Departure 0096 (96年目の出発(たびだち) Kyūjūhachi-nenme no Tabidachi?) is the first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096. It first aired on TV Asahi on April 3, 2016 with the English dub streamed worldwide on Daisuki and the English sub streamed in Southeast Asia on Gundam.Info. The dubbed episode aired on American television on Adult Swim's Toonami block on January 7 at 1 AM.[1]


On the day of the ceremony marking the transition from the A.D. to the Universal Century calendar, the space station Laplace, official residence of the Earth Federation prime minister, is destroyed by a terrorist bombing. One of the terrorists, a young man named Syam Vist, is caught in the explosion but barely manages to survive. He obtains a forbidden box that will come to be known as Laplace's Box.

Almost a century later, in Universal Century 0096...[2]

The camouflaged freighter Garencieres, which belongs to an anti-government organization known as the Sleeves, docks at the space colony Industrial 7 which is being constructed in a shoal zone. Its objective is to obtain Laplace's Box, which is secretly held by the Vist Foundation. Banagher Links, a boy who entered the custody of his unknown father after his mother's death and is now attending the Anaheim Electronics Industrial College, meets a girl who has stowed away aboard the Garencieres and entered Industrial 7. Banagher saves the girl, who has accidentally fallen into a zero-gravity area, and she tells him there is someone she needs to meet with in order to prevent a war. [3]


A dying Cardeas Vist give his son, Banagher Links the RX-0 Unicorn. Almost a century earlier, the Prime Minister of the Earth Federation, Ricardo Marcenas makes a speech at his residence, Laplace.




Notes & Trivia

This is the start of the arc corresponding to the first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam UnicornDay of the Unicorn.


  1. [ Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 to Run on Toonami Starting January - News - Anime News Network]
  3. Gundam.Info
Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 Episodes

Departure 0096 | First Blood | They Called It Gundam | Full Frontal's Pursuit | Clash with the Red Comet | Under the Mask | The Battle of Palau | Laplace, Where It All Began | Retribution | From the Scorching Earth | Battle at Torrington | A Private War | Banagher Links, Soldier | Clash of the Two Unicorns | Waiting in Space

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