Ranked #1926

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation - Heir to the Stars

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Z Gundam I: Hoshi o Tsugu Mono, Kido Senshi Z Gundam - Hoshi wo Tsugu Mono
Japanese: 機動戦士Zガンダム -星を継ぐ者-

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 28, 2005
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 34 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.391 (scored by 2,775 users)
Ranked: #19262
Popularity: #3314
Members: 5,588
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Synopsis

Digitally remastered compilation movies for the Zeta Gundam TV series with some new footage. Part of Gundam's 25th Anniversary celebration.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Aznable, Char
Aznable, Char
Main
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Japanese
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Bidan, Kamille
Bidan, Kamille
Main
Tobita, Nobuo
Japanese
Tobita, Nobuo
Ray, Amuro
Ray, Amuro
Supporting
Furuya, Toru
Japanese
Furuya, Toru
Noa, Bright
Noa, Bright
Supporting
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Japanese
Suzuoki, Hirotaka

Staff

Yatate, Hajime
Yatate, Hajime
Producer, Original Creator
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Gackt
Gackt
Theme Song Performance

Opening Theme

"Metamorphoze" by Gackt

Ending Theme

"Kimi ga Matteiru Kara" by Gackt



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Rikuson1
May 26, 2015
After seeing this I would have rather they just re-animated the whole damn thing because the scene that were re-animated were amazing if the whole thing was like that would have have enjoyed it so much more. But this isn't terrible BUT it wouldn't recommend this to someone who hasn't seen the OG Zeta, I would still tell them to go and watch the OG 50 episodes. I would how ever recommend this to someone who's seen Zeta back in the day and forgot the story this is a great way to refresh your memory.
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Stormy_77
May 7, 2007
A New Translation is one of 3 digitally remastered movies that encompasses the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam storyline. The first movie covers approximately one third of the MS Zeta Gundam series.

The digital remastering was not done totally. There would be new scenes added in with wonderful new animation. Just as you're happy and marvelling at the animation they cut to the scenes lifted 100% from the series, which while they might have been remastered look very dated. The switch between the "new" and "old" scenes is very jarring and affected my enjoyment of these movies.

That being said, some new scenes added in were very good read more
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Suyomizzle
Jul 13, 2011
The amended and reworked 'A New Translation' series of Zeta Gundam movies were a very exciting announcement for many Gundam fans. With Tomino behind the helm again and the promise of remastered and brand new footage there's no way this could go wrong... right?

The story itself is relatively sound, however certain excellent and iconic scenes from the original series were abbreviated significantly or cut out entirely. That's the nature of creating a film based on a dense and lengthy animated series, however, some of the choices in regards to what was removed are questionable. The changes and additions made to read more
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