, such as “Guren no Yumiya (Crimson Bow and Arrow)”, the opening theme song from Attack on Titan, which blatantly narrates the elements of, well, killing titans.
2. After choosing the song, they might also choose the singers, if not already present. Some songwriters have to hire singers to do the job. A good example would be the composer Yuki Kajiura and her various vocal projects like FictionJunction and Kalafina, in which most of them have contributed to a ton of anime projects before.
Q: Why don’t anime mouths move articulately like cartoons do?
A: Anime mouths don’t move articulately because of the following reasons:
Animating mouths is a tough and tasking job that requires a lot of time to make them move particularly, so most animators just resort to the “bababa” movement.
Aside from time, animating mouths is also a very tough thing to draw, as compared to movements.
Most companies that don’t have enough budget to hire artists to do super fluid animations end up having choppy animations. But even if an anime does have fluid animation, anime mouths aren’t always emphasized, unless there’s a unique style of animation or for close-up purposes (usually on horror anime).
Q: What does “mecha” really mean?
A: Mecha is a genre of anime that focuses on, you guessed it, giant fighting robots. Think Transformers, Voltes V and of course, MS. It comes from the world “meka” which comes from “mechanical”, which essentially refers to robots or any kind of machinery similar to robots.
The mecha genre has expanded throughout the years, and has spawned many anime show that have been legendary as well. Other notable mecha include Neon Genesis Evangelion (which is a big hit), Macross, Code Geass (made by the same guys who made MS), Full Metal Panic and others.
Q: What are some great mecha anime I can watch, other than MS?
A: If you’ve seen MS and most of its shows, here are other great recommendations for you:
Made by the same guys who made MS (Sunrise) with collaboration with CLAMP (makers of Card Captor Sakura), Code Geass is arguably one of the most kickass mecha show that also talks about the concept of power, politics and really deep stuff.
Also known as Tengen Toppen Gurren Lagann, this is an awesome, albeit more comic mecha show. If you like wacky animations then this is a great show for you. It also spans in 2 timelines, with the second one taking some years after the first.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Arguably one of the most influential science fiction anime of all time, it’s no wonder that this is in the list.
Eureka 7 is an anime that also focuses more on science fiction, and follows a similar theme to Neon Genesis Evangelion. There’s Eureka 7 and Eureka 7 AO for the show.
Full Metal Panic
Full Metal Panic (not to be confused with Full Metal Alchemist) is a mecha show that also has many other seasons. Its focus is on how the main character has to deal with entering high school straight from the war.
Aldnoah Zero is a complicated but new show, which takes some themes of Code Geass into play, due to the two characters closely resembling Lelouch and Suzaku altogether. Most people claim that the ending can be bittersweet, however, depending on your views.
Macross is yet another show that is very classic, much like Neon Genesis Evangelion and MS.
Voltron appears to be an old show, but with the new show running today, fans are hailing this as a new age in the mecha genre.
Q: How did MS revolutionize and influence the world?
A: MS has influenced the world in many ways, such as the following:
1. It taught people about the themes and effects of going into war.
2. Many western shows have been influenced by MS in some way.
3. It has even influenced the field of robotics for possibilities.
Q: How are anime and cartoons different?
A: This is a common problem that your parents might ask you, to which you can tell them the following:
Less fluid, depending on the animation studio.
More fluid and natural.
Anime usually comes from Japan, although there are also Korean, Chinese and Western anime.
Cartoons are produced worldwide, but most notably in the USA.
Anime is more realistic in general.
Cartoons tend to be more abstract in design.
Length of an episode
Usually from 20 to 30 minutes.
Usually 5 to 60 minutes.
Anime talks about a wide variety of themes, but mostly for the mature audiences.
Cartoons are mostly talking about fun and gags, although rare cartoons, like Adventure Time, have underlying dark themes.
Q: Is a Blu-Ray anime better than DVD?
A: With the emergence of Blu-Ray, most people think that it may be better to get the Blu-Ray anime instead of the DVD. However, take note that the only thing you might get a benefit from is the resolution and the remastering.
Q: Can MS exist in real life?
A: Not yet, but the Japanese are working on it. Many engineers around the world have been intrigued with the technology used by MSs, and many have challenged that in 2019, we would probably see one of those mobile suits flying around New York.
Q: If Transformers and Gundams were to battle, who would win?
A: Most people argue that MSs would win, due to their highly mechanized weapons, ability of flight and various other things that the Transformers might not necessarily have. In terms of speed and agility, MSs would have the upper hand.
Q: What are some good MS official games I can play?
A: If you’ve seen the show and it’s time to play games, here are some notable games for you:
1. MS Saga: A New Dawn (PS2)
2. Char’s Counterattack (PS1)
3. Zeonic Front (PS2)
4. Battle Assault (PS1)
5.Endless Duel (Super Famicom)
6. Side Story: The Blue Destiny (Sega Saturn)
7. 0079: Rise from the Ashes (Dreamcast)
8. Senjou no Kizuna (Arcade and PSP)
9. vs. Zeta (PS2)
10. Gihren’s Ambition (Multi-platform)
Q: What is gunpla?
A: Gunpla is the hobby of collecting MS plastic models, hence the name, and then assembling them. It has become a great hobby for many enthusiasts. Gunpla kits can come in various grades, which also dictate their price and rarity.
Q: What are runners, trees and sprues?
A: They are all essentially the runner part of the kit, which holds all of the parts of your MS in place, for you to detach them. They all have the same meaning but can be called differently as such.
Q: Why do people always associate hentai with anime?
A: This is just a case of racism. Truth be said, not all anime is hentai or pornography, although most mainstream shows do have erotic scenes nowadays. It really depends on who wrote the show and what it’s about. There are still many show that are for kids, one example being Pokemon and another being Doraemon.
Wrapping It Up
As a whole, we think that the Wing Complete Collection is our pick for the best Gundam series because it is available in both Blu-Ray and DVD formats, so you can choose accordingly. It is also a great starter to those who are new to the whole franchise, as it is a classic.
Jen Miller is a former electrical engineer and product specialist with more than 20 years of product design and testing experience. She has designed more than 200 products for Fortune 500 companies, in fields ranging from home appliances to sports gear and outdoor equipment. She founded Jen Reviews to share her knowledge and critical eye for what makes consumers tick, and adopts a strict no-BS approach to help the reader filter through the maze of products and marketing hype out there. She writes regularly and has been featured on Forbes, Fast Company, The Muse, The Huffington Post, Tiny Buddha and MindBodyGreen.