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New Mobile Suit Project 'Gundam Narrative' Announced

by tsubasalover
Apr 20, 4:02 AM | 36 Comments
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.

Staff
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

20 of 36 Comments Recent Comments

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)

May 9, 10:24 AM by Rei366

I'm hyped for the final episode of gundam: the origin

May 2, 8:36 AM by Katholic


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Apr 21, 9:37 PM by Cypress-

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.


SaltyShoebill said:
nvm Gundam needs to die though

Or a total reboot would be good enough for me.

Apr 21, 9:05 PM by TheServant

TheServant said:

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

Apr 21, 2:58 PM by Brobot

Gundam Unicorn ending was enough, but they milking UC Gundam again

nvm Gundam needs to die though

Apr 21, 10:21 AM by SaltyShoebill

QuattroVaginas said:
hazecloud said:

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



Ahh it's in the future. Thank you.

Apr 20, 9:32 PM by hazecloud

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).


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.

Apr 20, 7:46 PM by TheServant

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

Apr 20, 6:23 PM by katsu044

looks good

hope they do more to tie in Zeta and ZZ characters, but they wont

Apr 20, 5:17 PM by KingKatsura

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

Apr 20, 3:48 PM by Brobot

Its great that they are expanding and focusing on the UC timeline now.

Apr 20, 1:13 PM by RapidShadow

now this is what im really gonna watch

Apr 20, 12:50 PM by deg

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.

Apr 20, 12:30 PM by QuattroVaginas


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

Apr 20, 12:16 PM by hazecloud

@Rei366 If you haven't seen it:

Apr 20, 10:14 AM by QuattroVaginas

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.

Apr 20, 10:10 AM by CodeBlazeFate

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.


@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...

PPS: 2025, MOON Gundam !

Apr 20, 10:06 AM by Rei366

More late UC the better, i would be happy if Sunrise actually makes prequel of Turn A Gundam.

Apr 20, 9:23 AM by Gridley

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.

Apr 20, 8:58 AM by ShadowHedgehog

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