The Killer of Heroes wrote:Victory is more boring than anything else. Like there's a lot of stuff that sounds crazy on paper like the Bikini Death Squad or whatever but its mostly just kind of a tedious slog of a series.
Yea, in my opinion Victory isn't any darker than any other Gundam series... it's probably tamer than most. There have definitely been moments in other series that have left me more melancholy or whatever. The series is about war, so people die and suffer mentally, but I don't think it's done in poor taste and it's certainly never been grim dark. When I went into V I knew all about its reputation and the whole time I was waiting for something really bad to happen and it never did. I can understand people not liking it and Tomino not being happy with his work, but it supposedly being too dark shouldn't ever deter someone from watching it.
That being said, if one had trouble staying interested in MSG or Unicorn, chances are one wouldn't like Victory very much, which is fine. There's plenty of the more popular annimay franchises out there that don't interest me very much.