Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Collection 1 Blu-Ray

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About Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Collection 1 Blu-Ray

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Collection 1 contains episodes 1-25 of the anime directed by Masashi Ikeda and Shinji Takamatsu.

Mankind has moved into space. Thousands of people live on giant orbiting space colonies called "Sides." However, the Earth Government, which rules the colonies, is unjust and cruel. A group of revolutionaries build five robotic weapons called Gundams and plan to send them to Earth to begin their fight for independence. Piloted by five young men, these Gundams carry the colonists' hopes and dreams of freedom with them as they descend to Earth to begin Operation Meteor!

Special Features: Clean Openings 1 and 2, Clean Ending.

Details

  • Publisher: SUNRISE INC
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Battles, Mecha, Space
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Run Time: 625
  • Year Created: 1995
  • Release Date: 11/7/2017
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

3 reviews

The Gundam series that started it all.

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Gundam Wing single-handedly popularized Gundam, and arguably anime, in the US at the turn of the century. It was one of the highest rated shows on Cartoon Network at the time and helped pave the way for the anime craze that has taken over the nation since.

17 years later, it is still my personal favorite Gundam series, and favorite anime series of all time. From amazing action, complex characters, political intrigue, drama, philosophical implications, the realities of war, Gundam Wing tackles all of these issues in a way that the franchise had never done before.

This is the first time the series is being released on Blu-Ray in the US (originally only released in Japan), and it's a great time with Gundam VS also coming to the PS4 in the US. It's a great time to be a Gundam fan.

If you have the DVDs, you don't need this

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This release offers nothing to those that already own the DVD version. The video is not remastered, and pales in comparison to other back catalog Gundam series on Blu Ray. As Wing was what brought me into the Gundam world many years ago, it was disappointing to pop in the disc and be greeted with nothing more than an upscaled version of the DVDs I've owned for 15+ years.

Save your money, buy the DVDs instead

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Compared to all other Gundam Blu-Rays and DVDs I've gotten from Rightstuf over the years (with the exception of the unremastered Gundam X), this absolutely pales in comparison in terms of picture quality. The textless credits and promo videos are truly HD quality, but the episodes themselves are comparatively blurry and lack definition. I feel like the color correction is lacking as well, specifically in any outdoor scenes for some reason. Colors often look under-saturated outdoors, and over-saturated in space. And I know Gundam Wing made use of blur effects from time to time, but this is no reason for the picture to be so bad throughout. Compared to the Blu-Ray release of G Gundam, or even Victory, Wing can't compare visually. These are definitely an improvement over the older Anime Classics DVDs from many years ago, but if you want to upgrade, or just add this to your collection, you would be just fine buying the new DVD version than spending the money on these Blu-Rays.