1.23.2015

Mecha Analysis: G no Reconguista Episode 17


Previously on Mecha Analysis
Gundam Build Fighters Try Episode 15
Gundam G no Reconguista Episode 16


We continue Mecha Analysis with episode 17 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.


Episode 17
The vibes I got from the overall episode is an older sibling telling his/her younger siblings "if you don't clean up this mess, mom's gonna ground you!" Commanding the other fighting forces to clean up the mess coming out of the colony with the threat of "no hot showers" feels so...domestic. With all the tensions rising about the revelation of Bellri/Aida's origin, and the growing hostility between the Capital Army, Ameria and Towasanga, this episode felt quite off (especially for a followup to last episode). Whatever the case, more mobile suits appear, so everything is okay!


Mac Knife

PLASMA CLAW!
That's about all that happened with this mobile suit. I must say I like the mono-eye of the grunt version of this suit more than Mask's depth perception Mac Knife.

Moran

One of the designers in the aforementioned trio is in love with ligaments filled with concealed rockets. It's too bad none of them were responsible for Heavyarms or Zssa, then I could point to that person, with slight confidence, as the one responsible for all these concealed rockets.
Anyway, Moran has a bunch of rockets tucked in its forearm.

Neodu


This mobile suit has appeared multiple times at this point even though this is the first time I mentioned it in these articles. I do not think the name of this mobile suit was mentioned until now, or, as with previous incidents, I missed a character mentioning the Neodu.
According to this episode, the Neodu is considered an older mobile suit. Despite this, it seems to perform decently in the right hands. We only see Raraiya use the standard beam rifle and shield. Even if there is a special ability (probably not), it has not been revealed.

Bifron

A wild four-armed beast has appeared! This thing looks UGLY. I care not if it is a test unit. I care not if it has the powers of illusions. I care not that it quad-wields beam daggers. The suit just feels wrong in almost every way. If this experiment suit is supposed to lead to some badass end game suit, then I might be okay with this, but right now I just think it's all sorts of wrong.


That's all for Mecha Analysis. See you next week!