Mobile Suit Victory Gundam

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Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
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Victory Gundam DVD cover
機動戦士Vガンダム
(Kidō Senshi Vikutorī Gandamu)
Genre Military science fiction, Mecha
Anime television series
Directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino
Studio Sunrise
Licensed by
Network TV Asahi
Original run April 2, 1993March 25, 1994
Episodes 51 (List of episodes)
Manga
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam Side Story
Written by Yuichi Hasegawa
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
Magazine Shōnen Ace
Published 1995
Volumes 1
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Mobile Suit Victory Gundam (機動戦士Vガンダム Kidō Senshi Vikutorī Gandamu?, Mobile Suit V Gundam), is a 1993 Japanese science fiction anime television series. 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).

Plot summary[edit]

Victory Gundam is set in UC 0153, and succeeds the Federation and Crossbone Vanguard conflict of Gundam F-91.

The greatly weakened Earth Federation comes under attack by the 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. However, BESPA's power continues to grow, using violent means, including public executions with guillotines, to strike fear into the Earth. Living peacefully on Earth, 13-year-old Uso Ewin and his childhood friend Shakti Kareen are soon thrown into the conflict when they encounter ace BESPA pilot Chronicle Asher. Soon, Uso finds himself joining forces with Marbet Fingerhut and the rest of the League Militaire, piloting the Victory Gundam against the BESPA, and soon discovering the horrors of war.

Production and development[edit]

Victory Gundam, the first of four Gundam television series that aired on TV Asahi 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), also featuring the youngest protagonist in the Gundam franchise: the thirteen-year-old Uso Ewin. It is possibly the zenith of Yoshiyuki Tomino's "Kill 'em all"[1] tendency, as the casualty rate of the main cast is extremely high on both sides of the conflict.

Music[edit]

Openings:

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

Endings:

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

Soundtrack: Akira Senju

International release[edit]

Years after the show was first broadcast in Japan, the show aired on the anime satellite television network, Animax, in Japan and later its respective networks worldwide, including Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and other regions.

Reception[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/YoshiyukiTomino

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Gundam metaseries (production order)
1993–1994
Succeeded by
Mobile Fighter G Gundam
Preceded by
Mobile Suit Gundam F91, Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam (manga)
Gundam Universal Century timeline
U.C. 0153
Succeeded by
G-Saviour