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So I watched gundam and I really don't understand what the

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So I watched gundam and I really don't understand what the point of it was

>Yo my family is kill
>Holy shit this gundamu
>Pew pew gundamu is the best
>Brr I am char, spooky red comet
>I am tactic master
>Oh no, I lose to one dumb ship piloted by dumb kids
>I am amuro, I am tired of fight
>No amuro you fighto, smack!
>I am run away now
>"White base proceeds to destroy every rebel force for the next 3 episodes because of "LOL IT'S JUST ON BATTLESHIP HOW HARD CAN IT BE"
>"Gundam proceeds to destroy enemy fortress because "LOL IT'S JUST ONE GUY, HOW HARD CAN IT BE"
>oh no whita baso in truble, i must save my friends
>Look im saving my freinds but for some reason my half dead friend deicdes to kamikaze because of ???? despite gundamu being the most overpowered thing on the face of the earth
>Am sad now
>Time skip?"
>We are all stronger now
>Look at us fight
>Oh no we lose fight, but it's ok because the enemy is blind
>ayo white base is still alive
>Kill white base please already
>Oh wow gandumu kills our strongest bravest warriros, oh wait some dumb bitch suicides again because of ????
>Cool kai side story that I actually enjoyed
>Oh look gandumu is a power up now to fight the water guys
>It's a me
>Char
>I'll get you this time white base
>I have failed to get white base again
>But don't worry it's my master plan!
>some dumb bullshit
>Yo my father a retard because of me
>oh wow, look at everyone we're all so strong we can kill like 100x our force without even trying, it must be because we've all grown up and learned lessons
>Lol, no, you guys are just ayy lmaos
>I am lalah
>I fight for char
>I am Char
>I fight because ????
>bang boom bang
>Amuro too cool and strong for u lala
>oh no my lalah is dead
>Now I do not care about all the bullshit I did before and now want to kill white base
>"I am hitler"
>"I am dead because my sister is a retard"
>Zeon lost
>Char "I am also ayy lamo now"
>char "Oh not amuro ayy lmao more the me"
>charred "I kill zeon now"
>End
Dumb show
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>>141837537
Stick to Aldnoah Zero, kid.
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>>141837537
>I really don't understand what the point of it was
That's a very good point OP.
What is the point of war?
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>>141837649
Better AZ than G Recturd, fuccboi
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>>141837681
Because Zeon killed a bunch of people because they felt oppressed by not treating space people like real people

What I don't understand is why this anime is considered the most influential of all time

I watched all 43 episodes of it and it feels like I watched nothing
I have nothing to take away from it
Every major influential anime I watched gave me something to take away
Instead I feel like I just ate a bunch of bland mush

I don't understand why this series spawned off so much shit
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>>141837780
Garbage does have a way of accumulating, I suppose. Fuck Gundam.
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>>141837537
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>>141837780
It's easy to say that in 2016.
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>>141837537
>Yo my family is kill
Amuro's family was all alive though?

Also how do you watch gundam and bitch about everything but the fucking g-armor, It is the goofiest thing I've ever seen.
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>>141837929
i thought amuro's mom dies in space on the first episode

or was that kamille

i just realized i dont remember shit about gundam
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>>141837909
I watched Ashita no Joe and loved every second of it and that was 10 years before GANDAMU

Time has nothing to do with the problems
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Tobe gundam is the worst anime song I've ever heard
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>>141837979
That's Kamile, Amuro's mom was busy having sex with zeon grunts and hanging around a hospital.
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>>141837537

Its about the shit we put our younger generations through through war an optimism that the next generation might do a little better than we did combined with the fear that they wont. Given what I've seen from the millenials I'm pretty sure they end up killing each other over some stupid argument
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>>141837780
Yes but what's the point of war?
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>>141837929
At first he thought they were dead but his mom was still alive and his dad was still alive but they were so unimportant i'd rather they be dead

>Yo mom it's a me amuro
>lol i don't care

That was literally the entire episode
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>>141838043
because Zeon's are a bunch of dindu nuffins who chimp out
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>>141837537
Are you fucking 12? I didn't like it either but paraphrasing events is possibly the most retarded form of 'criticism' I've seen. If you're going to spend so much time writing an OP post, why don't you say something with substance?
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>>141837537
This isn't reddit, don't type like that.
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>>141837929
>not the goufiest thing you've ever seen

One job anon.
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>>141838043
The acquisition land, resources, rights or what ever else someone wants at the cost of human lives. It's pretty fuckin' straight forward there, champ.
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>>141838138
Obligatory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKqs1JLDbp4
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>>141837537
You know when you type like a complete retard you can pick on any show like that.

Gundam is just simple anti-war message. If you liked Kai's subplot with Mahiru at least at that point it should've clicked with you.
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>>141838321
>anti-war message

What was the message?

