What are the best Gundam series?

Mobile Suit Gundam has been one of the longest-running anime franchises in history with a loyal fan base all over the world. Multiple shows based on multiple timelines have come out since making it really difficult to follow. To make things easier, here are some of the best to get you started.

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    #1Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

    Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

    Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans also known as Gundam IBO and G-Tekketsu in Japan is a 2015 Japanese mecha anime series and the 14th installment in Sunrise's Gundam franchise. It is directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai and written by Mari Okada

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    Wayne Wheeler
    Written on May 17, 2019
    "This is the only Gundam series that I've watched but I'm in love with it! It didn't focus on the war but its aftermath. The ending was not what I hoped it would but it really made sense."
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    #2Mobile Suit Gundam 00

    Mobile Suit Gundam 00

    Mobile Suit Gundam 00 is an anime television series, the eleventh installment in Sunrise studio's long-running Gundam franchise. It is directed by Seiji Mizushima, written by Yōsuke Kuroda, and features character designs by Yun Kōga.

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    Jonathan May
    Written on May 17, 2019
    "Timeless! I can watch this again and again and still be amazed and attached to the story. Just know that there are some mature contents but it doesn't affect the entire show. "
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    #3Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

    Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

    Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn is an anime adaptation of the novel by popular Japanese author Harutoshi Fukui. Character and mechanical designs are provided by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and Hajime Katoki.

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    Cheng Chang
    Written on May 17, 2019
    "I really enjoyed this latest Gundam series. It's up to you if you want to watch the previous Gundam Universal Century entries but you might still appreciate this one on its own"

DID YOU KNOW?

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam? In 1979, the mecha genre was in full swing, with Mazinger Z by Go Nagai being one of the most popular ones. The art was fanciful and appealed more to younger audiences. Mobile Suit Gundam would change this notion and change the entire mecha anime genre for good. The show used hyperrealistic mechanized exosuits and military tools. This, along with a more mature and graphic portrayal of warfare never before tried by anyone. It was unlike anything that anyone has seen before. Its lackluster reception and the threat of cancellation was somewhat expected though. Audiences were expecting another superpowered robot anime but got this instead. Little did anyone know that this show would be the start of a new genre for mecha anime shows. As well as the rise of the multi-million toy model franchise that would save Gundam.

Today, the Gunpla (Gundam model kits) is a multi-billion yen industry in Japan. The Mobile Suit Gundam anime franchise is one of the most popular mecha anime in the industry. One show that helped the franchise gain popularity in the West is the show Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. It became one of the best anime shows from the 90s. From then on, Gundam shows were a much-loved mecha anime worldwide. It's so influential that it has encouraged research into robotics and future technologies. Regardless of whether you're a long-time fan or a newcomer to the series, there is much to see and explore here. Welcome to the amazing world of Mobile Suit Gundam.

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    #4Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Remaster

    Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Remaster

    Mobile Suit Gundam SEED is an anime series developed by Sunrise and directed by Mitsuo Fukuda. The ninth installment in the Gundam franchise and was released in 2002. This is the HD Remastered version which was released in 2011.

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    Sue Mao
    Written on May 17, 2019
    "Definitely, among the top Gundam anime 😍 This could be a great introduction to the entire Gundam series and just finishing this will lead you to wanna watch more. "
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    #5Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

    Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

    Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, also known in Japan as New Mobile Report Gundam Wing, is a 1995 Japanese mecha anime series directed by Masashi Ikeda and written by Katsuyuki Sumizawa. It is the sixth installment in the Gundam franchise.

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    Yu Ma
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "This show along with Gundam Seed enjoyed immense popularity with its Western audiences. It's one of the easier recommendations to those who are new to the whole Gundam franchise. The characters here have mostly one-dimensional personalities which can a negative for some shows but it works here. It makes the story and what drives and motivates these character to be who they are and why they do what they do easy to understand and follow."
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    #6Mobile Fighter G Gundam

    Mobile Fighter G Gundam

    Mobile Fighter G Gundam, also known in Japan as Mobile Fighting Legend G Gundam, is a 1994 Japanese animated television series produced by Sunrise and the fifth installment in the long-running Gundam franchise.

