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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Shin Kidou Senki Gundam W
Japanese: 新機動戦記ガンダムW

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 49
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 1995 to Mar 29, 1996
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.921 (scored by 41885 users)
Ranked: #6282
Popularity: #473
Members: 66,773
Favorites: 1,681
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Popular Tags

action drama mecha sci-fi

Synopsis

It is the year After Colony 195, and war between the Space Colonies and Earth has begun. To give the colonies an edge, they send 5 young soldiers, trained to perfection, to earth in the most powerful of Mobile Suits-Gundams. With their arrival, the tide of the war changes as they battle against the Earth forces and the Colonies of their origin.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Parent story: Mobile Suit Gundam
Sequel: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Movie
Summary: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Operation Meteor
Other: New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Frozen Teardrop Picture Drama - Aratanaru Tatakai

Characters & Voice Actors

Barton, Trowa
Barton, Trowa
Main
Morrow, Kirby
English
Morrow, Kirby
Nakahara, Shigeru
Japanese
Nakahara, Shigeru
...
Chang, Wufei
Chang, Wufei
Main
Ishino, Ryuuzou
Japanese
Ishino, Ryuuzou
Cole, Ted
English
Cole, Ted
...
Marquise, Zechs
Marquise, Zechs
Main
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
Drummond, Brian
English
Drummond, Brian
...
Maxwell, Duo
Maxwell, Duo
Main
Seki, Toshihiko
Japanese
Seki, Toshihiko
McNeil, Scott
English
McNeil, Scott
...

Staff

Yatate, Hajime
Producer
Ueda, Masuo
Producer
Ikeda, Masashi
Director, Script, Storyboard
Uragami, Yasuo
Sound Director



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Oct 12, 2008
ParaParaJMo
Even though the characters tend to have more one-dimensional personalities, it’s used effectively in a way where they can be distinctive and stand out, and serves as a motivation to develop the characters in their own way. All sides of the conflict have characters that have beliefs in why they do what they do, and you can sympathize with them. Certain characters will consistently change because a new revelation or turn of events will unveil that will impact them, and you can say it’s a reality of politics and war which I think is presented in a less complex manner in comparison to Tomino’s Gundams. read more
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Jun 30, 2007
Hiromi
Gundam Wing enjoys a hefty helping of popularity in the eyes of western otaku alongside with its brother, Gundam SEED (whether this is a pro or not, is up to the viewer). Wing can owe its success to one of many things. It began its American broadcast just as anime was starting to peak to the next generation, a large and somewhat epic plot contrasting many simple episodic American cartoons or, Wing could simply owe its success to the bad assery of Wing Zero (say what you will - those wings trounce 90% of the Gundams made).

Story
The story, like all Gundam plots revolve around read more
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Dec 10, 2011
ggultra2764
Gundam Wing was the series that helped popularize the Gundam franchise here in America as it was the first series in the franchise that was aired via Toonami. But in terms of the amount of praise a number of fans have given the series, it is definitely overrated as the series overall is an average one that is trying to be grand with its plot yet is quite sloppy and unoriginal in its execution. A good amount of the writing for the plot is quite sloppy where logic is thrown out the window in vain attempts to create drama to hook in the audience at read more
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Mar 11, 2013
RyanZero
I really wanted to like this anime more than I did, really I did. I'll start off by saying that I've never watched any Gundam series, so I didn't really know what to expect. Starting the anime the first couple episodes really drew me in and I was very interested to see what would happen next to the Gundam pilots. After those first couple episodes though, that's where the series flat lined for me.

I couldn't help but feel they tried to be too ambitious with the whole series, too many "main" characters, WAY too much flipping of politics and sides. For example, the character read more
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Recommendations

Both are centered around conflicting countries/worlds with deep racial ties (Elevens vs Brittanians, Earth vs Colonies). The main characters are young men and women who are torn between two worlds both morally and on the battlefield, and must deal daily with moral ambiguity. All conflict in both series are mostly settled by mechanical suits and politics is the motive behind every move.
Both are about a group of young Gundam pilots part of a secret organisation who take on the forces of the Earth in order to achieve peace. The main difference is that the pilots from Gundam Wing seek to protect their home while the pilots from Gundam 00 seek to eradicate war.
Both shows have similar plot (Earth vs Colonies) as well as "Freedom fighters" Cast and a group of Gundams as well. Mecha design are almost similar in terms of Gundams and the action is great as well.
Peace solutions through the concept of "ends justify the means" are applied to both shows through characters who fight whether it's through good, evil, or neutral. Death Note however is between the battle of geniuses and wits whereas Gundam Wing is between pilots and soldiers.
Both series involve the second half of the story with defeat and uprising of the main characters as well as some new upgrades.
Both deal with the ideology of war and peace, conflicts that will lead to war, political affairs, cycle of hatred, corrupted world, war to end all wars, and characters fighting through the morality of good, evil, or neutral. The only difference is that in Gundam Wing, there are mecha, space, idea of peace that is obtained through pure pacifism and conflict, and earth and colonies and in Naruto, there are shinobi nations, war and peace including understanding which the cycle of hatred will break one day, prophecy, jutsu, demons, ninjas, and supernatural powers. Also both have mysterious characters who conceal themselves to seek a goal with ambition for world peace.

Opening Theme

#1: "JUST COMMUNICATION" by TWO-MIX (eps 1-40)
#2: "RHYTHM EMOTION" by TWO-MIX (eps 41-49)

Ending Theme

"It's Just Love!" by Lumi Ohishi

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