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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin - Advent of the Red Comet

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Synonyms: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (TV)
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム THE ORIGIN 前夜 赤い彗星
English: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin - Advent of the Red Comet
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 29, 2019 to Aug 12, 2019
Premiered: Spring 2019
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:35 (JST)
Producers: Sunrise Music
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.131 (scored by 1002210,022 users)
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Ranked: #4472
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Popularity: #4574
Members: 22,298
Favorites: 113

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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

Ikeda, Shuuichi

Ray, Amuro

Furuya, Toru

Mass, Sayla

Han, Megumi

Noa, Bright

Narita, Ken


Arai, Satomi

Ral, Ramba

Kiyama, Shigeo

Zabi, Garma

Kakihara, Tetsuya

Shiden, Kai

Furukawa, Toshio

Sune, Lalah

Hayami, Saori

Zabi, Gihren

Ginga, Banjou


Yasuhiko, Yoshikazu
Director, Character Design
Imanishi, Takashi
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics


Opening Theme

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1: "Sora no Uta: Higher and Higher (宇宙の詩 〜Higher and Higher〜; Space Song: Higher and Higher) " by LUNA SEA (eps 1-4)
2: "Hisoubi (悲壮美; Tragic Beauty)" by LUNA SEA (eps 5-8)
3: "Beyond the Time: Möbius no Sora wo Koete (BEYOND THE TIME ~メビウスの宇宙を越えて~; Beyond the Time: Beyond the Möbius Universe)" by LUNA SEA (eps 9-13)

Ending Theme

1: "Meguriai (めぐりあい; Encounter)" by SUGIZO feat. GLIM SPANKY (eps 1-4)
2: "Mizu no Hoshi e Ai wo Komete (水の星へ愛をこめて; From the Aqueous Star with Love)" by SUGIZO feat. Komai (eps 5-8)
3: "A Red Ray" by SUGIZO feat. miwa (eps 9-12)
4: "Hikari no Hate (光の涯)" by SUGIZO feat. Aina The End (BiSH) (eps 13)


Jun 24, 2023
It’s rare to see a prequel that truly transcends the original, and rarer still to see one that can do so while still managing to stand without having seen the original. This does both. If you haven’t seen the original series (it’s a long run and looks pretty dated today), this will still be an excellent introduction to the series with characters who have a great deal of depth to them. If you have, then you’ll see those characters come into their own and get the opportunity to appreciate watching them do it. Much as this is about the titular Red Comet Char Aznable, I’d ...
Nov 1, 2021
(Minor spoilers for AotRC)

Deranged Genocidal Lolicon: The Big Origin Story (also this is the last review where I'm going to suck Universal Century Gundam's dick so enjoy it I guess lol)

Welcome to Mobile Suit Gundam: Advent of the Red Comet, a series that is everything the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy should have been.

Setting up the universe's political climate and eventually the outbreak of the One Year War, as well as giving some amazing backstory to Char Aznable and Sayla Mass, AotRC is beautifully made. The music is fantastic, there are scenes that are animated so wonderfully they made me shit, piss, and ejaculate simultaneously ...
Dec 15, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Not a bad Gundam anime. I definitely like the original Origin series better. The hour long episodes really allow for greater details. It's not my favorite series, but it's very good to build context if you're starting your Gundam journey.

The art style and animation is simple, but effective. You're just here for the story, not necessarily the Mobile Suit battles, although, you do see some action here. This show takes place before Mobile Suits were a big thing in the Gundam universe, so it's cool to watch a piece of Gundam history.

Char is awesome and one of my favorite characters in the series, ...

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