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Why haven't you watched Gundam yet?

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Why haven't you watched Gundam yet?
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>>123597354
I did years ago, it was good.
>>>/m/
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>>123597354
I did, she has daugther now.
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>>123597354
I have watched it a half dozen times, it's one of my favorites.
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Because most of it is just feddie propaganda.
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I finished 0079 last month, I'm on episode six of Zeta.

Zeta is a thousand fucking times better already, holy shit.
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Because I'm watching anime in chronological order and having just finished the post-world war 2 films I am starting Tetsuwan Atom 1963.
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>>123598017
I agree. Then you'll get to ZZ and cry. The only reason to watch it is to see what happens with Kamille.
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>>123598095
I didn't mind the shenanigans and drastic change in tone for ZZ. What I did mind was that Haman went full retard in ZZ. That's what pissed me off about ZZ.
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I'm watching G Gundam right now, it's just pure fun. Wish I could have watched it as a kid really.

>>123598017
>>123598095
Yeah, prepare for a major mood difference from Zeta to ZZ. If you enjoy old childrens anime like Lupin III for example you'll like ZZ if not you won't like it at all.
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>>123597354
Perhaps you meant

>why haven't you rewatched Gundam yet
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>>123598017
0079>>>>ZZ>Zeta

Zeta is a goddam slog, the beginning is fine, but watching space autist wander around doing nothing for like 50 episodes before the plot finally catches up to them is the worst. And the climax is still not even in the same ballpark as A Bao A Qu
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But I have.

In fact, I've watched pretty much every animated Gundam thing with the exception of Green Divers, some of the older SD Gundam shorts, and some of the compilation movies. Get on my level OP.

I've never read any Gundam manga or built any gunpla though, so I'm still probably considered a pleb.
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>>123597354
Because /a/ considers 90s anime too old already.
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>>123597354
too much QUALITY, also mecha anime are garbage.
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>>123598336
>but watching space autist wander around doing nothing for like 50 episodes before the plot finally catches up to them is the worst
Yeah, I hated Amuro too.
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>>123598355
>I've never read any Gundam manga
At the very least, you should read Origin. Ecole du ciel is pretty nice too.

Gundam-san and Gunota no Onna are worth a look if you want comedic spin-offs ala Carnival Phantasm/
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>>123598443
Let's be real, all the Gundam MC's are super autistic, but Kamille is his own breed of obnoxious, and a lot of the cast in Zeta is just incredibly unlikable, like Scirocco's harem and Katz.
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>>123597354
Because regardless what gundam you watch it's always "the wrong one".
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i'm watching 0079 right now, it's painful. the animation/va work is hilarious
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>>123598731
The proper way to watch gundam is the 3 movies for the original, then all of Zeta, then ZZ from episode 20.
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0080 is best gundam
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>>123598781
What? You have to watch 0079 before the movies don't you?
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I appreciate Gundumb's influence on the industry but it's a slapped together inconsistent mess mired in children's tropes wholly superseded by those series, and chiefly ovas, that used it as a creative springboard in the 80s.
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>>123597354
Currently watching it. Ep 25. Good shit in general actually. Easy to understand why it inspired so many.
Not sure what Gundam I shall watch after that.
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>>123598985
Zeta obviously. Then ZZ and CCA. Those 4 are the core of the franchise as a whole and therefore the minimum requirement.
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>>123599055
Thank you Master Gundam.

Wihle we're at it, is there any classic mecha fans like besides Gundam and Macross that you would recommand?
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>>123598929
The movies can replace the show for people who can't handle 1979 animation. Anyone who cares enough about gundam needs to watch both though.
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>>123598869
That's not pic related.
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>>123599138
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>There are people in this thread who never watched Top Gundam
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>>123599496
>not the first Tetsujin adaptation
Fucking plebes.
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>>123599552
0083 is pretty great if you don't pay attention to the story.
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>>123597354
I have only a couple UC things I haven't seen at this point. I build plamo and attend local club meetings.
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>>123598232
>I'm watching G Gundam right now, it's just pure fun.
It's even more fun if you have some background on old chinese martial arts films and thus able to get the various shout-outs and references in the series. The director was a big fan of those, hence G Gundam.
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>>123599620
Hence the name "Top Gundam"
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>>123599330
Turn A, 0080 and 0079 are the holy trinity of perfect.
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It's old
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>>123599812
>>123599330
It's somewhat a shame that Tomino got it all right in Turn A and then somehow messed it up again when he re-visited Gundam with G-Reco. While I did enjoy G-Reco, it does reminds me of some of the pacing issues in early UC.
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>>123599812
Amen.
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Watched 6 episodes of 0079.
Boring shit, never again.
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>>123599943

