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Mobile Suit Gundam AGE

AGE AGE

Mobile Suit Gundam AGE (機動戦士ガンダムAGE, Kidō Senshi Gandamu AGE)

Production

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Director
Story & Script
Character Design
Mechanical Designer
Music

Release

Japanese October 9, 2011 - September 23, 2012
Number of Episodes 49

Mobile Suit Gundam AGE 機動戦士ガンダムAGE (Kidō Senshi Gandamu AGE?) is a TV Series and the 12th in the Gundam franchise. It is a collaboration between Sunrise and video game developer Level 5. The series is directed by Susumu Yamaguchi and premiered on Japan's MBS and TBS stations on October 9, 2011. This series is also simultaneously broadcasted on Bandai's official video portal Gundam.info with English, Chinese (Traditional) and Chinese (Simplified) subtitles. An English dub of this show has also had its first overseas TV broadcast premiered in MediaCorp's Okto Channel in Singapore on 16th June 2012. [1] On August 25th, 2012, it was confirmed in the magazine "Kadokawa Shoten's Gundam Ace" that Gundam AGE would come to an end after the 49th episode to be aired on September 23rd, 2012. Also, the last four episode titles and summaries were released.[2] [3]

Story

Mobile Suit Gundam AGE takes place over the course of a century during a "One Hundred Year War". Mankind had migrated to space colonies several centuries ago, with wars on Earth having long ended. Suddenly during the Advanced Generation (AG) Year 101 an Unknown Enemy (UE) appears and starts to attack Earth and colonies starting a full-scale war. They destroy the space colony "Angel" in a disaster later referred to as "The Day the Angel Fell". In AG 108 the UE attack a once peaceful colony known as "Orvan". Flit Asuno, a seven-year-old boy at the time, had his mother killed in this attack. Before she died, she gave him the Asuno family heirloom—the "AGE Device " memory unit. Using plans hidden within this unit, Flit begins to develop the mobile suit "Gundam", humanity's last hope.

AG 115 (Flit Arc)

In the year AG 115, Flit Asuno, now age fourteen, lives on the colony "Nora" in an Earth Federal Forces military base named "Aliston". After seven years of research and development collaborating with the EFF, Flit completes development of the AGE-1 Gundam AGE-1 Normal, allowing it to self-evolve through combat experience. The UE finally begins an attack on the colony "Nora" and now Flit has no choice but to fight with the Gundam.

The First Generation follows Flit and the crew of the battleship Diva, as they begin the Federation's first major counterattack against the UE. Along the way, Flit meets many people who make lasting impressions on his life; Yurin L'Ciel, a girl from Nora who displays mysterious psychic powers, and whom Flit develops a romantic interest in, Woolf Enneacle, a Federation ace mobile suit pilot, who becomes Flit's friend and comrade, and Desil Galette, a young boy who displays a streak of cruelty and keeps an eye on Flit and the Gundam during their travels. Also, unbeknownst to the crew, their captain, Grodek Ainoa, has actually stolen command of the Diva from the Federation and is now being chased as a wanted man. When the crew learns of his status, Grodek reveals his intentions, that he has learned who the UE really are, where their base is, and that he plans to use the Diva and the Gundam to launch an assault on them so take his revenge on the UE for killing his family, when they destroyed colony Angel. While initially shocked, Flit and the crew decide to follow Grodek, and after recruiting help, launch an attack on the UE's mothership, Ambat. It is here that Flit has a reunion with Desil, who reveals to working with the UE, and Yurin who is being held hostage and forced to fight by Desil. The three way battle results in Yurin's death, Flit's awakening as an X-Rounder (the AGE equivalent of a Newtype), his defeat of Desil, and the cementing Flit's hatred for the UE for the rest of his life. The Diva manages to break through the UE's defenses and into Ambat, where a grief-stricken and angry Flit fights against the fortress's leader, Gerra Zoi, and his massive mobile suit. Ultimately, Flit defeats Gerra and the Diva crew succeeds in capturing the base, and they learn the UE's true identity. The UE are actually humans, who were sent to colonize Mars due to the overpopulation on Earth, but were then left to die by the Federation when Martian storms killed most of the colonists. Embittered, the surviving colonists repopulated and formed their own nation, Vagan, with the ultimate goal of returning to the Earth, and claiming it as their own. Despite the victory, the crew of the Diva are court-martialed, but Grodek takes the blame for all their actions, and thus only he is imprisoned. The crew disbands, and the First Generation ends with the war between the Vagan's and the Federation only having just begun.

