How to Watch Mobile Suit Gundam: A Comprehensive Viewing Guide

How to Watch Mobile Suit Gundam: The Ultimate Watch Order
Credit: Sunrise

How to Watch Mobile Suit Gundam: The Ultimate Watch Order
Credit: Sunrise

Mobile Suit Gundam is a classic mecha anime under the Gundam franchise. While a lot of viewers tend to go through all the Gundam TV series, movies, and OVAs, our focus today will be the Mobile Suit Gundam. So, here is the ultimate watch order of Mobile Suit Gundam that can serve as a viewing guide.

As a mecha anime, it is to be expected that Mobile Suit Gundam contains a lot of robots and topics related to technology. It is the ideal genre for sci-fi anime lovers.

What is amazing about this franchise is that the characters are varied, the progress is fast-paced, and the animation is perfect despite some of them being released in the 1900s.

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Are All Mobile Suit Gundam Series Connected?

Are All Mobile Suit Gundam Series Connected Watch Order
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The Mobile Suit Gundam series are not connected to each other which means that you can watch these separately.

However, it might be good to follow a watch order, especially for those who have no clue about the history of Gundam.

What Mobile Suit Gundam Series Should You Watch First?

What Mobile Suit Gundam Series Order Should You Watch First
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There is a compilation movie called Mobile Suit Gundam (1979), which can really be helpful for beginners. It gives an insight into the whole franchise, so it will be easier to go through the movies and series.

It might have been released a long time ago with outdated animation but the flow of the story and pacing is somewhat similar to the newly released Mobile Suit Gundam series and movies.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Ultimate Watch Order

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Ultimate Watch Order
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The release order might feel intimidating, especially to those who have no idea about the world of Gundam. This is why we have arranged the movies, OVAs, and series suited for the best viewing experience.

Take note that this order is made only for Mobile Suit Gundam and not the entire Gundam franchise.

  • Mobile Suit Gundam (1981)
  • Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (2005)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (There is a TV series released in 1986 and an OVA in 2006)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack (1988)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket (1989)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (1991)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (Movie in 1992 and OVA in 1991)
  • Mobile Suit Victory Gundam (1993)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (1998)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO (2004)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (2010)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin (2015)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (2016)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 (2016)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight Axis (2017)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (2018)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury (2022)

The Gundam franchise is well-loved by anime fans as the Gundam itself has multiple purposes. The setting per medium varies as well as the objective of the film or movie. These are definitely a must-watch!

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