Mobile Suit Gundam Favorites Chosen in 40th Anniversary Poll!

Mobile Suit Gundam Favorites Chosen in 40th Anniversary Poll!

Popular mecha franchise Mobile Suit Gundam has almost reached its 40th year since the broadcast of its first iconic entry in 1979. As part of the pre-celebrations for this huge milestone, NHK held an online poll to find out fans’ picks for four categories - best series, best Mobile suit, best characters, and best song. From Mar. 2 to Apr. 20, 1,740,280 votes were cast, and now the results are out!

Top 10 Series

10. Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (1991)
9. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (1995)
8. Mobile Fighter G Gundam (1994)
7. Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (2010)
6. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (2015)
5. Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (1988)
4. Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (2007)
3. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED (2002)
2. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (1985)
1. Mobile Suit Gundam (1979)

Top 10 Mobile Suits

10. Gundam ( Mobile Suit Gundam )
9. Gundam F91 ( Mobile Suit Gundam F91 )
8. Sazabi ( Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack )
7. Qubeley ( Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam )
6. Hyaku Shiki ( Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam )
5. Freedom Gundam ( Mobile Suit Gundam SEED )
4. Wing Gundam Zero ( Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz )
3. Strike Freedom Gundam ( Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny )
2. Zeta Gundam ( Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam )
1. ν Gundam ( Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack )

Top 10 Characters

10. Ramba Ral ( Mobile Suit Gundam )
9. Setsuna F. Seiei ( Mobile Suit Gundam 00 )
8. Char Aznable ( Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack )
7. Kira Yamato ( Mobile Suit Gundam SEED )
6. Quattro Bajeena ( Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam )
5. Amuro Ray ( Mobile Suit Gundam )
4. Kamille Bidan ( Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam )
3. Amuro Ray ( Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack )
2. Char Aznable ( Mobile Suit Gundam )
1. Olga Talvitie ( Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans )

Top 10 Songs

10. RE:I AM (Aimer, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn )
9. Zeta - Toki wo Koete (Ayukawa Mami, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam )
8. Meguriai (Inoue Daisuke, Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space )
7. JUST COMMUNICATION (TWO-MIX, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing )
6. Freesia (Uru, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans )
5. Arashi no Naka de Kagayaite (Yonekura Chihiro, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team )
4. BEYOND THE TIME (TM NETWORK, Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack )
3. Eternal Wind ~ Hohoemi wa Hikaru Kaze no Naka (Moriguchi Hiroko, Mobile Suit Gundam F91 )
2. Ai Senshi (Inoue Daisuke, Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow )
1. Mizu no Hoshi ni Ai wo Komete (Moriguchi Hiroko, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam )

If you're curious to see the full top 40 for each category, check out NHK’s official ranking website!

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