Gundam Series

Gundam is a Japanese military science fiction series created by Yoshiyuki Tomino. The franchise features giant robots (mecha) with the name “Gundam” formed from the English word “gun” and the last syllable of the word “freedom”. The franchise began on April 7, 1979 with the Mobile Suit Gundam TV series. Most Gundams are large, bipedal, humanoid vehicles controlled from a cockpit by a human pilot. The cockpit is located in the torso, while the head serves as a camera to transmit images back to the cockpit. Most of the series protagonists are Newtypes, genetically advanced humans adapted for space. The series spawned dozens of TV shows, movies, and videos.

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