Kidou Senshi Gundam Thunderbolt

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム サンダーボルト
English: Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt
French: Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 25, 2015 to Apr 22, 2016
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 18 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.941 (scored by 2867128,671 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2924
Members: 57,272
Favorites: 411

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Episodes: /4


In Universal Century 0079, forces of the Earth Federation and Principality of Zeon engage in a battle within the Thunderbolt Sector during the One Year War. This section of space—known for its constant strikes of electricity—proves to be a deadly battlefield, as Federation pilot Io Fleming leads a charge against Zeon's ace Daryl Lorenz and his squad of snipers. With the fighters on both sides proving to be formidable soldiers, neither side is willing to back down, fighting strategically amongst the remnants of colonies.

But when Io gets a hold of a prototype Gundam, Daryl will have to make a sacrifice in order to obtain enough power to crush his enemy and ensure that Zeon is victorious, or watch as his comrades are slaughtered by a single man.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ogata, Naohiro
Matsuo, Kou
Director, Script
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Yoshizawa, Toshikazu
Episode Director


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Ending Theme

1: "Shiroi Heya: White Day in the Blue (白い部屋~White day in the blue~)" by Geila Zilkha (eps 1)
2: "Onnanoko ni Modoru Toki: The Dreaming Girl in Me (女の子に戻るとき~The dreaming girl in me~)" by Sakamoto Yoshie (eps 2)
3: "Anata no Oaite: I'm Your Baby (あなたのお相手~I'm your baby~)" by Ichikawa Ai (eps 3)
4: "Thunderbolt Main Theme-you (サンダーボルト・メインテーマ用)" by Kikuchi Naruyoshi (eps 4)


Apr 22, 2016
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Review

Story (9/10) Great

The story for Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt is great even though it does not adapt the entire manga because that's still ongoing and unfortunately if we want to continue the story that's where you're going to have to go at least until season 2 comes out as far as this review. But as far as what little story they gave us it has capture the initial war story and atmosphere that the original Gundam set out to bring to the table. The presentation alone on every level definitely help more so than before because I did read the manga ...
May 9, 2016
Mixed Feelings
I understand the appeal of having gorgeous mecha blowing each other up in a well animated battle spectacle to the tune of snappy upbeat jazz, I really do. It’s just a shame that Gundam Thunderbolt couldn’t deliver much more than that. It’s definitely a good looking and sounding show, but its narrative and characters fall short in comparison. Not to say it can’t be enjoyable and entertaining, but your experience will greatly vary on what you look for in your gundam shows.

The main duo weren’t particularly bad, yet come off as very underwhelming. Not much effort on giving them personality outside of making sure they ...
Sep 22, 2017
I went into this show with some knowledge of Gundam, although I have not watched much, and with the idea of reviewing a short series for the night I watched it. Robots, dark stories, the combat of war...these are all things that interest me, so with a solid score, I dove into Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt.

The tone of the show's darkness definitely strikes right away, after a jazzy start of a space army getting ready and then going right into getting blown away. While Thunderbolt gets right to the point, in this regard I feel it suffers, giving little room to consider or process events ...

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