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3rd Gundam the Origin Volume's Title, Spring 2016 Release Revealed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
2nd episode "Artesia's Sorrow" opened in Japan on Saturday

The staff of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin anime project announced on Saturday at a premiere stage greeting event in Tokyo for the project's second episode that the third episode, titled Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin III Akatsuki no Hōki (Dawn's Revolt), will open in Japan in spring 2016.

Chief director Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (pictured far right in image at right) said at the event about the third episode, "This work is now entering it's climax. [Tohru Furuya], who plays Amuro Ray, once said this on the radio: 'I think the theme of Gundam is: Why do humans engage in war?'" Yasuhiko added that he wants to again explore this theme starting from the anime's third episode.

The second episode, "Artesia's Sorrow," opened in Japan on Saturday. The episode will run in 15 theaters in Japan for two weeks. The second episode's story moves three years ahead to U.C. 0071. The story follows the tearful separation of the siblings Casval and Artesia (before they became known as Char and Sayla). The episode also features more of the development of the mobile suits, particularly on the Zeon side.

The anime project 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. Anime Consortium Japan began a premium paid streaming of the episode with both the Japanese and English dubs on its Daisuki service on the same date. Right Stuf, in collaboration with Sunrise, offered the first volume in a Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack on April 24.

Daisuki began streaming the second episode on Friday.

Source: Cinema Today

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