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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

Retro Rec: Gundam Wing

Gundam Wing is an Anime series from the mid 90s. The world of the show consists of Earth and severl Space Colonies, and the action is driven by the tumultuous politics between those born on earth and those born on the stations. Wars are faught in Mech Suits, called Gundams, and the main characters are 5 teen boys who pilot special Gundams (for individual reasons) in order to bring peace through acts of terrorism. Except, they’re the good guys, so acts of freedom fighting. Each pilot represents a different culture (Japanese, American, Arabian, Latin(?), and Chinese), and the suits are named according to the zodiac, (which makes sense, as the bad guys are called OZ – which stands for Order of the Zodiac). The most common place to see remants of this show these days are conventions, dusty model kits in comic shops, and in several anime fans’ movie libraries.

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