* ActorAllusion: A lot:
** Creator/HiroShimono voices Takuya Irei, a student who's also a Mobile Suit {{Otaku}} turned AscendedFanboy. His previous (and arguably one of his more well-known) role was another [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Student]] ''slash'' {{Otaku}} ''slash'' {{Ascended Fanboy}} named [[Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows Keima Katsuragi.]] This makes Takuya's comment in Episode 6 about not being able to understand women all the more hilarious.
** Meanwhile, Mihiro Oiwaken's seiyuu Creator/MegumiToyoguchi once played another ''Gundam'' MissionControl character in [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Mirallia Haw]].
** In the English Dub, Riddhe's [=VA=] YuriLowenthal also played [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]] and [[CodeGeass Suzaku Kuururugi]] who, like Riddhe, had at least one MementoMacGuffin that identify them. Unlike the other two though (who at least carries one up until the end), [[spoiler:he treats his [[ItsAllJunk like junk]] at the end of Episode 5, as he approaches the abandoned Unicorn Banshee]].
** Another one from the English Dub: Main/JamiesonPrice as Gael Chan, who pulled off a YouShallNotPass with a mobile suit [[spoiler:against Frontal's Neo Zeong in Episode 7.]] The other character that he voiced, who also pulled a similar trick with added DyingMomentOfAwesome?: [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Lordgenome]].
* AnimeFirst: Averted for only the second time in ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' since ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char's Counterattack]]''. It's an adaptation of a novel series.
* EarlyBirdCameo:
** The Unicorn was shown in ''Gundam vs. Gundam Next'', joined by the Kshatriya in the home version.
** The Sinanju and Delta Plus join the party in ''Gundam Extreme Vs''.
* FanNickname:
** "[[spoiler:Purustitute]]" for Marida, although this [[MeaningfulName nickname]] is not without [[DarkandTroubledPast reason]]. To elaborate, Marida [[spoiler:was a child solder during the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ First Neo-Zeon war]] as one of the [[{{CloningBlues}} Ple clones]]. During Glemmy Toto's uprising she was [[YouAreNumberSix Ple Twelve]]]]. Between then and the events of Unicorn (UC 0096), she survived by [[spoiler:living as a prostitute]] until she was approached by [[{{TheRemnant}} the Sleeves]], specifically Zinnerman who adopted her and gave her the name Marida Cruz.
** Some have called the Kshatriya "Palm Tree" due to the shape of its binders, it's color, and the fact that its a lot easier to pronounce then its actual name.
*** It's more of a bell pepper, really, especially when the binders are closed. Of course, there's already been fan art.
** "Spiegel Cosplay" for the Geara Zulu due to its head looking similar to the Gundam Spiegel (ignoring the fact that both are based on WWII German soldier helmets...)
*** "Geara Leo" for the Geara Zulu that blew up when a shot from the Unicorn's beam magnum passed near it, a reference to how the Leos in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' would explode by the dozen when a Gundam so much as appeared on the screen.
** "Godspeed" for the nameless Stark Jegan pilot from the first Kshatriya fight.
** Full Frontal is sometimes called "Mullet Char" because of his huge hair by Neo Lorrnoke of [[http://gundamnmahq.blogspot.com/ The ''Gundamn!'' podcast]] of MAHQ.
*** another nickname is "Fat Frontal" due to the uniform he's wearing in combination with his hair making it look like he's gained a few pounds, taking the mask off only makes it worse.
** "Kobe Byarlant" - The Byarlant Custom in OVA 4, after it managed to beat down several Neo Zeon suits single-handedly, despite being essentially a Titans design.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Despite [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Audrey's original]] [[Creator/MikiIto voice actress]] being replaced by newcomer Ayumi Fujimura, there was much rejoicing when Creator/ShuichiIkeda (aka Char Aznable) was announced as the voice of Full Frontal.
** Speaking of [[Creator/AyumiFujimura Mineva]], who would have known she was [[Manga/MaidSama a student council president working part-time as a maid?]]
** There was also rejoicing when Banagher's VA was revealed to be KoukiUchiyama, aka Roxas from the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series.
** Creator/DaisukeNamikawa stars again as another Gundam character {Riddhe}. Again, this is not the first time he voiced a Gundam character that was treated as TheScrappy by the audience.
