Generator Gawl

Title:Generator Gawl
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Notables: HAYASHI Nobutoshi
MIKI Shinichirou
Original Concept - KIMURA Hidefumi
R1 License - ADV (Renamed)
SHIMO Fumihiko
YUKINO Satsuki
In October 2007 a gene code is discovered that will unlock our body's greatest mystery. Later this discovery is used to to give birth (or manufacture??) human-skinned generators.

Now it's up to two young scientists and thier friend, Gawl, to stop this future threat.

[TV series, 1999, 12 episodes, 24 min]
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Buy 9 8 9 9 9 MarX [series:284#1033]
What a worth while series I bought (I thought to myself).... And you know what... I was right!
Yes, the series is good even though it ended kinda quickly.. Man, to think if they had expanded the realm of Generators .. Gawl, Ryo, and Koji only had 3 months to complete the task at hand... Man, definitely a good series with all the secrecy and missions... (Damn, gonna be awhile till I watch it again though..)
The fighting sequences between Gawl and the other Generators are good but not the greatest I have seen... I enjoyed all the characters even though they had a constraint of three months to become something more...
Anyway, I like "I Want Out" (Opening song) and Kore O Koi To lemashou Ka (Ending song) was very cheerful and happy... Even at the darkest of times will cheer you up, kinda..
In the end, one of my favorites.. Lots of action and some innuendo.. I liked it enough for a recommend..
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Last updated Saturday, January 10 2004. Created Saturday, January 10 2004.
Rent Stretch [series:284#628]
I seldom watch more than a single episode of a series at a time, but the first few episodes of Generator Gawl so intrigued and amused me that I watched the whole first volume at one sitting. I was left with a good feeling about the series. An intriguing plot was steadily taking shape--actually, it was the unfolding mystery which drew me in, more so than the fighting between Gawl and the hostile "generators". A steady supply of good jokes helped, too. Having watched the rest of the series, I'm afraid it never again was as enjoyable for me as it was during those initial episodes--but it was never distinctly disappointing. I enjoyed it and I'm glad I watched it all the way through, it's just that it seemed more fun when most of the secrets of the mission Gawl, Kouji, and Ryo were on were just that--secrets (while rewatching it a second time, I didn't notice such a disparity between the first and second halves). You might call this an Evangelion clone, as we discover more and more about freakish modifications performed on human beings. I thought the final episode, "Out of Time", ended rather abruptly--don't ask me to explain how or why things turned out the way they did (but at least it made more sense than the end of Eva did!). A little postscript scene helped by making it clear that there had been a happy ending of sorts. I think my favorite charachter was Masami. I had heard about this daughter of the woman that the three mysterious men are renting their room from, and who was curious about them, but that didn't prepare me for her extremely assertive, high-strung personality! I sort of regret the way she becomes less abrasive as more and more disturbing facts come to light, causing her to become less suspicious and more sympathetic towards the trio. Then there's Natsume, who initially seems so sweet and innocent that she makes you want to retch--but even she has some dark secrets to hide. Curiously, I didn't notice all that much charachter development within Gawl himself--go figure. As I rewatched this series I was surprised to realize that it was none other than Vic Mignona playing Gawl--I had thought he burst into anime as Ed Elric, but apparently he's been at it for awhile. The animation was OK but not outstanding--colors sometimes seemed blurred or out of focus. The opening theme song, "I Want Out", has been growing on me as I hear it repeated every 25 minutes or so. The closing theme is a relaxing, fun kind of song which somehow reminds me of music by the Monkeys back in the 60's. All in all, I'm glad I mail ordered the entire 12-episode series. Sort of a poor man's Evangelion, but it doesn't try to be too much, and what it does it does well. Plus, it's genuinely funny at times!

My favorite line:
Kouji: "We can't waste anymore time. You two take care of her [Masami]. Cover me for an hour."
Gawl: "You just don't want to go to PE class, do you?"


Last updated Thursday, September 14 2006. Created Saturday, June 14 2003.
Buy 9 9 10 9 9 9 poneru [series:284#638]
I enjoyed this series greatly. The characters were the best part. You seem to connect with each one of them and it's hard to dislike any. I would have loved to see how they would have progressed if this series had been 26 episodes, but for a 13 episode series the character developement was great, it kept a nice pace and the ending topped everything off just right. Well I thaught the ending was good. Anyway, this is a great series to get and watch whenever your bored, and the good action sequences make it hard for this series to get dull.

Last updated Monday, April 14 2003. Created Monday, April 14 2003.
Buy 9 8 10 7 9 8 boo [series:284#262]
This is a very solid series. While a few of the ideas may not be totally original (EVA), this is still a series good enough to stand on it's own. The dub is amazingly fresh with a little added flavor for attitude. I wasn't too high on the mecha design but the characters more than made up for it. The series manages to keep an ura of intrigue thoughout the series. The end is shaky so be warned. Not nearly up to par of the other episodes.

Last updated Friday, April 05 2002. Created Friday, April 05 2002.
Buy 9 9 9 9 9 8 Dr.Yoshi [series:284#110]
I'll admit, this shocked me. I didn't hink it would be this good. I'm three DVD's into this. So I'll write a real over when I finish this.

Last updated Monday, May 21 2001. Created Monday, May 21 2001.

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