The Gundam franchise is arguably the most popular mecha franchise in Japan as it has thrilled audiences since 1979 and created the Real Robot genre.

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It has been split into many different timelines, spawned many different spin-off series, inspired countless video games and started a plastic model revolution. Now, Japanese media website GOO has asked people which Gundam series do they think is the best. Here are their results:

14) Others (Includes Stardust Memory, War in the Pocket, 08th MS Team, Gundam F-91, Gundam Wing Endless Waltz, Gundam UC, Char’s Counterattack and others) (772 votes)

13) Gundam AGE (19 votes)

12) ∀ Gundam (28 votes)

11) After War Gundam X (36 votes)

1o) Gundam Build Fighters (37 votes)

9) Gundam Victory (45 votes)

8) Mobile Fighter G Gundam (64 votes)

7) Gundam ZZ (87 votes)

6)Gundam 00 (170 votes)

5) Gundam Wing (177 votes)

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4) Gundam SEED Destiny (181 votes)

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3) Gundam Zeta (363 votes)

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2) Gundam SEED (485 votes)

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1) Mobile Suit Gundam (2,883 votes)

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Looks like the phrase “Nothing beats the original” held true with the results with the 1979 anime classic beating out the extremely popular SEED series by a landslide and a margin of over 2,000 votes.

Gundam Wing, which popularized the Gundam series in the west makes it to #5 while Gundam Zeta, which is considered by many as one of Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino’s greatest works makes it to #3.

The SEED universe has shown its strength by winning the #2 and #4 spots with the original SEED series taking #2 while Destiny takes #4.

Do you agree with the results?

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Source: Goo

 

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