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Sunrise to Dub Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Release Gundam Build Fighters

posted on by Karen Ressler

Sunrise Inc. announced at its Sunrise & Bandai Namco Pictures panel at New York Comic Con on Friday that it plans to offer an English dub for Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans in early 2016. Sunrise is producing the dub with Bang Zoom! Entertainment.

The series premiered in Japan on October 4 and Daisuki, Gundam.info, and Hulu debuted the first episode streaming. Crunchyroll and Funimation will also stream the series beginning on October 11.

Tatsuyuki Nagai is helming the show at Sunrise, with Mari Okada handling series composition. Yū Itō (Shut Hell, Imperial Guards) drew the original character designs, while Michinori Chiba designed the characters for animation (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE). Naohiro Washio, Kanetake Ebikawa, Ippei Gyōbu, Kenji Teraoka, and Tamotsu Shinohara are designing the mechas for the show. Kusanagi is in charge of art design, and Masaru Yokoyama is composing the music.

In addition, Sunrise announced that it plans to release Gundam Build Fighters, Gundam Build Fighters Try, and Mobile Suit Gundam - The Movie Trilogy on home video in the west. Like its previously announced Gundam titles—Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, After War Gundam X—the release is slated for 2016. Gundam: Reconguista in G is slated for spring 2016. Right Stuf is collaborating with Sunrise to release these series.

The first Gundam Build Fighters series aired from October 2013 to March 2014. Gundam Build Fighters Try aired from October 2014 to April 2015. Gundam.info streamed both series with English subtitles as they aired in Japan.

Mobile Suit Gundam - The Movie Trilogy was previously released on DVD in the west by Bandai Entertainment. The first film uses footage from the original 1979 television anime, while the next two films add new footage.

Finally, Sunrise announced that it plans to stream Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin episode 2, "Artesia's Sorrow," worldwide via on-demand streaming simultaneously with the Japanese theatrical release on October 31. A Blu-ray collector's edition will follow on November 7.

The first two episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin will screen in Los Angeles on October 31.

Thanks, Deb Aoki.

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