|One good point, the enemy mechs look pretty good.|
14 years prior to the start of the show, an unknown force called Unknown Enemy or UE attacked and destroyed the space colony Angel. Seven years later the colony Asuno Flit is living in with his mother is similarly attacked, and she is killed moments after giving Flit the AGE device, a memory unit containing data on a certain mobile suit. In the present day, Flit, now 14, and still in school, is working for the military as the head of the project building the mobile suit Gundam based off of the data in the AGE device. On the day the unit is finished and ready for its trial runs, the UE attack the colony and are forced to retreat after the Flit sorties in the Gundam and destroys one of their units... the first ever human victory. The episode ends as the UE launch a retaliatory missile attack against the colony. My main issues with the show below the fold.
First, the point that many of the early critics were bashing Gundam AGE for - character designs that look nothing like those found in a normal Gundam series... at least for the main characters. Yes, they look more like something out of an early morning kids show, but the only character whose design I really dislike is Vargas. The rest I can deal with, and the non-main characters actually look relatively normal.
|The guy's head is bigger than their bodies...|
|Why even bother shooting it?|
|You should make all your units using this armor.|
So, all in all, while I won't write it off as horrible just yet, Gundam AGE is getting off to a very rough start, and after this episode, I don't have very good feelings about how the rest of the show is going to be.