11.14.2014

Mecha Analysis: G no Reconguista Episode 8


Previously on Mecha Analysis
Gundam Build Fighters Try Episode 6
Gundam G no Reconguista Episode 7

Today on Mecha Analysis, we look at episode 8 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 8
I decided to stop including mobile suits that do not bring anything new (or interesting) to the table. I feel like I'd be writing more of the same "nothing happened, let's hope next episode will bring something cool!" Hopefully this will streamline the system and help focus the article to the important parts.
As for the episode, the second part really stuck with me. Though humankind is supposed to follow a code of conduct, it seems every side is breaking it. The truth as was set in the beginning seems to be slowly falling apart. I cannot wait to see where Tomino is taking the series!

Elf-Bullock

Though nothing really new about the suit itself, we see the large flight packs it uses can be back mounted in mobile suit mode.

Armorzagan

With its appearance at the end of the previous episode, we did not see too much from it. In this episode, we get mostly more of the same, but we see how it shines in combat, providing much cover fire to hold off the enemy. Also, the back of the mobile armor apparently serves as a platform for mobile suits to stand: a very complicated F-Rug.


...so complicated that it can transform into a mobile suit. I wonder how effective this machine is with such large wings.

G-Self

Mid-battle, the G-self is equipped with a new pack - Tricky Pack. This pack is equipped with missiles and beam weapons, but its bulkiness seems to hinder G-Self's mobility and articulation.


In addition, it seems like the Tricky Pack also has some beam absorbing shield (like the Reflector Pack) that collects the energy, turns G-Self pink, and sends an image of itself to disrupt the controls of another mobile suit. Can someone please explain how this works and why the energy has to be projected in the shape of G-Self?

 
That's all I got for tonight. I hope you're enjoying the series as much as I am!

More Gunpla content this weekend! Please stay tuned!