Daisuki Streams Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin's 4th Episode Starting on Friday
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Daisuki streaming service announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin IV: Unmei no Zenya (Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin IV Eve of Destiny), the fourth episode of the Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin anime, on Friday.
The episode will premiere at 6:00 p.m. EST on Friday with subtitles in English, Japanese, French, Korean, Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong), and Simplified Chinese. Daisuki will also stream the episode with an English dub. The episode will cost US$6.99 and will be available to view for 72 hours after purchase.
Additionally, Daisuki is now streaming the first three episodes of the anime for free until December 18 at 11:59 a.m. JST (December 17 at 9:59 p.m. EST).
Daisuki describes the story of Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin IV Eve of Destiny:
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...
The fourth episode will screen for two weeks in 15 Japanese theaters starting on Friday, and it will also be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD at those theaters and via streaming (for a charge) on the same day, before its regular retail release.
After this fourth episode the anime will enter the Loum Arc that will cover the Battle of Loum.
Anime Consortium Japan has been releasing the series digitally worldwide through a premium rental streaming program, and Right Stuf — in collaboration with Sunrise — is releasing the series on home video.