* ActorAllusion: A lot:
** Creator/HiroShimono voices Takuya Irei, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent 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 [[HilariousInHindsight all the more hilarious.]]
** Meanwhile, Mihiro Oiwaken's voice actress Creator/MegumiToyoguchi once played another ''Gundam'' MissionControl character in [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Mirallia Haw]].
** In the English Dub, Riddhe's [=VA=] YuriLowenthal also played [[Anime/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: Creator/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.
* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: While it was already known that Syam Vist was fated to pass on peacefully [[spoiler:to activate the ''Magallanica'']], it coincidentally became this trope when his voice actor [[Creator/IchiroNagai Ichiro Nagai]] passed away mere months before the airing of Episode 7.
* ChannelHop: Zig-zagged since this will be the first Gundam series to air on Creator/TVAsahi since ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'', and mind you TV Asahi was Gundam's original home from 1979 to 1996
* 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.
* 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: [[Creator/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.
** Creator/YukoKaida (Marida) and Hideaki Tezuka (Suberoa Zinnerman) already worked together as Mary-Jane Watson and Kraven respectively in the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''.
** Creator/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.
** Creator/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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