I'm back to talk about old robots again. After finishing ZZ Gundam, my exploration of the franchise relaunches at full speed.
Char's Counterattack was decent. Didn't thrill me, but it was certainly more enjoyable than ZZ. It was great to get our boys Char and Amuro again. The mobile suit designs and action were pretty good, but I'm not too sure how I feel about the psycommu stuff. I've never really been into the whole newtype thing to begin with.
Then I continued onward to War in the Pocket. Oh boy. It was fantastic. Loved every second of this. The characters were great and their interactions were lovely, the down-scaled setting and story was refreshing and felt well contained and complete, the tone of the series somehow had an amazing balance between childhood wonder and the horrors of war, and the mecha action was impactful and had meaning. Easily my favorite entry in the Gundam franchise so far.
Then today after work I made some dinner and popped on Mobile Suit Gundam F91. It felt very rushed. Apparently it was originally supposed to be a full 50-episode series, so I suppose the mad pacing makes a good bit of sense. That being said, I still enjoyed it well enough. I didn't really enjoy the protagonist very much, I found him very bland (also his name is dumb. who the hell names their kid Seabook?). But the Crossbone stuff was intriguing enough and I thought Cecily's conflict was handled well. The action scenes within the colony were pretty brutal, that lady getting killed by a giant shell while still holding her baby was some rough stuff.
So far if I had to rank everything it would go: War in the Pocket > 0079 > 08th MS Team > Zeta > F91 > CCA > ZZ
Up next: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (with maybe a little Giant Robo in between to break things up)