If you want to start at the very beginning of the franchise, Mobile Suit Gundam (or Gundam 0079 if you go by the manga version). Note that this was made in 1979 with a low budget and low ratings. However, it was enough to begin one of Japan’s biggest franchises.
Zeta, Gundam, Gundam ZZ, Gundam 0083, Gundam 0080, Char’s Counterattack, Gundam Unicorn, etc. The direct sequel to MSG, Zeta Gundam, is arguably one of the best series of the franchise. Meanwhile, the direct sequel to Gundam SEED, Gundam SEED Destiny, is arguably the worst.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin is the OVA production following Unicorn and as the name implies it tells the background story of some characters and how events lead to the original series. You probably don’t want to start with this if you intend to watch the original series and avoid spoilers.
AniDB has a nice releation graph regarding the different Gundam shows and movies. Universal Century and related timelines If you are interested in the original story of the Universal Century (UC) timeline and are willing to invest a lot of time (about 74hrs), you can start off with Mobile Suit Gundam (1979-1980) show and work your way through the sequels following the red line in the graph till the latest Gundam Unicorn OVA. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin is the OVA production following Unicorn and as the name implies it tells the background story of some characters and how events lead to the original series. You probably don’t want to start with this if you intend to watch the original series and avoid spoilers. Gundam F91 and Victory Gundam are also part of UC, but are of a new generation (referred as Late UC) with completely new characters and parties. While F91 features similar spaceship and mobile suit designs as well as similar uniforms, and rather falls in the category of a side story, V seems to be completely unrelated from my point of view, this also applies to Gundam Reconguista in G which is set in Regild Century , a period 500 years after Turn A Gundam . The summary movies of the original show feature new scenes, but I don’t recommend watching them instead of the show, rather watch them when watching side stories. 140 TV show episodes ((43+50+47)*25min)
13 OVA episodes (12*30min+25min)
1 film (120min)
7 OVA episodes (6*60min+90min)
Total: 74hrs 15min
UC unrelated timelines A page listing most Gundam series timelines and related works is also available in Gundam Wikia. Currently these timelines are in order of production dates: Future Century, After Colony, After War, Cosmic Era, Anno Domini, Advanced Generation and Post Disaster. Shows set in these timelines may share some Gundam specific traits, but they were created to be aired on TV and watched independently to attract new viewers or younger audiences, while loyal fans of the original series are treated with OVAs set in UC. In the comments above senshin found a guide (see below) that includes most of the shows (at least the various SD Gundam shows are missing, which benefits clarity) up until Gundam AGE and Gundam Unicorn , listing pros & cons for each show. Spoiler warning: I found spoilers in V (con) and 00 S2 (con), there may be more. Link: Gundam Series guide from /m/Best answer · 10As LiveWireBT and this link suggest, UC was the longgest gundam timeline. And worth to be checked. I personally have watched and recommend Gundam Seed, Gundam 00, and Gundam Unicorn. As they shared a lot similarities about earthlings and spacenoids conflict.0I would definately recommend 00 (sans movie- that may be canon but it was originally supposed to be a seed movie till the lead writer had cancer so they shifted to 00 as that was the anime at the time), seed (destiny if you want to but wouldnt really recommend) and iron-blooded orphans (tekketsu-no orphans – season 2 out in october and s1 just finished). if your after just fights: try build fighters or build fighters try
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You probably don’t want to start with this if you intend to watch the original series and avoid spoilers. Gundam F91 and Victory Gundam are also part of UC, but are of a new generation (referred as Late UC) with completely new characters
Along with my SD Gundam, my collection is starting to crowd the shelf. I rekindled my interest in Gundam modeling this year at Anime Boston, where I fell in love with a Gundam Unicorn model. This was back in April, when shipments of the Zaku II, which I was already hunting …
UNIVERSAL CENTURY This is the original Mobile Suit Gundam, and the start of the Universal Century timeline. This is the main starting location for UC Gundam. The original Gundam, often called «Gundam 0079», takes place in the year UC 0079, and tells the story of Amuro Ray, in what would go on to be called the One Year War.
The Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash film trilogy based on Yoshiyuki Tomino’s novels is the second project in the «UC NexT 0100 Project» that will tackle the future of the UC timeline.
There are several timelines so let’s start with the most prolific, the Universal Century, some series overlap in terms of times and / or rehashes, the other timelines can be watched in any order as they don’t relate. 1. Gundam Origin (Retelling of
Gundam X is a series very unlike any other in the Gundam franchise. While it starts as little more than a post-apocalyptic survival story, by the end it becomes a treatise on the evolution of
The most emotionally impactful would have to be Gundam 0080, probably the saddest and most insightful of the series. Gundam 0083 is probably one of the most action packed series. Gundam Origin tells of the conflicts that led up to the One Year War, while MS Igloo shows an aspect of the One Year War that took place in the background.
By 2014, annual revenue of the Gundam franchise reached ¥80 billion per year, ¥18.4 billion of which was retail sales of toys and hobby items. As of June 2018, Gundam is the 15th highest-grossing media franchise of all time, estimated to have generated more than $15 billion in total revenue.
Original work: Mobile Suit Gundam