Are those some GN particles in your Gundam pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

That’s some mighty impressive streams of GN particles there, Nena.

So I finally managed to watch 00 16. I like how they didn’t make the recap the ENTIRE episode, and in fact made it much more watchable by increasing the ominous level of Gundam 00 a few notches. I think the beauty of 00 is that it’s just this huge conspiracy. Now, other Gundam series have had conspiracies–Wing, for instance, is about the conspiracy of OZ to instigate war. However, it’s not quite been done like this before. I joked a few posts ago about Monster x Gundam 00; as I’ve suspected all along, that’s not that far off the mark.

One of the pleasurable things about Monster was watching the vast conspiracy slide into place bit by tantalizing bit. In much the same way, minus the trademark Naoki Urasawa flair, Gundam 00 is much like this. I don’t know about you, but nothing screams ominous like a bunch of object d’art with glowing red points of light and voices emanating from them in a really big and similarly ominous-looking room. When the Illuminati show themselves as having elaborate ways to converse amongst themselves, you know you’ve got some serious, deep-running conspiracy. And that was the real pleasure in this episode.

The other real pleasure, of course, was also conspiracy-related: the four original Gundam Meisters don’t know a thing about the Trinity siblings and their Throne Gundams. In fact, the hints thrown out in episode 15 that Sumeragi knew about the Trinity siblings (remember her gazing out the window and wondering if the higher-ups in Celestial Being would use “that”?) seem to get denied in 16; Sumeragi has no idea that the Throne Gundams even exist, let alone that they were what saved the Meisters from the trap.

The other other real pleasure was Nena Trinity. The good ol’ Kugimeister is back in action with a sassy pilot (Kugimiya Rie does sassy well, so I’m assuming that Mizushima had that in mind when he casted) and seems to have the most ridiculous overpowered support feature in the series so far (see image above). It’s a shame she’s probably going to be evil, what with the Satanic Haro in her possession and red GN particles and red beams.

2 Responses to “Are those some GN particles in your Gundam pocket, or are you just happy to see me?”

  1. 1 rah-rah 4 February 2008 at 9:15 am

    Let’s see. We got Rie-tan (Alphone Elric’s seiyuu) and Keiji Fujiwara (Maes Huges Seiyuu) in 00 now. If we can get Paku Romi and Roy Mustang’s in here, it could practically be called a Fullmetal Alchemist reunion :p. But on a more serious note, you forgot to mention a certain UN member being involved this episode with the introduction of the Trinity siblings.

  2. 2 OGT 4 February 2008 at 2:10 pm

    I think anyone who’s seen the episode realizes that Alexandro Cornel or whatever his name is is in deep with Veda and Celestial Being. Besides, I talked about the Sinister Room of Conspiracy Generating, that should be enough to clue people in.

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