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Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season Debuts on U.S. TV

posted on 2009-06-29 11:15 EDT
First two episodes premieres at 11:00 p.m. EDT on Sci Fi

The American television network Sci Fi will premiere Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season at 11:00 p.m. EDT on Monday. Gundam 00 Second Season is the continuation of the newest television anime in Sunrise's Gundam science-fiction franchise. Both seasons are set in a new timeline — based on our own real-world A.D. history — in which mankind has splintered into three major factions. A group known as the Celestial Being aims to eradicate war with giant robotic mecha known as Gundams and their Gundam Meister pilots.

The first Mobile Suit Gundam 00 season premiered on Sci Fi and Manga Entertainment's Ani-Monday block last November. (Sci Fi will be rebranding itself as Syfy next month.) Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season premiered in Japan last October, and the Japanese run just ended on March 29 with an announcement of a new theatrical film. Bandai Entertainment has been streaming the entire first season on the YouTube video website, while Bandai Channel has been streaming the same episodes on the Crunchyroll website.

Fullmetal Alchemist's Seiji Mizushima directed both seasons, and Honey and Clover's Yousuke Kuroda oversaw the scripts. Yun Kouga. Loveless and Earthian manga creator Yun Kouga is designing the original characters, which Basilisk's Michinori Chiba adapted for animation.

Image © Sotsu, Sunrise, MBS


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