1st Gundam's Rin Iogi Writes Reconguista in G's Ending Song Lyrics
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the Gundam G no Reconguista (Gundam: Reconguista in G) anime announced the details of the anime's ending theme song on Wednesday. Director Yoshiyuki Tomino will write the lyrics under his pen name Rin Iogi (Mobile Suit Gundam, Turn A Gundam), Yūgo Kanno (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Psycho Pass) will compose, and Daisuke Hasegawa will perform the song, titled "G no Senkō" (Flash of G). Digital music services such as iTunes will start offering the song on September 3.
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.
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.
The staff includes:
- 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: Yūgo Kanno
- Sound Director: Eriko Kimura
- Planning, Production: Sunrise
- Distribution: TOHO Pictures
A Capital Guard Academy trainee who aims to protect the Capital Tower
Yu Shimamura as Aiida Reihanton
A girl serving in the space pirates
Ryota Ohsaka as Kurimu Nikku
A son of Ameria's president, and a strong youth with brilliant mobile suit piloting skills
Takuya Satō as Ruin Rii
A Capital Guard Academy trainee
Ayahi Takagaki as Many Anbasada
Yukari Fukui as Raraiya Mandy
Mysterious girl who suddenly appeared on Earth, riding the G-Serufu
The mechanic designs include:
Mysterious mobile suit not affiliated with any country
Flying mobile suit affiliated with the Capital Army
Maintenance and inspection mobile suit of the Capital Tower
Mass-produced mobile suit used by the pirates
Blue mobile suit piloted by the pirates' Kurimu Nikku
A mobile suit with a beam rifle that's Aiida's favorite
Update: Rin Iogi and Yoshiyuki Tomino are the same person. Thanks, AmuroNT1
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