Well, it's not exactly very bloody/gory, but there are a LOT of deaths. >.<
I mean, not even the main characters are safe from death. XD
Yea, I meant gruesome as in the death toll.
Then again, it's to be expected of Yoshiyuki Tomino. Apparently, at the time V Gundam was made, Tomino was very depressed, which is why there is a large amount of deaths in the anime.