When The Mainland China Thought Gundam was a Real Weapon

It is an old story, and it happened way before the pandemic came to our world. The story happened in the year 2015, and it was so outrageous that it deserves its own comedy themed anime. And just to give you an idea, it fits well into the episode of Gintama. The thing here is that this is what happened when mindless politics meddle with innocent entertainment, when propaganda run high and mixed with ignorance. And the failed result was both hilarious and embarrassing. And the one that was blamed for this was the state-run Mainland Chinese media.

There is a love-hate relationship between Japan and the Mainland China. I don’t want to get political, but the abuses of the Imperial Japanese soldiers were still fresh in the Mainlander’s mind. So much so that even today that Japan is a more peaceful nation, China remained wary. And it reflected on some politicized Chinese action movies where the Japanese are portrayed as the losing team. And in some cases, Japan is being accused of returning to its warlike self, as in the case of various Chinese propaganda materials. And in a segment of a Chinese-state run media, it again made the same hunch when it showed the so called evidence of alleged secret weapons development by Japan.

And guess what, it also claimed that Japan had a real Gundam as a weapon.

Gundams are Terrifying, But…
Gundam Barbatos Lupus Rex going berserk

If you are a fan of the franchise, you know that mobile suits are terrifying weapons. Technology depends on the timeline, but in an episode of SEED, a Gundam was described as more maneuverable and faster than fighter jets, and with fire powers of battleships (not sure of the exact words though). With such high-performance hardware, a squad of suits are more than enough to overpower fleets of warships, squadrons of planes and massed ground forces.

Among the many suits, the Gundams represent the pinnacle of technology. If ordinary suits are bad enough, a juiced up Gundam is even more terrifying. The still

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