Questions tagged [gundam]

Gundam Series (ガンダムシリーズ Gandamu Shirīzu) is a metaseries of anime created by Sunrise studios that features giant robots (or "mecha") called "Mobile Suits". This tag includes U.C. Gundam series and meta-questions about the series.

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Where to start with Gundam?

There seem to be a ridiculous number of Gundam series, spinoffs and movies. There also seems to be a lot of timelines, parallel universes which has confused me more. I've tried looking this up before,...
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What is the first transforming/morphing mobile suit/robot in anime?

I have watched all the Mobile Suit Gundam series and many other transforming robot genre series, but I want to know which is the first series that started the transforming/morphing mobile suit/robot ...
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What is the intended purpose of Haro?

What is the original intended function of Haro (both in-universe and in real life)? What did it end up becoming?
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In Mobile suit Gundam ZZ, how was Judau able to control the separated parts of his Gundam?

I believe it was episode 47 when Judau battles Hammon Karn's Qubeley. Hammon manages to get hold of the Gundam Double Zeta. In order to break free, Judau separates his Gundam (it has three components, ...
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What are the characteristics and themes present in Gundam characters based on Char Aznable?

Across all Gundam universes, there is always at least one character based on Char Aznable from the original Gundam series. (I say "at least one" because sometimes there is a softer character that is ...
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What is the Gundam anime and movies and OVA order? [duplicate]

There are a lot of Gundam anime series, movies and OVAs, so I don't know where to start. Can anyone tell me its order to watch it?
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What Gundam series should I watch/read for Dynasty Warriors Gundam?

So looking at the back of the game manual of Bladestorm, I noticed that there is a Dynasty Warrior's game but using Gundams, titled Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Now I am wondering, what Gundam Series, if ...
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Which Mobile Suits from the anime were designed by Hajime Katoki?

I love the look of the "Ver. Ka" Master Grade model kits. I know he was the lead designer for V and Endless Waltz. He also worked on 0083, Wing, and G among others. I would like to know which ...
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Why were people raised as food in Gundam: G Reconguista?

I'm catching up on Gundam: G Reconguista and they keep talking about Kuntala. The brief discriptions so far were that they are lower class citizens and that they used to be raised as food. ...
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How do psychoframes work?

Exactly what are psychoframes? And what advantages does it give the pilot? We see that units that have a built in psychoframe can drastically increase a pilot's abilities, but exactly what does it do? ...
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What is the button Heero pushed when he and Relena first met in the beach?

In episode 1 of Gundam Wing, after Wing Gundam was sent crashing down with a Leo on the bottom of the ocean, Relena sees Heero unconcious lying on the shore. When Heero woke up his helmet was removed ...
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Why are shows like Gundam and Dragon Ball not available on iTunes (or other services)?

Will they ever be available? I see that at least Dragon Ball is on Amazon video streaming, but only in SD. I own some of the blu-rays, but it would be nice to have them in digital format instead!
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Is there an out-of-universe reason for the Gundam series mech head designs?

As I watch the shows I am constantly noticing the patterns in the head designs of the mobile suits. Any true Gundam, or otherwise important mech, will always have two eyes and usually the V horns. ...
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Is there any connection between the Gundam series?

I have watched a few (very few) gundam series, and to me they seem like independent mecha anime series. Is there any connection between the Gundam series? Or are each of them in separate universes?
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Has the new Gundam series copied Aldnoah Zero?

A lot of people (including me) have noted a lot of similarities between Aldnoah.Zero (AZ) and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (Gundam). Mars vs Earth conflict (albeit different sides —...
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What is this jazz song in the first episode of Gundam Thunderbolt?

I've been looking for the name of this jazz piece in the first episode of Gundam Thunderbolt. I'm more curious to know whether it's an original song for the OST or not. It can be found at the ...
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What was Amuro Ray doing at the time Gundam ZZ takes place?

Why didn't Bright ask for Amuro's assistance in Gundam ZZ ,at least in the later parts of the series? What was Amuro doing in the Gundam ZZ time?
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In the UC timeline of Gundam, are Minkovsy Particles the cause of Newtype Powers?

I ask this as TVtropes has this to say on the matter https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SuperRobotGenre Worth noting is that Fan Wank(endorsed officially in Gundam Officials) has ...
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In Gundam Unicorn, when Audrey reveals final coordinate, why does Banagher feel unease

In Gundam UC OVA EP 6, Banagher shared the final coordinate with Audrey, which I feel he trusted Audrey to put that into good use. However why is is that at around 27:00 mark, when Audrey revealed the ...