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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 2, 1985 to Feb 22, 1986
Premiered: Spring 1985
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.061 (scored by 12,624 users)
Ranked: #4572
Popularity: #1549
Members: 24,507
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Synopsis

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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Aznable, Char
Aznable, Char
Main
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Japanese
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Bidan, Kamille
Bidan, Kamille
Main
Tobita, Nobuo
Japanese
Tobita, Nobuo
Ray, Amuro
Ray, Amuro
Supporting
Furuya, Toru
Japanese
Furuya, Toru
Karn, Haman
Karn, Haman
Supporting
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Japanese
Sakakibara, Yoshiko

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(14/50)

Episode Title Aired
1 Black Gundam
Kuroi Gundam (黒いガンダム)
Mar 2, 1985
2 Departure
Tabidachi (旅立ち)
Mar 9, 1985
3 Inside the Capsule
Capsule no Naka (カプセルの中)
Mar 16, 1985
4 Emma's Decision
Ema no Dassou (エマの脱走)
Mar 23, 1985
5 Father, Son and...
Chichi to Ko to... (父と子と...)
Mar 30, 1985

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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Monkey_D_Luffy
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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ParaParaJMo
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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slpless
Mar 26, 2008
Zeta Gundam (Zeta) is considered by many to be superior to the original, Mobile Suit Gundam (MSG) as well as being Tomino’s masterpiece. I decided to watch Zeta right after being disappointed by MSG. In particular, I was interested to see if Zeta would be as dark and realistic as many fans say. Like my previous MSG review I will judge Zeta by today’s narrative standards as well as ignoring art and sound in the overall grade.

First off let me talk about the technical aspects. Animation wise it is definitely one of the better animated series of the 1980’s. I read more
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thisiodfkln
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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Recommendations

Anime: Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
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. 
reportRecommended by Lamfreyde
Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season
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. 
reportRecommended by Arch-Defender
Anime: After War Gundam X
This series resets the values of the UC timeline. Newtypes was just an ephemeral construct caused by war between human's who have opposing viewpoints on the evolution of mankind. Defining evolution only holds back the advancement of mankind, this Gundam was mind-blowingly deep. Super underrated 
reportRecommended by josenewtype
Anime: Shingeki no Kyojin
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. 
reportRecommended by SlaughterDagger
Anime: Planetes
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  read more 
reportRecommended by Fortress_Maximus
Anime: Eureka Seven
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. 
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