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Mobile Suit Gundam
Title screen
機動戦士ガンダム
(Kidō Senshi Gandamu)
Genre Drama, Mecha, Military, Science Fiction
TV anime
Director Yoshiyuki Tomino
Studio Sunrise
Network Animax, Nagoya Broadcasting Network
Original run April 7, 1979January 26, 1980
Episodes 43
Manga
Publisher Flag of Japan Akita Shoten
Original run 1979 –
Volumes 2
Movie
Director Yoshiyuki Tomino
Studio Sunrise
Released March 14, 1981
Runtime 137 minutes
Movie: Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow
Director Yoshiyuki Tomino
Studio Sunrise
Released July 11, 1981
Runtime 134 minutes
Movie: Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space
Director Yoshiyuki Tomino
Studio Sunrise
Released March 13, 1982
Runtime 141 minutes

Mobile Suit Gundam (機動戦士ガンダム Kidō Senshi Gandamu?) is a televised anime series, created by Sunrise. Written and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, it premiered in Japan on Nagoya Broadcasting Network between April 7, 1979 and January 26, 1980, spanning 43 episodes. It was the very first Gundam series, which has subsequently been adapted into numerous sequels and spin-offs. Image File history File linksMetadata Gundam0079. ... For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... This article is about the term used in science fiction, anime, and manga. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... TV redirects here. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... Yoshiyuki Tomino , born November 5, 1941) is a Japanese anime creator, director, screenwriter and novelist. ... Sunrise logo Founded in 1972, Sunrise Inc. ... Animax ) is a Japanese anime satellite television network, established and owned by Sony Corporation, and dedicated to broadcasting anime programming. ... Nagoya Broadcasting Network Co. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This is an episode guide of the original Gundam series, Mobile Suit Gundam. ... This is an episode guide of the original Gundam series, Mobile Suit Gundam. ... This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... The head office of Akita Shōten Akita Shōten ) is a Japanese publishing company established on August 10, 1948 in Chiyoda, Tokyo. ... Tankōbon ) is the Japanese term for a compilation volume of a particular series (such as a manga or a novel series, magazine articles, essays, craft patterns, etc. ... Yoshiyuki Tomino , born November 5, 1941) is a Japanese anime creator, director, screenwriter and novelist. ... Sunrise logo Founded in 1972, Sunrise Inc. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Yoshiyuki Tomino , born November 5, 1941) is a Japanese anime creator, director, screenwriter and novelist. ... Sunrise logo Founded in 1972, Sunrise Inc. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Yoshiyuki Tomino , born November 5, 1941) is a Japanese anime creator, director, screenwriter and novelist. ... Sunrise logo Founded in 1972, Sunrise Inc. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... “Animé” redirects here. ... Sunrise logo Founded in 1972, Sunrise Inc. ... Yoshiyuki Tomino , born November 5, 1941) is a Japanese anime creator, director, screenwriter and novelist. ... Nagoya Broadcasting Network Co. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the anime series. ...


The series was later re-edited for theatrical release and split into three movies in 1981. Yoshikazu Yasuhiko did the character designs and Kunio Okawara was responsible for the mechanical designs, including the titular giant robot, the RX-78-2 Gundam. Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (安彦 良和 YASUHIKO Yoshikazu, born December 9, 1947) is a well-known animator and mangaka in the anime industry. ... Kunio Okawara (大河原 邦男, Okawara Kunio) designed the mecha for franchises such as Gundam and the Yuusha series of shows, including King of Braves GaoGaiGar. ... The RX-78 mobile suit series is a series of fictional testbed mobile suits in the Gundam Universal Century developed by the Earth Federation. ...


The series won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize in 1979 and the first half of 1980. September 1997 cover of Animage, featuring artwork from the Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke. ...

Contents

Synopsis

See also: List of Mobile Suit Gundam episodes

Set in a fictional universe in the Universal Century 0079, The Principality of Zeon has declared independence from the Earth Federation, and subsequently launched a war of independence. The conflict has directly affected every continent on earth and nearly every space colony and lunar settlement. Zeon has the upper hand through their use of a new type of weapon, called humanoid mobile suits. A Zeon recon team disobeys mission orders and attacks and unfinished base called Side 7. Its citizens accidentally find the Federation's new weapon called the Gundam. The newly formed crew of refugees, with support from Earth Federation soldiers stationed aboard the MS carrier White Base set out to change the course of the One Year War. This is an episode guide of the original Gundam series, Mobile Suit Gundam. ... A fictional universe is an imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction or translatable non-fiction. ... This is a list of locations from the Universal Century timeline of the fictional anime Gundam metaseries. ... In the fictional Gundam universe, The SCV-70 (LMSD-71) White Base was a Pegasus-class mobile suit carrier deployed by the Earth Federation. ...


