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A podcast dedicated to the wide, wonderful world of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM, hosted by Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman of The Weekly Stuff Podcast, as we review and discuss the shows, manga, Gunpla, movies, and more from the premiere Mecha anime franchise.

Weekly Suit Gundam Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 32 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to the wide, wonderful world of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM, hosted by Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman of The Weekly Stuff Podcast, as we review and discuss the shows, manga, Gunpla, movies, and more from the premiere Mecha anime franchise.

    Weekly Suit Gundam #40 – Reconguista in G Review & Discussion

    Weekly Suit Gundam #40 – Reconguista in G Review & Discussion

    For the 35th anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam, franchise creator Yoshiyuki Tomino returned for what is, as of now, his latest installment in the series: Reconguista in G, perhaps the strangest and unquestionably the most formally daring of all Gundam series. Dense, complicated, wildly fast-paced, and persistently challenging, Reconguista is a divisive entry among the global Gundam fandom, but here at Weekly Suit Gundam, we are in awe of it. There is simply nothing quite like Reconguista in G, which sees Tomino turning up all his thematic and stylistic interests to 11, resulting in one of the purest auteur statements in modern mainstream media. With the best action sequences in the history of Gundam, arguably franchise-best TV animation, amazing and vibrant characters, and a structure that practically re-invents the language of anime before your eyes, Reconguista in G is an endlessly rewarding artistic gauntlet, and one of the very finest shows we’ve had the pleasure of discussing in 40 episodes of Weekly Suit Gundam.

    Enjoy, and come back next time for Season 1 of the global hit Iron-Blooded Orphans!

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    • 3 hr 41 min
    Weekly Suit Gundam #39 – Gundam Build Fighters OVA Round-Up! Gunpla Builders Beginning G, GM’s Counterattack, Try Island Wars & Battlogue

    Weekly Suit Gundam #39 – Gundam Build Fighters OVA Round-Up! Gunpla Builders Beginning G, GM’s Counterattack, Try Island Wars & Battlogue

    After reviewing the original Gundam Build Fighters and its sequel series Gundam Build Fighters Try on our last two episodes, it’s time to round out the original Build Fighters run by rounding-up the many OVAs related to this corner of the franchise. We begin with Model Suit Gunpla Builders Beginning G, the 2010 OVA that first introduced the concept of a Gunpla Battle-based anime, and holds up surprisingly well on its own, with great animation and mecha designs and a whole lot of heart. Then there’s the 5 Battlogue episodes, providing quick bite stories set in the Build Fighters world, and apart from one memorable episode involving Bearguys getting crucified, there’s not much to talk about. Finally, Build Fighters Try gets a 30-minute sequel in Island Wars, and the original Build Fighters gets its own half-hour follow-up in GM’s Counterattack, which is an absolute delight. Discussing all of these and more makes for a very fun capper to our Build Fighters journey.

    Enjoy, and come back next time for the return of original Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino to the franchise with Reconguista in G!

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Weekly Suit Gundam #38 – Gundam Build Fighters Try Review & Discussion

    Weekly Suit Gundam #38 – Gundam Build Fighters Try Review & Discussion

    After the huge success of the original Gundam Build Fighters, Sunrise turned around and produced a sequel in just six months – Gundam Build Fighters Try, set 7 years after the original with a new cast of Gunpla battlers. It’s a divisive show in the Gundam fandom, and on this podcast! Jonathan loves it, though not without some reservations, and Sean is mostly unmoved by it, despite liking certain things quite a bit. It makes for an interesting and dynamic discussion, as we break down the ways the show doesn’t live up to its predecessor and fails to follow through on its own interesting ideas, while also celebrating what’s genuinely good here. We also give our thoughts on the recent announcement of both the first new mainline Gundam series since Iron-Blooded Orphans, The Witch from Mercury, and a new film by original Gundam character designer Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Cucuruz Doan’s Island, both of which ensure the Weekly Suit Gundam train won’t be stopping anytime soon.

    Enjoy, and come back next week when we review all the Gundam Build Fighters OVAs: Model Suit Gunpla Builders Beginning G, Try Island Wars, GM’s Counterattack, and Battlogue!

