365 Days of Anime Characters: Day 327/365 Sergei Smirnov

365 Days of Anime Characters: Day 327/365 Sergei Smirnov

Day 327/365

Sergei Smirnov

From the anime Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Sergei Smirnov is a Russian Lieutenant Commander of Human Reform League forces and the leader of the Chobu Squadron in Season 1. Their goal is to try and capture a Gundam. Soma Peries, the "Super Soldier" was placed in his care to help accomplish their goal. Sergei is skilled in combat tactics, various firearms, and mobile suit piloting earning him the nickname "Wild Bear of Russia". In Season 2 he becomes a Commander of the Earth Sphere Federation Army. He has a son, Andrei whom he is not on good terms with because of the circumstances involving his wife, Holly.

Why I like him: He has a lot of pride and honour surrounding him. He'll fight for what he is told to no matter what. This has ended up hurting him in the past but it is who he is. I love how he describes himself as "A man who cannot believe anything unless he has seen it with his own eyes". I generally follow this rule myself.

Why I hate him: He ends up being paired up with Soma. I don't hate her but I didn't enjoy that a lot of Sergei's scenes ended up involving her when all I wanted to see was him. Scroll over for ***SPOILER*** Not his fault in the slightest but his own flesh and blood, his SON kills him. I knew he was going to die since S1 but seeing it made me burst into tears for a good 20 minutes.

Overall: Sergei is by far one of the most level headed characters in the series. I would gladly serve under him, following his every command. Image below by yamashita shun'ya.

Sergei Smirnov with a Tieren.


4 Responses to “365 Days of Anime Characters: Day 327/365 Sergei Smirnov”
  1. I liked Sergei a lot too, and Soma was a lot more interesting with him than when she and Haptism were reunited. Though by the time of SPOILER I was starting so side against him. He seemed to lose a lot of his level-headed nature at that point in the service of the show’s stupid plot. But he’s not the only great secondary character 00 ruined during season 2…

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  2. Shinmaru says:

    Andrei was such a doucheshit. Certainly not as awesome as his dad.

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  3. chii says:

    @ExecutiveOtaku I do agree that Soma was more interesting when with Sergei but not by much honestly. At least we didn’t have to listen to “MARY” over and over again >.< I don't know if it was so much of his "level-headed nature" that he lost. I think it was more he was just getting really tired of the same old song and dance that everyone kept doing... It kinda felt like he aged a whole lot more in those 4 years. Something more like 10 or 20 even lol. But I do believe while S2 was ok it certainly did not live up to the expectation that S1 left me with. I expected something a whole lot better I suppose @Shinmaru I was interested in Andrei just because of his father. Once I learned more and more about him he just pissed me off completely. But hey it's not like any good characters were introduced in S2... lol...

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