The Best Episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam 00

#1 - Gundam Meister 7.76

Season 1 - Episode 2

The world bodies discusses the possible origins and impact of Celestial Being. The Gundams made their first combat appearance in Ceylon, formerly called Sri Lanka where Lockon leads the Gundams in taking on the Human Reform League and rebel Sri Lankan forces. Meanwhile, JNN reporter Kinue Crossroad discovers something about Aeoria Schenberg's origins. The episode ends with Graham Aker ambushing Setsuna to sate his curiosity about the Gundams.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#2 - The Door to Innovation

Season 2 - Episode 21

Setsuna and Saji head out to Lagrange 5 to locate Wang Liu Mei, who has, along with Hong Long, miraculously survived the attack by the Throne Drei. Nena intercepts the pair and shoots Hong Long, who sacrifices himself to allow Wang Liu Mei to escape. Liu Mei encounters Setsuna, and after giving him the coordinates to Veda, is killed by Nena as she tries to escape. Mr. Bushido takes the unmanned 00 Raiser hostage, revealing his identity as Graham Aker to Setsuna, and relinquishes the mobile suit only when Setsuna agrees to a duel against him. Louise, who accompanied Graham on the mission, appears in her Regnant and kills Nena, finally avenging the deaths of her family and relatives. In the course of the duel, Graham and Setsuna appear to each other in an alternate reality due to the presence of GN particles. Here, Setsuna, exhibiting signs of becoming an Innovator, reveals his revelation: Aeolia Schenberg created the GN Drives and Celestial Being for the sole purpose of preparing all of humanity for innovation.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#3 - Celestial Being 7.72

Season 1 - Episode 1

Celestial Being, a private army dedicated to eradicating war, begins demonstrating the powers of their new "MS-GUNDAM" suits by interrupting the public demonstration of AEU's latest Mobile Suit, the AEU Enact and by protecting the Human Reform League's Space Elevator, "Tenchu" from being attacked by terrorists when their mobile suits had attempted to launch rockets on the "Tenchu", earning a news appearance from various TV news channels where Celestial Being's goals were publicly stated by Aeoria Schenberg.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#4 - Operation Allelujah Rescue 8.81

Season 2 - Episode 3

Celestial Being descended to Earth to launch a raid on a Human Reform League-run prison complex, which holds Allelujah and Marina. A-LAWs forces are deployed to back HRL forces in the area to prevent the raid from being successful. Having been given intelligence by Lockon, Kataron guerrillas also assault the prison to rescue their comrades. Though having no experience in mobile suit combat, Lockon manages to display reasonable combat ability. Setsuna secures Allelujah and Marina during the raid. During an encounter between Soma and Allelujah, the latter reveals her true name, Marie Parfacy, before Allelujah boards the Arios.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#5 - Foreign Negotiations 7.68

Season 1 - Episode 4

Colonel Sergei returns to the Reform League to head a new squad designated for capturing one of the Gundams, with Soma Peries as his designated subordinate. Encouraged by Celestial Being's anti-conflict actions, the South American nation of Taribia declares its withdrawal from the Union and declares it independence over the control of energy resources, prompting a Union military response, forcing Celestial Being to intervene. In Azadistan (In the territory of Iran), Shirin Bakhtiar explains to First Princess Marina Ismail that the conflict is not as simple as it may first seem. Meanwhile, the Anti-Gundam Investigative Squad, in Flag Customs, engage Exia in Taribian airspace. Later on, pro-Taribian separatist politicians led by its prime minister are forced to drop their bid for independence after their forces were defeated by the Gundam Meisters.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#6 - Breakaway Limit Zone 7.73