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    Randy Watson
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "In terms of premise, this is actually the most unique one in the series, heavily focusing on the martial arts for its story and the way they do battle. It's a time in the series' history and timeline where everything is handled through Gundam fights or duels. The story is simplistic and easy to understand but it's still a lot of fun to watch."
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    #7Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

    Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

    Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam is a 1985 Japanese TV anime series, the 2nd installment in the Gundam franchise, and a sequel to the original Mobile Suit Gundam. It was created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, with character designs by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko.

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    Roy Williamson
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "This is considered to be the direct sequel to the first Mobile Suit Gundam series but it relies on an entirely new cast of character and having the major character be relegated to secondary supporting roles. You can totally watch this without having seen the first but I would still recommend that you do."
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    #8Mobile Suit Gundam

    Mobile Suit Gundam

    Mobile Suit Gundam is a TV anime series, produced and animated by Sunrise. It was created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino and it premiered in Japan on April 7, 1979, until January 26, 1980, spanning 43 episodes.

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    Sun Su
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "Literally, the show that started it all. The first ever Gundam series was very episodic. There was not much continuity in the story and the pacing is quite fast having every conflict end within the same episode. It's not the definitive Gundam series despite being the first one, but it did set the stage for the many sequels and spin-off that came after it."
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    #9Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

    Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

    Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team is a 1996 13-episode anime series. A young Earth Federation Lieutenant is sent to Earth to lead a squadron to fight Zeon forces. They discover a secret weapon being developed and has an encounter with its pilot.

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    Gary Guerrero
    Written on September 19, 2019
    "A unique entry into the entire Gundam timeline as it can be a stand-alone series and can serve as its own side story even without have any prior knowledge on the history of the series."
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    #10After War Gundam X

    After War Gundam X

    After War Gundam X is a 39-episode anime TV series that came out in 1996. After the crash on Earth, a young girl from the few surviving members of the colonies is kidnapped. A young man is hired to rescue the girl and comes to a realization about her captors.

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    Justin Hu
    Written on September 19, 2019
    "This is one of the most underrated shows in the Gundam franchise and deserves a lot more attention than it's getting. It brings some fresh new ideas and concepts to the series as a whole."
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    #11Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

    Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

    Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory is set after the One Year War where peace has come between the Earth Federation and Zeon. Years later, remnants of the old war steal a new weapon that threatens to disrupt the peace yet again. 

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    Xu Wang
    Written on September 19, 2019
    "The One Year War is a short period in the grand Gundam timeline of things and you can do without watching it and not have issues. It does provide a nice sense of continuity especially if you watched The 08th MS Team."
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    #12Turn A Gundam

    Turn A Gundam

    Turn A Gundam is a Gundam anime series that happens in a time where mobile suits have become relics of the past except for an advanced civilization on the moon calling themselves the Moonrace. As its Queen Dianna Soreil travels back home, chaos once again ensues.

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    Zhao Tang
    Written on September 19, 2019
    "This series is rather unique in that it happens in relatively peaceful times. There is less action in it compared to the others in series as a result. What it does really well is with its storytelling and character development."

Summary

Best What are the best Gundam series
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded OrphansTV Shows 47 Paid
2Mobile Suit Gundam 00TV Shows 26 Paid
3Mobile Suit Gundam UnicornTV Shows 19 Paid
4Mobile Suit Gundam SEED RemasterTV Shows 12 Paid
5Mobile Suit Gundam WingTV Shows 6 Paid
6Mobile Fighter G GundamTV Shows 3 Paid
7Mobile Suit Zeta GundamTV Shows 2 Paid
8Mobile Suit GundamTV Shows 1 Paid
9Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS TeamTV Shows 1 Paid
10After War Gundam XTV Shows 0 Paid
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