Classic anime collections coming to Netflix are rare so we’re happy to report that four of the classic Mobile Suit Gundam movies are set to arrive on Netflix in the US and a few other Netflix regions from June 18th, 2021.
Based on our research, multiple Netflix regions will be able to access the four films. This includes Netflix in the United States as well as Netflix in the United Kingdom.
We’ll shortly be adding these titles to the June 2021 preview we’ve got which is already stacked with new anime including The Seven Deadly Sins season 5 and more.
Even though Mobile Suit Gundam was cancelled after one season, the franchise has grown.
The franchise has spawned many movies spanning over four decades-long and is therefore quite daunting if you’re wanting to dive in. The four Netflix movies are a great introduction to the franchise.
Netflix US already has a few Mobile Suit Gundam titles. Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans is available from November 2019, while Mobile Suit Gundam UC has been added in September 2018.
These are the new films that will be available on Netflix.
Mobile Suit Gundam I (1981).
Running time: 137 Minutes
“The Earth Federation’s last hope in its fight against the Principality of Zeon is the prototype mobile suit Gundam, piloted by civilian Amur Ray.”
Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow (1981).
Running time: 139 min
“The Earth Federation warship White Base and its Gundam pilot Amuro Ray struggle to make it back through enemy territory, pursued by Zeon’s warriors.”
Mobile Suit Gundman III - Encounters In Space (1982).
Time: 144 minutes
“The Earth Federation prepares to take the war into the Duchy of Zeon’s home territory. Veteran pilot Amuro Ray returns to space for the final battle.”
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack (1988)
Running time: 124 minutes
“Thirteen years after the war, the Neo Zeon army threatens peace. Armed with the Nu Gundam, Amuro Ray and Federation forces take the field once more.”
As anime remains a major driver of Netflix's growth, the movie collection is a great addition. Through its own huge slate of anime productions and licensing some of the biggest titles from the genre, it continues to drive growth for Netflix (except Japan it turns out – great read from The Information here).
It’s a perfect time to jump into the franchise given that Netflix themselves are working on a live-action film with Jordan Vogt-Roberts set to direct.
If you’re looking for even more Gundam content, the YouTube account GundamInfo has a huge collection of content including full episodes.
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