Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack (機動戦士ガンダム 逆襲のシャア, Kidou Senshi Gandam: Gyakushuu no Shaa) is a 1988 anime film set in Gundam’s Universal Century timeline of Gundam, specifically U.C. 0093.
Making its theatrical debut on March 12, 1988, Char’s Counterattack is the culmination of the original saga begun in Mobile Suit Gundam and continued through Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam Double Zeta, marking the final conflict of the fourteen-year rivalry between Char Aznable and Amuro Ray. Based on a novel by Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, the movie supposedly marked the end of tensions between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon (until Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn’ was released in 2010). In addition to being the first original Gundam theatrical release, Char’s Counterattack was also the first Gundam production to make use of computer graphics during a five-second shot of the Sweetwater colony rotating in space.