** [[RahXephon Ayato]] became a GenreSavvy otaku student in the form of [[Creator/HiroShimono Takuya Irei]].
*** Well, this wasn't the first time that [[Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows he became an Otaku student...]]
** [[Creator/TetsuyaKakihara Angelo Sauper]] is [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]]. Now, WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK HE IS?
** The real coup is about Marida's VA. She's voiced by YukoKaida {aka Ryumou Shimei of ''IkkiTousen''}, and this caused a lot of excitement in certain Gundam forums.
** This also becomes a CastingGag since she also voiced [[Anime/QueensBlade Risty]], who is also a FieryRedhead, [[spoiler:and just like Marida, she also ends brainwashed like her in QB, minus the mobile suit]], except her personality is the opposite of Marida.
** And Mihiro Oiwaken is voiced by Creator/MegumiToyoguchi, AKA Miriallia Haw of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]''. No wonder people christen Mihiro as Mihiro Haw.
** [[HarukaTomatsu Micott Bartsch]]... used to have something of a VerbalTic about a year ago as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Mileina Vashti]]. Still has some awesome [[EightiesHair hair]] though.
*** And now she's become [[Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows a New Devil with a box cutter...]]
** [[Creator/SteveStaley Banagher's dub voice]] sounds a lot like [[AdventChildren Kadaj]] and [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Toshiro]] (especially when he's yelling), and he's Gundam lead for the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam third]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 time]].
** Flaste Schole, the helmsman for the Garencieres, sounds a tad like [[DragonBallZ Goku]], in the dub.
*** [[Creator/RikiyaKoyama He]] later becomes the infamous ''[[FateZero Magus Killer]]''.
** Angelo Sauper's english voice is Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas, which gives him a weird helium voice.
*** '''NEWS FLASH''': Angelo becomes [[CareBears Funshine Bear and Birthday Bear]]. What happened Angelo, did you dye your hair in yellow? And don't get me started on a yellow colored Rozen Zulu.
*** He also voiced [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Leonardo]]. By sheer coincidence, [[Creator/TetsuyaKakihara Angelo's Japanese VA]] also voiced Leonardo too, a fact even Kakihara [[LampshadeHanging lampshades himself]] in a interview in [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/convention/2012/otakon/6 2012's Otakon.]]
** Full Frontal is voiced by Keith Silverstein in the English dub, who voiced Johann Liebert from ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' and Coyote Starrk from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
** Daguza Mackle's English voice actor is RichardEpcar, who voiced Batou from ''Anime/GhostInTheShell''. His Japanese voice actor, Hiroki Touchi, voiced Lasse in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' and Commander Grodek in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE''
** Seems [[Creator/WataruTakagi Garrod]] [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Ran]] put on a lot of weight and lost virtually all of his badassitude...
** Riddhe Marcenas is voiced by YuriLowenthal, who voiced Ben Tennyson from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', Haseo from ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'', Sasuke Uchiha from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Simon from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', Kururugi Suzaku from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' Bakunetsumaru from ''{{SD Gundam Force}}'', and Cecil Harvey from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''.
** Bright Noa's new voice actor after Creator/HirotakaSuzuoki's death is Creator/KenNarita. This means that [[Anime/CodeGeass Orange-kun]] just verbally {{Bright Slap}}ped The Knight of Zero!
** [[Creator/MariyaIse Loni Garvey]] is essentially [[TigerAndBunny Dragon Kid]] put into a mobile armor and went AxCrazy...
** Some of the English VA's here, surprisingly, voiced characters in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'':
*** Riddhie, by the same man who voiced Simon as mentioned earlier;
*** [[Creator/SteveStaley Banagher]] was a [[LaughingMad Laughing-Mad]], AxCrazy Beastman General, aside from being a [[HajimeNoIppo Badass Boxer]].
*** [[Creator/MichelleRuff Mihiro]] once lugged around a long Sniper Rifle, apart from [[Anime/CodeGeass being a pink-haired princess]] [[spoiler: who, by an accidental Geass command massacred thousands of people]];
*** [[Creator/KeithSilverstein Full Frontal]] was a stoic mechanic who pilots a Gunmen that looked like a Gundam's head without a V-fin;
*** [[Creator/StephanieSheh Mineva]], aside from being one of the Black Siblings, was also [[Anime/CodeGeass a Zero Fangirl]], and a [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight child homonoclus in the Holy Grail Wars.]]
*** [[Creator/KarenStrassman Loni]] was her elder sister, aside for being a pilot of [[Anime/CodeGeass another red mech]] with a FacePalmOfDoom as its main weapon; [[spoiler:(surprisingly, both are *ehrm... "well-endowed" characters...)]]
*** Captain Bright[[note]] particularly his VA, Christopher Corey Smith[[/note]] is the latter two's eldest brother who's nearly as Badass as the two primary male characters;
*** And, lastly...[[KyleHebert JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YONEM KIRKS IS?!]]
** And even one could not help but wonder if [[LiamOBrien the current captain of the Rewloola]] was [[Anime/CodeGeass a bespectacled scientist who has a taste for pudding]], or [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight a participating servant in the Fifth Holy Grail War]]...
** Marida's English VA is TaraPlatt who voices Temari of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Mitsuru Kirijo of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', Eva Heinnemann of ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', and Tron Bonne in ''VideoGame/{{Marvel Vs Capcom 3}}''.
** It may not have been realized, but seems [[Creator/NaoyaUchida Captain Otto]] [[NarutoShippuden may not be a good boy after all...]]
** Another NEWS FLASH! Seems [[Creator/MatthewMercer Nigel Garett]] will be trading his Jesta for a sniper rifle as he [[FateZero enters the Fourth Holy Grail War...]] This was after [[Creator/YuuichiNakamura his role]] as the leader of the [[Film/Gundam00AWakeningOfTheTrailblazer Solbrave Squadron]]...
** And apparently, [[Creator/TroyBaker Syam Vist]] used to [[VideoGame/BioShockInfinite be a Pinkerton]], [[Anime/CodeGeass a Britannian Prince]], [[Manga/SoulEater and an annoying sword-slash-white-creature]] long before he got involved in the events of the Universal Century.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The US release of ''Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn'' was handled by Creator/BandaiEntertainment... until the company decided to entirely cease production. [[AvertedTrope Fortunately]], Creator/{{Sunrise}} announced that they were now turning to other distributors to release their formerly Bandai-licensed shows. ''Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn'' was the first show to be rescued by another distributer, specifically Creator/NozomiEntertainment.
* NetworkToTheRescue: This series was originally supposed to come out in 2009, but Sunrise officials said the authors needed to polish the episodes a bit more, and changed the schedule.
* NoExportForYou: Australia is one of the countries not listed as part of the international March 12 release, to the annoyance of some fans. Others hope that Creator/MadmanEntertainment will be able to get distribution rights somehow, rather than having to KeepCirculatingTheTapes.
** As of June 2011 Madman have released the first episode... but only on DVD. No word regarding a possible Blu-Ray release.
** Of course, the Blu-Rays are region free anyway, which is probably for the best for Western fans given that Amazon US stopped offering them after the first episode and Amazon in other regions never offered them in the first place.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: [[KoukiUchiyama Roxas]] [[Franchise/KingdomHearts and]] [[Creator/MegumiToyoguchi Aqua]] are the pilot of the titular mech, and a communications officer, respectively. They get to play as [[InfiniteStratos the Orimura siblings]] later on.
** YukoKaida (Marida) and Hideaki Tezuka (Suberoa Zinnerman) already worked together as Mary-Jane Watson and Kraven respectively in the Japanese dub of ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''.
** YuriLowenthal and TaraPlatt. How obvious can you get.
** Also Creator/SteveStaley and Creator/StephanieSheh. While they have already worked together in [[Manga/{{Naruto}} previous]] [[Manga/{{Bleach}} projects]], their roles here are unique since they are ''both'' PlayingAgainstType.
* TheOtherDarrin: Apparently three:
** Creator/KenNarita as Bright Noa, replacing Creator/HirotakaSuzuoki, who tragically died of lung cancer in 2006.
** YukoKaida (sort of) as [=Marida/Ple Twelve=], to Creator/ChiekoHonda (at least for Episode 7, since the latter was still alive when the first six episodes aired; see the WhatTheHellCastingAgency on the [[YMMV/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn YMMV Page]] for details.)
** Apparently averted with the late Creator/IchiroNagai as the voice of Syam Vist, as he was still credited in Episode 7 for the said role months after his passing.
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