Ramba Ral/Crowley Hamon fans will be very happy with the new trailer for Mobile Suit Gundam Origin II: Artesia's Sorrow, posted today on the GundamInfo channel. This second of four planned parts of the anime adaptation of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's manga prequel is scheduled to debut in fall 2015. Get a look after the jump.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost is set to do an Endless Waltz in its eighth update at the end of March as Bandai Namco's arcade game introduces Gundam Wing's XXXG-01D2 Gundam Deathscythe Hell and XXXG-01H2 Gundam Heavyarms Kai. Check out the pair after the jump.
It is officially announced that Bandai Visual will release two Blu-ray disc sets of Sunrise's 1993-1994 TV anime Mobile Suit V (Victory) Gundam in Japan in July and September. Yoshiyuki Tomino, the director of the fourth Gundam TV series, has given his comment, "Please find what went wrong with it." Hit the jump for more details.
Prior to the currently running G-Reco, the last TV Gundam directed by series creator Yoshiyuki Tomino was Sunrise's 1999-2000 TV anime∀ Gundam, which brought in futurist Syd Mead, Yoko Kanno and Capcom's Akira Yasuda (also returning for G-Reco) for a story in which nations with World War I level technology unearthing mobile suits and use them in a war against a human colony from the moon. This was never offered in North America... until now!
March 9th is a geeky word-play holiday two-for as as the phonic pronunciation of 3 and 9 can be either "Miku" or "Zaku!" Miku got a great turn out for her day as artists like redjuice (Guilty Crown) Takuya Fujima (Dog Days, Nanohana Vivd) while FREEing and Good Smile Company used the opportunity to launch orders for their Miku V3 figure. At the same time, Gundam otaku did their best to represent Zeon's trademark mobile suit.
Bandai's latest play on adorably cute Beargguy is a set of four 1/144th scale Puchigguy kits based on Gundam Build Fighters Try's second ending. Winning Year, Burning Red, Lightnight Blue and Mirai/Future Pink are selling for 540yen each with display base ahead of a May release. Get a look after the jump.
The first chapter of the Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin OVA series, "Blue Eyed Casval" was released at 13 selected theaters across Japan on February 28. In only two days, it earned an amazing 73,726,200 yen on 56,397 admissions, ranking 7th in the weekend box office. Hit the jump for more details.
The Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin anime adaptation of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's manga prequel launched this weekend with the on-demand streaming of episode I, "Blue-Eyed Casval" via DAISUKI (Anime Consortium Japan) and limited screenings ahead of the global release of a Blu-ray Disc Collector’s Edition scheduled for April 24. With this debut, the visual fall's episode II, "Sorrow of Artesia" has been unveiled. Get a look after the jump.
With the first part of the Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin anime set to be available with on-demand streaming starting February 28, via DAISUKI (Anime Consortium Japan), then a global release or Blu-ray Disc Collector’s Edition scheduled for April 24, the official GundamInfo Youtube channel has posted the opening seven minutes of "Blue-Eyed Casval." Get a look after the jump.
Gundam Build Fighters Try mecha and opening animator Hiroki Mutaguchi has shared as look at the set of chocolates that the ladies of studio Sunrise have been giving out this Valentine's Day. Veteran animator/designer Masami Obari followed this up with a throwback look at last year's. Get a look after the jump.
Global distribution plans have been made for Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin, which Anime Consortium Japan announced for paid streaming and premium Blu-ray. The OVA series will be available via anime streaming platform Daisuki starting on February 28, and will be presented in both the Japanese language and an English dub.
Amazing both watchers and characters within the anime itself, last week's Gundam Build Fighters Try episode 14 introduced Gundam Tryon 3 with a sequence from legendary mecha animator/designer Masami Obari. This fun departure from Gundam's "real robot" conventions is set to inspire a Gundam model kit. More after the jump.