GARNiDELiA Performs Gundam: Reconguista in G's Opening Song
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the Gundam G no Reconguista (Gundam Reconguista in G) anime announced on Friday that the singer-composer unit GARNiDELiA (The irregular at magic high school second opening) will perform the series' opening theme song. The song will ship on a single CD on October 29 in Japan, for a limited time with Gundam Reconguista in G packaging.
The first three episodes were 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 premiere on television on October 2.
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: Yuugo Kanno
- Sound Director: Eriko Kimura
- Planning, Production: Sunrise
- Distribution: Toho Pictures
Director Yoshiyuki Tomino will write the lyrics of the ending theme song, titled "G no Senkō" (Flash of G), under his pen name Rin Iogi (Mobile Suit Gundam, Turn A Gundam). Yuugo Kanno (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Psycho Pass) will compose, and Daisuke Hasegawa will perform the song.
The cast includes:
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
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
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