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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 24, 2015 to May 5, 2018
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: NYAV Post
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 3 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 8.451 (scored by 7,590 users)
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Ranked: #1312
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Popularity: #2192
Members: 31,590
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Synopsis

What was the tragedy that decided the fates of Char Aznable, the man later nicknamed the "Red Comet" as an ace pilot of the Zeon forces, and his sister Sayla Mass?

The two siblings' journeys, brought on by the sudden death of their father Zeon Zum Deikun who was a leader of the Spacenoids, are depicted in the four episodes of "Chronicle of Char and Sayla."

The Zabi family who seize control of Side 3 and lead the Principality of Zeon, the early days of many renowned Zeon ace pilots who later fight in the One Year War, the secrets of mobile suit development, conflicts with the Earth Federation Forces, and the road leading to the outbreak of war—all will be revealed.

(Source: Official website)

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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
Shiden, Kai
Supporting
Furukawa, Toshio
Japanese
Zabi, Garma
Supporting
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Japanese
Sune, Lalah
Supporting
Hayami, Saori
Japanese

Staff

Yasuhiko, Yoshikazu
Director, Character Design, Original Creator
Imanishi, Takashi
Director
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Itano, Ichiro
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) (ep 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) (ep 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) (ep 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) (ep 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) (ep 5)
#6: "Hasen no Namida (破線の涙)" by Masayoshi Yamazaki (ep 6)




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Jul 20, 2018
CodeBlazeFate (All reviews)
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 its tentpole franchise has ever been, perpetually asserting itself among the best this decade has to offer in terms of an animated series.

It would be unwise to herald such a title as absolute perfection; there are blemishes in this magnificent work read more
May 4, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
'Gundam Origin' is the best thing that has yet happened to the Gundam franchise. The series is so different from all the other Gundams, and so successful at what it does that it appears to be more similar to 'Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex' and 'Legend of the Galactic Heroes' than it is similar to other Gundams.


This time around our story does NOT center around bunch of kids who fights against each others with super robots, and question their morality after falling in love with enemy kids. And when people lose their families, they do NOT get over it in mere 10 minutes read more
May 10, 2018
Rikuson1 (All reviews)
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin/機動戦士ガンダムTHE ORIGIN Review


Story (10/10) Masterpiece

The main purpose of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin is to setup the origin story to not just the Gundam but the entire Universal Century's story and all of the characters, protagonists and antagonist that play major roles in the 1979's original Gundam anime which kickstarts the whole Gundam franchise in the first place. With that being said this 6 episode OVA I felt did a wonderful job at introducing the whole of Universal Century to the viewer. But obviously coming from myself a person who is already quite knowledgeable to the universe damn near every read more
May 7, 2018
gravediggernalk (All reviews)
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 read more

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