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After War Gundam X

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After War Gundam X (機動新世紀ガンダムX)

Production

Producer
Director
Story & Script
Character Design
Mechanical Designer
Art Director
Music

Release

Japanese April 5, 1996 - December 28, 1996
Number of Episodes 39

After War Gundam X (機動新世紀ガンダムX, Kidou Shin Seiki Gundam X) is an anime television series directed by Shinji Takamatsu, comprising of 39 episodes that aired in 1996.

After War Gundam X is the third in a series of Gundam shows, set in a universe other than the Universal Century compared the original Mobile Suit Gundam. The series was preceded by Mobile Fighter G Gundam and New Mobile Report Gundam Wing.

Synopsis

Taking place 15 years after the 7th Space War, the surviving 98 million residents[1] of Earth try to make a living as best they can in the post apocalyptic landscape. Mobile Suits and weapons left over from the war fall into the hands of civilians as well as other organizations on the planet. In an effort to keep the past from repeating itself, Jamil Neate brings together a crew of Vultures to search for Newtypes and protect them from being exploited. As they try to carry out this task, an old government rises from the ashes to try and unify the Earth as other forces slowly fan the flames of war once more between the newly formed New United Nations Earth and the Space Revolutionary Army. Now the crew of the Freeden face a multitude of enemies as they try to prevent another catastrophic war.

Production

The After War Gundam X series was plagued with problems in its initial run, resulting in the number of episodes having to be cut short, much like that of the original Mobile Suit Gundam. Being the third new series to come out in the 1990s that takes place in an alternate universe (in fact G Gundam had only finished the previous year), the series slowly started to fall out of favor with the fans as it took a different approach in having it based mostly on Earth. The poor rating turn outs also lead to multiple time slot changes for the series, pushing it back further and conflicting with other shows airing at the time. These time slot moves caused the producers to start dropping out of the series. Not wanting to end the series abruptly, changes were made to compress the remaining episodes and complete the series.

The After War Gundam X series however developed an underground following that has since boosted its popularity. Its popularity resulted in the continuation of a sequel in manga form called After War Gundam X: Under the Moonlight.

Episodes

# Episode Title Japanese Airdate English Airdate
1 Is the Moon Out? 5 April 1996
2 I'll Give You Power... 12 April 1996
3 My Mount is Fierce! 19 April 1996
4 This Operation is Time Critical 26 April 1996
5 You Pull The Trigger 3 May 1996
6 I Don't Like It 10 May 1996
7 I'm Going to Sell the Gundam! 17 May 1996
8 I Won't Forgive Him! 24 May 1996
9 Like Rain on the Street 31 May 1996
10 I Am a Newtype 7 June 1996
11 Just Run Without Thinking! 14 June 1996
12 It's My Best Work 21 June 1996
13 I'm a Fool; Shoot me 28 June 1996
14 Can You Hear My Voice! 5 July 1996
15 I Wonder if There's a Heaven? 12 July 1996
16 Because I'm a Person Too 19 July 1996
17 Please Determine That for Yourself 26 July 1996
18 The Sea of Lorelei 2 August 1996
19 I Feel Like I'm Dreaming 9 August 1996
20 ...So We Meet Again 16 August 1996
21 My Dead Wife's Favorite Saying 23 August 1996
22 The Ghost of 15 Years Ago 30 August 1996
23 My Dream is Real 6 September 1996
24 Double X, Activate! 13 September 1996
25 You are our Star of Hope 20 September 1996
26 Don't Say Anything 27 September 1996
27 It is Time for Goodbye 5 October 1996
28 Must I Shoot? 12 October 1996
29 Look at Me 19 October 1996
30 I Feel Like I May Never See You Again 26 October 1996
31 Fly, Garrod! 2 November 1996
32 That's The G-Falcon! 9 November 1996
33 How do You Know Me? 16 November 1996
34 I Can See the Moon! 23 November 1996
35 I Will Not Let the Light Of Hope Go Out! 30 November 1996
36 The Next War is the War We Wanted 7 December 1996
37 Freeden, Launch! 14 December 1996
38 I am D.O.M.E. People once called me a Newtype 21 December 1996
39 The Moon Will Always Be There 28 December 1996


Manga

After War Gundam X (Manga) (機動新世紀ガンダムX, Mobile New Century Gundam X) written and drawn by Koichi Tokita. The manga was published by Kodansha and serialized by Comic BomBom.

Characters

Vulture

New United Nations Earth

Space Revolutionary Army

Civilians

Democratic Republic of Gastar / People's Republic of Estard / United Kingdom of Northernbell

Alternative Company

Weapons and Support Units

Vulture / Orc / Sea Vulture / Satelicon

Support

Mobile Suits

New United Nations Earth

Support

Mobile Suits

Mobile Armor

Space Revolutionary Army

Support

Mobile Suits

Mobile Armor

Opening & Closing Themes

Opening Theme:

  • "Dreams" by ROmantic Mode (eps 1-26)
  • "Resolution" by ROmantic Mode (eps 27-39)

Ending Theme:

  • "Human Touch" by Warren Wiebe (eps 1-13,39)
  • "Human Touch - Japanese Version" by Re-Kiss (eps 14-26)
  • "Gin-Iro Horizon (Silver Horizon)" by Satomi Nakase (eps 27-38)

Cast

Gallery

References

  1. After War Gundam X episode 21

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