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Jan 23, 2010 5:27 AM

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According to Anime!Anime!, Bandai Channel will stream six Gundam series on AnimeNewsNetwork, Crunchyroll, and Youtube for North America and Europe. The whole episodes will be provided for free from February 1st. The six titles are shown below:

Mobile Suit Gundam
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
Mobile Suit Gundam 00

It's a promotional campaign for the worldwide release of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn and Bandai Namco intends to acquire new Gundam fans by the free streaming.

Source: Anime!Anime!
 
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Jan 23, 2010 5:41 AM

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Well, I've never had much interest in the Gundam series before since I couldn't see it, but now I think I'm definitely going to give them a go!

What really made me click this news article was the fact that they're being streamed to Europe AS WELL. I like this idea a lot; it's a good marketing strategy and whomever thought of it was clearly on the ball! :D
 
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I wonder what do they mean by "Europe" - every country of UE? I hope so.
 
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MSaint said:
I wonder what do they mean by "Europe" - every country of UE? I hope so.


Me too.
 
 
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It doesn't say whether they're subbed or dubbed... Anyone got word on this?

 
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that's a fucking good news but the only ones that i haven't watch r Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and i'm still waiting for gundam unicorn and hope it will be as good as them cause all the ones that i have watched r clearly masterpiece for me especially gundam 00 .
 
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Free, legal streaming of Gundam in Europe? A good excuse to start Gundam 0079 on feburary 1st, then, assuming it includes the UK.
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I have already seen all the above series, but it is a good idea and I support this fully. I really think they should stream "Char's Counterattack" as well though, as that is the one chronologically closest to Unicorn.
 
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Jan 23, 2010 8:01 AM
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Ohhh, that's great! I was just planning to watch Gundam SEED soon *v*
 
 
Jan 23, 2010 8:09 AM
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Ohhh, that's great! I was just planning to watch Gundam SEED soon *v*


Do so its awesome :3

And well i couldn't bother searching for such old anime but since they are streamed for free im sure gonna watch Mobile Suit Gundam and Zeta :)
 
 
Jan 23, 2010 8:39 AM

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Ooh, good. I've been wanting to check out Gundam for a long while, I guess nows the time.
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Jan 23, 2010 8:52 AM
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Good news. Free stuffs are always good.
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Jan 23, 2010 8:58 AM

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*Whistles*
 
Jan 23, 2010 9:01 AM

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Wow! Cool news!
 
Jan 23, 2010 9:21 AM

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bleh why not some gundam series that never made it here like victory or X or fucking turn a??
 
Jan 23, 2010 9:40 AM
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MSaint said:
I wonder what do they mean by "Europe" - every country of UE? I hope so.


Depends on the title, BEEZ has the rights for every European country in Europe but didn't necessarily do all the dubbings and subtitles in every language. Basically, you have English, German and French for every title (except for Destiny that wasn't released in Germany) and then on some other titles like Wing and SEED you have Polish, Spanish, Dutch or so. Don't remember what are the exact languages for all those titles but you can check it out on Amazon or BEEZ's official site. Only thing is that they will definitely not pay for new dubbings or subtitles and only use the existing ones. It's a free broadcast after all, they won't gain anything for it.

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Jan 23, 2010 9:49 AM

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hmmm these guys are finally getting it. by providing these for free, they are bound to at least get one new fan if not many. free always attracts people. i certainly hope this works because it would encourage others to do or even think about doing the same.
 
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bandai makes most of their money on gunpla as conglomerate. so giving away free shows is nothing but a marketing scheme. get me turn a and v gundam dammit.
 
Jan 23, 2010 10:05 AM
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Good move but everyone should just watch 5 out of those 6. Seed Destiny must be avoided like the plague. -___-
 
Jan 23, 2010 10:24 AM

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wakka9ca said:
Good news. Free stuffs are always good.
definitely true, and it saves the time having to go get it from another source
 
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Squirrelpaw4970 said:
MSaint said:
I wonder what do they mean by "Europe" - every country of UE? I hope so.


Me too.


Same here.

I'm very glad with this news, its an great excuse for start watching Gundam :)
 
Jan 23, 2010 11:11 AM

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Great news :3


Loved almost ll the series in the list, except seed and the stupid bad bad bad bad destiny.

Oh that reminds me...

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Kareran said:
Ohhh, that's great! I was just planning to watch Gundam SEED soon *v*


Do so its awesome :3


For the love of the gods, I hope that was sarcasm ://
 
Jan 23, 2010 11:28 AM

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I have always wanted to see the first series, and the second season of 00 would be nice dubbed for me, subbed for everyone else) because I missed season 2 on Ani-Monday.
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I'm hoping with this they'll re-release the original Gundam (it deserves a boxset re-release for it is still one of the best in the Gundam series along with Zeta, those two are the best) and maybe they'll bring ZZ, Victory, Turn A and X. Out of those though I'd most like to see them bring Victory and X which are sorely underrated and under appreciated that it hurts
 
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Niiiiiice. I've always wanted to see the first gundam and Zeta gundam, but was always too lazy to download them. This will be the perfect opportunity to check them out. I'll have to keep this in mind.
 