Background

The series was not popular when it first aired, and was in fact cancelled before the series was intended to end. The series was originally set to run for 52 episodes and was cut down to 39 by the show's sponsors, which included the original toymakers for the series. However, the staff was able to negotiate a one month extension to end the series with 43 episodes.


When Bandai received the licensing to the show's mecha, however, things changed completely. With the introduction of their line of Gundam models, the popularity of the show began to soar. The models sold very well, and the show began to do very well in reruns and even better in its theatrical compilation. Audiences were expecting another giant robot show, and instead found MS Gundam, the first work of anime in an entirely new genre, the mecha drama or the 'real robot' genre as opposed to the 'super robot' genre. This article is about the Japanese toy manufacturer. ... This article is about the term used in science fiction, anime, and manga. ... Model robot, which may alternatively called Gunpla (derived from Gundam plastic model), arised from the marketing schemes for Gundam and numerous model anime (Indeed, some hardcore mecha show fans complained modern mecha shows is nothing more than 20 minutes of model commercial) Usually, they are marketed in scales 1:100... This article is about the term used in science fiction, anime, and manga. ... Real Robot is a term first seen in the Super Robot Wars series of video games, to describe robots or mecha that are treated as realistic tools rather than as heroic semi-characters, or super robots. ... The Super Robot Mazinger Z. Super Robot ) is a term used in manga and anime to describe a giant robot or mecha, with an arsenal of fantastic super-powered weapons, sometimes transformable or combined from two or more robots and/or vehicles usually piloted by young, daring heroes, and often...


Mobile Suit Gundam was also later aired by the anime satellite television network, Animax, across Japan, with the series continuing to be aired on the network currently, and later its respective networks worldwide, including Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America, and other regions. Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... Animax ) is a Japanese anime satellite television network, established and owned by Sony Corporation, and dedicated to broadcasting anime programming. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


The series premiered across the United States on Monday, July 23, 2001 on Cartoon Network's Toonami, but did not do very well. Following the pattern of its initial airing in Japan, it was later cancelled before the entire series was shown. When the September 11, 2001 attacks occurred, the series was almost over. Immediately following the attacks Cartoon Network, and many other stations, began pulling war-themed content and violent programming as well. Although Cowboy Bebop came back before too long, Mobile Suit Gundam did not. However, the last episodes were shown as part of Toonami's "New Year's Eve-il" special on December 31, 2001. It is sometimes stated that MSG was cancelled "because" of the September 11, 2001 attacks. This was verified by a Toonami producer in a March 4, 2002 with Anime News Network. interview is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... For Toonami, the television channel in the United Kingdom, see Toonami (UK). ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Original run April 3, 1998 – April 23, 1999 Episodes 26 Movie: Knockin on Heavens Door (天国の扉) Director Shinichiro Watanabe Writer Keiko Nobumoto Studio Sunrise BONES Bandai Visual[2] Released September 1, 2001 Runtime 115 min. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


On Saturday, June 8, 2002, the series was given another chance by Cartoon Network in their late-night Adult Swim block, but it was again pulled before completing its run. is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Adult Swim is the name for an adult-oriented television programming network. ...


In both American TV showings and on the American DVD release, episode 15 (Kukurus Doan's Island) was cut out. It was felt, even by Tomino,[1] that this episode was not up to par with the rest of the series and so it was never dubbed, making it into a "lost episode" of sorts. Series will stop at Episode 25 and resume after a pause. Rumors have spread that the ending has a sex scene that is erotic and nice


Novel

In 1979, before the end of the anime, Yoshiyuki Tomino himself created the first novelizations of the original Gundam anime series. The novels, issued as a series of three books, allowed him to depict his story in a more sophisticated, adult, and detailed fashion. Along with this adaptation came several major changes to the story. For example, Amuro is already a member of the Federation military at the time of the initial Zeon attack on Side 7, and the main characters in the Federation serve on the White Base-class ships Pegasus and Pegasus II rather than the Pegasus-class White Base.[2] Additionally, the war continues well into the year UC 0080 in the novels, whereas it concludes at the beginning of that year in the anime series.


