Gunam (ガンダム, Gandamu?) is one of the longest running series of Japanese anime, featuring giant robots or mecha, created by Sunrise. The series started in April 1979. Currently (as of 21 January 2008), the Gundam Franchise is a 50 billion yen trademark.Gundam is the collective term for both the Universal Century (UC) series, like Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, and series set in alternative timelines, such as New Mobile Report Gundam Wing, After War Gundam X, Turn A Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, or Mobile Suit Gundam 00. In the 2008 Anime average sales figure ranking of copies sold in Japan (1970~2008 total sales figure averaged by episode), Gundam series got 4 positions out of the top 5. While Mobile Suit Gundam ranking second position, the third, fourth, fifth position is Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam respectively. Also, New Mobile Report Gundam Wing ranked 18th and Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam ranked 20th.