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UC NexT 0100, a new project set after Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack and Gundam Unicorn has announced the first of three series in the line-up during the new Gundam series announcement press conference held on Friday. Titled Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (NT), the movie will screen in Japanese theaters this November. The ticket will be pre-sold during the premiere of final episode of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin on May 5.

Synopsis
It's the 0097 year of the Universal Century and one year after the opening of the Federation's known threat: Laplace's Box. Despite the revelation of a charter acknowledging Newtype's rights and existence, there were no significant changes that have occurred. The "Laplace Conflict" has appeared to have ended along with the collapse of "The Sleeves," the remnants of a Neo Zeon faction. In the final battle, two full-Psycoframe mobile suits will be showing the power that exceeds human knowledge. Known to be the white unicorn and the black lion, these two suits were sealed away from human consciousness and should have been forgotten. However, RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 03, a mobile suit that went missing two years ago has made its appearance on Earth once again: the Golden Phenex.

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Director: Shunichi Yoshizawa (Tiger & Bunny Movie 1: The Beginning unit director)
Script: Harutoshi Fukui (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn: One of Seventy Two)
Character Design: Se Jun Kim (Gundam Build Fighters key animation)
Mechanical Design: Hajime Katoki (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn), Eiji Komatsu (Fate/stay night Movie: Unlimited Blade Works key animation)
Color Design: Takako Suzuki (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt)
Director of Photography: Kentarou Waki (God Eater)
Art Director: Yukiko Maruyama (One Punch Man), Yoshimi Mineta (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED background art)
Special Effects: Kumiko Taniguchi (Summer Wars)
Sound Director: Eriko Kimura (Tiger & Bunny)
Edit: Daisuke Imai (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096)
Music: Hiroyuki Sawano (Koutetsujou no Kabaneri)
Studio: Sunrise First Studio

Characters

Yona Bashuta
25 years old. Earth Federation Space Force. Second lieutenant. A pilot of the Gundam Narrative that was sent for the "Phenex Hunting" plan. Michelle and Rita are his childhood friends. He has previously faced a disaster in Australia when he was young.

Michelle Luio
25 years old. Special adviser to Luio & Co. A good bamboo-stick divination fortune-teller with strong connections from political and business figures. She will also be helping out carry the "Phenex Hunting" plan aboard the Clop-class space cruiser Damascus.

Rita Bernal
25 years old. Earth Federation Space Force. Second lieutenant. The pilot of the Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex that went missing two years ago. Along with her childhood friend Yona, she has faced a disaster in Australia when she was young and was called one of the "miracle children."

Sunrise's Gundam franchise has been ongoing since the first TV anime series was released in April 1979 It was followed by Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta in 1985,, ZZ in 1986, the film Char's Counterattack in 1988, SD in 1988, 0080 in 1989, F91 and 0083 in 1991, Victory, G in 1994, Wing in 1995, The 08th MS Team and After War Gundam X in 1996, Turn A in 1999, SEED in 2002, 00 in 2007, Unicorn in 2010, AGE in 2011, Build Fighters in 2013, G no Reconguista in 2014, The Origin and Iron-Blooded Orphans, Thunderbolt in 2015, Twilight AXIS in 2017, and this year's currently airing Divers.

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Source: Official site

Kidou Senshi Gundam Narrative on MAL
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Oh boy! This is the real deal! Mecha is saved!

 
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as usual, angsty teen mecha pilot. "25yo" didnt read :p
holy shiet its Phenex!

 
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shanimebib said:
Oh boy! This is the real deal! Mecha is saved!


too bad new UC beside origin suck, and this is just gonna make F91 canon
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Ehh, a new brand of mecha anime. Gundam Narrative, sounds like they're gonna include a long narrative to help audience understand better. Ah, region locked PV :/
 
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Another Gundam show that pretends its not a pokemon show.
 
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I want to be interested in this, but the director & screenwriter are . . . not that exciting. At least the PV looks decent.


shanimebib said:
Oh boy! This is the real deal! Mecha is saved!

What an optimism. I applaud you for that.
 
