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Mobile Suit Gundam I


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 14, 1981
Producers: Sotsu
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 2 hr. 20 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.401 (scored by 8,932 users)
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Ranked: #19832
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Popularity: #2794
Members: 15,469
Favorites: 11
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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Aznable, Char
Main
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Japanese
Ray, Amuro
Main
Furuya, Toru
Japanese
Noa, Bright
Supporting
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Japanese
Haro
Supporting
Takagi, Sanae
Japanese
Ral, Ramba
Supporting
Hirose, Masashi
Japanese
Mass, Sayla
Supporting
Inoue, You
Japanese
Shiden, Kai
Supporting
Furukawa, Toshio
Japanese
Zabi, Mineva Lao
Supporting
Zabi, Garma
Supporting
Mori, Katsuji
Japanese
Bow, Fraw
Supporting
Ukai, Rumiko
Japanese

Staff

Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator
Matsuzaki, Kenichi
Script, Screenplay


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




More reviewsReviews

Jul 13, 2008
Chag (All reviews)
Mobile Suit Gundam: the Movie Trilogy is the definitive incarnation of the massively influential Mobile Suit Gundam TV series. It may not be perfect, but it definitely deserves its lofty status in the history of anime as a proven classic. As one cannot have one part of the trilogy without the others, this review will cover all three of the compilation movies.

The first question on any new viewer's mind regarding the story of Mobile Suit Gundam: the Movie Trilogy (MSG) would be: "Do the films condense too much story from the TV series to fit into its limited run time?" The answer to that is read more
Apr 29, 2009
Parabellum25 (All reviews)
The Gundam franchise holds a very special place in my life. Going back to my first exposure to it, my 11 year-old self was rather indignant that this new "Gundamn Wing" show was going to be replacing my favorite cartoon Dragonball Z. I now know that my local network was simply attempting to introduce a new, more serious anime and using the DBZ timeslot was a perfect test-drive. And I was hooked. A serious story, political drama, and giant robots, what wasn't there to love? As I put more research into this strange new series, I learned of course that it was only a small read more
Mar 1, 2010
Minami-Nan (All reviews)
Story: At first it seemed pretty messed up. I couldn't distinguish between the good guys and the bad guys but then innocents got killed so yeah. The story started slowly with a little display of conflicts, nothing wrong here. The problem is that it kept dragging on till the first hour and a half. I got sleepy there and had to take a break. However the "second part" got a lot better because the actions made more sense and some characters got development.
A mix of good and bad so 5.

Art: The art part was good for such an old movie, the chara design was great, read more
Mar 2, 2016
Paraturtle (All reviews)
Story:
It's about a young boy joining the military, and the harsh reality of that process. However, with such a large ensemble cast, the story doesn't focus so much on Amuro like it should. The beginning jumps around a lot and around the halfway mark is it clear that the main arc we're following is Amuro's transformation from geeky teenager to self-sufficient soldier. It was annoying, because once I realized this I was wishing for more time to be spent with it.

I really enjoy the gray area nature of the narrative. Both the Federation and the Zeon have a cast of characters that are only fighting read more

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