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Episode 19: Fierce Battle! Dragon Gundam VS. Bolt Gundam

 

Review by Chris Guanche

July 8, 2001

 

Summary

 

Domon continues to train in the Guiana Highlands, trying to cut a tree with the rusty sword like Schwarz did. Rain repairs the Shining Gundam, when out of nowhere Sai Saici appears and lifts her skirt before running away. The monks appear afterward and think he is destroying the dream of a revival of the Shaolin temple. Sai Saici runs through the forest, unaware that a Death Army suit is there. He finds the Neo Russia crew camped nearby and steals their food, which tastes bad. He then watches as Nastasha takes her clothes off and takes a bath in the river. She spots him and starts shooting at him. Argo grabs him, and Sai Saici kicks him. He then thinks that the Devil Gundam is attacking him, and he falls off the cliff. He returns to camp, where Rain tends to his wounds and tells him to act more disciplined. Domon says that even with his advanced fighting style he couldn't beat Argo. Sai Saici becomes angry and says if he were serious he could beat Argo. Nastasha is told by the Neo Russian government to forget the Devil Gundam and concentrate on the Gundam Fight. Sai Saici returns to Argo's camp with his Dragon Gundam and challenges Argo to a Gundam Fight. Argo refuses, and Sai Saici leaves when the Neo Russian soldiers start shooting at him. Nastasha tells Argo that she decides who he will fight, and he says he wants to be left alone. She reminds him that if he runs off the bomb on his chest will explode. The monks jump out of a tree and ask Nastasha for a favor. Domon continues to cut trees and wonders what he is lacking. He sees a shadow nearby, and it is Argo.

 

The monks ask Nastasha to let Argo fight Sai Saici. Argo talks to Domon, and Domon asks why he refused to fight Sai Saici. Domon figures that for a prisoner like Argo, fighting is his only freedom. Argo says he gets no joy out of fighting, except for the time that he fought Domon. The Dragon Gundam appears at Argo's camp and sets it on fire with its Dragon Claws. Nastasha orders Argo to summon the Bolt Gundam and fight Sai Saici. Argo challenges Sai Saici, and the Gundam Fight begins. As they fight, the monks explain that Sai Saici has not been able to fight as well since his encounter with the Devil Gundam. Domon thinks that Sai Saici and Argo are evenly matched, but Schwarz says Argo has the advantage. Argo has reduced his movements to the most minimal, while Sai Saici is wasting his energy. Sai Saici uses his final move and plants his feilong flags around Argo. Argo tries to escape with his ball and chain, but Sai Saici knocks it back and causes Argo to get stuck to a mountain with the chain wrapped around his arm. Argo rips off the Bolt Gundam's arm to escape, but he is exhausted. A group of Death Dragon suits appears, and they were responsible for the fire. Schwarz uses his Gundam Spiegel to destroy several of the Death Dragon suits. Domon calls the Shining Gundam, but it won't move because Rain is still fixing it. Domon concentrates and is able to use a Shining Finger to destroy the remaining Death Dragon suit. Later, Argo tells Sai Saici he refused because he could tell Sai Saici wasn't himself. He says he would like to fight him again sometime. Schwarz tells Domon that the others are catching up to him with their training, and he has to get more serious if he intends to win. Domon vows to continue training until he can use the sword in the same manner that Schwarz does.

 

Commentary

 

Domon's training continues, and as expected, more of guys from the Shuffle Alliance appear. This time it happens to be Argo and Sai Saici, though it isn't really clear why they chose the Guiana Highlands. And where did Chibodee go? Sai Saici seems to be up to his old tricks, pulling up skirts and watching naked women. It seems that Sai Saici is also having trouble because of his encounter with the Devil Gundam. I wonder if George and Argo have trouble too. It also appears that Master Asia won't let Domon train since he sent the Death Dragon suits to attack him. With only George left to arrive at this training party, what will Master Asia do next?

 

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