Ranked #643

Mobile Suit Gundam

Alternative Titles

English: Mobile Suit Gundam
Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam, First Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: 0079, MSG
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム


Type: TV
Episodes: 43
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 1979 to Jan 26, 1980
Premiered: Spring 1979
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.921 (scored by 20,237 users)
Ranked: #6432
Popularity: #1032
Members: 43,502
Favorites: 936
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In the year Universal Century 0079, humanity lives in space colonies called Sides. Side 3, the Principality of Zeon, has declared war on the Earth Federation. After the intial fighting, an 8-month stalemate occured. However that stalemate breaks when Amuro Ray stumbles into the Gundam, the Earth Federation's secret weapon. Now Amuro and the crew of White Base must stand up to Zeon in order to end the war.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Aznable, Char
Aznable, Char
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Ray, Amuro
Ray, Amuro
Furuya, Toru
Furuya, Toru
Noa, Bright
Noa, Bright
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Inoue, You
Inoue, You


Yatate, Hajime
Yatate, Hajime
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Script, Original Creator
Sekita, Osamu
Sekita, Osamu
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(13/43)

Episode Title Aired
1 Gundam Rising!!
Gundam Daichi ni Tatsu!! (ガンダム大地に立つ!!)
Apr 7, 1979
2 Destroy Gundam!
Gundam Hakai Meirei (ガンダム破壊命令)
Apr 14, 1979
3 Vote to Attack
Teki no Hokyuukan wo Tatake! (敵の補給艦を叩け!)
Apr 21, 1979
4 Escape From Luna II
Luna II Dasshutsu Sakusen (ルナツー脱出作戦)
Apr 28, 1979
5 Re-entry to Earth
Taikiken Totsunyuu (大気圏突入)
May 5, 1979

Opening Theme

"Tobe! Gundam (Fly! Gundam)" by Koh Ikeda

Ending Theme

"Eien Ni Amuro (Forever Amuro)" by Koh Ikeda

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Jul 30, 2008
Mobile Suit Gundam, a title every anime fan has surely heard. Some of us love and praise the franchise spawned by this original series, and for some of us it just didn't quite do the job. Regardless, there is no denying it is a revolutionary title that has advanced anime as a whole. It's truly a classic series that has left its impact, or rather, is still making an impact on anime. As you can see by my high rating of 9, I'm one of the fans that adored this series. So now let's see why this is an outstanding series.

The central plot of Mobile read more
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Oct 12, 2008
This highly original and innovating anime offers so much in terms of being the original “realistic mech anime series.” It talks about the potential realities of war on both a battlefront and political scale. It’s a wonderful coming of age story for many of the characters that each develops for not only the good guys, but the bad guys as well. I’m not sure if relate to them is a right word, but you can sure bet sympathize and understand them is something you can certainly do. And it’s a story of trust and betrayal on both fronts as well. All I can say is, read more
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Feb 28, 2015
The original Mobile Suit Gundam - often known as Gundam 0079 to avoid confusion with later installments - is a clearly flawed work. However, it is a highly impressive and progressive work given its age, and we owe a lot of what makes anime great today to its existence.

Of course, being highly influential doesn't excuse its flaws. The most obvious is its terrible animation, which isn't a case of it aging badly - it was made on a shoestring budget, and the animation was very bad even for its time. This is forgivable, as a great story doesn't necessarily need good animation to thrive (although read more
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Mar 26, 2008
Mobile Suit Gundam, the father of mecha anime, is without a doubt a revolutionary title. This is one of the titles that brought about more mature themes and stories to be animated. However, just because it was revolutionary doesn't mean the quality is up to par after 25 years. In addition, this review will compare MSG to the narrative standards of today and ignore the art and sound.

The first few episodes of MSG were interesting, setting up what would seem to be an epic tale. Also, we are able to see the origins of many read more
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Aldnoah copies so much from Gundam that it may as well be Gundam.

Humanity has been broken up into two factions: one on Earth (and colonies, in Gundam), the other in space (and Mars, in Aldnoah). The half of humanity living in space consider themselves superior to the 'inferior' Earthlings to the extent they think of them as a subspecies. They're basically space Nazis fond of red uniforms.

War starts as a temporary peace gets shattered and a young male / school kid finds himself in the middle of it from the get-go. Through a set of circumstances, the respective leads end  read more 
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Code Geass main character ( Lelouch ) and Mobile Suit Gundam main antagonist ( Char Aznable ) are a lot alike, they both fight for getting revenge, they're intelligent and make good strategies, and they have little sisters to fight for. 
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Fang of the Sun Dougram has a handful of parallels to the original Mobile Suit Gundam series but in return, the execution and storytelling is tighter, more detailed, and more mature. Not to say Gundam is bad! But if you want a real Gundam for adults? Dougram is it. Classic Ryosuke Takahashi rocks. 
reportRecommended by Echelon
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If you want to see an anime with a striking resemblance to Mobile Suit Gundam's story formula but with good humor and light hearted atmosphere, then give this a try. 
reportRecommended by Flame-X
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Both uses military tactics during large fights and combat, both are about 2 sides fighting for their ideologies (kind of...), both are very old anime. 
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Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion
While Eva is famous as a deconstruction of Super Robot shows, its protagonist also resembles that of Mobile Suit Gundam's. Both MCs are "whiny", hate their fathers, and are forced to accept their responsibilities as mech pilots. Also, their early fighting is clumsy but they start pulling off awesome moments. 
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