Mobile Suit Breakdown: the Gundam Anime Podcast
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MSB is a weekly Gundam podcast for new fans, old fans, and not yet fans. Nina (a Gundam first-timer) and Thom (a lifelong Gundam fan) analyze, review, and research all 40-years of the iconic sci-fi anime mega-franchise Mobile Suit Gundam in the order it was made. We research its influences, examine its themes, and discuss how each piece of the Gundam canon fits within the changing context in Japan and the world, from 1979 to today. Part history podcast, part discussion podcast, all Gundam podcast.

The Misfortune of Birth

Gundam Ep. 10: Garma and Char Reenact Sleepless in Seattle

Show Notes

Everything continues to go well for the Zabi family.

This week, we recap and review Mobile Suit Gundam episode 10, "Garma's Fate," discuss our first impressions, and provide commentary and research on: Where exactly are we? Are we there yet? How long will it take to get there?, the Seattle "Kingdome," carpet-bombing and incendiaries, the first kamikaze pilots, and episode director Yoshikazu Yasuhiko.

- A couple of the maps I looked at before Thom told me they are not to be relied upon.

- History of the Seattle Kingdome stadium, unexpected architectural star of the episode.

- Carpet-bombing and incendiaries explained. Prepare to be sad about the lengths humans go and the creativity employed in the interest of killing each other.

- The first kamikaze pilots.

- And additional information on episode Director Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (aka YAS), character designer, animation director, artist, and award-winning manga creator (link is to a source in Japanese). I highly recommend doing an image search to see samples of his artwork; it makes his artistic influence on the show much clearer.

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The intro music is WASP by Misha Dioxin, and the outro is Long Way Home by Spinning Ratio, both licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license. Both have been edited for length.

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