Mobile Suit Gundam UC (OAV)

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Trivia:

As Hirotaka Suzuoki died in 2006, he was replaced by Ken Narita in the role of Bright Noa.

Mobile Suit Gundam UC is the only animated Universal Century title to reference elements from Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, such as Marida Cruz's backstory of being a Ple clone, as well as the mobile suits used by The Sleeves and the Zeon Remnants.

In Episode 1, during the scene where Banagher Links and the heretofore unnamed mystery girl have a couple of hotdogs in the colony's entertainment disctrict, at 20:48(right side of screen) and again at 21:18 (now on the left), the camera shows a one-sheet for a fictional film called "Runaway Princess." A close inspection of the poster shows that it is actually an inverted (and slightly altered) version of the one-sheet for the 1953 movie "Roman Holiday," the plot for which involves a princess on the lam from her royal lifestyle while touring Rome (an oblique reference to the mysterious girl's true identity). The movie starred Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, whose name was the inspiration for the girl's alias "Audrey Burne."

In episode 1, a Zaku II with beam damage on its chest is on display at Anaheim College's training facility. This unit is implied to be the one piloted by Denim before it was impaled with the Gundam's beam saber in episode 1 of Mobile Suit Gundam.

In episode 2, Banagher and Marida walk around the abandoned nightclub district of the asteroid colony Palau. There are bar signs that reference elements of past Gundam characters and series. "Red Comet" is a nod to Char Aznable. "Black Three Stars" is named after the Black Tri-Stars of Mobile Suit Gundam, and "No Carrot" references Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory's Kou Uraki, who hated eating carrots.

In episode 2, Full Frontal's Sinanju gives the Unicorn Gundam a kick in the midsection as a nod to the iconic "Char Kick" from episode 3 of Mobile Suit Gundam, where Char Aznable's Zaku II kicked the RX-78-2 Gundam during battle.

In episode 7, the music played in the scene where Banagher and Full Frontal travel to the Universal Century's past is a rearranged version of Daisuke Inoue's "Beginning" from Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space.

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