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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam 

Kidô senshi Z Gundam (original title)
Eight years after the One Year War, the Earth Federation creates an elite force called the Titans to hunt Zeon remnants. When Titans proves to be no better than Zeon, the Anti Earth Union Group (AEUG) is formed to restore peace in space.

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Yoshiyuki Tomino
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1986   1985  

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Series cast summary:
Nobuo Tobita ...  Kamille Bidan 50 episodes, 1985-1986
Shûichi Ikeda Shûichi Ikeda ...  Char Aznable / ... 50 episodes, 1985-1986
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...  Bright Noa 50 episodes, 1985-1986
Miyuki Matsuoka Miyuki Matsuoka ...  Fa Yuiry 50 episodes, 1985-1986
Kazuhiko Inoue ...  Jerid Messa 50 episodes, 1985-1986
Maya Okamoto ...  Emma Sheen 50 episodes, 1985-1986
Lisa Christie ...  Lt. Emma Sheen 50 episodes, 1985-1986
Ethan Cole Ethan Cole ...  Lt. Jerid Messa 50 episodes, 1985-1986
Tom Edwards ...  Char Aznable / ... 50 episodes, 1985-1986
Dave Kelly Dave Kelly ...  Cpt. Bright Noa 50 episodes, 1985-1986
C. Adam Leigh C. Adam Leigh 50 episodes, 1985-1986
Dave Pettitt ...  Narrator / ... 50 episodes, 1985-1986
Jonathan Lachlan Stewart Jonathan Lachlan Stewart ...  Kamille Bidan 50 episodes, 1985-1986
Jûrôta Kosugi Jûrôta Kosugi ...  Henken Bekkener 22 episodes, 1985-1986
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After the One Year War and subsequent wars with the last remnants of the Principality of Zeon, the Earth Federation formed a special military force to prevent space colonies from revolting against the Federation. Thus, the Titans were born. Eight years have passed since the end of the One Year War and now the tables have turned. The once good Earth Federation is now more corrupt than ever and will turn the other way even when its special force, the Titans, commit atrocities like gassing millions of civilians to their deaths. Because of this abuse of authority the Anti-Earth Union Group (AEUG) is formed from the breaking off of many Federation politicians and military who oppose the Titans, and they will ally with former members of the Principality of Zeon, who dislike the oppression and tyranny towards the space colonies. This where the story begins. Many heroes from the One Year War, like Amuro Ray, Char Aznable, Bright Noa, Hayato Kobayashi, and Quattro Bajeena (Char Aznable), as ... Written by fml_lopez

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A new space conflict emerges...


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Trivia

Yazan's huge yellow bouffant earned him the nickname "Space Beavis" from viewers. See more »

Quotes

Quattro Bajeena: Why must we fight amongst each other and further pollute the earth?
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Referenced in Gundam: Battle Assault (1998) See more »

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Classic Gundam, a must-see
10 April 2005 | by ScooterTheOutlawSee all my reviews

If you are a fan of any facet of the Gundam universe, this series is for you. If you like animation, then this series is for you. If you like good stories, this series is for you. Zeta Gundam is the dark, powerful, emotional, and completely enjoyable follow up to the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam TV series. Like it's predecessor, the show orbits around conflict between space colonies and the earth that bore them, the politics of war, and the struggles of a young man growing up in hazardous times. Unlike it's predecessor, it is a much darker, more violent and serious show.

Zeta is not the most innovative shows around, but it is certainly one of the most powerful. Some of the scenes are heartbreaking, others are uplifting, but the 'good guys' certainly have a dark cloud hanging over them the whole time. The animation is very 80s, not a bad thing, but it is pretty dated. Still, for it's time, many of the mobile suit battles come across as exciting and dynamic (more so than most of the new series), and the characters are all distinct, so there's no mixing them up because they all look so similar as in many other animes. The plot is top-notch, and will keep you interested--but not at the edge of your set--through the entire series. The last six episodes are some of the best in Gundam as a whole.

Recommended to pretty much everyone, but especially Gundam fans; Zeta Gundam may be the series finest installment.


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2 March 1985 (Japan) See more »

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Sotsu Agency, Sunrise See more »
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(50 episodes)
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