Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – Advent of the Red Comet

Settling in to watch this now that it’s pretty much complete, and in a way it is both very nice and refreshing. On one hand it isn’t the ’70s no more but familiar faces and styles abound.

Watching the opening episode, it’s especially curious to see that old man Zabi may have been a competent old bastard during his rise to power. Likewise, I’m reminded of how dangerous and insidious Kycilia was and what a gorilla Dozle was.

By far though, I think the most interesting thing is seeing Ramba Ral so young and full of piss and vinegar. It’s quite the contrast from the old war horse of ’79.