GF13-017NJ Shining Gundam


Model number: GF13-017NJ
Code name: Shining Gundam
Unit type: mobile fighter
Nationality: Neo Japan
First deployment: FC 60
Accommodation: pilot only, in 360 degree cockpit using Mobile Trace System and Core Lander
Dimensions: head height 16.2 meters
Weight: empty 6.8 metric tons; max gross 15.5 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy super ceramic composite; rare metal hybrid multilayered materials
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Ability points: power: 19.91 (normal and battle), 19.90 (super); speed: 18.86 (normal), 27.86 (battle), 46.77 (super); offense: 22.18 (normal), 33.04 (battle), 52.48 (super); defense: 18.31 (normal), 14.02 (battle), 19.90 (super); search: 18.17 (normal), 11.06 (battle), 19.90 (super); adaptability: 19.11 (normal), 14.11 (battle), 19.00 (super); total: 116.54 (normal), 120.00 (battle), super mode: 178.85 (super)
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam sword, stored in left side skirt armor, hand-carried in use; 2 x machine cannon, mounted on torso; 4 x Shining Shot beam gun, 2 per arm mounted on forearms; smoke grenade, stored in unknown location
Optional hand armaments: none
Special attacks: Shining Finger; Shining Finger Sword

The GF13-017NJ Shining Gundam was a mobile fighter that represented Neo Japan during the first part of the 13th Gundam Fight in FC 60. Designed by Dr. Mikamura, the Shining Gundam was primarily focused on melee combat. Its armaments included a pair of head-mounted vulcan guns, two torso-mounted machine cannons, a pair of beam swords and four shining shot beam guns. The Shining Gundam was piloted by Domon Kasshu, an expert martial artist trained by Master Asia, the winner of the 12th Gundam Fight. Master Asia passed his title of King of Hearts to Domon, signifying that Domon was a space colony martial arts champion. The Shining Gundam’s signature attack was the Shining Finger, a finishing move where the hand was charged with energy to crush an opponent’s head. The Shining Gundam’s most powerful attack was the Shining Finger Sword, which could only be used after Domon unlocked the Super Mode. This system was powered by Domon’s anger and proved unreliable until he was able to master reaching a state of complete calm. Once he accomplished this, he was able to unlock the Shining Gundam’s powerful all-gold Hyper Mode.

In FC 60, Domon initiated the first match of the 13th Gundam Fight by traveling to Neo Italy and defeating Michelo Chariot’s GF13-055NI Neros Gundam. While publicly representing Neo Japan in the Gundam Fight, Domon was secretly on a quest to track down his brother Kyoji and the JDG-00X Devil Gundam. Domon’s travels took him to Neo Japan, where he was reunited with Master Asia, only to discover soon after that his former master was now a follower of the Devil Gundam. Facing defeat, Domon returned to the Guiana Highlands in South America to undergo rigorous training. Unfortunately, the Devil Gundam followed and set off a large-scale battle against Domon and the new members of the Shuffle Alliance. The Shining Gundam was critically damaged in a battle with Master Asia’s GF13-001NHII Master Gundam, which forced Domon to switch to the more powerful GF13-017NJII God Gundam for the Gundam Fight Finals in Neo Hong Kong.

Pilot(s): Domon Kasshu, Rain Mikamura
First appearance: Mobile Fighter G Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara


Beam sabers




Forearm thrusters






Leg thrusters


Rear view

G Gundam Info

Yasuhiro Imagawa

Fuyunori Gobu
Ken Oketani
Hiroaki Kitajima
Ryota Yamaguchi
Fumihiko Shimo

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Hajime Katoki
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer:
Hiroshi Osaka

Musical Composer:
Kouhei Tanaka

49 episodes

Japan 04.22.1994 – 03.31.1995
U.S. 08.05.2002 – 10.16.2002


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