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Encyclopedia > Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
機動戦士Zガンダム
(Mobile Suit Z Gundam)
Genre Drama, Mecha, Military, Science Fiction
TV anime
Director Yoshiyuki Tomino
Studio Sunrise
Network Animax, Nagoya Broadcasting Network
Original run March 2, 1985February 22, 1986
Episodes 50
Manga
Publisher Flag of Japan Kodansha
Serialized in Comic Bon Bon
Original run 1994
Volumes 3
Animated movie: Zeta Gundam A New Translation: Heirs to the Stars
Director Yoshiyuki Tomino
Studio Sunrise
Released May 28, 2005
Runtime 94 minutes
Animated movie: Zeta Gundam A New Translation II: Lovers
Director Yoshiyuki Tomino
Studio Sunrise
Released October 29, 2005
Runtime 90 minutes
Animated movie: Zeta Gundam A New Translation III: Love is the Pulse of the Stars
Director Yoshiyuki Tomino
Studio Sunrise
Released March 4, 2006
Runtime 99 minutes

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (機動戦士Zガンダム Kidō Senshi Zēta Gandamu?) (aired 19851986) was a televised anime, one of Gundam series and a sequel to the original Mobile Suit Gundam. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links ZGundam. ... 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. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... The head office of Kodansha Kodansha Limited ) is the largest Japanese publisher of literature and manga, headquartered in (Bunkyo), 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 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the 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 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the 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 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about fictional weapons from the Gundam series. ... This article is about Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Animé redirects here. ... This article is about the anime series. ... For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... Mobile Suit Gundam ) is a televised anime series, created by Sunrise. ...


The show was written and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, with character designs by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, while the series' mechanical designs were split amongst Kunio Okawara, Mamoru Nagano, and Kazumi Fujita. Yoshiyuki Tomino , born November 5, 1941) is a Japanese anime creator, director, screenwriter and novelist. ... 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. ... Nagano Mamoru (永野 護 , born January 21, 1960) has used his talents in mechanical design to bring new styles and concepts to the mecha genre. ... Kazumi Fujita is a Japanese Mecha Designer who has worked on several Anime series and some video games notably Zeta Gundam, Gaogaigar Final, and Quo Vadis 2. ...


The series was originally aired by Nagoya Broadcasting Network (and its sister ANN stations), rerun on the anime satellite television network, Animax, across Japan and later its respective networks worldwide, including Southeast Asia, East Asia, Latin America, and other regions. Nagoya Broadcasting Network Co. ... ANN may mean: Artificial Neural Network All Night Nippon All-Nippon News Network This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 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. ... East Asia Geographic East Asia. ... 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. ...

Contents

Distinctive features

Several features of Zeta Gundam depart from the original series:

