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Mobile Suit Gundam

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
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.941 (scored by 16472 users)
Ranked: #5872
Popularity: #941
Members: 34,143
Favorites: 706
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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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Adaptation: Kidou Senshi Gundam 0079, Kidou Senshi Gundam: The Origin, Kidou Senshi Gundam, Kidou Senshi Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam - Hybrid 4-Koma Dai Sensen
Side story: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War, Gundam: Mission to the Rise, Ring of Gundam
Sequel: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Spin-off: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, After War Gundam X, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Turn A Gundam, Mobile Fighter G Gundam, SD Gundam Force, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
Summary: Mobile Suit Gundam I, Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow, Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space, Akai Shouzou: Char, Soshite Frontal e, Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeonic Front - Indignation of Zeon., Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn: Episode EX - 100 Years of Solitude
Other: Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk I, All That Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: More Information on the Universal Century, 30th Gundam Perfect Mission, Mokei Senshi Gunpla Builders Beginning G, Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record: Avant-Title, The Impression of First Gundam, Gundam: G no Reconguista, Mobile Suit Gundam-san, Nihon Animator Mihonichi
Alternative version: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

Characters & Voice Actors

Aznable, Char
Aznable, Char
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Boccanera, Fabio
Boccanera, Fabio
Ray, Amuro
Ray, Amuro
Furuya, Toru
Furuya, Toru
Swaile, Brad
Swaile, Brad
Inoue, You
Inoue, You
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Shiozawa, Kaneto


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

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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.

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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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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 up fighting for their lives whilst on the run from pursuers aboard a military vessel; trying to get to safety.

...see what I mean about the 'similarities'?

The main difference is that there's no Gundam in Aldnoah... yet. In Gundam series there's always some new, EDGE OF TECHNOLOGY robot that an inexperienced-heroic lead finds himself piloting. In Aldnoah the lead is a Gary Stu: always knowing what to do and how to do it; defeating veteran enemy commanders in an inferior training robot when no-one else can / everyone else dies. Only the space Nazis have super robots. Going for intelligence over an overpowered machine is fine... just not when there's no way a school kid should know or be able to do so much. THE MILITARY HAS YET TO DESTROY ONE ENEMY! A tad unfair for a war...

The biggest problem Aldnoah has is its length. 12 episodes only leaves room for lots of action. The space Nazis may as well just be EVIL cackling villains, with a 1ep u-turn 'stop the war... no, on second thought, kill them all!' leader. There's no time for their development. Its a 'mecha battle of the week' series, with little in the way of anything else and utterly derivative... until the predictably twisty late twist.
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.

Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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

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