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Bandai Plans Worldwide Release of Gundam Unicorn

by dtshyk
Apr 27, 2009 4:04 AM | 48 Comments
According to the press release of Sunrise, the new anime "Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn" will be released online simultaneously in multiple languages. This statement probably refers to the previous announcement by Bandai Namco HD about the worldwide streaming of a new Gundam series in ten languages including English, German, and French. The type of Gundam Unicorn has not been officially announced yet. Judging from Fukui Harutoshi's comment "the continuity of episode 1..." published in Gundam Ace, there will be more than one episode.

Source: Anime!Anime!

Staff of Gundam Unicorn
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-")

Gundam Unicorn official website

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ukonkivi said:
For those of you who are worried about it's manliness, and need it to be manly to satisfy your tastes, don't think of it as a Unicorn Gundam, think of it as a Gundam with a giant penis on it's forehead.
Oh, that certainly helps. Thank you.

Apr 29, 2009 6:23 AM by Bakayaro

I hope more anime companies distribute this way. If they have a download option it would be great if it was DRM-free. Hopefully the anime will be good, I haven't heard much at all about it.

Apr 29, 2009 1:20 AM by ender650

Protoculture said:
well its gonna be interesting to see the comparison of fansub v official sub

im betting on fan sub being better quality lol and better choice of words

That of course depends on who subs it.

Apr 29, 2009 12:59 AM by simo000

Loran said:
I'm kinda thinking of buyng the MG of Unicorn. It's really nice and well made.
Same here, but I don't have the cash. Plus, the Ball interests me more.

Apr 28, 2009 6:57 AM by llxwarbirdxll

ukonkivi said:
For those of you who are worried about it's manliness, and need it to be manly to satisfy your tastes, don't think of it as a Unicorn Gundam, think of it as a Gundam with a giant penis on it's forehead.


THINK OF IT AS A GUNDAM THAT GOT RAPED BUT A UNICORN

Apr 28, 2009 6:41 AM by Legend

For those of you who are worried about it's manliness, and need it to be manly to satisfy your tastes, don't think of it as a Unicorn Gundam, think of it as a Gundam with a giant penis on it's forehead.

Apr 28, 2009 6:35 AM by ukonkivi

I'm kinda thinking of buyng the MG of Unicorn. It's really nice and well made.

Apr 28, 2009 1:29 AM by Loran

That unicorn gundam design is awesome!

Apr 27, 2009 9:52 PM by kenny35

Protoculture said:
well its gonna be interesting to see the comparison of fansub v official sub

im betting on fan sub being better quality lol and better choice of words
As long as you're not the one making the subs, sure.

Apr 27, 2009 9:48 PM by llxwarbirdxll

Aeiou said:
The novels have been out for over 2 years so no, it won't be gundams dessed up as maids flying around casting spells.

:<

Apr 27, 2009 8:09 PM by ukonkivi

Oh, I though we were talking about a unicorn that looked like a gundam...misleading title damn...

Apr 27, 2009 7:57 PM by iTom

Sounds awesome!!!

I like the staff...

Director: Furuhashi Kazuhiro ("Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen")
Scenario: Mutou Yasuyuki (""Sengoku Basara")
Character Designer: Takahashi Kumiko ("Cardcaptor Sakura")
Mecha Designers:
Katoki Hajime ("Mobile Suit Gundam Wing")
Ishigaki Junya ("Macross Zero")
Genba Nobuhiko ("Persona -trinity soul-")


Just the look of the Sinanju places the anime on the high expectations' list:

Apr 27, 2009 6:58 PM by Kira01

well its gonna be interesting to see the comparison of fansub v official sub

im betting on fan sub being better quality lol and better choice of words

Apr 27, 2009 6:24 PM by Corpse69

Rail_Man said:
looks pawesome. Hope this is better than Gundam 00. When is it gonna air?

This winter.

Apr 27, 2009 6:10 PM by dtshyk

I have to admit that the robot design is marvelous. However, I'm still having issues with the "unicorn" name.

Apr 27, 2009 6:02 PM by yatsuslave

magentaanbu said:
lawl unicorn :D


Isn't it obvious that the gundams are going to Candy Mountain?

Apr 27, 2009 5:55 PM by BadLuckTuck

looks pawesome. Hope this is better than Gundam 00. When is it gonna air?

Apr 27, 2009 5:52 PM by Rail_Man

Also, for people making fun of the title. It's refering to the Gundam's single v-fin.



Takuya-kun said:
KayChan4U said:
Witch Hunter Robin had really good character design...but the name is scaring me<< Unicorn? I don't know what significants that will have for it..surely they could have come up with a better name than that...


a reference probably to amuro as white unicorn
Amuro's not even in this.

Apr 27, 2009 5:14 PM by llxwarbirdxll

The cast for this series looks promising. However, I do have second thoughts about it. The name "unicorn" sounds a little bit ridiculous. Can they come up with a better name than that?

Apr 27, 2009 5:04 PM by yatsuslave

I love Gundam but I'm not too excited. I'm happy with the older UC Gundams. Generally, Gundam Wing's still the best.

Apr 27, 2009 4:09 PM by TerrorH3ctor