Friday, March 6, 2015

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (1998)

INTRODUCTION:

I have to say Gundam Wing was a great series. I watched the entire series in the subbed as well as watched Endless Waltz. This movie is quite possibly one of the best ending any series could ask for. The themes behind the characters give more feeling to their actions. Much of the back story of pilots are explained. Watch and enjoy. If you liked the series you will love the movie. I just saw the dubbed version of Endless and I must say they did a pretty good job. One particular character whose persona was warped in the dubbing of the series is brought back in all of his glory.

Now, my own opinion. Endless Waltz is a near perfect ending to the most popular of the MSG franchise(though not necessarily the best). It leaves a lasting impression on you, whether you enjoy the series or not. Though be warned, parts of the story are a little confusing if you never watched the series, and other parts will be far less interesting(like the return of Zechs). Still, the moral issues of the movie are moving, and the clashes between the characters are gripping. This is Anime film that is very excellent. The new Gundam designs were awesome, the soundtrack was great, and the plot proved to be an excellent end for the Gundam W series. It isn't my favorite anime movie, but this is a must see for Gundam and anime fans alike.

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (1998)

PICTURE:

Movie: Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
Directed by: Yasunao Aoki
Studio: Sunrise
Licensed by: NA, Sunrise
Released: August 1, 1998
Runtime: 90 minutes
IMDb: 8.0/10

CHARACTER:

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (1998)

  • Heero Yuy (voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa, and by Mark Hildreth in the English release); pilot of the XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero, who was code-named after the assassinated pacifist, Heero Yuy. Though he brought an end to the war between Earth and the colonies, Heero must now prevent the Mariemaia Army from disrupting the peace.

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (1998)

  • Relena Darlian (voiced by Akiko Yajima, and by Lisa Ann Beley in the English release); an ally of the Gundam pilots and the strongest political advocate for peace between Earth and the colonies, who is kidnapped by the Mariemaia Army.

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (1998)

  • Duo Maxwell (voiced by Toshihiko Seki, and by Scott McNeil in the English release); pilot of the XXXG-01D2 Gundam Deathscythe Hell, who assists his fellow Gundam pilots in maintaining the peace they fought so hard to attain.

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (1998)



  • Trowa Barton - (voiced by Shigeru Nakahara, and by Kirby Morrow in the English release); pilot of the XXXG-01H Gundam Heavyarms, who infiltrates the Mariemaia Army in order to prevent its revised version of Operation Meteor.



Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (1998)



  • Quatre Raberba Winner (voiced by Ai Orikasa, and by Brad Swaile in the English release); pilot of the XXXG-01SR Gundam Sandrock, who comes up with the idea of sending the Gundams into the Sun, but is forced to retrieve them after the Mariemaia Army declares war on the Earth.

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (1998)

  • Chang Wufei (voiced by Ryuuzou Ishino, and by Ted Cole in the English release); pilot of the XXXG-01S2 Altron Gundam, who joins forces with the Mariemaia Army and becomes an enemy toward the other Gundam pilots.
Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (1998)

  • Zechs Merquise (voiced by Takehito Koyasu, and by Brian Drummond in the English release); a former enemy of the Gundam pilots, now their ally and a member of the Preventers (code name: "Wind"), as well as the pilot of the new OZ-00MS2B Tallgeese III mobile suit.


PLOT:

It is the year After Colony 196, and the battles between Earth and the space colonies have ended. Treize Khushrenadais dead and OZ has come to an end. This gives birth to the Earth Sphere Unified Nation (ESUN) and the Preventers. Seeing they won't be needed anymore, the Gundam pilots (except Wufei) send their suits into the sun. However, this peace would not last, for a rebellion occurs on the newly completed colony, L3 X-18999. Led by seven-year-old Mariemaia Khushrenada, Treize's illegitimate daughter, the rebellion kidnaps Relena Darlian, now the Vice Foreign Minister of the ESUN, during a diplomatic mission to X-18999. As the Gundam pilots investigate further, they discover that Mariemaia is merely a puppet controlled by her grandfather Dekim Barton, a former advisor to martyred colony leader Heero Yuy, who is using X-18999 to go through with the original Operation Meteor, as a contingency plan in case the ESUN doesn't comply. The Gundam pilots must prevent Dekim from seizing power over the ESUN. The Gundams are retrieved from their course to sun to Earth's orbit thanks to Quatre and the Maganacs. The pilots use their Gundams one last time to fight against Dekim's forces, not killing anyone. In the end, Dekim is killed by one of his own soldiers, Earth and its colonies are at peace once again and all mobile suits (including the Gundams) are forever destroyed.

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (1998)

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (1998)

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (1998)

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REFERENCE:
IMDb, Wikipedia, Youtube

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