Top 20 Best Gundam Series Of All Time


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Mecha lovers should be glad as I will enlist the best Gundam Series Of All Time today. In short, it will be a high dose of Mecha, Robots, and science fiction. The Gundam Series started winning hearts almost 4 decades ago. 

The first Gundam anime was released in 1979, and from then on there are countless Gundam series released. Thanks to Yoshiyuki Sensei for creating the best science fiction franchise and introducing the Gundam series to anime fans. 

If you haven’t watched Gundam and wish to watch the best, read the entries below.

20. Gundam Build Fighters 

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This anime is set in the distant future, where the Gunpla Models (Gundam plastic Models) are the center of the story. Virtual reality tournaments are common where people fight each other with their Gunpla Models. 

Sei Lori is the main character who wishes to become the winner of the tournament. He is exceptionally good at building these models but lacks the skills to fight. However, his encounter with Reji, a talented Gunpla fighter, changes everything. Watch it to know whether he’ll win the tournament or not. It’s one of the best Gundam Series of all time.

19. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed

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The viewers are introduced to a war between two nations, namely PLANT and Earth Alliance. We follow the main character named, Kira Yamato, who was peacefully majoring in engineering. His life changes swiftly when a political organization called ZAFT gathers intel about the making of a battleship in the colony he works. 

This leads ZAFT to stop this movement, and they end up launching a seizure operation. Things intensified, resulting in a battle, and in the middle of the battle, he came across his childhood buddy Athrun. Unexpectedly, the chaos led the two friends to fight against each other.

If you enjoy battles and wars where advanced technology is used, my friend, Watch it now. The plot is a little complex, but it is worth your time.  

18. Mobile Suit Gundam Age

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After long wars ended on Earth, people shifted to artificial cities (Colonies) in space. The peaceful era ended once again when a mysterious enemy started to wreak havoc. The enemy started attacking Earth and the colonies, destroying two colonies one after another. 

In the second attack, the main character, Flit Asuno, lost his beloved mother. However, during her last breaths, she gave him an AGE device. With the help of this device, the boy creates a Gundam to bring back the lost peace. The story is good and should not be missed by anyone looking for the best Gundam series.

17. Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

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After a one-year-long war between the Earth Federation and Zeon Dukedom, the latter was defeated. Zeon Dukedom retreated and was silent for almost three years. However, all this time, they were planning for a comeback.

The principality of Zeon sends its forces to steal the prototype Gundams from the Federation. Now the Earth Federation couldn’t stay still, so they decided to take back their stolen item from the enemies. However, it’s easier said than done, so watch to know what happens next. You should watch it as it’s one of the best Gundam Series of all time.

16. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

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This gundam anime focuses on the lives of two siblings who lost their father in an assassination. Casaval and his sister’s downfall began soon after their father’s death. They were forced to leave their place and live a troublesome life. Thanks to some loyal soldiers who helped them in their time of need. 

However, Casaval can never forget his Dad’s ideology and will try his best to settle things in his own way. Casaval is not easy to stop, and he will do everything possible to achieve his motives.

15. Turn A Gundam

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The Gundam series is incomplete without conflicts, massive fights, and long wars. So, expect the same from this one. After a disaster, the world has become uninhabitable, and people have started living on the Moon. 

However, people on the Moon are continually checking on Earth and are trying to get hold of it. Therefore for this very mission, the moon race sends Loran to Earth. There the boy comes across a family of Aristocrats and starts working for them. 

They introduce a giant white doll at their coming-of-age ceremony. However, what lies inside it was a mystery until it was broken to pieces when the Moon race attacked Earth. Inside it was a Gundam! Amidst these chaotic circumstances, the boy must play a part in stopping the two parties from war.

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14. Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash

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The colonies and Earth are under the control of the Earth Federation. We follow the life of Noa Hathaway, who is the son of the Federation Commander. He is a passionate boy who respects the sacrifices of heroes and understands the passion of Char. 

