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Anime Limited to Distribute Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Anime Limited to distribute Export Edition of movie-format Gundam Thunderbolt in conjunction with Bandai Visual

Anime Limited has announced that it will distribute the Blu-ray of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky (Collector's Edition, Export Edition). This is the movie-format version of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (based on the manga by Yasuo Ohtakagi), with additional scenes.

According to the announcement, "This 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 – expected July 2016.) Though please note this is a Japanese product. The main feature itself has both English and Japanese language audio and will have English subtitles, but any additional features on the disc itself and/or the physical items included in the package itself will be in Japanese only... This is a Japanese product we're making available for UK fans to pre-order, this is not an Anime Limited produced release. "

The announcement continues, "We (Anime Limited) are now taking pre-orders for Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky for the UK, Ireland and Scandinavian customers through our AllTheAnime.com web shop. The deadline to pre-order this by is 11:59pm on Sunday 22nd May 2016.

The price is £74.99, "inclusive of delivery via the UPS courier service and UK & Ireland Customs Clearance. All UK & Ireland pre-orders for this will only be 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.) We can only fulfil orders of this product to UK, Ireland and Scandinavian countries. Any order placed from other countries will be cancelled. Any orders for outside of the UK & Ireland 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 synopsis is as follows:

It is Universal Century 0079, at the end of the One Year War between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon. The space colonies of Side 4, or Moore, were previously destroyed by a Zeon attack, and many colonists lost their lives. Side 4 became a shoal zone filled with the wreckage of destroyed colonies and warships, lit by constant flashes of lightning due to collisions between electrified debris. It soon came to be known as the “Thunderbolt Sector.”

The Moore Brotherhood, an Earth Federation Forces unit made up of surviving citizens from Moore, set out to exterminate the Zeon forces in the Thunderbolt Sector in order to reclaim their homeland. To halt the Federation advance, the Zeon forces deployed their own Living Dead Division, which was established to collect combat data on soldiers with prosthetic limbs.

Io Fleming, though part of the Moore Brotherhood, hates being tied down by his homeland and family history. Daryl Lorenz, having lost his legs in earlier battles, is now an ace sniper of the Living Dead Division. When they confront each other on the battlefield, they will reach a mutual realization. These two are destined to kill each other.

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