Setsuna F Seiei and Lynn Minmay, Changing The Future The Anime Way
In teasing over the events of Gundam 00 Episode 24 and discussing Macross a bit with ghostlightning I suddenly stumbled upon an interesting question that I had to ask myself. Which do I find a more unlikely event, a guy realizing his true potential and activating a system that releases a miracle particle that allows people who subconciously want to reconcile with others to have their chance to communicate on a more direct level instead of slaughtering one another, or a girl realizing her true potential and singing pop songs that allow a race of giant barbarians to experience culture and surrender instead of slaughtering the whole damn human race? Hmmmmm…I love asking myself impossible questions.
I guess what I’m getting at here is that I’m yet again left finding my two favourite longstanding mecha franchises to be two sides of the same coin (or is it that they are the same side of different coins?) in both their tendency to enrapture me in their premises, but also to make me laugh a bit at their naivety and overall simple solutions to the extremely complex problems of war. I could poll this to find what other people think, but I don’t think there really is an answer. I think it just comes down to suspension of disbelief and whether we take these shows at face value and run with what they have to offer, however naive it might be (and they really are in the end as fun as it is to watch them. It’s for the entertainment long before it’s for the message) or whether we dismiss the premise altogther and just grumble at them. As you can see from this post from time to time I sort of prefer to do both.