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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

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Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Zeta Gundam
Japanese: 機動戦士Zガンダム


Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 2, 1985 to Feb 22, 1986
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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The year is Universal Century 0087. Seven years have passed since the end of the One Year War. In its zeal to stamp out any remaining opposition, the Earth Federation has organized the Titans, an elite fighting force. However, the Titans soon get out of hand, committing atrocities on par with the worst the Principality of Zeon had to offer during the war. In response, dissatisified citizens, former Zeon soldiers, and even members of the Earth Federal Forces form a resistance group known as the Anti-Earth Union Group, or AEUG. As the next war is brewing, a small AEUG group arrives at Side 7 to investigate the new Gundam Mk. II...

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kidou Senshi Z Gundam, Kidou Senshi Z Gundam
Prequel: Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Sequel: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Alternative version: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation - Heir to the Stars, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation II - Lovers, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation III - Love Is the Pulse of the Stars
Side story: Gundam Neo Experience 0087: Green Divers
Summary: Akai Shouzou: Char, Soshite Frontal e, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn: Episode EX - 100 Years of Solitude,

Characters & Voice Actors

Aznable, Char
Aznable, Char
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Edwards, Tom
Edwards, Tom
Bidan, Kamille
Bidan, Kamille
Tobita, Nobuo
Tobita, Nobuo
Lachlan-Stewart, Jonathan
Lachlan-Stewart, Jonathan
Shou, Mayumi
Shou, Mayumi
Vulcano, Monica
Vulcano, Monica
Badam, Rosamia
Badam, Rosamia
Fujii, Kayoko
Fujii, Kayoko


Uchida, Kenji
Yatate, Hajime
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Original Creator
Sekita, Osamu
Director, Storyboard

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Oct 12, 2008
Even though this is a direct sequel to the first Gundam series, it primarily relies on a new cast of characters while other major characters like Amuro are now secondary and has a very small but significant appearance as well as Kai Shiden and Hayato Kobayashi. Despite this, little to no previous experience of the first Gundam series isn’t required to really follow the story though it is highly recommended to mostly understand Char or Quattro or whatever you want to call him. This series has a reputation amongst Gundam fans as being dark and gritty, and I can’t deny that. But I believe that read more
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Aug 13, 2008
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam is, of course, the second installment in the Gundam franchise, so first off watch the original Mobile Suit Gundam beforehand. That should go without saying. Comparatively, this sequel not only lives up to its predecessor, but even surpasses it.

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam's tale is set seven years in the future after its prequel, and quite a bit has happened since then. In the One Year War we watched a brutal war between the Earth Federation Forces and the Principality of Zeon. Now, we watch as a tyrannical sect of the Earth Federation, known as the Titans, and the Anti-Earth Union Group, read more
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Apr 30, 2011
If the original Gundam depicted a bloody war on an unprecedented scale, then Zeta Gundam shows the profound human breakdown that followed. Set eight years after the first series, the post-war reconstruction is shown to have badly failed. The Federation, once a system the heroes fought for, has been corrupted by a military unit fanatically devoted to Earth supremacy.

Arguably the central theme of the Gundam franchise is the struggle between Earth and the space colonies that orbit it. Zeta takes this concept very far. As newtypes (theoretical evolutions of mankind, meant for space) have evolved and research on them has advanced, a growing divide read more
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Jun 4, 2009
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam is a show that did many things excellently and had the potential to be not just the best show in the Gundam metaseries but one of the pinnacles of anime in the 1980s. Zeta introduces many memorable and well fleshed-out original characters. Unfortunately, as the cast for the show began to bloat, many major and minor characters got lost in the shuffle and had their sub-plots resolve poorly. The handling of these characters and the plot particularly towards the end of the series are what keep this otherwise great anime from being one of the all-time classics.

Set some eight years after read more
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Both series are similar in genre, and are a must-see for those who are into space wars and mecha. While Zeta is more about robot fights, LoGH focuses more on battle tactics, strategies and politics behind the war conflict. Both are old school anime with old school animation, therefore the art is somewhat similar as well.
Both are about a paramilitary organisation within the Federation who gains power and influence to a point where they actually control the government and use tactics such as genocide and mass murder along with numerous other atrocities to stop insurgent groups.
Those Anime are the greatest mecha anime, all of you should see them
Great sci-fi anime animated by Sunrise.
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam deals with the relationships between the people of Earth and the people who live in Space Colonies, following a large war in which Zabi dictatorship that ruled the colonies was brought to an end, the apparently democratic Federation installs their new force; the Titans. However, the democracy is bureaucratic and elitist, the politicians on Earth care not for space let alone their own Earth that has had climate change.

Planetes is set before mass colonization of space but it deals with the beginning of the space age, there are colonies on the moon and your average employee such as the main characters can be found living and working aboard space stations. Like Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. The organization INTO has snobbish and elitist leaders that care not for weaker nations who haven't the capability of going into space or those that are in bankruptcy because no one wants to buy their oil now that cleaner alternatives such as nuclear and solar power are widely used.
Both shows have people fighting Titans to free themselves from oppression. The only difference is that AoT is human and ZG is mechs. Main chars are different in terms of aspect.
These are both mecha shows that revolve around a boy who joins a rebel faction. He initially has trouble fitting in but he eventually gets by. They also have green haired love interests.

Opening Theme

#1: "Zeta: Toki wo koete (Zeta: Transcending Times)" by Mami Ayukawa (eps 1-23)
#2: "Mizu no Hoshi e Ai wo Komete (From an Aqueous Star with Love)" by Hiroko Moriguchi (eps 24-50)

Ending Theme

"星空のBelieve (Hoshizora no Believe; Believe in the Starry Sky)" by Mami Ayukawa

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