The BEST Episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2019

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...

Hand-to-Hand Combat

#1 - Hand-to-Hand Combat

Season 1 - Episode 20

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 8.87
16 votes
Writers: Masaru Yamamoto
Black Tri-Star

#2 - Black Tri-Star

Season 1 - Episode 24

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 8.80
15 votes
Writers: Masaru Yamamoto
Sorrow and Hatred

#3 - Sorrow and Hatred

Season 1 - Episode 21

Crowley Hamon spearheads one last suicidal attack on White Base with what remains of the troops once led by Ramba Ral.

star 8.71
17 votes
Writers: Yoshihisa Araki
Icelina- Love's Remains

#4 - Icelina- Love's Remains

Season 1 - Episode 11

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

star 8.56
16 votes
Writers: Yoshihisa Araki
Ramba Ral's Attack

#5 - Ramba Ral's Attack

Season 1 - Episode 19

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 8.47
17 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
A Cosmic Glow

#6 - A Cosmic Glow

Season 1 - Episode 41

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

star 8.41
17 votes
Writers: Kenichi Matsuzaki
The Battle of Odessa

#7 - The Battle of Odessa

Season 1 - Episode 25

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 8.33
12 votes
Writers: Yoshihisa Araki
The Trap of M'Quve

#8 - The Trap of M'Quve

Season 1 - Episode 22

As Operation Odessa nears, Colonel M'Quve lures the White Base into a trap while Bright Noa is unable to captain the ship.

star 8.29
17 votes
Writers: Kenichi Matsuzaki
Amuro Deserts

#9 - Amuro Deserts

Season 1 - Episode 17

Bright Noa decides to relieve Amuro as pilot of the Gundam after a tactical blunder made by the latter on the field of battle nearly results in defeat.

star 8.28
18 votes
Writers: Kenichi Matsuzaki
The Glory of Solomon

#10 - The Glory of Solomon

Season 1 - Episode 35

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

star 8.24
17 votes
Directors: Hiroshi Hisano
Writers: Kenichi Matsuzaki
Space Fortress A Baoa Qu

#11 - Space Fortress A Baoa Qu

Season 1 - Episode 42

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 8.17
18 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Zeon's Secret Mine

#12 - Zeon's Secret Mine

Season 1 - Episode 18

The crew of White Base searches for the Amuro and the Gundam; Amuro hopes to end the war by attacking a mine believed to be the main source of iron ore for the Zeon war industry.

star 8.13
16 votes
Writers: Kenichi Matsuzaki
Garma's Fate

#13 - Garma's Fate

Season 1 - Episode 10

Garma's task force consisting of Gaws pursue White Base to the now ruined city of New Yark.

star 8.12
18 votes
Directors: Ryoji Fujihara
Writers: Masaru Yamamoto
Vote to Attack

#14 - Vote to Attack

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 8.11
38 votes
Writers: Yoshihisa Araki
Matilda's Rescue

#15 - Matilda's Rescue

Season 1 - Episode 23

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 8.08
13 votes
Directors: Ryoji Fujihara
Writers: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Tragedy in Jaburo

#16 - Tragedy in Jaburo

Season 1 - Episode 29

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 8.08
13 votes
Writers: Yoshihisa Araki
Re-Entry to Earth

#17 - Re-Entry to Earth

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 8.07
28 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Coming Home

#18 - Coming Home

Season 1 - Episode 13

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 8.06
16 votes
Directors: Ryoji Fujihara
Writers: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Time, Be Still

#19 - Time, Be Still

Season 1 - Episode 14

Time is running out for Amuro when a small squadron of Zeon soldiers in hovering bikes plant time bombs all over the Gundam's frame.

star 8.00
16 votes
Writers: Yoshiyuki Tomino
Char Returns

#20 - Char Returns

Season 1 - Episode 26

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

star 8.00
12 votes
Writers: Kenichi Matsuzaki
Winds of War

#21 - Winds of War

Season 1 - Episode 8

A cease fire is declared between Zeon and Federation forces when the refugees aboard White Base decide to jump ship.

star 7.96
20 votes
Writers: Kenichi Matsuzaki
Gundam Rising

#22 - Gundam Rising

Season 1 - Episode 1

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

star 7.92
59 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Garma Strikes

#23 - Garma Strikes

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 7.91
23 votes
Directors: Hideyoshi Ojika
Writers: Masaru Yamamoto
The Core Fighter's Escape

#24 - The Core Fighter's Escape

Season 1 - Episode 7

Amuro attempts to contact Federation forces by flying back into space with the Core Fighter.

star 7.90
21 votes
Writers: Yoshihisa Araki
Big Zam's Last Stand

#25 - Big Zam's Last Stand

Season 1 - Episode 36

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 7.86
14 votes
Writers: Kenichi Matsuzaki