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Mobile Suit Abridged: Gundam Wing
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Creator

staindgrey
LuckyBlue

Starring

Paprika_Jack
AstridBootyGod
FlaminFogelman
momobobo
Death_Scythe
LuckyBlue
Egamar
staindgrey
Mugen026
Android 21
irisdragon

Run

July 14, 2017 - Present

Episodes

12

Link

https://www.youtube.com/@opmeat

OPMeatary Discord Link

https://discord.gg/F7CBKUrUBz

Operation Meatier's Website

https://opmeat.com/

Mobile Suit Abridged: Gundam Wing is the title of Operation Meatier's abridged series based on the anime New Mobile Report Gundam Wing.

MSA:GW is a direct parody with most characters remaining relatively unchanged. While some major plot events are rearranged and altered, the show mostly sticks to the original events from the source material. The series has also spawned a spin-off video series titled "Sowing Discord," at least one of which was intended to be canonical with the main show.

Cast[]

  • (x / x) means that character has been voiced by different people
  • Name means an important/major recurring character
Cast Member Characters
staindgrey Wufei, Cmd. Bonaparte, Quatre (Episode 11 onwards)
LuckyBlue Trowa, Dr. Wily
Paprika_Jack Heero, Dr. Scholls, Pagan
AstridBootyGod Relena, Catherine
Death_Scythe Duo, Ringleader, Duke Dermail
Egamar Quatre
FlaminFogelman Zechs, Gen. Septum
momobobo Noin
Mugen026 Treize
Android 21 Lady Une
irisdragon Sally, Relena's Friend
NotSoHeavyArms The Interns
FireBird Rasheed, Dr. Seuss, Vice Foreign Minister Darlian
Dice, Otto, Walker, Alex
ponchoparty Dr. Pepper
Crash Dr. Dre, Miser
MrMager Marshal Noventa
Shinikami Marquis Weridge
Natepeach Sylvia Noventa

Production[]

Theme Songs and Eyecatches[]

MSA:GW uses "Just Communication" by Two-Mix, the theme song for the original show. However, every episode's eyecatch is made individually for that episode with a new cover of the original song every time from episode 2 forward, Grey has also confirmed that the second half of the series the openings will use the same format of every episode is a new cover but using the song Rhythm Emotion also by Two-Mix also used in the second half of the show. The songs used are linked in the end screen of the episode in which they're featured.

They also include their disclaimer within the eyecatch itself via written text, rather than before with spoken word as most abridgers do. It says, "This is a not-for-profit parody. Rights to New Mobile Report: Gundam Wing belong to TV Asahi, Sunrise, Viz Media & Bandai Namco." In the series's first four episodes, however, Viz Media was replaced with "TOKYOPOP" mistakenly.

Next Time On[]

At the end of every episode, MSA:GW replicates Gundam Wing's next episode preview complete with the song "Code Name Heero Yuy," as used in the original show. These previews, however, are rarely indications of what will actually happen in the following episode, and are instead used as a way to tell isolated punchlines using footage otherwise not in the episode. The "next time on" for episode 7, which used a Discord interface to simulate a conversation among four of the main characters, was what spawned the spin-off "Sowing Discord" videos. This is also included with an april fools prank video called Heero's playlist where Paprika Jack Heero's VA sang popular songs to coinside a joke that Heero would ethier normally Sing during scenes or play music over his PA system. And Finally Grey and Blue started a Bi montly Q&A for operation Meatier but more primarily for OpMeatier's abridged series Mobile Suit Abridged Gundam wing and Dragon Ball Goku Time.

Unlike the original Gundam Wing, in which Heero voiced every preview, each of MSA:GW's episodes' "next time on" segments is narrated by a different character. Currently, the characters who have voiced a "next time on" are:

  • Episode 1: Relena
  • Episode 2: Heero
  • Episode 3: Duo
  • Episode 4: Trowa
  • Episode 5: General Septum
  • Episode 6: Quatre
  • Episode 7: Wufei
  • Episode 8: Zechs
  • Episode 9: Treize
  • Episode 10: Noin
  • Episode 11: Romofeller
  • Episode 12: Heero Yui
  • Episode 13: Wendy's Four for Four combo Meal Intern

Operation Meatier's TIBA entry and season one announcement video also featured "next time on" segments, both voiced by Heero.

Characters[]

Main Article for Character Bios: Mobile Suit Abridged Characters

Differences from the original series[]

Even though a parody is by nature different from it's original series counterpart, most of the changes are small in significance or are made to further an ongoing joke that is being made. Despite any changes, the abridged series does follow the same narrative and plot of the original show. Of all the changes that were made, the most notable differences and changes from the show mainly stem from being counter-canon from the Glory of the Losers Novels or direct story changes from the Abridged Creators.

Glory of the Losers:

Due to the Graphic Novel "Glory of the Losers" being an alternative narrative to the story of Gundam Wing, some of the added lore from that series has been added into the abridge series. While it may not necessarily contradict the main canon, there are some key differences and plot points that are discussed in Glory of the Losers that were not covered in the original series. Some of the following changes are below:

  • Marquis Weridge is revealed to actually be Relena's Grandfather, whereas in the Original series it was a ruse to give Relena an Alibi to enter the party
  • Wufei's Wife Nataku from Glory of the Losers is a major plot point in the abridged series in episode 8.

