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Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam Thunderbolt
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム サンダーボルト

Information

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
Duration: 18 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.981 (scored by 10,395 users)
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Ranked: #5682
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Popularity: #2330
Members: 20,724
Favorites: 138
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Synopsis

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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Staff

Matsuo, Kou
Director, Script
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Original Creator
Yatate, Hajime
Original Creator


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More reviewsReviews

May 9, 2016
CartoonTyphoon (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 22, 2016
Rikuson1 (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 8, 2016
darksidious (All reviews)
First of all, I don't read the manga nor a musician.
My first impression, Gundam Thunderbolt is a brutal story.
Second, the background music contains at least five different kind of musics. Ranging from classical, gospel, country, motown kind of music (i dont know), and jazz.

If I correlating anime music with anime theme itself, to name a few, Lupin III pick a jazz because of their spy agent theme, Bubblegum Crisis doing rock/pop/synth-pop with their industrial theme, and GiTS Arise OAV electronica/chill with their cyperpunk theme, then I find Gundam Thunderbolt is a bit confusing. Why?

Because if I try to correlating read more
Apr 22, 2016
PoeticJustice (All reviews)
The sweat drips off his forehead as he enters the cockpit. He sits in the rigid yet comfortable cockpit. He closes his eyes, begins to block out the environment. It distracts him. He talks out his Walkman, places it on the dashboard in front of him. He turns to his favorite genre, fusion jazz. It is chaotic, unstructured and full of passion. It is just like him. He gets filled with the adrenaline from the impending battle. This thrill, this feeling is what gives him life. It is in these moments that he truly knows what it means to be alive.

The Gundam series has always read more

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