Finally saw this OAV the other day, so here is the review. I’m still kind of surprised at how good it was. It’s good enough that I’m actually considering checking out the Astray spin-off stuff, which I’d avoided before mostly because the Astray girl characters were annoying as hell, but I guess they wouldn’t really be using those characters anyway (right? right?).
What I really want though is either for someone to license and release the Gundam SEED Destiny: The Edge manga series or for someone to freakin’ finish scanlating it. I usually just say that I deny Destiny’s existence and don’t treat its events as canon, but I guess I’m still desperate to find something that takes that shitty storyline and makes it (somewhat kind of maybe) tolerable. From what I’ve read of The Edge, it seems like it has that potential. Of course, part of that is natural just because The Edge’s retelling focuses entirely on Athrun’s POV instead of jumping onto Shinn’s sorry sobstory. Athrun being my favorite character from the series probably helps too. :\ Still, if the Astray side stories can get translated, then why not The Edge? (Probably because everyone finally realized that no one likes SEED in the States and doesn’t care, probably.)