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The G-Saviour mobile suit.
Genre Military science fiction
Based on Mobile Suit Gundam 
by Yoshiyuki Tomino
Hajime Yatate
Screenplay by Mark Amato
Stephanie Pena-Sy
Story by Stephanie Pena-sy
Directed by Graeme Campbell
Starring Brennan Elliott
Enuka Okuma
Catharina Conti
David Lovgren
Theme music composer John Debney
Louis Febre
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Chris Dobbs
Editor(s) Rick Martin
Cinematography Joel Ransom
Running time 93 minutes
Production company(s) Polestar Entertainment
Distributor Bandai Visual
Budget US$ 10 million
(¥ 1 billion)
Original channel TV Asahi
Original release
  • December 29, 2000 (2000-12-29)

G-Saviour (Gセイバー Jī-Seibā?) is a live-action television film created as part of the Gundam franchise. Set as an alternate future of the Universal Century timeline, G-Saviour was produced as a joint effort between the animation studio and creator of Gundam, Sunrise, and an American independent film production company, Polestar Entertainment. The film was broadcast in Japan on December 29, 2000 from 16:00 to 17:25 on TV Asahi and its affiliate ANN stations.


The year is Universal Century 0223. The Earth Federation has collapsed, and autonomy has been restored to the various territories under the Earth Federation's control. The Space Colonies have shaken off their colonial past and now consider themselves independent "Settlements". In this new power scheme two sides have emerged: the Congress of Settlement Nations (CONSENT), which is largely made up of former Earth Federation members and encompasses Sides 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and their Earth-bound parent nations, and the Settlement Freedom League, compromised of Sides 1, 4, and the Lunar Cities. CONSENT suffers from a food shortage crisis, while the Settlement Freedom League has the agricultural capability to feed itself and thus is not affected by CONSENT's food shortage. When an agricultural breakthrough is made in the neutral Side 8 colony "Gaia", CONSENT resolves to seize the technology by force to solve its own food crisis, or to destroy it, unless ex-CONSENT pilot Mark Curran and a ragtag band of mobile suit pilots can stop them.



Mobile suit pilot Mark Curran (Brennan Elliott) in G-Saviour.

The project's actors are predominantly from Canada, and the Japanese language version has Japanese dubbed into the movie. It was released in 2000 and intended, along with the Turn-A Gundam television series, to be the centerpiece of Sunrise's "Big Bang Project," its 20th anniversary celebration for the popular Gundam metaseries.

Its story time frame of Universal Century 0223 is the last known year of the Universal Century calendar. However, the animated short Ring of Gundam takes place in an unknown time in UC's future, and the show Gundam Reconguista in G takes place in the calendar era after UC, Regild Century.

G-Saviour is unique among Gundam animated and live-action properties in that the word "Gundam" is not in the title, or actually used at all throughout the movie's run. It was the second attempt at producing a live-action Gundam feature (after the 1997 interactive video game Gundam 0079: The War for Earth[1]).

Video Game[edit]

On September 14, 2000, a PlayStation 2 video game was released to promote the film's upcoming release on Japanese television. The game takes place after the events of the movie and stars Reed Fox, a pilot of the Illuminati's "Lightning Squad". Garneaux's confidant, General Bais, is developing "Project Raven", which will greatly enhance the military strength of CONSENT; it is Reed and Illuminati's task to see it doesn't succeed. The game is noteworthy for having more Mobile Suits than in the movie, which also move more fluidly.[2]


G-Saviour Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various
Released January 24, 2001
Genre Orchestral
Length 1:14:44
Label JVC Victor
Producer Sotsu Agency
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "G-Saviour Theme"     Ikihiro 2:37
2. "Main Theme"     John Debney and Louis Febre 3:50
3. "Rescue"     John Debney and Louis Febre 5:35
4. "Invader"     John Debney and Louis Febre 4:56
5. "Bio-Luminescence"     John Debney and Louis Febre 5:23
6. "Flight"     John Debney and Louis Febre 3:11
7. "Escape"     John Debney and Louis Febre 4:29
8. "Illuminati"     John Debney and Louis Febre 3:11
9. "G-Saviour"     John Debney and Louis Febre 1:10
10. "Wounded Heart"     John Debney and Louis Febre 6:17
11. "Romance"     John Debney and Louis Febre 1:27
12. "Misfire"     John Debney and Louis Febre 2:54
13. "MS Battle"     John Debney and Louis Febre 6:36
14. "G-Saviour Advance"     John Debney and Louis Febre 10:57
15. "Declaration of Independence"     John Debney and Louis Febre 2:33
16. "To Earth"       1:57
17. "New History"     John Debney and Louis Febre 3:06
18. "Orb"     Emily 4:25
Total length:


G-Saviour was received poorly by fans, scoring 4.2 out of 10 on IMDb.[3] It was criticized for its poor acting and story, but has received praise for its special effects and CGI.

Other appearances[edit]

A G-Saviour Gunpla appears in episode 8 of Gundam Build Fighters, but is quickly destroyed by Nils Nielsen's Hyaku Shiki.


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Preceded by
Turn A Gundam
Gundam metaseries (production order)
Succeeded by
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED