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Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space
Mobile Suit Gundam/Episode 37
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam/Episode 07
|Official English Title||Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space|
|Kanji Title||機動戦士ガンダムIII めぐりあい宇宙|
|Rōmaji Title||Kidou Senshi Gundam III: Meguriai Sora Hen|
|Release date||March 13th, 1982|
|Studio or Magazine||Sunrise|
|Sex of Bathers||Female|
|Timestamp or Pages|
Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space is a compilation film in the Mobile Suit Gundam anime series that has a bathing scene.
- Getting Out
- Pink Towel
- Standing In The Bath
- Towel Drying Hair
- Towel on Head
- Towel Rack
- White Towel
- Unit Bathtub
This film first released in Japan on March 13th, 1982.
Reception & Legacy
This scene was very infamous at the time for going out of it's way to re-animate a scene and add gratuitous nudity. There were stories of fans bringing cameras into the theaters to take pictures when this scene came on. This bath scene was often credited as being one of the earliest moments in anime history to spawn "Otake Culture" and has even been said by some to be "The scene that was responsible for hentai".
In The World God Only Knows II episode 12, there is an entire parody segment of the final story arc of Mobile Suit Gundam with every character having Keima Katsuragi's face with this movie versions of the Sayla Mass Bath scene being one of the moments parodied with her comedically having Keima's face instead just like all the other characters.
On an official Gundam.info poll posted in December 2009 for best Gundam bath scenes, this scene received third place with 9.25％ votes. An official figure of Sayla was made referencing this scene where she is wearing a White Towel while holding the Pink Towel that was just taken off her head. In the game Knight Gundam Puzzle Heroes, You can obtain a card which is a chibi parody of this scene but Sayla is taking a Bubble Bath in a Clawfoot Bathtub instead.
Original Anime Differences
- Main article: Mobile Suit Gundam/Episode 37
The original scene in the TV series had a fixed shot showing a front view of the entire Unit Bathtub and the nudity from Sayla Mass is very far away and undetailed not showing the nipples the movie version was infamous for.
- This film released on the same day Doraemon: Nobita no Daimakyo released.
- This is the first time the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise has had a compilation film in which they fully re-animated and altered a bathing scene. The Bath scene with Cagalli Yula Athha in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed episode 19 was re-animated in it's compilation film Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: Special Edition/Episode 1. Coincidentally both series bathing scene alterations involved the blonde haired female leads and their re-animated bathing scenes showed more explicit nudity.