Too many gundam that are long and so I just want to compile a list of what /m/'s favourite gundam's are so I can pick one I can invest 50 episodes into.
1. Mobile Suit Gundam
2. Turn A Gundam
3. Mobile Suit Gundam 00
4. Mobile Suit Gundam F91
5. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
6. Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
7. Gundam Build Fighters
8. Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans/Gundam G no Reconguista
10. Everything else
No bait, with so many series I just want to pick and choose which one to spend a long period of time watching.
They all sound interesting and I seen a bias to the older gundams and so that is why I am asking a general rankings.
Then just start with the first. If you like it then watch Zeta which takes places some years after and has a great deal of returning characters. ZZ takes places literally right after Zeta.
1. Mobile Suit Gundam
2. G Gundam
3. Zeta Gundam
5. Build Fighters
6. Iron Blooded Orphans (so far)
Everything else is about the same for me.
How retarded do you have to be to watch a long series based on how much people say they like specific bits of it?
Love It tier
1. Gundam Unicorn
2. Gundam Build Fighters
3. Gundam 0079
4. Gundam 0080
Like It tier
1. Gundam G
2. Gundam Turn A
3. Gundam W & EW
4. Gundam V
Occasionally Watch tier
1. Gundam F91
2. Gundam Build Fighters Try
Don't Care tier
Classic SD gundam skits
You REALLY need to watch 0079 first.
Now to answer your question. ( Without including any movies).
1.Turn A Gundam
2. Zeta Gundam
4. Victory Gundam
5. Reconguista in G
8. Gundam ZZ
9. Gundam 0083
10.Gundam 08th Ms Team
>Watch the movies instead of the TV series. They are much higher quality on that front
Newfags need to stop repeating this bad meme. The first movie only has 20% new footage, the second only has 35% new footage, and the third is only 50% new footage. The rest is ripped directly from the tv series. You can even see the g-fighter in the background in several shots.
>Top 10 Gundam Series
Ten? That's kinda of a lot, I think. Most shows are barely passable and a lot of them follow the same tropes and arechtypes as the rest -- If you've seen one, you've seen them all. That is especially the case of the "serious" entries to the series like Zeta and 0079.
That said, I like the OVAs partially because they don't try to drag shit out to 50 episodes. I no particular order
>08th MS Team
Kinda want to start watching GBF. Seems fun.
>Kinda want to start watching GBF. Seems fun.
It is. Might take you a few eps to really get into it, I think I needed three, but it's an incredibly fun ride once you're hooked. If you somehow don't end up liking it, make sure to at least hang around until the end of Ep 6. The big fight between the Zaku Amazing and Build Strike Full Package is one of the highlights of the series - I used it to get a friend to watch the series.
>stop living your life by other people's uninformed opinions and form some your own.
I've watched SEED and other Gundam shows. SEED is okay, but it falls for far too many of the same tropes and archetypes that we've seen in other Gundam shows and anime in general. The story telling just isn't original and would still be bad just because the characters are lame. They're cookie-cutter magnets for melodrama and their development is one-dimensional if they're developed at all.
Anyway that's just my opinion. If it happens to be the same as other peoples', it's not because I'm parroting them.
>If it happens to be the same as other peoples', it's not because I'm parroting them.
You pretty much are though. Have an original opinion FFS and actually watch stuff instead of saying "Well I liked this but people say it's bad so to fit in I must say it's bad"
>"Well I liked this but people say it's bad so to fit in I must say it's bad"
I didn't say that, though.
I thought I made it pretty clear that I came to my own conclusions about the show.
>He Came to his own conclusions
>They just happen to be the same as someone else
>NUHUH YOU CANT AGREE YOU'RE JUST BANDWAGONING
Fucking Christ I sometimes forget how fucking stupid SEEDshits are.
The Gundam franchise seems confusing, but it really isn't once you get into it. It's UC (the original stuff) and everything else. Watch the 0079 Movies first and foremost (they lay the ground work for every thing afterwards). If you like them, keep going in UC in production order, if not try one of the alternate universe ones with an interesting sounding plot, keep going until you find one you like. And by try, I don't mean look for reviews or ask /m/, I mean watch the first episode.
Um, I don't recommend that. It was supposed to be the end cap for the entire Gundam franchise, so it's highly recommended that you watch some of the previous stuff first. You can watch it first technically, but you'll be missing out on some of the deeper stuff. Do the 0079 movies.
2.8th MS team
4.G no Reconguista
5.Gundam Char's Counterattack
6.Gundam Wing(Incl. EW)
8.Gundam (Original Series)
*Not putting IBO because it's not done yet.
7. 08th MS
10. Turn A
I guess you're not including unanimated series, but I would put Crossbone as my 2 if it ever gets animated. I'm not a huge fan of Zeon era UC. If Thunderbolt keeps being good I would consider adding it to a list.
Watch it anyway. Animation aside, it's the best Gundam, and if you spend too much time watching anything more recent (or older, but still gorgeous, such as 0083) it's just going to make it that much harder to get into 0079.
After War X
Mileage May Vary Tier
Other than that, watch Build Fighters/Try after you've watched at least half of everything else.
Holy hell this was fantastic, took me back to being a kid watching Bebop on a shitty old CRT in the basement. Are the other series anything like this?
If bad taste was fatal you wouldn't have made this post
Unicorn. You won't understand a single thing without at least the 0079 movies though. Try to get through the movies, then you can watch unicorn which is basically a seven-hour movie-quality ova. It looks and feels just like Thunderbolt, but minus the jazz. Still a phenomenal soundtrack though.
1. 08th MS Team
2. 0080 War in the Pocket
3. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
4. Gundam Build Fighters
5. Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
6. Mobile Suit Gundam 00
7. Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam
8. Mobile Suit Gundam
9. Mobile Fighter G Gundam
10. After War Gundam X
11. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
12. Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
13: Mobile Suit Gundam F91
14. Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
15. Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
16. Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
17. Turn A Gundam
18. Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
19. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
20. killing yourself
21. Gundam Reconguista in G
Mobile Fighter G