The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman

The Weekly Stuff #331 – After War Gundam X Review & Discussion

Episode Summary

This week, we’re sharing an episode of our sister series, Weekly Suit Gundam, where we talk about one of the least known and most underrated corners of the Gundam universe, After War Gundam X. 

Episode Notes

This week, we’re sharing an episode of our sister series, Weekly Suit Gundam, where we talk about one of the least known and most underrated corners of the Gundam universe, After War Gundam X. Running for only 39 episodes, its shortened run marked the end of four continuous years of the franchise holding the same time slot on Japanese television. But it’s also a special, woefully underappreciated show, a smart and soulful return to and commentary on the major tropes and archetypes of Yoshiyuki Tomino’s original Gundam cycle, serving as something of an alternate sequel to the original Mobile Suit Gundam wherein Amuro becomes a dejected, sunglass-wearing Captain mentoring a new Gundam Boy. Full of great characters, excellent storytelling, and thoughtful, bold ideas about Gundam’s past and future, After War Gundam X deserves a greater reputation, and we hope this in-depth podcast conversation is a step in the right direction.

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