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Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

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Synonyms: Mobile Suit Gundam UC
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダムUC(ユニコーン)
English: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 7
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 12, 2010 to Jun 6, 2014
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 1 hr. 2 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.101 (scored by 5018650,186 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4872
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2065
Members: 98,414
Favorites: 1,607

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Synopsis

In the year Universal Century 0096, three years after Char Aznable's failed attempt to force human migration into space, life continues in the colonies orbiting Earth. One such colony, at Side 4, is home to Banagher Links, a 16-year-old who lives a quiet life among his classmates.

Audrey Burne, the last descendant of a great tyrannical family, takes it upon herself to steal the key to a mysterious device known as "Laplace's Box." It is said that the Box has the power to shape the course of the universe, and Audrey travels to Side 4 in an attempt to take it from its current holder and keep it from the Sleeves, the surviving remnant of Char Aznable's Neo-Zeon. In her search, she stumbles across Banagher and changes his life forever.

When Side 4 comes under the attack of the Sleeves and its prolific fighters Marida Cruz and Full Frontal, Banagher takes control of the newly built Gundam Unicorn to defend his friends and protect the fate of humankind.

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Background

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn was awarded the Tokyo Anime Award in the OVA category twice in a row, in 2011 and 2012.

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Staff

Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director


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Ending Theme

1: "Ryuusei no Namida (流星のナミダ)" by CHiAKi KURiYAMA (eps 1)
2: "Everlasting" by Kylee (eps 2)
3: "merry-go-round" by CHEMISTRY (eps 3)
4: "B-Bird" by earthmind (eps 4)
5: "BROKEN MIRROR" by BOOM BOOM SATELLITES (eps 5)
6: "RE:I AM" by Aimer  (eps 6)
7: "StarRingChild" by Aimer  (eps 7)




Reviews

May 19, 2014
“To my only desire, the beast of possibility, the symbol of hope…” – Banagher Links, Gundam Unicorn episode 1

Since the advent of the original Mobile Suit Gundam 0079, the Gundam franchise certainly has grown to become one of the most iconic shows in anime and has undoubtedly revolutionized the mecha genre itself. Now we take a look at the long-awaited, most recent addition to the Universal Century, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.

For those who know the Gundam UC timeline it is obvious, however for the newcomers, it should be known that Gundam Unicorn, despite its name, is not to be taken lightly. For the uninformed about ...
Jul 23, 2014
Mixed Feelings
My view on this series basically boils down to this: many rehashed elements, not much substance. If you want to watch this just for the mecha aspect, it's pretty enjoyable due to the very high production values. If you're looking for a good story and solid characters to go along with that action, well, you might be disappointed. Unicorn builds upon previous Gundam series set in the Universal Century (UC) Timeline, so you shouldn't watch this until you've watched the UC Timeline's core content (0079, Zeta, CCA). And because Unicorn came out after those other Gundam series, I'll use some comparisons to highlight the places ...
Feb 4, 2016
So for me this was really hard to watch as I am a HUGE Gundam fan, most specifically of the UC timeline, which for some reason this takes place in. Why was it hard to watch? Well It completely mutilates the message of UC as a whole and tries to make Zeon, the bad guys since the first series who have done some REALLY bad stuff, seem like good guys and that every atrocity they committed was justified and okay. Aside from UC this just in general sends really mixed signals in terms of motivations and what is even happening. I'll include a spoiler section ...

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