Web Video: Gundam Abridged
Just as there are quite a few official Gundam
series, there are quite a few Abridged Series
based on them.
Although it only had a few episodes, the series was popular in the abridging community, and the announcer had even became a shared running gag. It was also notable for its extensive use of background music. It was confirmed as officially canceled in a video posted by IDLIT, although the video was taken down very soon after it was aired. It was declared dead in MSG Abridged Episode 15, when Cheesemanjoe, G Gundam Abridged's creator, guest starred. It couldn't have asked for a more fitting send off. -sniff-
This show provides examples of:
- Brown Note : Schwartz Brude...
- Fetish: Possibly. Domon really seems to like it when his suit is put on.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Domon refuses to see that the Rose Gundam pilot is a guy.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: "Sir, the Shining Gundam is... shining."
- Noodle Incident: Apparently the reason Domon left Neo Japan and is afraid/abusive of Rain was because she made an advance on him as a child.
- There's also the reason Domon hates baguette...
- Only Six Faces: "Damn it! They both look identical! Stupid cheap animators!"
- Running Gag (The Announcer)
- Also the sounds of Domon snapping his fingers when he says, "Rise Shining Gundam", in episode 5, he snapped his fingers and the sound accompanied with it was Goku from Dragonball, saying, "Taiyo-ken!!"
- Selective Obliviousness: Nothing can convince Domon that George is a man. Nothing.
- Shout-Out: To Berserk Abridged, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, Naruto, Medabots, Dragonball Z, and World of Warcraft.
- Theme Music Powerup: Happens nearly Once an Episode, including such things as "Chicks Dig Giant Robots" and "American Idiot".
Created several years ago, Gundam Wing Abridged follows the misadventures of the Gundam pilots as they deal with Ho Yay
, Alternate Character Interpretation
, and Lampshade Hanging
galore. Has its own website now (which is nice, since YouTube
suspended his account for copyvio) and and over twenty episodes, and making it one of the Long Runners
of the abridged arena.
This show provides examples of:
- Abhorrent Admirerer: Quatre for Trowa and Tubarov for Lady Une.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Oh so much.
- Brick Joke: "That't the biggest cannon I've ever seen!"
- Captain Obvious: "That's Sergeant Obvous, Sir."
- Department of Redundancy Department
- Emo Teen: Trowa nonstop. Wu Fei has shades of this.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Zechs is the target of this from Otto and other random Mooks.
- Fail O'Suckyname: Zech's real name gets laughed at.
- More Dakka: In universe example: Alex and Mueller reveal to Zechs that they plan on taking over the series, kill off every character but them selves and Wu Fei, and add in more rediculously powered Gundums... with more lasers.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: An odd case. Heero, Wu Fei and Lady Une all have British accents, but most of the other characters don't. Speaking of American accent's this sometimes crosses over into
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping
- One Steve Limit: Hilariously subverted. Treize calls EVERYONE Zechs.
- Psychic Link: Subverted. Lady Une thinks she has one of these with Treize for a bit and that he's using it to tell her to free the Gundam pilots because Romafeller bites now. It turns out it was just her imagination, but it tells her to go through with it anyway because "I'm Treeeeiiiiize Khusrenaaaaaadaaaaaa." (Except he's not.)
- Running Gag (or Run Away Gag 'Fire the Lasers!')
- Stay in the Kitchen: Wu Fei, naturally.
- Stalker with a Crush: Relena for Heero and Noin for Milliardo/Zechs.
- The Caligula: Duke Dermail, who hired a group of men to stand around in colorful coats just to agree with everything he says, thinks that any goldfish not actually made of gold should be ethnically cleansed and cannot seem to grasp that no, Treize is NOT in fact supportive of the Mibile Doll program, despite constantly being told so.
- The Stinger: Primarily during the earlier episodes, including the infamous No machinegun for him line.
- The Stoner: Howard
- Vocal Evolution: Most noticable with Treize who goes from having something more similar to his original voice to having a higher, slightly more Totally Radical voice.
This is where it all started, the ambitious project of anime legend Yoshiyuki Tomino
that spawned the "Real Robot" genre of mecha anime
and a cultural cornerstone of Japan. Now condensed and parodied lovingly by some American Gundam fans
who use Alternate Character Interpretation
on the shows memorable cast, potshots at the shows dated animation quality and outdated sci-fi gadgetry. to make a hilarious, and still rather faithful (for an abridged series) adaptation of the original series. Also notable for never (outside the first episode) never breaking the forth wall.GWS announced that due to circumstances beyond their control
, they won't be able to continue the series and instead, are now concentrating on the Patlabor franchise.
This show provides examples of:
- Accidental Misnaming: Ramba Rall, can't seem to remember the names of two of his soldiers.
- And Now For Something Completely Different: There's an alternate episode 14 which crosses over with The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Specifically, the episode which includes the SOS brigade playing a video game with the computer club which is represented as a battle in the universe of MSG abridged.
- Axe Crazy: Amuro in later episodes, seems to think that senseless murder will solve all his problems.
- He seems to have grown out of it by episode 21 stating that "Senseless murder just doesn't do it for me anymore."
- Berserk Button: Amuro completely loses it when they run out of salt.
- Black Comedy Rape: At the end of episode eight, when the ship was a mile high up.
- Big Brother Worship: Sayla seems to, considering that meeting Char (aka her brother Casval) in episode 15 causes her to start screaming "Nii-san" over and over until he yells at her to stop. Of course this is followed by Sayla shooting him for abandoning her. And then things are further complicated by the whole thing being a dream sequence.
- Big Eater: Ryu who seems far more interested in food than just about anything else.
- Butt Monkey: Amuro's suffering is a consistent source of amusement.
- Brick Joke: Numerous.
- Camp Gay: Garma, and all his men, too.
- Canada, Eh?: The Mooks in episode 14, who embody various Canadian stereotypes.
- Captain Oblivious: Dozle remains oblivious to Garma's blatant homosexuality even after his death.
Dozle: "Bu-but, I don't believe Garma was gay!"
- Cargo Cult: The infamous episode 15 features one surrounding a former zeon pilot turned dirt farmer. Their main focus appears to be how evil pants are and how they forbid Amuro to wear any while on their island. Nevermind that many of them are wearing pants.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Fraw towards Amuro.
- Cloudcuckoolander: White Bases's Captain Paolo, largely due to the morphine.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Bright delivers one in episode 14 when Mirai points out that if the Gundam's reactor detonates, it could take out White Base too.
- Cool Shades: Char. Complete with The Who's Won't Be Fooled Again.
- Deadpan Snarker: Sayla and Dren, with an emphasis on snarker for the former, and deadpan for the latter.
- Dysfunction Junction: There are no normal people on white base, and judging by the rest of the cast, anywhere else in the universe.
- Extreme Omnivore: Ryu suggests eating Amuro with drawn butter in episode 19.
- In episode 20, he eats the cake that Frau had made for Amuro... which had a saw in it to help him break out of jail. The only comment this elicited from Ryu was the cake had a 'funny aftertaste.'
- Epic Rocking: Season 2's theme song, a cover of "Amuro Forever" which was the original's ending theme now performed by fellow Gundam fanboy Andrew W.K.
- Fan Disservice: Ryu's attempts at Fanservice
- Fur and Loathing
Degwin: "That it did, my Dear, that it did."
- Gilligan Cut: From episode 4:
Commander Wakkein: "Those kids are too paranoid. Even the Red Comet wouldn't think to attack such a fortified position like Luna II."
*cut to Char*
Char: "We're attacking the fortified position known as Luna II."
- Greek Chorus: Slender, Denim and Gene would certainly fit the criteria for this trope, that is, if they could stay on topic. Instead they prefer to relay anecdotes to each other with little interest in what is happening in the series.
- Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Garma for all his Camp Gay antics is apparently still in love with Icelina who is female....probably
- Heroes Prefer Red Heads: Amuro does at least. He admits to this in his tagged video.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: 2Old4Toys guest starts in various episodes.
- Iknow Mortal Kombat: Why Amuro can pilot the Gundam.
- Immune to Bullets: Char can't be hit because he's wearing pink.
Char: "Allow me to reiterate my previous statement that your weapons are ineffective against me based on my pigmentation."
- Insistent Terminology:
- It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: Rambal Ral and his team frequently mispronounce Earth related terms to comedic effect. Calling the Gundam 'Goondam' and such.
- It's X. I Hate X.: Amuro does one of these towards Cozun, doubling as a Shout-Out to The Dark Knight.
Amuro: "You remind me of my father."
Amuro: "I hate my father!"
- I Warned You: Bright when Mirai convinces him to take White Base to a lake marked on their map in the middle of a desert which happens to be dry when they get there. Inverted though, because he doesn't actually say the warning in the first place.
Bright: "I must be a goddamned Newtype, 'cause I saw this coming from a mile away."
- Jerkass: Kai, and he knows it.
- Knight in Sour Armor: Bright is genuinely a good guy who is trying his best to fight the war, however ever since episode 2 he is always angry and frustrated at his crew.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: The DNA evidence gag hints that Bright could be Amuro's real dad.
- Which considering Bright's age, this can be completely thrown out.
- Larynx Dissonance: Jurpentine guest stars as Garma's fiance Icelina Ichenbach with one of the least feminine voices your likely to ever hear.
- It's pretty heavily implied that Icelina is either in drag or a straight up MTF transexual. Though, no one except Char seems to notice.