Perhaps the most controversial difference between the anime series and the novels is that in the latter, Amuro Ray is killed in the final attack against the Zeonic stronghold of A Baoa Qu when his RX-78-3 is pierced through the torso by a Rick Dom's beam bazooka. This occurs as Char's unit attempts to warn him about Gihren's intention to destroy the fortress and take the Federation's offensive fleet along with it. Char Aznable and the crew of Pegasus II (White Base), along with handpicked men under Kycilia Zabi's command, make a deep penetrating attack against the Side 3 and together kill Gihren Zabi, after which Kycilia is killed by Char. Tomino later lamented that had he known that anime ending would be different and that another series would be made, he would not have killed off Amuro in the novels. Because of such significant deviations from the animated series, movies, and subsequent sequels the novels themselves are not considered canonical; however, the detailed account of past events leading up to the introduction of the mobile suit and early skirmishes of the OYW are more or less accepted in the continuity. Nonetheless, they are often enjoyed by fans because they provide a great deal of detail and help explain the philosophical underpinnings of the Gundam series.


The three novels were translated into English by Frederik Schodt and published by Del Rey Books in September, 1990. At the time, there were no officially recognized romanizations of character and mecha names, and a variety of different spellings were being used in the English-language fan community. In the original three novels, therefore, Mr. Schodt wrote the name "Char" as "Sha." "Sha" is a transliteration of the Japanese pronunciation, although Mr. Tomino later publicly confirmed at Anime Expo New York 2002 that the name was originally based on the French name Charles Aznavour, a popular French-language singer. (Interestingly, the 2004 edition of the English translation revealed that Schodt felt that the "Char" rendering "seemed too close" to Aznavour's name.) He also rendered "Zaku" as "Zak," and (after consulting with Mr. Tomino) "Jion" as "Zeon," instead of "Zion," which was in use in some circles. Some North American fans, already attached to particular spellings, took great umbrage at Schodt's renditions, forgetting that in the original Japanese most character and mecha names are in a phonetic script known as katakana, and that there were, therefore, no "official spellings." Many years later, when the Gundam series was finally licensed in North America, the rights holders did come up with a unified list of "official spellings" for English-language material, and some of these spellings include Schodt's renditions, as well as the renditions to which certain North American fans were attached. Frederik L. Schodt is an American writer, translator and interpreter, notable in manga and anime fandom for his translations of works such as Osamu Tezukas Phoenix, Tezukas Astro Boy, Riyoko Ikedas The Rose of Versailles, Keiji Nakazawas Barefoot Gen, and others. ... Charles Aznavour (Armenian: Õ‡Õ¡Õ¼Õ¬ Ô±Õ¦Õ¶Õ¡Õ¾Õ¸Ö‚Ö€; born May 22, 1924) is an Armenian-French singer, songwriter, actor and public activist. ...


In 2004, Frederik Schodt revised his original translation of the books, which had been out of print for nearly a decade. What had been a three volume set in the 1990 Del Rey edition was re-released by Stone Bridge Press as one single volume of 476 pages (with a vastly improved cover design), titled Mobile Suit Gundam: Awakening, Escalation, Confrontation. Since the rights holders in Japan by this time had created a unified (although still evolving) list of romanized character and mecha names, Schodt was able to use it, and Amuro's rival in the novel thus became "Char" and not "Sha"; the popular Zeon Mobile Suit, similarly, became "Zaku," and not "Zak".[3]


Compilation movies

Following the success of the Mobile Suit Gundam TV series, Yoshiyuki Tomino returned in 1981 and reworked the footage into three separate compilation movies. The first two movies, Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam: Soldiers of Sorrow, were released in 1981. The third movie, Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space, was released in 1982. Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


Each of the three movies is largely composed of old footage from the TV series, however Tomino felt that some things could be changed for the better. Tomino removed several aspects of the show which he felt were still too super robot-esque for the real robot series he intended Gundam to be, such as the Gundam Hammer weapon. The G-Armor upgrade parts were also completely removed and replaced in the narrative by the more realistic Core Booster support fighters, and Hayato receives a Guncannon at Jaburo to replace the disadvantaged Guntank. The third movie also includes a substantial amount of new footage expanding on the battles of Solomon and A Baoa Qu. The RX-77-2 Guncannon The RX-77-2 Guncannon was the second mobile suit design model that stemed from the Earth Federations Vinsion Project or V Project in the mecha anime Mobile Suit Gundam. ... The RX-75-4 Guntank The RX-75-4 Guntank was the first prototype Earth Federation mobile suit developed in the V Project of the anime Mobile Suit Gundam. ...


