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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Advent of the Red Comet (機動戦士ガンダム THE ORIGIN 前夜 赤い彗星 Kidō Senshi Gundam Ji Orijin Zenya Akai Suisei?) is an 2019 television animated series. It is an adapted version of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin theatrical OVA for TV, similar to Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096.


The tragic story of Char Aznable, the ace pilot known as the Red Comet, and his sister Sayla Mass unfolds against the backdrop of the events leading to the One Year War. The Zabi family's rise to power, the birth of the Principality of Zeon, the early days of famous aces such as Ramba Ral and the Black Tri-Stars, the development of the revolutionary new weapon known as the mobile suit, and the road to war against the Earth Federation are all depicted onscreen for the first time.


Comprehensive Listing of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Advent of the Red Comet Episodes

# Episode Title Japanese Airdate English Airdate
1 Child of Zeon 29 April 2019 6 July 2019
2 A Promise with Mother 5 May 2019 13 July 2019
3 Édouard and Sayla 12 May 2019 20 July 2019
4 Goodbye, Artesia 19 May 2019 27 July 2019
5 Char and Garma 26 May 2019 3 August 2019
6 Garma Rises 2 June 2019 10 August 2019
7 Encounter with Lalah 9 June 2019 17 August 2019
8 Independence of Zeon 16 June 2019 24 August 2019
9 Dropping the Colony 23 June 2019 31 August 2019
10 The Red Mobile Suit 30 June 2019 7 September 2019
11 The Battle of Loum 28 July 2019 14 September 2019
12 Char, The Red Comet 4 August 2019 21 September 2019
13 The One Year War 11 August 2019 28 September 2019


The openings were done by Japanese rock band LUNA SEA, considered one of the most successful and influential bands in the visual kei movement. For the endings, the band's guitarist/violinist SUGIZO collaborated with various artists; the band GLIM_SPANKY, KOM_I from Wednesday Campanella, and miwa. Three of the songs are covers of those used in previous Gundam anime; Encounter from Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space, Mizu no Hoshi e Ai wo Komete from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, and Beyond the Time from Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack.


  1. Sora no Uta ~Higher and Higher~ by LUNA SEA (1-4)
  2. Hisoubi by LUNA SEA (5-8)
  3. Beyond the Time by LUNA SEA (9-13)


  1. Meguriai by SUGIZO feat. GLIM SPANKY (1-4)
  2. Mizu no Hoshi e Ai wo Komete by SUGIZO feat. KOM_I (5-8)
  3. A Red Ray by SUGIZO feat. miwa. (9-13)



Episodes began airing in the Monday 00:35 to 01:00 timeslot on NHK General TV on April 29th, 2019 JST. There is a break in the original run after episode 10 with episode 11 airing on Monday July 28th [1].

Crunchryoll simulcast the series with English subtitles whereas Funimation simulcast the English dub. The English dub also began airing at 3am on Saturdays (effectively Sunday morning) on Adult Swim's Toonami block on Saturday July 6th, 2019 [2]. Episodes will also be on the Gundam Channel every Friday at 21:00 JST from May 15th, 2020 [3].


  1. 機動戦士ガンダム THE ORIGIN  前夜 赤い彗星 | NHKアニメワールド
  2. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin - Dated. Facebook (June 22, 2019).
  3. [機動戦士ガンダム THE ORIGIN 前夜 赤い彗星 『THE ORIGIN 前夜 赤い彗星』ガンダムチャンネルで全話配信決定!5/15スタート!|作品紹介|サンライズ]

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