movie, Mobile Suit Gundam F-91
, was Gundam creator Tomino Yoshiyuki
's attempt to launch a new Gundam saga, set thirty years after Char's Counterattack
. He re-teamed with character designer Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and mecha designer Kunio Okawara for the occasion. Originally planned as a full-length television series, Gundam F-91 was re-tooled as a theatrical feature early in the development process. The first thirteen episodes of the planned series were crammed into less than two hours of screen time, with less than satisfactory results.
The Gundam F-91 story was fleshed out in much greater detail in Tomino's two-part novelization, and Tomino's manga, Crossbone Gundam, is a direct sequel.
The F-91 unit itself was the first Gundam-type Mobile Suit not designed by Anaheim Electronics. It was instead developed by SNRI, the Startegic Naval Research Institute.