Mobile Suit Gundam was an anime series that ran from 1979 to 1980. In total 43 episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam were aired. With a total of 1 reported filler episode, Mobile Suit Gundam has a very low filler percentage of 2%. The year is Universal Century 0079, and humanity has begun to colonize space, with colonies in the immediate orbit of the Earth known as Sides. Side 3, better known as the Principality of Zeon, has declared war on the government known as the Earth Federation. The war eventually turned into a stalemate, which has lasted for 8 months. However, that stalement quickly comes to an end when a young boy by the name of Amuro Ray stumbles across a prototype Earth Federation Mobile Suit - the Gundam. Becoming part of the crew of a ship known as the White Base, Amuro and his fellow crew members must join the Earth Federation's battle against Zeon to end the war.