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Finally finished this after slacking off for over a year, and if I had to describe this show in one phrase, it would be "Turn A-like."
It was a fun show and I enjoyed it, but it also had a lot of Tomino-isms that detracted from it. He has an annoying habit of writing dialogue in a really obtuse way that, while you can understand it through context, does sometimes force you to pause and go back a few times. He also really likes to have important events happen off-screen (Kashiba Mikoshi being captured and abandoned, similar things happened in Victory and ZZ), which can be really weird if you're used to being shown everything. And I'm not sure I liked the idea of multiple sides all trying to trick, join forces, and take over each other, which I suppose was the whole point, but the one thing it did pretty well was showing how the fog of war can screw things up really hard (nobody has all the information, so when one side commits an act based on faulty information, it's misunderstood by the next side, which cascades into epic fuckups). Also, a lot of the deaths felt random and sudden, as if Evil Tomino had returned; more of the deaths felt more senseless than they did in Turn A, but not so cruel and unusual as in Victory or Zeta.
The ending felt really abrupt and lacked closure, but it wasn't deal-breaking. I won't say that this is anti-war Gundam done right, but it certainly does it better than every other entry after Turn A. Tomino wasn't afraid to take the focus away from the giant robot fights and show how bad it is for the soldiers themselves to try to become soldiers, and things that are taken for granted in other Gundam shows are portrayed as not so simple (again, the fog of war thing). Overall, it felt like Turn A Lite, which could be explained as the show being 26 episodes instead of 50, and it isn't quite nearly as majestic but was still a good change of pace from pretty much every other mecha show.
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So here I am digging through my portable hard drive, besieged by the foul odor of /m/ from years gone by (long story short, the more things change the more they stay the same), when I came across this.
And then I thought, /m/ could do with a Yukikaze thread before the new year begins.
So here I am.
Making a Yukikaze thread.
Because you fuckers should really get into Yukikaze if you know what's good for you.
Planes, aliens, machine intelligences and what it means to be human. Also Unbroken Arrow never, but maybe 2016 will be the year that changes!