Once upon a time, your host ran an information site devoted to the Japanese sci-fi cartoon series Mobile Suit Gundam. I eventually folded up my tent in January 2002, leaving a farewell message for posterity at the site's original home, gundam.anime.net.
However, I still get the impulse to delve into the realm of Gundam arcana every now and then. Here you'll find a selection of random musings on obscure aspects of the Gundam saga, updated whenever I'm so inclined. If you're looking for more general information on the series, see below for some advice...
An interactive timeline of the Universal Century, with oodles of footnotes and complete source information. It's everything you never knew you wanted to know about the classic Gundam universe!
Join us on a journey back to the dawn of Gundam history, via translations of the original Japanese-language reference works! We begin with the original Setting Notes drafted by director Yoshiyuki Tomino, some passages from Roman Album Extra 42, and a selection from the legendary sourcebook Gundam Century. Next come a few sections from Mobile Suit Variation 1, 2, and 3, the complete Gundam MSV Collection, and a selection from Entertainment Bible 1. Just added: The Mobile Suit Development History section from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Part 3.
How many Zakus can you cram into the teensy tiny hangar deck of the stalwart Musai-class space cruiser? Okay, now how many of those hefty Doms? And can they stand upright, or what? The answers may shock and surprise you! Hey, you never know.
Was Zeon Deikun a narcissistic carpetbagger? Did Degwin Zabi make his fortune toting bales of moonrock? Join us for some scandal-mongering speculation about the founding figures of the Principality of Zeon.
Everything you ever wanted to know, plus lots more, about the nitty-gritty details of mobile suit power generation and energy distribution. Why is the Gundam so mighty? What's with all those cables? Read and learn!
Seeking general knowledge about the Gundam universe? Try Bandai America's GundamOfficial site and its shiny new User Forums for starters, pore over episode reviews and robot specs at Mecha & Anime HQ, or check Gunota Headlines for all the latest Gundam news. Last but not least, consider purchasing my magnum opus, the Gundam Official Guide; it's 128 pages of concentrated Gundam lore, and you can pick it up today at Amazon.com and thus further my dreams of world domination!
Mobile Suit Gundam is copyright Sotsu Agency and Sunrise. Everything else on this site, and all original text and pictures, are copyright Mark Simmons.