Mobile Suit Gundam (1979–1980)
"Kidô senshi Gandamu" (original title)

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In the war between the Earth Federation and Zeon, a young and inexperienced crew find themselves on a new spaceship. Their best hope of making it through the conflict is the Gundam, a giant humanoid robot, and its gifted teenage pilot.

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Series cast summary:
Tôru Furuya ...
 Amuro Ray (43 episodes, 1979-1980)
Eric Schneider ...
 Degwin Zabi (English Voice) (43 episodes, 1979-1980)


It is the year 0079 of the Universal Century. A war has broken out between the Duchy of Zeon, a space colony that wants independence, and the Earth Federation. A teenage boy has to pilot the Federation's new secret weapon when the space colony in which he lives is attacked by Zeon mobile suits, gigantic robots piloted by humans. That new secret weapon is called the Gundam, a far more powerful mobile suit. The story follows Amuro Ray and many other civilians around his age who have to take over a Federation spaceship and become soldiers in order to survive the war against Zeon's forces throughout the One Year War. Written by fml_lopez

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Similar to Noah taking the animals to safety from the flood in his ark Bright Noa takes the citizens of Side 7 to safety from the Zeon attack on board the White Base. See more »


Amuro Ray: Sorry, Lalah, I... I still have a place I can come home to. And I could never be happier. I'm sure you understand. We can be together anytime we want, Lalah.
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Referenced in Urusei yatsura: The Mendou Family's Masquerade Ball (1983) See more »


Tobe! Gandamu
(Fly! Gundam)
Opening theme
Performed by Kô Ikeda with Feeling Free and Music Creation
Lyrics by Rin Iogi (Yoshiyuki Tomino)
Music by Takeo Watanabe
Arrangement by Yûshi Matsuyama
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Interesting, Intelligent, Impressive
31 May 2014 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

I was quite surprised after watching this cartoon. This is not a usual 20 minutes long toy commercial. In fact, the gundam itself doesn't appear too much in every episode. The plot is more focused on the characters. It's not repetitive, there are no reused animations for battle scenes or any scenes and the place actions are constantly changing from space to Earth, from air to water, and of course, orbital stations. Hell, it even has a side-story! In other words, this anime is way before its time.

It's a story about war and how cruel and pointless one can get. People are dying all the time. Every now and then we get to know some new characters and at the exactly same point we start to like them they get killed. This anime is not for kids. It's for all ages. Its influence on some other cartoons is huge (Transformers, Macross, Neon Genesis Evangellion,...). You should definitely check this one out.

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