In the late 1990s, the three compilation movies were first released for directly to VHS dubbed in English with a different vocal cast from the later English dub of the TV show, which makes them them among the first Gundam works released in English. The movies were released again in North America on May 7, 2002 in DVD format, available separately or in a boxed set. But these are available only with Japanese audio with English subtitles. This DVD boxset is identical to the 20th anniversary release of the movie compilation DVDs. The original voice cast members rerecorded their lines with the exception of those who were deceased. The 20th anniversary release is digitally remastered but many of the sound effects are replaced, most notably the futuristic gun sounds being replaced by louder machine gun sound effects. Also, the music soundtrack, while not remixed is rearranged and in some cases removed from some scenes. The vocal songs are rearranged also, especially in the closing credits of the second and third movies. is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Contrary to previous claims made by Yoshiyuki Tomino that the original mono mix was in too poor of a condition to use on the original DVD release,[4] Bandai Visual has announced the re-release of the Mobile Suit Gundam movies on DVD from new HD masters and with the original, theatrical, mono audio mix. This box set is scheduled for release in Japan on December 21, 2007.[5][6] Yoshiyuki Tomino , born November 5, 1941) is a Japanese anime creator, director, screenwriter and novelist. ... Tin plate toy car by Bandai Bandai is a Japanese toy making company. ... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Manga

Mobile Suit Gundam manga, namely Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 and Gundam:The Origin are published in English by Viz Communications. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Viz, LLC, headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a major American manga publisher. ...


Characters

From left to right, top: Kai Shiden, Ryu Jose, Amuro Ray, Fraw Bow, Sayla Mass, Mirai Yashima and Bright Noa; bottom: Hayato Kobayashi, Katz Hawin, Letz Cofan and Kikka Kitamoto.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 267 KB) Summary Characters from Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 267 KB) Summary Characters from Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Kai Shiden was one of the supporting characters in the classic anime TV series Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Ryu Jose is a fictional character from the 1979 anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Amuro Ray ) is a fictional character from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam and its sequels, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Chars Counterattack, voiced by Tōru Furuya (Japanese), Brad Swaile (English dub of the original TV series and Chars Counterattack), Dylan Tully (English dub of Movies I... Fraw Bow, as seen in Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Sayla Mass ) is a fictional character from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam, voiced by You Inoue (Japanese) and Alaina Burnett (English). ... Mirai Yashima, as seen in Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Bright Noa ) is a character from the anime series Gundam. ... Hayato Kobayashi (小林隼人 ハヤト・コバヤシ Hayato Kobayashi) was a character who first appeared in the anime TV series Mobile Suit Gundam. ...

Earth Federation

Further information: see main article Earth Federation
Principality of Zeon, from left to right: Giren Zabi, Dozle Zabi, Degwin Sodo Zabi, Kishiria Zabi, Garma Zabi and Char Aznable.

The flag of the Earth Federation Government. ... Amuro Ray ) is a fictional character from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam and its sequels, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Chars Counterattack, voiced by Tōru Furuya (Japanese), Brad Swaile (English dub of the original TV series and Chars Counterattack), Dylan Tully (English dub of Movies I... Bright Noa ) is a character from the anime series Gundam. ... Fraw Bow, as seen in Mobile Suit Gundam. ... In the original Mobile Suit Gundam, General Revil (Also referred to as Admiral Revil) was one of the leading Federations Space Force commanders. ... The 1st Haro in U.C. 0079, with its creator Amuro Haro ) is the mechanical mascot of the Gundam science fiction anime series, and is the only character that appears in more than one timeline. ... Hayato Kobayashi (小林隼人 ハヤト・コバヤシ Hayato Kobayashi) was a character who first appeared in the anime TV series Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Kai Shiden was one of the supporting characters in the classic anime TV series Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Ensign Matilda Ajan was one of the minor characters in the classic anime TV series Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Mirai Yashima, as seen in Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Ryu Jose is a fictional character from the 1979 anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Sayla Mass ) is a fictional character from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam, voiced by You Inoue (Japanese) and Alaina Burnett (English). ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Tem Ray is a character from the fictional Gundam science fiction anime universe, and is the father of Amuro Ray. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 266 KB) Summary Characters (Principality of Zeon) from Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 266 KB) Summary Characters (Principality of Zeon) from Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Zeons Emblem In the TV anime Mobile Suit Gundam (Universal Century series) universe, Zeon can refer to the Republic of Zeon, the Principality of Zeon or Neo-Zeon. ... The portrait of Gihren Zabi, art by Yasuhiko Yoshikazu. ... In the fictional Mobile Suit Gundam series, Dozle Zabi is the second oldest son of Degwin Sodo Zabi and the Principality of Zeons Space Attack Force Commander. ... Degwin Sodo Zabi ) is a fictional character in the anime Mobile Suit Gundam universe. ... Kishiria Zabi In the fictional Mobile Suit Gundam series, Kishiria Zabi (or Kycilia Zabi) (キシリア・ザビ) was the only daughter of Degwin Sodo Zabi. ... In the fictional universe of Mobile Suit Gundam, Garma Zabi (ガルマ ザビ) is the youngest son of Sovereign Degwin Sodo Zabi. ... Char Aznable ) is a fictional character, and often one of the main antagonists from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam, its sequels Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Chars Counterattack, voiced by Shuichi Ikeda (Japanese), Michael Kopsa (English dub of original series and Chars Counterattack), David Lucas (Mobile Suit...

