Madman Offers Collectors Edition of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin and Delays Sailor Moon
posted on by Jon Hayward
Image from Daisuki.net.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin is the four-part OVA adaptation of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin manga series which is a re-imagining of Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise's first Gundam anime. The first volume titled "Blue-Eyed Casval" tells 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. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol.1 has received worldwide simultaneous release through Anime Consortium Japan's (ACJ) streaming platform Daisuki on the 28th of February 2015. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Vol.1 is available for streaming in both Japanese audio with English subtitles or English dub for the cost of $6.99 USD, you can find more on this release at Daisuki.net.
Madman Entertainment will be importing the same international collectors edition as available on Daisuki.net. This Blu-ray home video release includes the first OVA with both Japanese and English dub, a illustrated storage box and sleeve by the series chief director, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, a 296 page storyboards and setting art book, a 32 page booklet with comic text by Yasuhiko and a special booklet running 12 pages. The discs will include staff and cast audio commentary, trailers and a TV commercial but the additional content on disc will not include English audio or subtitles.
The pre-order will close on the 22nd of March at 11:59pm and be available from the 24th of April 2015. You can view further information on the release page for Mobile Suite Gundam: The Origin Vol.1 at Madman.com.au.
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"Whilst we understand many of you will be disappointed by this news, be assured that this is not a decision made lightly and with the end goal to deliver fans a great product, first and foremost."
A revised date will be released at some stage in the future. This announcement follows on from Madman's previous release plans where Madman stated that they were remastering Sailor Moon for a DVD only release in response to problems with Viz's North American Blu-ray release.
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