Here’s G Gundam in a nutshell:
In any other Gundam show, if they needed to get a bunch of mobile suits into space, they would load them onto a space ship, or launch them from a mass driver or something. They would not have the robots grab onto some rockets and blast off into orbit.
Thus, G Gundam is the epitome of the show where everyone will tell you to turn off your brain and just enjoy it. Normally, that statement is a lame rationalization for something that isn’t at all interesting. Here, instead it’s because you’ll start to confuse yourself if you keep asking yourself questions like “Since when did Chow Yun Fat become the king of space?”, “How does a horse pilot a Gundam?”, or “What exactly is ‘German-style ninjutsu’ anyway?”
So far, this show sounds completely absurd. And it is, and that’s what makes it awesome. It’s not, however the sort of thing that most people immediately think of when they think about Gundam. And that’s also a good thing. Making this show an alternate universe frees it from any kind of continuity baggage (cough cough Macross cough cough) and allows it to be as silly as it wants to be with all the upside and none of the downside for the franchise as a whole. It was honestly incredibly refreshing to see an AU Gundam series that wasn’t just the One Year War for the umpteenth time (but with different character designs and names, natch.)
Also, I can’t be the only person that thought that Domon was a huge asshole, right? You’ll have someone like Chibodee be like “Hey there new Gundam Master! Let’s be bros!”, to which Domon will sucker punch him and say something like “GRRR I ONLY FIGHT PEOPLE AND I WILL NOW FIGHT YOU GRRR”. Or Rain (who is BTW the best female character in the entire Gundam franchise, not close) be like “Hey Domon, while we’re at Niagra Falls let’s go sightseeing!”, to which Domon will raeg and say something like “GRRR I ONLY FIGHT PEOPLE AND TAKING PHOTOS IS NOT FIGHTING GRRR”.
In conclusion, lolololololololololol absurdly racist Gundams lolololololololol.