Anime Limited Distributing Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin Part 2

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Deadline for pre-orders is September 15; orders estimated to be fulfilled in November

Anime Limited has announced that it will distribute the Blu-ray of "Artesia's Sorrow," the second volume of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. According to the announcement, "Our pre-order scheme in conjunction with Bandai Visual allows UK fans to pre-order this upcoming release knowing that it will be sent from our offices here in the UK (once stock arrives)... The product itself isn't released in Japan until November 2015, so we anticipate our stock to arrive following the Japanese release date... (We) estimate orders to be fulfilled during November 2015."

The announcement continues, "We (Anime Limited) are now taking pre-orders for the UK and European customers through our web shop (here). The deadline to pre-order this by is 12pm on Monday 15th September."

This edition is described as "a Japanese product. The main feature itself will include the English language dub and English subtitles to accompany the original Japanese audio but any additional features on the disc itself and/or the physical items included in the package itself will be in Japanese only."

The price is £74.99, "inclusive of delivery via the UPS courier service and UK Customs Clearance." The company also notes that "payment for the product will be taken within 24 hours of pre-order being placed... All UK pre-orders will be only fulfilled via the courier service UPS and a signature will be required on delivery. (Please select the free delivery method of checkout – you will not be charged additional cost for this)... Any orders for outside of the UK for this product placed at our web shop will be only fulfilled by the UPS courier service. Please note there will be an additional international shipping surcharge. The cost of this will be added during the checkout process."

The edition contains:

- a Blu-ray disc

- a 290-page storyboards and setting art book*

- a 32-page booklet featuring comic text by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko*

- a 10-page cell and line art illustrations book*

- a 12-page special booklet*

- a poster of the storage box illustrated by Yasuhiko*

- and a sleeve O-card illustrated by Yasuhiko*

- a storage box illustrated by Yasuhiko*

- All asterixed items are in Japanese only. The disc also includes Japanese-only special features: Audio Commentary, Episode 1 Screening Salutations Video, Trailers, PV, TV Commercial.

The synopsis is as follows:

Universal Century 0071. Three years have passed since the escape from Side 3's Autonomous Republic of Munzo.

Casval and Artesia, the orphaned children of Zeon Zum Deikun, have fled to Earth along with Jimba Ral and taken refuge in the household of Teabolo Mass. They now live quiet lives under the names Edouard and Sayla. However, they are once again being targeted by the evil schemes of the pursuing Zabi family…

Meanwhile, Side 3 has been renamed the Autonomous Republic of Zeon. The Zabi family have seized power, and as they consolidate their system of control, they embark on the development of a new weapon called the mobile worker in order to resist the Earth Federation Forces.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin adapts Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's manga of the same name, which in turn is inspired by the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime's story. The OVA's first episode, titled "Blue-Eyed Casval," premiered in a limited engagement in Japanese theaters on February 28. The story will be told in four parts.

Images © Sotsu, Sunrise

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