Anime Spotlight: Mobile Suit Gundam AGE

by Justin Sevakis, Sep 19th 2011

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Introduction

Faced with a mysterious Unknown Enemy that boasts overwhelming strength, a new Gundam arises, evolving itself through battle. Now the curtain rises on an epic Gundam saga spanning 100 years and three generations.

Story

Hundreds of years have passed during the space age that began with the settlement of the space colonies. The wars that were once fought for control of the Earth Sphere had ended, and it seemed that an era of peace had arrived. But this fleeting peace has now collapsed.

A.G. (Advanced Generation) 101
The space colony Angel is attacked and destroyed by a mysterious "UE (Unknown Enemy)" that suddenly appears. This disaster, which produces many casualties, is later known as "The Day Angel Fell." The UE will continue to threaten the people of the Earth Sphere for many years to come.

A.G. 108
As the fighting with the UE continues, the previously peaceful space colony Orvan also comes under attack. A seven-year-old boy named Flit Asuno, who has been living here, loses his mother when she is caught in the crossfire. But as she dies, his mother entrusts him with the AGE Device, a memory unit that has been handed down through generations of their family. It contains plans for the legendary Mobile Suit Gundam, which was once called a savior. Following his mother's wishes, Flit decides to build the Gundam.

A.G. 115
Now 14 years old, Flit has been taken in by the Federation Forces' Arinston base at the space colony Nora. For seven years, he has continued his research with the help of the base's engineers, and the Gundam is finally complete. Installed in the Gundam is the revolutionary AGE System, which makes it capable of self-evolution. But the day he has been dreading has finally come... The evil hand of the UE has reached the peaceful colony Nora. And now Flit must fight, using the Gundam of his own creation. Will Flit be able to overcome the UE, the dreaded enemy which has remained completely undefeated for 14 years...?

AGE System
The Asuno family has studied the mysteries of biological evolution and converted them to numerical form. To this, Flit has added his own concept of self-development. Acquiring data through battle, the system undergoes a unique evolution. Because it develops along with its pilot, only one registered pilot can use this system. Currently, the Gundam in which the system is installed is used only by the main character Flit. The AGE Device, the bloodline of the Asuno family, serves as a key to activate the Gundam. Thus the Gundam is a combination of the AGE System, Flit, and the machine itself.

AGE Device
This memory unit, which has been handed down through generations of the Asuno family, contains data such as the plans for the Gundam and the basic principles of the AGE System. This data combines the Asuno family's unique research with technological records that have been accumulated since the distant past, and this superb legacy is like a book of secrets handed down from parent to child.

Characters & Mecha

Flit Asuno
VA: TBA
Age 14. Despite his youth, he has developed the Gundam and the AGE System, based on the data within the AGE Device entrusted to him by his mother.
Asemu Asuno
VA: TBA
Age 16. Flit's son.
Kio Asuno
VA: TBA
Age 13. Asemu's son.
Emily Amonde
VA: TBA
Age 14. The first friend that Flit made after he lost his mother and came to Nora at the age of seven.

Grodek Ainoa
VA: TBA
A Commander in the Earth Federation Forces. He is the captain of a space warship.

Millais Alloy
VA: TBA
A Lieutenant Junior Grade in the Earth Federation Forces. She supervises the shipboard systems of a space warship.
Vargas Dyson
VA: TBA
Age 55. Emily's grandfather. As a technical officer with the Arinston base's maintenance division, he is effectively Flit's superior. But, charmed by Flit's talent and personality, he has always treated him like a friend despite the difference in their ages.
Dique Gunhale
VA: TBA
Age 14. A classmate of Flit and Emily. Although he respects Flit for his relationship with the military, he is also jealous of him, and harbors a sense of rivalry with Flit.

Largan Drace
VA: TBA
Age 28. A Lieutenant Junior Grade in the Federation Forces. He commands the Largan Team of the Arinston base garrison, and pilots a mobile suit.

Woolf Enneacle
VA: TBA
Age 23. A Lieutenant Junior Grade in the Federation Forces. He is an ace pilot known within the military as "the White Wolf" for his animalistic talent when it comes to mobile suit piloting skills. He prefers white colors for the mobile suits he pilots.
GUNDAM AGE-1 NORMAL
A mighty mobile suit that bears the name of the legendary savior "Gundam." Flit developed it based on data stored within the AGE Device which has been handed down through generations of the Asuno family. It is the only thing that can resist the UE (Unknown Enemy).
GUNDAM AGE-1 TITUS
A new form of the Gundam AGE-1 which was proposed by the AGE System. It uses its overwhelming power to crush the enemy.
GUNDAM AGE-1 SPALLOW
A new form of the Gundam AGE-1 which was proposed by the AGE System. It runs rings around the enemy with its ninja-like agility.
GENOACE
A mass production mobile suit of the Earth Federation Forces. It was deployed when the Earth Federation Forces were organized in response to the appearance of the UE. There are also many personal custom types for individual pilots.
GENOACE CUSTOM
A Genoace that has been customized exclusively for Woolf, who is nicknamed "the White Wolf." It is painted entirely in his white personal colors.

Cast

Flit Asuno
TBA
Asemu Asuno
TBA
Kio Asuno
TBA
Emily Amonde
TBA
Grodek Ainoa
TBA
Millais Alloy
TBA
Vargas Dyson
TBA
Dique Gunhale
TBA
Largan Drace
TBA
Woolf Enneacle
TBA

Staff

Planning
SUNRISE
Original Creator
Hajime Yatate
Yoshiyuki Tomino
Director
Susumu Yamaguchi
Story/Series Composition
Akihiro Hino
Original Character Design
Takuzō Nagano
Character Design
Michinori Chiba
Mechanical Design
Kanetake Ebikawa
Junya Ishigaki
Kenji Teraoka
Planning Assistance
LEVEL 5
Production Cooperation
SOTSU
ADK
Production
SUNRISE
MBS

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