Thoughts on Gundam 00 Episode 5

The Gundam Meisters’ adventure for episode 5 was ripped straight out of the following: Umizaru, Moonlight Mile and Rescue Wings. And with 2 percent of their individual awesomeness!

To sum up the episode, Hallelujah is a New-type, as is the centre-parted purple haired super soldier girl. They have telepathy. Soldiergirl goes berserk and shoots paintballs in her PINK mobile suit at some buildings in space with people in them. One block breaks out and drifts towards Earth. They will die! But the handsome Lt Col heads to the rescue with his badass rocket suit, to no avail. Hallelujah is actually Akito/Agito from Airgear in disguise, a schizophrenic whose personality is decided by his hair-parting (left = murderer, right = nice guy) and he rides Kyrios, to push the block to safety. It is still too heavy so the sniper Dynames uses his super laser sniper rifle to shoot off the excess bits and reduce the block’s mass. Alas!! His line of sight is blocked by dastardly clouds, but no fear cos Setsuna is here! He uses his super sword to chop the naughty clouds, who flee and give Lockon the vision he so desires. The block is saved and everyone grudgingly thanks the Gundam Meisters. Except for the faggot Tieria who throws a tantrum. The End.

The episode was not particularly good and there were instances which were questionable such as:

  1. For a mobility test, why the hell would you bring ammo out? Surely blanks would’ve sufficed?
  2. When the soldiergirl went berserk, Scarface should’ve disarmed her, not hugged her like some daughter and tried to talk sense??
  3. Why does Hallelujah shout the name of his Gundam upon transforming? Is this not like me shouting "Honda Accord!" when I speed up after a traffic light?
  4. Surely a sophisticated sniper system like Dynames should have satellite linkage, like those used by the snipers of GitS? Connecting to a satellite and using the visual/coordinates from there would surely be better than trying to look through the atmosphere?

Overall, the poorest episode so far and Hallelujah’s voice sounds odd. It’s Kekkaishi’s Yoshimori and rather unsuitable.

15 Responses to “Thoughts on Gundam 00 Episode 5”


  • I doubt Dynames would have access to any satelite. CB is not government sponsored after all, they need to hijack a country’s satelite if they want to use any or build their own. (with all the technology there, you would have tought that Ptolemaios can do that much ^_^;)

  • Right, you’re saying that they have 4 super-powered unlimited energy bipedal invincible robots but don’t have the ability to put out a couple of little satellites?? Even Malaysia has their own satellite!

  • > 1. For a mobility test, why the hell would you bring ammo out? Surely blanks would’ve sufficed?
    Perhaps they heard about what happened with the AEU Enact demonstration in Ep 1? They ARE testing a new weapon, and they have to be prepared in case CB attacks.

    > 2. When the soldiergirl went berserk, Scarface should’ve disarmed her, not hugged her like some daughter and tried to talk sense??
    How do you disarm an allied mobile suit without damaging the expensive equipment? Answer: You don’t.

    > 3. Why does Hallelujah shout the name of his Gundam upon transforming? Is this not like me shouting “Honda Accord!” when I speed up after a traffic light?
    Its a mecha thing. Mecha are often personified by their pilots, and its not just in this show. After all, they do look like walking giants.

    > 4. Surely a sophisticated sniper system like Dynames should have satellite linkage, like those used by the snipers of GitS? Connecting to a satellite and using the visual/coordinates from there would surely be better than trying to look through the atmosphere?
    Considering how Dynames was already 100% accurate, how much better could that be?

  • 1) Fair enough.
    2) You can chop her arm off. Setsuna disarms mobile suits in real battles frequently, doesn’t he? Considering he had quite a bit of time, was experienced and in CQ, and she wasn’t attacking him. But Scarface didn’t seem to have a weapon… so the untested newbie gets a loaded weapon and the chaperon doesn’t???
    3) Yes, it’s a mecha thing but only reserved for super robot or more unrealistic shows. Gundam 00 aims to be pseudo-realistic, bringing it politics and all that.
    4) Considering Dynames was only 100 percent accurate because Setsuna had to clear the clouds like a mecha road sweeper, it would perhaps be sound to invest in a satellite aiming system.

