Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Vol. #06 (Mania.com)

By:Mark McPherson
Review Date: Saturday, February 16, 2002
Release Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2001



The Review!
Oh my. This series is long. You really need to be patient to appreciate it. And this volume is no exception.

Audio: Bandai's best 2.0 which all hold dear. Bless you Bandai.

Video: Poor animation, good transfer. Rocky rating.

Packaging: Nice picture of the Wing Zero which has also been seen on the Animerica Special Gundam Issue. But why is Relena on the cover? I'd rather see Zechs.

Menus: Help! I'm trapped in the cockpit menu system! The console is closing in on me. Breathe, breathe.

Extras: More bios? When will this nightmare end?

Content: Well, it's the half way point of the series. Most people think the animators feel laid back at this point. Well, your right, but this volume is a must in the GW series. So here we go.

The first episode takes off where we last left. Trowa is somewhere in space, probably dead, Quatre and Heero have been sedated and the five scientists are being thrown about by Romefellar and the Trieze Faction. When Heero is ordered by the Trieze faction to test out the Zero system used by Quatre, he goes berserk and goes on a rampage. Fortunetely, Quatre stops him with the Mercurious.

The next two episodes are recpas from the views of Relena and Trieze's eyes. The last two episodes begin the new season of Gundam with Heero and Quatre arriving on Earth. When execution orders are released for the G boys, Heero joins up with a ragtag Trieze faction to help stop the mobile dolls.

Overall, not the best volume in the series, but it doesn't sour the series and only leaves you with a thirst for the new season.



Review Equipment
Oritron 2001 DVD100; RCA 19-inch television



Mania Grade: B-
Audio Rating: B+
Video Rating: B
Packaging Rating: B
Menus Rating: B
Extras Rating: C+
Age Rating: 12 & Up
Region: 1 - North America
Released By: Bandai Entertainment
MSRP: 24.95
Running time: 125
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing