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Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack

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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 12, 1988
Duration: 1 hr. 59 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kidou Senshi Gundam: Gyakushuu no Char, Kidou Senshi Gundam: Gyakushuu no Char - Beltorchika's Children, Kidou Senshi Gundam: Gyakushuu no Char
Prequel: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Sequel: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
Summary: Akai Shouzou: Char, Soshite Frontal e, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn: Episode EX - 100 Years of Solitude,

Characters & Voice Actors

Aznable, Char
Aznable, Char
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Kopsa, Michael
Kopsa, Michael
Ray, Amuro
Ray, Amuro
Furuya, Toru
Furuya, Toru
Swaile, Brad
Swaile, Brad
Agi, Chan
Agi, Chan
Yayoi, Mitsuki
Yayoi, Mitsuki


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

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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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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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although Char's Counterattack and CG R2 are in a different format, if you take a close look, they are similar in some way as the story progresses. both stories are set during a war as characters Char and Lelouch fight to change the world despite having different roles and they are similar as well. The rivalry between the main characters Amuro and Char and Lelouch and Suzaku are similar.
Another Gundam movie you should add to your list! Universe's story and characters are similar in somewhat way as well as advanced mechas!

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

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