  • The first Gundam series was initially about the personal lives of the main characters. Viewers gradually learned about the political landscape where the story took place. From the first episode, Zeta Gundam displays a major conflict between political and ideological factions.
  • The Earth Federation's elite Titans task force emerge as the totalitarian parallel to what the Principality of Zeon was in the original show, contrary to the Federation's previous role in Mobile Suit Gundam. The Federation has become weak and corrupt under control of the Titans' leaders. Consequently, alliances and affiliations shift: Amuro Ray, Bright Noa, Hayato Kobayashi, Kai Shiden, and Quattro Bajeena (Char Aznable) — former rivals from the previous series — now fight on the same side as the AEUG-Karaba alliance against the oppressive Titans.
  • Char Aznable plays the role of mentor to new protagonist and lead character Kamille Bidan, effectively becoming the second lead character. This mentor-protege relationship plays a great role in shaping Kamille from an emotionally vulnerable, angst-ridden teenager to a true soldier. Kamille returns only three times in Zeta Gundam's direct sequel as he spends most of the series confined to a wheelchair do to his end of Zeta fight with Paptimus Scirocco.
  • Untraditional to the Gundam legacy, the Gryps Conflict develops into a three-way war between AEUG, Titans, and later, Haman Karn's Axis Zeon, which culminated in the final battle Operation Maelstrom. This element of setting is later seen again in 2002's Gundam SEED as a three-way conflict between Earth Alliance, ZAFT, and Orb Union, as well as in 1996's After War Gundam X with the protagonists, the Vultures, intervening between the New United Nations Earth and the Space Revolutionary Army.
  • There is an extremely high number of casualties on all sides, including many main characters, this coupled with Tomino's earliar work on Space Runaway Ideon earns him the nickname Kill'em all Tomino. Later Tomino works such as Mobile Suit Victory Gundam go on to firmly cement this fan-made title.
  • This is the first animated Gundam production to feature more than one Gundam mobile suit. There are Six Gundams throughout this series: three Gundam Mark II's, the Psyco Gundam, Psyco Gundam Mark II, and Zeta Gundam itself. Some have argued that the Hyaku Shiki should also be classified as a Gundam unit)though officially it is not recognized as such.
  • Although the titular mobile suit is the Zeta Gundam, it does not appear until about halfway through the series, and the lead character Kamille Bidan pilots the Gundam Mk-II in the first half of the series.
  • This show is the first and only Gundam animated television show that has receive a full length sequel (ZZ Gundam).
  • A large majority of the mobile suits in this series, including the titular mobile suit itself, are transformable into flight-oriented MA modes (such as the Zeta Gundam's "Waverider" mode and the Psyco Gundam's "Mobile Fortress" mode), unlike any of the suits from the original. This was later incorporated into other Gundam series, most notably New Mobile Report Gundam Wing in which the eponymous XXXG-01W Wing Gundam transforms into a "bird" mode.
  • A majority of the elements of 2004's Gundam SEED Destiny were taken and/or inspired from Zeta Gundam, such as the plotline, character roles, and mobile suit design. For example, The Murasame is intended to a homage design to the original Zeta Gundam, several other examples include the relationship between protagonist Shinn Asuka, and Stella Loussier, along with the Phantom Pain unit being similliar to the Titans.
  • Of the four Gundam television series that take place in Universal Century, (Mobile Suit Gundam, Zeta Gundam, ZZ Gundam and Victory Gundam), Zeta Gundam is the only show that does not incorporate the Core Block System with its Gundams, where the Gundams break apart and reveal a hidden Core Fighter doubling as the cockpit. Instead it uses a fully-transformable system, which was inspired by Heavy Metal L. GAIM, which was a series that lead mecha designer Kunio Okawara worked on before Zeta Gundam.

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Synopsis

It is U.C.0087, seven years after the end of the One Year War. After the events of Operation Stardust (Gundam 0083), the Earth Federation establishes an elite counter-insurgency division called the Titans to hunt down the remaining pockets of Zeon remnants. The Titans become overzealous in their mission, start resorting to brutal methods to achieive their goals, and become nothing more than ruthless tyrants with an ambition to rule the Earth Sphere. Two anti-Titans resistance groups, the AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group) and their earth-bound counterparts Karaba (led by Mobile Suit Gundam's Hayato Kobayashi), form to unite the various existing small forces in the struggle against Titans. Their members consist of renegade soldiers of the Earth Federal forces, former soldiers of Principality of Zeon, and militia from space colonies. Most notable is Bright Noa, who returns as captain of the assault cruiser Argama, the flagship of AEUG space fleet, and Quattro Bajeena, who is really the legendary ace pilot, the "Red Comet". An MS-07B3 Gouf Custom (right) engages in battle with a RX-79[G] Mass-Pro Gundam Ground Type. ... Operation Stardust is the name of a fictional conflict, set in the Universal Century from the anime Gundam metaseries. ... Gundam 0083 is an anime series about the story that covers the battles of Operation Stardust from the point of view of Kou Uraki (Uraki Kō), a test pilot who becomes the pilot of Gundam Unit 1, attached to the ship Albion in order to pursue Anavel Gato, the Nightmare... 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. ... 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. ... In the anime Zeta Gundam, the Argama (first of the Argama class), Captain Bright Noahs flagship, is a successor to the original Pegasus-class mobile suit carrier. ... Char Aznable, as he appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam: Chars Counterattack Char Aznable (シャア・アズナブル) is a fictional character from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam and its sequels, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Chars Counterattack, voiced by Shuichi Ikeda. ...


