Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt - Anime Winter 2016

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt


Mecha, Action, Space, Future, Drama

Airing Date:
December 25, 2015



Set in the year of U.C. 0079, The Earth Federation troops and the Zeon forces fought an almost year-long war in a location called Side 4 or Mua for short. Many Mua civilians lost their lives in the Zeon forces' attacks. In the destroyed colony, the ruins of multiple destroyed battleships float to form a shoal of wreckage in space. This zone is now referred to as the Thunderbolt zone for all of the electrical storms. The survivors of the Mua civilization and the Earth Federation troops band together to save their treasured homeland from the Zeon forces. An MS pilot Io Flemming has joined up with the Earth Federation troops. There though on the battlefield, sniper Daryl Lorenz waits. They sense each other and they know that they are fated to kill each other.

Characters & Voice Actors List

Io Flemming


Voice Actor: Yuichi Nakamura

Io is a part of the Earth Federation and Mua civilization's joint unit. He is an MS pilot under the MS Unit Beehive. He is a Second Lieutenant. In relation to the previous war, he was the head commander's son. Officer Claudia Peer and Mechanic Cornelius of the Mua unit are childhood friends of Io. The Zeon forces have been launching nonstop attacks on the beehive unit and as a result they have been going from commander to commander. In the MS Patrol unit, the superior officer has died and so Io, has been chosen to pilot the full armor Gundam. Refusing to be subdued and to lose both his family and homeland, Io is a bit of a daredevil. In order for him to fight in the cockpit of a Gundam, he has trained himself to detest the sound of fighters being crushed or killed.

Claudia Peer


Voice Actor: Toa Yukinari

Claudia Peer is a Lieutenant colonel working with the joint unit. Her childhood friends are Cornelius and Io. Their commanding officer has been killed when they were at the point of taking command of the Thunderbolt zone, and due to the relentless attacks, they retreated. Io condemns that painful show of weakness but Cornelius is thankful but yet still admonishing. Claudia is supposed to be in love with Io, but due to the debilitating effects of the war, a rift has grown between them. The patrol unit is supposed to exist to deliver supplies and refresh stocks while being run by students. However, Claudia is more than determined to keep them out of harms way.

Daryl Lorenz


Voice Actor: Ryohei Kimura

Daryl is a member of the Zeon forces patrol unit. His rank is Sergeant Major however he becomes a second lieutenant later. He lost bother of his legs in the wear, so he was assigned to the Dried Fish Division of the Living Dead Unit. He is an MS-sniper. He works together with Karla and her Reuse P Device which is collecting data on him. He has good knowledge of the layout of the Thunderbolt Zone. He uses the Electromagnetic Interference of the Minovsky particle to predict the movements of his enemies and as such has become a very successful soldier.
On top of that, Daryl, who has been chosen to load the Reuse P Device, fights against Io whom he is fated to fight. He loves pop music and will play it in the cockpit while he is fighting.

Karla Mitchum


Voice Actor: Sayaka Ohhara

Karla is a research student in the Dried Fish Unit studying artificial limbs. She also helps injured soldiers with their artificial limbs. She was romantically involved with the leader of Daryl's unit however, he was killed by Io on the battlefield. So, she begged Daryl to get revenge for her. She has agreed to work with the Zeon Empire on the Reuse P Device to make it stronger in exchange for freeing her father from prison.

Promotional Videos / PV

Other Title機動戦士ガンダム サンダーボルト
Airing Info

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Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: TBA
  • Ending Song: TBA

Main Staff
  • Original Creator: Yasuo Ohtagaki, Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino
  • Director: Kou Matsuo
  • Script: Kou Matsuo
  • Character Design: Hirotoshi Takaya
  • Sound Director: Eriko Kimura
  • Original Illustrator: Yasuo Ohtagaki
  • Music: Naruyoshi Kikuchi

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