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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 15358 users)
Ranked: #5812
Popularity: #912
Members: 31,438
Favorites: 664
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action drama mecha sci-fi


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, Mobile Suit 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
Other: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, 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
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,
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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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.
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.

Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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

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