Mania Grade: B+
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- Audio Rating: B+
- Video Rating: B
- Packaging Rating: A-
- 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
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Vol. #07
By Mark McPherson
February 16, 2002
Release Date: May 15, 2001
As the Gundam Wing saga continues secretively on DVD, most people have left the game after Cartoon Network cancelled it. Me? Im willing to stay along the ride for the Japanese language and just for the fun of it.
Audio: Still sounds great. Keep it up Bandai. What? You were expecting me to say more?
Video: Looks dull, but the transfering is perfect. I don't blame Bandai for the dull animation. They did the best with the transferring.
Packaging: Full cover of the Epyon. Truly one of the best covers of the series thus far. Bandai's best.
Menus: Cramped. Same menu system, but cramped. Functional though. Moving about is a little tricky though.
Extras: Bio on Epyon. As much as I like the Epyon, you already know everything about it in these episodes. For those that only pick up one or two discs, this is ok, but if you plan on buying the whole series, it's kind of a let down.
Content: As I mentioned before, the Epyon is one of the best Gundams in Gundam Wing you will ever see. Extreme, articulate and full of close range weapons. But I digress.
The discs starts out with Heero and Quatre joining up with the Sanc Kingdom and discovering the secret military facilities of which it holds. Meanwhile, Duo runs into an OZ soldier with the Wing Zero. When Duo is forced to pilot it, he expieriances the Zero system for himself and ends up sending it off into space adrift with the OZ soldier inside it.
The last three episodes move extremely slow, but are worth noting. While the Sanc Kingdom is on the verge of collapsing, Heero heads out in the Wing Gundam to defend Luxemburg from Romefellar. It is there he aquires Trieze's new suit, Epyon. Meanwhile, Wu Fei watches in horror as his colony is destroyed. So when Zechs shows up, things get ugly.
Overall, above average episodes, but leaves you begging for more, more, MORE!
Oritron 2001 DVD100; RCA 19-inch television