Mobile Suit Gundam episodes

By Jenxi Seow



This is the list of Mobile Suit Gundam episodes.

The series premiered in Japan on Nagoya Broadcasting Network between 7 April 7 1979 and 26 January 1980, spanning 43 episodes. The series was aired one episode per week.

The English adaptation premiered in the United States on Cartoon Network’s Toonami programing block between 23 July 23 2001 and 12 September 2001 as a daily episode on week days. Episode 15 was not broadcasted in English and was omited from the North American DVD at the request of Tomino. Episode 38 was skipped due to the September 11 attacks. In the aftermath of the attack, Cartoon Network began pulling war-themed content and violent programming, resulting in the cancellation of the series after Episode 39. The final episode premiered on Toonami’s “New Year’s Evil” special presentation on 31 December 2001. The unaired episodes were broadcasted in the reruns of the series in 2002.

EpisodeTitleDirectorWriterOriginal airdateEnglish airdate
  • “Gundam Rising”
  • “Gandamu Daichi ni Tatsu!!” (ガンダム大地に立つ!!)
  • Shinya Sadamitsu
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama7 April 197923 July 2001
Amuro Ray was forced to pilot a prototype Earth Federation mobile suit when Principality of Zeon mobile suits attacked his home space colony Side 7
  • “Destroy Gundam!”
  • “Gandamu Hakai Meirei” (ガンダム破壊命令)
  • Ryoji Fujihara
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Kenichi Matsuzaki14 April 197924 July 2001
In order to evacuate Side 7, Amuro Ray engaged Char Aznable in space.
  • “Vote to Attack”
  • “Teki no Hokyūkan o Tatake!” (敵の補給艦を叩け!)
  • Hideyoshi Ojika
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Yoshihisa Araki21 April 197925 July 2001
The crew of White Base had to vote on whether to attack a Zeon supply ship to improve their chances of evading Char’s pursuit.
  • “Escape From Luna II”
  • “Runa Tsū Dasshutsu Sakusen” (ルナツー脱出作戦)
Shinya SadamitsuMasaru Yamamoto28 April 197926 July 2001
After arriving at a Federation asteroid military base, the White Base was seized and its crew arrested for violating military protocol by allowing civilians to use top secret government property.
  • “Re-Entry to Earth”
  • “Taikiken Totsunyū” (大気圏突入)
  • Ryoji Fujihara
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino”
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama5 May 197927 July 2001
Bright Noa was ordered to take the White Base to a military base on Earth, but first they had to clear Char’s forces near the atmospheric entry point.
  • “Garma Strikes”
  • “Garuma Shutsugeki Su” (ガルマ出撃す)
Hideyoshi OjikaMasaru Yamamoto12 May 197930 July 2001
White Base ended up in Zeon territory due to Char’s tactics. Garma Zabi decided to attack White Base to impress his sister Kycilia Zabi and his friend Char.
  • “The Core Fighter’s Escape”
  • “Koa Faitā Dasshutsu Seyo” (コアファイター脱出せよ)
  • Ryoji Fujihara
  • Kazuo Yamazaki
Yoshihisa Araki18 May 197931 July 2001
Amuro attempted to contact Federation forces by flying back into space with the FF-X7 Core Fighter.
  • “Winds of War”
  • “Senjō wa Kōya” (戦場は荒野)
Shinya SadamitsuKenichi Matsuzaki26 May 19791 August 2001
A cease fire was declared between Zeon and Federation forces when the refugees aboard White Base decided to jump ship”.
  • “Fly, Gundam!”
  • “Tobe! Gandamu” (翔べ!ガンダム)
  • Hideyoshi Ojika
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama2 June 19792 August 2001
Amuro was unwilling to pilot the Gundam, while Garma planned to personally lead an attack on White Base.
  • “Garma’s Fate”
  • “Garuma Chiru” (ガルマ散る)
Ryoji FujiharaMasaru Yamamoto9 June 19793 August 2001
Garma’s task force consisting of Gaws pursued White Base to the ruined city of New Yark.
  • “Icelina- Love’s Remains”
  • “Iserina, Koi no Ato” (イセリナ,恋のあと)
Shinya SadamitsuYoshihisa Araki16 June 19796 August 2001
Icelina Esconbach ordered a Zeon officer to lead a special mission to destroy White Base to avenge her boyfriend Garma.
  • “The Threat of Zeon”
  • “Jion no Kyōi” (ジオンの脅威)
  • Yuichi Yokoyama
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Kenichi Matsuzaki23 June 19797 August 2001
Gihren Zabi used the death of his brother Garma as a rallying point for the Zeon cause while a new task force led by Ramba Ral and MS-07B Gouf mobile suit pursue White Base.
  • “Coming Home”
  • “Saikai, Haha yo” (再会,母よ)
Ryoji FujiharaHiroyuki Hoshiyama30 June 19798 August 2001
Amuro Ray was reunited with his mother Kamaria Ray when the crew of White Base decided to rest near the place where he was born.