Just not the same without the music
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>>123599812
I recently watched 0800 and god damn it really did the classic "war is bad mkay" gundam theme the best.
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I can't stand the music.
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>>123599958
>episodes
You are supposed to watch the movies, dummy.
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>>123600086
Bernie has the honor of literally the LEAST deserved death in the entire franchise.
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>>123600224
At least there's Gundam Vahalla for them.
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head laser>>>>>>>>>>>>>chest laser
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>>123600336
Funnels > everything else
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>>123597354

Because it's an autistic mess and probably the worst mecha franchise in existence. Mainly just Tomino's works. Everything he makes is pants on head retarded.
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>>123600439
what kind of mecha do you like?
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>>123598017
I don't get it when people say this. I absolutley loved all of 0079 with a passion, every moment was thrilling. Then moved to Zeta and it was a borefest. I liked the first five or six episodes, but something was missing. I got to like episode twenty-something and slowly stopped watching it. Its currently on my backlog. Maybe I ruined it for myself by watching it in chronological order (0079-> 08th-> IgLoo-> IgLoo 2-> 0080-> 0083 etc...)
Either that or I'm autistic.
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>>123601439
Every gundam fan worth his salt watches TV 0079
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>>123601439
>chronological order

You won't get much out of watching them that way. The only UC things that need to be watched back-to-back are 0079, Z, and ZZ.
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I'm on Victory - they're in space - I've enjoyed it episode by episode, and Uso's the most immediately likable MC unless you root for Char in 0079 - animation just keeps on that upward swing, eh?
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>>123601754
ZZ is a joke.
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>>123597354
so many out there not sure which to watch?
I've watched gundam wing > seed > gumpla > reconquista.

So far I've liked gundam wing I am not into the franchise that much.
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>>123601880
It's more entertaining than Zeta.
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>>123601960
If you've managed to struggle through all the shit you just listed without turning off the franchise completely I applaud you heartily
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>>123601586
Salt episode is best
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>>123601586
>worth his salt

I like you, anon.
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>>123602072
teach me your ways anon in what order should i follow this?
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>>123602209

meant to quote this

>>123598929
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>>123602209
There's no order to the ones you've watched. He was just getting at the fact that you've watched some of the worst the franchise has to offer.
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I can't into military fetish based series.
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>>123602209
You'll get a bunch of answers but I went, and I'd suggest

0079 -> Zeta -> 0080 -> 0083 -> ZZ -> CCA -> any AU you feel like -> Turn A
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>>123602209
Mobile Suit Gundam movie trilogy
0080: War In The Pocket
Char's Counterattack
Unicorn
Turn-A

in that order

Gundam 00 is also pretty good.
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>>123602350
>gundam
>military

more like a teen drama
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Macross > Gundam
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>>123602364
my negro
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>>123602360
>Zeta
>0083
>ZZ
I thought the idea was to make him start enjoying the franchise, rather than dropping it completely.
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>>123602364
>watching Char's counterattack without ever seeing Zeta

What in the ever living fuck are you doing?
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>>123601960
79, Zeta, ZZ and CCA. Those are main essentials.
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>>123602387
So much useless and boring descriptions of military plans, action and stuff...
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>>123602437
Hilarious, ever thought about doing comedy professionally?
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>>123602364
>watching unicorn without ZZ
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>>123602445
Zeta is shit. Not worth sitting through 50 episodes of that trash just to get a tiny bit of context for Char's motivations in CCA. CCA leaves so much unexplained anyway, it hardly even makes a difference if you haven't seen Zeta.
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>>123602364
What is even the point of this
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>>123597354
Because I wouldn't/don't know where to start.
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>>123602364
>>123602504
Why the fuck would you watch Unicorn if you haven't seen Victory yet? That's like watching 0083 before Zeta.
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>>123602504
Considering that a lot of people watched Unicorn as their first Gundam installment and still loved it, I don't see the problem.
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>>123602548
From the start, tabun?
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>>123602573
This pains me
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>>123602548
You could try reading the thread
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>>123602318
>>123602360
>>123602364
>>123602364

ok thank you guys I'll just watch in production order since there is many mixed feelings welcome to /m? I guess I feel like part fo the family allready
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>>123602548
For the last time, 79, Zeta, ZZ and CCA. Swap 79 for movie trilogy at most. Those 4 are the core.
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>>123602209
>0079 -> Zeta -> 08th MS Team -> 0080 -> 0083 -> ZZ -> CCA -> Unicorn for most of the interconnected series

Then F91 and Victory if you want late era UC
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>>123602573
Might as well start with the Origin, then.
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>>123602553
How is Victory connected to Unicorn?