He starts his mission to go against the rule of the Federation, and for this reason, he creates a faction with the name Mafty. At the same time, he changes his identity to Erin. Thus, no one knows that Erin is actually Noa. 

However, things change when a girl discovers his true identity. What do you think will happen to him? You’ll know when you watch it, so consider it one of the best Gundam series of all time.

13. Mobile Suit Victory Gundam

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The viewers are introduced to the villainous organization called Zanscare. This organization took one of the Colonies of space hostages and started ruling it with cruelty. Uso Ewin is a young boy who joins the military. 

His unique talents allow him to pilot a special Gundam called Victory Gundam. The boy has his own mission, which includes protecting his friends and finding his parents. Now with the help of the Gundam, we will see him working toward his goals.

12. Mobile Suit Gundam

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The Earth Federation is troubled when Zeon Dukedom launches a war against it. To top it off, they have the best machinery and weapons against which survival becomes difficult. The Earth Federation created a special weapon called Gundam RX-78 after nine months. 

However, the problem was it was stored in one of the space colonies (the ones attacking the Earth). And now, Zeon Dukedom attacked that colony too. Amidst all the chaos, 15-year-old Amuro finds himself trapped. Mobile Suit Gundam was the beginning of the entire Gundam series and its 1973 masterpiece. 

11. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury

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The story centers around a girl named Mercury who joins the Asticassia school. In school, major decisions take place after battles between students. The best duelist will be rewarded with Miorine as their fiancee. 

Marine’s fiance, aka Guel, wants her to live with him against the wishes of Mercury. Marine doesn’t like being in control of her father as he is the one who decides that she will be rewarded to the best duelist.  So Mercury decides to have a duel against Guel. 

A fight takes place, resulting in the defeat of Guel. Still, Mercury is not considered the winner because she was accused of piloting a forbidden Gundam.  To come to a solid decision, it is decided that another duel will take place between both parties. 

Meanwhile, Mercury has her own mission; she can’t lose the chance to lose her Gundam Aerial.

10. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny

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Things were settled after the peace treaty was signed between ZAFT and Earth Alliance. Two years passed peacefully, but tensions again rose when the Earth’s task force hijacked mobile suits from ZAFT. This, in turn, led to another war. 

Some wars between the mobile suits end up causing destruction and taking lives; in the incident, Shinn Asuka loses his loved ones, which forces him to choose the path of hatred. For him, the foes are Earth’s Natural Forces; thus, he started his mission to go against them. Though, never tried of hurting the innocent and has always worked to protect lives.

However, things become chaotic after a conflict between Naturals and Coordinators begins. Coordinators are those who have undergone artificial biological advancements. Thus they became the direct foes of Naturals because they hated them for not being Natural. Amidst this chaos, will Shinn be able to succeed in his mission to protect lives?

9. After War Gundam X

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After War Gundam X, as the name suggests, takes place after the long disastrous 7th space war. A guy named Jamil wishes to protect humanity from another war. For this mission, he orders a group of Vultures to find NewTypes and keep them safe from the reach of evil people. 

Unfortunately, maintaining peace is not an easy task, as there are hidden evil forces who still wish to initiate war. Thus they try to stop Jamil from his mission, and conflict begins. This is not only the best Gundam series but also one of the most engaging.

8. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

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We are introduced to the time when three centuries have passed from when the conflict between Earth and the Colonies began. The Gjallarhorn military organization is trying its best to maintain peace on their land Earth. However, on Mars, people are suffering from a severe economic crisis. 

Survival there is hard, and they look to Earth for help. Kudelia Aina is the girl whose journey we follow. The fear of Mars’s increasing chaos leads her to take part in the Independence Movement. So, she decides to negotiate this matter with the Earth party by going there. 

She gets security, and Mikazuki and Orga are the main guys responsible for her safety. However, problems begin when Gjallarhorn Military organization decides to stand against them. You will find this one as one of the best Gundam series of all time. 

7. Char’s Counterattack

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Char is a strong-willed individual who wishes to send people to the Moon because he believes it’s safer for them. To achieve his motives, he wishes to crash a giant asteroid into Earth. Meanwhile, his relationship with Amuro, who was once his friend, is not good. 

