As for the samurai-related anime, I have one additional suggestion, which I forgot to point out in my last post. It's called, Mutsuen meiryu gaiden: Shura no toki [陸奥圓明流外伝 修羅の刻]. I have seen part of it when it went on-air on TV Tokyo ~!!! It has a pretty neat storyline, so I am sure anyone who likes samurai stuff will get hooked. So, give it a try.
Here is an external link: Syuratoki.
And, I am sure Len-sami will be able to offer further info on this, if needed!
Gundam, eh? Then definitly check into Macross/Robotech. I'd alo recemend two non-animes Exo-Squad and Battletech they are great mecha toons.
Hmmm never did much samuraii besides what you've seen. I will exit by making a recemnedation that you see Excel Saga, it has a fun little Gundam parody towards the end of the series and well, is incredibly funny all the way through.
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