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Director:
Writers:
Yoshiyuki Tomino (screenplay)
Hajime Yatate (developer)
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Release Date:
15 March 1991 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A new generation, A new war, A new hero
Plot:
After a generation of peace, the Earth Federation has begun to build new space colonies to house humanity's growing population... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Despite its tumultuous production history, F91 still manages to capture the "Gundam" spirit See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Kôji Tsujitani ... Seabrook Arno (voice)
Yumi Tôma ... Cecily Fairchild / Berah Ronah (voice)
Masaaki Maeda ... Carozzo 'Iron Mask' Ronah (voice)
Kiyoyuki Yanada ... Zabine Chareux (voice)
Takeshi Kusao ... Dorel Ronah (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuri Amano ... Jessica Nguro (voice)
Eriko Chihara ... Minmi / Editoh (voice)
Mari Devon ... Leahlee Edaberry (voice: English version) (as Jane Alan)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Dorothy Moore (voice: English version)
Akifumi Endô ... Chris (voice)

Michael Forest ... Theo Fairchild (voice: English version)

Sandy Fox ... Kochun Hein / Leah Mariba (voice: English version)

Barbara Goodson ... Nadia Ronah (voice: English version)
Hiroshi Hashimoto ... Young Man (voice)
Masato Hirano ... Pilot (voice)
Teiyû Ichiryûsai ... Manuela Panopa (voice) (as Mie Suzuki)
Masaru Ikeda ... Governer Staust (voice)
Sayuri Ikemoto ... Reese Arno (voice)
Kazue Ikura ... Bertuo Rodriguez (voice)
Minoru Inaba ... Bobulz (voice)
Takurô Kitagawa ... Federation Officer (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Gillet Krueger (voice)
Yûko Kobayashi ... Leah Mariba (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Dwight Camury (voice)
Steve Kramer ... Bobulz / Gillet Krueger (voice: English version)
Chie Kôjiro ... Annemarie Bruge (voice)

Lex Lang ... Bardo (voice: English version)
Wendee Lee ... Bertuo Rodriguez / Jessica N'quro (voice: English version)
Julie Maddalena ... Reese Arno (voice: English version)
Dave Mallow ... Cain Sohn / Chris (voice: English version)
Mona Marshall ... Nye Fletchman (voice: English version)
Taiki Matsuno ... Arthur Jung (voice)

Randy McPherson ... Dwight Camry (voice: English version) (as Sean Mitchell)
Atsuko Mine ... Mrs. Elm (voice)
Tomohiro Nishimura ... Azuma (voice)
Olivia O'Conner ... Minmi Editoh (voice: English version)

Joe Ochman ... Nanto Roos (voice: English version) (as Joey Lotsko)
Tony Oliver ... George Azuma (voice: English version)
Ai Orikasa ... Dorothy Moore (voice)
Bob Papenbrook ... Cosmo Eigesse (voice: English version) (as John Smallberries)
Tony Pope ... Leslie Arno (voice: English version) (as Anthony Mozdy)
Simon Prescott ... Meitzer Ronah (voice: English version) (as Simon Isaacson)
Jamieson Price ... Zabine Chareux (voice: English version) (as James Lyon)
Derek Stephen Prince ... Birgit Pirjo (voice: English version) (as David Umansky)
Michelle Ruff ... Cecily Fairchild / Berah Ronah (voice: English version)
Philece Sampler ... Manuela Panopa (voice: English version) (as Sue Beth Arden)
Lia Sargent ... Female Officer (voice: English version)
Hiroyuki Satô ... Ken Sohn (voice)
Joshua Seth ... Arthur Jung (voice: English version)
Tsubasa Shyoya ... Bilgeet Piriyo (voice)
Miyoko Shôji ... Monica Arno (voice)
Melodee Spevack ... Mrs. Elm (voice: English version)
Paul St. Peter ... Rohbar (voice: English version) (as George C. Cole)
Steve Staley ... Seabook Arno (voice: English version) (as Steve Cannon)
Doug Stone ... Gruce Erras (voice: English version) (as David Orozco)

