It is the year A.D. 2307. Fossil fuels on Earth have been depleted entirely, with mankind turning to the next available power source: solar energy. During this time, 3 orbital elevators with solar power generation systems are built, each under control by the Union (formerly United States of America), the Human Reformist Alliance (Russia, China and India) and the AEU (Europe). However, not all countries are able to enjoy the benefits of this system, leading to widespread resentment and war. Arising out of the conflict, a mysterious non-profit military organization known as Celestial Being appears, dedicated to end all warfare using Mobile Suits called Gundam. This begins the stories of Gundam Meisters (pilots) Setsuna F. Seiei, Lockon Stratos, Allelujah Haptism and Tiera Erde as they are thrown into conflict between the 3 superpowers and the other various factions
Gundam 00 is the latest installment in the Gundam Series. When I first heard about it I thought, “This should be good. It would be much better than Gundam Seed and Destiny” And I was right. Of course, Kira and Athrun is much hotter than Setsuna F. Seiei but he’s just right. And the conflict is something new. It’s not a two way or three way war but a four way!
But I didn’t know that until I actually watched it. Sure, I know it’s going to be great but the synopsis is awfully long. So I decided not to read it. If not for Setsuna’s face, I would have ignored it. So, a year later and here I am. Getting hooked to this great anime.
First is the STORY . The synopsis is already there, above, but I’ll still say some things and hopefully, I won’t spoil anything.
Setsuna and the other Gundam Meisters are part of a private army called Celestial Beings. For those who doesn’t know what Celestial Beings are, let me tell you what it is. It’s something that relate to the sky. Example: angels, asteroids, and stuff like that. Anyway, Celestial Beings want to eradicate war and uses force to do so. Three big organizations, Union in America, Human Reform League in Asia and Advanced European Union in Europe, are the other three in this four way war. But unlike Gundam Seed or Destiny, it doesn’t really have a full scale war, or at least not yet. What’s happening is the 3 are trying to capture a Gundam and rule the world.
I have so many questions about this anime. But I don’t want any spoilers so I don’t search for answers unless it’s given in the episode I’m watching. So, first question, is A alive or what? Second, who’s the Princess? What country is she a princess? Third, Miss Sumeragi, is she the only commander or something? Where are the other leaders of Celestial Being? Fourth, are there only 4 Gundams? Fifth, What is Celestial beings true wish?
I’m going to give the score now. 9/10
CHARACTERS . I already said that as of now, the character development is not that good. But it’s getting better and better. And the characters are all mysterious and well, they are all likeable. I’m really interested in Tieria’s life though. Who is he really?
ART . Consistent and most characters are hotties! He he. And, it’s just new. So, of course, the art is really modern and everything.
Score: 9/10 (Sometimes Setsuna is not that cute! And well, the characters look alike.)
Overall: Great story. Good Characters. Great art. What can I say? Great anime. 9/10
If you like this anime: Try watching the other Gundam Anime and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. Lelouch and his Knights are like Celestial Beings. They want peace and they are prepared to be hated and despised for it.