Chibe class (The Origin anime)


Class: Chibe
Ships of the line: Red ViscountPurple Widow
Unit type:
 heavy cruiser
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0070
Dimensions: overall height 92.0 meters (96.1 including rear wings); overall length 319.9 meters; overall width 116.7 meters
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 3 x large 2-barrel mega particle cannon, mounted in forward and aft sections; 2 x secondary 2-barrel mega particle cannon, mounted across main hull; 8 x 2-barrel machine gun, mounted on either side of midship section

Built before the start of the Principality of Zeon’s mobile suit project, the Chibe class was one of the first warships commissioned by Zeon, and saw use into the One Year War. The Chibe class was one of the first to use the mega particle cannon. Although the Chibe predated mobile suits, most Chibe hulls were spacious enough to be easily converted to mobile suit carriers, with the ability to carry eight mobile suits in the main hull. The aging Chibe class was updated and retrofitted during and after the One Year War, with some ships remaining in service until at least UC 0087.

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime)
Original mechanical designer:
Kimitoshi Yamane


Bridge module


Rear view

Gundam: The Origin Info

Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Takashi Imanishi

Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (manga)

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Mika Akitaka
Kimitoshi Yamane
Junichi Akutsu

Character Designer(s):
Tsukasa Kotobuki
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Takayuki Hattori

6 episodes (OVA); 13 episodes (TV re-edit)

Video Release (OVA):
Japan 02.28.2015 – 05.08.2018
U.S. 08.01.2017 – 07.02.2019

Airdates (TV version):
Japan 04.29.2019 – 08.12.2019
U.S. 07.06.2019 – 10.05.2019


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