Season 1 - Episode 5

Colonel Sergei conducts tests on a new Mobile Suit built especially for Soma Peries, a bioengineered human. Allelujah Haptism and Soma Peries experience a strange connection brought on by their proximity to each other. This causes Soma Peries to go into a fit of rage who begins to fire shots randomly at the space elevator severing a section containing civilians. Meanwhile on board the elevator Allelujah Haptism experiences another side of himself but regains his composure and runs off. Colonel Sergei attempts to help the civilians before they drift past the Breakaway Limit Zone and into the Earth's atmosphere but his mobile suit is ill-equipped. Allelujah Haptism, piloting the Gundam Kyrios, arrives to aid the Colonel.They save the civilians but at the cost of revealing Dynames' GN Sniper Rifle Extreme Long Range Custom.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#7 - Unrepayable Soul 7.68

Season 1 - Episode 7

The Gundam Meisters were able to defeat the Moralian Army, despite an earlier attempt by Setsuna to confirm if Ali was in the AEU Enact prototype that he fought with. Their actions had formed the Moralian Armed Forces to surrender to the Meisters after the previous State of emergency was declared. While Setsuna was being reprimanded by Lockon and Tieria for placing all of Celestial Being in danger for the potential of having their real identities exposed, an unknown terrorist group had conducted simultaneous bombings in various nations as a warning message to take on Celestial Being with more indiscriminate bombings unless the group disbands.

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#8 - Twin Drive 8.82

Season 2 - Episode 2

After entrusting Lyle Dylandy with top secret information pertaining to Celestial Being's activities, Setsuna goes to confront Sumeragi Lee Noriega who, consummed by guilt over the countless lives lost during the organization's military interventions four years prior, found refuge in Bill Katagiri and worsened her drinking condition. Meanwhile, Wan Liu Mei leaks information to Ribbons and Saji Crossroad is given access to Celestial Being's archives and learns about the existence of the Throne Gundams. A-LAWS forces mount an attack on Celestial Being's ship, the location of which was among the data acquired by Ribbons, and Tiera is left alone to defend the Ptolemaios. Setsuna, accompanied by Lyle and Sumeragi, heads towards the ship and boards the 00 Gundam, easily dispatching the attacking units and saving the Ptolemaios.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#9 - A Reason to Battle 8.78

Season 2 - Episode 4

Marina speaks to Setsuna, Tieria, Ian and Lasse, thanking them for saving her while making a request for them to be bring her back to Azadistan when Tieria refused at first. On the way to Azadistan, the Ptolemaios 2 is attacked by an A-LAWs navy ship in an ambush and has deployed underwater mobile armor 'Trilobyte' to eliminate the ship. Setsuna, Lockon, Tieria and Allelujah have managed to defeat them, bringing the fight to the surface before Soma and The Masked Man intercepted Setsuna and Allelujah with their customized Aheads. Kataron mobile suits arrive just in time to drive back the A-LAWs ship. Marina and Shirin are then reunited. Meanwhile, Billy has been recruited as an A-LAWs MS development chief due to his grudge with Sumeragi.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#10 - Changing World 7.42

Season 1 - Episode 3

Setsuna dispatches Graham with ease, the latter being caught off guard by the advanced technology of the Gundams. Tieria returns to space with Gundam Virtue. The Union Army creates the Anti-Gundam Investigative Squad with Graham and Billy transferred from the MSWAD as official members. Meanwhile, Celestial Being launches surprise attacks in South Africa, the South American continent over Taribian airspace, formerly in Venezuela and Guyana, and in Ceylon. Setsuna later faces off against Colonel Smirnov while conducting an attack against Human Reform League mobile suits. Later on, a JNN broadcast revealed that various militant factions in North Ireland signed a peace treaty, ending years of fighting between themselves, the British Army and the PSNI.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#11 - Seven Swords 7.48

Season 1 - Episode 6

The Republic of Moralia, located in the southeast of France (what today is the Principality of Monaco) and a member of the AEU, has placed in armed forces in joint exercise with French-led AEU forces, including Patrick Colasour. Marina heads to France to request humanitarian assistance, despite the incomplete status of the AEU's Orbital Elevator. Meanwhile, Celestial Being Gundam Meisters were led by Sumeragi Noriega and her crew (except Lichtendahl Caeli and Lasse Aion) alongside Wang Liu Mei in disrupting the exercises, taking on both Moralian and AEU mobile suits. Later on, Setsuna is surprised when he takes on Ali Al-Saachez, a figure from his past, in his custom-made AEU Enact prototype.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#12 - Scar 8.42