AG 140 - 142 (Asemu Arc)

Twenty five years have passed since “The War of Bat Extermination”, where the Diva crew and the Gundam defeated the Vagan main force in the Earth Sphere. During that time, Flit Asuno had become the commander of the Federation’s main space defense fortress, Big Ring, and had also married his childhood friend, Emily Amonde, and raised two children, Asemu Asuno and Yunoa Asuno. On Asemu’s 17th birthday, Flit gives him the Age Device, passing on both the Gundam and the mission of fighting the Vagan’s to his son, and thus beginning Asemu’s journey.

The Second Generation revolves around the Vagan’s attempt to land on the Earth and Asemu’s relationship with Romary Stone and Zeheart Galette, the latter of whom is a Vagan. Upon learning of Zeheart’s real identity and his declaration of being Asemu's enemy, Asemu and Romary join the military a year after his departure, and are assigned aboard the Diva, at which point Asemu is given the successor to the Gundam AGE-1, the AGE-2 Gundam AGE-2 Normal. Throughout the war, Asemu struggles with the fact that he is not an X-Rounder like his father and Zeheart, and develops a need to prove himself. Also adding to Asemu’s frustration are the facts that no matter how hard he tries to impress his father, Flit constantly expects more from him, and that Romary, whom Asemu is in love with, seems to show more interest in Zeheart. Woolf, Asemu’s commander and mentor helps the young pilot, by making him more aware of his own strengths and focusing less on being like his father. After many clashes, the Vagan’s begin their final attempt to land on the Earth, in what is known as “The Battle of Nortrum”. During the battle, Woolf is killed, causing Asemu to fully embrace Woolf’s teachings about focusing on his own strengths, thus drastically improving his piloting skills. In the final stages of the battle, the Vagan’s battleship, Downes, threatens to crash into Earth, so Asemu and Zeheart team up to save the Earth, and successfully destroy the ship, but unbeknownst to the Federation forces, this allowed for the Vagan forces on board the ships escape pods to land on Earth.

One year later, the Vagan forces on Earth, lead by Medel Zant, attack the Federation capital, but are intercepted by Asemu. Meanwhile, Flit and the military arrest Prime Minister Froi Olfenoa, as he has been conspiring with the Vagan’s. The battle ends with Asemu finishing off Zant and Flit reaffirming his goal of wiping out every last single Vagan. Following this, Flit leads the military to purge the government of every last Vagan conspirator, and thus establishes a new rule for the Earth Federation. Elsewhere, it is revealed that the Vagan supreme leader, Fezarl Ezelcant, has placed Zeheart in cryogenic sleep so that he may take part in the next phase of their plan in the later future. A few years later, Asemu returns to his home colony of Tordia, where he and Romary are married in the presence of their friends and family, thus ending the Second Generation.

AG 164 (Kio Arc/Three Generation Arc)

The Third Generation starts from AG 151 where Romary Asuno gave birth to Kio in a hospital in the City of Olivernote on Earth. However, his father Asemu has to go on his final mission as an Earth Federation Forces Pilot moments after he was born where he has to investigate a derelict ship before he suddenly went MIA, the military search party then discovered Asemu's AGE Device during their search and handed it to his own father Flit, which then passed it onto Kio.

