Episode 23 – Women in Gundam

“For women in particular, I have the actual feeling of finally becoming able to write female characters. “

~ Yoshiyuki Tomino


Too often, in a series like Gundam, amidst titans like Amuro Ray, Char Azanable, and Kamille Bidan, the better half of the cast is neglected or forgotten. Despite being some of the more interesting characters, the women of Gundam don’t seem to get the same treatment as their male counterparts. Why is that? I asked Otaku journalist Lauren Orsini for the answers!

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Opening Theme: Koi no HEAT WAVE by Granrodeo

Ending Theme: Kunimichi 127-go Sen no Shiroki Inazumi by Kishidan

-Femme Fatal Ou Femme Oubliée-

Lauren Orsini

Gunpla enthusiast and master journalist, Lauren often spends her time cultivating new fans through her newsletter over at the Otaku Journalist. She is the author of the 2015 book: Cosplay: The Fantasy World of Role Play. Currently, she writes about Iron Blooded Orphans on ANN week to week. An accomplished reporter, Lauren’s name can be found on CNN, Forbes, and Kotaku, among other publications.

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  1. mountblade98 · November 19, 2016

    definitely an interesting listen, considering gundam is franchise going back several decades and it’s portrayal has changed throughout the years. Was surprised to hear about women from the alternate universes as well. Disappointed not to hear about the women in Unicorn, since I thought it had pretty strong women characters. Mineva is even in the picture at the top.

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