Kim Strauss ... Pilot (voice: English version) (as Kurt Strauss)
Takashi Taguchi ... Rohbar (voice)
Teppei Takasugi ... Meitzer Ronah (voice)
Yasuhiro Takato ... Sam Erg (voice)
Hiroshi Takemura ... Gruse Erras (voice)
Julie Ann Taylor ... Monica Arno (voice: English version)
Mikio Terashima ... Leslie Arno (voice)
Kirk Thornton ... Sam Ehrug / Stoasto (voice: English version) (as Sparky Thornton)
Akiko Tsuboi ... Nadia Ronah (voice)
Noriko Uemura ... Nye (voice)
Shigeru Ushiyama ... Captain (voice)

Kari Wahlgren ... Annamarie Bourget (voice: English version) (as Jennifer Jean)
Norio Wakamoto ... Lieutenant Baldo (voice)
Takeshi Watabe ... Cosmo Eigesse / Cosmic (voice)
Dave Wittenberg ... Dorel Ronah (voice: English version) (as David Lelyveld)
Tom Wyner ... Carozzo 'Iron Mask' Ronah (voice: English version) (as Abe Lasser)
Mari Yokô ... Leahlee Edaberry (voice)
Konami Yoshida ... Kochun Hein (voice)
Tamio Ôki ... Theo Fairchild / Roy Jung (voice)
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo ... Nanto Roos (voice)
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Directed by
Yoshiyuki Tomino 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tsunehisa Itô 
Yoshiyuki Tomino  screenplay
Hajime Yatate  developer

Produced by
Hironori Nakagawa .... producer
Eiji Yamaura .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Satoshi Kadokura 
 
Cinematography by
Atsushi Okui 
 
Film Editing by
Yôko Andô 
Yumiko Fuse 
Yukiko Nojiri 
 
Art Direction by
Shigemi Ikeda 
 
Art Department
Kunio Ôkawara .... mechanical designer
 
Sound Department
Sadayoshi Fujino .... sound director
 
Special Effects by
Yutaka Chiba .... special effects
 
Animation Department
Megumi Abe .... animator
Masahiro Aizawa .... animator
Tetsuro Aoki .... animator
Katsunori Enomoto .... animator
Masami Goto .... animator
Masayuki Goto .... animator
Kenji Hattori .... animator (as Norikazu Hattori)
Nobumasa Hayashi .... animator
Hisashi Hirai .... animator
Tadashi Hiramatsu .... animator
Mayumi Hirota .... animator
Kôichi Iwanaga .... animation checker
Yoko Kadokami .... animator
Masahiro Kase .... animator
Toshihiro Kawamoto .... additional animator
Sueko Kiguchi .... animator
Takeo Kitahara .... animation director
Toshimitsu Kobayashi .... animation director
Shigeki Kuhara .... animator
Ryuichi Makino .... animator
Sôichirô Matsuda .... animator
Shinichirô Minami .... animator
Tôru Misaka .... animator
Yûji Mukoyama .... animator
Shûkô Murase .... animation director
Shûkô Murase .... animator
Masami Nagata .... animator
Shûji Nakanishi .... additional animator
Masayoshi Nishimura .... animator
Susumu Nishizawa .... animator
Hidekazu Ohara .... animator
Hiroyuki Okuno .... animator
Shin'ichi Sakuma .... additional animator
Yoshihisa Sakurai .... animator
Hirotoshi Sano .... additional animator
Masahiro Sekino .... animator
Akira Shinoda .... animator
Norio Shioyama .... animator
Yoshitsugu Tadano .... animator
Shinsuke Terasawa .... animator
Norimoto Tokura .... animator
Yoshiaki Tsubata .... animator
Katsutoshi Tsunoda .... animator
Yorihisa Uchida .... animator
Hitoshi Ueda .... animator
Tadashi Yahata .... animation checker
Susumu Yamaguchi .... animator
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko .... character designer
Kunio Ôkawara .... mechanical designer
Hidetoshi Ômori .... animator
Miki Ôtani .... animation checker
 
