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Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ

Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 47
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 8, 1986 to Jan 31, 1987
Producers: Sunrise
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.891 (scored by 5821 users)
Ranked: #36382
Popularity: #1939
Members: 12,442
Favorites: 30
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Popular Tags

drama mecha sci-fi

Synopsis

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.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kidou Senshi Gundam ZZ, Kidou Senshi Gundam ZZ
Prequel: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Sequel: Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
Side story: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ: Gundam Frag.
Summary: Akai Shouzou: Char, Soshite Frontal e, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn: Episode EX - 100 Years of Solitude,

Characters & Voice Actors

Agake, Mondo
Agake, Mondo
Main
Shioya, Kouzou
Japanese
Shioya, Kouzou
Ashta, Judau
Ashta, Judau
Main
Yao, Kazuki
Japanese
Yao, Kazuki
Pleavin, Darren
English
Pleavin, Darren
Karn, Haman
Karn, Haman
Main
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Japanese
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Moore, Candice
English
Moore, Candice
Louka, Roux
Louka, Roux
Main
Matsui, Naoko
Japanese
Matsui, Naoko

Staff

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



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Jan 15, 2015
darcwizrd
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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Oct 12, 2008
ParaParaJMo
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
ayase
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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Sep 26, 2008
Monkey_D_Luffy
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, the third installment to the Gundam franchise, gets a considerably poor reputation among the Gundam community. I've even read that some fans accuse Tomino Yoshiyuki, the director of the Gundam metaseries's first group of series including ZZ, of intentionally trying to ruin the franchise. That's pretty harsh, but I don't think it's truthfully quite as bad as it's believed to be.

The plot takes place directly after Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, and stars a group of teenagers who are junk collectors, the main character being another Newtype by the name of Judau Ashta. Now here's where things get a little different story-wise. read more
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Recommendations

Classic Science-Fiction series that have a comical tone. A few characters have resemblances between each other in both series.
Both Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ and Macross 7 have odd reputations, since they're both the goofier installments in their said franchises. If you're someone who was able to tolerate and enjoy one of these shows, then check out the other if you're into that series as well, who knows maybe you'll end up liking the show a lot! When it comes to these two, "watch it for yourself" is your best option.
Dragonar is the first and one of the best AU Gundam's... unofficially that is! Dragonar was an attempt by Sunrise to make another franchise to surpass Gundam and well, it's obvious how that turned out but regardless it's still an excellent series on its own right. The tone is very comparable to ZZ but with more consistent storytelling and characters, with an all around more enjoyable main cast. There's also many parallels to the original Gundam. Basically if you're a classic 80's mecha fan and haven't gotten to Dragonar yet, definitely check it out.

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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