The “Mobile Suit Gundam AGE” anime series is the newest incarnation of the venerable Gundam franchise, following the recent “Gundam 00 -A wakening of the Trailblazer-” movie and the ongoing “Gundam Unicorn” OVA series.
Initial impression after watching this first episode of “Gundam AGE” is that this series seems to be aimed at a younger audience, no doubt they hope to introduce youths to the Gundam franchise with a simpler style that also reminisces back to the original series.
The animation by studio Sunrise is good, but the simpler styling used for the various characters also shows through in the mecha designs and action scenes, the Gundam and other mobile suits aren’t as elaborate or well rendered as those in “Gundam 00” for instance.
Liked the “Gundam 00” series and am impressed with the “Gundam Unicorn” OVA, but this new “Gundam AGE” series is not a show I will keep on watching. Perhaps die-hard Gundam fans will watch regardless, alas personally am not convinced by it so am dropping it.