If you are a fan of Mobile Suit Gundam, then you surely have your own thoughts about the long-running franchise. The iconic mecha series launched years ago and has become the prototypical role model of all things tech in anime.
Having debuted in 1979, the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime debuted in Japan to mixed reviews. However, time treated the series kindly, and generations of anime lovers have since ranked the franchise as one of anime’s most influential to date. The show’s action-packed inclusion of massive tech suits was a hit amongst fans, and its compelling war story also left audiences on edge.
Set in a distant future, Mobile Suit Gundam tells the story of a war that breaks out between two factions, and the bloody conflict sees its tides turn with a teenage boy unveils a new robotic weapon to the battlefield. Over the years, several spin-off titles have been released which expand upon the massive war, exploring different factions and teams who helped fill in the frontlines.
Since Mobile Suit Gundam’s popularity exploded in the 1980s, the series has spun out a slew of aside anime series and manga. Over in Japan, anime fans were recently polled nationwide by Anime! Anime! to determine the most popular Gundam series to-date...and the results may surprise you.
You can click through the slideshows to see which Mobile Suit Gundam series made the cut!