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INTRODUCTION TO GUNDAM

Welcome! This web page is dedicated to the Japanese anime known as Mobile Suit Gundam. Our goal is to provide both anintroduction to the world of Gundam for the timid newcomer, and a comprehensive information source for the hardcore fans.

Mobile Suit Gundam is a Japanese mecha anime series that started in the 1979, and up till today, it still remains to be one of the most popular and successful anime of all time. Since the first series, it has spawned many sequels and side stories under the Gundam name.

The story is set in the future where technology has become very advanced, enabling a great percentage of the Earth's population to migrate to space. Most of the population live in space colonies, but there are some who choose to remain on Earth.

Twenty years after the debut of the original Mobile Suit Gundam television series - its official anniversary was April 7, 1999 - the Gundam saga has evolved into a sprawling epic that consists of nine television shows, eight movies, and four original video series. In addition, It has spawned countless novels and comics, a profitable model kit franchise, and video games.

In Japan, Gundam's immense popularity has lasted for more than 20 years. In the United States, where it's only just seen its first official release, it's virtually unknown; even among the Otakus, but it's essentially a cult classic. But with its heady mix of intrigue, amazing mecha designs, complex storylines, and profound messages, Gundam's appeal can easily transcend beyond the boundaries of language and the human spirit.