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Suggested Gundam Anime Viewing Order

This is for the chronological timeline of the main Gundam Series known as Universal Century (U.C.). All the other Gundam Universes can be watched whenever you wish. If you want to you can always watch by air date. (this list is still under construction)
1 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

Universal Century 0068 - 0077

A retelling of Mobile Suit Gundam focusing on Char Aznable's side of the story.

2 Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War

Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War

U.C. 0079 January

Focuses on Zeon's 603rd Technical Evaluation Unit during the One Year War.

3 Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079

Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079

U.C. 0079 January

Focuses on Zeon's 603rd Technical Evaluation Unit during the One Year War.

4 Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: Juuryoku Sensen

Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: Juuryoku Sensen

U.C. 0079 January

Focuses on the ground phase of the One Year War from the Earth Federation's point of view.

5 Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt

Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt

U.C. 0079–0080

Focuses on the Earth Federation's and Principality of Zeon's fierce battle at the "Thunderbolt Sector" during the One Year War.

6 Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt - December Sky

Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt - December Sky

7 Mobile Suit Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam

U.C. 0079 September

Where the Gundam franchise began!!

8 Mobile Suit Gundam-san

Mobile Suit Gundam-san

U.C.

Silly chibi specials.

9 Mobile Suit Gundam I

Mobile Suit Gundam I

U.C. 0079 September

A condensed version of Mobile Suit Gundam with some small changes.

10 Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow

Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow

U.C. 0079 September

A condensed version of Mobile Suit Gundam with some small changes.

11 Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space

Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space

U.C. 0079 September

A condensed version of Mobile Suit Gundam with some small changes.

12 Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

U.C. 0079 October

Focuses on an Earth Federation ground unit full of misfits ordered to find Zeon’s hidden base.

13 Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - A Battle With The Third Dimension

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - A Battle With The Third Dimension

U.C. 0079 October

A random battle from Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team.

14 Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Miller's Report

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Miller's Report

U.C. 0079 October

A compilation of episodes 1-8 of Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team with a small amount of new footage introducing a new character.

15 Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket

Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket

U.C. 0079 December - 0080 January

Focuses on a young boy and his experiences during the One Year War.

16 Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

U.C. 0083 October-December

Three years after the end of the war between the Zeon and the Federation, Zeon survivors vow to rise again stealing a nuclear-armed Gundam mobile suit. But there is a much larger and dangerous plot at hand for the Federation to prevent.

0083 depicts the transition of the Earth Federation between the events of Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, providing a backstory for the rise of the Titans organization which is the focus of Zeta.

17 Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory - The Mayfly of Space

Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory - The Mayfly of Space

U.C. 0083

A short displaying Cima Garahau's ambition.

18 Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Afterglow of Zeon

Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Afterglow of Zeon

U.C. 0083 October-December

A condensed version of Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory.

19 Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory Picture Drama

Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory Picture Drama

20 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

U.C. 0087

Seven years after the events in Mobile Suit Gundam, 0087 is told through the viewpoint of Kamille Bidan who is part of a rebel group called the Anti-Earth Union Group (AEUG) as they try to defeat the Titans, an elite task force of the Earth Federation designed to hunt down Zeon.

21 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation -Heirs to the Stars-

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation -Heirs to the Stars-

U.C. 0087

A condensed version of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam with several major changes.

Released for Gundam's 25th anniversary.

22 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation II -Lovers-

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation II -Lovers-

U.C. 0087

A condensed version of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam with several major changes.

Released for Gundam's 25th anniversary.

23 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation III -Love is the Pulse of the Stars-

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation III -Love is the Pulse of the Stars-

U.C. 0087

A condensed version of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam with several major changes.

Released for Gundam's 25th anniversary.

24 Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ

Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ

U.C. 0088

ZZ continues Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam plot but introduces a bunch of new cast members.

Haman Karn and her army of Zeon remnants begin their quest of reviving the lost empire of the Zabi's, and proclaim themselves as the Neo-Zeon. Only the Anti-Earth Union Group (AEUG) is able to oppose the plans of Neo-Zeon with the aid of a group of teenage junk collectors led by Judau Ashta.

"It's Not Anime"

25 Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ: Gundam Frag.

Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ: Gundam Frag.

U.C. 0088

Random specials showcasing day to day Gundam life/war in Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ.

26 Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack

Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack

U.C. 0093 March

Char Aznable returns after five years in hiding to lead the Neo-Zeon once more in the fight for supremacy over the Earth Federation. Amuro Ray stands in his way once again.

27 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

U.C. 0096

Sixteen years after the end of the One Year War and three years after the events of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack.

Flashback to U.C. 0001, the very beginning of human space colonization, the Laplace incident took place which was a major event that influenced the course of human history forever.

0096 a boy and girl lives change due to a new Gundam and its connections to an item called "Laplace's Box."

28 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn: Episode EX - 100 Years of Solitude

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn: Episode EX - 100 Years of Solitude

U.C. 0096

A recap episode of the events in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.