Lore-Break:

While Blue and Grey are usually careful to not change the overall plot of the original series and tries not to create any discrepancies in the abridged show itself, there have been a times where their show has made a significant break from the original story. Some of the major changes are listed below:

  • After getting injured from test-piloting the Tallgeese, Otto ends up not piloting the Tallgeese again. However, in the original series he pilots the Tallgeese, despite his injuries, to retake the Sanc Kingdom at the cost of his life to honor zechs. Currently in the abridged series he was revealed in the second Sowing Discord to still be recovering in a hospital but otherwise his new fate is unknown.
  • Inspector Acht has been completely removed from the abridged series including his story arc where he is investigating Zechs and chasing/tracking Noin and the Gundam pilots to Antarctica.
  • Due to Inspector Acht's removal, the story for Zechs leaving Oz has also changed. In the original series Acht leads Oz to Zech's duel in Antarctica and Zech's surrender, causing Treize sentencing Zechs to a suicide mission against Alliance Remnants in which Zechs ultimately leaves when his mask breaks. However, in the Abridged series the plot has changed in that Zech's duel in interrupted by a mysterious Oz fleet of 100 mobile suits. Zechs destroys all 100 mobile suits thus becoming a traitor to Oz, only to find out from Treize that the fleet was not there for him (unlike in the original series) but instead for Heero Yuy. It is immediately revealed that it was Duke Dermail who sent the fleet on the behest of Sylvia Noventa, as part of her plot to take revenge against Heero Yuy for killing her Grandfather Marshal Noventa and causing the collapse of the Earth Sphere Alliance.

List of Episodes[]

Season One[]

  • Ep.1 "The Shooting Star She Saw on the Sea Shore"
  • Ep.2 "Noin's Loins: The Zechs Machine"
  • Ep.3 "Goodbye My Darlian: Oz's Une-Finished Business"
  • Ep.4 "Party Foul! Heero's Big Trip-Up"
  • Ep.5 "Oz's Plan Comes Full Circle, and It's a Revolution"
  • Ep.6 "Wufei Crosses Swords with Treize (He Doesn't Measure Up)"
  • Ep.7 "The Gundams Get a Second Chance... and Heero Bombs It"
  • Ep.8 "Premeditated Murder: Relena Gives It a Shot"
  • Ep.9 "Trowa Gets Punched in the Face. That's it. That's the title."
  • Ep.10 "Battle in Antarctica! Zechs & Heero Break the Ice"
  • Ep.11 "Sandrock of a Sad Color: Navy Blues"
  • Ep.12 "The Great Heero Yui: A Figure Of Speech"
  • Ep.13 "How We Ended Up Here! A Fate Worse Then DeathScythe"
  • Ep.14 Fly me too the Moon: An unexpected Duo

Sowing Discord[]

  • Sowing Discord v.1 (I need a Heero)
  • Sowing Discord v.2 (All According to Plan)
  • Sowing Discord v.3 (Girls Night) (Patreon Voted Video)
  • Sowing Discord V.4 (Once More With Feeling)

Side Episodes[]

  • #TIBA - Moblie Suit Abridged: Gundam Wing (Pilot Episode)
  • A Fire Emblem Awakening Parody
  • MSA:GW Toonami Anniversary Episode
  • Movie Night Mondays: Resident Evil Degeneration (Parody!)
  • Movie Night Mondays: BibleMan and the Fiendish Works of Dr. Fear (Parody!)
  • Movie Night Mondays: Santa with Muscles (Parody!)


Trivia[]

  • Operation Meatier and Mobile Suit Abridged both began with their entry into TeamFourStar's Tenkaichi Ironman Budokai Abridgathon (TIBA) contest, though they did not place and didn't come back to the series until a year later.
  • All of the Doctors in the show are given names that reference recognizable "doctors" in popular media. However, their names are never said with "Doctor" preceding it, except for Dr. Dre in episodes 3 & 4.
  • In Sowing Discord v.3 (Girls Night), Sally Po laments that they have clearly failed the Bechdel test due to how they keep talking about Heero Yuy. However, the video does pass one of the more popular criteria's of the test as it requires at least two women to be talking to each other about something other than a man for at least 60 seconds, and at one point in they go for almost 3 minutes.
  • According to LuckyBlue, every single intern in the show are individually named in the script, with each one having a different name.
  • LuckyBlue and staindgrey, the co-creators, co-directors and co-writers of the show, are brothers who bonded watching Gundam Wing when they were younger.
  • The series is titled "Mobile Suit Abridged: Gundam Wing" because the show's creators wanted to leave the door open to abridging other Gundam series in the future under the same title.
  • Operation Meatier and Mobile Suit Abridged also have another parody series DragonBall Abridged: Goku Time. However, that series was taken down from youtube by Toei right before they could release their second episode. The Creators stated they have not given up on the series and are looking for a new place to upload new episodes.
  • In one of the Q&A's, Grey has mentioned that he is very thorough in the abridge series script to make sure there are no inconsistencies in the story. Despite this, he has also mentioned and lamented that there are apparently two major inconsistencies so far in the story of the abridge series that haunt him.
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