Ranked #636

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


Score: 7.921 (scored by 19,398 users)
Ranked: #6362
Popularity: #1012
Members: 41,412
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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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Nov 17, 2015
Even by todays standards a very enjoyable show...

There is not much to say about this classic that hasn`t already been said.
The tale of a boy who is thrown into this conflict, that is bigger than
himself, defined a whole genre and changed the anime landscape forever.
For its time the art and animation is simply amazing and the stora is mostly well paced.
Tomino managed to create a for its time extremely realistic show, that managed to portrait the philosophical aspects of war in a way prior shows just didn`t attempt to do.
The beautifully remastered edition in HD should be exprienced by any
anime fan at least once in read more
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Oct 31, 2015

Here we have an anime that truly revolutionized the mecha genre, in great ways. This show brought about more realistic plots for mecha animes, and made the whole mechs being used by the military much more popular. This is a title that most, if it all, anime fans have at least heard of.

The story is good, nothing to remarkable. The story is your typical good vs evil storyline. Some characters have their own little story lines, like Char and Sayla, or rather Casval and Artesia. Speaking of the characters, they are great. They have their own personalities and don't feel generic or bad. read more
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Aug 12, 2015
Here it is... Tomino's animated directed love child, which is one of my favorite anime of all time. The very first Gundam series has spawned a revolution of countless spinoffs, sequels, video games and movies.

Surprisingly enough this anime was not popular during its' initial airing and wasn't until later that this became more of cult following. Clearly while watching, the show takes a lot from Space Battleship Yamato by the characters, art, and overall plot development of the story. However, compared to Yamato which focuses on the ship, MSG focuses more on the characters.

Our main hero/pilot called Amuro Ray actually changed the game in regards 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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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. 
reportRecommended by emma_lily
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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. 
reportRecommended by supersayen
Anime: Soukou Kihei Votoms
Both are works of worship in the real mecha genre (or real robot).
They also have protagonist that are better than the conventional. Amuro Ray as every newtype possesses superior qualities while Chirico shows incredible resistance (and more but I prefer no spoiler) 
reportRecommended by SunWukung

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