Principality of Zeon

Further information: see main article Zeon

Zeons Emblem In the TV anime Mobile Suit Gundam (Universal Century series) universe, Zeon can refer to the Republic of Zeon, the Principality of Zeon or Neo-Zeon. ... Char Aznable ) is a fictional character, and often one of the main antagonists from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam, its sequels Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Chars Counterattack, voiced by Shuichi Ikeda (Japanese), Michael Kopsa (English dub of original series and Chars Counterattack), David Lucas (Mobile Suit... Crowley Hamon was a character in the classic anime TV series Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Degwin Sodo Zabi ) is a fictional character in the anime Mobile Suit Gundam universe. ... In the fictional Mobile Suit Gundam series, Dozle Zabi is the second oldest son of Degwin Sodo Zabi and the Principality of Zeons Space Attack Force Commander. ... In the fictional universe of Mobile Suit Gundam, Garma Zabi (ガルマ ザビ) is the youngest son of Sovereign Degwin Sodo Zabi. ... The portrait of Gihren Zabi, art by Yasuhiko Yoshikazu. ... Kishiria Zabi In the fictional Mobile Suit Gundam series, Kishiria Zabi (or Kycilia Zabi) (キシリア・ザビ) was the only daughter of Degwin Sodo Zabi. ... Lalah Sune in U.C. 0079 Lalah Sune (ララァ・スン) is a fictional character from the anime series Gundam, voiced by Keiko Han. ... MQuve is a fictional character appearing in Mobile Suit Gundams Universal Century (U.C.) timeline. ... Lieutenant Ramba Ral was a character in the classic anime TV series Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Emblem for Black Tri-Stars The Black Tri-Stars (黒い三連星) were a three-man ace pilot team in the classic anime TV series Mobile Suit Gundam. ...

Weapons and support units

The Anime series Mobile Suit Gundam consist of two military factions each utilizing different machines of war, although the series is famous for its Mobile Suits, there are other military units like space battleships, carriers, tanks and fighters as well. ...

Opening and ending songs

Opening:

  • Tobe! Gundam (Fly! Gundam) by Koh Ikeda (TV series)

Ending:

  • Eien Ni Amuro (Forever Amuro) by Koh Ikeda (TV series)
  • Suna no Juujika (Cross of Sand) by Takajin Yashiki (Movie I)
  • Ai Senshi (Soldiers of Sorrow) by Daisuke Inoue (Movie II)
  • Meguriai (Encounters) by Daisuke Inoue (Movie III)

Note: On Cartoon Network's Toonami and Adult Swim airings, much shorter opening and ending sequences, 45 seconds long, were used in place of the Japanese TV openings and endings. These opening and ending sequences are also used in the Bandai releases from Volume 4-10. Takajin Yashiki ) (October 5, 1949 -) — whose real name is also Takajin Yashiki, but written in kanji ) — is a musician and television celebrity from Osaka in Kansai, Japan. ...


