Anime Watch: Gundam Reconguista in G Episode 3

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Wow, Gundam Reconguista in G is taking zero breaks in setting up all sides of conflict.

Klim Nick takes a lot of the screen time, as Aida’s comrades in the Pirate Corps plan on rescuing her. There’s no rest for the wicked, or for the Capital, as the attacks seem to be almost a constant thing to watch for.

Klim Nick seems a bit hot-headed and veracious, but admirable too, as he’s wanting to rescue Aida but also do as much damage to the Capital as possible. Watching Aida leave Bellri and the rest of the Capital citizens was pretty substantial, and although I saw it coming, it was still liberating. She was too calm, too calculating, and too controlling to not have things go her way. Even more interesting is the relationship that was forming between Aida and Bellri–where does it go from here? They’re natural enemies, and it seems as though everyone else around them has come to the conclusion that Bellri has feelings for her (something he’s either too obtuse to talk about, or embarrassed of).

Relationships aren’t new to the Gundam series, and neither is love between two separate factions, but giving the presented light-hearted nature of Gundam Reconguista, I find it hard to see this turning into a Romeo & Juliet scenario–I see more more of Aida and Bellri eventually fighting alongside one another. I’d rather avoid a love triangle or any other love [insert other geometric shape here] angle, but it is Gundam, so I won’t hold my breath. Not that it’s bad or handled poorly, it’s just they always come off as forced or unbelievable. I’m almost hoping the classic “Kill ‘em all Tomino” comes out of retirement and handles it that way.

Gundam Reconguista in G is still in its early stages, and there’s a lot to still build up, but the factions are getting denser and decided. This will likely be 26 episodes, with a second season likely airing next year to make it a full 52; Gundam Reconguista in G is doing a nice job of helping the Gundam series stay enticing.

One fear I had for this, like all Gundam series, was that it would be very exclusive and not accessible to newcomers. So far, that hasn’t been the case, and it’s a good series to pick up and check out. Whether that can be said after its run remains to be seen, but as Bellri says at the end of this episode: “Even if you don’t want to watch, watch!”

One thought on “Anime Watch: Gundam Reconguista in G Episode 3

  1. I dunno, this seems backwards. Really accessible to newcomers, and “wtf am I watching?” to vets. I’ve seen all of Gundam except Double Zeta, and this feels like they don’t want characterization to actually fit with the factions presented, the concepts of enemy combatants, or just about anything else really.

    The show feels like a schizophrenic mess…

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