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Gundam SEED CE73 Stargazer – Ep 1-3 (complete) November 12, 2006

Posted by ayasawada in Anime.
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::AniDB.net:: Anime – Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED C.E. 73 Stargazer ::

In short: Extended gunpla commercial shows more depth than Destiny.

Thoughts: Stargazer never pretended to be anything more than a commercial, and a successful one if sales of the 1/144 HG Strike Noir are anything to go by. It certainly showcased the features of the mobile suits on sale, but given the 15min running time per episode there was a surprisingly fair balance between story and advertising. The modest screen time helped rather than hindered the plot, though it was always going to be lacking depth. It’s surprising how much of the first episode was spent on character establishment, only to be lost in the rush of the next two episodes. Selene and DSSDs story seemed rather bitty overall, but Sven brought some much needed focus to the story. The ending was curious, but rather nice; understated and, to me at least, full of hope compared to the all-out ‘destroy everything!!’ ending’s of the main SEED series. Personally, I very much enjoyed Stargazer, though any new animation would impress me after the stock-footage fest of Destiny. Though the theme eventually came round, once again, to the destructiveness of war, it at least tried to show how some in the Gundam world use technology for exploration, even if it can still kick ass.

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