The BEST Episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2021

Network: TV Asahi

September through December in the year Universal Century 0079 the Principality of Zeon invents a gigantic human-shaped weapon called the Mobile Suit and begins its war for independence against the Earth Federation. Amuro Ray becomes the pilot of Gundam, a prototype developed by Federation Force. Through his battles against the ace pilot of Zeon, Char Aznable, and the bitter trials of the war, he becomes aware of his uniqueness as a NewType...

A Cosmic Glow

#1 - A Cosmic Glow

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired Jan 12, 1980

Amuro and Lalah fight each other for the second time and communicate telepathically, while Gihren Zabi inspects the construction of the Solar Ray.

star 9.54
72 votes
Writers: Kenichi Matsuzaki
Black Tri-Star

#2 - Black Tri-Star

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 15, 1979

A mole inside the Federation tips off Zeon HQ, who then send the Black Tri-Stars special team ordered to destroy the White Base and her prototype mobile suits.

star 9.29
69 votes
Writers: Masaru Yamamoto
Hand-to-Hand Combat

#3 - Hand-to-Hand Combat

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 18, 1979

An all-out battle breaks out inside White Base as Ramba Ral and his soldiers infiltrate the ship in the hopes of capturing or destroying it.

star 9.25
71 votes
Writers: Masaru Yamamoto
Icelina- Love's Remains

#4 - Icelina- Love's Remains

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 16, 1979

Icelina Esconbach asks a Zeon officer to lead a special mission to destroy White Base, responsible for the death of her boyfriend Garma.

star 9.24
46 votes
Writers: Yoshihisa Araki

#5 - Escape

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired Jan 26, 1980

The Battle of A Baoa Qu reaches a critical point; White Base is deep within enemy territory, Amuro and Char's relentless duel continues, and Kycilia Zabi struggles in command.

star 9.10
70 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Space Fortress A Baoa Qu

#6 - Space Fortress A Baoa Qu

Season 1 - Episode 42 - Aired Jan 19, 1980

Federation forces, including White Base, proceed to invade the Fortress of A Baoa Qu despite losing half of their combined fleet caused by Zeon's Solar Ray; Amuro and Char -now piloting the Zeong- engage in battle again.

star 9.10
73 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Vote to Attack

#7 - Vote to Attack

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 21, 1979

In order to improve their chances of eluding Char Aznable's pursuit of White Base, the crew has to vote whether to attack a Zeon supply ship or not.

star 9.10
94 votes
Writers: Yoshihisa Araki
Big Zam's Last Stand

#8 - Big Zam's Last Stand

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired Dec 8, 1979

As the battle continues, a hulking mobile armor piloted by Dozle Zabi inflicts heavy losses on the Federation; Amuro and Sleggar come up with a plan to stop its onslaught.

star 9.07
69 votes
Writers: Kenichi Matsuzaki
Coming Home

#9 - Coming Home

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 30, 1979

Amuro Ray is reunited with his mother Kamaria when the crew of White Base coincidentally decides to rest near the place where he was born.

star 9.04
47 votes
Directors: Ryoji Fujihara
Writers: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Char and Sayla

#10 - Char and Sayla

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired Dec 22, 1979

Char Aznable's Gelgoog takes over M'Quve on engaging the Gundam while the White Base enters the Texas colony and sends Sayla Mass and Job John to search for Amuro.

star 9.01
71 votes
Directors: Ryoji Fujihara
Writers: Kenichi Matsuzaki
The Threat of Zeon

#11 - The Threat of Zeon

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 23, 1979

Gihren Zabi uses the death of his brother Garma as a rallying point for the Zeon cause while a new task force led by Ramba Ral and his Gouf mobile suit pursue White Base.

star 8.89
47 votes
Writers: Kenichi Matsuzaki
Ramba Ral's Attack

#12 - Ramba Ral's Attack

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 11, 1979

A mobile suit squadron led by Ramba Ral and his Gouf attack White Base while Amuro and the Gundam return just in time to help.

star 8.83
71 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
The Battle of Odessa

#13 - The Battle of Odessa

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 22, 1979

Amuro discovers the Zeon mole, stops a nuclear bomb, and faces off the remaining two members of the Black Tri-Stars as the battle at Odessa continues.

star 8.82
66 votes
Writers: Yoshihisa Araki
Escape From Luna II

#14 - Escape From Luna II

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 28, 1979

After arriving at a Federation asteroid military base, the White Base is confiscated and its crew are arrested for violating military protocol by allowing civilians to use top secret government property.

star 8.80
84 votes
Writers: Masaru Yamamoto
Char Returns

#15 - Char Returns

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 29, 1979

Under the command of Char Aznable, new Zeon amphibious mobile suits attack White Base, docked in a Federation base at Belfast.

star 8.77
66 votes
Writers: Kenichi Matsuzaki
Matilda's Rescue

#16 - Matilda's Rescue

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 8, 1979

Lieutenant Matilda's supply corps is attacked by Zeon Goufs when they attempt to send upgrade modules for the Gundam and supply and repair parts for White Base.

star 8.76
67 votes
Directors: Ryoji Fujihara
Writers: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Tragedy in Jaburo

#17 - Tragedy in Jaburo

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Oct 20, 1979

The White Base finally reaches Jaburo general headquarters; Zeon then launches a massive invasion on the base led by Char and his custom Z'Gok.

star 8.76
67 votes
Writers: Yoshihisa Araki
The Glory of Solomon

#18 - The Glory of Solomon

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Dec 1, 1979

A massive Federation combined space fleet attacks the Principality of Zeon's Fortress of Solomon, commanded by Dozle Zabi.

star 8.75
72 votes
Directors: Hiroshi Hisano
Writers: Kenichi Matsuzaki
A Spy on Board

#19 - A Spy on Board

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Oct 6, 1979

Kai Shiden develops a friendship with Miharu Ratokie, a local girl, while Char prepares a second amphibious attack on the Federation at Belfast.

star 8.69
67 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
A Fateful Encounter

#20 - A Fateful Encounter

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired Nov 24, 1979

Inside Side Six, Amuro meets a beautiful girl named Lalah Sune and tensions run high when a Zanzibar ship led by Char Aznable docks next to the White Base.

star 8.62
66 votes
Directors: Ryoji Fujihara
Writers: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Re-Entry to Earth

#21 - Re-Entry to Earth

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 5, 1979

Bright Noa is instructed to take the White Base to a military base on Earth, but first they have to take on Char Aznable's forces near the atmospheric entry point.

star 8.60
83 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Garma Strikes

#22 - Garma Strikes

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 12, 1979

White Base arrives on Zeon territory due to Char Aznable's strategy; Garma Zabi, eager to impress his sister Kycilia and his friend Char, decides to attack White Base.

star 8.59
78 votes
Directors: Hideyoshi Ojika
Writers: Masaru Yamamoto
Farewell in Side 6

#23 - Farewell in Side 6

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired Nov 17, 1979

In need of repairs, the White Base is attacked outside the neutral Side Six by a fleet led by Captain Coskon.

star 8.59
68 votes
Writers: Masaru Yamamoto
Lalah's Dilemma

#24 - Lalah's Dilemma

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired Jan 5, 1980

The Gundam is upgraded and Lalah's Elmeth enters combat for the first time; Amuro and Lalah cross paths again but this time as enemies.

star 8.57
70 votes
Writers: Yoshihisa Araki
Gundam Rising

#25 - Gundam Rising

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 7, 1979

Civilian Amuro Ray is forced to pilot a prototype Federation mobile suit when enemy Zeon mobile suits attack his home space colony .

star 8.56
170 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama