There are now five Gundam series on Hulu. For years now I’ve been waiting for Gundam Wing to come to Blu-Ray, but that still hasn’t happen. I may have to wait a little longer for the Blu-Ray, but I do believe that it will eventually get a US release. The good news is that fans can legally stream it on. Hulu also has Mobile Suit Gundam: Origins, which is, as you guest it an origin story. Japan last year released some very cool over sized collector’s sets of the Blu-Rays. There are four sets in total and each set comes with some awesome goodies that include a piece of the film. I recommended that all Gundam fans check those out. On top of that Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, and Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team is now available to stream.
It’s a wonderful thing that the west is starting to get more of the Gundam series. After all, we all have been waiting a long time for Gundam to come to the West. It’s such a huge force in Japan, so it’s nice to know that the west can finally enjoy Japan’s “Star Wars”.
Gundam Wing was one of the first anime series that I ever watched. It was thanks to Gundam and Dragon Ball Z that I am a anime fan today. I will always remember Gundam as a outstanding anime, but that may just be nostalgic memories speaking. As I remember it Toonami felt like an golden age of anime in the US. Maybe I feel that way about those memories, because it was what introduced me to anime. Nevertheless, I remember that black in Toonami as being bad ass.
Now, it’s time to test my childhood memories and determine the quality of Gundam Wing. Was it as good as I remembered and does it compare to the other Gundam series I’ve seen over the years? As of the time of this writing I am on episode 9, so expect an full review soon.