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'Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin' Announces Fourth OVA and Battle of Loum Production

by arsonal
May 21, 2016 9:15 AM | 28 Comments
Producers of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin OVA series announced on Saturday that the fourth and final episode of the Char Aznable and Sayla Mass story arc will open in theaters in the fall of 2016.

A teaser visual (pictured) for the fourth installment, titled "Unmei no Zenya" ("Fateful Eve"), was revealed at the premiere screening of the third episode. It features Char and his red mobile suit and series character Lalah Sune.

A pair of trailers also introduced the fourth OVA episode and a new production which will adapt the story arc depicting the Battle of Loum. The battle is a major event during the One Year War between the Principality of Zeon and the Earth Federation which marked the first time mobile suits showed their true potential in combat.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin is produced by animation studio Sunrise and adapts the manga series by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. The third OVA installment, "Akatsuki no Houki" ("Dawn of Rebellion"), is screening in 15 theaters through June 3.

Source: Comic Natalie

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yess, was waiting for this to finish airing so I can binge watch this!

super excited!!!

May 23, 2016 10:15 AM by 5shin

BenkeiSpirit said:
Nice, can't wait. Lalah looks good in the key visual picture. <3

inb4 Lalah was always a qt anyway

May 22, 2016 6:17 PM by Kyoukek

Rei366 said:
skitzo said:

damn, some pirate should share it to the internet then, i got no money so i will probably just wait for the scanlation or pirate of it

Scanlation implies translation: no place for it when it's done.
pirate copy ? Who would dare use a cutter on twelve 25$ beautiful hardcover books with their full painted pages? XD (I don't see that happening soon, those manga are precious *_*)

But yes, I understand it is very expensive
I didn't buy any other manga during the 6months I collected them). I hope you get to read the full manga, it is really a great story in its ultimate version.


im hopeful some pirate will eventually share it lol just like what happened with the viz manga of Dragonball that is shared for free on the internet now

and ye thanks i really like to read this

May 22, 2016 2:23 PM by j0x

skitzo said:

damn, some pirate should share it to the internet then, i got no money so i will probably just wait for the scanlation or pirate of it

Scanlation implies translation: no place for it when it's done.
pirate copy ? Who would dare use a cutter on twelve 25$ beautiful hardcover books with their full painted pages? XD (I don't see that happening soon, those manga are precious *_*)

But yes, I understand it is very expensive
I didn't buy any other manga during the 6months I collected them). I hope you get to read the full manga, it is really a great story in its ultimate version.

May 22, 2016 2:18 PM by Rei366

Rei366 said:
@skitzo Kind of strange to state that, when the manga official publication in english based on the aizoban/deluxe japanese edition is done since last december. ^^"
Check Vertical editions website. (I had to buy from them because the french edition never reached the last volumes)


damn, some pirate should share it to the internet then, i got no money so i will probably just wait for the scanlation or pirate of it

May 22, 2016 2:07 PM by j0x

@skitzo Kind of strange to state that, when the manga official publication in english based on the aizoban/deluxe japanese edition is done since last december. ^^"
Check Vertical editions website. (I had to buy from them because the french edition never reached the last volumes)

May 22, 2016 1:59 PM by Rei366

Rei366 said:
@skitzo Yes. And it is not a prequel of Gundam 0079 as seen through the movies or TV versions. It is a prequel to the remade story of 0079 as it has been told in the manga "The Origin".


ah ok, i really would like to read the manga but only 26 chapters of scanlations are out so far

May 22, 2016 1:37 PM by j0x

Puspitasari said:
Ahoy_NATO said:
I mean, The Origin isn't a continuation, it's a remake of the original in movie format. Which I feel is almost necessary when the original is like 30 years old or something.


Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin is not remake but prequel of Gundam 0079
Set several years before One Year War
We can see the prototype mobile suit unit zeonic corporation make which later turn become Zaku unit in Gundam 0079 or the reason why casval change his name to "Char Aznable"

The synopsis already say about that, Did you ever bother to read the synopsis before comment ???
Or did you ever watch any gundam in your life ???
I mistyped and where I wrote "the original" I meant "the origin", which is what the manga is called! My bad! And I meant it's necessary to tell the old story of "The Origin" because the original is 30 years old and I think that the old Gundam stories have been much better than the newer.