Cast

Character Japanese Actor English Actor (Series) English Actor (Movies)
Amuro Ray Toru Furuya Brad Swaile Michael Lindsay
Char Aznable Shuichi Ikeda Michael Kopsa Steven Blum
Bright Noah Hirotaka Suzuoki Chris Kalhoon Wheat St. James
Mirai Yashima Fuyumi Shiraishi Cathy Weseluck Leslie Buhr
Sayla Mass You Inoue Alaina Burnett Olivia Bardeau
Fraw Bow Rumiko Ukai Kristie Marsden Melissa Fahn
Kai Shiden Toshio Furukawa Richard Ian Cox Christy Mathewson
Hayato Kobayashi Kiyonobu Suzuki Matt Smith Richard Cansino
Ryu Jose Shozo Iizuka Ward Perry Unknown
Lalah Sune Han Keiko Willow Johnson Lia Sargent
Garma Zabi Katsuji Mori Brian Dobson Unknown
Kishiria Zabi Mami Koyama Michelle Porter Bambi Darro
Dozle Zabi Daisuke Gohri French Tickner Peter Spellos
Degwin Zabi Ichiro Nagai Chris Schneider Elliot Reynolds
Ramba Ral Masashi Hirose John Payne Michael McConnohie
Crowley Hamon Yumi Nakatani Lenore Zann Dian Andrews

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Gundam the Ride: A Baoa Qu

Gundam the Ride: A Baoa Qu was an amusement park attraction at the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park located in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. Theme park redirects here. ... Fuji-Q Highland (富士急ハイランド) is an amusement park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. ... Fujiyoshida (富士吉田市; -shi) is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū. Fujiyoshida was founded on March 20, 1951. ...


Gundam the Ride, which opened to the public on July 20, 2000, was based on Mobile Suit Gundam. Set during the final chaotic Battle of A Baoa Qu on December 31, Universal Century 0079, Gundam the Ride places its riders in the place of civilian passengers onboard an Escape Launch Shuttle about to leave the battleship Suruga en route to Side 6. Of course once the Escape Launch leaves the Suruga it is immediately caught up in the tumult of war and must be escorted to safety by two GM pilots, Earth Federation Forces aces and members of the notorious "Jack the Halloween" Team, Jack Bayard and Adam Stingray. is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... A Baoa Qu In Mobile Suit Gundam, the space fortress A Baoa Qu (Japanese: ) was Zeons last defense line in the One Year War of the Universal Century for the Principality of Zeon. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Universal Century (or UC for short) is one of the timelines of the Gundam anime metaseries. ... The mass production RGM-79 GM mobile suit. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


The animation of Gundam the Ride used mostly computer graphics to create the large and engrossing space battles and mobile suits. However, all instances where a human character appears on screen while talking to the riders were created by hand-drawn cel animation, similar to the style current Gundam video games are done in. All of the character designs for Gundam the Ride were done by Mikimoto Haruhiko. This article is about the scientific discipline of computer graphics. ... Traditional animation, sometimes also called cel animation or hand-drawn animation, is the oldest and historically the most popular form of animation. ... Haruhiko Mikimoto (美樹本 晴彦 Mikimoto Haruhiko) is a manga writer and anime character designer. ...


Like most themed rides Gundam the Ride had its own themed gift shop, called Gundam Mania, which was staffed by people dressed as Gundam characters. At the time of its opening Gundam Mania was the largest Gundam shop ever built, although it no longer holds that position. This gift shop sells vast amounts of Gundam-related merchandise, including t-shirts, model kits, videos and DVDs, various toys, and Gundam-themed snacks, as well as some unique merchandise which is produced exclusively for Gundam the Ride.


The Halloween team, as well as the Escape Launch, make a cameo appearance in the video game "Encounters in Space" while the player (playing as Amuro Ray in his Gundam) is making his way through the Dolos.


The ride closed on January 8, 2007. is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Video games

(For the list below, only video games featuring mobile suits appeared in One Year War, or related variations) . ... An MS-07B3 Gouf Custom (right) engages in battle with a RX-79[G] Mass-Pro Gundam Ground Type. ...


There have been many video games based on or with mobile suits from the original Gundam series. Of these, the following have crossed the border into North America: Computer and video games redirects here. ...

