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Trivia / Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

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  • Actor Allusion: Veronica Taylor has played a mother before in another show.
    • In the first episode, we see Artesia escaping from Munzo dressed like a witch. Her Japanese VA already voiced one.
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  • Name's the Same: Li Fang, a one-shot character in the One Week War arc shares her name with one of the party members of the obscure Gundam-themed JRPG MS Saga: A New Dawn.
    • The MS-04, which was previously known simply as the "Prototype Zaku" or "Zaku Zero" in MSV sourcebooks, is re-christened the "Bugu", a name already used for the Zaku-descended Mecha-Mooks in the highly unpopular G-Saviour.
    • General Revil's re-translated middle name, Ibrahim, is the same as Setsuna's real surname in Mobile Suit Gundam 00.
      • Speaking of which, Char and Sayla's mom is named after the same Greek goddess as the Astrea Gundam, a prototype of the Exia from the spinoff manga 00P.
  • Playing Against Type: Karen Strassman as Casval Rem Deikun.
    • Wendee Lee as Kycilia Zabi.
  • Reality Subtext: Zeon Deikun's more violent, insane and generally unflattering portrayal compared to the sagely figure described in the original series was motivated by the Aum Shinrikyo cult's infamous terrorist attacks. Yasuhiko felt partially responsible for the attacks for having worked on Gundam as the series, particularly the idea of Newtypes, helped popularize New Age mysticism in Japan, ultimately leading people to become interested in "New Religious Movements" like Aum Shinrikyo and their twisted visions of bringing about a new era.
  • Recursive Adaptation: The anime, which is an anime adaptation of a manga adaptation of the original Mobile Suit Gundam, though the Origin anime seems to be steering clear of ground that's already been covered by the original series.
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  • Show Accuracy/Toy Accuracy: In contrast to the unique redesigns most of the mobile suits got, Origin's Zeong is simply a rehash of the original (albeit with sleeker proportions than the anime version) due to Yasuhiko using one of the more recent model kits as a reference (although in this version its cockpit is located in its collar rather than its head).
  • Star-Making Role: Amanda Schuckman as Crowley Hamon.
  • The Other Darrin: Given the decades-long gap, everyone except for Amuro, Char, Kai, and Gihren.
  • What Could Have Been: In the cover gallery, Yashuiko states that one of the plans for the series was to end up replacing the Guncannon's with GM's after the team made it to Jaburo. He ended up simply bringing in more advanced Guncannons because the MS was always one of his favorites though the White Base also takes on a couple of GM's as well.

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