is an anime television program
set in the fictional universe
. It consists of 51 episodes
, and was directed
creator Yoshiyuki Tomino
. The series was first broadcast on TV Asahi
(and it's ANN
stations) and later by the anime satellite television
, across Japan
and later its respective networks worldwide, including Hong Kong
, Southeast Asia
, East Asia
, Latin America
, and other regions, but has never been brought to the United States
is set in UC
0153, and succeeds the Federation and Crossbone Vanguard conflict of Gundam F-91
. Therefore, it takes place well after the events of the Earth Federation
versus Principality of Zeon
conflict (which could be said to have ended with Char's Counterattack
The greatly weakened Earth Federation comes under attack by the BESPA forces of the spaceborn Zanscare Empire; only the AEUG-like League Militaire stands in their way. The mass-produced Victory Gundam is the League Militaire's secret weapon against the invading BESPA.
, the first of four Gundam television series
that aired on TV Asahi
sequentially from 1993
and the second longest Gundam
television show with 51 episodes (SD Gundam Force
is the first with 52 episodes), also featuring the second youngest protagonist
anime: the thirteen year old Uso Evin
. It is another one of Tomino's "Kill 'em all"
series. The main cast casualty
rate of the League Militaire (especially the Shrike Team), as well as the Zanscare is extremely high.
According to Tomino, while Victory Gundam was being produced, Sunrise merged with Bandai over his objections. The negative feelings resulting from these events made Victory Gundam his most hated Gundam series. In fact, his interview on the memorial DVD Box's intitial-printing booklet is entitled "Don't buy these DVDs because you should not watch them!!" —similar to an admonition included in the Mobile Suit Z Gundam's final DVD volume. (The interview itself explains the above situation.)
There is an inside-rumor among Gundam fans that the protagonist, Uso Evin, is the great grandson of the late Char Aznable, based on that the last-name of Uso's Mother (Miguel) is the same as Char's last lover, Nanai Miguel (in Char's Counterattack). This series takes place 60 years after the events of Char's Counterattack so this is considered by fans to be very plausible. Even though Tomino officially rejects the rumor, it is also known that the production group considered the idea, just did not implement it (but the last name of Muller "Miguel" stays).
Director Tomino, as with First Gundam and Zeta, had to contend with great deal of pressure from sponsors and other interested parties. The first episode was originally intended to be episode four, but pressure from Bandai to show the main mecha from the start led to a change in the episode order. Another pressure came with merchandising interests to put battleships in the middle point of the series, while the main action was on Earth. As compromise and irony, the strange Bespa battleship/motorcycle mixture vessel made an appearance. The death rate, as mentioned above, is believed to have had a great deal to do with Tomino's mental health (Overman King Gainer, Brain Powered and his other more recent works have hardly any death.)
- Standup to the Victory by Tomohisa Kawasoe (episode 1–31)
- Don't Stop! Carry On! by RD (episode 32–51)
- Winners Forever by infix (episode 1–31)
- Mouichido Tenderness KIX.S (episode 32–51)
- "The White Mobile Suit"
- "The Day He Met the Machine"
- "Uso's Battle"
- "Why are we Fighting?"
- "Godzorla's Counterattack"
- "The Soldier's Glory"
- "The Sound of the Guillotine"
- "Fierce Fighting! Attacking Waves"
- "Behold! The Shrike Team"
- "Shrike Team's Defense"
- "Smash the Guillotine!"
- "Arti Gibraltar, an Empty City"
- "Attack and Defense at Gibraltar"
- "Space Dust"
- "Reinforce Ascent"
- "Imperial Queen"
- "Battle of the Space Fleets"
- "Search for Shakti"
- "Eve of the Decisive Battle"
- "Strategic Satellite"
- "The Tiger of Space"
- "Zanscare Infiltration"
- "The Battle for the Capital"
- "Infiltrate the Enemy's Fleet and Land"
- "Maria and Uso"
- "The Light of Outer Space"
- "The Great Escape"
- "The New Mobile Suit V2"
- "Mother's Gundam"
- "Motorad Launch"
- "Dogoorla Blitzkrieg"
- "Sea Dwellers"
- "Operation Giant Roller"
- "Mother or Shakti?"
- "Mother Returns to the Earth"
- "Twin Rad Counterattack"
- "North Sea Conflagration"
- "The Song of the Wings of Light"
- "Under the Super Aerial Attack"
- "The Battlefield Created By Father"
- "Fresh Blood Swirls in the Light"
- "Battlefield Comet Fuala"
- "A Light at the End of the Tunnel"
- "Usso Dances with Illusions"
- "Tassilo's Rebellion"
- "A Womanly Battlefield"
- "A Time to Wither, A Time to Bloom"
- "An Angel Circles Overhead"
- "Hatred in Confrontation"
- "Angel's Ascension"
Cast & Staff