Awesome Music: Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam (Gundam 0079)

  • Beginning, with Inoue Daisuke (R.I.P) doing double duty and playing the flute solo between verses of the song as well as vocals.
  • Encounters.
  • And of course, Here Comes Char!
    • The song's lyrics are open to some Alternate Character Interpretation which makes it outright hilarious if you think of it as being sung by someone who got owned by Char. And it's even more hilarious when you notice that, in the original series, the soldiers that had occupied Amuro's home were dancing to an instrumental version of "Here Comes Char"!
    • Andrew W. K. also did a suitably awesome English version of Here Comes Char!.
  • This rendition of "Tobe Gundam" for the 30th Anniversary symphonic suite makes the classic opening song even more epic.
  • The concept music Time is on My Side, used as the ending song for most of the sad episodes in the Gundam Evolve miniseries. Here's a live version.

Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

  • The very aptly named Men of Destiny.
  • The Winner is nothing to scoff at either.
  • We later get Oblivion from the same source as Men of Destiny. It uses the exact same instrumental, but rather than simply dubbing the lyrics into English, new somewhat apocalyptic, yet still awesomely GAR, lyrics were written, effectively making it a new song. Also somewhat unique for an English song, it was used in the original Japanese version of the show, and has perfect grammar and pronunciation. And it is freaking awesome.
  • Assault Waves, the perfect music to have epic MS duels to.
  • Dendrobium is amazing as well.

08th MS Team

Zeta Gundam

Gundam Sentinel

  • "The Struggle of Ayers", written as the backdrop for the battle between the Ex-S Gundam and the Gundam MK V.

Gundam ZZ

Char's Counterattack

Gundam Unicorn

Hathaway's Flash

Gundam F91

Crossbone Gundam

Victory Gundam

G Gundam

Gundam Wing

After War Gundam X

Turn A Gundam

Turn A Gundam takes this Up to Eleven with the tradition of great Gundam music teamed up with Yoko Kanno and its awesome results:

Gundam SEED

Gundam SEED Astray

Gundam SEED Destiny

  • "Ignited". Probably kicks a lot of ass in terms of awesomeness.
  • "PRIDE" (the second opening theme) by HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR. Hell yes.
    • "Life Goes On" is also filled with awesome, and has more variations used in the episodes than the other ending themes. "Kimi wa Boku ni Niteiru" is also excellent, and is the only ending theme to be used in the series and the Special Editions.
  • "Reason", the first ending theme, is Hot-Blooded to the max.
  • "Kanashimi no Stella" is heartbreakingly beautiful.
    • And then we have Stella's image song, "Shinkai no Kodoku". Just as pretty, and just as heartbreaking.
  • "Youki to Bishoumi" is what makes Dearka, Yzak and Athrun teaming up again so awesome early on in the series.
  • "Kyouki no Hate", played when the Destroy goes on its horror-laden rampage.
  • "Kuroi Hadou", Shinn's battle theme towards the end, complete with Ominous Latin Chanting.
  • "Sakebi to Gekitetsu", played as Athrun and Mu race to destroy the Requiem. The finale of Destiny doesn't measure up to the one in SEED, but the music for it certainly does.
  • "Gaia x Chaos x Abyss", the theme for the Extendeds early on in the show (coincidentally, this is when they're legitimately badass).
  • "Launch! Impulse" is a majestic theme for a Gundam launching sequence. It is reused as one of Shinn's themes in SD Gundam Generation Wars.
  • "Kira, True To His Feelings". Kira may have taken some actions during Destiny that were questionable, but his theme music is unquestionably badass.
  • No matter what you think of Lacus Clyne during Destiny, you cannot deny that "Fields of hope" is one of the most beautiful songs ever featured in a Gundam show.
  • "Honoo no Tobira" is Akatsuki no Kuruma's triumphant successor, played right as Cagalli pilots the Akatsuki for the first time to defend Orb from ZAFT.

Gundam 00

Gundam AGE

Gundam Build Fighters

Alternative Title(s):

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam