A press conference for Mobile Suit Gundam
franchise held on Wednesday has announced its 40th anniversary project. Titled Beyond
, the project includes: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
TV broadcast, new Gundam Build
series work, SD Gundam World Sangoku Souketsuden
, Gundam G no Reconguista
recap movie, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Senkou no Hathaway
movie trilogy. The project's theme song is "THE BEYOND" by Sugizo, who is part of LUNA SEA
and X Japan
. Four different visuals for the project have also revealed, collaborating different characters of the franchise.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
, which was released as an ONA series between 2015 to 2018, will be broadcast on TV as a 13-episode series. It will premiere next April via NHK G. Luna Sea will perform opening theme song, while Sugizo will be performing ending theme song.
A new work for the Gundam Build
series is in production. More information including the format will be announced at a later time.
Commemorating 30th anniversary of SD Gundam
series, a new work titled SD Gundam World Sangoku Souketsuden
is in production.
A recap movie of Gundam G no Reconguista
, with new scenes added, will premiere on Japanese theater next year.
A 3-part movie adaptation of the Kidou Senshi Gundam: Senkou no Hathaway
novel, which was written by Yoshiyuki Tomino
between February 1989 to May 1990, has officially announced. It is part of the UC NexT 0100 project, which was announced
this April with Mobile Suit Gundam NT
, which will be premiered in November 30.
The project also includes stage adaptation and concerts of Gundam 00
series. Titled Hakai ni Yoru Saisei - Re:Build
, the stage will be held between February 15 to 24 of next year. Two concerts have been decided so far: Film concert will be held next summer, while music concert will be held next fall.
Gundam Factory Yokohama, a part of Gundam Global Challenge, is also planned for 2020. A project of adding movement to the huge robot that displays in Odaiba will be held in Yokohama.
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
in 1991, Victory
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
in 2015, Twilight AXIS
in 2017, and Divers
which aired this spring.
40th Anniversary Project official site: http://gundam40th.net/
Source: Comic Natalie
Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash
, Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash 2
, Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash 3
, SD Gundam World: Sangoku Souketsuden
and Gundam: G no Reconguista Movie