  • 2) Note I said, “without damaging the expensive equipment”. Remember that this is their suit. They pay big bucks for it. You don’t damage your own suit and blow your own money if you could. Sergei tried to talk her out without damaging the suit, and you can’t blame him for trying.
    3) Like I said, the robots themselves look almost human, except in giant form. You can’t really compare any existing equipment (such as a Honda Accord) to them. Heck, its like talking to a pet, in a way.
    4) And to that I say, why? The system already works. Why bother to spend money on something unnecessary?

  • “The Gundam Meisters’ adventure for episode 5 was ripped straight out of the following: Umizaru, Moonlight Mile and Rescue Wings. And with 2 percent of their individual awesomeness!”

    -I failed to see the connections you are implying. Loves your “Honda Accord” comment, however.

  • 3) I think it’s already established that Hallelujah is a borderline nutcase. Not especially surprising he would do that.
    4) Erm, yeah….and that involves satellites. In a world where mecha can function in space, who from CB will be tasked to guard that satellite?

  • Answerman: What? So an arm of a prototype suit is more valuable than an entire chunk of their prized solar facility? They were lucky that the soldiergirl had bad aim, but if fate would’ve had it and she destroyed the entire structure? Considering how important the entire structure is, I don’t think your argument holds.

    OK, so if I attach a head and limbs to my Honda Accord, I will get to shout “Honda Accord”.

    Ming: All those mentioned are rescue series. You may need to watch those, which are great shows.

    Ascaloth: Surely in that time there’ll be tonnes of other satellites, you just need a little disguise, or even better, threaten one of the countries with existing satellits.

  • I shout ‘nabehcheebye’ when I speed up to beat a red light.

  • Yeah, I have to agree this was a pretty bad episode. The first four episodes were pretty good, even if the battles were rather one-sided as one of the Gundam meisters (not Setsuna) observed, I can’t remember which one of them said it. But this was without a doubt the worst episode thus far. Hopefully, this show will get better once Celestial Being starts getting their ass handed back to them. Unless that happens, this show is really going to suck worse than Gundam Seed Destiny.

  • @tj_han: countries usually have anti-satellite weapons so it’s not easy to park one over a country’s territory unless the satellite is from the aforementioned country. A satellit cannot evade as well as mobile suits for sure. Although, you might have a valid argument since I have no idea how fast a mobile satellite can fly and how high they need to be parked at (I mean, the higher and the faster, the easier for CB to gun and run). Plus given 300 years in the future, who knows the capability of satellite and anti-satellite weapons then.

  • maybe they ran out of satellites? probably took them to buy all those orbital elevators, seriously, where did the materials come from? the earth clearly doesnt have that much stuff left in it even now in real life u noe?

  • urmm….instead of aiming a big-ass gun from ground to space, why dont they just install the gun on the spaceship? instead of shooting from ground to space, why not space to space? besides, not like that gun will be of any other use on the ground. If they want to nuke, it would be much easier to shoot from space to ground, right?

    and i agreee that scarface should’ve just disarm soma. it’s just going to lose a part or two….which is nothing compared to the solar facility that they are so depended on (everyone else on it too).

  • Doesnt matter how you look at it, Allelujah’s voice is just simply GAY. That was my first impression anyway, and I haven’t changed my mind. It’s definitely got none of say Kamina’s gar.

    I wonder how many cans of spray paint it took to make the Zaku PINK. XD

  • Why does Hallelujah shout the name of his Gundam upon transforming? Is this not like me shouting “Honda Accord!” when I speed up after a traffic light?

    wad about shouting your wee wee’s name when ur wee weeing…

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