In 2011, the series Gundam AGE was released to the public. It was seen by many as an attempt to make a Gundam series directed more at kids and younger viewers compared to the older audience than had grown up with either the Alternative Timelines or the Universal Century.
People HATED it.
Aside from having dismal ratings, long-term fans derided everything from the character design, mech designs, storyline and trying to take Gundam, a series that had almost always dealt with more mature subject matter, and try to make it kid-friendly. Despite having some great music, there was little else going for AGE, and it looked like that the Gundam Franchise was going to head towards a slump.
Fast Forward to 2013, and Sunrise decided to try again at making a more Kid-friendly Gundam series, but this time they took a different route. What resulted was a show that’s massive success was never expected. After the cut let’s talk about the 2013 Gundam Series: Gundam Build Divers.
A bit of a longer post, and a multi-parter as well. Something like this just needs more than a single post.
Anyone who is a fan of entertainment has their favorites, but they also have shows that instantly grab them in and get them hooked. These are the ones that leave you with something to chew on, that becomes part of your regular rotation, and ones you might splurge out the money for the Blu-Rays or collectibles. One you keep telling your friends: “Oh you have to check out _______”
Everyone has them, in regards to anime and manga I will always rate shows like High School DxD, Full Metal Alchemist, Black Cat, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Gundams Wing and Seed as some of my top favorites, those shows I will always suggest people check out or read. Most recently one such show has come out and just instantly drew me in, a show that I keep coming back to and thinking about. That series is, of course, Hirotaka Akagi’s Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes doesn’t Exist.