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Perfect Blue

A Parent's Guide to Anime
Rated: PG

Parental Guidance Advised

Reviewed by Macenzie Calhoun:

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz is the sequal to the TV series New Mobile Report Gundam Wing. This OVA series was later made into a theatrical release with ten minutes of additional footage.

Endless Waltz takes place in the year After Colony 196, one year after the conclusion of the Gundam Wing TV Series. Peace reigns in the Earth Sphere, meaning Earth and it's Orbital Space Colonies, and is maintained by the Earth Sphere Unified Nation. Giant humanoid machines called Mobile Suits have become extinct, and the Legendary Gundam Mobile Suits have been sent hurtling toward the sun.

As this goes on, an army lead by a young girl named Marimeia Khushrenada, the daughter to the late leader of the infamous OZ organisation, had captured Vice Foreign Minister Relena Darlian.

With an entire army of mobile suits at her command, and plans of global domination on her mind, Marimeia would stop at nothing to achieve her goal.

Two of the five Gundam Pilots took off to free Relena as one of the other Gundam Pilots went to retrieve the doomed Gundams. The two Gundam Pilots, Heero and Duo, discovered that the Marimeia Army's Mobile Suits are not the only card up their sleeves. Colony L3-X18999 had been selected to be dropped onto Earth. Heero and Duo also find that they have been betrayed by two of their fellow Gundam Pilots, Trowa and WuFei.

Endless Waltz also sheds some light on the Gundam Pilots' past in the form of flashbacks. The most dramatic one being Heero's. Endless Waltz also features some excellent mechanical designs and mobile suit combat sequences.

Parent's Guide Rating:

yellow (parental guidance advised)

There is some objectionable content however. For example: their is one scene where Marimeia is shot, and a small pool of blood forms under her. There is some swearing, but it is limited to the words D_mn and H__l. Also some combat scenes may be a little intense for younger viewers.

All and all, Endless Waltz is like Star Trek in the way of objectionabe content. It is not advised for children under twelve. But it is still an excellent example of Anime

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