Anime Limited Streaming Gundam Reconguista in G
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Anime Limited has announced that it is streaming the Gundam anniversary series Gundam: Reconguista in G. The series marks the return of writer/director Yoshiyuki Tomino to the Gundam franchise. (More details about the series below.)
The anime is being streamed on the Vimeo website, with the first two episodes now available there. (A free copy of the opening episode is also available in SD on Anime Limited's own website.) More streaming platforms should be announced in the next few days.
Subsequent episodes are due to go up each Thursday at 8 p.m., two hours after the Japanese broadcast.
On Vimeo on Demand, one episode can be bought for £1.49 or rented for 79p. In addition, the full series can be purchased in advance for £29.78. There is a 10% discount on buying the full series by using the code ALLTHEGUNDAM .
However, Anime Limited adds, 'Other platforms will be doing the streaming as normal.'
Vimeo will be streaming the series in USD. Anime Limited comments, 'This is a quirk of Vimeo, we're not entirely cool with it but we'll make do with it and hopefully folks will stick with us during it!'
Explaining why the series is not available on the Wakanim site, Anime Limited said, 'Wakanim are pretty considerate and caring folk – they've taken the feedback they got seriously. While they're not going away anytime soon, they do want to make some changes and upgrades to the site. To this end they're taking a break from new simulcasts while they take on board what everyone has said. We're running content on Vimeo on Demand and other platforms in the meantime so you don't get left out... For now all previously simulcasted shows should remain available on Wakanim.co.uk!'
On whether Anime Limited has the homevideo rights for Gundam: Reconguista in G, the label commented, 'Yes. No. Maybe. Can you repeat the question?'
Gundam: Reconguista in G
The Universal Century, an era of historic migration into space and space wars has ended, and some time has passed.
It's now Regild Century Year 1014 (R.C. 1014) where the creation of humanoid mobile suits of war is now taboo. Earth is now connected to space via the sacred orbital elevator, Capital Tower, which humanity uses to bring energy in the form of Photon Batteries to the surface.
Bellri Zenam is a cadet in the Capital Guard, the protectors of the tower. During a training exercise pirates attack the tower and Bellri crosses paths with the G-Self, a mobile suit with unknown technology. Bellri is successful in capturing the suit and it's pilot, Aiida Reihanton, and soon discovers the G-Self, which should only be operable under certain conditions, will now move under his own hand. Now Bellri must pilot the G-Self to uncover the mysteries behind the space pirates, the G-Self and his own destiny. These truths will shake the entire Regild Century to it's core and this is just the beginning of Reconguista.
A brand new series created for the 35th anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam, Gundam: Reconguista in G sees the return of writer/director Yoshiyuki Tomino, the original creator of Mobile Suit Gundam. Work on the series started before 2012 when the idea was called G-Reko and Tomino aimed to develop a "boy-meets-girl-&-robot" theme instead of the "boy-meets-robot" dynamic that his work is known for. The series is planned to run for two cours (half a year / 26 episodes) and is produced by Sunrise.
The team also has Kenichi Yoshida (Eureka Seven) handling character designs alongside mechanical design from Akira Yasuda (Code Geass - Lelouch of the Rebellion, Overman King Gainer), Ippei Gyōbu (Sacred Seven) and Kimitoshi Yamane (Cowboy Bebop, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed) and additional design work from Shigeto Koyama (Heroman, Gurren Lagann), Kinu Nishimura (Overman King Gainer), Takumo Sakura (Martian Successor Nadesico). GARNiDELiA performs the opening song Music for the series with Tomino writing the lyrics for the closing song under his pen name Rin Iogi with music supplied by the series' composer Yūgo Kanno (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Psycho-Pass) and Daisuke Hasegawa performing the song.