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Please note that this is the Gundam Wiki's article on the theatrical release, Mobile Suit Gundam F91; if you are looking for the article on the titular mobile suit of this film then you should head to F91 Gundam F91.

Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (機動戦士ガンダムF91 Kidō Senshi Gandamu Effu Kujūichi?) is a 1991 Japanese animated film. It was Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino's attempt to launch a new Gundam saga, set thirty years after Char's Counterattack. He re-teamed with character designer Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and mecha designer Kunio Okawara for the occasion. The movie was first released in Japan on March 16, 1991.

The film is double-billed with Mobile Suit SD Gundam The Movie: Musha Knight Command: SD Gundam Scramble, an OVA based on the SD Gundam franchise.


Originally planned as a full-length television series, Gundam F91 hit a production snag due to staff disputes, and the project was stopped after the screenplays for the first thirteen episodes were written. It was then decided that what was made of the show would be condensed into a theatrical feature film. Condensing a story originally intended to be told over the course of fifty half-hour episodes into less than two hours of screen time required much of the original story to be cut.

The story of Gundam F91 revolves around teenage space colonist Seabook Arno, his girlfriend Cecily Fairchild, and the efforts of the Crossbone Vanguard militia, led by Cecily's grandfather Meitzer Ronah, to establish an aristocracy known as "Cosmo Babylonia". In keeping with Gundam tradition, the civilian Seabook is forced by circumstance to pilot the F91 Gundam F91, coincidentally designed in part by his estranged mother, Dr. Monica Arno.

The Gundam F91 story was fleshed out in much greater detail in Tomino's two-part novelization. Tomino's manga, Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam, is a direct sequel which takes place ten years after the events of the movie.


The year is U.C. 0123. To accommodate the growing population, the Earth Federation has built new space colonies. However, the Crossbone Vanguard decides to seize these colonies to help establish its extraterrestrial empire. Now, reluctant hero Seabook Arno and his Gundam F91 must lead a fierce struggle for survival.


Earth Federation Forces/Civilian Militia


Crossbone Vanguard


Earth Federation Forces/Civilian Militia

Mobile Weapons

Vehicles and Support Units

Crossbone Vanguard

Mobile Weapons

Vehicles and Support Units


Japanese cast

Character Voice Actor
Seabook Arno Kouji Tsujitani
Carozzo "Iron Mask" Ronah Masaki Maeda
Cecily Fairchild Yumi Touma
Annamarie Bourget Chie Koujiro
Zabine Chareux Kiyoyuki Yanada
Leahlee Edaberry Mari Yoko
Reese Arno Sayuri Ikemoto
Dorel Ronah Takeshi Kusao
Meitzer Ronah Teppei Takasugi
Leslie Arno Mikio Terashima
Monica Arno Miyoko Shoji
Cosmo Eigesse Takeshi Watabe
Theo Fairchild Tamio Ohki
Birgit Pirjo Yoku Shioya
Gillet Krueger
Dwight Camry
Nadia Ronah
Sam Ehrug

Roy Jung

Arthur Jung
Dorothy Moore
Manuela Panopa

English dub cast

Character Voice Actor
Seabook Arno Steve Staley
Carozzo "Iron Mask" Ronah Tom Wyner
Cecily Fairchild Michelle Ruff
Annamarie Bourget Kari Wahlgren
Zabine Chareux Jamieson Price
Leahlee Edaberry Mari Devon
Reese Arno Julie Maddalena
Dorel Ronah Dave Wittenberg
Meitzer Ronah Simon Prescott
Leslie Arno Tony Pope
Monica Arno Julie Ann Taylor
Cosmo Eigesse Bob Papenbrook
Theo Fairchild Michael Forest
Birgit Pirjo Derek Stephen Prince
Arthur Jung Joshua Seth



The movie was made available on the Gundam.Info YouTube channel on November 7 11:00 JST as part of Tamashii Nation 2020 [1]


  • Mobile Suit Gundam F91 Original Soundtrack by Satoshi Kadokura


Notes & Trivia

  • Current releases of the home video version of the Theatrical Cut is basically a cut-down version of the completed movie (with mostly amended animation) to match with the former edition.
  • It has been noted that several music themes in the film's score are similar to those in John Williams' score for the Empire Strikes Back (1980) film of the Star Wars franchise. For example, the opening notations for the Crossbone Vanguard and the Imperial March are nearly identical, as are those between the F91 battle theme and Empire's escape from Bespin.
  • At the "Miss Countryside" contest in the beginning of the film, a background character wears a jacket that reads "Beautiful Life Tomino", a reference to Gundam co-creator Yoshiyuki Tomino.
  • In the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED episode "Fangs of the Enemy", Cagalli Yula Athha is seen bathing in a bathtub with the same design as the bathtub that Cecily Fairchild is seen bathing in during this film.
  • An "Amuro Bank" sign is seen in the film at 11m39s.


NOTE: As the VHS release of the movie is technically the initial theatrical cut with a number of animation errors, any amended examples used for the current home video releases will be marked with a strikethrough.

  • At the beginning of the film, the microphone stand's animation cell slightly moves along with a cell of Cecily taking a slight step forward.
  • When Dwight runs towards the screen from behind a woman at 5m03s, his arm still appears behind the woman after he's ran past her at 5m05s.
  • The Zaku II replica seen in the War Museum has its spiked shoulder armor and shield switched.
  • The Guntank R-44's left shoulder is miscolored in some scenes.
  • The "F" and "91" markings on the Gundam F91 are occasionally absent in some scenes.

See Also

Manga & Novels


External Links

Preceded by:
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
Chronological order
0123 U.C.
Succeeded by:
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam