Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (anime)

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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam is a TV series that aired in Japan from 1985-1986. Following the success of the Mobile Suit Gundam compilation movies, director Yoshiyuki Tomino worked on several other mecha anime projects before returning to Gundam. The series reunited Tomino with several staff members from the original series, including character designer Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and mechanical designer Kunio Okawara, who was joined by new designers Mamoru Nagano and Kazumi Fujita. The series’ soundtrack was composed by Shigeaki Saegusa, who would go on to work on the next two Gundam entries. Set in UC 0087, the series stars Kamille Bidan, a young pilot in the AEUG paramilitary group that opposes the Earth Federation’s fascist Titans task force. After its initial broadcast ended in 1986, Zeta Gundam was followed by a direct sequel, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ. For the series’ 20th anniversary, Tomino returned to direct the A New Translation compilation trilogy that revised the story and blended new and old animation. The TV series and movies were originally released on home video in North America by Bandai Entertainment, but both have been re-released by Nozomi Entertainment.


Mobile Weapons
* AMX-003 Gaza-C
* AMX-004 Qubeley
* AMX-007 Gaza-E (movies only)
* MS-21C Dra-C (movies only)

Vehicles and Support Units
* Endra class
* Gwadan class
* Gwanban class
* Launch
* Musai class (modified)

Mobile Weapons
* MS-06F Zaku II
* MS-14A Gelgoog

Vehicles and Support Units
* Gwazine class

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

Zeta Gundam Info


Yoshiyuki Tomino

Hiroshi Ohnogi
Yumiko Suzuki
Tomoko Kawasaki
Yasushi Hirano
Akinori Endo
Miho Maruo
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kazumi Fujita
Mamoru Nagano
Kunio Okawara
Makoto Kobayashi
Kazuhisa Kondo
Hideo Okamoto

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Shigeaki Saegusa

50 episodes; 3 compilation movies

Japan 03.02.1985 – 02.22.1986

Theatrical Release:
Japan 05.28.2005 – 03.04.2006


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