Mobile Suit Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam is an anime series created by Sunrise.

The series is set in the Universal Century year 0079. At the beginning of the series, the Principality of Zeon has declared independence from the Earth Federation, and Zeon has launched a war of independence. While Zeon is smaller, they have developed a new type of weapon called a mobile suit, which is a humanoid weapon.

The first episode of the series sees the White Base, a newly deployed Federation warship, arriving at a secret research base at the Side 7 colony. The warship's mission is to pick up the Federation's newest weapon. However, Zeon forces follow them, and one of the Zeon reconnaissance team members disobeys orders and attacks the colony.

Amuro Ray, the son of one of the crew members of the White Base, finds the Federation's new weapon and its manual. The weapon is a mobile suit called the RX-78 Gundam, and Amuro is able to pilot it and neutralize the situation. Afterwards, the White Base sets out with a newly formed crew of civilian recruits and refugees.

The English dub of Mobile Suit Gundam has one major difference when compared to the other anime series from the late 1970s and early 1980s that were dubbed into English. In the English dub of Mobile Suit Gundam, there is no tiptoeing around the idea that people die; in fact, dead bodies are shown on the screen, and are said to be dead (instead of simply being "passed out"). However, I have to admit that when I watched the first episode, I thought the pacing was a little slow until right near the end. But at the same time, I can see why Mobile Suit Gundam is considered to be the landmark anime that it has become.

Unlike other English dubs of anime series from the late 1970s and 1980s, I really can't recommend Mobile Suit Gundam for younger audiences. Personally, I would recommend Mobile Suit Gundam to anime viewers who are 14 or 15 years of age and older.

Release Year(s)
N.A. Licensor
Mobile Suit Gundam431979-1980Yoshiyuki TominoNippon SunriseBandai Entertainment
Mobile Suit GundamN/A1981Yoshiyuki TominoNippon SunriseBandai Entertainment
Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of SorrowN/A1981Yoshiyuki TominoNippon SunriseBandai Entertainment
Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in SpaceN/A1982Yoshiyuki TominoNippon SunriseBandai Entertainment
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam501985-1986Yoshiyuki TominoNippon SunriseBandai Entertainment
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ471986-1987Yoshiyuki TominoNippon SunriseN/A
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's CounterattackN/A1988Yoshiyuki TominoSunriseN/A
Mobile Suit SD Gundam11988?SunriseN/A
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket61989Fumihiko TakayamaSunriseN/A
Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk II11989?SunriseN/A
SD Gundam’s Counterattack11989?SunriseN/A
Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk III11990?SunriseN/A
Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk IV11990?SunriseN/A
Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk V11990?SunriseN/A
SD Gundam Side Story11990?SunriseN/A
SD Gundam Scramble11991?SunriseN/A
SD Gundam: Dawn of Paparu11991?SunriseN/A
Mobile Suit Gundam F91N/A1991Yoshiyuki TominoSunriseN/A
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory131991-1992Mitsuko Kase/Takashi ImanishiSunriseN/A
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Last Blitz of ZeronN/A1992Takashi ImanishiSunriseN/A
SD Gundam Festival11993?SunriseN/A
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam511993-1994Yoshiyuki TominoSunriseN/A
Mobile Fighter G Gundam491994-1995Yasuhiro ImagawaSunriseBandai Entertainment
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing491995-1996Masashi MukaedaSunriseBandai Entertainment
Operation Meteor31996Masashi IkedaSunriseN/A
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team121996-1999Takeyuki Kanda/Umanosuke IidaSunriseBandai Entertainment
After War Gundam X391996Shinji TakamatsuSunriseN/A
Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz31997Yasunao AokiSunriseBandai Entertainment
The 08th MS Team: Miller’s ReportN/A1998Mitsuko Kase/Takeyuki Kanda/Umanosuke IidaSunriseBandai Entertainment
Endless Waltz –Special Edition-N/A1998Yasunao AokiSunriseBandai Entertainment
The 08th MS Team: Last Resort11999Umanosuke IidaSunriseBandai Entertainment
Turn A Gundam501999-2000Yoshiyuki TominoSunriseN/A
SD Gundam Mushaparaku12001?SunriseN/A
Gundam Neo Experience 0087 – Green DiversN/A2001?SunriseN/A
Gundam Evolve152001-2007?SunriseN/A
Turn A Gundam I: Earth LightN/A2002Yoshiyuki TominoSunriseN/A
Turn A Gundam II: Moonlight ButterflyN/A2002Yoshiyuki TominoSunriseN/A
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED502002-2003Mitsuo FukudaSunriseBandai Entertainment
SD Gundam Mushaparaku 212003?SunriseN/A
SD Gundam Force12004?SunriseN/A
After Phase: In the Valley of Stars12004Mitsuo FukudaSunriseN/A
Superior Defender Gundam Force522004Yuuichi AbeSunriseN/A
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny502004-2005Mitsuo FukudaSunriseBandai Entertainment
Ms igloo: The Hidden One Year War32004Takashi ImanishiSunriseN/A
Zeta Gundam A New Translation: Heirs to the StarsN/A2005Yoshiyuki TominoSunriseN/A
Zeta Gundam A New Translation II: LoversN/A2005Yoshiyuki TominoSunriseN/A
Final Episode: The Chosen Future12005Mitsuo FukudaSunriseN/A
Zeta Gundam A New Translation III: Love Is the Pulse of the StarsN/A2006Yoshiyuki TominoSunriseN/A
Ms igloo: Apocalypse 007932006Takashi ImanishiSunriseN/A
Mobule Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer32006Susumu NishizawaSunriseN/A
Mobile Suit Gundam 00502007-2009Seiji MizushimaSunriseBandai Entertainment
Ms igloo 2: The Gravity Front32008-2009Takashi ImanishiSunriseN/A
Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Special Edition32009-2010Seiji MizushimaSunriseN/A
SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors12010?SunriseN/A
Awakening of the TrailblazerN/A2010Seiji MizushimaSunriseBandai Entertainment
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn72010-ongoingKazuhiro FuruhashiSunriseN/A
Cho Denei-ban SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle WarriorsN/A2010Kenichi Suzuki/Kunihiro MoriSunriseN/A
Model Suit Gunpla Builders Beginning G32010Kou MatsuoSunriseN/A
Mobile Suit Gundam AGE492011-2012Susumu YamaguchiSunriseN/A

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