>unless you have psychic abilities you're probably going to become canon fodder
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>>141838412
No, you are cannon fodder in a war anyway (see how Earth Federation treated White Base), because war is bad and there is no glory in it. Jesus Christ, it's not that hard to figure it out, kids are meant to figure it out.
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>>141837780
Maybe you should watch some mecha that came before Gundam so you can see just how much Gundam changed the genre.
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>>141838412
>canon
>not cannon

still works
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>>141838066
The point of that episode was to show the downside of pacifism during a war where your enemy wants to kill you. Amuro's mother had the attitude of a lot of Japanese after WWII, but she could only see things in black-and-white and could only see her son as a cold blooded killer.
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>>141838659
Amuro was smart for shooting first, Lucas
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>>141838592
>how earth federation treated white base

By sending them supplies at almost every point in the series and risking entire bases to do so

Then promoting them to be part of the war and always keeping them in the back as a high quality asset and spending all of their reasearch into perfecting the gundam for the white base

>no glory
Aren't they basically all hero's by the time Wing comes out
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>>141837537
What was the point of typing all that out fampai?
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>>141838824
What was the point of replying while adding nothing of worth to the conversation
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>>141838778
White Base was in the middle of Zeon's territory with zero to no backup. Then they were throwing them at the front lines knowing full well that White Base's crew consists of civilians. Then they enlisted them as soldiers because if they refuse they are basically traitors because they stole army tech.

What little backup they had was Matilda's initiative.
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>>141837909
No it isn't? I just got into Gundam in the last year and 0079 is wonderful.
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>>141839009
Zeta > ZZ >>> 0079
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>>141837537
> So I watched gundam and I really don't understand what the point of it was
Selling toys
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>>141837780
>by not treating space people like real people
Bullshit.
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>>141838893
Autism is something that you can't control
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>>141838979
>wah wah why didn't federation take care of this one particular ship while Zeon was mining out half of the earth's resources

They were all criminals when they took over command of the ship anyways
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>>141837537
War is pointless, yes.
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ORIGIN 3 IS OUT
WHITE BASE CAMEO
MOE GARMA
DOZLE RAPES ZENNA

GUNDAM IS SAVED
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>>141839205
Oh, you mean only experimental ship with single prototype of Gundam mobile suit that's been One Year War's saving grace for Earth Federation? Sure, let the civilians who have children running around the ship have it, no, in fact, force it on them.
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>>141839324
They say in the show that white base is just a decoy and to divert Zeons attention while the real army re fuels and fights the war
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>>141839314
I'm really glad they've confirmed more episode of Origin. I hope they don't all focus on Char though.
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>>141839393
It was a decoy exactly because they knew that Zeon would get out of their way to take down White Base, because White Base's crew took down youngest son of Zabi, denied Char his victory on several occasions, killed Ramba Ral and was on the front-line during Odessa Operation.
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Now go post this on /m/ so you can get better replies. Mention how you decided to watch it because of Iron Blooded Orphans too.
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>>141837537
yeah. that's about it.

Original Gundam is pretty good. The rest just repeats the same shit ad-infinitum.
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>>141839447
Huh? I though next episode gonna be the last one; Battle of Loum and Char visiting the brothel.
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>>141839236
Not really,

War produces smexy robots like Nu and Unicorn
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I'll post a reply because why not. I shouldn't though because this thread is terrible but whatever.

Firstly, Gundam is literally a children's show, it isn't meant to be difficult to understand. The themes are relatively straightforward. Examples of good and bad individuals exist on both sides of the conflict, with the Federation only eeking out the moral high-ground due to the narrative focus and the warcrimes committed by Zeon at the start of the war. 0079 is less about the justifications or context of the war and more about surviving a conflict given the circumstances.

This is exemplified through Amuro connecting with the crew onboard White Base. He could've defected permanently, but his skills were needed to protect people that had been dragged into the war against their wishes, just as he had been. Hence the line, "Nothing feels as good as this!" in the last episode, where Amuro accepts White Base as his family in place of his distant, brain-damaged father, and his hopelessly pacifistic mother.

Second, Gundam was influenced and created in the aftermath of WWII, which is obvious. Zeon was modeled after the Axis powers, and was actually a critique of The Empire of Japan's war practices. This is not subtle at all nor is it intended to be. The hierarchy of Zeon is portrayed as noble and just which is in direct contrast to the practice of gassing fellow spacenoids and initiating a colonly drop. The OP even states that the war has killed off literally HALF of humanity. In spite of the leadership ordering and executing atrocities, the actual soldiers are portrayed in a fairly neutral, even positive light.

Third, the show has to be considered within the context of its time. It created many of the tropes we take for granted today. It even plays with some the cliches at the time, such as the main robot being created by the protagonist's father which is seen as a huge burden on Amuro.
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>>141839984
If it has all of these overlaying themes why is it still shit?

>the author meant it as X
Or I can take it at face value and just say it's poorly written and badly thought out with too many plot points being forced by pure coincide

You seem to only evaluate the few episodes that are good yet ignore the other 30 that were bad

If you eat a shit sandwich consider everything about it
Not just the parts you like

>also mah time
See
>>141838000
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>>141837537
ok now read the manga
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>>141840422
It's an alternate timeline
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>>141840422
Isn't that still not fully trasnalted?
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>>141840466
it's a retcon, it's still good
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>>141840358
It's literally meant to be taken at face value.
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>>141839499
People should just watch up to CCA. Everything after that is just tacked-on and of varying levels of okay to complete shit.
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>>141840358
>food analogy
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