Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime)

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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin is an OVA series released in Japan from 2015-2018. It is an adaptation of the prequel arc of the 2001 manga of the same name by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. The OVA adaptation was directed by Yasuhiko and Takashi Imanishi, with mechanical designs by Hajime Katoki, Mika Akitaka and Kimitoshi Yamane, character designs by Yasuhiko and Tsukasa Kotobuki and a score by Takayuki Hattori. Set from UC 0068-0079, the series tells the backstory of Mobile Suit Gundam enemy ace Char Aznable and his sister, Sayla Mass. The series was initially announced with the four-episode “Char and Sayla” arc but was later extended with the two episode “Loum” arc. As part of Gundam‘s 40th anniversary celebration in 2019, Sunrise created a 13-episode TV edit titled Advent of the Red Comet that also aired on Cartoon Network. The series has streamed internationally and is available on home video from Nozomi Entertainment.


Vehicles and Support Units
* Barracuda
* FF-1F Vollhog

Vehicles and Support Units
* Type 61 Tank Model A2

NOTE: Units indicated with an asterisk (*) are available in Burke’s All the World’s Mobile Weapons or Burke’s Fighting Ships & Vehicles format.

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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