Aside from the fact that it makes the "NEWTYPES ENDING WAR FOREVER...AGAIN!" thing completely irrelevant.
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>>123602546
>What is even the point of this
To help that anon start enjoying the franchise by giving him a concise list of highlights.
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>>123602553
Both seem like a good idea to me? In universe timeline both works preceeds the other you mentioned
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>>123602627
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>>123602627
>I'll just watch in production order
Prepare to be bored out of your mind and continue hating the franchise if you don't skip the bad stuff.
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>>123602675
> by giving him a concise list of highlights.

Might wanna revisit that list then
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>>123602735
ok I'll follow this advice then, what do you guys think?
>>123602644
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>>123602713
>In universe timeline both works preceeds the other you mentioned
So?

The whole point of 0083 is to explain how things in Zeta ended up the way they were. You won't fully appreciate the ending of 0083 unless you've already seen Zeta.

If you're going purely chronological, might as well watch Origin before 0079.
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>>123602794
Sure, but keep in mind I wrote Zeta a bit early. Watch Zeta just before ZZ.
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>>123602794
see
>>123602705


all of early universal century in production order.

then you can watch whatever you want after that, it doesnt really matter.
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>>123598017
it gets worst every chapter, at first you like it because it has better art style and animation then you realize that something is missing. I have been like 2 months trying to finish the last 20
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>>123602794
Yeah thats good. Don't listen to the one guy going on and on about Zeta. Just judge them by their own merit and if you don't like any of them then stop
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>>123602794
That list is bad, because Zeta, ZZ 08th MS Team and 0083 are all shit.

There's no shame in just watching the good stuff first. Committing to watching hundreds of episodes of badly plotted glorified toy-commercials when you don't even like the franchise is foolish.
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>>123602839
Origin isn't done yet, and he'll be watching zeta just after 0083
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>skip Zeta
>skip Zeta
>skip Zeta

I bet you faggots are also the ones complaining about Char in CCA.
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>>123602848
ok I didn't mention but i've already watched unicorn and origin i guess I am going backwards,
anyway thanks for all of you for your insight I shall pleasure myself with some backlog
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I watched 0079 and thought it was okay but not great. Will I like Zeta better and ZZ better?
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I actually just started watching zeta last week
Had skipped it before

I'm liking it alot, but I cannot for the life of me remember what happened in 0079. I watched it so long ago, its killing me. I dont want to rewatch it either, cause 0079 isnt that good imo
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>>123602997
zeta better probably, zz no.
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>>123602883
>ZZ 08th MS Team and 0083 are all shit.

Agreed

>Zeta

Slow your roll son
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So we can all agree that 0083 is the best, yes?
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>>123602968
Quite the opposite. People who recommend skipping Zeta do so because they understand that ultimately, Gundam is just a cartoon and obsessing over it is for autists. Char doesn't need to be explained in CCA, he just needs to play his part in providing an entertaining movie for the audience.
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>>123602997
No, you should try 0080.
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>>123602794
Going strictly early UC:

0079 -> Zeta -> ZZ -> CCA

0080, 8th MS Team and Igloo can be seen at any point after 0079.

0083 can be seen at any point after Zeta.

Unicorn after CCA.

F91 and Victory are also set in the UC timeline, but decades after all of this.

G-Reco is set in the same timeline 3000+ years later.

Turn A is set in the same timeline 10000+ years later, but should ideally be seen only after you've also seen G and Wing..
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>>123602997
Most people like Zeta more than 0079. Some acknowledge 0079 as the better story.

Most people hate ZZ except for select parts. If you liked 0079 and Zeta, ZZ can be really trying to get through.

The advice with ZZ has for decades been "Skip if you can't stand it, overall it's not that important if you're forcing yourself"

It does have some relevance towards both CCA and Unicorn which comes after it
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>>123603190
>Most people like Zeta more than 0079
What an absurd thing to say.
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>>123603134
>Turn A is set in the same timeline 10000+ years later, but should ideally be seen only after you've also seen G and Wing

X too, but I generally think those add very very little to Turn A
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>>123603072
It's certainly one of the best looking ones. Not much good to say about it beyond that
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>>123603190
>most people

Quit projecting, Zetafag.
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People who start with the 0079 movies:
>That was fucking awesome! I can't wait to jump in to the rest of the franchise!

