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Tomino Yoshiyuki Announces Gundam UC Movie [Confirmed]

by dtshyk
Apr 7, 2009 7:22 AM | 39 Comments
Tomino Yoshiyuki was invited to the Conference of Cartoons on The Bays held in Italy and announced a movie of "Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn". It will be premiered in 2010.

Source: Gundam Universe

Gundam Unicorn movie was announced at the press conferrence.
Video of the Sunrise press conferrence

News Update
According to Gundam Ace magazine, the anime of Gundam Unicorn will be released this winter.

Staff
Director: Furuhashi Kazuhiro ("Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen", "Zipang")
Scenario: Mutou Yasuyuki ("Afro Samurai", "Sengoku Basara")
Character Designer: Takahashi Kumiko ("Ouran High School Host Club", "Cardcaptor Sakura")
Mecha Designers:
Katoki Hajime ("Mobile Suit Gundam Wing")
Sayama Yoshinori ("Knights of Ramune & 40 Fire")
Ishigaki Junya ("Macross Zero")
Genba Nobuhiko ("Persona -trinity soul-")

Sources:
Scan 1 (Staff)
Scan 2 (Character and MS design)

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News Update
According to Gundam Ace magazine, the anime of Gundam Unicorn will be released this winter.

Staff
Director: Furuhashi Kazuhiro ("Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen", "Zipang")
Scenario: Mutou Yasuyuki ("Sengoku Basara")
Character Designer: Takahashi Kumiko ("Ouran High School Host Club", "Cardcaptor Sakura")
Mecha Designers:
Katoki Hajime ("Mobile Suit Gundam Wing")
Sayama Yoshinori ("Knights of Ramune & 40 Fire")
Ishigaki Junya ("Macross Zero")
Genba Nobuhiko ("Persona -trinity soul-")


That's like the best possible crew for making a Gundam movie!!!^^

Sunrise is definitely good at selecting staff and crew. Way to go!!!^^

Jun 21, 2009 5:34 PM by Kira01

I've been waiting on for a return to the UC timeline for quite sometime now. Perfect timing as well, the 30th ann. is this year. I just hope Tominio decides to get behind the directors chair for this one. That would be epic.

Jun 21, 2009 4:32 PM by Sage_Shelton

If it's a movie is it gonna be a series of movies or just one cause i wanna watch it but i want to know if theres gonna be more then one cause i love gundam but never finish a series besides 00.

I hope for the world wide release to go through cause i don't wanna watch online.

Jun 20, 2009 2:09 PM by AnimeGear

dtshyk said:
Director: Furuhashi Kazuhiro ("Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen", "Zipang")

Please let Unicorn have a huge budget so that epic fight direction is imminent.

Apr 22, 2009 4:36 AM by Absolutely_Steve

News Update
According to Gundam Ace magazine, the anime of Gundam Unicorn will be released this winter.

Staff
Director: Furuhashi Kazuhiro ("Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen", "Zipang")
Scenario: Mutou Yasuyuki ("Afro Samurai", "Sengoku Basara")
Character Designer: Takahashi Kumiko ("Ouran High School Host Club", "Cardcaptor Sakura")
Mecha Designers:
Katoki Hajime ("Mobile Suit Gundam Wing")
Sayama Yoshinori ("Knights of Ramune & 40 Fire")
Ishigaki Junya ("Macross Zero")
Genba Nobuhiko ("Persona -trinity soul-")

Sources:
Scan 1 (Staff)
Scan 2 (Character and MS design)

I guess Gundam UC movie will be premiered in December in Japan. The previous announcement in Italy meant the worldwide release.

Apr 22, 2009 2:03 AM by dtshyk

freakin awesome ~

Apr 21, 2009 2:07 AM by kurotsuki

News Update
According to the cove note of Gundam Unicorn novel, the anime will be released in the winter of 2009.

Source: Scan of the cover note

It contradicts the previous announcement in Italy.
Interpretations:
1. There are both TV series and movie.
2. 2009 means fiscal year 2009 (till Mar 2010).
3. a change in the schedule
4. released this year in Japan followed by the worldwide release next year

Apr 21, 2009 2:03 AM by dtshyk

llxwarbirdxll said:
Fai said:
llxwarbirdxll said:
TAKE THAT, SEEDFAGS! ekekekekekekekekekekekek

well, thats true for sure :P

It s0x to be seedfag, since their famed LOLMOVIE is already burried somewhere deep enough to not be found again.

Now only one better thing than that would be if Bandai somehow declared LOLSEED and LOLSEEDDestiny as non-canon, non-gundam series.
Maybe have it renamed to Huckebein SEED?


I see what you did there.

Apr 9, 2009 5:10 AM by Kraker2k

Fai said:
llxwarbirdxll said:
TAKE THAT, SEEDFAGS! ekekekekekekekekekekekek

well, thats true for sure :P

It s0x to be seedfag, since their famed LOLMOVIE is already burried somewhere deep enough to not be found again.

Now only one better thing than that would be if Bandai somehow declared LOLSEED and LOLSEEDDestiny as non-canon, non-gundam series.
Maybe have it renamed to Huckebein SEED?

Apr 8, 2009 10:14 PM by llxwarbirdxll

DeltaPlus said:

Sure is butthurt around here. Anyways good to see Gundam go back to the right direction after the joke that was Gundam 00 S2.


And just to be clear, Fai has not even read any of the novels, since it has not been translated in English. He hates it because Unicorn doesn't have bishonen homosexual androids.


And here comes our favorite troll...

You know, I wonder which one of us was sooo butthurt over something that he kept trolling each episode thread of certain series.

Let's see on what kinds of amusement that certain person will bring this time. :)

llxwarbirdxll said:
TAKE THAT, SEEDFAGS! ekekekekekekekekekekekek

well, thats true for sure :P

It s0x to be seedfag, since their famed LOLMOVIE is already burried somewhere deep enough to not be found again. May the horrors, that lie in that thing, be never found.

Now only one better thing than that would be if Bandai somehow declared LOLSEED and LOLSEEDDestiny as non-canon, non-gundam series.

Apr 8, 2009 10:10 PM by Fai

TAKE THAT, SEEDFAGS! ekekekekekekekekekekekek

Apr 8, 2009 9:52 PM by llxwarbirdxll

DeltaPlus said:
Fai said:
O great, Gundam Unicorn.

Thats that fanfiction novel riight?

I wish Tomino would have stayed true to his word of "having nothing to do with Gundam" anymore.

UC is finished story, with the greatest closure there can be. Finished. Big dot there.

Will pass this.

Definitely UC has left too good taste for me , for it to be tarnished the animated fanfiction novel.


Sure is butthurt around here. Anyways good to see Gundam go back to the right direction after the joke that was Gundam 00 S2.


And just to be clear, Fai has not even read any of the novels, since it has not been translated in English. He hates it because Unicorn doesn't have bishonen homosexual androids.


Total agree with the 00 stuff (both seasons = failure IMO)

As for Unicorn, maybe he can read it RAW? or in Chinese? I read up to volume 6 in Chinese ^_^

Apr 8, 2009 9:42 PM by KaminaKai

Fai said:
O great, Gundam Unicorn.

Thats that fanfiction novel riight?

I wish Tomino would have stayed true to his word of "having nothing to do with Gundam" anymore.

UC is finished story, with the greatest closure there can be. Finished. Big dot there.

Will pass this.

Definitely UC has left too good taste for me , for it to be tarnished the animated fanfiction novel.


Sure is butthurt around here. Anyways good to see Gundam go back to the right direction after the joke that was Gundam 00 S2.


And just to be clear, Fai has not even read any of the novels, since it has not been translated in English. He hates it because Unicorn doesn't have bishonen homosexual androids.

Apr 8, 2009 5:00 PM by TechnicsMKII

So you're saying Unicorn is not as DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP as other tomino stuff ? eh , oh well.
Sazabi & Nu teh sex ? ┐( ¯3¯)┌

Apr 8, 2009 3:02 PM by kurotsuki

kurotsuki said:

Don't even see what's flashy about the mecha designs. Unicorn is about as flashy as Nu Gundam , and Shinaju as Sazabi..


well here you are confusing stuff :E

Unicorn is "flashy" as in the sense that its an eyecandy design-wise. There's literally nothing that "connects" me to the designs, apart of them being pretty.

Unicorn is basically just that. A fanservice for UC mecha fans, with VERY light and "meh" plotline.


