Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the anime series SD (Superior Defender) Gundam Force.
This series consists of 52 episodes (26 episodes per season), making it the longest Gundam series ever broadcast. The storyline of this series involves multiple dimensions as well as characters who traverse between them.
The dimensional locations that are introduced in Season 1 are:
- The Dark Axis’ home dimension (A dark and desolate realm where evil is absolute);
- The City of Neotopia (A modern-themed city where people and robots live/work/play together in peace and prosperity); and
- The Kingdom of Lacroa (A medieval Europe-themed realm where chivalrous knights and magic reign supreme).
The dimensional locations that are introduced in Season 2 are:
- The Minov Boundary Sea (A location that is set between dimensions); and
- The Land of Ark (A feudal Japan-themed country where courage and honorable swordsmanship stand triumphant).
In this series, The Dark Axis intends to invade/conquer/destroy any and all dimensions they come across. Fortunately, there is a military force in Neotopia known as the SDG (Super Dimensional Guard), whose goal is to protect/save/restore any and all dimensions in distress.
The main protagonists in both seasons of this series are:
- Shute (Human Boy)(SDG! Special Member)(Home: Neotopia);
- Princess Rele (Full Name: Relehimana Miya de Lacroa)(Human Girl)(Home: Lacroa);
- Captain Gundam (Military Gundam)(Home: Neotopia)(Weapons: Helmet-equipped Vulcans/Wrist-mounted Missile Launchers/Light Beam Rifle/Shield/Beam Saber);
- Zero: The Winged Knight (Knight Gundam)(Home: Lacroa)(Weapons: Legendary, Sacred Buster Sword/Shield/Magic/Flight); and
- Bakunetsumaru: The Blazing Samurai (Musha Gundam)(Home: Ark)(Companion: Entengo, Bakunetsumaru’s trusty steed)(Weapons: Twin Katanas “The right-sheathed sword he wields in his left hand is one of Ark’s Five Sacred Swords”).
The main antagonists in Season 1 are:
- Zapper Zaku (Squad Leader #1)(Home: The Dark Axis)(Weapons: Twin Machine Guns/A Shoulder-mounted Giant Gatling Gun/An Axe);
- Grappler Gouf (Squad Leader #2)(Home: The Dark Axis)(Weapons: Sword/Shield/Claw Arm/Left Arm-based Missile Launcher);
- Destroyer Dom (Squad Leader #3)(Home: The Dark Axis)(Weapons: Twin One-handed Bazookas); and
- Commander Sazabi (Invasion Force Leader)(Home: The Dark Axis)(Weapons: Body-Infused Beam Blasters/Chest & Shoulder-infused Cannons/Energy Shield/Twin Beam Sabers.)
The main antagonists in Season 2 are:
- Deathscythe: Knight of Darkness (Home: Lacroa/The Dark Axis)(Weapons: Dual-sided Energy Scythe/Dark Magic);
- Kibaomaru: Warlord of Ark (Home: ARK/The Dark Axis)(Weapons: Katana/The Zanba Sword “A Long, Jagged Blade resembling a Lightning Bolt);
- Professor Gerbera aka Madnug (Chief Science Officer)(Home: The Dark Axis)(Weapon: Twin Beam Rifles); and
- General Zeong (An Evil Mecha-Deity as well as the Leader of The Dark Axis)(Home: The Dark Axis)(Weapons: Hand Cannons/Mouth-infused Mega Cannon).
Truly, this series is a perfect cross between U.S. cartoons and Japanese animations.
There is also a Gameboy Advance version of this series that covers the events of the 1st season, as well as a PlayStation 2 version of this series called SD Gundam Force: Showdown, which has its own original story.
In conclusion, I found this Gundam series to be a totally funny, excitingly entertaining and incredibly awesome.