Universal Century 0079. During the war of independence declared by the Principality of Zeon, the Earth Federation Forces have found themselves outgunned. To counter this, the Federation has developed new mobile suits and tested them at Side 7. Zeon Lieutenant Commander Char Aznable senses this and sets out on a reconnaissance mission. One of his overeager soldiers, hoping for personal glory, begins firing. Ensnared in this war, Amuro Ray pilots the Mobile Suit Gundam!