If Tomino would direct a new UC movie - thats alright. Base it on that upcomming game or something. Or let him create new storyline - If The Man agreed to even be a part of project , he would agree to create a story for it alright . Heck I would LOVE to see some epic side stories fitting into UC storyline or something new there


But its all clear in the current situation - Tomino is just a "name" in project.
A bait. To buy buy buy the movie, "novel" and the model kits again and again.


Yes I will surely watch that movie for stuff blowing up. But I do not expect the quality of Zeta or Turn A. I will be happy if it beats ZZ.


Sazabi? Nu Gundam? That's not "flashy", thats the embodiment of teh sex itself :E

Apr 8, 2009 1:02 PM by Fai

Fai said:

It will be a "good movie" for those who want to see big mecha blowing up stuff in shiny hd, but it won't be a good movie for those who loved UC. Not because of mecha, but because of ideas, the heart, the spirit, the style, everything.

I loved the UC to death , and Im furiously salivating at the idea of Unicorn into movie.
I Know of Unicorn only what I read people say about it , so I don't know about a story substance , where are you getting that from ? I mean , have you actually read the novel ? or just hatin' on Full Frontal and the Bust mode of the Unicorn ? I'm assuming you did right , because otherwise that would be baseless bashing.
Don't even see what's flashy about the mecha designs. Unicorn is about as flashy as Nu Gundam , and Shinaju as Sazabi.
Really , I don't see what you are on about , but oh well.

All this doesn't really matter either way , but please, just don't claiming you know what's good for ALL UC fans or whatnot because that wouldn't be true.

Apr 8, 2009 10:45 AM by kurotsuki

Kraker2k said:
You, my good sir, are a text book case of 'judging a book by its cover'. :)


Well, In this case only the cover looks great(mecha designs) :P

I have nothing against the mecha designs - they ARE great.

However the plot, well, Ill stop at that, however I will stay by my own opinion UC is worth more than flashy mechas with no story substance with occasional revival of Char. Even that one where they had the clone of Char was more enjoyable than this.


It will be a "good movie" for those who want to see big mecha blowing up stuff in shiny hd, but it won't be a good movie for those who loved UC. Not because of mecha, but because of ideas, the heart, the spirit, the style, everything.

Apr 8, 2009 10:12 AM by Fai

Fai said:
Kraker2k said:


Its not fanfiction. Its produced officially as a side-story and published in the Gundam Ace magazine and has mecha designs by famed Gundam designer Katoki Hajime.

And who cares if you pass on this, that's one less troll watching this.


Its still a "fanfiction" level work worth something only because of mecha designs.

And thank you, o great one, but I feel that i am not yet worthy of such title, since I did not know that expressing your own opinion=trolling. :)


Fanfiction is a piece of work made by a fan who doesn't aim to make any money from it and does not have permission from the original creator to make such a work, Unicorn is clearly a franchise in which they sell novels, books and Gundam Models kits, and now there's going to be a movie, all of which to make money off from. All of which is distributed and handled by Sunrise, who are the legal owners of the Gundam franchise.

I call you a troll because you talk shit, you don't even know how to differentiate fanfiction from a franchise.

You're opinion is worthless as you probably have never read the novels.

You, my good sir, are a text book case of 'judging a book by its cover'. :)

Apr 8, 2009 8:44 AM by Kraker2k

Kraker2k said:


Its not fanfiction. Its produced officially as a side-story and published in the Gundam Ace magazine and has mecha designs by famed Gundam designer Katoki Hajime.

And who cares if you pass on this, that's one less troll watching this.


Its still a "fanfiction" level work worth something only because of mecha designs.

And thank you, o great one, but I feel that i am not yet worthy of such title, since I did not know that expressing your own opinion=trolling. :)

Apr 8, 2009 7:58 AM by Fai

Fai said:
O great, Gundam Unicorn.

Thats that fanfiction novel riight?

I wish Tomino would have stayed true to his word of "having nothing to do with Gundam" anymore.

UC is finished story, with the greatest closure there can be. Finished. Big dot there.

Will pass this.

Definitely UC has left too good taste for me , for it to be tarnished the animated fanfiction novel.


Its not fanfiction. Its produced officially as a side-story and published in the Gundam Ace magazine and has mecha designs by famed Gundam designer Katoki Hajime.

And who cares if you pass on this, that's one less troll watching this.

Apr 8, 2009 7:34 AM by Kraker2k

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