11:14:23 AM Jul 9th 2011
I wouldn't say that the 2009 film tells you that "Armies are Evil"—it's just the power-mad Chancellor who's evil. If the soldiers there are villains, they seem to be more of the Punch Clock variety...just doing what they're told. That, and it also seems to state as its premise that "destructive applications of science" are evil, or at least applications which are intended to cause as much pain and suffering as possible.
06:13:34 PM Dec 8th 2010
I noticed that the 2003 anime features both Epsilon and Gesicht prominently. Having watched their defeats in the Pluto arc just out of curiosity I have to ask: Does that mean they actually survived that encounter to appear later in the show or not?