We are often sent in questions regarding Seraphim Gundam, and so we thought that it would be a great idea to write up a quick article for those of you who are seeking additional information. First off, Gundam or Gandamu as it's sometimes called, is a Japanese anime series or metaseries that was created by Sunrise studios. The main characters of the series are giant mecha robots, also known as Gundam. The first series of Gundam aired in 1979, and at the time was entitled
the Mobile Suit Gundam. It was this original several decades old series that would go on to develop into a popular Gundam franchise. The latest in many of the film and television based Gundam productions that have aired since it's first inception, is called Mobile Suit Gundam 00, which was hugely popular. There are currently two 2010 Gundam films that are in production, which are Mobile Suit Gundam Seed The Movie, and Mobile Suit Gundam 00, A Wakening of the Trailblazer.
There several class or rank of Gundam known as Seraphim, which is why our staff often receives questions about them. The first class is the GN-009 Seraphim Gundam, which is the high mobility mode of another class of mechas called Seravee Gundam. The Seraphim Gundam are originally from the Seravee large head and shoulder mounted weapons, known as GN Cannons. The Seraphim mechas are however much sleeker than the Seravee, using high mobility maneuvers, and each being armed with fists that can change into GN Cannons. The Seraphim Gundam also possess the ability to pass through GN fields, unlike the Seravee machines. One of the coolest features of these Seraphim Gundam, is probably the hidden pair of GN Beam Sabers that they have, which are obviously extremely powerful in combat. When the Seraphim Gundam are being used, the pilot's chair within the Seravee will conduct a 180 degree turn before total separation.
Other popular Seraphim Gundam outside of the GN-009 Seraphim Gundam class, are the Seraphim Gundam 00, and HG Seraphim Gundam. What's cool is there are other angel inspired mechas, known as the Archangel Gundam. Over the course of the whole franchise history, there are literally thousands upon thousands of different mecha that have been featured, with some being totally new concepts, and others being upgrades of current models. Strategically and militarily, each Gundam serves a special purpose, and can compliment other mechanized units, or balance out strategic weakness that they may have, such as shortcomings in weapons and armor. Exactly why some of these mechas were given Hebrew names of angels is unknown, however it should be noted that this is a common occurrence within Japanese anime and Japanese fantasy works. It's likely a word play on the power and prowess that these Biblical beings possess.
Outside of Gundam movies and television series, they also appear in print media, such as comic books. Gundam action figures are also collected by many Japanese people, and many of the older generation figures can be worth quite a lot of money, as they are usually produced as limited edition. If you are new to the Gundam world, and yet enjoy such concepts and ideas as put forth by the Transformer series, then you should also check out Gundam, as it's quite similar in nature. For those of you not aware, the Transformers franchise is also Japanese in origin, which was started back in the early eighties by a Japanese toy maker. That concludes this very brief article on the Gundam and Seraphim Gundam, I hope you now at least have a very basic idea of what they are. If you would like to find more information about the Seraphim Gundam, there is a very cool Seraphim Gundam blog available, or you can just visit the official Gundam site.