Ranked #723

Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam: Gyakushuu no Char
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム 逆襲のシャア

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 12, 1988
Producers: Atelier Musa
Source: Novel
Duration: 1 hr. 59 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.871 (scored by 9,827 users)
Ranked: #7232
Popularity: #1978
Members: 16,506
Favorites: 136
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Synopsis

U.C. 0093 - Char Aznable, the infamous "Red Comet" of the One Year War, has come out of hiding to lead the Neo-Zeon Army and wage war against the Earth Federation. Only his greatest rival, Gundam pilot Amuro Ray, can stop him from dropping the Axis asteroid on Earth and causing a major global catastrophe.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Aznable, Char
Aznable, Char
Main
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Japanese
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Ray, Amuro
Ray, Amuro
Main
Furuya, Toru
Japanese
Furuya, Toru
Noa, Bright
Noa, Bright
Supporting
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Japanese
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Haro
Haro
Supporting
 

Staff

Yatate, Hajime
Yatate, Hajime
Producer
Uchida, Kenji
Uchida, Kenji
Producer
Ohata, Koichi
Ohata, Koichi
Assistant Producer, Mechanical Design
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator

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Ending Theme

"Beyond The Time ~ Möbius No Sora o Koete (Beyond Möbius' Space)" by TM Network



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ParaParaJMo
Oct 12, 2008
Well, I personally felt that this movie was conclusive, but felt more like a conclusion or some extension to the original series, and not really that well connected to Zeta and Double Zeta. Then again, this was the intention but I felt this movie could have used some of the main characters from that series or give us an update on Camille, Fa, and Judau, though there are other materials out there exclusive to Japan on what happened to them. Since the movie really has no direct connection to Zeta or Double Zeta, I don’t feel it’s really required that you watch those series, but read more
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Monkey_D_Luffy
Sep 28, 2008
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack, by the well-known Gundam creator and director Tomino Yoshiyuki, is the first movie to enter the Gundam franchise. Watching this definitely requires the viewer to have at least seen Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, because otherwise you will simply not get the full enjoyment out of it. With that being said, the film has some great aspects and memorable moments, but there are a couple disappointing flaws that weigh down its score.

The biggest flaw lies in the story. And not in the plot, but in the back story. The plot is a fairly basic tale in the read more
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Mentita
Feb 18, 2014
The movie is mediocre.

On the side of the plot, there is no previous set up for the events, leaving the background like a big black hole gap behind. Plus, the antagonist's motivations are so stupid that is a pitiful to see: 'we must save thi planet of the human vermins and pollution so let's dump a massive amount of spacial trash and nukes to make then leave'. True is that even in aeug times the objetive was pull out humans... right into space, but it was a ecologist organization too, protecting earth by destroying it is well... bullshit.

The characterization is a real piece of fiasco. read more
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OtakuFreak
Feb 1, 2007
Another of the UC Gundam seires is in review. When I was first introduced to Gundam I saw this movie right after the Oringinal Gundam series. Of course this is another sequal to the Char verses Amuro saga, and the last. The great fighting duo make their last stand in this movie and it's all that it should be.

UC 0093, and the AEUG has defeated the Neo Zeon's leader Haman Karn. A new person comes and takes place of the Zeon movement, and it's none other than Char Aznable, the real son of the Zeon Zum Deikun. Also Amuro returns to the broken Federation forces, read more
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