I watched the Macross Plus movie recently and thought to myself, that even though I haven’t seen all the Macross series, I have quite a good undersanding of the franchise and why I love it.
Now usually I don’t prefer mecha anime but there have been 3 exceptions to this: Macross, Full Metal Panic and Gurren Lagann. Ok yeah, Code Geass too. For me, in these series the characters and the story play a higher role than just mecha candy. Personally I don’t like mecha in any of the above mentioned anime except Gurren Lagann and Macross. GL is kinda obvious (:p) and all Macross jets are just way too badass not to like! Especially in their Gerwalk mode (i.e. semi-transformed stage of half-mech and half-jet).
So, one series that I’ve been avoiding for ages is Gundam. I plan to watch some of the most pivotal series but don’t know where to start. I’ve heard good things about Gundam 00 and Gundam Seed. What timeline do these series follow? Or are they independent of each other (sort of) like each of the Macross series?
So the simple question is, where to begin? And how to follow it up?