Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn) at PlayStation® Store and "The Store"

May 12th 2010
Record Breaking “Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn) now available at PlayStation®Store and Bandai Entertainment's “THE STORE”

Tokyo, Japan, May 12, 2010 - Bandai Channel Co., Ltd. has announced that the newest animation work, “Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn)”, is now available at the PlayStation®Store in the US, following the smash hit release at its store in Japan on February 20, 2010. It is offered in two formats: High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD). HD allows audiences to enjoy the show with TrueHD 5.1ch audio in your home theater. If you bought the SD version, you can transfer the video to the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system for users that are always on the go anytime and anywhere. This is a show that fans admire for its high quality, and Bandai Channel strongly recommends its American fans to watch the show in HD if possible.

Gundam UC” is based on Japan's most successful franchiseMobile Suit Gundam” – it has gathered much attention with its simultaneous Blu-ray Disc releases in March in North America, Europe and Asia. In Japan, the release instantly became a #1 smash hit on the Anime Blu-ray charts. According to the Oricon survey firm, within a week from its street date, the Blu-ray sales of “Gundam UC” Volume 1 exceeded 56,000 discs and has become the most sold anime Blu-ray. The record still stands as of today.

In North America, "Gundam UC" on Blu-ray was sold exclusively at amazon.com until today, and is now available at both amazon.com and Bandai Entertainment's "THE STORE" (http://store.bandai-ent.com). THE STORE is an online e-commerce store operated by Bandai Entertainment. The Blu-ray includes Episode 1 with Japanese and English TrueHD 5.1 and Japanese and English Dolby Digital 2.0 audio with a 16:9 / 1080P High Definition transfer. Subtitle tracks include Japanese, English, French, Spanish, and Chinese (in both Cantonese and Mandarin). The English voice cast features the talents of Steve Cannon, Stephanie Sheh, Rachael Lillis, Tara Platt, and others. The disc is released by Bandai Visual Co.,Ltd and distributed by Bandai Entertainment, INC.

Bandai Channel Co., Ltd.

Bandai Channel Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings Inc. Founded on March 1, 2002, it is primarily involved with the on-demand broadcasting of Japanese animation. As of February 2010, over 900 series (approximately 14,000 episodes) have been made available in Japan. For more information, please visit www.b-ch.com.

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