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    Universal Century 
Mobile Suit Gundam
  • Beginning, with Daisuke Inoue (R.I.P) doing double duty and playing the flute solo between verses of the song as well as vocals.
  • 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. Andrew W. K., English rock cover: "Fly, Gundam!"
  • 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.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket

Gundam Expanded Universe

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt

  • Thunderbolt For Main, Io Fleming's personal theme song that plays on his first sortie to the Thunderbolt Sector. An upbeat free jazz song that would give any Mobile Suit pilot an andredaline rush into battle.
  • Oh God. I'm Alone., one of Daryl's favorite songs to play on his radio. A calm and soothing blues song that contradicts the louder and upbeat music that Io Fleming listens to.

Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

  • The very aptly named Men of Destiny.
  • The Winner is nothing to scoff at either. Which leads to an AMAZING English translation by Richie Kotzen of Poison, who happens to be a die-hard Gundam fan!
  • 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.

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Gundam Sentinel

Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ

Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack

  • Char's Counterattack had an amazing orchestral soundtrack, rivaling anything coming from major American productions. Especially notable are "Main Title" and "Nu Gundam", and ends with an excellent, although non-orchestral song by the name of "Beyond the Time". The live version takes this even further...
  • There's also the themes of Char and Amuro, "Swan" for Char and "Sally" for Amuro (and this video has both songs in the style of the Gundam Vs Series). "Swan" is a suspenseful and tragic theme that gives the feeling of the trauma and spite that dwell within Char. Meanwhile, "Sally" is a more hope-bringing and heroic theme that represents Amuro's courageous resolve to stop Char from destroying the Earth.

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

  • There are also some Heartwarming entries of note:
    • First is "Remind You" from OST II, which is essentially "Unicorn" and "On Your Mark" with English lyrics that sums up the hopes and horrors of the Universal Century.
    • Also, Cyua's "A Letter" from the first OST (and in a similar vein, "Audrey" from the third) both used in Episodes 1 and 5, respectively.
  • The fourth OST doesn't disappoint either. It includes a remixed version of "Unicorn" as well as sweeping orchestral versions of "RE:I AM" and "Ryuusei no Namida". All while bringing back tracks from all the previous episodes, and even an orchestral remix of "Beginning" from the original Mobile Suit Gundam.

Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative

  • Once again, Hiroyuki Sawano delivers his awesome soundtrack for the franchise starting with "VigilaNTe", which first plays when Jona attempts to capture the Phenex.
  • The theme song, "narrative", is a beautiful collaboration between Sawano and LiSA which really speaks for the movie's main characters.

Hathaway's Flash

  • Prior to its 2019-2020 animated adaptation, Hathaway and the Xi Gundam actually got their own exciting yet sorrowful theme song.

Mobile Suit Gundam F91

Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam

Mobile Suit Victory Gundam

    Future Century 
Mobile Fighter G Gundam

    After Colony 
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
  • "Last Impression". What starts out calm turns out to be very upbeat, classical and... AWESOME. A fitting end to the AC Saga. This song is always the song for Gundam Wing characters when they appear in Super Robot Wars for a reason. It kicks ass.
  • Code Name: Heero Yuy, a jazz version of Heero's theme, is the tune used for the next episode previews. And it's amazing.

    After War 
After War Gundam X

    Correct Century 
∀ Gundam

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

  • "After All", sung by Donna Burke for the movie, serves to nail down the anime's (and arguably the entirety of Gundam) Bittersweet Ending. Especially if you listen closely to the lyrics.

    Cosmic Era 
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
  • "Invoke" by T.M.Revolution. One of the best songs by the band, it sets the tone for the beginning parts of the show.


  • SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays introduces two themes for SEED MSV and its related stories:
    • The Earth Alliance theme, used by Edward Harrelson and Morgan Chevalier, is an intense, action-packed theme befitting the two pilots who are known for kicking serious ass despite things holding them back (Edward's disinclination towards violence, Morgan refusing to go beyond a 105 Dagger even when presented with a Strike.)
    • ZAFT's theme, used by Mikhail Coast and Shiho Hahnenfuss, is a calmer theme compared to the EA's, representing their more reserved attitudes.

