Are you a fan of some old yet awesome anime series? If your answer is yes, then read it till the end and we will help you to start the Gundam series in an easy way.
But first let’s start with a short summary of the series, where we can discuss the anime in sweet and simple way!
Mobile Suit Gundam series is known to be a legendary anime series. The anime series started airing its episodes in 1979 in Japan, and soon it was adopted in many movies, sequels, prequels and manga. In America the fans got its first glimpse on Cartoon Network’s Toonami in 2000 with release of series title Gundam Wings.
And Now this franchises is so big now, that it is really hard for someone new to watch this anime because of its biggest playlist.
To make it easy for you to watch here, we will sharing easy yet amazing way to watch this series at your own conveniences. So without further ado lets start with our watch order list for Gundam Series.
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1. Start With a Shorter version of the series to clear your background for anime from the start:-
08th MS Team
If you already had a little bit of knowledge of the background of the anime you can always skip this one, but for those who wanted to start fresh, you must start with this short version of series and know about the anime. Don’t worry it will be the best shortcut to know this anime history. So, don’t miss it, if you are into watching the series completely.
2. The Main story of the Yoshiyuki Tomino Gundam Works:-
Mobile Suit Gundam
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counter Attack.
Short summary for Top 2 Series:-
1. Mobile Suit Gundam (1979-1980):–
As you see, the year when series was released, you can assume it’s a first Gundam anime, which had aired on Nagoya Broadcasting Network in year 1979. This series introduced the Mobile Suit Gundam concept for the first time ever by showing a war between Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon. The Earth Federation’s experimental RX-78 Gundam was a crucial weapon used for the war shown in the series.
2. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (1985-1986):– Gundam’s first season release was so popular that it led to making a sequel series for Mobile Suit Gundam, which was titled as Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. It is considered to be the best Gundam adaptations series till now.
The Sequel of the series was basically a better version of first series and it was mainly focused on darker theme.
This Four anime series is a must watch because it is core of the anime series. If you miss any of the four you will miss a lot of good things in the anime. And mostly don’t forget to check out two most important or base of the series Mobile Suit Gundam and it’s sequel Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.
Lastly, don’t forget to watch this in chronological order, which let you to understand the series in better way.
3. The Gaps filled of UC Gundam:-
Mobile Suit Gundam F91
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083
Stardust Memory Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway First thing, you don’t need to watch them in chronological order because most of the things are already happened before this. But has the title suggests it will help you to understand the gaps between the storyline in more concise ways.
4. The UC Gundam Sub-Series Gundam Unicorn:
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative
The series was Populated with characters with proper names like Banagher Links and Full Frontal. In this Unicorn had became a flagship subseries for the Universal Century for the time being.
After the OVA ended in 2016, a sequel for the same was released a few years later named Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative.
5. UC Adjacent to Get More Into Series:-
Turn A Gundam
Gundam Reconguista In G
Outside the UC chronological list, you will see a few other outliers, which are connected to the main timeline but they are not being directly part of its evolving narrative, which seems weird but it’s fine to add them in the list.
The two series which comes to mind are 1999’s Turn A Gundam and Gundam Reconguista In G of 2014, both are to be envisioned and was directed by the franchise’s original creator named Yoshiyuki Tomino.
As per the recent news the new movie for the series is releasing on Netflix very soon, and you can wait for the movie release, while enjoying the previous released series.
This series is no doubt is an oldest hidden gem, which is definitely a must try. If you are fond of good storyline and graphics. It is best combination of both modern technology as well as old graphics and will make you crave for more.
So by reading our article till end, you can now surely watch the series with no worries and Finally lets us know if you have any queries for same!