Mobile Suit V Gundam Collection 1 Blu-ray
About Mobile Suit V Gundam Collection 1 Blu-ray
Mobile Suit V Gundam Collection 1 contains episodes 1-26.
After causing terrible pollution on Earth, humanity began to colonize space. In the current era, mankind has become fully adapted to life beyond its home planet. But just as on the surface of the Earth, humanity has begun to relive its history of war out in space...
It is the Universal Century, year 153. The Zanscare Empire, which rules almost all of Side 2, has declared its independence from the old government, the hollow and corrupt Earth Federation. Under the justification of creating a new, space-based order, it has begun an invasion of Earth; and Point Kasarelia, the illegal residence area in Eastern Europe where Üso Ewin and Shahkti Kareen live, is no exception. As they are caught in the fighting between Zanscare and the opposing resistance organization, the League Militaire, fate draws Üso and his friends into the midst of battle.
Üso wants with all his heart to protect those around him, so he becomes the pilot of the Victory Gundam. He's about to experience firsthand the absurd reality known as war...
Special Features: Clean Opening 1, Clean Closing 1, End of Episode Promos, Eyecatch Animation.
- Publisher: SUNRISE INC
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Science Fiction
- Themes: Mecha
- Age Rating: 14+
- Run Time: 650
- Release Date: 10/4/2016
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
A Great Release of Classic
by Ethan -
For anyone who has been following the Rightstuf Gundam releases for the past year and half, there isn't much new going on here. However that is perfectly fine considering that all of the releases have been top notch. Victory Gundam is another first time North America release alongside Turn A and X. Its a standard package for those familiar with those releases with only japanese subtitles, but that's ok because a lack of english dub helps to keep the cost down and frankly there's less of a demand for english dubs on older shows that don't have them. The quality is also top notch on both the subs and video, with the only strangeness being the names of some of the ships or mobile suits. However katakana translation can be a bit difficult and I assume Righstuf uses whatever Bandai says is official.
As for the story, its a great look into the future of the UC timeline and its a pity that Sunrise hasn't really given us anything else that shows us what happens post Zeon
Stand Up to the Victory
by Neil -
I wasn't sure if I would buy V Gundam when it was announced. Thankfully, I gave in and bought the series on Blu Ray. V Gundam has the best SD content to Blu Ray restoration I've seen. The space backgrounds are incredibly deep and vibrant and the animation really sings in 1080p. The mobile suits feel very realistic; more than in almost every other Gundam series. Highly recommended!
The Beginning of the End of the Universal Century
Victory Gundam is the Gundam series that I have waited for to finally have a North American release. And I can say that the wait was worth it. These first 26 episodes take you for a wild ride that never truly lets up. Just when you think the main cast of characters is going to get a little break they are once again thrust into battle. With its fast paced action and story Victory Gundam Collection 1 is something every Gundam fan should have.
A hidden gem in the Gundam pantheon.
by Nathan D.
Apex of the original Gundam formula.
Characters have well-defined motivations, and act in a realistic, believable way. Crying baby syndrome gets annoying in the beginning, but it would in real life, too. It helps set the tone of the always-on-the-run band of old men, women, and children who should be non-combatants but are forced to fight. Villains have clear goals, aren't just bumbling oafs to be thwarted by the good guys. Plot is not a convoluted, incomprehensible mess.
It is depressing, but Gundam, as a war drama, should be. They don't overdo it. It also manages to tackle serious issues (like Uso as a child soldier) without becoming a farce, something Iron Blooded Orphans couldn't do.
The character death toll is overblown. There's a clear b-list of characters that function as Redshirts to be killed as needed for drama. Many characters are introduced and killed in the same episode, limiting impact.