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray

  • "Zips", oh yes! Zips!
  • "Red Stroke", the theme of Lowe Guele and his Gundam Astray Red Frame. A really great rock theme that really pumps up the Hot Blooded-ness in the series.
  • "Mission Start", the theme of Gai Murakumo and his Gundam Astray Blue Frame. Another rock theme, but with a cooler and serious tone. Perfect for the mercenary group Serpent Tail.
  • "Chosen One", the theme of Rondo Gina Sahaku and his sister Rondo Mina Sahaku with their Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatsu (and Amatsu Mina). A mix of rock and piano that defines the Big Bad and his sister as perfect mixes of elegance and ferocity.

Mobile Suit 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.

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed CE 73 Stargazer

    Anno Domini 
Mobile Suit Gundam 00

Gundam 00 Side Stories

  • SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays:
    • Fon Spaak's theme is a chaotic blend of jazz and metal that nonetheless fits all together, showing Fon's scarily competent side amidst his Ax-Crazy personality.
    • Hixar Fermi's theme is an elegant synth-heavy piece mixed with normal instruments and a faint One-Woman Wail, beautifully representing the struggle of a broken Innovade who just wants to call himself a real boy again despite his Undying Loyalty to the machine that made him, and the brief clash against a clone who is anything but the person Hixar grew into by 00F's end.
    • Chall Acustica's theme is a tragic piece reflecting Chall's Trauma Conga Line over the course of her time in Celestial Being, yet remains hopeful enough to be a heroic Leitmotif.
    • Grave Violento's theme is an ominous-sounding track that, while representing Grave's cold-blooded attitude on the field, more accurately reflects Hixar's complete and utter disgust at Grave's clone, which he sees as hideously inhuman and murders without any hesitation.

    Advanced Generation 
Mobile Suit Gundam Age

    The Near Future 
Gundam Build Fighters

Gundam Build Fighters Try

  • The first opening theme, "Cerulean" by BACK-ON, which really sets the tone of the show and accompanies Build Burning Gundam's reveal, as well as the Sudden Death round between Sekai and Wilfred in the tournament finals.
  • Given that Try shares its soundtrack with its parent show, this is to be expected, but the new OST isn't too shabby at all, especially the Jigen Haoh theme (called, appropriately enough, "Clear and Serene").
  • Special mention goes to the tenth track of OST 1, "These Hands of Mine Shine With a Roar", used in scenes where Sekai is going in for the win. It was most memorably heard in Episode 9, when he has fully assimilated with Build Burning.
  • One can be sure that awesome things happen when "Bell of Requiem" starts playing. Especially if the G-Portent is on-screen as this song is playing.
  • Tryon-3's theme is chock-full of Super Robot hotblooded goodness.
  • "Roots of Happiness" is perhaps the best song to play when the identity of the mysterious little girl is revealed in the Island Wars OVA.
  • The hilariously-titled "Sorry, everyone; I forgot how may times it was already" doesn't say much in its title, but the guitar solo at the beginning will remind listeners that it's actually another awesome Meijin theme, albeit with the fast Flamenco vibe traded in for a slower, yet more hard-hitting beat, and surprise Ominous Spanish Chanting shoehorned in for good measure.

    The Regild Century 
Gundam: Reconguista in G
  • The first opening, Blazing by Garnidelia, is a really catchy and rocking song that gets people into the beat of it.
  • The second opening, Futari no Mahou, and first ending, G no Senkou, have to be two of the most optimistic sounding songs in the Gundam franchise.

    The Post-Disaster Era 
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  • "Raise your flag" by Man With a Mission, the series' first opening theme. Also used to accompany the Dynamic Entry reveal of the Gundam Barbatos.
  • "Orphans no Namida". MISIA, singing a ballad with bluesy/jazzy elements in a powerful yet silky voice, gives us a strong contender for best Gundam anime ending.
  • "Senka no Tomoshibi", by Yuuko Suzuhana from WAGAKKI BAND, which plays during the end of Episode 19 during the Reentry Scare.
  • The Third Opening, "Rage of Dust" by Spyair is no slouch either. It plays during Mikazuki's Big Damn Heroes moment aboard the Barbatos Lupus in the second season.
  • The Fourth Opening, "Fighter" by KANA-BOON, continues the trend that the songs it preceded maintained. Unlike the rest of the songs, this one is very dark and solemn since it foreshadow uncertainty and death for the characters.
  • Battle is a beautiful yet badass tune akin to flamenco dance that accompanies Tekkadan's Last Stand.

Alternative Title(s): Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam


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