  • Gundam Battle Assault (PlayStation [PS1])
  • Gundam Battle Assault 2 (PS1)
  • Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise From the Ashes (Dreamcast)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo (PlayStation 2 [PS2])
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeonic Front (PS2)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space (PS2)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam VS Series(Arcade, PS2, DC, GameCube)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire (Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight in Japan) (PlayStation 3 [PS3])
  • MS Saga: A New Dawn (Mobile Suit Gundam: True Odyssey in Japan) (PS2)
  • Dynasty Warriors Gundam (Gundam Mosou in Japan) (Xbox 360, PS3)

Current generation games that have been unreleased in countries outside Japan include: Gundam: Battle Assault is a series of fighting games released for the PlayStation, Playstation 2 and Gameboy Advance. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... The Dreamcast , code-named White Belt, Black Belt, Dural, Dricas, Vortex, Katana, Shark and Guppy during development) is Segas final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... PS2 redirects here. ... The Dreamcast , code-named Dural, Dricas and Katana during development) is Segas fifth and final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... Dynasty Warriors: Gundam ) is a video game based on the extremely popular Gundam anime series. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ...

  • Mobile Suit Gundam (1993 arcade game) (Arcade)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield (Arcade)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Spirits of Zeon ~Dual Stars of Carnage~ (Arcade)
  • Quiz Mobile Suit Gundam: Monsenshi (Arcade, with its DX version on PSP)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Giren's Greed: Blood of Zeon (SS, PS2, PSP)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles (PS2)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax UC (PS2)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The One Year War (also referred to as Project Pegasus) (PS2)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Path of the Soldiers (also referred to as Ace Pilot) (GameCube)
  • Gundam Battle Tactics (PSP)
  • Gundam Battle Royale (PSP)
  • SD Gundam G-Generation (PS1)
  • SD Gundam G-Generation Zero (PS1)
  • SD Gundam G-Generation F (PS1)
  • SD Gundam G-Generation F-If (PS1) (Expansion pack to G-Generation F)
  • SD Gundam G-Generation Neo (PS2)
  • SD Gundam G-Generation Advance (Game Boy Advance [GBA])
  • SD Gundam G-Generation DS (Nintendo DS)
  • SD Gundam G-Generation Cross Drive(DS)
  • SD Gundam G-Generation G-Spirits(PS2, to be released)
  • SD Gundam G-Generation SEED (PS2) (Primarily focuses on Mobile Suit Gundam SEED storyline)
  • SD Gundam G-Generation Portable (PSP)
  • SD Gundam SCAD Hammers (Wii)

Note: The various Mobile Suit Gundam series are always featured in the "Real Robot" side of the Super Robot Taisen/Wars series of games, except in original-exclusive series like Original Generation Series or Cybuster, in addition, Universal Century's Gundam always take part in all SRW series, except the most recent-two, SRWJ and SRWW, which Gundam SEED series,G Gundam, and Endless Waltz take over the role of Gundam side. The Sega Saturn ) is a 32-bit video game console, first released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America and July 8, 1995 in Europe. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... Cover to The Project Pegasus Saga TPB Project: Pegasus is a fictional scientific base in the Marvel Comics universe which has been the location of a variety of stories for superheroes and supervillains, most notably in the title Marvel Two-in-One. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... Gundam Battle Tactics (Kidou Senshi Gandamu Battul Takutiksu) Released September 22 2005, is a third-person action/mech-combat simulation game for the Sony Playstation Portable, based off Japans long running mech based series, Gundam. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... “GBA” redirects here. ... NDS redirects here. ... Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ), shortened to Gundam SEED, is an anime television series by Sunrise and Bandai Visual. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... Super Robot Taisen Judgement (Also known as Super Robot Taisen J, Super Robot Wars J, et al) is a turn-based strategy video game released for the Game Boy Advance by Banpresto in 2005. ... Super Robot Wars W (スーパーロボット大戦 W , Supā Robotto Taisen W) is part of the Super Robot Wars franchise and was published for the Nintendo DS by Banpresto. ... Title of the series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED (or Gundam Seed) is an anime television series from Japan. ... Mobile Fighter G Gundam ), or G Gundam, is an anime series set in the Future Century timeline of the Gundam metaseries. ...


See also

Variation models:

The Mobile Suit Variations, simply known as MSV to fans, are variations on the mechanical designs seen in the anime Mobile Suit Gundam; specifically those of the Universal Century during a period known as the One Year War. ... Mobile Suit X, or MS-X for short, is a series of new mecha designs, and variations on standard anime mecha designs, from the Mobile Suit Gundam animated series. ...

