2 user 2 critic

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky (2016)

Kidô Senshi Gandamu Sandaboruto Dissenba Sukai (original title)
3 nominations. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Sci-Fi | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Kou Matsuo
Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Max Mittelman, Cherami Leigh
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (TV Mini-Series 1996)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

During the One Year War of UC 0079, A young Earth Federation Lieutenant named Shiro Amada is sent to Earth to lead a squadron of Gundam mobile suits in Southeast Asia to fight the Duchy of ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Staley, Emilie de Azevedo Brown, Steve Kramer
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Universal Century 0068, Side 3 - The Autonomous Republic of Munzo. Zeon Zum Deikun attempts to declare complete independence of Munzo from the Earth Federation Government, while he preaches... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Imanishi
Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, Megumi Han, Jin Urayama
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (1985–1986)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Eight years after the One Year War, the Earth Federation creates an elite force called the Titans to hunt Zeon remnants. When Titans proves to be no better than Zeon, the Anti Earth Union Group (AEUG) is formed to restore peace in space.

Stars: Nobuo Tobita, Shûichi Ikeda, Hirotaka Suzuoki
Mobile Suit Gundam (1979–1980)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In the war between the Earth Federation and Zeon, a young and inexperienced crew find themselves on a new spaceship. Their best hope of making it through the conflict is the Gundam, a giant humanoid robot, and its gifted teenage pilot.

Stars: Tôru Furuya, Alaina Burnett, Chris Kalhoon
Gundam 0080: A War in the Pocket (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In a space colony, a young boy discovers a cadre of terrorists and innocently decides to help them.

Stars: Daisuke Namikawa, Kôji Tsujitani, Megumi Hayashibara
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After the One Year War, Peace was signed between Zeon and the Earth Federation. Three years later, however, some remaining forces of Zeon who never gave up steal the new Federation mobile ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryô Horikawa, Akio Ôtsuka, Rei Sakuma
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Industrial 7's Magallanica, where the current conflict began, has been revealed as the hiding place of Laplace's Box. Banagher heads for Industrial 7, but his way is barred by Riddhe and ... See full summary »

Stars: Troy Baker, J. David Brimmer, Wayne Grayson
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Amuro Ray and Char Aznable settle their rivalry once and for all during the Second Neo Zeon War.

Director: Yoshiyuki Tomino
Stars: Tôru Furuya, Shûichi Ikeda, Hirotaka Suzuoki
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Having faked his death at the cost of his friend, Édouard assumes the role of Char and undergoes training as a Zeon soldier.

Director: Takashi Imanishi
Stars: Shûichi Ikeda, Tetsuya Kakihara, Tomoaki Maeno
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Universal Century 0071. Three years have passed since the escape from Side 3's Autonomous Republic of Munzo. Casval and Artesia, the orphaned children of Zeon Zum Deikun, have fled to Earth... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Imanishi
Stars: Shûichi Ikeda, Megumi Han, Jin Urayama
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

300 years after the Calamity War, a ragtag group of freedom fighters and an ancient Mobile Suit rise to the call for justice, once and for all.

Stars: Bill Rogers, Adin Rudd, Jennifer Alyx


Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûichi Nakamura ... Io Fleming (voice)
Ryohei Kimura Ryohei Kimura ... Daryl Lorenz (voice)
Toa Yukinari Toa Yukinari ... Claudia Peer (voice)
Sayaka Ôhara Sayaka Ôhara ... Karla Mitchum (voice)
Daisuke Hirakawa Daisuke Hirakawa ... Cornelius Kaka (voice)
Shunsuke Sakuya Shunsuke Sakuya ... Graham (voice)
Mutsumi Sasaki Mutsumi Sasaki ... Burroughs (voice)
Hiroshi Tsuchida Hiroshi Tsuchida ... J. J. Sexton (voice)
Taishi Murata Taishi Murata ... Keith Meyers (voice)
Keisuke Komoto Keisuke Komoto ... Denver Roche (voice)
Kento Itou Kento Itou ... Hoover (voice)
Ryôsuke Morita Ryôsuke Morita ... Fisher Ness (voice)
Shin'ya Hamazoe Shin'ya Hamazoe ... Sean Mitadera (voice)
Shuuhei Iwase Shuuhei Iwase ... Layton (voice)
Masaharu Tahara Masaharu Tahara ... Dried Fish Xo (voice)


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Animation | Sci-Fi | War


See all certifications »


Official Sites:

Official Site




Japanese | English

Release Date:

25 June 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Referenced in Gundam Versus (2017) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Jazz trash
12 March 2019 | by ekanereziahSee all my reviews

Let's get this straight: Cowboy Bebop was bad. Its success was due to a large promotion and distribution investment and not much else. Sure to watchers who are new to anime are easy to charm, but it had ugly character design and below average animation.

Why am I talking about Cowboy Bebop? Because the producers of Gundam Thunderbolt obviously thought it had some big merit, enough to take heavy inspiration and ruin the Gundam stage with obnoxious music that has nothing to do with space wars and mecha. They liked Cowboy Bebop too much to leave out characters with heinous personalities and haircuts who bring hate to themselves like black holes. So I found myself wishing Ghiren Zabi would just send in a Solar Ray to clean up that loathsome sector of space.

As for the synopsis, we don't have much because supposedly spectacular Mobile Suit fights take up most of the time and I couldn't care less of the outcome. We have a detachment of crippled soldiers from Zeon who are being subject to experiments by Evangelion fans who connect their stumps to Zakus vs Federation drug addicts with bad taste in music. And that's it, I'm not joking. Don't waste your time with this crap.

1 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed