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Gundam Reconguista in G's 2nd Video, Story, Cast, Staff, Designs Unveiled

posted on 2014-06-23 01:00 EDT by Egan Loo
Franchise creator Yoshiyuki Tomino's latest to air in October after August screenings

The official website for the Gundam G no Reconguista (Gundam Reconguista in G) anime unveiled the second promotional video, as well as new information on the story, characters, mecha, keywords, staff, cast, and release information on Monday.

Text: 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam
1985 Mobile Suit Z Gundam
1986 Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
1993 Mobile Suit V Gundam
1999 Turn A gundam
And now, 2014 …

Chief Director: Yoshiyuki Tomino

Narration: Beyond the Universal Century is the Regild Century

Text: The time is Regild Century

Narration: Beruri, Beru

Text: The fateful couple Beruri and Aiida

Narration: We have survived.

Text: The 35-year compilation of the Gundam franchise

Narration: So, we will make a prosperous future.

Narration: This can be done because of you. Beruri, rise up! Rise with us! Beruri!

Text: Verify with your own eyes

The website outlines the story:

Some time has passed since the end of the Universal Century, a history marked by space colonization and space warfare.

Humanity's prosperity, which ushered in a new era known as Regild Century (R.C.), was believed to endure alongside the global peace.

It is the year R.C.1014.

The Capital Tower is an orbital elevator that rose above the Earth's surface and linked Earth and space. As the conduit of the Photon Battery energy source to the surface, it is regarded as sacred.

Beruri Zenamu is in the middle of training for the Capital Guard (established to protect the Capital Tower), when the tower is attacked by G-Serufu — a highly maneuverable mobile suit with technology that is not from any known country.

Beruri, who joins the battle in the maintenance mobile suit Rekuten, successfully captures the G-Serufu. However, Beruri feels something for the space pirate girl named Aiida Reihanton who piloted the G-Serufu. It is the same feeling he has for G-Serufu, even though he supposedly never seen it before. The G-Serufu, which should only be operable under specific conditions, is somehow started up by Beruri.

The objective of Aiida and the space pirates who attacked the Capital Tower, and the fate followed by Beruri who was chosen by G-Serufu, will lead to truths that will shake the entire Regild Century era.

Whereas Tomino's previous projects have been known for their "boy-meets-robot" theme, this new project will develop a "boy-meets-girl-&-robot" theme.

  • Chief Director: Yoshiyuki Tomino
  • Character Design: Kenichi Yoshida
  • Mechanical Design: Akira Yasuda, Ippei GyŌbu, Kimitoshi Yamane
  • Design Works: Shigeto Koyama, Kinu Nishimura, Cheese Gōda, Pablo Ichida, Takumi Sakura, Ayumi Kurashima
  • Color Key Artist: Nobuko Mizuta
  • Art: Tomoaki Okada
  • Music: Yuugo Kanno
  • Sound Director: Eriko Kimura
  • Planning, Production: Sunrise
  • Distribution: Toho Pictures
Mark Ishii as Beruri Zenamu
A Capital Guard Academy trainee who aims to protect the Capital Tower

Yu Shimamura as Aiida Reihanton
A girl serving in the space pirates

Minako Kotobuki as Noredo Nagu
St. Flower Academy student in the cheerleading squad

Ryota Ohsaka as Kurimu Nikku (not pictured)
A son of Ameria's president, and a strong youth with brilliant mobile suit piloting skills

Takuya Sato as Ruin Rii
A Capital Guard Academy trainee

Ayahi Takagaki as Many Anbasada (not pictured)
Ruin's girlfriend

Yukari Fukui as Raraiya Mandy
Mysterious girl who suddenly appeared on Earth, riding the G-Serufu

G-Serufu

Mysterious mobile suit not affiliated with any country

Kattoshii

Flying mobile suit affiliated with the Capital Army

Rekuten

Maintenance and inspection mobile suit of the Capital Tower

Grimoire

Mass-produced mobile suit used by the pirates

Montero (not pictured)

Blue mobile suit piloted by the pirates' Kurimu Nikku

The first three episodes will be compiled in a special early edition for screenings in 13 theaters in Japan from August 23 to September 5. This edition will also be streamed from the d anime store service in Japan from September 8 to September 30. Finally, the anime will begin airing in the Animeism programming block on MBS and other channels in October.

A High Grade G-Serufu model kit will go on sale this year for 1,600 yen (about US$16).

The High Grade kit for the Grimoire will also come this year for 1,400 yen (US$14).

Thanks to Kagayaki for the embedded video

Source: MoCa News

Images © Sotsu, Sunrise

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