Trivia / Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

  • Actor Allusion: A lot:
  • Anime First: Averted for only the second time in Gundam since Char's Counterattack. It's an adaptation of a novel series.
  • The Character Died with Him: While it was already known that Syam Vist was fated to pass on peacefully to activate the Magallanica, it coincidentally became this trope when his voice actor Ichirō Nagai passed away mere months before the airing of Episode 7.
  • Channel Hop: Zig-zagged since this will be the first Gundam series to air on TV Asahi since After War Gundam X, and mind you TV Asahi was Gundam's original home from 1979 to 1996
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • 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.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • "Purustitute" for Marida, although this nickname is not without reason. To elaborate, Marida was a child solder during the First Neo-Zeon war as one of the Ple clones. During Glemmy Toto's uprising she was Ple Twelve. Between then and the events of Unicorn (UC 0096), she survived by living as a prostitute until she was approached by 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 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 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.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The US release of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn was handled by Bandai Entertainment... until the company decided to entirely cease production. Fortunately, 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 Nozomi Entertainment.
  • Network to the Rescue: 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.
  • No Export for You: 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 Madman Entertainment will be able to get distribution rights somehow, rather than having to Keep Circulating the Tapes.
    • 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.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Roxas and Aqua are the pilot of the titular mech, and a communications officer, respectively. They get to play as the Orimura siblings later on.
  • The Other Darrin: Apparently three:

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