  • “Time, Be Still”
  • “Jikan yo, Tomare” (時間よ,とまれ)
  • Shinya Sadamitsu
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Yoshiyuki Tomino6 July 19799 August 2001
Time was running out for Amuro when a small squadron of Zeon soldiers in hovering bikes planted time bombs all over the Gundam’s frame.
  • “Cucuruz Doan’s Island”
  • “Kukurusu Doan no Shima” (ククルス·ドアンの島)
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
  • Shinya Sadamitsu
Yoshihisa Araki14 July 1979N/A
When a distress signal was detected on a small island in the Pacific, Amuro was dispatched in the Core Fighter to investigate the source.
[Note: This episode was neither broadcast nor made available on DVD in North America at to the director’s request.]
  • “Sayla’s Agony”
  • “Seira Shutsugeki” (セイラ出撃)
Yoshiyuki TominoMasaru Yamamoto21 July 197910 August 2001
When the crew ran out of salt, Sayla Mass sortied in the Gundam without authorization to find out whether Char was her long lost brother.
  • “Amuro Deserts”
  • “Amuro Dassō” (アムロ脱走)
  • Ryoji Fujihara
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Kenichi Matsuzaki28 July 197913 August 2001
Bright decided to relieve Amuro as pilot of the Gundam after a tactical blunder made by the latter almost resulted in defeat on the battle field.
  • “Zeon’s Secret Mine”
  • “Shakunetsu no Azzamu Rīdā” (灼熱のアッザム·リーダー)
Shinya SadamitsuKenichi Matsuzaki4 August 197914 August 2001
The crew of White Base searches for the Amuro and the Gundam while Amuro planned to end the war by attacking a mine believed to be the main source of iron ore for the Zeon war industry.
  • “Ramba Ral’s Attack”
  • “Ranba Raru Tokkō!” (ランバ·ラル特攻!)
  • Susumu Gyoda
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama11 August 197915 August 2001
A mobile suit squadron led by Ramba Ral and his Gouf attacked White Base while Amuro and the Gundam returned just in time to help.
  • “Hand-to-Hand Combat”
  • “Shitō! Howaito Bēsu” (死闘!ホワイト·ベース)
  • Ryoji Fujihara
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto18 August 197916 August 2001
An all-out battle breaks out inside White Base as Ramba Ral and his soldiers infiltrated the ship to capture or destroy it.
  • “Sorrow and Hatred”
  • “Gekitō wa Nikushimi Fukaku” (激闘は憎しみ深く)
  • Susumu Gyoda
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Yoshihisa Araki25 August 197917 August 2001
Crowley Hamon spearheaded one last suicidal attack on White Base with what remains of the troops once led by Ramba Ral.
  • “The Trap of M’Quve”
  • “Ma Kube Hōimō o Yabure!” (マ·クベ包囲網を破れ!)
Shinya SadamitsuKenichi Matsuzaki1 September 197920 August 2001
As Operation Odessa neared, M’Quve lured the White Base into a trap while Bright was unable to captain the ship.
  • “Matilda’s Rescue”
  • “Machiruda Kyūshutsu Sakusen” (マチルダ救出作戦)
Ryoji FujiharaHiroyuki Hoshiyama8 September 197921 August 2001
Matilda Ajan’s supply corps was attacked by Zeon Goufs when they attempted to deliver Gundam upgrade modules, supplyies and repair parts for White Base.
  • “Black Tri-Star”
  • “Hakugeki! Toripuru Domu” (迫撃!トリプル·ドム)
  • Osamu Sekita
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto15 September 197922 August 2001
A mole inside the Federation tips off Zeon command, who then ordered the Black Tri-Stars to destroy the White Base and its prototype mobile suits.
  • “The Battle of Odessa”
  • “Odessa no Gekisen” (オデッサの激戦)
Shinya SadamitsuYoshihisa Araki22 September 197923 August 2001
Amuro discovered the Zeon mole, stopped a nuclear bomb, and faced off the remaining two members of the Black Tri-Stars as the battle at Odessa continued.
  • “Char Returns”
  • “Fukkatsu no Shaa” (復活のシャア)
  • Ryoji Fujihara
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Kenichi Matsuzaki29 September 197924 August 2001
Under the Char’s command, new Zeon amphibious mobile suits attacked White Base, docked in a Federation base at Belfast.
  • “A Spy on Board”
  • “Onna Supai Sennyū!” (女スパイ潜入!)
  • Hiroshi Hisano
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama6 October 197927 August 2001
Kai Shiden developed a friendship with Miharu Ratokie, a local girl, while Char prepared a second amphibious attack on the Federation at Belfast.
  • “Across the Atlantic Ocean”
  • “Taiseiyō, Chi ni Somete” (大西洋,血に染めて)
  • Osamu Sekita
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto13 October 197928 August 2001
Intelligence acquired by Miharu allowed Flanagan Boone and his Mad Angler squadron to ambush White Base en route to the Federation’s Jaburo headquarters in South America.
