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Anime Limited to Distribute Gundam: The Origin Part 4

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Blu-ray Collector's Edition available to order until October 10

Anime Limited has announced that it will distribute the Blu-ray Collector's Edition of "Eve of Destiny," the fourth volume of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. (Anime Limited also distributed the first three volumes of this OAV series; at present, copies of these earlier episodes are available at the link below.) According to the announcement, "You can pre-order Gundam: The Origin IV: Eve of Destiny Blu-ray Collector's Edition [Export Version] from our AllTheAnime.com web shop now until 12pm (UK) on Monday 10th October 2016."

This edition is described as "a Japanese product. The main feature itself will include the English language dub and English subtitles to accompany the original Japanese audio but any additional features on the disc itself and/or the physical items included in the package itself will be in Japanese only. "

The price is £79.99. Regarding the release date, Anime Limited says, "We expect delivery of stock to be between mid-late November 2016. Delivery via UPS is included as part of the price of ordering. Payment for the product will be taken within 24-48 hours of the pre-order being placed."

The company also notes that "Due to the nature of the product, this will ONLY be shipped via UPS and a signature will be required on delivery. We can only fulfil orders of this product to UK, Ireland and Scandinavian countries."

Regarding Scandinavian orders: "Any Scandinavian orders 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 edition features:

Storage box illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (32.8cm x 32.8cm)

Storyboards & setting art book (300 pages planned)

Illustration sheet of the storage box illustration by Yasuhiko (planned to be box-sized)

Cell & Line art illustrations book (10 pages planned)

Sleeve (O-card) illustrated by Yasuhiko

Booklet featuring comic text by Yasuhiko (32 pages planned)

Special booklet (12 pages planned)

Pre-orderers will also receive a piece of the film.

- All these items are in Japanese only. The film has English and Japanese subtitles. The disc also includes Japanese-only special features: Staff and cast audio commentary, PV and TV Commercial, Video of the salutations on stage at the screening of Episode 3.

The synopsis is as follows:

After the Dawn Rebellion, Char travels to Earth and meets a girl with mysterious powers named Lalah sune. Meanwhile, Amuro's father Tem Ray is working on the RX-78 development project. Learning of the defection of Doctor Minovsky, a key figure in Zeon mobile suit development, he heads for the moon. History's first battle between mobile suits unfolds in the twilight zone of the lunar surface.

Then comes Universal Century 0079. Side 3, the space city furthest from the Earth, launches a war of independence against the Earth Federation government under the name of the Principality of Zeon. An era of violent upheaval begins, in which half of the total human population will be killed.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin adapts Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's manga of the same name, which in turn is inspired by the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime's story.

Images © Sotsu, Sunrise

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