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So, is this a new TV series in the Gundam franchise? Or did I misunderstand something? Just, only recently was announced the second season of 00.
Level of my english is still too poor, so ask not particularly angry because of my terrible grammar.
 
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Yay more late UC, im so sick of the constant one year war wanking, that setting has been explored to death and really limits the creativity possible to add onto this timeline.

I'm pretty hopeful for this one, wish it were more than just a movie so hopefully it wont get f91 syndrome.

RobertBobert said:
So, is this a new TV series in the Gundam franchise? Or did I misunderstand something? Just, only recently was announced the second season of 00.
this is a movie and theres rumors that there are actually going to be 3 gundam movies one of which will be an adaption of hathaway's flash, 00's new project is still unknown whether it will be a tv show or a movie though i think people are assuming TV series. But the sequel is confirmed, im not sure why mal never went around to posting an article about it.

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Jizzy, I know you have no idea how to argue for shit,

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Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

 
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@JizzyHitler I see.... I watched only three series under the Gundam brand (except for the original, which I watched in my childhood and almost do not remember), so this franchise is like quicksand for me.
Level of my english is still too poor, so ask not particularly angry because of my terrible grammar.
 
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JizzyHitler said:
00's new project is still unknown whether it will be a tv show or a movie though i think people are assuming TV series. But the sequel is confirmed, im not sure why mal never went around to posting an article about it.
The only "official" news about it is the director's tweets about there will be new project (still not clear even if it will be anime yet) and that the announcement will be further ahead (which is just the director hinting there is more, not officially announced). There's not much news and I don't think now is the time to announce it. We will announce when it is officially announced.
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hazecloud said:
Ah, region locked PV :/

Here is the region unlocked version from the official channel.



Better quality than the dailymotion reupload obviously.

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shanimebib said:
Oh boy! This is the real deal! Mecha is saved!

What an optimism. I applaud you for that.


Well, while a certain other mecha anime is focusing on waifus than actual mecha, I cannot but feel optimistic about something that will most definitely have a more mature tone to it with all the political stuff which makes a mecha anime... Gundam.

Also, the Gundam designs are SEX for me. The only anime related merchandise I ever collected in my life are Gundams so I am stoked for this.

 
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shanimebib said:
hazecloud said:
Ah, region locked PV :/

Here is the region unlocked version from the official channel.



Better quality than the dailymotion reupload obviously.

TheServant said:

What an optimism. I applaud you for that.


Well, while a certain other mecha anime is focusing on waifus than actual mecha, I cannot but feel optimistic about something that will most definitely have a more mature tone to it with all the political stuff which makes a mecha anime... Gundam.

Also, the Gundam designs are SEX for me. The only anime related merchandise I ever collected in my life are Gundams so I am stoked for this.


On a second thought, the gundam is lit. I probably gonna have to finish rewatching seed soon to continue on this one.
 
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Holy crap... Composer is Hiroyuki SawaGOD. This gon' be gud.
 
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I'm more interested in the Hathaway's Flash trilogy. The Gundam Narrative looks meh, but it may end up being like the F90 (speaking of F90, why hasn't that been adapted into anime? I've played the game adaptation Formula Wars 0122 before, but I'm surprised F90 never got at least an animated movie).


 
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Not sure how I feel about this honestly. If they can maintain a similar feel as Gundam Thunderbolt, then I'll be quite pleased. Otherwise, it could be a hit or a miss.

The premise sounds interesting at least so far.
 
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hopefully this means more later UC anime is a possibility, that would be interesting. I'm new to Gundam but I like the variety the franchise has between this, the new 00 anime, and Gundam Build Divers.
 
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More late UC the better, i would be happy if Sunrise actually makes prequel of Turn A Gundam.
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Oh, my...

@CodebLazeFate I guess this was what they meant with Unicorn 2/sequel in their vote?

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Yone will be an adaption of hathaway's flash

Another "parallel" timeline story for the UC adapted ? Interesting.


@QuattroVaginas Thanks, I didn't see it.
So, they will try to force "Hathaway's Flash" into the anime story? ... Thre ought to have some contradictions then, no?
(if at least, it was made by Tomino and "drawn" by Yasuhiko or the original novel illustrator, Mikimoto)

PS: and yeah... more Unicorn stories...

