The BEST episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam

Every episode of Mobile Suit Gundam ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam!

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...

Last Updated: 7/8/2023Network: TV AsahiStatus: Ended
A Cosmic Glow
81 votes

#1 - A Cosmic Glow

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired 1/12/1980

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

Directors: Shinya Sadamitsu
Hand-to-Hand Combat
79 votes

#2 - Hand-to-Hand Combat

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/18/1979

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.

Black Tri-Star
80 votes

#3 - Black Tri-Star

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 9/15/1979

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.

Space Fortress A Baoa Qu
83 votes

#4 - Space Fortress A Baoa Qu

Season 1 - Episode 42 - Aired 1/19/1980

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.

83 votes

#5 - Escape

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired 1/26/1980

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.

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Char and Sayla
80 votes

#6 - Char and Sayla

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired 12/22/1979

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.

Directors: Ryoji Fujihara
Coming Home
60 votes

#7 - Coming Home

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/30/1979

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.

Directors: Ryoji Fujihara
Watch Now:Apple TV
Big Zam's Last Stand
79 votes

#8 - Big Zam's Last Stand

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired 12/8/1979

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.

Icelina- Love's Remains
59 votes

#9 - Icelina- Love's Remains

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/16/1979

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

Directors: Shinya Sadamitsu
Watch Now:Apple TV
Vote to Attack
117 votes

#10 - Vote to Attack

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/21/1979

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.

Watch Now:Apple TV
Char Returns
72 votes

#11 - Char Returns

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 9/29/1979

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

Matilda's Rescue
77 votes

#12 - Matilda's Rescue

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 9/8/1979

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.

Directors: Ryoji Fujihara
The Threat of Zeon
60 votes

#13 - The Threat of Zeon

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/23/1979

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.

Watch Now:Apple TV
Tragedy in Jaburo
77 votes

#14 - Tragedy in Jaburo

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 10/20/1979

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.

Ramba Ral's Attack
82 votes

#15 - Ramba Ral's Attack

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/11/1979

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.

The Battle of Odessa
78 votes

#16 - The Battle of Odessa

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 9/22/1979

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.

Directors: Shinya Sadamitsu
The Glory of Solomon
80 votes

#17 - The Glory of Solomon

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired 12/1/1979

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

Directors: Hiroshi Hisano
A Fateful Encounter
76 votes

#18 - A Fateful Encounter

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired 11/24/1979

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.

Directors: Ryoji Fujihara
Farewell in Side Six
76 votes

#19 - Farewell in Side Six

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired 11/17/1979

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

A Spy on Board
75 votes

#20 - A Spy on Board

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 10/6/1979

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

Lalah's Dilemma
80 votes

#21 - Lalah's Dilemma

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired 1/5/1980

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.

Escape From Luna II
105 votes

#22 - Escape From Luna II

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/28/1979

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.

Directors: Shinya Sadamitsu
Watch Now:Apple TV
Garma Strikes
99 votes

#23 - Garma Strikes

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/12/1979

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.

Directors: Hideyoshi Ojika
Watch Now:Apple TV
Garma's Fate
114 votes

#24 - Garma's Fate

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/9/1979

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

Directors: Ryoji Fujihara
Watch Now:Apple TV
Re-Entry to Earth
106 votes

#25 - Re-Entry to Earth

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/5/1979

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.

Watch Now:Apple TV

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