29 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096

30 Mobile Suit Gundam F91

Mobile Suit Gundam F91

U.C. 0123

Thirty years after the events in Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack.

A completely new story within the U.C. Gundam Universe.

31 Mobile Suit Victory Gundam

Mobile Suit Victory Gundam

U.C. 0153

Thirty years after the events in Mobile Suit Gundam F91.

Considered the last series in the U.C. Gundam timeline.

32 Mobile Suit SD Gundam's Counterattack

Mobile Suit SD Gundam's Counterattack

U.C.

Silly chibi special.

33 SD Gundam Sidestory

SD Gundam Sidestory

U.C.

Silly chibi specials.

34 Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk I

Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk I

U.C.

Silly chibi specials.

35 Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk II

Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk II

U.C.

Silly chibi specials.

36 Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk III

Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk III

U.C.

Silly chibi specials.

37 Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk IV

Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk IV

U.C.

Silly chibi specials.

38 Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk V

Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk V

U.C.

Silly chibi specials.

39 Mobile Fighter G Gundam

Mobile Fighter G Gundam

Future Century 60

The Earth is ruined and abandoned by every country who now lives in space colonies surrounding the Earth. All countries have agreed to hold an organized fighting tournament on the Earths surface known as the "Gundam Fight" every four years to settle their political differences in place of war.

This is the only title in the F.C. timeline.

This is the first Gundam series not to be in the U.C. timeline.

"LOOK! THE EAST IS BURNING RED!"

40 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

After Colony 195

Earth is surrounded by orbiting space colonies which are cruelly oppressed by the Earth Alliance. Five young pilots, equipped with advanced mobile suits called Gundams, are sent to Earth to wage a guerilla war against Oz and its Alliance puppets.

This is the second Gundam series not to be in the U.C. timeline.

41 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Operation Meteor

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Operation Meteor

After Colony 195

Recap of what happened in Gundam Wing from the eyes of the main characters with some additional footage of them after the events in the series.

42 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz

After Colony 196

Concludes Gundam Wing's story.

43 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Movie

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Movie

After Colony 196

A condenced version of Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz that adds 8 minutes of additional footage and a slightely changed music soundtrack.

44 After War Gundam X

After War Gundam X

After War 15

15 years after the end of the 7th Space War led to the destruction of much of the Earth. Jamil Neate forms a crew for his ship the Freeden to search for Newtypes to keep them safe from people that would abuse their powers. But the newly formed New United Nations Earth and the Space Revolutionary Army start beating their war drums and it is up to the crew of the Freeden to stop war from repeating.

This is the only title in the A.W. timeline.

This is the third Gundam series not to be in the U.C. timeline.

45 Turn A Gundam

Turn A Gundam

Correct Century 2345

After centuries of peace, the people of Earth have lost the technology they once possessed. But a lost tribe of lunar settlers, the Moonrace, have retained the scientific arts and now they wish to return to Earth. Unable to make a deal with Earth's rulers, the Moonrace decide to seize the land they desire by force and their first attack sparks a violent conflict between Earth and Moon.

This is the only title in the C.C. timeline plus the 2 condenced movies.

This is the fourth Gundam series not to be in the U.C. timeline.

46 Turn A Gundam I: Earth Light

Turn A Gundam I: Earth Light

Correct Century 2345

A condensed version of Turn A Gundam.

47 Turn A Gundam II: Moonlight Butterfly

Turn A Gundam II: Moonlight Butterfly

Correct Century 2345

A condensed version of Turn A Gundam.

48 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

Cosmic Era 71

Mankind is divided between normal Earth dwelling humans, known as "Naturals", and the genetically altered super-humans known as "Coordinators". The Coordinatory flee to space and live in the colonies called Plants. War eventually breaks out between Earth and the Plants.

C.E. is the second largest Gundam timeline in the franchise.

This is the fifth Gundam series not to be in the U.C. timeline.

49 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Character Theater

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Character Theater

Cosmic Era 71

Silly chibi specials.

50 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: After Phase: In the Valley of Stars

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: After Phase: In the Valley of Stars

Cosmic Era 71

Takes place after the final battle in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED.

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phiIipp Jul 20, 2020
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babyroxasman Feb 22, 2019

Wow this is super helpful. Now I finally know where to start!

GodzillaGus Jan 30, 2017

Yes, thank you for putting this together. Such an easy reference

PurplePeopleEater Jun 18, 2016

The trouble with starting something that has made so many seasons/series/ovas/movies etc because it's been around a while and other reasons is that it's confusing to figure out where to start and what order to watch it in and what goes with what etc. Even just looking at this list makes it a bit overwhelming so I think I will put it off a little bit longer, but I do feel a little less intimidated with this list. At least I know where to start when I dive in. Thanks!

Everdemon Jun 11, 2016

Love the list, this is a perfect way for me to combine a re-watch with watching some of the gundam series that I missed.