Kamille Bidan is a troubled civilian youngster from Side 7's Green Noa 1 colony. His personal resentment towards the Titans results in him joining the AEUG. Quattro takes Kamille under his wings and becomes his mentor. The series also sees the partnership and cooperation between Kamille and Amuro, and the tension between Amuro and Char. Behind the frontline, the resistance group AEUG and Karaba are supported by many companies on Earth and in space, particularly the moon-based corporations. Besides financial support, the lunar manufacturing giant Anaheim Electronics also provides logistics and technical supports for AEUG, including spaceships, mobile suits, and munitions. This is a list of locations from the Universal Century timeline of the fictional anime Gundam metaseries. ... Anaheim Electronics is a fictional civilian manufacturing company that appeared in the Universal Century timeline of the Gundam anime metaseries. ...


The series begins Quattro Bajeena raids the Titans military base in Green Noa 1 to acquire intelligence on a new mobile suit prototype, the "Black Gundams". Kamille, a hot-headed Newtype dissident, is caught up in the raid and helps AEUG steal the Mark-II. Eventually, he joins the AEUG, initially as the Mark-II pilot, then as the pilot of the new Ζ Gundam (made by Anaheim Electronics and based on Kamille's own design). Hayato Kobayashi and Amuro Ray meet up with them shortly after the AEUG descends on Earth to attack the Jaburo base but Amuro won't return to space. Both will stay on Earth with Karaba while Hayato's son, Katz, goes to space with Quattro. Mobile Suit (MS in short): Space Utility Instrumental Tactical Mobile Suits are humanoid weapon systems in the Gundam anime series. ... RX-178 Gundam Mk-II (AEUG colors) This article is about a fictional weapon from the Universal Century timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. ... 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. ... 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...


Things are complicated further as Paptimus Scirocco, a "contract killer"/mobile suit developer from the Jupiter Energy Fleet (who, unbeknownst to his government handlers, is an extremely powerful Newtype) executes his own plan. He secretly conducts a coup d'état and takes over the Titans as part of his ambition to dominate the Earth Sphere. The war between Titans and AEUG will soon escalate as Haman Karn, the true leader of Axis Zeon, joins the war as well, leading to a three-way war. In the beginning, it is not clear which side the Axis Zeon is, as Haman's cunning plan is to play AEUG and Titans against each other and take advantage of the damage from the clash between them. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Coup redirects here. ... Haman Karn (pronounced ha-mon kahn(dub)) is a fictional character from the anime series Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and its sequel Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, voiced by Yoshiko Sakakibara. ...


Compilation movies: A New Translation

In celebration of Gundam's 25th anniversary (and also the 20th anniversary of Zeta Gundam), the 50-episode series was compiled into a new movie trilogy. According to Tomino, the movie series was created to fix some of the problems he identified in the Zeta TV series and to bring the 20-year-old series into a 21st century context for the new generation now experiencing the increasingly commercialized series such as Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. The first movie, "Heirs to the Stars", opened on May 28, 2005, followed by "Lovers" on October 29, 2005, and "Love is the Pulse of the Stars" on March 6, 2006. The movies were a surprising hit, and went on to make almost 2 billion yen in box office revenue in total. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Commercialization is the process of introducing a new product into the market. ... Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ), shortened to Gundam SEED, is an anime television series by Sunrise and Bandai Visual. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ...


The compilations digitally remastered the TV series of Zeta Gundam with new footage. 33% of the first film was remastered footage, as well as around 70% of the second. Plot details such as the Argama's visit to the colony of 30 Bunch were changed to allow the film to flow more smoothly, unlike Tomino's previous Gundam film compilations. Also, other than Haman Karn's custom-type Gaza-C, some mobile suits belongs to that period which are designed after the TV version is also put into the movies, like GM Quel (Gundam 0083) as well as Gundam Hazel TR-1 (Advance of Zeta) The mass production RGM-79 GM mobile suit. ... Gundam 0083 is an anime series about the story that covers the battles of Operation Stardust from the point of view of Kou Uraki (Uraki Kō), a test pilot who becomes the pilot of Gundam Unit 1, attached to the ship Albion in order to pursue Anavel Gato, the Nightmare...