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EU ans NA only?
It's not like Australia has any Gundam fans =.=
 
 
Jan 23, 2010 12:45 PM

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Bandai previously had(well, still has) Gundam 00 available on Youtube, since it has been airing I believe. However; it seems that it was only restricted to the US, and region banned Canada even.
 
Jan 23, 2010 1:55 PM

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One day we will have the GSD movie, one day.....*sigh*



 
Jan 23, 2010 2:06 PM

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This is very cool, I haven't seen a single episode of Gundam but I will definitely use this opportunity.

As the other Eurofags said, I hope they really mean every country in Europe and not just the cool ones.
 
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>No South America

Once more, I hate you Bandai.
 
 
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I'm hoping with this they'll re-release the original Gundam (it deserves a boxset re-release for it is still one of the best in the Gundam series along with Zeta, those two are the best) and maybe they'll bring ZZ, Victory, Turn A and X. Out of those though I'd most like to see them bring Victory and X which are sorely underrated and under appreciated that it hurts


I thought Gundam X was cool and a little different from its counterparts. I wish Bandai Entertainment would license it.
 
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WHAT ABOUT GUNDAM 0080
 
Jan 23, 2010 4:52 PM

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This is really awesome. Although, I don't stream series so it really doesn't effect me :/ Hopefully, more people will get into Gundam through this.
 
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H3ctor said:
martin03345 said:
I'm hoping with this they'll re-release the original Gundam (it deserves a boxset re-release for it is still one of the best in the Gundam series along with Zeta, those two are the best) and maybe they'll bring ZZ, Victory, Turn A and X. Out of those though I'd most like to see them bring Victory and X which are sorely underrated and under appreciated that it hurts


I thought Gundam X was cool and a little different from its counterparts. I wish Bandai Entertainment would license it.


After War X is probably my favorite AU series (up there with G) as it keeps alot of elements of UC and focuses on the idea of newtypes and gives it a greatly unique twist which is great. Plus the whole Mad Max setting was cool. Had alot of depth and substance and had no unlikable characters in it. But because Gundam has little to no popularity in the US, that, ZZ, Victory and Turn A will more than likely never see the light of day. Especially Victory and ZZ which even though I loathe ZZ because it could never get its bearings back after those first 23 episodes, the middle was fantastic and the end was alright.

I'm suprised you guys on MAL just posted this cause this news has been on ANN for almost two weeks now. I even posted it to the Mobile Suit Gundam club. Just thought because it wasn't posted then that no one cared.
 
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Always wanted to see some Gundam stuff, seems like a good opportunity.
 
Jan 23, 2010 9:26 PM

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Yes! Mobile Suit Gundam, the original series, will be streamed free. This is awesome.
 
Jan 23, 2010 9:28 PM
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nothing much i'm interested in here but yes, a chance to relive Gundam Wing which got me watching Toonami and was my first anime, ahh nostalgia
 
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>no Turn A or G
 
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Looking at the titles (especially Gundam 0079), it's probably going to be dubbed. While I don't like dubs in general, it's a great way to bring the series to more people.

No way V, Turn A or X are gonna be dubbed, so I can rule out ever seeing those series in such a manner, I guess.
 
 
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iday12 said:
wakka9ca said:
Good news. Free stuffs are always good.
definitely true, and it saves the time having to go get it from another source
Got them already, I finished downloading the second 00 season like two days ago lol!

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>No South America

Once more, I hate you Bandai.
Yeah well... it's been always this way, that's why I don't buy licensed shit. All those companies think South America is the world's backyard, so be it!
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Sounds good, do they mean the whole of europe? I hope so.
Haven't seen any Gundam yet so this will be interesting.
 
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oh no..mecha XD


 
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Good move but everyone should just watch 5 out of those 6. Seed Destiny must be avoided like the plague. -___-
dont listen to this guy watch seed and destiny there great gundam series and have awesome opening songs and great ending unlike u.c
 
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Excellent news! Hope they're subbed though.
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dont listen to this guy watch seed and destiny there great gundam series and have awesome opening songs and great ending unlike u.c

lol'd my ass off
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Good news! Good news! :P
 
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Bandai is doing it right. With any luck this will lead to a resurgence in the popularity of Gundam here in the US - since Gundam Wing, no one seems to be excited about Gundam anymore, and that's too bad.
 
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masterxmaverick said:
Jetstorm-G said:
Good move but everyone should just watch 5 out of those 6. Seed Destiny must be avoided like the plague. -___-
dont listen to this guy watch seed and destiny there great gundam series and have awesome opening songs and great ending unlike u.c


Shit troll detected. Taking one look at your favorite list made it obvious


Also why aren't they putting up Char's counterattack or the OVA's?
 
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now i get to watch other gundam series. :] not just 00, which i love.
 
 
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Wait, this subbed or dubbed?
 
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