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Gundam on Toonami PR

posted on 2001-06-20 16:44 EDT
Cartoon Network has sent out an official press release announcing the dates for Mobile Suit Gundam and 08th MS Team . Both shows premiere on July 23rd at 5pm and 12am (midnight) respectively.

Excerpts from Press release:

Mobile Suit Gundam and 08th MS Team Join Cartoon Network's
Toonami Line-up in July


    Cartoon Network will add two new series to the Toonami programming block in July. Mobile Suit Gundam will premiere at 5 p.m. (ET, PT) during the afternoon action-adventure block on July 23 and later that night, 08th MS Team will premiere at 12 midnight (ET, PT), July 24, during Toonami Midnight Run.

    Mobile Suit Gundam takes place in the year Universal Century 0079 while the Earth Federation and its space colonies are engaged in an apocalyptic war. The rebellious Principality of Zeon, using humanoid fighting machines called mobile suits, has all but vanquished the Federation. Now the Federation's last hope is the prototype mobile, mechanized battle-armor Gundam. When a twist of fate makes young civilian Amuro Ray the Gundam's pilot - his own battle begins – a struggle not only for the Federation's survival, but for his own.

    08th MS Team (October U.C. 0079 – January U.C. 0080) – Federation Lt. Shiro Amada is transferred from the Space Unit to the Ground Unit, where he ends up leading The 08th MS Team, a troubled group full of misfits and rogues. The Zeon Secret Weapon Development Unit has a base close to The 08th MS Team's station. Aina Saharin, a female pilot, is the test pilot of this threatening secret. She and Shiro have met before, when they were both adrift alone in space.

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