Like the Mobile Suit Gundam movie trilogy, the majority of the original cast of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam reprised their roles for these theatrical versions — with the exception of Satomi Arai replacing Miyuki Matsuoka as Fa Yuiry, Yukana Nogami replacing Saeko Shimazu as Four Murasame, Yuu Asakawa replacing Kayoko Fujii as Rosamia Badam, and Chizuru Ikewaki (Lovers)/Kaori Shimamura (Love is the Pulse of the Stars) replacing Yuko Mizutani as Sarah Zabiarov. Arai Satomi (新井里美, July 4, 1980 -) is a seiyu from Chiba prefecture. ... Yukana Nogami (野上ゆかな Nogami Yukana, born on 6 January 1975 in Chiba, Chiba) is a seiyÅ« who in recent years has been working only by her given name, Yukana. ... Saeko Shimazu , born September 8, 1959) is a seiyÅ« (voice actor) who was born in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Four Murasame is a fictional character from the anime series Mobile Suit Z Gundam. ... Yu Asakawa (浅川 悠 Asakawa Yū, born March 20, 1975) is a popular voice actress (seiyū) in Japan. ... Ikewaki Chizuru (池脇千鶴 born 21 November 1981 in Higashiosaka, Osaka) is a Japanese actress. ... Yuko Mizutani (æ°´è°· 優子 Mizutani YÅ«ko, born November 4, 1964) is a seiyÅ« who was born in Aichi. ...


One of the largest changes created by the movies is the ending, which changes the Universal Century timeline considerably by removing the Axis Zeon from the Earth Sphere. This results in the displacement of the original sequel to Zeta, ZZ Gundam, as well as the follow-up movie Char's Counterattack. In addition, as contrast to the original TV series, Kamille does not mentally break down due to Scirocco's mind-crippling attack. This change contributed greatly to the success at the box office since Gundam fans were curious about the new ending (though it is an expected ending from Tomino's previous comment on the movies). 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. ... Mobile Suit Gundam: Chars Counterattack is an anime movie set in the primary (UC) timeline of Gundam, taking place in UC0093. ...


The trilogy performed exceptionally well in the Japanese box office, far more so than previous efforts by a Gundam series as well as many high profile animated films such as Steamboy. This success is even more remarkable considering the film is shown in a more limited number of theaters than usual. Heirs to the Stars, the first film of A New Translation, came in 3rd place at the box office on its opening week, and the second film Lovers received similar success. One possibility for this startling success is the recent wave of nostalgia, which desires a return to the serious story-telling style of older anime. However, a good deal of New Translation's viewing demographic are of a younger generation, ranging from the late teens to early twenties. Steamboy ) is a Japanese anime film, produced by Sunrise, and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, his second major anime release, following Akira. ... Look up nostalgia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Even more surprising is the rather high amount of female viewers, reaching 30% of the overall viewing audience. Although the core demographic is 20- to 32-year-old males still, many see this as a reminder of just how well crafted the original Gundam series were. Tomino himself, who had been wrought with a recent string of financially failed series, posted a personal "Thank you" to fans and casual moviegoers alike on A New Translation's official website.


In 2006, Bandai Entertainment acquired the rights to the U.S release of the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation movie trilogy. The movies themselves are pending release. Bandai Entertainment, Inc. ...


US DVD release

In 2004, after almost 2 years of delays and failed TV and merchandising deals, Bandai released a limited edition Zeta Gundam box set with both dubbed English and original Japanese audio tracks. The English dub was done by the prolific Canadian company, Ocean Group. This article is about the Japanese toy manufacturer. ... Ocean Group is an organization located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that purchases anime for English dubbing. ...


Due to Bandai not having rights to the theme songs outside of Asia, the opening and closing sequences were altered. The English subtitles were criticized as inaccurate, and appeared to be based on the script for the English dub, rather than a direct translation of the original Japanese script. Bandai corrected the subtitles to a properly translated version for the later DVD release in 5 cases with 2 discs each, but has never officially recalled or offered to replace the box-set discs.


The box-set included pencil sharpener collectibles and a 48-page booklet and poster.


Each DVD in the Bandai Region 2 release contains five episodes as opposed to the standard three to six usually seen in single box releases.


