Mobile Suit Gundam First Impressions

So I started watching the original Mobile Suit Gundam series because I've never watched a Gundam before. The only mecha show I've ever watched is Big O. I'm liking it a lot more than I thought I would. I knew that it was about child soldiers and war being hell, but I didn't expect episode 1 to feature a bunch of corpses as a main character shakes her dead mother's body and the protagonist Amuro blowing a hole in the side of a spaceship killing people.

About halfway through it now and really like it. Still really holds up after all these years. The animation not so much, but I do like the characters and the overally story.