Crunchyroll to Stream Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 TV Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
TV edit of earlier OVA will premiere April 2

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 television anime series as it airs in Japan. The stream will premiere worldwide outside of Asia on Saturday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

The anime will premiere in Japan on April 3 and it will air on Sundays at 7:00 a.m. on TV Asahi and its affiliated networks. The anime will air for two cour or two quarters of a year.

The anime is being reedited for the television version, and it will also feature a new opening and ending theme with new animated footage. Hiroyuki Sawano's vocal project SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] is producing the new songs. SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:naNami will perform the ending theme song "Next 2U -eUC-." SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Aimer — featuring vocals by Sawano's frequent contributor Aimer (Gundam UC sixth ending, No. 6, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works themes) — will perform to the show's second ending theme song "bL∞dy f8 -eUC-." SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Tielle is performing the opening theme song "Into the Sky." Shuuichi Ikeda will narrate the next episode preview footage each week as his character Full Frontal. The broadcasts will also have an optional on-screen data stream component. Viewers can use the data to play games online and win presents.

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.

Sunrise released the seven-episode 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. The video series has an English dub.

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