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Release of Gundam Unicorn Volume 3 Postponed Due to Overflow of Pre-orders

by dtshyk
Jan 6, 2011 7:40 PM | 25 Comments
According to the official blog of Oguro Yuichiro, the chief editor of Anime Style, the release of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Blu-ray & DVD volume 3 was postponed until April 7th. It was previously announced to be released on March 18th. Bandai explained the reason that they have received unexpectedly large number of pre-orders and it has become difficult to secure the production lines.

PV1 of Unicorn Episode 3

The special premiere at the theaters and the pay-streaming on PlayStaion Network will be available from March 5th as scheduled. According to the official twitter, the limited sales of the blu-ray at the theaters has barely got the green light. The number of the discs to be sold at the theaters are still remained to be determined.

Sources: Oguro's blog, Unicorn official twitter

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Didn't this happen to volume 2 as well?

Mar 6, 2011 9:30 PM by BasakaNZ

Fai said:
Detective said:
>delay an anime that comes out about once a year
What is this, Hellsing?


nope. hellsing actually had a compelling story and badass characters.


anyway, not caring about the news. When it comes to anything gundam this is to be expected.as japan is crazy on this franchise.


Honestly I think that Gundam Unicorn does have a compelling story, as for characters I think they're bent towards realism. However I respect what your opinion is.

Mar 6, 2011 3:41 PM by FruitsSpongeSam

Was hoping for a quicker release but it just shows how much people are crazy about Gundam in Japan xD

Feb 16, 2011 6:06 AM by Invensible1

entropy13 said:
At the initial rate, the 6th episode would have been released Oct. 2012. If the postponements also happen for the next episodes the 6th would be released in 2013 LOL

The third movie is already done or will be gold for the march release, so it's just a delay for the current BR release as they are working on the next one already.

I wish that one time in my life I could read a discussion without some idiotic post as this one...

Feb 16, 2011 2:57 AM by Schabrak

Why do so many people like good things? :<

Jan 8, 2011 5:16 AM by PseudoJord

At least we have a valid proof of continuity!^^

Jan 7, 2011 9:04 PM by Fight4Glory

Detective said:
>delay an anime that comes out about once a year
What is this, Hellsing?


nope. hellsing actually had a compelling story and badass characters.


anyway, not caring about the news. When it comes to anything gundam this is to be expected.as japan is crazy on this franchise.

Jan 7, 2011 11:31 AM by Fai

My goodness but Unicorn being delayed due to preorder overload shows that this anime is pure quality, too bad this affects me as well since I preordered this as well.

Jan 7, 2011 8:54 AM by Hoppy

more waiting heh

Jan 7, 2011 8:40 AM by Mr_Gutts

Gundam otaku just LOVE dem unicorns, eh ?

Jan 7, 2011 8:33 AM by SurferDude

At the initial rate, the 6th episode would have been released Oct. 2012. If the postponements also happen for the next episodes the 6th would be released in 2013 LOL

Jan 7, 2011 3:26 AM by entropy13

Awww.. Oh well, I'll gladly wait another month for Unicorn.

Jan 7, 2011 2:11 AM by stAtic91

Detective said:
>delay an anime that comes out about once a year
What is this, Hellsing?


No, its better than Hellsing, we actually get a release date -_-

Jan 7, 2011 1:52 AM by Xavierxenon

mitamaking said:
Who delays something over get too many pre-orders? No, you just say sorry and you start a bigger second print like the Akira Blu-Ray.

You don't piss off fans like that.

"Oh sorry you gave us money but we aren't giving you your product because we have no product to give you."

Jan 7, 2011 12:56 AM by Sabinlerose

Better than having the series cancelled midway through because of low sales, that's for sure.

Jan 6, 2011 11:46 PM by Whoomp

the psn streaming one is what will get fansubbed first anyway so the delay doesn't affect us unless you wnated it in br quality asap...

Jan 6, 2011 11:40 PM by Westlo

It's not Bandai's fault. It's simple economics. An overflowed number of pre-orders shows that Unicorn is HIGH in demand fan-wise. Good thing I was reviewing my macroeconomics yesterday.

Jan 6, 2011 11:29 PM by TerrorH3ctor

Now that's a delay they can be proud to announce. First time I've heard of a delay because they were swamped by fans

Jan 6, 2011 10:16 PM by mikhailn

Who delays something over get too many pre-orders? No, you just say sorry and you start a bigger second print like the Akira Blu-Ray.

Jan 6, 2011 8:33 PM by mitamaking

One would think Bandai would be prepared for this since they've been printing money off the Gundam franchise for 30 years now. Shame on them for underestimating the demand.

Jan 6, 2011 8:32 PM by McRib

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