10.09.2014

Mecha Analysis: G no Reconguista Episode 3


Previously on Mecha Analysis
Gundam Build Fighters Try Episode 1
Gundam G no Reconguista Episode 1 & 2

Today on Mecha Analysis, we look at episode 3 of G no Reconguista.
Something to keep in mind when looking at the mechanical designs of G no Reconguista: The ones responsible for mechanical design are as follows,
  • Akira Yasuda, known for designing mechs in Turn A Gundam, Code Geass and Overman King Gainer.
  • Kimitoshi Yamane, notable for mechanical designs in G Gundam, Gundam SEED, SEED Destiny, SEED Stargazer, IGLOO, and Eureka Seven: AO
  • Not much can be found about Ippei Gyobu. I think he's new.

Episode 3 
With a title like "The Pressure of Montero," I wonder what mobile suit will appear in this episode...
It seems Tomino really wanted to add toilet humor to the series - A common feature among mobile suit cockpits is a toilet, and Tomino goes out of his way to make it known.

Catish

More Catish show up in this episode, this time riding the Base-Jabber-like platforms, equipped with a beam weapon and shield (without a flight unit). Seems like the mobile suit has different loadouts depending on the mission, this time, sacrificing mobility for defense.

 

When Bandai releases this kit, will there be separate kits with different load outs, or one kit with all the load outs? I hope they include all the loadouts in one kit. I'd start thinking about making a squad of flight Catish, and using the shields on one Catish for a "Full Armor Catish." What a money drain...

Rex No

Three of  these mobile suits show up on a vessel, deploy in the jungle, and immediately get destroyed. Rest in pieces my friends. Your contribution to the Capital Guard will hopefully be more significant in a future episode.


The mobile suit looks like a modified version of the Recten, equipped to trek the jungle with hover feet and additional armor.


The Rex No's look like they are only equipped with a shoulder mounted cannon. I wonder if there are any other loadouts like the Catish.

G-Self

The suit does not see much action in this episode: it shows up and flies off with the Montero. However, the G-Self shows off a few new features such as a beam shield of sorts,


...a wrist mounted fire extinguisher,


...amazing finger dexterity,


...and the cockpit is apparently the size of a small sedan - it fits 4 people.
 

This mobile suit seems to have everything! I wonder if it has a cup holder.

With a large amount of bias, I will say I am still not interested in this suit. Not because its a lead suit, but because it doesn't really inspire me in any way. We'll see as time goes on.

Montero

If the series had a "Mobile Suit of the Week" clip, the Montero would be the spotlight for this week. This suit boasts high mobility and fire power, at least compared to all the grunt suits it fights.


The suit is equipped with a beam rifle, a Javelin with what they call a Beam Wire, and something that looks like beam vulcans.


Even with all this technology, the pilot is outclassed by a veteran in a Catish.


The Montero is interesting. Not interesting enough for me to jump at the kit, but enough for me to turn an eye. The most eye catching part of this mobile suit is the head design. I like the magenta strip combined with the green eyes. And with the white/silver top piece, the head looks almost like a shark.

That pretty much covers the mechs in episode 3. I wonder how long I can do this before an episode doesn't introduce a mobile suit, or accessories. I guess we will find out, next time on Mecha Analysis! See you then.