Gundam is one of the pioneering anime series whose focus on realism brought about a renaissance in the entire industry.
The anime itself inspired many series, such as Neon Genesis Evangelion and Code Geass, and became a guiding light of new genres that we see today, such as idol and music anime (yup, we wouldn’t have K-on! without Gundam!).
Even after so many years, Gundam is still alive and kicking, and if we count how many anime series it has, we will be here all day!
Recently, Bandai Namco announced the “Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Project ignited.” This is an initiative to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Gundam Seed television series.
It will include many projects and will be spearheaded by a theatrical release of a sequel film to the Seed anime series.
The film’s staff is led by Mitsuo Fukuda, the original director of the Gundam Seed television series. As of now, the film has entered the production stage. We will update further details as soon as they are public.
Under the “Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Project ignited,” Bandai Namco announced a new video game for the “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED” series. The staff will announce further details soon.
The initiative also includes the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Eclipse side-story manga that will be launched in July 2021 as the new Mobile Suit Variation project.
“GUNDAM SEED PROJECT ignited” PROJECT 5 Gundam SEED MSV new project “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ECLIPSE” will be launched worldwide from July! Domestic: Gundam Ace. From the September issue (released on July 26)Twitter Translation, English Translate
The manga plot revolves around mobile suit pilot Tatsumi Hōri, commander Miyabi Oto Kiō, and Coordinator pilot Ken Noland Suse as they try to fight in an experimental unit called ODR during the Cosmic Era 72.
The staff of the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Eclipse include:
|Story||Atsushi Soga||Fullmetal Alchemist|
|Character Design||Kogado Studio||Yumeutsutsu Re:Master|
|Mechanical design||Junichi Akutsu (Astrays)||Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion|
The manga will be serialized in Japan starting on 26th July in Kadokawa’s Gundam Ace magazine. At the same time, the international release will take place on Gundam.info.
With so many new projects announced indeed, it seems like Gundam is trying to come back to the limelight of anime.
The 20th anniversary of Gundam seed will be pretty legendary, with more projects possibly on the way. There is no better time to be a mecha fan!
The Gundam series is a science fiction anime created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise, featuring huge robots, known as “Gundam.”
The series changes its setting in each part, ranging from Earth to far-off planets. All the shows have their own story, and some of them take place in an alternative universe.
In every story, Gundam has unique purposes. Sometimes it’s a deadly war weapon, sometimes a beautiful art or sometimes even an outdated technology.
Source: Gundam Official Website
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