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Mobile Suit Victory Gundam (機動戦士Vガンダム Kidō Senshi V Gandamu?) is an anime television program set in the Universal Century timeline. It consists of 51 episodes, and was directed by Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino. The series was first broadcast on TV Asahi (and its ANN stations), and later by the anime satellite TV network, Animax, across Japan and later its respective networks worldwide, including Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Latin America, and other regions.


Victory Gundam is set in U.C. 0153 and succeeds the Crossbone Vanguard conflict of Mobile Suit Gundam F91.

The greatly weakened Earth Federation comes under attack by the BESPA forces of the spaceborne Zanscare Empire; only the League Militaire stands in their way. The Victory Gundam is the League Militaire's secret weapon against the invading BESPA forces.


Victory Gundam was the first of four Gundam television series that aired in Japan sequentially from 1993 through 1996, the second longest Gundam television show with 51 episodes (SD Gundam Force is the first, with 52 episodes). The show featured th second youngest protagonist in a Gundam anime: 13-year-old Uso Ewin. 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 was extremely high. For instance, two members of the Shrike Team were vaporized in their normal suits by a beam saber.

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 personally hated Gundam series. In fact, his interview on the Memorial DVD Box's initial printing booklet was entitled, "Don't buy these DVDs because you should not watch them!!", similar to an admonition included in the final DVD volume of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. It was also rumored during the production of this series that Tomino suffered from depression.

Tomino, as with the original Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, had to contend with a great deal of pressure from sponsors and other interested parties. The first episode was originally intended to be the fourth episode, but pressure from a major investor (Bandai) to show the main mobile suit from the start led to a confusing change to the early episode order. Additional pressure came with merchandising interest to put battleships in the series, while the main stage was on Earth. As a compromise and irony, the strange BESPA battleship/motorcycle mixture vessels that made up the Motorad Fleet made their appearance. Some people point out the death rate as mentioned above had a great deal to do with Tomino's depression and frustration while working on the show. In contrast, his later works, such as Turn A Gundam and Gundam Reconguista in G avoid large casualty amounts.

Openings and Endings



  • Winners Forever by infix (episode 1–31)
  • Mou Ichido Tenderness KIX.S (episode 32–51)


# Episode Title Japanese Airdate English Airdate
1 The White Mobile Suit 2 April 1993
2 The Meeting with the Machine that Day 9 April 1993
3 Uso's Fight 16 April 1993
4 Who We Are Fighting For 23 April 1993
5 Godzorla's Counterattack 30 April 1993
6 A Fighter's Radiance 7 May 1993
7 Sound of the Guillotine 14 May 1993
8 Fierce Fight! Attacking in Waves 21 May 1993
9 Setting Off 28 May 1993
10 Behold! The Shrike Team 4 June 1993
11 The Shrike Team's Bulwark 11 June 1993
12 Let's Get Rid of the Guillotine 18 June 1993
13 Gibraltar Airspace 25 June 1993
14 Offense and Defense at Gibraltar 2 July 1993
15 Space Dust 9 July 1993
16 Reinforce Surfaces 16 July 1993
17 The Empire's Queen 23 July 1993
18 Battle of the Space Fleets 30 July 1993
19 Locate Shakti 6 August 1993
20 The Eve Before Decisive Battle 13 August 1993
21 Strike the Decisive Satellite 20 August 1993
22 The Space Tiger 27 August 1993
23 Infiltrate Zanscare 3 September 1993
24 Offense and Defense at the Capital 10 September 1993
25 To the Enemy Fleet and Land 17 September 1993
26 Maria and Uso 24 September 1993
27 The Flash That Runs Through Space 1 October 1993
28 The Great Escape 8 October 1993
29 The New Mobile Suit V2 15 October 1993
30 Mother's Gundam 22 October 1993
31 Motorad Takeoff 29 October 1993
32 Pressing Doggorla 5 November 1993
33 People Who Dwell in the Sea 12 November 1993
34 Operation Giant Roller 19 November 1993
35 Mother or Shakti? 26 November 1993
36 Mother Returns to the Earth 3 December 1993
37 Counterattack of the Twinrad 10 December 1993
38 The North Sea Begins Burning 17 December 1993
39 The Song of the Wings of Light 24 December 1993
40 Under the Super Aerial Attack 7 January 1994
41 The Battlefield Created by Father 14 January 1994
42 Fresh Blood Swirls in the Light 21 January 1994
43 The Battlefield Comet Fuala 28 January 1994
44 Love is at the End of the Light 4 February 1994
45 Uso Dances with Illusions 11 February 1994
46 Tassile's Revolt 18 February 1994
47 Women's Battlefield 25 February 1994
48 Vanquished Life, Blooming Life 4 March 1994
49 Above the Angel's Ring 11 March 1994
50 The Battle Called Upon by Hate 18 March 1994
51 The Ascension of the Angels 25 March 1994


League Militaire/Earth Federation Forces

Zanscare Empire


  • Mandella Soone
  • Lob Olesches


League Militaire/Earth Federation Forces

Mobile Weapons

Vehicles and Support Units

Macedonia Army

Mobile Weapons

Vehicles and Support Units


Mobile Weapons

Vehicles and Support Units

Zanscare Empire

Mobile Weapons

Vehicles and Support Units


On the 12th of July, 2016 at 15:01 CST, anime distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and anime producer Sunrise Inc. announced that Gundam Reconguista in G would be available, alongside Mobile Suit Victory Gundam Collection 1. Reconguista in G would be available on Blu-ray, whereas Mobile Suit Victory Gundam would be available on both Blu-ray and DVD coming October 4, 2016.

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See also


Preceded by:

Mobile Suit Gundam F91

Chronological order

0153 U.C.

Succeeded By

Gaia Gear

Notes & Trivia

  • The anime is the first Gundam television series since Mobile Suit Gundam to feature a totally original cast with no returning characters.
  • It is assumed by some Gundam fans that the protagonist, Uso Ewin, is the great grandson of the late Char Aznable, based on the surname of Uso's mother (Miguel) being 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 plausible. However, Tomino has officially denied the theory on several occasions.

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