Alex Perez (email@example.com)
4 Sep 2000 16:50:42 -0700
Simply put, NO!
I didn't like 8th MS Team for several reasons.
1) I didn't really care for the characters at all. I mean, only at the end were Shiro/Aina sympathetic, and then again, they were only slightly sympathetic. I felt much more for 0083 and Gundam Wing characters.
2) Mecha design - Nothing really new or exciting, just the standard UC stuff. Also, I really couldn't get into the "weak" Gundam premise. Maybe I'm just biased from the "God-like" abilities of the Gundams from 0083, CCA, X, and Wing, but the Gundam(s) getting their @$$es kicked by a standard MS is just laughable and goes against all previous series.
3) The ending... I kind of liked the conclusion with the little kids, but it was kind of too "storybook," with Shiro & Ayna with the little house and a kid on the way. I mean, heck, even Wing wasn't that idealistic!!
Overall, I think 8th MS was episodic, (continuity was a pain with episodes taking place apparently "weeks" after each other). The court marshal thing was an unnecessary sub-plot and CONFUSING. Plus, they made the Gundam look very weak, and the characters were poorly developed.
Best Gundam series, hardly!
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