  • “Tragedy in Jaburo”
  • “Jaburō ni Chiru!” (ジャブローに散る!)
  • Shinya Sadamitsu
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Yoshihisa Araki20 October 197929 August 2001
The White Base finally reaches Jaburo just when Zeon launched a massive invasion on the base led by Char and his custom MSM-07 Z’Gok.
  • “A Wish of War Orphans”
  • “Chiisana Bōeisen” (小さな防衛線)
Ryoji FujiharaMasaru Yamamoto27 October 197930 August 2001
Char infiltrated Jaburo with a squadron of MSM-04 Acguy mobile suits and planted time bombs on the Federation’s new mass-produced GMs, but not before being discovered by Katz, Kikka, and Letz.
  • “A Decoy in Space”
  • “Zanjibaru, Tsuigeki!” (ザンジバル,追撃!)
  • Hiroshi Hisano
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama3 November 197931 August 2001
White Base and the Gundam confronted the Zanzibar-class cruiser, commandeered by Char, and mobile armour MA-05 Bigro in low Earth orbit.
  • “Breakthrough”
  • “Kyōkō Toppa Sakusen” (強行突破作戦)
  • Osamu Sekita
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Kenichi Matsuzaki10 November 19793 September 2001
A task force of Musai-class cruisers and MS-09R Rick Dom units led by Dren attempted to destroy the White Base as it headed towards the neutral colony of Side 6.
  • “Farewell in Side 6”
  • “Konsukon Kyōshū” (コンスコン強襲)
  • Shinya Sadamitsu
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto17 November 19794 September 2001
In need of repairs, the White Base was attacked outside the neutral Side 6 by Captain Coskon’s fleet.
  • “A Fateful Encounter”
  • “Shukumei no Deai” (宿命の出会い)
Ryoji FujiharaHiroyuki Hoshiyama24 November 19795 September 2001
Inside Side 6, Amuro meets a beautiful girl named Lalah Sune and tensions ran high when a Zanzibar-class cruiser led by Char Aznable docked next to the White Base.
  • “The Glory of Solomon”
  • “Soromon Kōryakusen” (ソロモン攻略戦)
Hiroshi HisanoKenichi Matsuzaki1 December 19796 September 2001
A massive Federation space fleet attacked Zeon’s fortress Solomon.
  • “Big Zam’s Last Stand”
  • “Kyōfu! Kidō Bigu Zamu” (恐怖!機動ビグ·ザム)
  • Osamu Sekita
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Kenichi Matsuzaki8 December 19797 September 2001
As the battle continued, a hulking mobile armour piloted by Dozle Zabi inflicted heavy losses on the Federation. Amuro and Sleggar came up with a plan to stop its onslaught.
  • “The Duel in Texas”
  • “Tekisasu no Kōbō” (テキサスの攻防)
  • Shinya Sadamitsu
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto15 December 197910 September 2001
Amuro’s Gundam duelled M’Quve’s YMS-15 Gyan on the abandoned colony of Texas while Char and Lalah watched from afar.
  • “Char and Sayla”
  • “Saikai, Shaa to Seira” (再会、シャアとセイラ)
Ryoji FujiharaKenichi Matsuzaki22 December 19799 April 2002
Char’s MS-14S Gelgoog engaged the Gundam while White Base entered the Texas colony and dispatched Sayla and Job John to search for Amuro.
  • “The Newtype: Challia Bull”
  • “Nyū Taipu, Sharia Buru” (ニュータイプ、シャリア·ブル)
Osamu Sekita
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
  • Masaru Yamamoto29 December 197912 September 2001
    Gihren Zabi sent a Newtype to pilot the new MAN-03 Braw Bro. Amuro’s Newtype abilities became more noticeable as he sensed the presence of Lalah.
    • “Lalah’s Dilemma”
    • “Erumesu no Rarā” (エルメスのララ)
    • Osamu Sekita
    • Yoshiyuki Tomino
    Yoshihisa Araki5 January 19802 June 2002
    The Gundam was upgraded and Lalah’s MAN-08 Elmeth entered combat for the first time. Amuro and Lalah crossed paths again but this time as enemies.
    • “A Cosmic Glow”
    • “Hikaru Uchū” (光る宇宙)
    Shinya SadamitsuKenichi Matsuzaki12 January 19802 June 2002
    Amuro and Lalah fight each other for the second time and communicated telepathically, while Gihren inspected the construction of the Solar Ray.
    • “Space Fortress A Baoa Qu”
    • “Uchū Yōsai A Baoa Kū” (宇宙要塞ア·バオア·クー)
    • Ryoji Fujihara
    • Yoshiyuki Tomino
    Hiroyuki Hoshiyama19 January 19802 June 2002
    Federation forces, including White Base, assaulted the Fortress of A Baoa Qu despite losing half of their forces to Zeon’s Solar Ray. Amuro engaged Char’s MSN-02 Zeong.
    • “Escape”
    • “Dasshutsu” (脱出)
    Osamu Sekita
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino
  • Hiroyuki Hoshiyama26 January 198031 December 2001
    The Battle of A Baoa Qu reached a critical point. White Base was deep within enemy territory while Amuro and Char’s relentless duel continued. Meanwhile, Kycilia struggled in command.