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Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam ZZ, Mobile Gundam Double Zeta
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダムΖΖ


Type: TV
Episodes: 47
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 8, 1986 to Jan 31, 1987
Premiered: Spring 1986
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #37912
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The year is Universal Century 0088. Directly after the end of the Gryps War, Haman Karn and her army of Zeon remnants on the asteroid Axis begin their quest of reviving the lost empire of the Zabi's, and proclaim themselves as the Neo-Zeon. With the Earth Federation as hapless as ever, only the Anti-Earth Union Group (AEUG) is able oppose the plans of Neo-Zeon. In need of all the help it can get after being decimated in the previous war and losing many of its key members, the AEUG ship Argama enlists the aid of a young junk collector from the Side 1 colony of Shangri-La named Judau Ashta to pilot its newest mobile suit, the Double Zeta Gundam.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Karn, Haman
Karn, Haman
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Ashta, Judau
Ashta, Judau
Yao, Kazuki
Yao, Kazuki
Louka, Roux
Louka, Roux
Matsui, Naoko
Matsui, Naoko
Vianno, Elle
Vianno, Elle
Hara, Eriko
Hara, Eriko


Yatate, Hajime
Yatate, Hajime
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Original Creator
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Takamatsu, Shinji
Takamatsu, Shinji
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Opening Theme

#1: "Anime Ja Nai: Yume wo Wasureta Furui Chikyuujin yo (アニメじゃない-夢を忘れた古い地球人よ-)" by Masato Arai (eps 1-25)
#2: "Silent Voice (サイレント・ヴォイス)" by Jun Hiroe (eps 26-47)

Ending Theme

#1: "Jidai ga Naiteiru (時代が泣いている)" by Masato Arai (eps 1-25)
#2: "Issenmannen Ginga (一千万年銀河)" by Jun Hiroe (eps 26-47)

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Oct 12, 2008
This is a direct sequel to Zeta, but not only as that, I think of them as one big series itself despite the opposite nature of the first half ZZ that no reviewer should over look when reviewing this anime. Apparently some of the audience, executives of Sunrise and Bandai, and Tomino’s wife thought that Zeta was way too dark and gritty which is something many fans thought was what made that series distinguishing. Plus Tomino even felt bad about the nature of Zeta and thinks anime should make people happy. Then again, he was going through a depression. While with the first half of read more
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Sep 1, 2008
Mobile Suit Gundam Double Zeta.

It gets a lot of bad press. "Worst Gundam Ever" is a common phrase when ZZ comes up in conversation. However. I'm going to go and stand out on a lonely, creaking limb and say I liked it. Say I liked it better than Zeta. Now let me tell you why...

The Characters:
The main difference between Zeta and ZZ is that a majority of the main characters are teenagers. Judau Ashta - the protaganist and pilot of Gundam Double Zeta - isn't interested in piloting or fighting at all in the beginning. When the badly damaged Argama lands at read more
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Nov 17, 2015
A controversial one...

The black sheep of Gundams UC timeline starts off horrible with its comedic
approach, but almost reaches Zetas quality of dramatic storytelling in
its last third. Especially the secand half makes it a must watch for any
Gundam Fan, as important political UC relevant events take place. If you want to have a complete understanding of the UC timeline ZZ is quite important to watch (Haman Karn is one of the most intimidating villains in the franchise). The cast of likable characters makes it also very enjoyable.

Story 7/10
Characters 8/10
Art Animation 7/10
Music 7.9/10

Final Verdict 7.5/10
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Jan 15, 2015
Here is the short part:

To me there will be 3 types of people who will watch ZZ.

1.Those who enjoyed the angst of Zeta
2. Those who didn't (Me)
3.Those who have never watched a UC Gundam series before

To the 1's I say: This may not be the series for you as it is very lighthearted and sometimes campy from the beginning and doesn't really lose touch of these roots as it grows from it.

Tot he 2's: I sympathize with you, and say that you will most likely enjoy the fresh characters and their passion in what they do.

To the 3's I say: Why are you starting read more
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