Mobile Suit Gundam-san – 07 (Time for catch phrase pun fun!)

Mobile Suit Gundam-san – 07
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***SPOILERS***

After Garma Zabi gets a brief introduction by Lalah, Garma tells Char he’d like a cool nickname like Char has (The Red Comet), so Char comes up with the Ill Fated Prince, which initially pleases Garma until he realizes it means he’s going to die.

Mobile Suit Gundam-san - 07

Lalah reveals Garma’s famous line from the original anime (“Char!! You deceived me! Char!!”), Char times how long it took Garma to take a dump (13:32 minutes), then announces it. Garma screams, “Char! You timed me! Char!”

Mobile Suit Gundam-san - 07

Garma is taking a leak at a urinal when Char comes up and measures him, then announces it. Garma screams, “Char! You measured me! Char”

Mobile Suit Gundam-san - 07

Garma sees Char hanging on a hood and says, “Char! You’re trapped in front of me! Char!”

Mobile Suit Gundam-san - 07

Garma sees Char making kissing faces behind Lalah and screams, “Char! You’ve blossomed before me! Char!”

Mobile Suit Gundam-san - 07

Char is giving a briefing about an Indian city, causing Garma to scream, “Char! That’s Kolkata!! Char!”

Mobile Suit Gundam-san - 07

Garma is tired of these pun jokes, especially since the last one was so bad. However, Char gets what he wanted to see in Garma’s facial expression.

Mobile Suit Gundam-san - 07

What Garma says in Mobile Suit Gundam, in the Japanese phonetic way, is “Char….hakattana, Char!” His first two puns in this episode are homophones, using different kanji to convey the different meanings.

Mobile Suit Gundam-san - 07

The next three puns Garma uses are malapropisms, as the writers purposefully use words that sound similar to the word, but have a different (and thus humorous) meaning.

Mobile Suit Gundam-san - 07

Obviously, these kind of gags are going to be funnier to those fluent in Japanese, but considering the two toilet humor jokes and general gag nature of the series, I’m sure non-Japanese folks who’ve watched Mobile Suit Gundam will be fine with what’s done.

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Finally, as expected, the look back to the original anime’s famous line moment was Garma’s line that was punned in the episode.

Mobile Suit Gundam-san - 07

So, more fun with Gundam! ^_^

Mobile Suit Gundam-san - 07

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