Trivia

  • Love is the Pulse of the Stars was Hirotaka Suzuoki's last role as Bright Noa in the Gundam series. Suzuoki died of lung cancer on August 6, 2006 at the age of 56.
  • Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam established the eventual trend of the lead pilot, with some exceptions, getting a generally-improved Gundam as main mobile suit at some point of the series, as contrast to the first Gundam series. This idea was probably extracted from Tomino's original novelisation, which had Amuro replace the RX-78-2 Gundam with the Gundam G3.
  • Apparently, the mecha design of the Zeta Gundam itself was a competition among the series designers, with Kazumi Fujita eventually winning the competition, leading to his distinctive Zeta Gundam being animated. However, rejected designs for the Zeta Gundam were animated once they were reworked, examples being the Hyaku Shiki and the Psycho Gundam.

Hirotaka Suzuoki ) (March 6, 1950 - August 6, 2006) was a male seiyū and actor from Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture who graduated from Tokyo Keizai University. ... Bright Noa ) is a character from the anime series Gundam. ... Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. ...

Opening, ending and insert songs

TV series

The melodies of the TV series' two opening themes and sole ending theme were written by American pop singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka. "Zeta - Toki wo Koete" was based upon the song "Better Days are Coming" from Sedaka's 1972 album Solitaire, while "Hoshizora no Believe" was adapted from the song "Bad and Beautiful" from the 1976 album Steppin' Out. Additionally, "Mizu no Hoshi e Ai wo Komete" was derived from an unreleased song entitled "For Us to Decide". For copyright reasons, these songs do not appear on the US DVD release. Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American pop singer, pianist, and songwriter often associated with the Brill Building. ...


Opening:

  • Zeta - Toki wo Koete (Z・刻をこえて; Zeta - Transcending Times) by Mami Ayukawa (Eps. 1-24)
  • Mizu no Hoshi e Ai wo Komete (水の星へ愛をこめて; From the Aqueous Star with Love) by Hiroko Moriguchi (Eps. 25-50)

Ending:

  • Hoshizora no Believe (星空のBelieve; Believe in the Starry Sky) by Mami Ayukawa

Insert:

  • Gin'iro no Dress (銀色のドレス; Silver Dress) by Hiroko Moriguchi (Ep. 20)

US DVD songs:

  • Zeta no Kodou ~ Zeta Gundam (Ζの鼓動~Ζガンダム; Zeta's Pulse~Zeta Gundam) by Shigeaki Saegusa (Opening)
  • Green Noa no Shounen ~ Arata na Sekai (グリーン・ノアの少年~新たな世界; Boy from Green Noa ~ A New World) by Shigeaki Saegusa (Ending)

Saegusa Shigeaki (三枝成彰; family name Saegusa) (born 1941) is a Japanese opera composer. ... Saegusa Shigeaki (三枝成彰; family name Saegusa) (born 1941) is a Japanese opera composer. ...

Compilation movies

Heirs To The Stars:

  • Metamorphoze by Gackt (Opening)
  • Kimi ga Matteiru Kara (君が待っているから; Because you're Waiting) by Gackt (Ending)

Lovers: Gackt Camui ) is a Japanese musician, songwriter and actor. ...

  • Mind Forest by Gackt from his "Crescent" Album (Ending)

Love is the Pulse of the Stars:

  • Love Letter by Gackt (Insert song that starts shortly before the end credits and continues as they start to roll)
  • Dybbuk by Gackt (Ending, plays after Love Letter)
  • All of the above songs are compiled and released in Gackt's tribute album to Gundam and Z Gundam, 0079-0088

Cast

Character Japanese TV Actor Japanese Movie Actor English Actor
Kamille Bidan Nobuo Tobita Nobuo Tobita Jonathan Lachlan-Stewart
Quattro Bajeena Shūichi Ikeda Shūichi Ikeda Tom Edwards
Bright Noa Hirotaka Suzuoki Hirotaka Suzuoki Dave Kelly
Emma Sheen Maya Okamoto Maya Okamoto Lisa Christie
Reccoa Londe Masako Katsuki Masako Katsuki Meredith Taylor-Parry
Fa Yuiry Miyuki Matsuoka Satomi Arai Angie Beers
Four Murasame Saeko Shimazu Yukana Carol-Anne Day
Henken Bekkener Jūrōta Kosugi Jurota Kosugi David Pettitt
Blex Forer Takaya Tōdō Kōji Ishii Byron Close
Amuro Ray Tōru Furuya Toru Furuya Matthew Erickson
Wong Lee Yukimasa Natori Kazumi Tanaka Dean Galloway
Paptimus Scirocco Bin Shimada Bin Shimada Jonathan Love
Jerid Messa Kazuhiko Inoue Kazuhiko Inoue Ethan Cole
Mouar Pharaoh Yoshiko Sakakibara Marika Hayashi Jennifer Holder
Jamitov Hymem Tomomichi Nishimura Tomomichi Nishimura Steve Olson
Bask Om Daisuke Gōri Daisuke Gōri Noah Umholtz
Yazan Gable Hōchū Ōtsuka Hōchū Ōtsuka Corby Proctor
Sara Zabiarov Yūko Mizutani Chizuru Ikewaki
Kaori Shimamura
Maizun Jayoussi
Rosamia Badam Kayoko Fujii Yū Asakawa Valerie Howell
Haman Karn Yoshiko Sakakibara Yoshiko Sakakibara Jennifer Bain

