A voting poll that began on March 2, 2018 is currently being held in Japan to decide the best among all the Gundam series released in the span of 40 years. The voting selection includes all the Gundam anime and manga series, movies, and OVAs, starting from the 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam to the 2017 Gundam Build Fighters Battlogue.
There are four main categories fans can choose from: Mobile Suits, Works, Characters, and Songs. The voters can only select one favorite series, while five out of the 2,000 characters across all Gundam series can be picked. Note however that voters can only pick a character once.
Voters can choose three favorites in the Mobile Suit category across all 900 technological pieces in the series, which are not limited to only mechas. Like the Characters category, voters can only pick one technological piece once. Finally, for the Songs category, a maximum of two songs can be selected out of more than 200 selections.
The polls will run until April 20, 2018 and the results will be announced at a three-and-a-half hour televised event called The All-Gundam Grand Vote (Zen-Gundam Daitohyo) on May 2, 2018 in the NHK BS Premium channel. Voting isn’t limited only to Japan as fans from abroad are also allowed to vote.
Let your favorites and top picks be heard! Head on to NHK’s online website to cast your vote.