Actually one of the best Gundam series.
When you've grown up to anime, you get your fair share of repetitive mecha shows.
This is not one of them.
I started watching this when I was a kid. Didn't really understand everything, but I liked the boom booms and the awesome weapons.
When I hit my teens, I rewatched it. When I hit adulthood, I watched it again.
And then I watched it again for sheer pleasure. So, what does that tell you?
a) I like it
b) It must be damn good to watch it 4x.
You've probably seen the mecha space war story plenty of times. But Wing takes it to a new level. A political one.
One of the reasons Wing was so famous was it's ability to weave an intricate political plot into a done-to-death mecha cliche.
The villains are never just villains. There is no good or bad. It is a story that says plenty about humanity, war and peace, and it does it with damn good eloquence.
It is a philiosophical commentary on human nature. And it is freakin awesome.
The TV anime's art isn't as good as the Endless Waltz OVA/Movie (naturally), but it's very good for its time and still is. Ask for the music, Two-Mix should really say it all. The soundtrack is techno-pop at it's best. The soundtrack has pieces that pump you full of adrenaline, make you cry into a pillow, or simply sit back take in the magnitude of ...well...anything.
Alot of people think that the Wing characters are one-dimensional. But I have to disagree. I think the main difference between Wing characters and other so-called multi-dimensional characters is that the people in Gundam Wing are very mentally strong.
They have flaws, they have complex emotions, they do occasionally break down into some sort of craze, but ultimately, they stand back up and do their job. It's not often that you meet people like this, but they do exist. I loved that for once, an anime consisted of a cast of heroes that were brave, logical and realistic.
Oh, and it helps that Heero doesn't break down and whine every two seconds...unlike a certain characters from UC ...
The complex political twist and turns will keep you intrigued. The awesome Gundam fight scenes will knock you dead. The chemistry between the boys is loveable. And I personally quite liked the romance in there too —even when Relena was being a bit of a melodramatic nut.
This is an anime classic. Love it or hate it, it's a must-watch.