13 years passed and Kio grew up to be a gentle young man. While riding on a car his friend bought, they encountered a Vagan mothership with the Vagan leader Fezarl Ezelcant declared a full-scale invasion of Earth as the final phase of his plan to take back their former home, led by a reawakened Zeheart Galette in his Ghirarga along with several Danazines, collaborating with the Vagans hidden on Earth with their Dorados in an attack on Olivernote. All this happened just after the defense fortress "Big Ring", who is under a different commander now, was destroyed by a giant Vagan mothership. Kio and his friends escaped on the car but he saw three children who were trapped, so he and his childhood friend, Wendy Hearts rescued the children and brought them to safety before being evacuated by the Earth Federation Forces stationed there.

Believing the Gundam can stop them, he was nearly attacked by a Danazine before Flit came in with his carrier and Kio boarded it, only to reveal that this was actually the Core Fighter, one of the two components of Gundam AGE-3. After Flit asked the Diva to launch, the second carrier that contains the other component, the G-Ceptor was launched at the same time, allowing Kio to pilot the Core Fighter form the Gundam AGE-3 Normal by docking with the G-Ceptor in mid-air with Flit's guidance. It was then that he realized why Flit bought Kio the MS Battle Simulator while he was a little kid, it was to prepare Kio for the time that he inherits the Gundam AGE-3 for himself to protect his home and the ones he cherish, something that Flit and Asemu once did in their own generation.

The Three Generation Arc were starts from one month where Kio were rescued by his father and Bisidian from Vagan's Second Moon. After returning to Earth, Kio rejoins the crew of Diva piloting the AGE System's ultimate mobile suit, AGE-FX Gundam AGE-FX.

Fighting together for the first time, Flit, Asemu and Kio lead the Earth Federal Forces and the Bisidian in a successful attempt to recapture the Federation's main base on the moon from the Vagans. After Asemu locates and destroys the EXA-DB to ensure that neither side claims it, the Earth Federation and the Vagans focus all their efforts in one final battle at Earth's orbit. The battle ends when the Vagan main colony "Second Moon" is about to be destroyed, and Kio managed to convince Flit to abandon his grief about destroying Vagan and rally both the Federation and Vagan soldiers to work together and save the colony. After the conflict ends, the humanity had gathered the data from the AGE System and the EXA-DB to create the Everse System to nullify the Mars Rays, and Mars Sphere became a safe place to live. 37 years later (201 A.G.), Flit becomes remembered as a savior who united all mankind for a brighter future.

Characters

Main article: Advanced Generation list of characters

Technology

Main article: Advanced Generation Technology

Media

Music

  • Insert
    • "Memorial Days" by KOKIA
    • "Kimi to Boku wa Soko ni Ita" by AiRI

Episodes

The four Generation Arcs are listed as follows:

