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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Alternative Titles

English: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Z Gundam
Japanese: 機動戦士Ζガンダム


Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 2, 1985 to Feb 22, 1986
Premiered: Spring 1985
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.981 (scored by 21,029 users)
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Ranked: #5982
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Popularity: #1961
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The Second Season of Gundam 00 is much is comparable to Zeta Gundam Setting: In 00, the world has been united like Celestial Being wanted, in Zeta, Zeon has been defeated but both victories result in two SS-like organisations oppressing people; the Titans in 00 and A-laws in 00. Celestial Being now becomes a AEUG-like organisation and like how the AEUG allies it self with Earth-based Karaba, it allies itself with Katharon. Characters: Lockon Stratos is very much like Quattro Bajeena, all mentors to their series' protagonist. Heartless monster in it for pleasure/money; Ali Al-Saachez is based upon Yazan Gable and Graham is a mix of Scirocco  read more 
report Recommended by Fortress_Maximus
The story is interesting from start to finish. The characters involved in the anime are very real and many of them die suddenly at war. 
report Recommended by cronosteso23
Both shows have people fighting Titans to free themselves from oppression. The only difference is that AoT is human and ZG is mechs. Main chars are different in terms of aspect. 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
This series resets the values of the UC timeline. Newtypes was just an ephemeral construct caused by war between human's who have opposing viewpoints on the evolution of mankind. Defining evolution only holds back the advancement of mankind, this Gundam was mind-blowingly deep. Super underrated 
report Recommended by josenewtype
Toward the Terra and Zeta Gundam share many similarities on several levels. In terms of characters both series feature young, initially naive protagonists who get caught up in conflicts involving rebel factions and their struggle to overthrow oppressive governments. Both characters are opposed to fighting at first but eventually mature later on, and go through similar character development. There are also similarities to be found story-wise as both series revolve around a similar main narrative : two races of humans (the "Mu" in Toward the Terra and "Newtypes" in Zeta Gundam's case) struggling for independence and recognition, making the themes of discrimination, acceptance and understanding central  read more 
report Recommended by AymenH
These are both mecha shows that revolve around a boy who joins a rebel faction. He initially has trouble fitting in but he eventually gets by. They also have green haired love interests. 
report Recommended by ThatRazorGuy
The shows heavily revolves around a resistance group that puts great effort and dedication to their cause into freeing society from an oppressive grip. Ren and Quattro are mentor figures who help their young allies into dealing with their troubles and are powerful fighters who have their pasts to deal with. 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
Sunrise didn't only incorporated elements from Zeta Gundam into Code Geass, but from the entire Universal Century Gundam Franchise. So if you like the mechas, the conflics and most important: the politics in Code Geass you will definitly like Zeta Gundam which has by far the best war story the Sunrise has ever produce. 
report Recommended by Stepalom
I'm surprised no one has made this recommendation yet. Like how SEED did with the original Gundam, SEED Destiny takes many things from Zeta Gundam, from a hot headed MC to a golden mobile suit with chinese letters written on it. Shinn Asuka is basically Kamille Bidan minus the character development. If you want to see a childish little boy actually develop into a well rounded young man, give Zeta Gundam a watch and see how it compares to SEED Destiny. 
report Recommended by gunplatomo
Both are early 80s/90s anime with an emphasis on over-arching plots and deeply written characters and philosophies, along with high stakes for the main characters and a risk of death in the air. 
report Recommended by Inactiv3
space, politics, romance, perspectives from multiple factions, kids confronted with major responsibilities oh yeah and giant robots pew pew 
report Recommended by Arboria
Those Anime are the greatest mecha anime, all of you should see them 
report Recommended by Khrollokotiko
Both have main characters who are immature girls that go through hardships adapting to the life of being a powerful mech pilot. 
report Recommended by SlayerJim
The main character Aim For The Top! is the female version of Kamille in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. If you liked Zeta Gundam, then Aim For The Top! is a must watch. Both anime series are classics and a blast from the past. The two mecha series rare based on coming of age stories and the people they meet along during their journeys.  
report Recommended by arimakenshin
Both are mecha series that depend on war and the politics of war to propel their overall story arcs, down to the "royal family as linchpin" archetype. Both titles don't shy away from death, even those of the main cast, and use the ensuing drama to really pack an emotional punch. Of course, both also have some slick, beautiful robot fight sequences that stand out in the genre! 
report Recommended by ironMousey
Classic 80's Sunrise mecha shows. While the storyline and characters aren't really comparable between the two, the shows do give off a similar kind of vibe and atmosphere. Zeta Gundam is often noted as being one of the darkest Gundam series out there with a very serious tone and so forth, and Votoms itself is very gritty, realistic, and all around consistently mature. Votoms has a trio of goofy and likeable characters for some comedic elements but at the same time, the show sometimes feels even darker than Zeta. Both tend to get a little supernatural by the end and it works really well. Chances  read more 
report Recommended by Echelon
When I saw Toshokan Sensou, this anime is remind me of Zeta Gundam. MBC is like Titans and LDF is like AEUG. There is also featuring civil war. MBC want to ban the books which is compared to Titans where they tries to ban the spacenoid. I could imagine when they are anti-anime. 
report Recommended by MasterChiefSnake
While the second season of Gundam 00 is more comparable to Zeta Gundam in terms of plot, it's the first season of Gundam 00 that really captures the feel of Zeta Gundam. The first season of Gundam 00 is very dark like Zeta Gundam, with the the second half of Gundam 00's first season being similarly dark and ruthless like Zeta Gundam's last quarter. And both also end on a cliffhanger, leaving it open to a another season/sequel to complete the story.  
report Recommended by Jagged_85
Of all Tomino's non-Gundam works, Aura Battler Dunbine is probably the closest thing to basically being another Gundam, a <i>medieval Gundam</i> perhaps. Above all a lot of the characters and the general tone of the show feels closer to Zeta rather than the original Gundam series and others, so if you enjoyed the grimdark storytelling through Zeta and are a fan of Tomino's style, then definitely check out Dunbine. Oh and yeah, both are "Kill Em' All" Tomino for the record. 
report Recommended by Echelon
►Both are mecha series released in Spring 1985. ►The pilot women are still in love with former partners who are now on the opposite side.. In Choujuu Kishin Dancougar, Sara Yuki still loves to Shapiro, while in Zeta Gundam Reccoa Londe loves to Char Aznable (Although she acts with hatred, in fact she does it out of resentment). 
report Recommended by SunWukung
Both are most likely "the less hated" Gundam because their stories are well written.. Their pacings are fast and the conflicts are complex and well designed.. Sometimes it's hard to follow the story because how dense the animes are.. 
report Recommended by Jim_Heart
Great sci-fi anime animated by Sunrise. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam deals with the relationships between the people of Earth and the people who live in Space Colonies, following a large war in which Zabi dictatorship that ruled the colonies was brought to an end, the apparently democratic Federation installs their new force; the Titans. However, the democracy is bureaucratic and elitist, the politicians on Earth care not for space let alone their own Earth that has had climate change. Planetes is set before mass colonization of space but it deals with the beginning of the space age, there are colonies on the moon and your average  read more 
report Recommended by Fortress_Maximus