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ANIME REVIEW: Gundam Reconguista in G



Directed by: Yoshiyuki Tomino
Written By: Yoshiyuki Tomino
3.5/ 5

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Has a refreshing feel to it. Looks more appealing to the children


Might not appeal to old gundam fans, animation of the mechas doesn't feel mechanical enough

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After months of waiting, Gundam Reconguista in G is finally here! For its premiere G-Reco has already shown two episodes.

Posted October 8, 2014 by



After months of waiting, Gundam Reconguista in G is finally here!

For its premiere G-Reco has already shown two episodes – bundled in one hour of eyefest.

We are introduced to a new century along with the playful protagonist and some new mobile suits. Typically, it follows an unspoken Gundam tradition where the main protagonist is a teenager(named Belliri Zenam) that has talents, allowing him to pilot mobile suits with great ease. Working as a Capital guard, Belliri defends the Capital Tower from Space Pirates. His encounter with the weird looking G-Self mobile suit and its pink haired pilot is where his adventures would begin.

It’s a Fresh Start

G-Reco did good for its premiere episode. The main character and supporting characters were introduced though their background stories are not yet fully explored. I guess they’re saving it up for later. There are also some mysteries that were already set up in the first two episodes and it seems that they might play a big part in the whole plot of G-Reco. Hopefully it would be something exciting for the audiences.

G-reco setting

The premiere has already established the factions that would clash in the series: the Space Pirates and the Capitol Army, but it is still not clear who among the two are the actual bad guys. The current setting seems to be a real peaceful place. Also, I think this is the first time that I saw a Church complete with a priest in a Gundam series. Looks like religion might also play a part in the plot development for G-Reco.

The fight sequence are nothing out of the ordinary. It still looks the same as the previous Gundam entries. Though there was one part that might make you think of Dragonball Z. You have to watch it to find what that is. It is still early to know if there will be something that will also change in their battle scenes but I do hope that they have something else to show.



Yup, that’s the main character.

People might think that they are not watching a Gundam series. The first reason is the character design. Since the designer also made Eureka Seven, it has an uncanny resemblance to the said series. Aside from the design, you can also see from the start that this series looks lighthearted and fun. Unlike the past series (maybe except Gundam Build Fighters) where the protagonist is already caught up in a war or is already going through some deep emotional stress, G-Reco starts with a happy go lucky protagonist and supporting characters.


The G-Self and a couple of Grimoire mobile suits

Next is the design of the mobile suits. Since the timeline of G-Reco is the Regild Century(R.C.), which comes after the Universal Century (U.C.) where Unicorn Gundam and the first Gundam series was set, the mobile suits looks futuristic. The G-Self actually looks like a futuristic RX-78-2. Among fans of the series, many have said that this Gundam looks very different from the past Gundams that were released. Even the mass produced mobile suits has an all different look.

A New Century

Apparently there is a reason for the changes in this new Gundam series. The director, Yoshiyuki Tomino, stated in an interview with Spa! magazine that “Preexisting fans of Gundam won’t be able to understand it…I’m not making this for you, so please show it to your children and grandchildren, instead.” Director Tomino believes that only the children can make a difference and that “We can’t expect anything from people in their 20s, 30s, or 40s,”.

This might explain why G-Reco feels different.  Most fans might be turned off by the alienation but I must say that this change feels great. It’s like a much needed renewal of energy for the series. One might even say that this is really a new century.


Luigi Cabrera

Enthusiast of things geeky, weird, and random. He finds peace in writing.


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