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Rei366 said:
Oh, my...

@CodebLazeFate I guess this was what they meant with Unicorn 2/sequel in their vote?

JizzyHitler said:
Yone will be an adaption of hathaway's flash

Another "parallel" timeline story for the UC adapted ? Interesting.
Lmaooooo

I hope this is the definitive end of the Early UC timeline. The mainline portion of it just kept trying and failing to and and unend; it needs to be put to rest and be given a definitive link to F91 already.
The necessity of character development, which is not the same as fleshing out a character's personality or backstory, is a fallacy. So is the necessity of an overarching narrative, which is not the same as a story or narrative since even episodic shows have episodic stories and things with no overarching narrative are still written narratives.
 
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@Rei366 If you haven't seen it:

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Wow I wish I can see the English version for this.
 
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hazecloud said:

Wow I wish I can see the English version for this.


@Rei366 Yes, but I think they will adapt HF to fit the anime timeline a bit better. For one they already changed 0105 (novel setting) to 0103.
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now this is what im really gonna watch
 
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Its great that they are expanding and focusing on the UC timeline now.
 
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Looks good, great staff too, especially the character designer.
 
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looks good

hope they do more to tie in Zeta and ZZ characters, but they wont
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Lets go! Always need my mainline gundam fix hopefully it's good, i guess the special golden mobile suit is the main one that's gonna be CGI'd
 
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shanimebib said:
Well, while a certain other mecha anime is focusing on waifus than actual mecha, I cannot but feel optimistic about something that will most definitely have a more mature tone to it with all the political stuff which makes a mecha anime... Gundam.

Also, the Gundam designs are SEX for me. The only anime related merchandise I ever collected in my life are Gundams so I am stoked for this.

We will see. It's all a matter of execution. Gundam always has this "mature" concept, but the execution is not always up there. Most Gundam series that I have watched end up feel like power fantasy anime more than anything.

As for the mechs design, I agree. I like their designs, most of the time, especially the unique ones(like Gundam Barbatos).


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Looks good, great staff too, especially the character designer.

Really? Even the director & screenwriter? I thought they're quite green. I guess I was wrong.
 
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QuattroVaginas said:
hazecloud said:

Wow I wish I can see the English version for this.



Ahh it's in the future. Thank you.
 
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Gundam Unicorn ending was enough, but they milking UC Gundam again

nvm Gundam needs to die though
 
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Brobot said:
Looks good, great staff too, especially the character designer.

Really? Even the director & screenwriter? I thought they're quite green. I guess I was wrong.
It's his debut as series director, but Yoshizawa has been around for more than 10 years doing episode direction. His most notable work from recent time was the super catchy G-Reco Ending, he directed. The screenwriter is also the author of the Unicorn and Turn A Novel, so it perfectly makes sense to let him write this anime. So yeah, really promising
 
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Brobot said:
It's his debut as series director, but Yoshizawa has been around for more than 10 years doing episode direction. His most notable work from recent time was the super catchy G-Reco Ending, he directed. The screenwriter is also the author of the Unicorn and Turn A Novel, so it perfectly makes sense to let him write this anime. So yeah, really promising

Hm . . . The staff seems even more worrying now that you have explained their track records. I guess I have to set my expectation even lower. Thank you.


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nvm Gundam needs to die though

Or a total reboot would be good enough for me.
 
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Hi there! Sorry for posting this here but there was no other way of contacting you so apologies for that. I did have a question but I scrapped it because this isn't the proper forum nor was it important. I noticed we have the same favorites in common, thats cool! Also It'd be cool if I woke up in the morning and I recieved a friend request from you. No pressure, I just noticed you like NANA and NANA is my favorite Anime ever! Again, apologies!
 
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I'm hyped for the final episode of gundam: the origin
 
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tsubasalover said:
@Rei366 I heard Narrative is based on ("reconstruction" of) gaiden story from Unicorn's 11th volume.

Thank you,it makes sense! (i didn't notice the tome was counted in the series)
 
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