Season 2 - Episode 6

After the Meisters land on the damaged Kataron base in the Middle East, they were greeted with accusations and distrust. At this time, Tieria brings Saji back to the Ptolemaios 2 after he spotted him all shaken up in guilt. A-LAWs launches another operation to sortie against the Ptolemaios 2. The Meisters launch to intercept while Sumeragi is out of action after a flashback of a failed operation she led that resulted in her love interest, Emilio's, death. Saji follows Ian to a Ptolemaios 2 turret, while initially hesitating to do so before he fires it at a GN-X III piloted by Louise Harlevy. Allelujah encounters difficulties while facing Soma and Setsuna with Mr. Bushido. As a result, Setsuna goes into trans-am mode with his 00 Gundam.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#13 - A Homeland Burns 8.45

Season 2 - Episode 5

Setsuna escorts Marina back to Azadistan after the Meisters stop at Kataron's Middle Eastern base. Saji leaves the base as he does not trust the Celestial Being's action. Suddenly, an Earth Federation ship arrives in the area and detains Saji before Sergei decides to release him. An A-LAWs task force arrives with Mr. Bushido, Soma and Barrack leading the squad before automaton droids were deployed to massacre Kataron guerrillas and civilians. Lockon arrives with Tieria and Alelujah to hold back the A-LAWs task force with Lockon gunning down the droids in rage while Soma hesitates to attack him when she sees the droids attack the guerrillas and civilians. Setsuna and Marina arrive in Azadistan, only to face Ali with a mobile suit as he watches the country burning.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#14 - Pure Distortion 8.48

Season 2 - Episode 8

During his encounter with Regene Regetta, Tieria learns the Innovators' views on VEDA and Aeolia Schenberg while the A-LAWs obtain two new pilots: Patrick Colasour and Innovator Revive Revival. Tieria and Setsuna go undercover to infiltrate a party with A-LAWs and Earth Federation officials, where Tieria meets with Ribbons Almark, who reveals that according to Aeolia's plan, Tieria should have died with the rest of Celestial Being four years ago. Refusing an offer to join the Innovators, Tieria and Setsuna, who has been exposed to Louise as a member of Celestial Being by Billy, escape in their Gundams.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#15 - Unerasable Past 8.75

Season 2 - Episode 9

Setsuna and Tieria face off against Ali Al-Saachez’s Arche Gundam, but are sorely outmatched until Allelujah and Lockon arrive and drive off the Arche. Lockon learns the circumstances behind his brother's death and his motivations for fighting for Celestial Being. The A-LAWs attempt to intercept the Ptolemaios II's return to space; the Ptolemaios' success forces Commander Homer Katagiri to accept the help of the Innovators to prevent any more sacrifices. When Kati sends a message to Celestial Being expressing respect for Leesa Kujo's tactics, Sumeragi realizes that Kati is a member of the A-LAWs and recognizes that Sumeragi is Celestial Being's tactical forecaster.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#16 - A Great Nation's Dignity 7.91

Season 1 - Episode 9

It has been four months since Celestial Being's first intervention and the Gundam Meisters have been involved in over sixty intervention operations. As the world begins to change around them, the crew aboard the Ptolemy and the Gundam Meisters have some time to themselves. Lockon and Felt's relationship is further explored which reveals that Celestial Being and the Gundam Meisters have a far older history than it was originally thought. In Azadistan, a United Nations delegation was led by Alejandro Corner, who was using his UN envoy status to meet with Marina and other Azadistani officials. The HRL releases a web of comm detection devices to find the Gundams in space, catching the crew of the Ptolemy off guard. Ill-prepared for this attack, the Gundams and the crew of the Ptolemy launch an offensive. Sumeragi Lee Noriega goes up against Colonel Sergei Smirnov accompanied by Soma Peries in her Tieren Taozi and a battle ensues around the Solar Satellites System.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#17 - Indiscriminant Retribution 7.54

