Top 10 Reasons People Give for Hating Gundam SEED and SEED DestinyPerfectImpulseX Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny are quite possibly the two most overhated anime series of all time due to people bashing on them a lot. So, here's some reasons people give for hating them.
The Top Ten
The SEED/SEED Destiny hatedom claims that he's a big Gary Stu and complain on reportedly how he steals the spotlight from Shinn as the "main protagonist" in SEED Destiny. - PerfectImpulseX
He survived not one.. not twice.. but three different life or death situations where he should not have been able to survive!
The SEED/SEED Destiny haters tend to mistake him for the main protagonist of SEED Destiny even though Fukada has stated that Athrun was the real main protagonist of SEED Destiny (because of the SEED Destiny Special Edition T.V. Movies being in his neutral point of view). They also complain that Shinn is very annoying and is too whiny. Really?! Shinn is too whiny?! His parents and little sister got killed during the First Bloody Valentine War! He's supposed to be a tragic character! - PerfectImpulseX
Even though it can be a bit annoying at times, Sunrise actually needed to reuse stock footage to save money. - PerfectImpulseX
Same reason as "Too much Reused Stock Footage" - PerfectImpulseX
Although I like both SEED and SEED Destiny, even I agree that she's annoying. - PerfectImpulseX
The HD Remaster actually fixed this problem a bit by having less of them. - PerfectImpulseX
To be fair, the original Gundam SEED was made to cash-in to the teen drama genre that was all the rage in Japan at the time. Most people don't know that most non-UC Gundam series were made to cash-in to trends in Japan at the time:
G Gundam = the Tournament Fighter craze (ex. Street Fighter and YuYu Hakusho)
Gundam Wing = the Bishonen craze
Gundam 00 = the political action drama craze (ex. Code Geass)
Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans = the dark and edgy craze (ex. Attack on Titan and Puella Magi Madoka Magica) - PerfectImpulseX
Thank the God/Burning Gundam that they changed the ending in Final Plus, the 4th Special Edition movie, and 'Phases' 49 and 50 of the HD Remaster because it was terrible (not Iron-Blooded Orphans ending terrible but still terrible nonetheless). - PerfectImpulseX
At least the toys showed up in my local restaurant. Must be popular to make that happen.
Actually, SEED and SEED Destiny's popularity in Japan and most other Asian countries is well-deserved in my opinion unlike a certain VR MMORPG anime series that has something to do with swords (you know the one I'm talking about)... - PerfectImpulseX
People should stop using this excuse when they bash on any AU Gundam series. - PerfectImpulseX
The gundams not even practical. I will give the Destiny Gundam some slack since it was originally suppose to be Kira's Freedom Gundam in Seed but the fact that the lazy writer decided it would be a good idea to give Shinn the second-rate Gundam is disappointing. Give me the Strike Noir any day of the week.
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2. Shinn Asuka is annoying
3. Too much reused stock footage