Trivia

  • Tomino's original concept for the series was considerably much more grim, with Amuro dying halfway through the series, and the crew of the White Base having to ally with Char (who is given a red Gundam), but finally having to battle him after he takes control of the Principality of Zeon. The original concept found expression in a series of novels written by Tomino soon after the show's conclusion, and elements of the storyline weaved themselves into Zeta Gundam and Char's Counterattack.
  • The reason that the episode "Kukurus Doan's Island" was removed from the English-Language version of the series was that it was cut at the request of Yoshiyuki Tomino himself. He felt that the episode's story was substandard. On the other hand, Doan appears (possibly also the plot episode) in the game SD Gundam G Generation Advance. You can also fight Doan in his Zaku II, in the video game Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation Vs. Zeon. Also, this episode was not withheld from the Japanese box set that was released in December of 2006.[7]
  • Originally, the design for the Gundam by Tomino and Kunio Okawara had the Gundam colored a uniform low-visibility gray. The show's sponsors, looking for a marketable toy line, prevailed upon the two to give the Gundam its arresting (if illogical) white, red, blue and gold scheme. A later retcon explained the colors by making them a demonstration/test scheme that was never repainted. In the novels, Amuro's first Gundam was completely white with some red, supposedly reminiscent of an X-Wing color scheme, and instead of the Gundam being upgraded with magnetic coated joints, Amuro was simply given a new one - the G3, which was colored a uniform low-visibility gray.
  • The final episodes (encompassing the battles of Solomon and A Baoa Q) were originally planned to be more elaborate, with exotic Zeon mecha defending the fortresses. Budget cuts scrapped the episodes (and the designs) although at least two (the Dom-like Dowdage and Gelgoog-Like Galbaldy ) do become resurrected for Zeta Gundam and Gundam ZZ.
  • The positions in which the colonies (sides) are located in orbit are lagrange points are based on real scientific theory. While the colonies (sides) are based on the O'Neill Cylinder theory.
  • In Another Century's Episode 3, the Gundam is present, having some of the best armor and attack in the game.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... One-time rivals Amuro Ray and Char Aznable, new hero Kamille Bidan and the Zeta Gundam. ... Mobile Suit Gundam: Chars Counterattack is an anime movie set in the primary (UC) timeline of Gundam, taking place in UC0093. ... The anime TV series Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ or Mobile Suit Gundam Double Zeta ) aired on Japanese TV from 1986–1987, was the third Gundam series, and a direct followup to Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. ... In celestial mechanics, the Lagrangian points, (also Lagrange point, L-point, or libration point) are the five stationary solutions of the circular restricted three-body problem. ... A pair of ONeill cylinders The ONeill cylinder is a space habitat design proposed by physicist Gerard K. ONeill in his book, The High Frontier. ... Another Centurys Episode 3: The Final, abbreviated as A.C.E.3, is a mecha action video game produced by Banpresto and developed by From Software. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.animeondvd.com/conitem.php?item=180 ("I asked that it would be skipped. There is a reason, but since the staff is still alive I can't answer it. It’s a long story.")
  2. ^ Tomino, Yoshiyuki (2004). Mobile Suit Gundam. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press, 11. ISBN 1-880656-86-8. 
  3. ^ Tomino, Yoshiyuki (2004). Mobile Suit Gundam. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press, 470-473. ISBN 1-880656-86-8. 
  4. ^ http://www.animejump.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=40&page=1 ("The sound quality of the recordings that remain from First Gundam is quite poor at this time. Because of this, there was no other way but to re-record the First Gundam movies, including the addition of new music. So there would be no possibility of having the original soundtrack released in the United States.")
  5. ^ http://product.bandaivisual.co.jp/web_service/shop_product_info.asp?item_no=BCBA-3107
  6. ^ http://aeug.blogspot.com/2007_07_01_archive.html#5783743175328079764
  7. ^ http://www.gundam.jp/story/story03.html

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And here she is sitting inside a Mobile Suit, preparing for yet another war between the forces of Earth, and those on the space colonies established in the void that surrounds our solar system.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Ecole Du Ciel is an intriguing addition to the internationally acclaimed SF saga.
Listen to how different the "room tone" is between the interior of the Mobile Suits and the Hover Tank, and then of course, that spectacular ending where the fade out is cued to the frame where the sun is blocked by the trail of smoke.
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Audiences were expecting another giant robot show, and instead found MS Gundam, the first work of anime in an entirely new genre, the mecha drama or the 'real robot' genre as opposed to the 'super robot' genre.
Mobile Suit Gundam was aired in its complete form, all 43 episodes, by the anime television network, Animax, across Japan and later its respective networks worldwide, including Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America, and other regions.
Mobile Suit Gundam manga, namely Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 and Gundam:The Origin are published in English by Viz Communications.
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