On a scale of mobile suit gundam (0079, the best) to seed (the worst) where does IBO fall so far?
In my (right) opinion, it's on par with wing or zeta (not very good, but watchable)
I'd say AGE or Try are worse than Destiny, assuming you really meant that and not the original SEED. Iron Blooded Orphans so far is kind of low end, but not the worst of the worst. It's with Wing and SEED in that it's occasionally entertaining but mostly kind of boring. We'll see how it wraps up I guess.
I'd rank it below Destiny, AGE's last third and Try. As bad as those were, they still stirred my emotions at times. IBO has been fucking nothing for weeks on end. I can't even get mad about it because it's just so boring.
For my personal consideration, as current IBO is mostly better than G, Turn A or Build Fighters/TRY, all other non-SD series much more better than IBO
IBO only have great designs but that's all.
Of the main series I've seen so far, and this is excluding OVAs, which is everything but Destiny and Try, I'd rank them in terms of enjoy-ability like this
Gundam Build Fighters
After War Gundam X
Mobile Fighter G Gundam
New Mobile Report Gundam Wing
This is just how much I enjoyed them (and you ARE allowed to enjoy "bad" things), I'd rank them differently if we have to talk actual quality
If I had to rank all the shows (not counting OVA's for obvious reasons) I've watched, it would be something like this:
14: Turn A
15: Seed Destiny
Never really understood why anyone would like Turn A or Zeta apart from nostalgia. Zeta had some really terrible writing and the pacing in Turn A makes IBO look good by comparison.
Also, the gap in the list is intentional, I consider anything below it to be shit and it's there to make that clear.
I feel that IBO is the worst Gundam series I've watched, and it's the only one I've dropped. I haven't been through AGE or Destiny yet, so I don't know how it stacks up against those.
Turn A was my least favorite before IBO, but I managed to finish it.
I don't get the hate this show gets. The mecha designs are nice (love the grazes), the character designs are varied, and other than Kudelia there isn't anyone I blatantly hate. Then again, I'm on /m/ where every newly airing series is shit.
>People who share my dislike for Turn A
God the pacing was awful in that show, yet most people praise it like it was the second coming of christ.
With /m/ in it's current state, don't take anything seriously, unless they actually explain their criticisms. /m/ is mostly shit posting and memes at the moment. While there might be some people who have legitimate criticisms of a show, mostly we have people just shitting on everything, since they think that is what /m/ is for.
With G-Reco you can at least understand that some people will praise it no matter how bad it is due to all the hand animation in an era with anime being full of CG. Turn A is just bad in an era where hand animation was still the norm.
I Never said that. I clearly said pay attention to those who explain their criticisms. Notice I said "a show", and wasn't even talking about a specific show. I'm just saying there huge problem with signal to noise in /m/ right now. Obviously there are people with legit, articulated criticisms of a show. And they are drowned about by scores of posts yelling "IT'S SHIT! NO I'M NOT GOING TO TELL YOU HOW IT'S SHIT! IT'S JUST SHIT!"
IBO is on par with Wing.
Both are way too similar to each other, whether be character archetype, Mobile Suit feedback system, Princess, big speeches, Oz , the same old endless waltz . Even Zechs has appeared in recent episodes.
Only thing left is Kudelia being long lost Imouto of Masketa man and both being heir to now dethroned "8th" star family.
P.S.- Looks like Gayhorn did involve in Flase Flag operation.
First time posting here. Out of the mech game for over a decade. Started again with IOB. So far enjoying it aside from the silly dude marrying every girl in his crew. The cruelty of companies with no morals and elitist society took the reigns in ruling. Pirates much like the ones from current day kidnapping and making slave workers and soldiers. Children a lot like the child soldiers in Africa killing with no remorse. I found all these themes interesting. Not crazy about all the mechs. The small worker/soldier mechs are interesting. But sometimes the mechs in general are not easy to differentiate. I still have a soft spot for Z and 0079 stuff. Char's Counter Attack still up there for me since it was my intro to it all.
>not very good
When will this meme end?
Pirates in general have gone trough a major romaticization since Peter Pan. The ones harassing trade between european countries and their colonies literally were just state sponsored military ships employing fairly savage guerrilla tactics. Muslim pirates in the mediterranean that helped trigger the crusades then again were completely savage and routinely took surviving members of the ship's crew and passengers as slaves.
>people disliking Turn A
So far, IBO is easily among AGE, Destiny, and Try in terms of badness. I would say those three are all worse, but IBO's ending could easily blow it and make it the worst gundam for me.
Yes, Asemu's and Flit's arc are decent at times, but there's plenty of retarded parts (like the gangsters in the colony). However, Kio's part at the end takes the cake for some of the most retarded writing I've ever seen.
1. V Gundam
2. Zeta = 0079
3. G Gundam
5. Turn A
9. 00 S2
11. X Gundam
Major gap of quality
13. AGE, at least it tried
14. GBF Try = IBO, tied for boring, having abortions called characters and awful action
15. SEED Destiny, being a trainwreck so intense that it wrapped from "so bad" to "so bad it's almost funny to watch if you can convince yourself" to "there is no longer anything funny about this, this is an embarrassment"