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AoY Podcast #62 – Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin “Blue Eyed Casval” OVA Review

gundam the origin poster


and also: “But being black is like being autistic…”

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It sure seems that were on some kinda Gundam bandwagon, with us talking about Gundam the Origin manga in the last episode, and now the recent release of the Origin anime. We figured now is the time to hit the bullseye with our bulky grey pre-One Year War Guntank before it grinds to a halt and we don’t care as much. So, let’s dive into Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin I “Blue Eyed Casval.”

(0:00 – 52:00) Review: Mobile Suit Gundam – The Origin I “Blue Eyed Casval”: It seems that when anime gets adapted from a manga source, people seem to be up in arms about the final outcome, which is usually for the worse. However, Jonn and Zeonic believe this is a pretty good adaptation in terms that Jonn has read Vol. 5 of the manga and Zeonic has not. So to Zeonic, this is all fresh to him, where as Jonn sees it as pretty accurate and better structured than in the manga. We of course start things off with the current decay of Radioshack, which then leads us to rant about current anime fans taste in anime, what is considered really “filler” in anime, diving into the “pre” Gundam universe, and how one should watch the Gundam series with Origin now being animated. Also, Colony Drop put out their initial reaction of this OVA, and it seems their viewpoint is a bit different than ours, or try a lot.

(52:00 – 1:32:21) Closing Remarks (a.k.a. more Chris Chan talk): Jonn and Zeonic spend a good amount of time closing things out with Zeonic trip to a comic book store in Athens G.A., the card game Superfight!, Marvel movie rights, R.I.P Leonard Nimoy and R.I.P USS Ranger (aka, the aircraft carrier in Top Gun and Star Trek IV), and of course breaking down the audio recording of a past love by our favorite lolcow. All this and more in this episode…

Music Selection: 

OP – Zabike still lives on…

ED – Welcome to the CWCville…

This show has: 


Thank you Doomstink for reminding me of Leonard Nimoy… (1:49 for the reference)



2 responses

  1. Yeah, Daisuke seemed like it had great promise, but as soon as they got rid of ZZ Gundam, they got rid of me.

    I don’t know what the deal with people’s obsession for calling out filler is. It’s technically not filler if it actually adds something to a character or the general story.

    The comic dude said they didn’t mind keeping something for furniture?? I can’t wrap my head around that.

    Excellent Chris-Chan impression. Hilarious.

    03/12/2015 at 4:48 am

  2. With Daisuki it seems when they got the last ep of ZZ for 5 minutes, they were like “CONTRACT OBLIGATED, GET RID OF THIS CRAP NOW!”

    I know ive had a convo between me and Dave Merrill on his Atlanta Fantasy Fair blog on his recent entry since hes from GA and knows the comic scene in the south pretty well it seems. http://atlantafantasyfair.blogspot.com/2015/02/magnum-opus-con-1986-2001.html

    Yea, I don’t think ive laughed this hard at anything in a very long time, maybe since SAO talk a year ago. Chris Chan would “literally” be the death of me if his shinanigans keep up. Then again, he seems to be one of our podcast pillars, so its now getting a bit tougher.

    03/12/2015 at 11:12 am

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