Fan of Mobile Suit Gundam Series anime? Here are the Japanese Names Of Characters From Mobile Suit Gundam Series anime. Check it out!
The Mobile Suit Gundam is an anime and manga series that was released in 1979. It is one of the OG sci fi series.
The manga series was written by Yū Okazaki and is compiled into two volumes. The anime series was created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino and produced and animated by Nippon Sunrise.
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The series is set in a fictional universe in the year 0079 on the Gundam Calendar. The series is about the independence war launched by the Principality of Zeon against the Earth Federation.
While the Principality of Zeon is small in comparison, it uses new humanoid weapons called mobile suits and this gives them an advantage.
The series is an enticing combination of space, action, military sci fi, and robots. The franchise started in 1979 with the titular robot, RX – 78 – 2 Gundam and it created an empire.
Since then the series has been re-edited and had a theatrical release. Besides this, the series has also been adapted into video games and novels.
The following is a list of the Japanese names of characters from the Mobile Suit Gundam series. Check it out!
Japanese Names Of Characters From Mobile Suit Gundam Series
Amuro Ray (アムロ・レイ Amuro Rei)
Amuro Ray is the main protagonist of the series. He is part of the Earth Federation and is the son of Tem Ray.
He is gifted when it comes to mechanics and he is somewhat of a nerd. He is also able to communicate telepathically with Lalah Sune.
At the start of the series, Amuro is a regular boy who lives in one of the only few space colonies that are not affected by the One Year War.
However, as the series progresses, he is seen getting more involved in the war. The first mobile suit that he piloted was the RX – 78 – 2 Gundam, with which he was able to destroy two Zakus after looking in the piloting manual just once.
In the series, Amuro and Char Aznable share a mutual hatred for one another. This hatred only grows stronger after Lalah Sune is killed.
Amuro ears himself the title of “White Devil” (白い悪魔, Shiroi Akuma) because of his incredible abilities at mobile suit combat in any range and his skill at piloting the RX – 78 – 2 Gundam.
Bright Noa (ブライト・ノア Buraito Noa)
Bright Nao is also part of the Earth Federation and at the beginning of the series, he doesn’t seem like an important character because he is only an officer candidate without a commission.
But when Char Aznable attacks Side 7, he takes on the role of captain after Captain Paolo Cassius succumbs to his injuries.
In the series, Bright is portrayed as a disciplined and loyal soldier. He has proved his leadership qualities over and over like when he took charge of the White Base and when he commanded the Argama.
He is one of the most experienced field commanders when it comes to mobile suit warfare. Under his command are some of the best pilots like Amuro Ray and Kamille Bidan.
With a strong moral compass, Bright is often seen disciplining and correcting his crew members. He is not a Newtype but does possess some traits of the same.
Sayla Mass (セイラ・マス Seira Masu)
Sayla Mass was born as Artesia Som Deikun (アルテイシア・ソム・ダイクン Aruteishia Somu Daikun) and is the sister of Chasval Rem Deikun, better known as Char Aznable.
When the Principality of Zeon was established, Jimba Ral took her in along with her brother. Later she was adopted by the Mass family to avoid the persecution of the Zabi family and changed her name to Sayla Mass.
Sayla serves as Bright Noah’s communication officer and because of a lack of experienced personnel to protect White Base, she later becomes a combat pilot.
Char Aznable (シャア・アズナブル Shaa Azunaburu)
Char Aznable was born as Casval Rem Deikun (キャスバル・レム・ダイクン Kyasubaru Remu Daikun). He also has been identified by other names in the series like Édouard Mass (エドワゥ・マス Edowa~u Masu), Quattro Bajeena (クワトロ・バジーナ Kuwatoro Bajīna) and The Red Comet (赤い彗星 Akai Suisei).
He is the son of Zeon Zum Deikun and struggles under the pressure to succeed his father. He is a very competent soldier and his time at the Zeon Space Defence Military Academy helped him better his skills.
He is extremely tactful and is exceptionally good at high speed manoeuvring. He is also a good leader and a gifted orator.
He is often seen challenging Amuro. They both share an intense rivalry and are constantly competing against one another. This rivalry eventually costed Lalah her life.
Degwin Sodo Zabi (デギン・ソド・ザビ Degin Sodo Zabi)
Degwin Sodo Zabi is part of the Zabi family and was also the dictator of the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War.
He was an ally of Zeon Zum Deikun and played a role in establishing the Republic of Zeon. Before Deikun’s death, Degwin was his chief of staff and claims that he was named as successor by Deikun on his deathbed.
Though it was never proved, in the series, many believe that Degwin had something to do with the death of Deikun and may have caused it.
Lalah Sune (ララァ・スン Raraa Sun)
Lalah Sune was an Indian character in the series. She was shunned by the general staff in the Zeon army because of her origin and age.
She has very high Newtype abilities and leaves researchers shocked. She was able to destroy the Earth Federation Forces’ ships and mobile suits with her all range attacks from a far distance.
She was eventually killed in battle by Amuro Ray. Her death was an accident as Amuro was aiming for Char’s Gelgoog. But instead, Lalah threw herself in the way of the deathly blow in order to save Char and died. Her death leaves a lasting impact on both Amuro and Char and the hatred that they have for each other only grows because of this.
Kycilia Zabi (キシリア・ザビ Kishiria Zabi)
Kycilia Zabi was the only daught of Degwin Sodo Zabi. She had much political ambition and tried to compete with her older brother, Gherin. However, since he was older, he was more experienced and already had a head start in politics.
