Classic anime collections coming to Netflix are rare, so we’re excited to announce that four of the classics Gundam mobile suit Movies are expected to appear on Netflix in the US and some other Netflix regions on June 18, 2021.
Based on our research, multiple Netflix regions will receive the four films, including Netflix in the United States and the United Kingdom.
We’ll be adding these titles to the June 2021 preview soon, which is already stacked with new animes, including The seven deadly sins Season 5 and more.
The Gundam mobile suit Franchise has only grown over time, though the original series fell flat and was canceled after a single season.
The franchise has spawned many films over four decades and so is quite daunting when you want to dive in. However, these four films added to Netflix are a perfect introduction to the franchise.
Netflix US is already hosting some Mobile Suit Gundam titles. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-blooded orphans is available since November 2019 during Mobile suit Gundam UC was added in September 2018.
Here are the four new films set to appear on Netflix:
Mobile suit Gundam I (1981)
Running time: 137 minutes
“The Earth Federation’s last hope in its fight against the Principality of Zeon is the prototype of the Gundam mobile suit, which is controlled by civilian Amur Ray.”
Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow (1981)
Running time: 139 minutes
“The Earth Federation warship White Base and its Gundam pilot Amuro Ray are fighting to return through enemy territory, pursued by Zeon’s warriors.”
Mobile Suit Gundman III: Encounters in Space (1982)
Running time: 144 minutes
“The Earth Federation is preparing to wage war in the home territory of the Duchy of Zeon. Veteran pilot Amuro Ray is returning to space for the final battle. “
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack (1988)
Running time: 124 minutes
“Thirteen years after the war, the Neo-Zeon Army threatens the peace. Armed with Nu Gundam, Amuro Ray and Federation forces, they take the field again. “
The movie collection comes as anime and continues to be a big driver for Netflix. By running its own huge anime productions and licensing some of the biggest titles in the genre, it continues to fuel growth for Netflix (excluding Japan, it turns out – great read from The Information here).
It could be a great time to dive into the franchise as a Live action adaptation was in work a few years ago but has been silent since then.
If you’re looking for even more Gundam content, the YouTube account GundamInfo has a huge collection of content including complete episodes.
Are you looking forward to these four Gundam mobile suit Movies on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.