Season 1 - Episode 8

The Gundam Meisters are being sent off to investigate the terrorists responsible for the indiscriminate bombings in the Union, HRL and AEU. In Scotland, Setsuna attempts to capture one of the bombers, but was nearly apprehended by a Scottish Authorised Firearms Officer after firing his pistol if not for Marina's intervention. In that encounter, Setsuna reveals himself as a Gundam Meister to Marina and his hatred to Azadistan for waging war on the Kurdish Republic with Marina taking it as a funny joke. The Meisters launched attacks against La Eden, revealed to a European-based conservative party group, in South America and in the Marshall Islands with Setsuna nearly taken out by a mobile armor after attacking a La Eden cargo ship based on information leaked out in the internet network by France's DGSE, Germany's BND and the United State's NRO. Meanwhile, Marina heads out to Finland as part of her journey to seek humanitarian aid for Azadistan when she encounters the Exia flying close to her plane.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#18 - Operation Gundam Capture 7.85

Season 1 - Episode 10

The HRL's operation against the Celestial Being continues. Allelujah again becomes disorientated by his proximity to Soma Peries resulting in the capture of Kyrios. Tieria arrives to find the captured Kyrios within a transport vessel. As he attempts to destroy the vessel before it escapes the Virtue is overwhelmed. Meanwhile, Allelujah's other half Hallelujah awakens and destroys the transport ship he is inside. He then goes off to face Soma Peries and Sergei Smirnov, but they escape. The battle finally ends though it is a Pyrrhic victory for both sides, with Tieria revealing one of the Celestial Beings greatest secret GN-004 Nadleeh and the HRL losing many mobile suits in return. With the near capture of Kyrios and Ptolemaios' close escape, Celestial Being is shaken to the core with the majority of its members saddened by the experience.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#19 - Heavenly Light 8.55

Season 2 - Episode 10

Surviving Katharon guerrillas, including Shirin and Marina, go to negotiate with the Sairu Kingdom, the only country in the Middle East with considerable military power to oppose the A-LAWs. Meanwhile, Sumeragi leads Celestial Being in returning back to their asteroid base, where Setsuna retrieves the 0-Riser. A subsequent test run of the 00 Gundam's twin drive system reveals the potential of the unit. When the A-LAWs' new orbital weapon fires a particle beam on the Sairu Kingdom's capital, Allelujah's Hallelujah personality returns and Marie senses that Sergei is in trouble.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#20 - Voice of 00 8.95

Season 2 - Episode 11

After the Memento Mori is fired at the Sairu Kingdom, Katharon begins planning an attack to destroy the superweapon. Tieria, after witnessing the devastation, decides to tell his comrades about the Innovators. When A-Laws forces led by Kati launch an attack on Celestial Being's asteroid base, everyone within is forced to flee. During the ensuing battle, Ian Vashti is injured, leaving Saji to deliver the 0-Raiser to the 00 Gundam. The combined unit, the 00 Raiser, is able to dispatch the A-Laws attacking, but when Setsuna activates the Trans-Am system, he and everyone in the area are affected by the particles and Saji and Louise shocked to learn they are fighting on opposing sides.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#21 - Allelujah

Season 1 - Episode 11

Allelujah Haptism decides to face his past and proposes a mission to destroy the facility where he was 'created'. Sumeragi accepts his proposal and launches Exia and Dynames to attack South Africa as a diversion while Kyrios and Virtue assault the HRL colony where the illegal experiments on children have been conducted. Flashbacks of Allelujah's turbulent past is shown as he grapples with the decision to open fire on the experimental lab. Celestial Being then leaks information on the experiments to the media, turning it into an international incident and a public relations disaster for the HRL. Sergei becomes aware of the experiments and detains one of the scientists responsible and who also tried to cover it up. Kinue also continues her investigation into Aeolia Schenberg, delving deeper into the mysteries surrounding Celestial Being's founder.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#22 - Prelude to Tragedy 8.89

