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Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 to Run on Toonami Starting January

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Reedit of OVA series for TV premieres on Toonami on January 7, 1:00 a.m. EST

The official Facebook page of Adult Swim's Toonami television programming block in the United States announced on Tuesday that it will run the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 television anime beginning on January 7 at 1:00 a.m. EST. (The below graphic lists "January 2," but Toonami normally runs on Saturdays.)

The 22-episode anime premiered in Japan on April 3. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan with English subtitles and an English dub.

The anime was a re-edit of the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn original video anime (OVA) series for television. It featured a new opening and ending theme with new animated footage. Hiroyuki Sawano's vocal project SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] produced the new songs. SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:naNami performed 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, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress themes) — performed the show's second ending theme song "bL∞dy f8 -eUC-." SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Tielle performed the opening theme song "Into the Sky." Shuuichi Ikeda narrated the next episode preview footage each week as his character Full Frontal.

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.

Thanks to SaitoHajime101 for the news tip.

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