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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin


Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.401 (scored by 4,545 users)
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Ranked: #1542
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Popularity: #2322
Members: 19,399
Favorites: 132
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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
Haro
Supporting
Arai, Satomi
Japanese
Ral, Ramba
Supporting
Kiyama, Shigeo
Japanese
Shiden, Kai
Supporting
Furukawa, Toshio
Japanese
Zabi, Garma
Supporting
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Japanese
Sune, Lalah
Supporting
Hayami, Saori
Japanese
Bow, Fraw
Supporting
Fukuen, Misato
Japanese
Zabi, Gihren
Supporting
Ginga, Banjou
Japanese

Staff

Yasuhiko, Yoshikazu
Director, Original Creator, Character Design
Imanishi, Takashi
Director
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Itano, Ichiro
Episode Director


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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 Ko 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)




More reviewsReviews

Feb 28, 2015
Divine_Neos (All reviews)
I try to write some short review without spoiling the story.

OVA I:
It's all about story how the young Deikuns lives after their father was assasinated. The conflict and pace were building up very nice, also the character development also handled very well. Somehow I feel this OVA is too short, the credit roll just come too early. Until I didn't realize it was 1 hour already.
If you already watch the 8 mins trailer, then you already know the art quality. Although it's use CG when mecha battles, the camera moving pretty well. But personally I think the sound is nothing special, it got read more
Mar 8, 2015
tiger002 (All reviews)
I am likely different that most who decided to watch this ova in that this is the first Gundam series I've ever seen. I'd heard of it a number of times, but with so many different shows within the overall series, I had no idea where to start, and really no motivation to. However, I'd heard good things about this, and with it being an origin story, I figured I'd give the first OVA a try. And I have to say, it did not disappoint. Keep in mind for this review, I've only seen the first OVA, when I watch more I'll update this review.

The read more
Feb 28, 2015
Yaguruma (All reviews)
There's a lot I feel about Origin I. I'll try my best to word it out smoothly. There will be spoilers and I won't feel bad if you bothered to read this. I hope that if you watched this movie you have the whole of 0079 as background information or you're really stupid.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. The very side story of Gundam that tells us how the brilliance that is 0079 started out. In its first installation, we are introduced to the era of Zeon Zum Deikum; The Principality of Zeon's forefather and the events that Put the Zabi family in his position. Zeon's read more
Apr 16, 2015
Brockemsockem (All reviews)
Some people think Gundam is the Japanese Star Wars. Well, we can safely say this is Episode One. I dread that newcomers to the franchise will see this OVA and judge Gundam Universal Century for it, because despite being a prequel, there is practically nothing here reminiscent of the classic show, or even most other entries. Even worse, it insults and bastardizes almost every character that the fans love. It has no reason to exist, and coming from a guy who's seen about 60-70% of all Gundam anime currently, that's immensely disappointing. Let me explain, using the prologue as a demonstration:

The story immediately rushes off read more

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