Ranked #1601

Mobile Suit Gundam I

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam I Gekijouban, Mobile Suit Gundam Movie 1
Japanese: 劇場版 機動戦士ガンダム I 特別編

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 14, 1981
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Unknown
Duration: 2 hr. 20 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.481 (scored by 6,398 users)
Ranked: #16012
Popularity: #2512
Members: 10,702
Favorites: 5
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Synopsis

It is the year Universal Century 0079. Over 90 million people now populate the Earth and have been forced to live in space. People now live in large cylinder like colony clusters called Sides, all ruled over the Earth Federation Space Force (E.F.S.F.). Then, a group of colonies near the dark side of the moon, called Side 3, proclaimed themselves independent from the Earth Federation and called themselves the Principality of Zeon.

Now the war has passed on for eight months through and the war doesn't seem to end. They are both at a stalemate. The Federation tries with its last attempt to create a new powerful force to fight against the Zeonic forces. They create the White Base and a new and powerful Mobile Suit called the Gundam. The problem is, they are used by youths...

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Characters & Voice Actors

Aznable, Char
Aznable, Char
Main
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Japanese
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Ray, Amuro
Ray, Amuro
Main
Furuya, Toru
Japanese
Furuya, Toru
Noa, Bright
Noa, Bright
Supporting
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Japanese
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Haro
Haro
Supporting
Takagi, Sanae
Japanese
Takagi, Sanae

Staff

Yatate, Hajime
Yatate, Hajime
Producer
Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator
Matsuzaki, Kenichi
Matsuzaki, Kenichi
Script, Screenplay

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Suna no Juujika (Cross of Sand)" by Takajin Yashiki



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Chag
Jul 13, 2008
Mobile Suit Gundam: the Movie Trilogy is the definitive incarnation of the massively influential Mobile Suit Gundam TV series. It may not be perfect, but it definitely deserves its lofty status in the history of anime as a proven classic. As one cannot have one part of the trilogy without the others, this review will cover all three of the compilation movies.

The first question on any new viewer's mind regarding the story of Mobile Suit Gundam: the Movie Trilogy (MSG) would be: "Do the films condense too much story from the TV series to fit into its limited run time?" The answer to that is read more
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Parabellum25
Apr 29, 2009
The Gundam franchise holds a very special place in my life. Going back to my first exposure to it, my 11 year-old self was rather indignant that this new "Gundamn Wing" show was going to be replacing my favorite cartoon Dragonball Z. I now know that my local network was simply attempting to introduce a new, more serious anime and using the DBZ timeslot was a perfect test-drive. And I was hooked. A serious story, political drama, and giant robots, what wasn't there to love? As I put more research into this strange new series, I learned of course that it was only a small read more
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Minami-Nan
Mar 1, 2010
Story: At first it seemed pretty messed up. I couldn't distinguish between the good guys and the bad guys but then innocents got killed so yeah. The story started slowly with a little display of conflicts, nothing wrong here. The problem is that it kept dragging on till the first hour and a half. I got sleepy there and had to take a break. However the "second part" got a lot better because the actions made more sense and some characters got development.
A mix of good and bad so 5.

Art: The art part was good for such an old movie, the chara design was great, read more
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Poll: Mobile Suit Gundam I Episode 1 Discussion
Veethorn - Oct 21, 2009
22 replies by Rei366 »»
Jan 15, 4:32 AM
Should I start watching the UC timeline with the series or the movie trilogy?
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