The Gundam Multiverse – ガンダムシリーズ. Where to start

Nice article by The Earthian Hivemind about the Japanese anime/scifi franchise Gundam.

The Earthian Hivemind

It is possible that, albeit you might not be a anime / manga fan, you would still have heard something about a series called Gundam (or Gandamu, as in its Japanese transliteration): and with a reason. If there’s something comparable to the Star Trek universe in the Asian tradition this is certainly Gundam, in terms of longevity, complexity and interest. Created by the genius of Yoshiyuki Tomino (富野 由悠季) and produced by Sunrise Animation Studio, the original 1979 anime series has later on generated many sequels, prequels, spin-off, manga, OVAs, videogames and an impressive range of merchandise.

Gundam Model RX-78 Gundam Model RX-78

There are many reasons for the sheer success of this war drama (this is the most appropriate label, if one has indeed to be chosen) – sofisticate scenarios, the accuracy of the design, the credibility of the technology and some charismatic characters among them.

The first series, aired in 1979, is called Mobile Suit Gundam

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About Ray Davis

Ray Davis is an author and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. His latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy - speculative fiction series focusing the issues of humanity's past and future. The series is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Book 1 - Revelation - is now available - Ray has written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential. In 2007, Ray founded The Affirmation Spot - a website offering downloadable mp3 motivational tools and affirmations. Ray began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. His thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, he has melded these ideas into his own philosophy on self-development. He has written and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve his own life and has a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. In 2010 he authored an eBook titled The Power to Be You: 417 Original Daily Thoughts for Personal Empowerment. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife, April, two grown stepkids, and his black lab, Mia.
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