Ranked #441

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Alternative Titles

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


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


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Ranked: #4412
Popularity: #1512
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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)


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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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Oct 24, 2015
Tomino, the director of the original Mobile Suit Gundam, and Bandai return for the sequel of the original series in a 50 episode improvement. By improvement, it means that the sequel not only lives up to its predecessor, but also creates a more mature environment with its characters and the war itself.

Seven years have passed since the end of the one year war (MSG), and the Earth Federation has become tyrannical dictator-like people and even adopting a new section called “Titans.” With suppression, arises a rebel group called the Anti-Earth Union Group (AEUG) to fight against them, while remnants of Zeon still wait somewhere in read more
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Jul 18, 2015
It can be said that most sequels suck whether they are films , books , tv shows , games.However, the same cannot be said about Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam it is not only vastly superior to the original Mobile Suit Gundam in terms of writing , animation , characters and music ; in fact its so good that newcomers who want to get into the Gundam franchise dont even need to watch the first show in order to understand this tv series. What makes Zeta Gundam unique is unlike most anime shows that takes a while for the show to become serious , read more
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Sep 17, 2015
After viewing the original Gundam I made my way to its sequel. Here goes.

One thing I immediately appreciated about Zeta was the time skip and change of characters, it shows more of the world and leads to new things to witness instead the plot and characters we've become accustomed to. However, you really are put right in the middle of it, as for the first few episodes I was quite confused as to what was going on and who the titans were, or anything that had happened in those seven years. Thankfully exposition was given and a clearer image is acquired, but for those first 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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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 
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