In retrospect, it was a mistake to start watching Mobile Suit Gundam straight after Neon Genesis Evangelion. There is no way this could end well and I would just end up with a very specific fatigue related to watching sci-fi anime series featuring giant robot battlesuits. But this is where we are and this is one of those series that just ended up boring me.
This is the fourth series I have seen that has these giant robot battles. Of course, Mobile Suit Gundam is by far the oldest as it was one of the earliest in the mecha anime genre and helped to direct it in the direction that we have now. Being often-copied and often-improved upon, it’s actually quite odd watching it for the first time. Mainly because it’s actually quite dull.
I know there are a lot of people who really rate Mobile Suit Gundam and, honestly, I do kinda get it. This series gets a lot of cache for helping to revolutionize the mecha genre and for really help launch a massive toy empire. It is just that I have been spoiled by Neon Genesis and Gurren Lagann where things are a bit more subversive and unpredictable.
So I am not sure where I go from here with my next anime series. Honestly, I think I need to watch something a lot more recent – so might end up reaching so something right at the end. Or just something that isn’t mecha. Shouldn’t be too hard to find something.