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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, known in Japan as New Mobile Report Gundam W, is a televised anime series, which aired across Japan on the anime satellite television network, Animax, and the terrestrial TV Asahi network. It ran for forty-nine episodes beginning in 1995. Initially directed by Masashi Ikeda and written by Katsuyuki Sumizawa (Samurai Troopers), the series was loosely based on the original 1979 Gundam series, Mobile Suit Gundam, created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Hajime Yatate. Gundam Wing is one of the alternate universe Gundam series, taking place in the After Colony timeline.

Man has colonized space (with major colonies at each of the five Earth-Moon Lagrange points), and, down on the Earth, the nations have united as the United Earth Sphere Alliance. Unfortunately, the Alliance rules the colonies with an iron fist. The colonies wanted a peaceful resolution to the situation, with the movement being headed by the pacifist Heero Yuy. Unfortunately, in the year After Colony 175, he is shot dead by an assassin's bullet, forcing the colonies to search for other means of obtaining peace. This prompts five scientists from the Organization of Zodiac, much more commonly referred to as OZ, to turn rogue after the completion of the mobile suit prototype OZ-00MS Tallgeese.

The story of Gundam Wing begins in the year After Colony 195, with the start of Operation: Meteor, or the scientists' revenge against the OZ military organization. It centers around five young boys who have been chosen and trained by the five rogue scientists, then sent to Earth in extremely advanced Mobile Suits, one designed by each of the scientists, known as "Gundams". Their Mobile Suits are called Gundams because they are constructed from a rare and astonishingly durable material known as Gundanium alloy. The five Gundam Pilots, Heero Yuy (his code name, not to be confused with the name of the assassinated leader whom he is named after), Duo Maxwell, Trowa Barton, Quatre Raberba Winner, and Chang Wufei, originally have no knowledge of each others' existence, and, on their first meeting, each pilot believes the others to be new OZ mobile suit designs. Once the young pilots realize that they have the same objective of destroying OZ and in some cases, are given the same mission, they band together to help each other complete their ultimate goal.

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