Dagger Posted April 20, 2004 Share Posted April 20, 2004 As penance for missing the first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, I decided to start watching Gundam X. Although I'm not a big Gundam aficionado, I enjoy well-made mecha anime. Thus far X seems more interesting--or, at the very least, easier to follow--than Wing, but the two series have so much in common that it?s hard to avoid comparing them. The main character, a teenage boy (aren?t they all? :rolleyes:) named Garrod, looks exactly like my vision of Heero and Duo?s illegitimate offspring. Not only that, but his personality is also vaguely like a combination of theirs. The similarity in character designs and general artistic style can be attributed to the fact that the same team was responsible for both Wing and X. However, X?s basic plot brings to mind Final Fantasy IX: a cute, scrappy, talkative thief rescues and falls for a mysterious dark-haired beauty. Yet like FF?s Princess Garnet, Tifa (Gundam X?s female lead) isn?t your ordinary damsel in distress. She?s resourceful, interesting and doesn?t beat about the bush--but seems rather spacey and only speaks when absolutely necessary. In fact, I can?t quite tell whether or not she?s just a total head case. ^_^; If you like Wing?s artwork, you?ll also like X?s. Its animation is far from flashy, yet considering when it was made?shortly after Gundam Wing, if I recall correctly?it?s more than adequate. Overall I think this promises to be a pretty decent anime, with solid characters rather than a groundbreaking plot or fancy graphics. ~Dagger~ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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