1st Gundam: The Origin Episode's 2nd Trailer Streamed
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin anime began streaming the second 90-second trailer on Saturday. The trailer debuted on the free Gundam Channel application for iOS and Android devices.
The website also announced the main cast on Friday:
Mayumi Tanaka as Casval Rem Deikun (Young Char Aznable)
Megumi Han as Artesia Som Deikun (Young Sayla Mass)
Eizou Tsuda as Zeon Zum Deikun
Ayumi Tsunematsu as Astraia Tor Deikun
Shigeo Kiyama as Ramba Ral
Miyuki Sawashiro as Crowley Hamon
Chafurin as Jimba Ral
Shuuichi Ikeda as Char Aznable
Advance tickets will go on sale on November 29 with a bundled Zeon and Munzo Defense Unit Pin Set at participating theaters. LAWSON's Loppi service will offer its own advance ticket bundle with a Making-of Blu-ray Disc (including an interview with character designer/manga artist Yoshikazu Yasuhiko) on pre-order from December 1 to February 3.
A new visual also debuted:
The story will be told in four parts. The first part, Aoi Hitomi no Casval, will 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 first promotional video began streaming in March, followed by the first trailer in May.
Takashi Imanishi (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Last Blitz of Zeon, Violinist of Hamelin) is directing the anime off scripts by Katsuyuki Sumisawa (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Dragon Ball 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 Dennis R for the embedded video
Images © Sotsu, Sunrise