Kidou Senshi Gundam: The Origin


Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

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Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダムTHE ORIGIN
English: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
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Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 28, 2015 to May 5, 2018
Producers: Sotsu
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 11 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 8.331 (scored by 3054030,540 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2488
Members: 73,096
Favorites: 880

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Synopsis

In the year 0068 of the Universal Century, Casval Rem Deikun's life is thrown into chaotic disarray after the assassination of his father, a prolific figure in the crusade towards civil rights for people who live away from the Earth's surface. Casval and his sister Artesia receive aid from soldiers who were loyal to their father, and the siblings are whisked away from their home, separated, and thrown into a twisted fate that sees them come into their own as soldiers and adults.

Years before stealing the name Char Aznable or his "Red Comet" moniker, Casval must contend with the rise of a militarized version of his father's ideology and his own vengeful nature as intergalactic war molds him into a legendary mobile suit pilot.

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Background

Kidou Senshi Gundam: The Origin adapts volumes 5-7 of the manga of the same name by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the Animation Director and Character Designer for Kidou Senshi Gundam, which the manga retells.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Aznable, Char

Main
Tanaka, Mayumi
Japanese

Mass, Sayla

Main
Han, Megumi
Japanese

Ray, Amuro

Supporting
Furuya, Toru
Japanese

Noa, Bright

Supporting
Narita, Ken
Japanese

Haro

Supporting
Arai, Satomi
Japanese

Ral, Ramba

Supporting
Kiyama, Shigeo
Japanese

Zabi, Mineva Lao

Supporting

Zabi, Garma

Supporting
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Japanese

Shiden, Kai

Supporting
Furukawa, Toshio
Japanese

Sune, Lalah

Supporting
Hayami, Saori
Japanese

Staff

Yasuhiko, Yoshikazu
Director, Storyboard, Character Design, Original Creator
Imanishi, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Itano, Ichirou
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


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1: "Hoshikuzu no Sunadokei (星屑の砂時計)" by Takatori Hattori Presents Gundam The Origin featuring yu-yu (服部隆之 Presents GUNDAM THE ORIGIN featuring yu-yu) (eps 1)
2: "Kaze yo 0074 (風よ 0074)" by Takayuki Hattori Presents Gundam The Origin featuring Takumi Ishida (服部隆之 Presents GUNDAM THE ORIGIN featuring 石田匠) (eps 2)
3: "Eien no Astraea (永遠のAstraea)" by Takayuki Hattori presents Gundam The Origin featuring Kou Shibasaki (服部隆之 Presents GUNDAM THE ORIGIN featuring 柴咲コウ) (eps 3)
4: "Uchuu no Kanata de (宇宙の彼方で)" by Takayuki Hattori presents Gundam The Origin featuring Hiroko Moriguchi (服部隆之 Presents GUNDAM THE ORIGIN featuring 森口博子) (eps 4)
5: "I CAN'T Do ANYTHING -Sora yo- (I CAN'T DO ANYTHING-宇宙(そら)よ―)" by Takayuki Hattori Presents GUNDAM THE ORIGIN featuring AYA (服部隆之 Presents GUNDAM THE ORIGIN featuring AYA) (eps 5)
6: "Hasen no Namida (破線の涙)" by Masayoshi Yamazaki (eps 6)




Reviews

Jul 20, 2018
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin is an ode to excellence, an art habitually outdoing itself. It is the epitome of what Gundam is and was, and is the type of work only a master can craft. Origin is cinematic brilliance, and one of the finest in modern manga adapting and modern anime storytelling. As such, it is as charming and emotionally evocative as the franchise has ever been, continually asserting itself among the best animated series this decade has to offer.

It would be unwise to herald such a title as absolute perfection; there are blemishes in this magnificent work of art. The questionable overreliance ...
May 7, 2018
Mixed Feelings
PSA: This is a prequel; please watch AFTER you watch the original series

As far as how it adapts the story, it does a very good job adapting the prequel story-pieces of the manga adaptation, "The Origin," and I definitely recommend it to anyone who has seen the original series, especially if they're about to re-watch it.

If you consider the early-UC timeline to be "The Story of Amuro Ray and Char Aznable," then this sets the stage perfectly: It takes you from "before their time," through their childhood and adolescence, and finishes you off perfectly with all of the main players taking their places ...
May 21, 2020
FunnyFunny
Preliminary (1/6 eps)
I'm absolutely astounded coming off the heels of Gundam Unicorn, this OVA is put out just 1 year later with such a drastic nosedive in quality, yet somehow has received even more stellar critical praise. Unicorn was of course a fantastic modernization of UC Gundam; bringing us heeps of political intrigue, clever dialogue, careful pacing, and stunning hand-animated mecha battles. It was just about everything a Gundam fan could want.

If you're expecting any of that from The Origin however, look elsewhere. Instead, look forward to overused (albeit passable) 3DCG mobile suits, juvenile shounen-level dialogue, tone-deaf slapstick humor, and embarrassingly terrible direction. I'm really not even ...

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