A story with good worldbuilding leaves the viewer wanting more. When the characters and the setting have a compelling backstory, the viewer will have a craving to see that backstory, rather than just hearing about it. Universal Century Gundam has not only accomplishes this, but delivers on that desire for more.
Sometimes, the best shows are the ones you’ve never heard about and watch on a whim after reading the premise. A lot of us are caught up in watching the bleeding edge, current anime, and while that’s all well and good, it can sometimes cause some of us to miss out on stuff that might’ve flown more under our radar.
To preface this review, I need to explain a concept. Iyashikei describes a calming, almost therapeutic sort of anime. It brings the viewer into a relaxed state of mind. They’re very subtle in presentation and rarely, if ever, are heavy in any aspect, whether it’s comedy, drama, or action. This isn’t that kind of show, but it does have some of those qualities, and that’s significant to my impression of it.