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. Mobile Suit Gundam (Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム, Hepburn: Kidō Senshi Gandamu, also known as First Gundam, Gundam 0079 or simply Gundam '79) is a televised anime series, produced and animated by Nippon Sunrise. 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. [40] The first DVD box set sold over 100,000 copies in the first month of release, from December 21, 2007 to January 21, 2008. In previous series Tomino worked in, villains were alien agents. 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 written in katakana, and that there were, therefore, no "official spellings." In order to explain how could such a young man as Amuro pilot the Gundam, the team came up with the idea of Newtypes.[1]. In fact, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross mecha anime series was inspired by Gundam in several aspects during its early development. Besides adaptations, there is a popular parody yonkoma manga titled Mobile Suit Gundam-san, which was written and drawn by Hideki Ohwada and serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's Gundam Ace magazine since 2001. However, the series finale was shown as part of Toonami's "New Year's Eve-il" special on December 31, 2001. Mobile Suit Gundam Story begins in 1979 with Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 with the conflict between Earth Federation Space Force and The Principality of Zeon. It was completed in July 2009 and displayed in a Tokyo park then taken down later. The Gundam franchise is very large, so this watch list is an atempt to sort a few of the different timelines and universes within the Gundam Multiverse to help out first time viewers. Can't promise it will be 100% accurate, but I hope it does help! 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. The series was the first winner of the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize, in 1979 and the first half of 1980. Universal Century. [5] The idea of having a space carrier from Tomino is partly inspired by the earlier science fiction anime Space Battleship Yamato, in which he claimed to be a fan of. This series was serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's Gundam Ace magazine from 2009 to 2011 and compiled in the Gundam-san tankōbon starting in Volume 5. "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. Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory 6. [20] The first film grossed ¥1.76 billion, and Gundam II grossed ¥1.38 billion. Mobile Suit Gundam 2. Gundam is split up into various universes. [41] As part of the 30th Anniversary of the Gundam series, the company officially announced a project on March 11, 2009 called Real-G, a plan to build a 1:1 real size scale Gundam in Japan. Scrambling everything they can, the White Base sets out with her newly formed crew of civilian recruits and refugees in her journey to survive. 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. is the timeline used in A Gundam. This led to the creation of space colonies as a common setting. Having realized he forgot his true enemy, Char stops fighting to kill the last surviving Zabi member, Kycilia Zabi. Hence, it should be mentioned after Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt 2nd Season for it to be in chronological order. 1 Gundams 1.1 National Mobile Suits 1.1.1 Japan 1.1.2 United States 1.1.3 United Kingdom 1.1.4 China 1.1.5 France 1.1.6 Russia 1.1.7 Germany 1.1.8 Italy 2 Outer Order 2.1 OP-05 Gundam Kamikaze: Masao's Gundam, it can transform into a fighter aircraft (Jumpjet mode). Only one episode out of the 43 episodes (Cucuruz Doan's Island) was not released, at the request of Yoshiyuki Tomino. All of the character designs for Gundam the Ride were done by Haruhiko Mikimoto. The positions in which the colonies (sides) are located in orbit are called Lagrangian points, and are real world solutions to the three body problem. After half of all humanity perishes in the conflict, the war settled into a bitter stalemate lasting over 8 months. The event is considered a turning point in the history of anime, referred to as "the day that anime changed" according to Asahi Shimbun newspaper. | ★6.69 (2,542) | MAL Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat.