Gundam the Origin's 1st English-Subtitled Trailer Posted
posted on by Egan Loo
Sunrise announced in October that the original video anime will be released in North America with an English dub by NYAV Post.
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 Japanese promotional video began streaming in March, followed by the first Japanese trailer in May.
The main cast includes:
Mayumi Tanaka as Casval Rem Deikun (Young Char Aznable)
Megumi Han as Artesia Som Deikun (Young Sayla Mass)
Jin Urayama as Degwin Sodo Zabi , Banjou Ginga as Gihren Zabi, Shinshū Fuji as Sasuro Zabi
Kenta Miyake as Dozle Zabi, Akeno Watanabe as Kycillia Zabi
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
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, Dragonball 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
The first anime installment, Aoi Hitomi no Casval (Blue-eyed Casval), will play for two weeks in 13 Japanese theaters, starting on February 28. Those theaters will offer advance sales of the installment on Blu-ray Disc.
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's original 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.
Images © Sotsu, Sunrise