Kidou Senshi Gundam I

Mobile Suit Gundam I

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Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam I Gekijouban, Mobile Suit Gundam Movie 1
Japanese: 劇場版 機動戦士ガンダム I 特別編
English: Mobile Suit Gundam I
Spanish: Mobile Suit Gundam I: La Película
French: Mobile Suit Gundam Film I
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 14, 1981
Producers: Sotsu
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 2 hr. 20 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.261 (scored by 2660126,601 users)
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Ranked: #32832
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3315
Members: 44,871
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In the future, with Earth's population rapidly increasing, humanity has developed giant orbiting space colonies gathered in clusters known as "Sides." As the elites on Earth force most of the populace into space, rebellion begins to brew. In the year Universal Century 0079, one of the colony clusters known as Side 3 declares itself the Principality of Zeon and launches a war of independence against the Earth Federation.

Despite having only a fraction of the resources of the Federation, Zeon quickly gains the upper hand in the conflict through the use of giant humanoid robots called mobile suits. Chief among Zeon's mobile suit ace pilots is Char Aznable, a mysterious masked man known as the "Red Comet." When Char's squadron comes across the Federation developing its own prototype mobile suit called Gundam in the colony Side 7, his men launch a brutal attack. Amuro Ray, the son of the prototype's developer, gets in the Gundam and is able to fend off the Zeon attack. As Amuro soon finds himself directly in conflict with Char, he is forced to flee the colony on a Federation ship.

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Ending Theme

"Suna no Juujika (Cross of Sand)" by Takajin Yashiki


Aug 26, 2023
I first watched the original Mobile Suit Gundam series from 1979 when I was in high school and I first started to get into the anime medium. Back then I wanted to learn more about the history of anime and Mobile Suit Gundam is definitely one of those foundations the expanded anime to the western world. Before Pokémon came along, the craze was all about Mobile Suit Gundam toys and games in the 80s.
Although the series hasn’t aged well, the trilogy movies is a slight improvement from the original series.
It is easy to digest and the series doesn’t feel too dragged ...
Dec 28, 2022
Surprisingly well held up visuals for an anime from 1981, and some real nice sounding audio design. It's lacking in the striking visuals of something like Eva, which comes out much later, but nonetheless remains a visually pleasing piece of work for its time; it sort of has a "rustic charm" to it.

The real star of the film is the characterisation of Amuro and his struggle with PTSD, which grows over the course of the film to excellent pacing, until he's incapable of sleeping or eating almost entirely, barely being animated for anything but the Gundam he pilots. It completely does away with the cultural ...
Jul 29, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This is my second full exposure to a Gundam series--the first being Gundam Build Fighters--though I'd consider this to be my first 'main' Gundam series as, after all, this is a condensed version of the series that started it all. For true Gundam fans, the original series is a must-watch.

But I'm not sure if these movies warrant such praise. In fact, this film felt like a horrible way to introduce yourself to Gundam's core story. The first hour is pretty confusing: yes, you clearly understand that this is a war between the forces of good and evil. Yet, characters aren't fleshed out enough for the ...

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