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Mobile Suit Victory Gundam or V Gundam (機動戦士Vガンダム, Kidō Senshi V (Vikutorī) Gandamu) is an anime television program set in the Universal Century timeline. It consists of 51 episodes and was directed by Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino. The series was first broadcast on TV Asahi (and its ANN stations) and later by the anime satellite TV network, Animax, across Japan and later its respective networks worldwide, including Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Latin America and other regions.

Story

Victory Gundam is set in UC 0153 and succeeds the Federation and Crossbone Vanguard conflict of Gundam F-91. Therefore, it takes place well after the events of the Earth Federation versus Principality of Zeon conflict (which could be said to have ended with Char's Counterattack or Unicorn).

The greatly weakened Earth Federation comes under attack by the BESPA forces of the spaceborn Zanscare Empire; only the AEUG-like League Militaire stands in their way. The mass-produced Victory Gundam is the League Militaire's secret weapon against the invading BESPA.

Overview

Victory Gundam, the first of four Gundam television series that aired in Japan sequentially from 1993 through 1996 and the second longest Gundam television show with 51 episodes (SD Gundam Force is the first with 52 episodes) and featured the second youngest protagonist in Gundam anime - the thirteen-year-old Uso Ewin. It is another one of Tomino's "Kill 'em all" series. The main cast casualty rate of the League Militaire (especially the Shrike Team), as well as the Zanscare is extremely high. In a notable scene, two members of the Shrike Team are killed by being vaporized in their normal suits by a beam saber.

According to Tomino, while Victory Gundam was being produced, Sunrise merged with Bandai over his objections. The negative feelings resulting from these events made Victory Gundam his most hated Gundam series. In fact, his interview on the memorial DVD Box's initial-printing booklet is entitled "Don't buy these DVDs because you should not watch them!!"— similar to an admonition included in the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundams final DVD volume. (The interview itself explains the above situation.) According to rumours, it was during the production of this series that Tomino suffered from depression.

There is an inside-rumour among Gundam fans that the protagonist, Uso Ewin, is the great grandson of late Char Aznable, based on that the last-name of Uso's Mother (Miguel) is the same as Char's last lover, Nanai Miguel (in Char's Counterattack). This series takes place 60 years after the events of Char's Counterattack so this is considered by fans to be very plausible. Even though Tomino officially rejects the rumour, it is also known that the production group considered the idea, just did not implement it (but the last name of Muller "Miguel" stays).

Tomino, as with the original Gundam and Zeta, had to contend with a great deal of pressure from sponsors and other interested parties. The first episode was originally intended to be episode four, but pressure from a major investor (Bandai) to show the main mobile suit from the start led to a confusing change to the early episode order. Another pressure came with merchandising interest to put battleships in the series, while the main stage was on Earth. As a compromise and irony, the strange BESPA battleship/motorcycle mixture vessels that made up the Motorad Fleet made their appearance. Some people point out the death rate as mentioned above had a great deal to do with Tomino's depression and frustration while working on the show; in contrast, his more recent works, such as King Gainer and Brain Powerd, avoid large body counts.

Openings and Endings

Openings:

  • Standup to the Victory by Tomohisa Kawazoe (episode 1–31)
  • Don't Stop! Carry On! by RD (episode 32–51)

Endings:

  • Winners Forever by infix (episode 1–31)
  • Mou Ichido Tenderness KIX.S (episode 32–51)

Episode list

For a complete listing of the episodes please see here.

