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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THE ORIGIN (機動戦士ガンダム THE ORIGIN, Kidō Senshi Gandamu Ji Orijin)

Production

Producer
Director
Story & Script
Character Design
Mechanical Designer
Music

Release

Japanese February 28, 2015 - ongoing

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THE ORIGIN (機動戦士ガンダム THE ORIGIN Kidō Senshi Gandamu Ji Orijin?) is a theatrical OVA series created by Sunrise based on the manga of the same name by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko.

Synopsis

Who were we? Who are we? Where are we going? What are we trying to achieve? The moment Zeon Zum Deikun died his families life was in danger, In order to protect Casval & Artesia and to prevent them from being used as political tools they were spirited away, and given new identities and lives, however sometimes fate does not allow people to be forgotten and live an easy life, and as the Republic of Munzo now known as the Principality of Zeon moves ever closer to war, what does destiny have in store for Édouard Mass and Sayla Mass as they are are now known.


These are just some of questions that have been asked, will they finally be answered?

Episodes

# Episode Title Japanese Airdate English Airdate
1 Blue-Eyed Casval 28 February 2015 28 February 2015
2 Artesia's Sorrow 31 October 2015


Characters

Part I - 0079 U.C.

Principality of Zeon

Earth Federation Forces

Part I - 0068 U.C.

Autonomous Republic of Munzo

Munzo Defense Forces
The Deikuns
Zabi Family
Ral Family
Club Eden

Part II - 0071 U.C.

Mass Family

Yashima Family

Aznable Family

Autonomous Republic of Zeon

Club Eden

Civilians

Mechanics

Earth Federation Forces

Vehicles and Support Units

Autonomous Republic of Munzo

Mobile Weapons

Autonomous Republic of Zeon

Mobile Weapons

Principality of Zeon

Mobile Weapons

Vehicles and Support Units

Production

The movie adaptation of the series was first unveiled at the Mobile Suit Gundam 35th Anniversary ~ RISE!--The World In Motion Event at March 20, 2014. It was announced that it would be a 4-Episode Movie series, in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Gundam. Originally the first episode was expected to be released in theaters in Spring 2015.[1][2]

Yoshikazu Yasuhiko is of course, the character designer and writer of the series, adapting his manga to screenplay, whereas the producer was announced to be none other Ichiro Itano of Macross fame. The director is Takashi Imanishi. Kunio Okawara reprises his role as mechanical designer.

Release

Following the partnership between Sunrise and Right Stuf!, it was announced that they would provide an English release and a dub for the series, most of the voice actors had previously worked on Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. On January 19, 2015, GundamInfo uploaded the third trailer for the first installment, Blue-Eyed Casval and the same video with English audio (the first sample of the dub) and the release date was stated to be February 28, 2015. On February 4, 2015, a Blu-ray collectors edition was announced to be released on April 24, 2015 and streaming service DAISUKI (which had previously stream Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ) announced they would be streaming the movie in both English and Japanese audio for their paid premium service on February 28. The Australian/New Zealand distributors were announced to be Madman Entertainment which has released the majority of Gundam series in Australia/New Zealand and the UK and French distributors were announced as Anime Limited.[3] On February 5, Gundam Global Potal confirmed that the Blu-Ray would be region free and thus playable on any Blu-Ray player.[4]. The Blu Ray's Collectors' edition is currently available for pre-order from Amazon.co.jp for ¥, Right-Stuf! for $94.99 and Anime Limited for £68.99, the latter is available for pre-order until April 13, 2015.

On February 16th, the GundamInfo YouTube channel uploaded the first 7 minutes of both the subbed and dubbed versions of the first installment, Blue-Eyed Casval.[5]

The first installment was released in cinemas simultaneously on February 28 in Japan and other countries in East and Southeast Asia. In one theater in Shinjuku, fans could meet the cast and crew; including Shuicihi Ikeda, Mayumi Tanaka, Megumi Han and Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. DAISUKI began their their premium stream to viewers outside of Asia on the same day, costing $6.99 for 3 days. Wakanim began streaming the first installment in French speaking countries on 31st March, 2015,[6] and Anime Limited began streaming in the United Kingdom April 2nd via Vimeo. The trailer for the second installment, Artesia's Sorrow was shown to the cinema audiences after the credits and was stated to be released sometime in Fall 2015. GundamInfo also uploaded it on their YouTube channel.

On July 1, 2015, Gundam Global Portal announced the release date of Artesia's Sorrow to be October 31, 2015 and it will play in Japanese cinemas for two weeks starting from that day. The Blu-Ray Collectors' Edition will become available internationally, a week afterwards on November 7, 2015.[7]

Gallery

References

  1. Gundam the Origin Anime and Tomino Latest Slated for 2014-2015. Anime News Network.
  2. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-03-20/gundam-35th-year-marked-with-reconguista-in-g-the-origin
  3. Bandai Visual Co., Ltd.
  4. Gundam Global Portal
  5. Gundam Global Portal
  6. Gundam Global Portal
  7. Gundam Global Portal

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