She was smart and had a lot of knowledge about Newtypes and mobile suits. She was able to keep up with new and changing technology and even use the intelligence that she gathered against the Federation.
Some of the elite mobile suit units that she created are Char Aznables’s, the 300th Independent Corps, the Chimera Corps, and the Midnight Fenrir.
Other characters from the Mobile Suit Gundam series and their Japanese names:
- Hayato Kobayashi (ハヤト・コバヤシ)
- Kai Shiden (カイ・シデン)
- Ryu Jose (リュウ・ホセイ Ryū Hosei)
- Fraw Kobayashi (フラウ・コバヤシ Furau Kobayashi) formerly known as Fraw Bow (フラウ・ボゥ Furau Bōu)
- Mirai Noa (ミライ・ノア Mirai Noa), born Mirai Yashima (ミライ・ヤシマ Mirai Yashima)
- Sleggar Law (スレッガー・ロウ Sureggā Rōu)
- Marker Clan (マーカー・クラン Mākā Kuran)
- Oscar Dublin (オスカ・ダブリン)
- Omur Fang (オムル・ハング Omuru Hangu)
- Job John (ジョプ・ジョン Jobu Jon)
- Sunmalo (サンマロ)
- Tamura (タムラ)
- Paolo Cassius (パオロ・カシアス)
- Vammas (バンマス)
- Howard (ハワード)
- Maximilian (マクシミリアン)
- Kal (カル)
- Humrau (フムラウ)
- Haro (ハロ Haro)
- Johann Abraham Revil (ヨハン・エイブラハム・レビル Yohan Eiburahamu Rebiru)
- Gopp (ゴップ)
- Tianem (ティアンム)
- Wakkein (ワッケイン)
- Matilda Ajan (マチルダ・アジャン Machiruda Ajan)
- Woody Malden (ウッディ・マルデン)
- Tem Ray (テム・レイ Temu Rei)
- Dr. Mosk Han (モスク・ハン)
- Antonio Callas (アントニオ・カラス)
- Kolin (コーリン)
- Elran (エルラン)
- Reed (リード)
- Camilla (カミラ)
- Seki (セキ)
- Shin (シン)
- Dozle Zabi (ドズル・ザビ Dozuru Zabi)
- Garma Zabi (ガルマ・ザビ Garuma Zabi)
- Gihren Zabi (ギレン・ザビ)
- M’Quve (マ・クベ Ma Kube)
- Ramba Ral (ランバ・ラル Ranba Raru)
- Jimba Ral (ジンバ・ラル Jinba Raru)
- Crowley Hamon (クラウレ・ハモン Kuraruri Hamon)
- Gaia (ガイア Gaia)
- Ortega (オルテガ Orutega)
- Mash (マッシュ Masshu)
- Challia Bull (シャリア・ブル Sharia Buru)
- Akahana (赤鼻 Akahana)
- Cecilia Irene (セシリア・アイリーン)
- Ivanov (イワノフ)
- Barom (バロム)
- Boraskyniv (ボラスキニフ)
- Persia (ペルシア)
- Coaly (コーリー)
- Kamaria Ray (カマリア・レイ)
- Icelina Eschonbach (イセリナ・エッシェンバッハ)
- Joseph Eschonbach (ジョセフ・エッシェンバッハ)
- Rolland Chuan (ロラン・チュアン Roran Chuan)
- Chiyo (チヨ)
- Kum (クム)
- Fam Bow (ファム・ボゥ)
- Smith (スミス)
- Pero (ペロ)
- Cameron Bloom (カムラン・ブルーム)
- Bergamino (ペルガミノ)
- Milly Ratokie (ミリー・ラトキエ)
- Jill Ratokie (ジル・ラトキエ)
- Denim (デニム)
- Dren (ドレン)
- Clamp (クランプ)
- Conscon (コンスコン)
- Tachi (タチ)
- Slender (スレンダー Surendā)
- Cucuruz Doan (ククルス・ドアン Kukurusu Doan)
- Cozun Graham (コズン・グラハム)
- Cuaran (クワラン)
- Connolly (コノリー)
- Zeygan (ゼイガン)
- Butsham (バタシャム)
- Uragang (ウラガン)
- Twanning (トワニング)
- Tokwan (トクワン)
- Stetch (ステッチ Sutetchi)
- Sol (ソル)
- Smith Onizawa (スミス・オニザワ)
- Simus Al Bakharov (シムス・アル・バハロフ)
- Rio Marini (リオ・マリーニ)
- Carioca (キャリオカ)
- Lackoc (ラコック)
- Mulligan (マリガン)
- Callahan (カラハ)
- Gene (ジーン)
- Gadem (ガデム)
- Judock (ジュダック)
- Crown (クラウン)
- Acous (アコース)
- Dimitri (デミトリー)
- Darota (ダロタ)
- Kohm (コム)
- J.Q. (ジェイキュー)
- Joyce (ジョイス Joisu, also known as Jamice)
- Meyer (マイヤー)
Japanese names of characters from the Mobile Suit Gundam series: FAQs
- What is the order that the Mobile Suit Gundam series should be watched in?
Here is a guide to the order in which the Mobile Suit Gundam series can be watched in:
- Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin (UC 0068)
- Mobile Suit Gundam (UC 0079)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (UC 0079)
- Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 (UC 0079)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (UC 0079)
- Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (UC 0083)
- Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (UC 0087)
- Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (UC 0088)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack (UC 0093)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (UC 0096)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (UC 0097)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway (UC 0105)
- Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (UC 0123)
- Mobile Suit Victory Gundam (UC 0153)