Neane (post: 1590627) wrote:I pray, for your sake, that you are not saying that G Gundam is bad.
G Gundam is not bad. It has good production values in the mecha designs (though beauty is in the eye of the beholder, to some), character design, world-building, and even the story-telling. Even the fight sequences aren't bad.
But what sticks out like the sorest of thumbs is the DIALOGUE writing. Insane amounts of repetition that make some scenes almost redundant, and hardly any points get made each episode because it takes so long to get something said, or they get overlooked because of it, if they are indeed there. Even with the subtitling on DURING the dub, the writing is no better. It feels like I'm being talked down to, as if I'm a five-year-old and I need to hear things 10 times over in stilted, so-Canadian-it's-not-even funny rhythms in order to understand it.
I know that this is partly due to the 1994 release date, during the height of Japan's recession. That might have affected writing quality. But I would also say that it's more likely due to the fact that it's one of the earlier examples of combining the shonen and mecha/fighting robot genres together, and so far, it seems to have given that combination a very ROUGH start. Thankfully, there are other, more recent series, that do a better job of it, in my opinion. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is one of them, for example.
But no, G Gundam is not bad.
Overall, I would say that it's... fair. On a scale of Poor-Fair-Good-Excellent.