New Gundam in the Works!

Topic started by gia on Feb. 24, 2009. Last post by gia 5 years, 9 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Word on the streets is that the April issue of the monthly Gundam Ace manga anthology (yes, Gundam is big enough that it has its own serial anthology) is going to announce a new Gundam series.


We don't have a ton of information about the new series, but it appears to be Universal Century (not alternative like 00 or Wing). The new series will also apparently feature the RX-78-7 Gundam model, which is the last in the RX-78 line, which was apparently the same line that the primary Gundam from the original series was from.


That said, we've also got a bit of info on the creators. Mech design will be by Hajime Katoki (Gundam Wing, Super Robot Wars OG Divine Wars), and character design will be by Tatsuya Suzuki (Legend of Reyon, some design work in GaoGaiGar: King of Braves).


The story revolves around a pilot in command of the Earth Federation's Phantom Sweep Team, which has to hunt down whatever's left of the Zeon forces at the end of the One Year War from original Gundam. Sherry Allison, a 24-year-old test pilot who was thrown into the team to fill its ranks after the war, helps him out.


On the Zeon side we have Eric Blanke, born to a wealthy family and leader of a group called the Invincible Knights, who try to avenge the Zeon's loss. The year will be 0081, if you're the kind of Gundam fan who counts.


Okay guys-- who's excited for this? I admit that the non-alternative Gundam series have always rather overwhelmed me (there's so much of it! Where would I even start?), but this might give me a good chance to try and wriggle my way into it. How about you? And of course, the long-time Gundam fans-- what are you thinking?


EDIT: Another scan and more info from here. Looks like it'll definitely be an anime.

Post by Kiriska (112 posts) See mini bio Level 2
YES.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
<3
Post by Black_Rose (1,204 posts) See mini bio Level 11
Surprise? I lost track on Gundam after WIng.
Post by Kuro (559 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Holy Shit exciting.
Post by yuetheguardian (93 posts) See mini bio Level 7
To be honest when it doesn't hold heavy continuity with the UC its brilliant IE 08th MS team, all I have to say is I believe g-savior was the last uc gundam put on film that is origonal. so anything should be amazing compared to that.
Post by Chibi_Kaji (89 posts) See mini bio Level 2
New Gundam? count me in.
Post by OkazukiIchigo (350 posts) See mini bio Level 11
Awesome!
Post by Sigue (860 posts) See mini bio Level 8
Maybe this one can be good...
Post by Niko (865 posts) See mini bio Level 8
gia said:

"(yes, Gundam is big enough that it has its own serial anthology) "

Well, it does have it's own department in Bandai Visual Jp.

yuetheguardian said:
"all I have to say is I believe g-savior was the last uc gundam put on film that is origonal. so anything should be amazing compared to that."
G-Saviour does not count. Bandai hardly even acknowledges its existence anymore. I think a better comparison, from what this sounds like, would be 0083, due to the era, the premise of Federation going after Zeon reminents and even simply Hajime Katoki (mechanical design on 0083 and 08th MS Team).
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Niko: it does NOW, anyway ;)
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