Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky

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Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム サンダーボルト DECEMBER SKY


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 25, 2016
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: NYAV Post
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 1 hr. 9 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.931 (scored by 96459,645 users)
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Ranked: #6462
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Popularity: #4265
Members: 18,351
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Federation troops and Zeon forces carry out a fierce battle in the Thunderbolt Sector in what was once Side 4 "Moore." The Thunderbolt Sector is a shoal zone composed of the debris of destroyed space colonies, named for the electrical discharges from the metal debris. MS pilot Io Flemming is among the Federation soldiers who are dispatched to the area, where Zeon sniper Daryl Lorenz awaits them on the battlefield.

(Source: Gundam Wikia)


Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky was the first anime to ever be released on 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) Blu-ray. The 4K UHD Blu-ray was released by Bandai Visual in Japan on December 22, 2016.

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Matsuo, Kou
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Sinterniklaas, Michael
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Ootagaki, Yasuo
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Takaya, Hirotoshi
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Jul 19, 2016
qrdel (All reviews)
Man oh man, has it been ages since I watched a Gundam show... Sure, there was this Iron-Blooded orphans thing, but Gundam as entitled - that has been escaping my radar for years now. Why, you may ask? It's quite simple. For a hardcore fan Gundams ended around Turn A and the only reasonable approach to the topic were either the Unicorn or (loosely) 00.

Thundebolt then caught me completely off-guard. Having no time for animes these days I got the glimpse of the upcoming OVA through some promo I was never hoping to watch, It didn't say much though, only showing some really neat looking read more
Jun 25, 2017
CodeBlazeFate (All reviews)
Given that this movie is a modified version of the ONA with one new scene added in, and the fact that I've already tackled the original OVA, I think it's only fitting that I modify said review and add to it, not out of disrespect for this movie, since I would never disrespect something so great, but because I feel like talking about Gundam Thunderbolt again since it's so damn good, and if I did, I would largely come up with the same review at best and something inferior at worst. So, enjoy.


Thunderbolt is definitely an interesting installment within the read more
Apr 7, 2019
Grenge (All reviews)
Gundam Unicorn represents the plight of people in the U.C. timeline at their best. Thunderbolt represents the plight of people in the U.C. at their worst. Unicorn portrayed war as a tragedy, but not in any capacity did it capture its true essence for what it really is: a horrifying calamity that sweeps myriad lives in its wake and cares not for name, face, nationality, or best intentions. Tomino has written Gundam shows where people often switch allegiances on the fly. A Tomino show this is not: the people here are committed and locked in their allegiances; no character has a chance to switch sides, read more
Dec 20, 2018
rebornyama (All reviews)
Art is outstanding, understandly so since this is a fairly recent release.

Story wise, I'll give it an okay. They are certain plot lines that are extremely interesting included in the movie, but unfortunately they aren't really that well developed. Too many things get crammed in and they didn't really do a good job of trying to get you up to snuff on what in the world is going on at the beginning of the movie.

The sound mixing feels a bit all over the place. Not sure if they intended it to be that way... but I know that I'm not really a big read more


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