People who start with the 0079 series:
>Eh, I'm halfway through and it's pretty boring, I don't think Gundam is for me.

But hey, at least they "did it properly", and anonymous strangers on /a/ won't mock them!
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>>123603134
>>123603235
Turn A is not actually set in the UC timeline.
It's an asymmetrical relationship

Turn A depends on all the different gundam shows that it referenced that one time for its own canon, but neither of these shows actually incorporate Turn A in theirs.
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>>123603372
This is actually a good point. The movies are considered the canonical version, so you should do yourself a favor and watch those when it comes to 0079
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>>123603235
>X too, but I generally think those add very very little to Turn A
True, I just meant that if you plan on watching those, might as well watch them before Turn A, not that you should watch them before watching Turn A to understand it.

>>123603408
It's more that all of these timelines lead into the Turn A timeline, but all these timelines don't lead into each others timeline, if that makes sense?

Obviously none of those shows would incorporate Turn A into themselves as Turn A takes place thousands of years after the rest of them.
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>>123603566
Oh boy, here we go. You just kicked the hornets nest
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>>123603515
No. Turn A is not the future of any of those timelines. Those timelines are all the past of Turn A. It's an important distinction
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>>123603496
>The movies are considered the canonical version
Seriously? Source please?
Damn, and I painfully made my way to ep 30 now (I was honestly enthusiastic for a certain amount of time, not sure where things got boring), might as well finish...
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>>123603372
People who start with 20+ year old toy commercials:
>Eh, I'm halfway through and it's pretty boring, I don't think Gundam is for me.
People who start with reading the synopsis on Gundam wiki:
>That was fucking awesome! I can't wait to jump in to the rest of the franchise!
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>>123603601
0079 movies aren't toy commercials though. The reason why people call the early shows toy commercials is because they contain the same copy & pasted fights in every episode, often with very poor plot justification for them happening. The 0079 movies cut all that shit out, and are still very entertaining even today. Movie 3 remains one of the indisputable highpoints of the entire Gundam franchise to this day.
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>>123603600
The movies exist to do a story focused version that cuts out a lot of the repetition and forced tropes asociated with Gundam being made as a kids TV series (like monster of the week etc). Both versions are canon, but the only thing from the TV-series you need to remember is that things like the Gundam hammer existed (doesn't appear in the movies)
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>>123603791
Gundams reason for existance is literally being a toy commercial. Tomino was never really asked to do a sci fi war drama with good story, but a toy commercial series for kids. He then smuggled a sci fi war drama with good story into this toy commercial.

The movies are what you get when you take the toy commercial out of the sci fi war drama with good story.
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>>123602883
0083 is great if you want some high impact cucking action.
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0079=TOS
Zeta=Next Generation
ZZ=Deep Space 9
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>>123604616
No. just no.
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>>123604616
Seems legit.
First one the classic that created the franchise.
Second one the overrated garbage.
Third one the peak of the series only dislikes by neckbeard fans of the second one.
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>>123603566
Is this implying that the build fighters series leads into 00?
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>>123598929
Latest chart. Fixed episode number on G-Reco.
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>>123597354
I've got it all ready, 'bout to start '79 for the first time. Hopefully its more refreshing then AGE
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Haven't watched a single gundam. There are like, too many series, i'm confused. Pick one for me /a/, i'll try to check it
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>>123607413
Try Gundam G, its a fun show
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>>123597354
I watched Gundam because of Aldnoah Seen 7/12 series plus Reco now Puru best girl
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>>123600439
His non Gundam stuff ranges from really good to really bad with not a lot in between.
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i watched seed
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>>123602437
This is like telling someone to watch Star Wars but skip 5 or 6.
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>>123607413
The original, 0079 since it's basically required viewing either in full or as the movies for /a/.

Or Turn A because it's the best, and if you don't start at the beginning, might as well start at the very end.
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Why does /a/ hate ZZ?
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>>123600439

Boy, surely /v/ level buzzwords and inexistent motives are going to make a point.
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>>123607762

/a/ hates in general everything related to tomino for no good reason.
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>>123605908
This feels so weird looking at.
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>>123597354
Because I expected the whole show to be as crappy as the Cucuruz episode. Turned out it was the only shit episode.
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>>123607762
because it's not anime
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>>123598017
>Zeta
First two episodes were nice, then it turns into the autists parade.
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>>123607762
Because /a/ is for anime.
I fucking love ZZand Wingand Seedbut not Victory
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>>123609679
Shit, I knew I'd fuck up at least one of those.
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