The series that solidified the SD Gundam sub-franchise! Based on the popular Gashapon capsule toys and model kits being released by Bandai at the time, Mobile Suit SD Gundam is a collection of animated shorts made to parody the Gundam franchise.
Tropes associated with these shorts are:
- Denser and Wackier: Remember all that the Gundam characters went through? All the horror, trauma, and bloodshed of an intergalactic war? Yeah, here they just get involved in silly cartoon antics.
- Naked People Are Funny: Elpeo Ple would typically be seen nude in these shorts. This is a parody to her being (at the time) a fanservice character, with her first appearance being running out of bath naked.
- Unsettling Gender Reveal: Amuro, Kamille, and Judau set off to save a princess from Char in one of the shorts. After they rescue her and send her back to her father, she reveals that she's actually a guy. The three of them respond by going back to Char's evil lair and enslaving him, becoming the new dark lords of the land.