News Gundam MS Movie Files Get DVD/UMD Release
posted on 2009-07-24 09:40 EDT
The official Japanese Gundam website has announced on Thursday that the Gundam MS Movie Files (Gundam MS Dōga Zukan) video profiles will get DVD and UMD releases. The website has been posting approximately 30 to 80 seconds of video (viewable from Japanese Internet addresses only) about each of the various robotic mecha in Gundam — about 400 mobile suits in all. The videos, which are narrated by Nobuyuki Hiyama (Gundam: The 08th MS Team's Shiro Amada, Gundam Seed's Muruta Azrael), are compiled from footage in the various television series, video projects, and theatrical films in the franchise.
Bandai Visual will start shipping the seven monthly DVD/UMD releases on October 27; the distributor aims to produce 200,000 copies overall. The discs will feature the files and mecha database information, divided by timelines and eras, in an interactive menu.
The Mobile Suit Gundam robot anime franchise celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Source: Walker Plus
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