Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin 1st Episode's Promotional Video Streamed
posted on by Karen Ressler
Bandai began streaming a 90-second promotional video for the first episode of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin anime this Saturday. The video premiered at the theatrical screening of the seventh and final episode of Mobile Suit Gundam UC on May 17.
The story will be told in four parts. The first part, titled Aoi Hitomi no Casval (Blue-eyed Casval), will premiere in Spring of 2015 and tell the story of Casval Rem Deikun and Artesia Som Deikun (Char and Sayla, before Char became known as the Red Comet) before the One-Year War in UC.0068. The cast includes:
Casval Rem Deikun (Young Char Aznable)
Artesia Som Deikun (Young Sayla Mass)
Zeon Zum Deikun
Astraia Tor Deikun
Degwin Sodo Zabi, Gihren Zabi, Sasuro Zabi
Dozle Zabi, Kycilia Zabi
Takashi Imanishi (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Last Blitz of Zeon, Violinist of Hamelin) will direct the anime off scripts by Katsuyuki Sumisawa (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Dragonball Z) at Sunrise. Manga artist Yasuhiko is credited as a general manager and as a character designer along with Tsukasa Kotobuki (Saber Marionette J). Kunio Okawara (Gundam Build Fighters) is heading original mechanical design and Takayuki Hattori (Code:Breaker) is composing the music. The rest of the staff is as follows:
- Original Work: Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino
- Mechanical Design: Hajime Katoki, Kimitoshi Yamane, Mika Akitaka, Junichi Akutsu
- Production: Kiyoshi Egami, Ichiro Itano
- Chief Animation Director: Hiroyuki Nishimura
- Mechanical Chief Animation Director: Takuya Suzuki
- Art Director: Shigemi Ikeda, Yukiko Maruyama
- Color Design: Nagisa Abe
- Director of Photography: Takeshi Katsurayama
- Editing: Masato Yoshitake
- Sound Director: Sadayoshi Fujino
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin manga series is itself a re-imagining of Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise's first Gundam anime. Yasuhiko launched the manga in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Gundam Ace inaugural issue in 2001 and ended the series in 2011. Viz Media published part of the manga in North America before stopping. Vertical picked up the license and is currently releasing the series.
Thanks to Maxim Firsov for the embedded video.