Editorial Department
Kiyoko Imanishi .... color grader
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kidô senshi Gundam F91" - Japan (original title)
"Mobile Suit Gundam Formula 91" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for pervasive sci-fi violence
Runtime:
120 min
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Manitoba) (video rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:12 | UK:PG | USA:PG-13

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Trivia:
This is the only Gundam film to be given a rating by the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America).See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Despite its tumultuous production history, F91 still manages to capture the "Gundam" spirit, 25 August 2009
Author: xamtaro from Singapore

For those unfamiliar with the sad story BEHIND Gundam F91, here it is. Originally intended as a new 50+ episode Gundam series, bad economy and staff disputes threw the production into chaos. In the end, only 13 episodes worth of "bare-as-bones" story outline was produced. This story outline was then condensed into a 115 minute movie.

This condensation shows very jarringly throughout the entire film. The plot is truncated, and things literally jump from place to place. There is really no sense of time to the events that are happening on screen. One minute the characters are fleeing the battle at Frontier 4 colony, then they are in frontier 3. Soon before you know it, they are in Frontier 1 colony teaming up with a bunch of freedom fighters, and then the main character is suddenly back in Frontier 4.

New characters like a Federation vessel full of trainees, a team of commandos, a bunch of refugees and even enemy defectors just seem to appear from out of no where. There is even no attempt at introducing them other than by mention of their names through dialog. On screen, characters could have just met for only a minute and in the next scene they act like they have been working together for weeks.

Despite the condensed nature of the show and the terrible pacing, Yoshiyuki Tomino manages to weave an engaging story with highly likable characters that capture the spirit of his previous Gundam productions.

For starters, more attention is given to the civilian reactions to what is going on. Instead of focusing solely on the main characters or the mobile suit battles, Tomino chooses to focus on the chaos and confusion as seen through they eyes of the common colony folk who at one moment were just enjoying themselves at the county fair, and the next moment, thrust into the nightmare of an invasion.

Any viewer would have no difficulty in relating to the main characters. Their reactions to their situation are very realistically played out without over-doing the angst or the sorrow. Character development may seem rushed, especially for the side-characters as most of them are presented already in "full view" with hardly any form of subsequent character arc advancement. However, all their actions and decisions are carried out in a logical manner that leaves no room for suspension of disbelief. In fact I can go so far as to say that Seabook Anno, our main character and Gundam pilot, has a far more emotionally engaging and logically advanced character development within 115 minutes than Kira Yamato ever did in Gundam Seed's 50 episodes. Seabook's character arc advancement does not feel draggy in anyway, making him a thoroughly well rounded character by the time the movie reaches its climax. It is a pity that the other characters could not have been as thoroughly fleshed out as Seabook was. Thankfully, some very professional performances by the voice actors, for both Japanese and English voice tracks, saves the characters from falling into the domain of "dull". (I personally recommend watching this in English as many of the characters are either Caucasian or non-Japanese)

Besides this, Gundam F91 also excels in its animation. Few anime have been able to show large scale battles without falling back on animation "short cuts" like repeated stock footage and this show is one of those few. Gundam F91's animation during Combat scenes are tight and fluid, while the art manages to maintain a consistently high level of detail. If it were not for its dated color scheme and sound effects, Gundam F91's animation could in fact hold its own against today's anime feature film productions.

This is a stand alone production with no prior knowledge of Gundam required. A short and sweet little teaser for any new fan wanting to jump into the greater Gundam universe. For the older fans, Gundam F91 would be like a "best of..." compilation album. Everything that made the various universal century Gundam series the international hits they are, packaged into 115 minutes. A real pity about the rushed story though.

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