Sunrise Inc. and Right Stuf, Inc. Enter into Distribution Deal for Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn)

May 14th 2013
Sunrise Inc. to release Parts 1 & 2 of historic anime on DVD in North America, August 20, 2013.

GRIMES, Iowa, May 14, 2013 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. is excited to announce a DVD distribution deal with Sunrise Inc. for Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn).

Mobile Suit Gundam UC will be released by Sunrise Inc. and distributed by Right Stuf, Inc. on DVD in North America, beginning in August 2013.

Right Stuf's President and CEO Shawne Kleckner said, "The Gundam franchise is one of the most popular and successful mecha story arcs in anime history for good reason and Mobile Suit Gundam UC continues that legacy. It's an honor to work with Sunrise to help bring this series to conclusion for our North American fans."

Mobile Suit Gundam UC is based upon the best-selling novel by Harutoshi Fukui (Aegis).

These seven OVAs were originally released on Blu-Ray in Japan beginning in 2010 with the final release of the series scheduled for Spring of 2014. It features theatrical quality animation and the entire series is directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi who is known for directing “Hunter x Hunter” and “Le Chevalier D'Eon”. Yasuyuki Muto is the writer and music is provided by the talented Hiroyuki Sawano.

The DVD series will be released over four volumes. Each volume will contain two one hour OVAs per volume with the exception of Part 4, which will feature OVA 7 and additional extras.

Sunrise's Director Masayuki Ozaki said, “We are extremely pleased that "Mobile Suit Gundam UC," which Sunrise considers one of its most important titles, will now be fully available on DVD for North American fans. We look forward to sharing this exciting series with you, all the way through the final episode.”

“A beautiful entry into the Gundam Saga” - AnimeNewsNetwork.com

PART 1:

Episode 1: “Day of the Unicorn”

Episode 2: “The Second Coming of Char”


Three years after the last conflict between Neo Zeon and the Earth Federation forces, the tentative peace of the Earth Sphere is about to be shattered again. Cardeas Vist, the head of the powerful Vist Foundation, has decided to hand over “Laplace's Box,” the secret of the Foundation's prosperity, to Neo Zeon.

At the same time, Banagher Links, a student at the space colony Industrial 7, rescues a mysterious girl who calls herself Audrey Burne. Audrey is seeking to prevent a war, but it seems she has come too late. As the secret to Laplace's Box is about to be exchanged, Earth Federation forces intervene, and Banagher soon finds himself in the center of the conflict. Amidst the fighting, he stumbles onto the Vist Foundation's secret project and the key to Laplace's Box, the Unicorn Gundam.

Now the fate of the Earth Sphere centers on Banagher, a young man who may or may not be ready for the burden fate has placed in his hands.

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Part 1
Pre-Book: July 22, 2013
Street Date: August 20, 2013

Runtime: Approximately 120 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action / Drama
Suggested Rating: 13+

Format: DVD (English Audio, Japanese Audio, English & Spanish Subtitles)
Catalog #: RSDVD1392
ISBN: 1-57032-666-5
UPC: 7-42617-1392-2-2
SRP: $29.99

PART 2:

Episode 3: “The Ghost of Laplace”

Episode 4: “At the Bottom of the Gravity Well”


All Banagher wanted to do was prevent a war but instead he finds himself having to pick a side in the conflict. The Unicorn Gundam is the key to finding Laplace's Box, and as its inheritor, Banagher has no choice now but to fight. But regardless of what side he fights for, lives will be lost and innocent people will die... a fact which he continues to struggle with.

Meanwhile, Ensign Riddhe Marcenas of the Earth Federation has another idea on how to end the conflict. After Audrey Burne is revealed to be Mineva Zabi, a Neo Zeon princess, he believes that her influence may be all that's needed to end the fighting. He takes her to meet with his father, a prominent Earth Federation councilman, but finds that his good intentions may have unwittingly put her at risk.

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Part 2
Pre-Book: July 22, 2013
Street Date: August 20, 2013

Runtime: Approximately 120 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action / Drama
Suggested Rating: 13+

Format: DVD (English Audio, Japanese Audio, English & Spanish Subtitles)
Catalog #: RSDVD1394
ISBN: 1-57032-667-3
UPC: 7-42617-1394-2-0
SRP: $29.99

For more information about Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, please visit gundamuc.rightstuf.com.

About RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 25th year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, in general, through its online storefront at Right Stuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications. Its video and print publishing division includes the Nozomi Entertainment, Lucky Penny, and 5 Points Pictures studio-labels.

For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com

About Sunrise Inc.
Sunrise Inc., a Namco Bandai Group Company, is an animation production studio which produces smash hit anime series like the original Mobile Suit Gundam, and all of the subsequent series in the Gundam franchise, as well as Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne, Code Geass, TIGER & BUNNY and many more. The company is located in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan and was established in 1972. The President is Mr. Kenji Uchida.

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