Gundam Front Tokyo to Show New Gundam UC Short
posted on by Egan Loo
The Gundam Front Tokyo entertainment venue will update its giant Wall-G video presentation on March 26 with a new "Mobile Suit Gundam UC: A Phantom World" short. The Wall-G setup projects videos onto the Diver City Tokyo shopping complex's outer wall, where it becomes an animated backdrop to the life-size Gundam statue. (The actual Gundam Front Tokyo venue is on the seventh floor of Diver City Tokyo.)
The short begins when an Anaheim Electronics-manufacture Sinanju Stein unit, stolen and now affiliated with the Neo Zeon unit Sleeves, bursts through the Earth's stratosphere. The Unicorn takes off from the Nahel Argama and moves to intercept. While it engages with the Sinanju Stein, the Banshee Norn and Phenex are moving to assist.
The new three-minute Gundam UC short will run every day at 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 p.m., along with the fourth episode of the Gundam-san shorts. Wall-G will also continue to screen the nine-minute Gundam Reconguista in G: From the Past to the Future retrospective at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The three official local Gundam shops will promote the new shorts, and a new photo-spot service (in which visitors can take pictures with images of famous Gundam characters) will launch.
In addition, model kits of the "Gundam Fix Figuration Metal Composite Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex" (seen below) will be available for purchase at the venue on March 26, the same day the short premieres. The model kit will be sold at the venue ahead of its scheduled April release date.
Sunrise released the seven-episode Mobile Suit Gundam UC video anime series theatrically in Japan and on home video between 2010-2014. Right Stuf released the series in North America digitally via the PlayStation Store and physically on home video. A recut television broadcast edition with new opening and ending themes will begin on April 3 under the title Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096.
The anime adapts Harutoshi Fukui's original Mobile Suit Gundam UC novel series, which is mainly set in the year Universal Century 0096, 16 years after the events of the One Year War depicted in the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime, and three years after the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack anime film. In a renewed conflict between the Earth Federation and Neo Zeon remnants, the Vist Foundation has a potentially devastating secret from the founding of the Federation a century before.