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Gundam the Origin VI Still Concludes Anime Project

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The staff of "Tanjō Akai Suisei" (Rise of the Red Comet), the sixth episode of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin anime, confirmed on Tuesday that the episode will conclude the anime project. The episode was already revealed as last in the anime's "Loum Arc."

The episode will open in Japan on May 5, and will focus on the young Zeon ace Char Aznable earning his "Red Comet" nom de guerre. The episode will also focus on the beginnings of the Federation's "Project V" weapons project that will eventually give birth to the RX-78-2 Gundam.

Gundam: The Origin manga creator Yoshikazu Yasuhiko stated in September that "there will be more" of the anime series. Yasuhiko said he wanted the anime to show the One-Year War arc next, but clarified that there was no official word at that time on whether the anime would continue after the Loum Arc ends with the sixth episode.

The anime project adapts Yasuhiko's manga of the same name, which in turn is inspired by the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime's story. Yasuhiko designed the characters in the first Gundam anime, and he serves as the chief director and storyboarder for the Gundam: The Origin anime. The manga has 10 million copies in print.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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