- Mean Brit: Give Bright earl grey tea and he turns into one.
- My Beloved Smother: Amuro's mom, referenced as a possible reason for his numerous issues.
- Most Annoying Sound: In universe, Captain M'Quve's "Le ding" which is the sound he makes by flicking a wine glass with his fingers, annoys Ramba Rall's team to no end.
- Not So Stoic: The usually reserved Bright after Ryu's death.
Sayla: "Hey Bright, you okay?"
Bright: *falls to his knees and starts sobbing uncontrollably*
Sayla: "Yeah, I thought so."
- Only Sane Employee: Bright does not like having to manage a crew of angsty teenagers.
- Paperthin Disguise: Frau's "Polish Immigrant" disguise consists of her wearing a headscarf, shouting words like "Purogie", "Dingus" and "Sausage".
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: "I'll fork you good!" is Amuro's. It's not very witty, but then again, neither is he.
- Phrase Catcher: Kai is frequently told to shut up.
Everyone: "SHUT UP KAI!"
Kai: *sarcastically* "Shut up Kai!"
- Really Dead Montage: Several, for Icelina, Garma and most tragically, Ryu
- Red Shirt: "But I'm wearing blue!"
- Recycled In Space: In the words of the Narrator
Narrator: "THE TEXAS COLONY! Provides dirt, shotguns, the cowboys, and other USELESS materials for construction!"
Narrator: "No, it`s THE TEXAS COLONY!"
- Running Gag: Tons
- D N A Evidence.
- A few episodes would end with any character saying "Wait..." after coming to sudden realization.
- Anger Sayla and she'll shoot you in the crotch.
- Allusions to sexual intercourse, usually followed by another character commenting "That`s disgusting."
- White Base bridge crew frequently spilling food on their radar systems.
- Ramba Rall and his Zeon forces mispronouncing "Earth phenomena", such as lightning as "litning", desert as "deesart" and Gundam as "Goondam".
- Frau being associated with Poland and sausages.
- Certain crew members discussing the beating their mother gave them as children.
- Sampling: Part of the Speedy Techno Remake of the original show's theme.
- Serious Business: Zeon Game Night, apparently for Ramba Rall and his crew.
- Strangely enough, what words are acceptable in Scrabble is a matter Bright is willing to torture over.
- Shout-Out: Many.
- Soundtrack Dissonance: The most intense battles are coupled with unfitting, upbeat, music.
- Spoiled Brat: We're not quite sure about the details, but Zeon soldiers are most able to recognize who Sayla is by hearing her shout "you're worthless" or just hearing her angry voice.
- Stalker with a Crush: Fraw towards Amuro. Lampshaded by Sayla.
Sayla: "I don't want to hear your creepy stalker stories."
- Talk Like a Pirate: Mirai, no matter how much she's asked to stop. She's just as confused about it as everyone else.
Mirai: Sir, don't look at me like that. It's involuntary! Yar! I be cursed!
- She doesn't do it when the crew is on vacation, though. When it's clearly over, she starts up again, much to Sayla's relief.
- It might be the Minovsky Particles. Since when are they harmless?
- The Alcoholic: Dren.
- The Other Darrin: Ramba Rall, previously voiced by Unwardil, is replaced by Takahata101 for episode 20.
- Earlier, Revy_Moonshine took over Jj Kay Bomb's roles as Matilda and Hamon due to the latter's declining mic quality.
- The Stoic: Also Dren, who's voice never wavers from its bored monotone, even in combat. Also functions as the Deadpan Snarker, with extra deadpan.
- The Stoner: Fraw, though she prefers the harder hallucinogenic drugs to stuff like pot.
- Those Two Guys: Big & Little Jon, two Zeon pilots who get blown up/shot down every time they appear, usually due to Little Jon's incompetence.
- Those Wacky Nazis: The Zeon show shades of this, most notably during Garma's funeral.
- Similarily, the mother and child from episode 8 are turned into Nazis as well.
- Waxing Lyrical: Often, though the most frequent offender is Icelina who often breaks into quotes from Bon Jovi.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Suprise, suprise, it's Amuro.
Amuro: "LOVE ME! LOVE ME LIKE MY FATHER NEVER DID!"
- Vocal Evolution: Most notable with Amuro who began with a fairly normal teenage male voice, but grew more whinier and higher pitched as the series progressed.
- It can be a little odd to listen to Bright prior to the ending of episode 2 which is when he adopts his trademark angry tone of voice that he carries for the rest of the series.
- You All Look Familiar: Invoked when Amuro goes off to destroy a Zeon salt mine.
Zeon Soldier1: "137 men dead sir. Twice as many men wounded sir."
Zeon Soldier2: "Damnit! Why are those damn Feddies attacking a salt mine of all things?"
Zeon Soldier2: "Undoubtedly!"