News Gundam AGE TV Ad with Galileo Galilei Song Streamed
posted on 2011-09-26 09:45 EDT by Egan Loo
The television station MBS began streaming a new version of a 15-second commercial for the Mobile Suit Gundam AGE television anime series on Monday. The new version features the first preview of the opening theme song "Asu e" (To Tomorrow), as performed by the Japanese rock band Galileo Galilei. The commercial debuted during the most recent episode of the Blue Exorcist anime this past Sunday.
Gundam AGE's story will cover a century and three generations of Gundam pilots. In the year A.G. 101 (Advanced Generation) — several hundred years after human have migrated into space — an Unknown Enemy (UE) suddenly attacks the space colony Angel and destroys it. In A.G. 108, the war with the UE comes to the home colony of seven-year-old Furitto Asuno. After losing his mother to the war, he is entrusted with the "AGE Device," a memory unit with blueprints for an ancient mobile suit known "Gundam."
In the year A.G. 115, 14-year-old Furitto is at the Earth Federation base Arinsuton on the space colony Nora. For seven years, Furitto has continued developing the mobile suit with the base's engineers, and at last the "Gundam" is complete. However, the UE has arrived at Nora, and Furitto must fight in the very Gundam he built himself.
Akihiro Hino, president of the game studio Level 5 (Inazuma Eleven, Danbōru Senki), is supervising the story of the anime. Susumu Yamaguchi is helming the project after directing most of the Keroro Gunsō (Sgt. Frog) films. Yamaguchi also worked as a key animator on Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Mobile Suit Gundam F91, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, and the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed titles.
Gundam AGE is set to premiere on October 9 in Japan.
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