Kamille Bidan ) is the main protagonist and hero of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, the sequel to Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Nobuo Tobita ) is a veteran seiyÅ« who was born November 6, 1960 in Ibaraki. ... Jonathan Lachlan-Stewart is a Canadian voice actor who works with the for the Calgary-based Blue Water Studios. ... 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... ShÅ«ichi Ikeda ) is a veteran seiyÅ« born on December 2, 1949 in Tokyo, Japan. ... Bright Noa ) is a character from the anime series Gundam. ... Hirotaka Suzuoki ) (March 6, 1950 - August 6, 2006) was a male seiyÅ« and actor from Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture who graduated from Tokyo Keizai University. ... Dave Kelly is one of the current co-hosts of Citytv Calgarys Breakfast Television. ... Emma Sheen is a fictional character appearing in the Zeta Gundam series of the Gundam universe. ... Maya Okamoto ), born February 3, 1967 in Shinjuku, Tokyo, is a seiyÅ«. Notable voice roles Maya Jingu in Burn Up W and Excess Harumi Nakagawa in Irresponsible Captain Tylor Diana in Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimaos Treasure Ramia in Magical Girl Pretty Sammy Patty in Maple Town Monogatari... Reccoa Londe is a character from the Zeta Gundam television series of the fictional Gundam Universe. ... Masako Katsuki ), née Masako Shiono (塩野 雅子 Shiono Masako, born October 15, 1959) is a veteran seiyÅ« who was born in Hachinohe, Aomori. ... Arai Satomi (新井里美, July 4, 1980 -) is a seiyu from Chiba prefecture. ... Four Murasame is a fictional character from the anime series Mobile Suit Z Gundam. ... Saeko Shimazu , born September 8, 1959) is a seiyÅ« (voice actor) who was born in Kanagawa, Japan. ... ... Carol-Anne Day is a Canadian voice actress who is known for roles in English-dubbed anime. ... Henken Bekkener Henken Bekkener is a fictional character appearing in the Zeta Gundam series of the Gundam universe. ... JÅ«rōta Kosugi ) is a veteran seiyÅ« born December 19, 1957 in Yokohama, Japan. ... A Canadian voice actor who appears often in anime dubbed by the Calgary based Blue Water Studios. ... Brex Forra Blex Forer is a fictional character appearing in the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam series of the Gundam universe. ... Kōji Ishii ) (real name Kōzō Ishii )) is a seiyÅ« born on July 1, 1960 in Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. ... A Canadian voice actor who appears often in anime dubbed by the Calgary based Blue Water Studios. ... 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... Tohru Furuya (古谷 å¾¹ Furuya Tōru, born July 31, 1953) is a veteran seiyÅ«. Notable voice roles Mamoru Chiba (Darien Shields) in Sailor Moon Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam Kyosuke Kasuga in Kimagure Orange Road Seiya in Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) Kosaku in One Pound Gospel Yamcha in... Matthew Erickson is a Canadian voice actor who works for Ocean Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Wong Lee is a fictitious character who appears in animation Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ. Management of Anaheim Electronics Company which is the equity participant of AEUG. In Zeta Gundam, he made his appearance when Argama dropped in at Amman city on the moons surface. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Bin Shimada ) is a seiyÅ« born on November 20, 1954 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Jerid Messa is a fictional character from the Mobile Suit Z Gundam series. ... Kazuhiko Inoue , born March 26, 1954) is a veteran seiyÅ« from Kanagawa, Japan. ... Yoshiko Sakakibara (榊原 良子 Sakakibara Yoshiko, born May 31, 1956), sometimes mistranslated as Ryoko Sakakibara (Sakakibara Ryōko), is a veteran seiyu who was born in Chiba. ... Tomomichi Nishimura , born June 2, 1946) is a veteran seiyÅ« who was born in Chiba and works for Arts Vision. ... Daisuke Gōri ) (February 8, 1952 - ) is a male veteran seiyÅ« from Tokyo. ... HōchÅ« ÅŒtsuka , real name Yoshitada ÅŒtsuka (same kanji)) is a veteran seiyÅ« born May 19, 1954 in Okayama, Japan. ... Yuko Mizutani YÅ«ko Mizutani ) (born November 4, 1964) is a seiyÅ« who was born in Ama District, Aichi. ... Ikewaki Chizuru (池脇千鶴 born 21 November 1981 in Higashiosaka, Osaka) is a Japanese actress. ... Haman Karn (pronounced ha-mon kahn(dub)) is a fictional character from the anime series Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and its sequel Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, voiced by Yoshiko Sakakibara. ... Yoshiko Sakakibara (榊原 良子 Sakakibara Yoshiko, born May 31, 1956), sometimes mistranslated as Ryoko Sakakibara (Sakakibara Ryōko), is a veteran seiyu who was born in Chiba. ... Jennifer Bain is an actress. ...