May 22, 2016 12:50 PM by Ahoy_NATO

@skitzo Yes. And it is not a prequel of Gundam 0079 as seen through the movies or TV versions. It is a prequel to the remade story of 0079 as it has been told in the manga "The Origin".

May 22, 2016 3:07 AM by Rei366

Ckan said:
However, the anime is only adapting the all-new prequel parts. (at least so far as has been announced)


is the 2017 arc called Battle of Loum just part of the prequel still?

May 22, 2016 2:30 AM by j0x

Puspitasari said:
Ahoy_NATO said:
I mean, The Origin isn't a continuation, it's a remake of the original in movie format. Which I feel is almost necessary when the original is like 30 years old or something.


Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin is not remake but prequel of Gundam 0079
Set several years before One Year War
We can see the prototype mobile suit unit zeonic corporation make which later turn become Zaku unit in Gundam 0079 or the reason why casval change his name to "Char Aznable"

The synopsis already say about that, Did you ever bother to read the synopsis before comment ???
Or did you ever watch any gundam in your life ???

To be precise, the manga is an adaptation/remake. However, the anime is only adapting the all-new prequel parts. (at least so far as has been announced)

May 22, 2016 2:20 AM by Ckan

im glad they gonna adapt the rest of the story, i thought it will end in just 4 episodes

so can MAL update the episode count on Gundam The Origin database entry?

May 22, 2016 2:07 AM by j0x

Ahoy_NATO said:
moodie said:
choo choo all abord the milk train

no srsly is gundam ever going to stop
I mean, The Origin isn't a continuation, it's a remake of the original in movie format. Which I feel is almost necessary when the original is like 30 years old or something.


Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin is not remake but prequel of Gundam 0079
Set several years before One Year War
We can see the prototype mobile suit unit zeonic corporation make which later turn become Zaku unit in Gundam 0079 or the reason why casval change his name to "Char Aznable"

The synopsis already say about that, Did you ever bother to read the synopsis before comment ???
Or did you ever watch any gundam in your life ???

May 21, 2016 11:03 PM by Shunaria

So that MS-05 Zaku I first appear in Gundam MSV-R
Glad is finally get fully animated
Not counting is piloted by Captain Quattro Bajeena Char himself
Maybe i can hope the 4th movie also showing the long rumored C-Type Zaku with nuclear weapon

May 21, 2016 10:37 PM by Shunaria

More Char Ova is always welcome Xp

May 21, 2016 9:32 PM by SeraNoona

moodie said:
choo choo all abord the milk train

no srsly is gundam ever going to stop
4 ovas were announced at the beginning do some research if you try to bait someone

May 21, 2016 7:18 PM by Maor

More Gundam Hype is a huge welcome with new set of Origin films and season 2 of IBO the Hype train is far from done :)

May 21, 2016 4:31 PM by lord23

Ahoy_NATO said:
moodie said:
choo choo all abord the milk train

no srsly is gundam ever going to stop
I mean, The Origin isn't a continuation, it's a remake of the original in movie format. Which I feel is almost necessary when the original is like 30 years old or something.
Origin isn't a remake of 0079.

As for the fourth OVA, I'll probably watch through Origin once the fourth one is out, so I won't have to wait for it.

May 21, 2016 3:18 PM by LancimusPrime

Keep your baiting + Unrelated discussion off the topic please.

May 21, 2016 12:26 PM by Tyrel

I wasn't a fan of Gundam at first, i only watched 00 and it was long ago. Iron Blooded Orphans made me change my mind bc it was really good. So i tried all the last ones, Thunderbolt, Unicorn, and i wasn't disappointed at all on the contrary. They were quite something, especially Thunderbolt which had such amazing visual and intense plot. Now it's Origin's turn :D

May 21, 2016 12:25 PM by vnusia

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