For Western fans, Toonami and Gundam go hand in hand—ever since the animation block aired Gundam Wing, the series in the long-running franchise that popularized Gundam in the West back in 1996. Now, for the first time in over a decade, Toonami will broadcast a Gundam series once more.
Recently, we got our first look at Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, an adaptation of the classic manga of the same name, that might as well be called Mobile Suit Cowboy Bebop. But now we’ve got an extended glimpse, and it’s making us yearn for more space jazz and space robots. CHECK OUT THAT DRUM SOLO.
For nearly four decades, Mobile Suit Gundam has defined the giant robot genre, and anime in general. As much an examination of war as a simple action series, Gundam can be intimidating for new viewers... but it doesn’t have to be.
Mobile Suit Gundam is coming to the Tokyo International Film Festival this October! According to Variety, the festival will be screening the original movie directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, in addition to a number of television episodes.
Anyone who's put together a Gundam Model kit know that the models usually house a lot of little pieces and articulation joints within the plastic shell — but this new one tries to show you what would be underneath the armour of an actual Gundam, and looks pretty fabulous while doing so.
Almost four decades ago, Mobile Suit Gundam aired in Japan and changed the way the country looked at giant robots. Here's a brief history of how Gundam established a new genre of anime, changed the way the West consumed Japanese animation, and became a cultural touchstone for the robotics technology of the future.
This July, Bandai celebrate 35 years of selling 'Gunpla' - plastic model kits of the mechs from the long running Mobile Suit Gundam franchises. They're doing so in style too, with this ultra-fancy new version of the Gundam model that started it all.
How would we cope with giant robots in space? Adam Elkus, an analyst specializing in foreign policy and strategic studies, looks at the anime classic Mobile Suit Gundam for some answers.
Yesterday, we showed you the best robot bodies to download your brain into. But what if you don't want to lose your meat body? Here are 10 robot bodies you can jack into, without leaving your body, like in Surrogates.
If you were worried that the upcoming end of Battlestar Galactica would mean an end to religious undercurrents and dystopic quests in your science fiction, then the Sci Fi Channel has good news for you: They're bringing critically-acclaimed anime Mobile Suit Gundam 00 to your screens this winter to meet all of your…