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Anaheim Electronics is a major civilian manufacturing company. Based on the Moon, Anaheim has been the de facto corporation for numerous militaristic factions to have their Mobile Suit designs to life.

History

One Year War

Prior to the One Year War, Anaheim produced numerous goods for both the Earth Sphere and the colonies from cosmetics, vacation traveling plans and credit cards to consumer electronics, battleships and even space colonies. What role they played in the One Year War is unknown, though documents suggest that the RX-77-1A Guncannon A and the RX-78-2 Gundam were designed here at the direction of Tem Ray

Post One Year War

Following the One Year War, Anaheim was able to acquire the militaristic corporations of the defeated Principality of Zeon - Zimmad, Zeonic and MIP - along with their various designers and engineers. This allowed Anaheim to enter the lucrative business of Mobile Suit design and construction. The company was tapped by the Earth Federation to help in the rebuilding of their military forces and to design the next generation of Mobile Suits, leading to the creation of the Gundam Development Project in Universal Century 0083. The resulting incident involving the Mobile Suits, known as "Operation Stardust" would prove to be a black eye for the company, but they were able to recover, remaining in the Mobile Suit development business.

Gryps War and Beyond

In U.C. 0086, Anaheim became involved in the Gryps War, acting as one of the backers of the upstart Anti Earth Union Group. Thanks to secret help from the incognito Char Aznable, they would be provided with enhanced variations of the iconic Luna Titanium Alloy and the capture of the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II thanks to young Kamille Bidan, they would be provided the Movable Frame, allowing them to create not only the mass produced MSA-003 Nemo, but also enhance Project Zeta, allowing for the kind of transformable mobile suits that were attempted with the MSN-001 Delta Gundam and fully realized with the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam. The Titans would become suspicious of Anaheim's actions, only to be pacified by the RMS-108 Marasai.

Following the Gryps War, the company would both be involved in the Pezun Rebellion and the First Neo Zeon War, with many descendants of Project Zeta being used in both wars.

Char's Rebellion/Second Neo Zeon War

Following the conflicts of the late U.C. 0080s, Anaheim became the Earth Federation's premiere mobile suit producer, creating the RGM-89 Jegan to help replace the tried and true GM line. However, what the Federation didn't know was that they were also aiding Char Aznable's Newborn Neo Zeon movement, leading to the outbreak of the Second Neo Zeon War. To this end, Char allowed Anaheim to reveal the existence of the Psycho-Frame so that his rival Amuro Ray would not have a sub-par mobile suit for their fated duel.

UC Project

Following the events of the Second Neo Zeon War, the Earth Federation and Anaheim Electronics would work together for a brand new mobile suit project, the UC Project. The project would lead to the birth of the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam and its sibling units along with the RGM-96X Jesta series developed to defend them. The Earth Federation brass sought to use the UC Project to not only end Zeon influence but destroy the ideas of the Newtype. However, the Vist Foundation interfered, allowing the Unicorn Gundam to be outfitted with the La+ System, a program designed to locate the Laplace Box. Doing this set off the Third Neo Zeon War as the remains of the Newborn Neo Zeon, "The Sleeves", sought to obtain the box to bring down the Earth Federation.

During this time, the Strategic Naval Research Institute would come into play, introducing the D-50C Loto.

Anaheim's Decline

Following the events of the Third Neo Zeon War and the revelations on what they had done in the background, the Federation's interest in Anaheim began to wane as they focused on their in-house group SNRI. This would be further driven by the Federation's desire to use smaller and cost-effective Mobile Suits, leading to SNRI to become the main designer of Mobile Suits after winning out on a competition between the MSA-120 and the F90 Gundam F90. In turn, Anaheim would end up stealing the blueprints of the Formula Project machines, leading to the creation of the RXF-91 Silhouette Gundam. They would also retrieve the Minovsky Drive of the battleship Mother Vanguard to help create a mobile suit that could run on such a device, which SNRI would nickname "Icarus".

The Future

What happened to Anaheim afterwards is currently unknown. It is suggested that Anaheim bankrolled the League Militaire and helped create their line of mobile suits, including the iconic LM312V04 Victory Gundam. Beyond that, it is suggested one of their latest mobile suits was the RGM-196 Freedom, created prior to the dissolution of the Earth Federation.

Information

Location

Known factories and branches:

Known Members

Development Department

Production Department

Creations

Gundam Development Project

Zeta Project

UC Project

Silhouette Formula Project

RGM series

Other Mobile Suits

Vehicles

See also

Gallery

Notes & Trivia

  • The characters, Dr. M. Nagano, Dr. Fujita, and Dr. M. Kobayashi, who appear in several design work books, are named for real-life mechanical designers Mamoru Nagano, Kazumi Fujita, and Makoto Kobayashi respectively.
  • In Anaheim Journal, a secret branch of AE known as the AE Advanced Development Division (aka "Club Works") is mentioned as developing AE's many famous MS. It is similar to a Skunkworks project.

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OVAs
Movies

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