Season 2 - Episode 16

A-Laws attempts to retake the Africa Tower using assault automatons to kill both the rogue troops and civilian hostages alike, although the Innovators continue to manipulate the information released to the public in order to conceal the A-Laws' brutality. Meanwhile, Setsuna is locked into a heated battle with Mr. Bushido and his Masurao. Their battle is interrupted with the arrival of the Ptolemaios 2 and the remaining Gundam Meisters. After analyzing the unusual redeployment of Federation troops around the elevator, Sumeragi and Kati both realize, to their horror, that they are anticipating that the elevator will collapse soon and that A-Laws is planning on completely destroying the Africa Elevator. A renewed Memento Mori superweapon is then shown preparing to fire at the orbital space elevator.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#23 - I Can Hear Songs

Season 2 - Episode 14

After the Memento Mori's destruction, the Ptolemaios 2 is forced to descend to Earth. The Innovators arrive and attack the ship and in the ensuing battle, Tieria reveals the Seraphim Gundam hidden in Seravee to decisively defeat Bring Stabity. Separated from his comrades, Setsuna is lured by Ali Al-Saachez into a meeting with Ribbons, who reveals that he was responsible for saving Setsuna's life as the 0 Gundam's pilot and influencing Veda to ensure Setsuna would become the Exia's pilot. However, Ribbons now intends to claim the 00 Gundam as his own and has arranged for Al-Saachez to kill Setsuna. In a heated battle between the two, Setsuna manages to destroy the Arche Gundam with the 00 Raiser's Trans-Am system, but is unable to kill Al-Saachez himself when he hears Marina singing with the Katharon children. Meanwhile, tensions between the A-Laws and the Federation Army continue to rise to the point of an emerging coup d'etat.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#24 - The Angels' Second Advent 8.80

Season 2 - Episode 1

The Earth Sphere Federation's autonomous peacekeeping force "A-LAWS", has been suppressing an opposition force called "Cataron", using inhuman tactics and extermination. Saji Crossroad has been working as an engineer on the "Proud" Colony, a space station under construction. When a coworker is discovered to belong to Cataron, Saji is arrested under false charges by A-LAWS and pressed into forced labor. Cataron forces mounts a rescue, but A-LAWS mobile suits appear with orders to exterminate the rescuers and all station personnel to cover up its forced labor operation. Setsuna F. Seiei, infiltrates the colony during the battle and rescues Saji. Setsuna then engages the A-LAWS suits in Exia. Still damaged from its battle four years prior, Exia is no match for A-LAWS' new "Ahead" mobile suit. Setsuna is saved at the last moment by the appearance of Tieria in his new Seravee Gundam. Brought back to Celestial Being's new mothership, Ptolemios II, Setsuna is confronted by Saji who now knows Setsuna's identity as a Meister. Once again joining Celestial Being, Setsuna returns to Earth to recruit Lyle Dylandy as the new "Lockon Stratos".

Directors: Seiji Mizushima

#25 - Victory Song of the Resistance 8.79

Season 2 - Episode 15

With assistance and supplies from Katharon, the Ptolemaios 2 is able to continue with its repairs in the mountainous region. However, they are unable to proceed with their plan to break through the siege laid by the Federation, without the currently missing Setsuna and the 00 Gundam. Meanwhile, Setsuna, wounded after his fight with Ali Al-Saachez, is forced to get medical help at Katharon's Suille base, where he is reunited and cared for by Marina. The Ptolemaios 2 is forced to defend itself against an overwhelming number of A-Laws mobile suits, but receives an unexpected respite when the fleet suddenly retreats from its successful offensive to deal with a coup d'état led by Hank Hercule at the African orbital elevator. Despite his injuries, Setsuna sets off towards the elevator and is met by Mr. Bushido, who forces Setsuna to fight against him by demonstrating the Masurao's secret ability: Trans-Am.

Directors: Seiji Mizushima