Previously on Mecha Analysis
Gundam Build Fighters Try Episode 13
Gundam G no Reconguista Episode 14
We continue the new year with Mecha Analysis of episode 15 of Gundam G No Reconguista. Something to keep in mind when looking at the mechanical designs of Gundam 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.
The first time I watched this episode, I was quite distracted with frozen pipes from the sub zero temperatures. From what I could pay attention to, the action was some of the best in the series, and some exciting revelations to be revealed in the next episode. Unfortunately, those revelations did not happen in this episode.
The Amerian Duo
According to Raraiya, the G-Self's original name was YG-111: all Towasangans refer to the G-Self as "The YG." I find it interesting that a name could change based on who uses it. What would it have been named had Instructor Dellensen had gotten a hold of it first?
A new feature is shown on G-Self's shield: It opens to deflect beam weapons.
Other than that, we see the return of the Assault Pack which can be controlled without being strapped into the large device.
This is new and interesting. Like the Mega Rider, this mobile suit riding vehicle is equipped with a massive beam cannon in the front. Holding three Morans, this can be quite a formidable force as a unit.
I have always thought the prospect of requiring a machine to control another machine in this manner as silly and impractical. I guess my thoughts are silly in the Gundam Universe.
Another Towasangan grunt suit. The only weapon we see them use are these charged nets used to capture the Amerian duo. I wonder what else these funky colored mobile suits have to offer. Are they part of the resistance Ringo mentioned?
That is it for Mecha Analysis for the first week in the new year! If you're experiencing the stupidly cold weather like I am, I hope you can stay warm. If the weather in your area is completely okay, count it as a blessing! May the weather not effect your Gunpla building capabilities, this is Gundariumsmith, signing out!