Well, as is tradition it is that time of year again where I do 12 Days of looking back on anime throughout the year. This year is different, being the blog’s 5 Year Anniversary, a means to celebrate I decided to make it 12 Days of Top 5s instead. I will also be looking at more than just anime too. While it is the end of a decade, I was thinking of doing anime that was in the last 10 years, however, I decided to shorten it to focus on stuff in the last 5 years. The posts in this series will relate to the blog, things in the last year, and things in the last 5 years. So, a lot of work has gone into these posts. I will probably keep this intro throughout all of them. Either way I hope you enjoy.
So, I got into Gundam, shortly after I started to blog. I want to say it was in my first year, or within my first year. I honestly don’t remember. I do remember I had consistent first impressions, so it was more than likely that first year of blogging. Anyway, since then I have watched several series, and there were always some Mecha designs I liked. Some I now have models of, but others, well I certainly want models of they are just way to expensive. Either way, I think it is time to talk about some of my favorite Gundams throughout the series I have seen.
Number 5: Shining Gundam (Mobile Fighter G Gundam)
G Gundam, its opening is easily one of my favorites out there. I do like the main gundam for the series. Unlike some of the others I will mention, this one is more meant for hand to hand combat. I just like seeing the fights. Also with a move like Shining Finger, I mean, it is a classic.
Number 4: Core Gundam (Build Divers Re:RISE)
Seeing that Re:Rise is still airing, and despite loving the main Gundam of the series, I don’t want to put it later in the list. I love the fact that Core Gundam has multiple forms, each one based on the planets. So far five have appeared, and well, my guess is by the series end there will be one named after every planet. Of course, another aspect I do like was translated into the model itself, where you can take off the armor of different ones and combine them into a single Gundam. It takes the essence of the Build Franchise to heart. The series was based on creating your own Gundam with model kits, and well, it is nice to see the are translating that into the real-world model kit.
Number 3: Gundam 00 Ace Diver (Build Divers)
This was not my favorite from this series, that goes to Number 2. Still, being the main Gundam used in the first half. I do like the changes that were made to it. Between the mix style of combat, having both plenty of range and close combat abilities, it has so much going on it made the series enjoyable seeing the different styles of combat it was able to take part in and work with. (Seen in the next picture on the left.)
Number 2: RX-Zeromaru (Build Divers)
The only SD Gundam on the list, but it is also one that can transform into just a plain old Gundam style. Still, I do like the fact that even the Model Kit, can transform between both forms like the Gundam did in the anime. Also, it is a ninja, which honestly makes it a lot cooler for some reason.
Number 1: Kshatriya (Gundam Unicorn)
I don’t know why but when I first saw this appear, I just really enjoyed it. Between the little funnels that zoom off in space to attack, or the massive wing like thing, it just to me looks really cool. I would love to get a model of it but seeing that it typically goes for over a hundred, it will be some time before I decide to invest into something like it.
So, which Mecha do you like?