12.26.2014

Mecha Analysis: G no Reconguista Episode 14


Previously on Mecha Analysis
Gundam Build Fighters Try Episode 12
Gundam G no Reconguista Episode 13

Today on Mecha Analysis, we look at episode 14 of Gundam Moonraker. Something to keep in mind when looking at the mechanical designs of Gundam Moonraker: 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 14
I hope everyone had a merry Christmas whether with family, friends, or the people around you (even if you do not celebrate). In this episode, we are introduced to a new opening. A slower, but more fitting song paired with more recycled scenes from past episodes. I wonder if Tomino feels openings are a thing of the past and should not be worked on, or if he was just being lazy. Whatever the case, I was hoping for some neat animations in the new opening.

As for the actual content of this episode, a lot of tension is built up from multiple factions from earth attempting to visit Towasanga. Though a little skirmish occurs, not too much definitive material shows up for this blog series. Earlier in the series, the Capital Guard celebrated their new mobile suits with parades, cheer leading, and launch observation (like space shuttle launches or air shows), and because Bellri has been hanging out with the Amerians, there is decent conversation about their mobile suits. However, Moonraker does not have that kind of exposure, not yet at least, so we are left in the dark about these mobile suits.
Since we don't know much about the mobile suits that were introduced two episodes ago, let's talk about everyone's favorite fish!

Chuchumy
This mysterious fish-carrying vessel has been accompanying Raraiya Monday for quite some time now. It was said to have healing properties and was given to Ms. Monday in hopes to bring back her memories. In this episode we see Raraiya able to speak and call people by their name rather than just repeating 'G!' or 'Chuchumy.' Was the green orb responsible for the Raraiya's progress? We may never know...

Elmoran

I guess they're the purple colored ones...
They're from the moon. They carry Bazookas. Can we say any more about them?

Others of Moonraker

I am not sure of the name of these mobile suits, and I do not want to assume with the little amounts of untranslated material from websites and magazines. A man by the name Ringo Lon Giamanotta, 2nd Lt. surrenders himself, bringing in one of these mobile suits on to the Megafauna. He also mentions the G-Self is a test type mobile suit he has seen before. Please tell me more, Ringo: I want to know more about your people!

That's all I want to cover for this episode. There was much more talking than fighting which makes for a very boring Mecha Analysis, though the built up tension might result in an epic battle in the next episode. Hope to see you then!