Kidou Senshi Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky

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Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム サンダーボルト DECEMBER SKY
English: Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 25, 2016
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: NYAV Post
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 1 hr. 9 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.931 (scored by 1144011,440 users)
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Ranked: #6832
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Popularity: #4335
Members: 21,254
Favorites: 166

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Federation troops and Zeon forces carry out a fierce battle in the Thunderbolt Sector in what was once Side 4 "Moore." The Thunderbolt Sector is a shoal zone composed of the debris of destroyed space colonies, named for the electrical discharges from the metal debris. MS pilot Io Flemming is among the Federation soldiers who are dispatched to the area, where Zeon sniper Daryl Lorenz awaits them on the battlefield.

(Source: Gundam Wikia)


Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky was the first anime to ever be released on 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) Blu-ray. The 4K UHD Blu-ray was released by Bandai Visual in Japan on December 22, 2016.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ogata, Naohiro
Matsuo, Kou
Director, Script
Sinterniklaas, Michael
ADR Director
Waki, Kentarou
Director of Photography


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Jul 19, 2016
Man oh man, has it been ages since I watched a Gundam show... Sure, there was this Iron-Blooded orphans thing, but Gundam as entitled - that has been escaping my radar for years now. Why, you may ask? It's quite simple. For a hardcore fan Gundams ended around Turn A and the only reasonable approach to the topic were either the Unicorn or (loosely) 00.

Thundebolt then caught me completely off-guard. Having no time for animes these days I got the glimpse of the upcoming OVA through some promo I was never hoping to watch, It didn't say much though, only showing some really neat looking ...
Jun 25, 2017
Given that this movie is a modified version of the ONA with one new scene added in, and the fact that I've already tackled the original OVA, I think it's only fitting that I modify said review and add to it, not out of disrespect for this movie, since I would never disrespect something so great, but because I feel like talking about Gundam Thunderbolt again since it's so damn good, and if I did, I would largely come up with the same review at best and something inferior at worst. So, enjoy.


Thunderbolt is definitely an interesting installment within the ...
Apr 7, 2019
Gundam Unicorn represents the plight of people in the U.C. timeline at their best. Thunderbolt represents the plight of people in the U.C. at their worst. Unicorn portrayed war as a tragedy, but not in any capacity did it capture its true essence for what it really is: a horrifying calamity that sweeps myriad lives in its wake and cares not for name, face, nationality, or best intentions. Tomino has written Gundam shows where people often switch allegiances on the fly. A Tomino show this is not: the people here are committed and locked in their allegiances; no character has a chance to switch sides, ...

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