Normally I have nothing but good things to say about the Gundam franchise, be it about it’s music, it’s mecha, it’s animation or it’s vision of the future, but today I’m going to hit it up a bit about something I’ve always found extremely irksome about one of it’s entries…namely Gundam F91. This might actually be something that most people aren’t aware of or perhaps not, but the nerve it has in labelling it’s music as an Original Soundtrack when it’s clearly not visited me again last night while I was playing a G Generation game with my friend.
He had chosen the F91 scenario, and so naturally the music is from F91 and immediately the two tracks that come up are the two most blatant ripoff tracks from the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back sountrack by John Williams. I pointed this out to my friend and he was all “Guhey” and didn’t seem to really believe me even though he’s seen the Star Wars movies more than I have, but the fact is you see that I have the power of soundtrack collections, time and the internet on my side and can afford to show exhibits A-D and how shameful the Gundam F91 soundtrack and it’s unsurprisingly short lived career composer Satoshi Kadokura are. I’ll let people add their own commentary from here on out:
1. Gundam F91- Crossbone Gunno Sinkoto by Satoshi Kadokura
2. The Empire Strikes Back – The Imperial March by John Williams
3. Gundam F91- Sentou by Satoshi Kadokura
4. The Empire Strikes Back – Hyperspace Theme by John Williams