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April 9, 2012, 1:00 PM
I am aware that all the gundam series take place in different time periods and such, but i was wondering what the specific order to the whole gundam franchise is in chronological order? Please educate me.

April 9, 2012, 2:34 PM
This is the best i can do. there are others that can do better, but here goes.

Universal Century (MSG, 8th MS Team, WITP*, Stardust Memory, Zeta, ZZ, Chars Counter Attack, Unicorn, F91, Victory)
Future Century (G Gundam)
After Colony Era (Continuing the After Colony Era is the Mars Century (Frozen Teardrop-Not an anime)) (Gundam Wing, Endless Waltz)
After War Era (Gundam X)
Correct Century (Turn A Gundam)
Cosmic Era (SEED, SEED Destiny, Stargazer)
Anno Domini (OO, AOTT**)
Advanced Genneration Era (Gundam AGE)

NOTE: all of these in the Parenthesies are animated productions

*War In The Pocket
**Awakening Of The Trailbazer

If there is any problems See either someone who know better than i and if all else fails...Gundam Wiki it lol

Amuro Ray
April 9, 2012, 2:53 PM
I thought Gundam X came after Turn A.

April 9, 2012, 3:07 PM
This is a little list that I put together years ago. It hasn't been updated in a really long time. It's missing 00 and Age, but you can assume those go at the end.

EDIT: Updated to include newer series'


1. Mobile Suit Gundam (Kido Senshi Gandamu) 1979-1980
2. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (Kido Senshi Z Gandamu) 1985-1986
3. Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (Kido Senshi Gandamu ZZ) 1986-1987
4. Mobile Suit GUndam: Char's Counteratack
(Kido Senshi Gandamu: Gyakushu no Sha) 1988
5. Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
(Kido Senshi Gandamu 0080 Poketto no Naki no Senso) 1989
6. Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (Kido Senshi Gandamu F91) 1991
7. Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
(Kido Senshi Gandamu 0083 Stardust Memory) 1991-1992
8. Mobile Suit Victory Gundam (Kido Senshi V Gandamu) 1993-1994
9. Mobile Fighter G Gundam (Kido Butoden Ji Gandamu) 1994-1995
10. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (Shin Kido Senki Gandamu Uingu) 1995-1996
11. Mobile Suit GUndam: The 08th MS Team
(Kido Senshi Gandamu Dai Zerohachi Emu Esu Shotai) 1996-1999
12. After War Gundam X (Kido Shinseiki Gandamu Ekkusu) 1996
13. Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
(Shin Kido Senki Gandamu W: Endoresu Warutsu) 1997
14. Turn A Gundam (Tan Ei Gandamu) 1999-2000
15. G-Savior 2000
16. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED (Kido Senshi Gandamu Shido) 2002-2003
17. Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2004, 2006
18. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
(Kido Senshi Gandamu Shido Desutini) 2004-2005
19. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer 2006

20. Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (Kidō Senshi Gandamu Daburu Ō) 2007-2009
21 Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Awakening of the TrailBlazer
(Gekijōban Kidō Senshi Gandamu Daburu Ō -A wēkuningu obu za Torēruburēzā) 2010
22. Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (Kido Senshi Gandamu Yunikon) 2010-??
23. Mobile Suit Gundam Age (Kidō Senshi Gandamu Eiji) 2011-??

GUNDAM view ORDER: Universal Century
--> MS IGLOO 1, Part 1: The Hidden One Year War (2004, 3 Episode OVA)
--> MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front (2008, 3 Episode OVA)
--> MS IGLOO 1, Part 2: Apocalypse 0079 (2006, 3 Episode OVA)
Mobile Suit Gundam
08th MS Team
War in the Pocket
Stardust Memory
Z Gundam
ZZ Gundam
Char's Counteratack
Gundam F91
V Gundam
G Savior

GUNDAM view ORDER: Future Century
G Gunam

GUNDAM view ORDER: After Colony
Gundam Wing
Endless Waltz

GUNDAM view ORDER: After War
Gundam X

GUNDAM view ORDER: Cosmic Era
Gundam SEED
Gundam SEED Destiny
Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer

GUNDAM View ORDER: Anno Domini
00: Awakening of the TrailBlazer

GUNDAM View ORDER: Advanced Generation Era

April 9, 2012, 3:16 PM
Whats the theory behind the different centuries? The only one i have heard of is universal century, and i beleieve it was for 08th ms team when it was on toonami a long time ago.

April 9, 2012, 3:21 PM
Each timeline is like an alternate reality. Nothing that happened in Universal Century happened in any of the other timelines.

April 9, 2012, 3:24 PM
So, Im going to use an example you may or may not be familiar with, which is the Legend of Zelda series. What your saying is that there are just alternate timelines and stories that dont conflict with eachothers turn of events. So If i was watching Gundam Wing, i shouldnt jump to conclusions that anything that happened in universal century influenced that series?

April 9, 2012, 3:44 PM
Yeah, that's actually a really good comparison. There are LoZ games that are canon with one another, and then there are games that have nothing to do at all with the others. For example, Link to the Past never happened in the alternate timeline that Wind Waker is on.

In the same way, 08th MS team, MSG, Z, ZZ etc, never happened in the same alternate timeline as Wing.

It's easier with Gundam, because the timelines are set in stone, whereas with Zelda it's been a topic of debate for a really long time which games relate to which.

April 9, 2012, 4:27 PM
Here is an easy way to visualize it 2634

April 9, 2012, 4:47 PM
TwilightKing's image is a good reference and om3rta's lists are correct.

There is one slight misconception. Before AGE, 00, and the SEED series's were released, Tomino, the creator of Gundam actually tried to end the franchise with Turn A. Within the series of Turn A they dig up a lot of Mobile suits from older series and different time lines. It's also mentioned in the series there had been a number of great wars, presumably one for each series before Turn A started. Tomino was trying to link all the series together and have one last Gundam show to link it all up and end it. Bandai/Sunrise went ahead and made more Gundam anyway and blew that all out of the water...

As for Zelda, there is a chronological story order for all of the games forming a Time line (http://zelda.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline). Each new Link is an ancestor of the previous and it all takes place over centuries upon centuries.

April 9, 2012, 5:40 PM
As for the C.E., it's not related to other timelines before Turn A. As for 00 it begins in 2307 A.D. when it was confirmed that The U.C. Begun after 2045 (proof here http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Universal_Century )when the first colony was built, so they are unrelated. I'm not sure about AGE though.