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Top 10 Best Gundam Series Recommendations

Updated on June 8, 2015
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This is my list of recommended gundam series that I think you might enjoy. In case you're not familiar, gundam are manga, TV shows, and video games that feature giant robots (mecha) which wear mobile suits called gundam. I excluded series from my list that were not yet finished when I was writing. You can also check out a new updated version here.

Note: The list is in no particular order!

Top Ten Gundam Anime

Years Running
1. Mobile Suit Gundam: Wing
2. Mobile Suit Gundam: Seed
3. Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (movie)
Released 1988
4. Mobile Suit Gundam: AGE
5. Mobile Suit Gundam 00
6. After War Gundam X
7. Turn A Gundam
8. Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (movie)
9. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
10. Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (movie)

1. Mobile Suit Gundam: Wing

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Wing was the very first gundam series I watched as a kid. I remember rushing home from school with my best friend to try to catch the show. The show features five young kids fighting with their own unique gundams. I re-watched the series again recently and I could still see why I fell in love with it years ago. The fights are really good, especially Heavyarms vs Tallgeese.

2. Mobile Suit Gundam: Seed

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This anime started off with two childhood friends getting dragged into a war between two human races: the naturals and the coordinators. Kira, the main protagonist, is a really talented pilot. I didn't like him at first, but his decisiveness changed my opinion as I watched the show. Some of the maneuvers he does with his gundam are comparable to those of Amuro Ray, the legendary pilot from the original Mobile Suit Gundam.

3. Mobile Suit Gondam: Char's Counterattack

Char's Counterattack
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No gundam list is complete without this series. I really enjoyed Mobile Suits, even though it is a movie, as it really shows the intense rivalry between Amuro and Char. Every UC gundam fan-boy has watched this. Together with the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam series, this is what made gundam popular. Back when the original came out, super robot series dominated TV in Japan.

4. Mobile Suit Gundam: AGE

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This is a newer show. Gundam AGE is quite refreshing because not only does it follow three different main characters, it includes three generations of pilots who pass their skills on to their children. I believe the show was meant to be three seasons, but they were limited to only one. Nevertheless, it is still a good series despite the rather abrupt ending.

5. Mobile Suit Gundam 00

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I love this show because it has a middle eastern protagonist. The plot is loosely based on the war in Afghanistan. Because it’s split into two seasons, the plot is slightly confusing, but eventually makes sense partway through. There are a lot of surprises and the final fight between Setsuna and Ribbons is quite exciting.

6. After War Gundam X

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It is a pity that After War Gundam X did not get to broadcast all 50 episodes and was limited to just 39. Due to this, the show is a little rushed, with some important details left out. There is some resemblance to Gundam Wing, except that Jarrod's most powerful weapon can only be charged when the moon is shining.

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7. Turn a Gundam


Turn a Gundam has a unique look compared to the other series. The main protagonist gets sent to Earth to see if it is viable for resettlement. He ends up falling in love with life there. However, when he finds out that the Moonrace has decided to send mobile suits to "reclaim" the Earth, he uses his new-found mobile suit to try and stop their attack.

8. Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory


This is one of the older gundam series and it has a good soundtrack. Gato has a very powerful mobile suit (GP-02A) that is armed with a nuclear weapon. His rivalry with Kou is very entertaining to watch. If you like mobile suits with a much larger array of weapons attached, you will enjoy this series.

9. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

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Zeta is a sequel to the original Mobile Suit Gundam. another classic series featuring Amuro Ray. While the teenage pilot Kamille isn't the most likable character, he certainly has the skills to pilot a gundam very well. Along with rebel Quattro, Kamille fights alongside the rebel group AEUG to fend off the Titans. Later in the series, we get to see the leader Haman Karn and her awesome Quebeley. Haman is quite a formidable opponent. The fights are awesome and really worth watching.

10. Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team


This is the only recent series that includes classic land warfare. The show doesn't have Newtypes (highly evolved humans) or any of those super power gundams that can kill over 9,000 enemies in one shot. It is classic, old-school anime. The animation might not be appealing to some, but you can always watch the remastered version.

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      DumbList 2 years ago

      This list is all wrong gundam 00 should be number one and gundam age shouldn't be on this list

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      anon 2 years ago

      Sorry but any 'fan' saying 08th MS Team and 0083 is terrible clearly has had their head up their ass.

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      Will 2 years ago

      No G Gundam? The end to that series was amazing. Remember watching it on cartoon network after school in the early 2000s

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      Seet 2 years ago from California

      Lol. xD

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      Amaro 2 years ago

      How can you not have the original series on your list? Even for being made in the 70s the story is amazing! Your list is bad and you should feel bad.

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      LycanthianGaming 2 years ago

      Not sure how I feel about Seed or AGE but I am really glad that After War Gundam X is on here. Wing is probably the most popular as most people of my generation saw this one first. While Wing is not my favorite, I do still enjoy it as its clearly a grittier anime for young adults, I hate any Gundam series designed for kids.

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      GundamAznable 3 years ago

      The description of "giant robots (mecha) which wear mobile suits called gundam." is erroneous. Gundam is a type of mobile suit, which is this series' terminology for a mecha.

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      Anon 3 years ago

      Sorry, no list with Gundam Seed or Gundam AGE is a good list.

      08th MS Team is also terrible, and so is Gundam 0083.

      Clearly, the one who made the list only likes cool giant robot fights with lasers.

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      Tonyio2-a 3 years ago

      Nice list