The theme song for the crossover project is provided by SUGIZO (LUNA SEA, X JAPAN)
The press conference for the Gundam franchise's 40th anniversary was held in Tokyo today on November 21, announcing five new projects:
1. "Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin" TV series
- Based on the six-part OVA released from 2015 to 2018, a re-edited edition will be aired for 13 episodes on NHK General TV from April 2019. Its all OP/ED theme songs are produced by SUGIZO (LUNA SEA, X JAPAN) and all OP songs are performed by LUNA SEA.
2. New "Gundam Build" series
- Following Gundam Build Fighters (2013-2014), Gundam Build Fighters Try (2014-2016) and Gundam Build Divers (2018), a new Gundam Build series is now in development. How and when it is distributed is currently unknown.
3. "SD Gundam World Sangoku Soketsuden"
- a new SD Gundam series in the works for a worldwide release in 2019.
4. "Gundam Reconguista in G" compilation film
- a compilation film based on the 26-episode TV series Gundam Reconguista in G (2014-2015) is set to
be released sometime in 2019. Director Yoshiyuki Tomino is scheduled to appear in JAPAN EXPO next year.
5. "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" trilogy film
- Three-part feature film based on Yoshiyuki Tomino's spin-off/sequel novel of the same name (1989-1990)
is officially confirmed. It is the second project of "UC NexT 0100," following the forthcoming film Mobile Suit
Gundam NT that will open in Japan on November 30. The trilogy's first trailer will be screened with NT in theaters.
In addition, a crossover project "BEYOND" was announced with four collaboration visuals featuring
First Gundam with Unicorn, Iron-Blooded Orphans with Gundam 00, Reconguista in G with The Origin,
and Zeta Gundam with Gundam Wing. The theme song for the project, "THE BEYOND" is provided by
SUGIZO. While the song has not yet been completed, it will be released as LUNA SEA's new song in 2019.
Visual featuring First Gundam with Unicorn
Visual featuring Zeta Gundam with Gundam Wing
"Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" visual
New visual for "Mobile Suit Gundam 00" stage play is revealed (February 2019)
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