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Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack

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English: Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam: Gyakushuu no Char
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム 逆襲のシャア


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 12, 1988
Source: Novel
Duration: 1 hr. 59 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.771 (scored by 13,670 users)
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Ranked: #9322
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Popularity: #2378
Members: 23,561
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The year is Universal Century 0093. Char Aznable has taken command of Neo Zeon, the rebels of outer space. He firmly believes that humankind can only achieve peace by relocating to space. Thus, he plans to crash the giant asteroid Axis into Earth and plunge the planet into an uninhabitable winter. Char also eagerly anticipates this opportunity to settle a 14-year rivalry with Amuro Ray. The two have been reluctant allies at times, but Char has never forgiven Amuro for causing the death of one of his comrades during the One Year War.

Only the Earth Federation's Londo Bell Unit has the power to stop Char from fulfilling his dangerous goal. Leading the defense of Earth is veteran captain Bright Noa and Amuro Ray with the latest Nu Gundam mobile suit. In this thrilling conclusion to the original Gundam series, Londo Bell engages in a final conflict with Neo Zeon that will decide the fate of Earth and end this long-standing rivalry—once and for all.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Aznable, Char
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Ray, Amuro
Furuya, Toru
Noa, Bright
Suzuoki, Hirotaka
Sune, Lalah
Han, Keiko
Yashima, Mirai
Shiraishi, Fuyumi
Paraya, Quess
Kawamura, Maria
Medoz, Astonaige
Hiromori, Shingo
Agi, Chan
Yayoi, Mitsuki
Su, Kayra
Adachi, Shinobu


Ohata, Koichi
Assistant Producer, Mechanical Design
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator

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"Beyond The Time ~ Möbius No Sora o Koete (Beyond Möbius' Space)" by TM Network

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Oct 12, 2008
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
Well, I personally felt that this movie was conclusive, but felt more like a conclusion or some extension to the original series, and not really that well connected to Zeta and Double Zeta. Then again, this was the intention but I felt this movie could have used some of the main characters from that series or give us an update on Camille, Fa, and Judau, though there are other materials out there exclusive to Japan on what happened to them. Since the movie really has no direct connection to Zeta or Double Zeta, I don’t feel it’s really required that you watch those series, but read more
Sep 28, 2008
Monkey_D_Luffy (All reviews)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack, by the well-known Gundam creator and director Tomino Yoshiyuki, is the first movie to enter the Gundam franchise. Watching this definitely requires the viewer to have at least seen Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, because otherwise you will simply not get the full enjoyment out of it. With that being said, the film has some great aspects and memorable moments, but there are a couple disappointing flaws that weigh down its score.

The biggest flaw lies in the story. And not in the plot, but in the back story. The plot is a fairly basic tale in the read more
Feb 18, 2014
Mentita (All reviews)
The movie is mediocre.

On the side of the plot, there is no previous set up for the events, leaving the background like a big black hole gap behind. Plus, the antagonist's motivations are so stupid that is a pitiful to see: 'we must save thi planet of the human vermins and pollution so let's dump a massive amount of spacial trash and nukes to make then leave'. True is that even in aeug times the objetive was pull out humans... right into space, but it was a ecologist organization too, protecting earth by destroying it is well... bullshit.

The characterization is a real piece of fiasco. read more
Jul 5, 2017
CodeBlazeFate (All reviews)
*Spoilers for Char’s Counterattack*

A harrowing tale of love, betrayal, grudges, death, and faith; an epic battle to save the world; a final battle to settle one of fiction’s greatest rivalries and conclude an epic saga that has spanned an entire decade.

Much like Char’s plans themselves, this movie didn't really work out that well. In fairness, it did at least give us what we were promised: an epic conclusion to the rivalry between Char and Amuro that passionately ignited once again, but the way everything is handled makes it so that it's an exhibition of how stupid people can be moreso than a triumphant yet read more


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