So, by doing this, he will be able to take revenge on him too. On the other hand, the Earth Federation is trying its best to stop him from achieving his goals. To know who achieves success in their mission, watch this one of the best Gundam series of all time.

6. Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt

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Thunderbolt is the sector in the space colony where the massive battle between Zeon Dukedom and Earth Federation takes place. The viewers see the fight between the Gundam Pilot Lo of the Federation and Daryl of the Zeon Dukedom. 

The fight was huge as both parties were skilled. However, tensions began when Lo got his hands on a great Gundam which could make him successful against the Zeon Dukedom. On the other hand, Daryl will try his best to stop Lo from destroying his Dukedom even if he has to risk his life. 

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5. Mobile Suit Gundam: Wings

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Earth’s military organization (United Earth Sphere Alliance) has been ruling over Earth and the Colonies for a long time. The people of the Colonies wanted freedom from its rule, and when their leader tried, he was killed. 

However, their leader’s death didn’t stop the Colonies from seeking independence, so they started a mission and attacked the Earth by sending five Gundams. One of the Gundams was piloted by Heero, the main character. 

After a crash landing, he encounters a girl named Relena, whose father is working to promote peace. Would they be able to make things better or not? If you are looking for the best Gundam series, then Gundam Wings can’t be missed. 

4. Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

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The conflict between Earth Federation and Zeon Dukedom is incomplete without wars. So you will see it in this anime as well. The Federation starts an assault to retake a Ukrainian city from the rule of Zeon Dukedom. Luckily, they succeed in doing so, and the Zeon are defeated. 

Shiro Amada is the main character who joins the 08th Ms Team. During his first mission to find the Zeon Weapon, he encounters Aina, who works for the Zeon forces. The duo happens to know each other, and his meeting with her leads to almost the failure of their first mission. Now Shiro finds himself in a tight spot. What do you think he will do to regain the trust?

3. Mobile Suit Gundam 00 

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It was believed that in the future, Mankind will be depleted because they heavily depend on fossil fuels. Thus to prevent the destruction, many people started working to produce a better alternative. Over time, many forces were successful in creating solar energy, and those who didn’t face troubles. 

Amidst all this, an organization named Celestial Being emerged and introduced Mobile Suit Gundams. They were created by a scientist named Aeolia, who wished to end the global conflict with the use of Gundams. 

2. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (1986)

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The viewers are introduced to the time when a long time has already passed since the war between Earth Federation and Zeon Dukedom. Titans are the task force of the Federation that works to eliminate the Zeon forces who remain. Over time, Titans start using their power in a wrong way, as they become cruel and wish to rule the world. 

Their cruel methods lead to the formation of Anti-Titan forces. Kamille Bidanis is the boy whom we follow throughout. His peaceful life gets challenging when he Joins one of the Anti-Titans groups called AEUG. Will they be successful against the Titans? There is so much more to the story that I can’t spoil for you, so watch it ASAP!

1. Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

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Three years have passed since Char’s Counterattack. In Gundam Unicorn, we mainly follow the lives of two characters: Banagher Links and Audrey Burne. Audrey is a girl on a mission to find the Laplace Box capable of doing wonders. 

To find it, she goes to Side 4 (Colony), the home of Banagher Links. Meanwhile, she needs to protect the box from the evil motives of Neo-Zeon. Her encounter with Links proves life-changing for both of them. Things become serious when the enemies attack them. The attack forces Links to pilot the great Unicorn Gundam, which he will use to fight against the foes for the protection of humanity.

Conclusion

Finally, I am done suggesting the best Gundam series of all time to my mecha lovers. Though they are all the best mentioned here, I suggest you watch all the Gundam series. This is because they are all worth it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Gundam is the coolest?

Well, there are quite a few but mainly Sazabi, Mahiroo, and DOM Trooper are popular.

What is the strongest Gundam material?

Luna Titanium is considered the strongest Gundam material.


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