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    • 2 hr 22 min
    Weekly Suit Gundam #37 – Gundam Build Fighters Review & Discussion

    Weekly Suit Gundam #37 – Gundam Build Fighters Review & Discussion

    With 2013’s Gundam Build Fighters, Gundam leaves the world of life-and-death warfare and science-fiction (mostly) behind, and instead settles in for a slice-of-life sports anime centered around the Gunpla plastic models that have long been one of the most beloved and popular parts of the franchise’s legacy. And in a wonderful surprise, it winds up being one of the franchise’s finest hours, a practically perfect 25-episode series chock full of great, vibrant characters, big laughs, awesome Gunpla designs, and truly rousing, get-on-your-feet-and-cheer caliber mobile suit duels. Whether you’re a Gundam novice or a grizzled veteran, Gundam Build Fighters has something for everyone. It’s as entertaining an anime as you’re likely to find, and maybe the most crowd-pleasing installment in the franchise’s stories history – and because of that, it’s a real treat to get to talk about here.

    Enjoy, and come back in two weeks for Gundam Build Fighters Try!

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    • 2 hr 49 min
    Weekly Suit Gundam #36 – Rebuild of Evangelion Film Tetralogy Review & Discussion

    Weekly Suit Gundam #36 – Rebuild of Evangelion Film Tetralogy Review & Discussion

    Almost two years ago, we took a little detour from Gundam to review Neon Genesis Evangelion upon its Netflix streaming debut, and promised that we’d come back to discuss Eva again if and when the 4-film Rebuild of Evangelion project was ever finished. And with the final film in Hideaki Anno’s lifelong passion project, Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time, now streaming worldwide (alongside the first three films) on Amazon Prime, we’re keeping our word and then some, with our longest Weekly Suit Gundam episode to date! We discuss all four films in the Rebuild project, diving deep into how these masterpieces fully realize the magic that was always there in Evangelion, but for us at least was held beneath the surface by frustrating and limiting creative choices in the original series. These are great, beautifully told, stunningly animated productions that give Shinji, Asuka, Rei, Misato, and everyone else the fully realized character arcs they’ve always deserved, and ends in a place that feels like Evangelion has finally found the conclusion it was always searching for. And that’s more than enough to fill a super-sized podcast.

    Enjoy, and come back in two weeks for GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS!

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    • 4 hr 43 min
    Weekly Suit Gundam #35 – Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Arcs 3 and 4 (Episodes 29-49) Review & Discussion

    Weekly Suit Gundam #35 – Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Arcs 3 and 4 (Episodes 29-49) Review & Discussion

    It’s the end of an Age on today’s show as we finish reviewing Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, covering the 3rdand 4th arcs and episodes 29 through 49 of this severely underrated gem. This half of the show sees another jump to a new generation, as we join young Kio Asuno on his journey to learn the true nature of the Vegan and their world, reunite with his pirate father, and to bring his grandfather Flit back from the brink of his vengeful vendetta. It all builds to an outstanding conclusion, with a truly terrific set of final episodes that brings the series full circle in powerful fashion, and along the way we have all sorts of fun and interesting things to talk about, making for a great discussion about a Gundam series that deserves a much better reputation than it’s previously enjoyed.

    Enjoy, and come back in two weeks for a detour back to the world of Neon Genesis Evangelion as we review all 4 Rebuild of Evangelion movies!

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    • 2 hr 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

appolyon13 ,

Seriously good!

This may just be my favorite podcast out there, I listen to a lot of podcasts on many different subjects and from all walks of life but there is something special here. The absolute passion of these two is infectious, couple that with both the breadth and depth of their knowledge and you have an experience that cannot be matched. Plus the chemistry between the hosts is endlessly charming, bolstered by the ease and skill of their conversational styles makes hours long podcasts feel like mere minutes, always leaving me wanting more.

eeb189 ,

Awesome work

As a 25 year old Gundam fan this podcast is extremely important. A lot of care and passion oozes from this show and you will gain some real thought provoking insight into the themes and ideas behind the giant robots we all love so much. Keep up the work gentleman.

alchemist18 ,

Brought up the series I thought were bad

I’m going to get this out of the way overall the content is great the more deeply analytical/ deep examination gundam is something I appreciate. Overall every episode(for the most part) has improved my overall love for every gundam show/movie they have talked about (exception being seed my feelings for seed somewhat staying the same at meh/dislike). The episodes covering ZZ and the alt universe stuff both episodes changing the way I see these series(I even did a rewatch of ZZ and I now get it) and going from saying you can skip these series to having them be considered mandatory watching.

Overall my rating would be between 4 and 5 but closer to a 5 than a 4 so I’m giving it 5 stars

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