Nihon Review's Shadowmage writes: "Gundam AGE is Sunrise‘s attempt at introducing a younger audience to the lore of Gundam by tuning the character designs to younger sensibilities and streamlining the core themes. What makes the show so intriguing for older fans is the fact that it runs across three generations of Gundam pilots over a span of 50 years. The first generation kicks off as a mediocre children’s version of a Gundam series that only gets compelling in the final episodes. The second gen presents a solid action series that provides emotionally compelling conclusions to the seeds previously sown. The third and final generation breaks off the rails, hits a block full of pedestrians, falls into a river of acid and finds its resting place as a tombstone for all the poor souls who suffered through it."