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Blue-Eyed Casval (青い瞳のキャスバル Aoi Hitomi no Kyasubaru?) is the first instalment in the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin theatrical OVA series. It was released in theaters in East and Southeast Asia on February 28, 2015 and DAISUKI simulcasted the stream for rest of the world for $6.99. It was first shown theatrically in English on the 24th of October in London as part of MCM Loves Anime and then on the 31st in Los Angeles. Both English showings were directly followed by a showing of Artesia's Sorrow.

Synopsis

Universal Century 0068, Side 3 - The Autonomous Republic of Munzo. Zeon Zum Deikun attempts to declare complete independence of Munzo from the Earth Federation Government. Deikun however suddenly falls to his death in the middle of his speech at parliament.

Upon Deikun's death, Jimba Ral spreads word of a House of Zabi conspiracy - but despite such efforts the power and sphere of influence of House of Zabi, led by Degwin Sodo Zabi, only seem to escalate.

While we witness for the first time the untold convulsions of Universal Century history, Casval and Artesia, just bereaved of their father, must face destinies which will be just as tumultuous as the very era itself.[1]

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Quotes

Sasro: Just when my strategic leaks to make everyone think that Deikun's death was a Federation assassination were beginning to work! You had to go and fall for that old fool's scheme!

Gihren: Then our only option is elimination.
Sasro: Huh?
Gihren: I am referring to the dawdling, old fool.
Sasro: Meaning what?
Gihren: We deliver the final blow to the Ral family, once and for all.

Sasro and Gihren on Jimba Ral's plans after the former slaps Kycilia.

Notes & Trivia

  • This episode (except for the opening scene which is a heavily condensed version of the events from Volume VII Sections IV - VI) is an almost direct adaptation of the events of Volume V Sections I - IV of the manga.
  • The Blu-ray Disc Collectors' Edition was released simultaneously worldwide on April 24, 2015 and is region-free. It comes in a square box illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko inside containing a black Amaray case with the disc and a booklet with character profiles, mobile weapon profiles, storyboards and words by Yasuhiko. There is also a red book with the same dimensions as the Amaray case with further storyboards included.

References

  1. DAISUKI

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