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Gundam MS IGLOO 2 Anime Announced

posted on by Egan Loo
New computer-graphics project to depict Earth Federation ground combat

Sunrise's Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: Jūryoku Sensen (Gravity's Warfront) 3D computer-graphics anime series has been officially announced through a newly launched website. The project is a sequel to the Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War film series and Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079 video series, which in turn are spinoffs from the Mobile Suit Gundam robot war anime classic. Whereas the earlier MS IGLOO projects present the perspective of the Zeon forces (the antagonists of the One-Year War of the first Gundam series), the new MS IGLOO 2 project will present ground combat from the opposing Earth Federation side. The anime will be a collaborative project with the people behind Bandai's U.C. Hard Graph lineup of military vehicle models.

Takashi Imanishi (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Gundam Evolve, Armored Trooper Votoms videos) will return after having directed all the previous MS IGLOO installments. Scriptwriter Asahide Ookuma, CG supervisor Masayoshi Obata (Dinosaur King, The Wings of Rean), supervisor Yutaka Izubuchi (RahXephon, Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Patlabor), and unit director Masayoshi Obata will also retake their respective posts. Returning mechanical designers Kimitoshi Yamane (Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop, Gundam: The 08th MS Team), Shinji Aramaki (Mospeada, Appleseed, Megazone 23), and Izubuchi will work with the new designers Takuhito Kusanagi (Blue Submarine No. 6, Samurai 7) and Fumihiro Katagai.

Bandai Visual USA has released the previous MS IGLOO series in North America.

Image © Sotsū, Sunrise

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