See also

Kidou Senshi Z-Gundam: Hot Scramble, a part-FPS part-platformer Famicom game based on the series was the first console Gundam game. FPS has several meanings: Frames per second in visual media. ... Platform games, or platformers, are a very popular genre of video games that originated in the early 1980s. ... “NES” redirects here. ...


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Preceded by
Mobile Suit Gundam
Gundam metaseries (production order)
1985 — 1986
Succeeded by
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Preceded by
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Gundam Universal Century timeline
U.C. 0087
Succeeded by
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
This is a list of episodes for every Gundam series set in the Cosmic Era. ... ‹ The template below (Animanga-in-universe) has been proposed for deletion. ... This is a list of fictional mobile units from the Cosmic Era (CE) timeline of the Gundam anime metaseries. ... Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny are two animes, of the Gundam world, set in Cosmic Era, for which many CDs have been made. ... This is a list of fictional nations and factions from the Cosmic Era (CE) timeline of the Gundam anime metaseries. ... This article is about fictional superweapons from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. ... For Nuclear Technologies like the Neutron Jammer and GENESIS please see Cosmic Era Superweapons for more information. ... This article contains a list of fictional vehicles and aircraft from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. ... This is a list of fictional warships and spacecraft from the Cosmic Era (CE) timeline of the Gundam anime metaseries. ... Mobile Suit Gundam 00 ) is the latest television anime of Sunrises long-running Gundam franchise. ... Gundam Evolve ), also known as Mobile Suit Gundam Evolve, is a series of short films set in the different timelines of the Gundam series. ... Super Deformed Gundam or SD Gundam is a series that spawned from the Gundam series. ... Superior Defender Gundam Force ) is Japanese anime. ... This article is about fictional weapons from the Gundam series. ... Side 3 redirects here. ... This is a list of manga and novels that are set in the various timelines of the Gundam anime metaseries. ... . ...

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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: Information from Answers.com (2250 words)
Although the title mobile suit does not appear until about halfway through the series, the lead character uses the Mark II until his suit is complete.
Zeta Gundam takes place in UC 0087, seven years after the end of the One-Year War.
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam established the eventual trend of the lead pilot getting a generally-improved Gundam as main mobile suit at some point of the series, as contrast to the first Gundam series.
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam at AllExperts (1946 words)
Today Zeta Gundam is considered by many fans to be one of the better Gundam installments, if not the most representative, as it depicts Tomino's ideas in a harsh and realistic manner.
Two resistance groups, the AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group/Anti-Earth United Government) and their earthbound counterparts, the Karaba (led by Mobile Suit Gundam's Hayato Kobayashi); form to unite the various existing small forces in the struggle against Titans.
According to Tomino, the movie series was created to fix some of the problems he identified in the Zeta TV series and to bring the twenty-year old series into a twenty-first century context for the new generation now experiencing the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED series.
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