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History of Amuro Ray
September 23, 2009, 11:53 am
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Amuro Ray (アムロ・レイ, Amuro Rei) is a fictional character from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam and its sequels, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Char’s Counterattack, voiced by To-ru Furuya (Japanese), Brad Swaile (English dub of the original TV series and Char’s Counterattack), Dylan Tully (English dub of Movies I-III) and Matthew Erickson (English dub of Zeta Gundam).

Amuro is the hero of the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. He is the son of Tem Ray, the project leader for the Earth Federation’s Project V, which produces the prototype mobile suits Gundam, Guncannon, and Guntank to combat the Principality of Zeon’s  Zaku. At the beginning of the Mobile Suit Gundam TV series, Amuro is a 15-year-old civilian, along with his friends Fraw Bow and Hayato Kobayashi, living in Side 7,
one of the few space colonies untouched by the One Year War at the time. Amuro is a talented amateur engineer, who as a hobby designed the basketball-sized talking robot Haro.

Born on Earth, Amuro’s early childhood was spent on the planet with his parents, Tem and Kamaria Ray, until Amuro’s father was called up by the EFSF to do weapon research under the guise of colony construction. Though Amuro’s father wanted his mother to come with them, she declined (it was implied that she was having an affair at the time). When Amuro reunites with his mother during the One Year War there is some animosity between them, as Kamaria could not tolerate her son taking part in the violence of a military life.

Once Amuro and his father made it to space, Tem was often not home for long periods of time. Amuro became a social misfit and kept to himself, retreating to spend his time in the room with gadgets. His neighbor Fraw Bow took it upon herself to take care of him. This trend continued into the One Year War period.