# Episode Title Japanese Airdate English Airdate
1 The White Mobile Suit
2 The Meeting with the Machine that Day
3 Uso's Fight
4 Who We Are Fighting For
5 Godzorla's Counterattack
6 A Fighter's Radiance
7 Sound of the Guillotine
8 Fierce Fight! Attacking in Waves
9 Setting Off
10 Behold! The Shrike Team
11 The Shrike Team's Bulwark
12 Let's Get Rid of the Guillotine
13 Gilbraltar Airspace
14 Offense and Defense at Gilbraltar
15 Space Dust
16 Reinforce Surfaces
17 The Empire's Queen
18 Battle of the Space Fleets
19 Locate Shakti
20 The Eve Before Decisive Battle
21 Strike the Decisive Satellite
22 The Space Tiger
23 Infiltrate Zanscare
24 Offense and Defense at the Capital
25 To the Enemy Fleet and Land
26 Maria and Uso
27 The Flash That Runs Through Space
28 The Great Escape
29 The New Mobile Suit V2
30 Mother's Gundam
31 Motorad Takeoff
32 Pressing Doggoria
33 People Who Dwell in the Sea
34 Operation Giant Roller
35 Mother or Shakti?
36 Mother Returns To The Earth
37 Counterattack of the Twinrad
38 The North Sea Begins Burning
39 The Song of the Wings of Light
40 Under the Super Aerial Attack
41 The Battlefield Created by Father
42 Fresh Blood Swirls in the Light
43 The Battlefield Comet Fuala
44 Love is at the End of the Light


Cast & Staff

Japanese Voice

League Militaire:

Character Voice Actor
Uso Ewin Daisuke Sakaguchi
Shakti Kareen Yumi Kuroda
Marbet Fingerhat Ayako Shiraishi
Romero Marabal Furin Cha
Jinn Gehenam Ginzou Matsuo
Tomache Massarik Tomokazu Seki
Odelo Henrik Masayuki Nakata
Oliver Inoe Keiichi Sonobe
Junko Jenko Yuko Kobayashi
Peggy Lee Kae Araki
Kate Bush Shinobu Adachi
Helen Jackson Rika Fukami
Maheria Meril Mari Maruta
Cony Francis Satomi Koorogi
(Also voiced for Karlmann Dukartuse and Suzy Relane)
Juca Meilasch Atsuko Tanaka
Francesca O'Hara Hiromi Ishikawa
Miliera Katan Narumi Hidaka

Zanscare Empire:

Character Voice Actor
Cronicle Asher Toomoyuki Dan
Katejina Loos Kumiko Watanabe
Maria Pia Armonia Emi Shinohara
Arbeo Pippiniden Junji Kitajima
Fonse Kagatie Kaneomi Ooya
Duker Iq Kazuhiro Nakata
Lupe Cineau Miki Itou
Goze Baru Yukitoshi Hori
Fuala Griffon Ai Orikasa
Tassilo Vago Hidetoshi Nakamura

Mechanics

League Militaire/Earth Federation Forces

Mobile Weapons

Vehicles and Support Units

Macedonia Army

Mobile Weapons

Vehicles and Support Units

Civilians

Mobile Weapons

Vehicles and Support Units

Zanscare Empire

Mobile Weapons

Vehicles and Support Units

Production

On the 12th of July, 2016 at 15:01 CST, anime distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and anime producer Sunrise Inc. announced that Gundam Reconguista in G will be available, alongside Mobile Suit Victory Gundam Collection 1. Reconguista in G will be available on Blu-ray whereas Mobile Suit Victory Gundam will be available on Blu-ray and DVD coming October 4th, 2016.

Gallery

See also

Chronology

Preceded by:
Mobile Suit Gundam F91
Chronological order
0153 U.C.
Succeeded By
Gaia Gear

Notes & Trivia

  • Victory Gundam is the first Gundam series to feature no returning characters from it's predecessors.

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Mobile Suit Victory Gundam

  • What's Uso's relationship with Katejina?

    19 messages
    • I'd surlly imagine that. But don't I'll see this V Gundam with my own two eye because it's coming to DVD or Blu-ray it's coming to the US. As w...
    • You could probably find it if you look hard enough.  I watched V Gundam in Japanese with English subtitles years ago.  It's out there, you j...
  • Dubbing the subbed Gundams

    17 messages
    • Eleven for some time, but I think knowing the official Sunrise email would help.
    • I was able to get an email for bandai.

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