  • First Generation Arc featuring Flit Asuno as protagonist consists of Episodes 1 to 15, which take place in AG 114.
  • Second Generation Arc featuring Asemu Asuno as protagonist consists of Episodes 16 to 28, which take place from AG 140 to AG 142.
  • Third Generation Arc featuring Kio Asuno as protagonist consists of Episodes 29 to 39, which take place in AG 164.
  • Three Generations Arc featuring all three Gundam Pilots of the Asuno family as co-protagonists consists of Episodes 40 to 49, which take place one month after the end of the Third Generation Arc.
# Episode Title Japanese Airdate English Airdate
1 The Savior, Gundam 9 October 2011
2 The Power of AGE 16 October 2011
3 The Twisted Colony 23 October 2011
4 The White Wolf 30 October 2011
5 The Demon Boy 6 November 2011
6 The Light and Shadow of Fardain 13 November 2011
7 Evolving Gundam 20 November 2011
8 A Deadly United Front 27 November 2011
9 Secret Mobile Suit 4 December 2011
10 Day of Fierce Battle 11 December 2011
11 The Reunion at Minsry 18 December 2011
12 The Rebels Set Sail 1 January 2012
13 Space Fortress Ambat 8 January 2012
14 Flash of Sorrow 15 January 2012
15 Those Tears Fall in Space 22 January 2012
16 The Gundam in the Stable 29 January 2012
17 Friendship, Love and Mobile Suits 5 February 2012
18 Graduation Ceremony Combat 12 February 2012
19 Asemu's Departure 17 February 2012
20 The Red Mobile Suit 26 February 2012
21 The Shadow that Awaits 4 March 2012
22 Big Ring Absolute Line of Defense 11 March 2012
23 Suspicious Colony 18 March 2012
24 X-Rounder 25 March 2012
25 The Terrifying Mu-szell 1 April 2012
26 The Earth is...Our Eden 8 April 2012
27 I Saw a Red Sunset 15 April 2012
28 Upheaval in the Earth Sphere 22 April 2012
29 Grandfather's Gundam 29 April 2012
30 The City Becomes a Battlefield 6 May 2012
31 Tremble in Fear - Ghosts of the Desert 13 May 2012
32 The Traitor 20 May 2012
33 Howl to the Earth 27 May 2012
34 Space Pirates Bisidian 3 June 2012
35 Cursed Treasure 10 June 2012
36 The Stolen Gundam 17 June 2012
37 The World of the Vagans 24 June 2012
38 Fugitive Kio 1 July 2012
39 The Door to the New World 8 July 2012
40 Kio's Decision: Together with the Gundam 15 July 2012
41 Magnificent Fram 22 July 2012
42 Girard Spriggan 29 July 2012
43 Splendid! Triple Gundam 5 August 2012
44 Diverging Paths 19 August 2012
45 Sid the Destroyer 26 August 2012
46 Space Fortress, La Gramis 2 September 2012
47 Blue Planet, Lives Ending 9 September 2012
48 The Glitter of Despair 16 September 2012
49 End of a Long Journey 23 September 2012


Mobile Weapons

Main article: Advanced Generation Mobile Weapons

Warships and Vehicles

Main article: Advanced Generation List of Warships and Spacecraft

Staff

Director: Susumu Yamaguchi
Story Planning: Hino Akihiro
Draft Character Design: Takuzou Nagano
Character Design: Michinori Chiba
Mechanical Concept Design: Kanetake Ebikawa
Ishigaki Juniya
Kenji Teraoka

Picture Gallery

References

See also

Compilation

Manga

Novels

Drama CD

Side Stories

Games

Trivia

  • Gundam AGE is made as a tribute to the Universal Century timeline, describing the three main characters in each generation it passed.
  • The first minute of the Promotional Trailer shows several scenes that are similar to scenes from "Gundam Rising", the first episode of the original series.
  • The Vagan are identical in concept to the 'Jovian Lizards' of Martian Successor Nadesico.
  • The sound effects are reworked versions of the ones used in all of the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED series.
  • The school uniforms worn during Asemu's generation arc have a similar resemblance to the uniforms worn by Celestial Being in Season 2/Movie in Mobile Suit Gundam 00.
  • Gundam AGE is the first AU series not to be released in English-speaking countries
  • Gundam AGE is currently the last Gundam series to be aired on Tokyo Broadcasting Station due to its poor showing.

References

  1. http://en.gundam.info/topic/7251
  2. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-08-25/gundam-age-to-end-at-49-episodes-on-september-23
  3. http://orendsrange.blogspot.com/2012/08/mobile-suit-gundam-age-to-end-in.html

External links


Advanced Generation
Anime Gundam AGE | Episode Listing
Events Timeline
Topics Characters | Locations | Mobile Suits | Technology | Warships and Spacecraft
Books Story of the Beginning | First Evolution - Second Evolution - Final Evolution - 〜Climax Hero〜 | -UNKNOWN SOLDIERS- | ⇀EXA-LOG↽ | Treasure Star | Gundam AGE Novel | Memories of Sid
Gunpla High Grade Gundam AGE
Video Games Try Age | Gundam AGE Cosmic Drive/Universe Accel
Timelines Advanced Generation | After Colony | After War | Anno Domini | Build Fighters | Correct Century | Cosmic Era | Future Century | Mars Century | Regild Century | SD Gundam | Universal Century

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