15 Facts About Gundam


Academics in Japan have viewed the series as inspiration; in 2008, the virtual Gundam Academy was planned as the first academic institution based on an animated TV series.

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The Gundam franchise had grossed over in retail sales by 2000.

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Mobile Suit Gundam was developed by animator Yoshiyuki Tomino and a changing group of Sunrise creators with the collective pseudonym of Hajime Yatate.

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Tomino changed it to Gundam, suggesting a unit wielding a gun powerful enough to hold back enemies like a hydroelectric dam holding back water.

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Mobile Suit Gundam reportedly pioneered the real robot subgenre of mecha anime.

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In contrast to its super robot cousins, Mobile Suit Gundam attempted realism in its robot design and weaponry by running out of energy and ammunition or malfunctioning.

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Nostalgia for the oldest Gundam shows is a factor in its continuing success.

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Model Suit Gunpla Builders Beginning G, Gundam Build Fighters, and Gundam Build Divers feature contemporary settings and use Gunpla as plot elements.

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An exception are Gundam Build timelines, which are set in an alternate present time where all other Gundam installments are fictional.

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Manga adaptations of the Gundam series have been published in English in North America by a number of companies, such as Viz Media, Del Rey Manga and Tokyopop, and in Singapore by Chuang Yi.

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Gundam has spawned over 80 video games for arcade, computer and console platforms, some with characters not found in other Gundam media.

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The Real Grade Gundam series combined the Master Grade's detailed inner structure with additional colour separation, making the 1:144-scale series complex in design and compact in size.

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Since 1980, Gundam has appeared in the following countries and regions:.

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Gundam is a Japanese cultural icon; it is a ¥50-billion-annual business of Bandai Namco, reaching ¥54.

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Stamps were issued, an Agriculture Ministry employee was reprimanded for contributing to the Japanese Wikipedia Gundam-related pages, and the Japan Self-Defense Forces code-named its developing advance personal-combat system Gundam.

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