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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:55 pm    Post subject: Gundam...where the hell do i start? o.O Reply with quote

I would like to watch Gundam but i have no idea which series i need to start on. Is there a chronological order or can i start on any of them?
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chronologically, I'm not positive. There are some series that you should watch, and some you shouldn't. And since I want to be biased, I believe Gundam 08th MS Team is the best. Sure, Gundam Wing is cute and all, but 08th MS Team gives you more depth and more badassery.

08th MS Team, however, takes place mainly on earth and not space, specifically in Africa.

If you want to watch Gundam stuff that takes place in space, sure go with Wing. I have not seen any Gundam that is newer than Wing, so my opinions are also dated. I'm also going off of what I can remember from Toonami (PBUT)
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, lets do this. I myself am currently watching the original series, the UC timeline, in universe chronologically. So, I am watching the series progress, not the airing of the series.

The UC timeline is ordered as such:
Mobile Suit Gundam (the original series)
Gundam Igloo (all 3 ova series)
Gundam: 08th MS team (one of my favourites)
Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket (One of my least favourites)
Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (where I am now)
Zeta Gundam
Gundam ZZ
Gundam Char's Counterattack
Gundam Unicorn

Other timelines are less extensive.

G Gundam is in its own timeline FC.

After War Gundam X takes place in its own timeline AW.

Turn A Gundam (∀ Gundam) has its own timeline CC.

Gundam Wing has its own timeline AC (After Waltz comes after the series)

Gundam 00 takes place in the AD timeline.

The final timeline (for now at least) is CE. CE has:
Gundam Seed
Gundam Seed Destiny
Gundam Seed C.E 73: Stargazer

Pick from any one of these timelines, since they are all separate stories into themselves, albeit many of the settings and plot are similar between series.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd advise against watching the UC series in chronological order as it's a rather daunting task and not entirely necessary.

If you are the sort that likes shonen fighting shows, Gundam Wing is a good segue into Gundam in general. I'm not entirely sure why, but people who like one tend to like the other.


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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmmm both very good points and thanks for the info. It is easier to understand now; it was so confusing because there was just SO MANY different Gundam series that i had no idea where to start. I was thinking of starting either Gundam Wing or Seed as those seem to be the most popular (from what i can gather).

Yeah i agree, the UC series in chronological order IS a bit daunting so perhaps i'll go with One_Sin's list, starting with Gundam Wing.

But right now i'm just watching so much i'll put Gundam on the back burner and get to it when i've got less anime to watch so i can fully concentrate on it. Smilie_PDT
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wing is a great start. I tried watching Seed, but it didn't catch me like Wing did.
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with a lot of people start with Wing. Then I would watch the UC series.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should start with Gundam wing, and then Eureka seven, and gundam 00 season 1 and 2. Then maybe watch seed, but only if you like your main characters to cry a lot. I mean a LOT!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uwontprevail wrote:
You should start with Gundam wing, and then Eureka seven, and gundam 00 season 1 and 2. Then maybe watch seed, but only if you like your main characters to cry a lot. I mean a LOT!


Eureka Seven was not a Gundam series.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeukran wrote:
Uwontprevail wrote:
You should start with Gundam wing, and then Eureka seven, and gundam 00 season 1 and 2. Then maybe watch seed, but only if you like your main characters to cry a lot. I mean a LOT!


Eureka Seven was not a Gundam series.

Made by the same person who made all of the gundam series.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uwontprevail wrote:
Zeukran wrote:
Uwontprevail wrote:
You should start with Gundam wing, and then Eureka seven, and gundam 00 season 1 and 2. Then maybe watch seed, but only if you like your main characters to cry a lot. I mean a LOT!


Eureka Seven was not a Gundam series.

Made by the same person who made all of the gundam series.


Ah is it? I never knew that o.O (I haven't watched either series yet though Razz).
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uwontprevail wrote:
Zeukran wrote:
Uwontprevail wrote:
You should start with Gundam wing, and then Eureka seven, and gundam 00 season 1 and 2. Then maybe watch seed, but only if you like your main characters to cry a lot. I mean a LOT!


Eureka Seven was not a Gundam series.

Made by the same person who made all of the gundam series.


That is a false statement. Eureka Seven was produced by Bones, Gundam is always produced by Sunrise. The director of Eureka Seven has never worked on anything Gundam related, however he has directed RahXephon.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeukran wrote:
Uwontprevail wrote:
Zeukran wrote:
Uwontprevail wrote:
You should start with Gundam wing, and then Eureka seven, and gundam 00 season 1 and 2. Then maybe watch seed, but only if you like your main characters to cry a lot. I mean a LOT!


Eureka Seven was not a Gundam series.

Made by the same person who made all of the gundam series.


That is a false statement. Eureka Seven was produced by Bones, Gundam is always produced by Sunrise. The director of Eureka Seven has never worked on anything Gundam related, however he has directed RahXephon.


Hmm i see. :S I knew Sunrise made the Gundam's but i didn't know who made Eureka Seven (as i say i've not seen either yet).
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One_Sin wrote:

Avoid:
0083
Char's Counterattack


Disagree strongly on these two, they're worth the watch. There's a reason we air Char's Counterattack every single year at AWA.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You only need to watch G Gundam.

but seriously, just watch them in timeline order. I feel that's the best way.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ms 08th team is the Vietnam of gundam. Based in the UC timeline and you can watch it as a stand alone.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gundam 0079 also known as Mobile Suite Gundam, Great series about the first zeon federation war, just rereleased in the us as an anime legends titile although its only the first half.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally feel the Gundam series that got it all as right as any Gundam ever has is Gundam 00. Good characters, complex plot, great Gundams and other mecha and some awesome animation and battle sequences. Plus being set in our own AD timeline a couple hundred years or so down the line, it feels almost as if it could really happen.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would start with th oldest series and keeping going till the newst series.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gundam
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