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Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

Alternative Titles

English: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
Synonyms: Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Kidou Senshi Gundam Unicorn
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダムUC

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 7
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 20, 2010 to May 17, 2014
Duration: 1 hr. 2 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.491 (scored by 13583 users)
Ranked: #1062
Popularity: #1177
Members: 31,954
Favorites: 688
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Synopsis

U.C. 0096...

The manufacturing colony Industrial 7, which is still under construction, floats at Lagrange point 1.

A youth named Banagher Links, who grew up without knowing his father, meets a mysterious girl who has stowed away on a ship bound for Industrial 7. As the white mobile suit Unicorn undergoes repeated tests and becomes the subject of diverse speculations, the hands of time begin to move.

Banagher does not yet know that he has been caught up in the conflict surrounding Laplace's Box.

What is Laplace's Box?
What secret does it contain?
The hundred-year curse of the Universal Century is about to be resolved.

(Source: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn official website)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Links, Banagher
Links, Banagher
Main
Uchiyama, Kouki
Japanese
Uchiyama, Kouki
Full Frontal
Full Frontal
Main
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Japanese
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Zabi, Mineva Lao
Zabi, Mineva Lao
Main
Fujimura, Ayumi
Japanese
Fujimura, Ayumi
Noa, Bright
Noa, Bright
Supporting
Narita, Ken
Japanese
Narita, Ken

Staff

Yatate, Hajime
Yatate, Hajime
Producer
Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director
Murata, Kazuya
Murata, Kazuya
Episode Director, Storyboard
Endou, Hirotaka
Endou, Hirotaka
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(0/7)

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Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

#1: "Ryuusei no Namida (流星のナミダ)" by CHiAKi KURiYAMA (ep 1)
#2: "Everlasting" by Kylee (ep 2)
#3: "merry-go-round" by CHEMISTRY (ep 3)
#4: "B-Bird" by earthmind (ep 4)
#5: "BROKEN MIRROR" by BOOM BOOM SATELLITES (ep 5)
#6: "RE:I AM" by Aimer (ep 6)
#7: "StarRingChild" by Aimer (ep 7)



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RX-0_Unicorn
May 19, 2014 11:09 AM
“To my only desire, the beast of possibility, the symbol of hope…” – Banagher Links, Gundam Unicorn episode 1

Since the advent of the original Mobile Suit Gundam 0079, the Gundam franchise certainly has grown to become one of the most iconic shows in anime and has undoubtedly revolutionized the mecha genre itself. Now we take a look at the long-awaited, most recent addition to the Universal Century, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.

For those who know the Gundam UC timeline it is obvious, however for the newcomers, it should be known that Gundam Unicorn, despite its name, is not to be taken lightly. For the uninformed about read more
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RedSuisei
Aug 6, 2010 6:07 PM
The latest animation production in the Gundam metaseries, MS Gundam Unicorn is adapted from a light novel with the same title. Although most of the newer Gundam production is set in an alternate universe, this time Sunrise decided to return to the Universal Century timeline, set in UC 0096, 3 years after Char's Counterattack and 27 years before F91. Planned to be a 6 episodes OVA, this OVA will take approximately 3 years to finish. But for me, the wait is worth it, since based on the 1st episode, the series will be an excellent one.

Story: 8
The story takes off from after Char's Counterattack. Many read more
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eggysz
Mar 14, 2010 12:35 AM
Dubbed as "Vanilla Gundam" for its shift to elaborate upon the old gundam series, this OVA will not disappoint. Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, is a OVA series set three years after the events of Char's counter attack. That being said, Gundam Unicorn is a separate story adapted from a light novel series, though i believe is canon thus the need to at least read up on the gundam series beforehand is probably advisable. Though you could get through the series without a single clue, i feel that some of experience would be lost.

Story - 8
Like all Gundam series i have watched, most explore a lot read more
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ThatAnimeSnob
Feb 3, 2013 4:49 PM
There are two different ways for someone to enjoy Unicorn. The first is to expect to watch mecha porn; meaning to see some amazing production values regarding giant robots. And indeed, this anime has the best overall artwork and animation in any other Gundam to date. It just looks plain awesome. The second way is through nostalgia, as we are taken back to the first and best of all timelines, that of the Universal Century. We get to see lots of familiar characters and cameos of areas and older models, so unlike most side stories you are truly made to believe this is a sequel.

Sadly read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 1 - Yokuryuu wa Maiorita
Mecha in 3D graphics, both are part of their respective universe which is kind of similar, has male lead and female lead, both Alexander and Unicorn has same colors, released in the same way each year, epic fights when it comes to mecha, and both animation are brilliant!  
reportRecommended by Rikudo14
Anime: Eureka Seven
Both feature a protagonist with family issues using their overpowered mecha to protect an enigmatic girl who falls out of the sky, getting involved in a war they didn't want and enduring out of the power of love.

Both also explore the reality of throwing children into a battle, and are heavily based around the themes of belonging and family.

Think of Gundam Unicorn as Eureka Seven with better animation, a more directed plot and without the mind-screws. 
reportRecommended by AF001
Anime: Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199
The latest editions of old space opera; Space Battleship Yamato and Mobile Suit Gundam.
Yamato 2199 is a remake of the original series whereas Gundam Unicorn is an installment in the same line as the original but they revive the retro feel with modern animation. 
reportRecommended by Primus2x
Anime: Break Blade 1: Kakusei no Toki
Unicorn Reminds me of Broken Blade, the story is kinda the same, and all the character all have something in common in both shows. Of course i can recommend Gundam Unicorn to any other Gundam Series because they all have the same plot :P 
reportRecommended by SnowLife

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