Anime Limited to Distribute Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower
posted on by Andrew Osmond
According to the announcement:
"We (Anime Limited) will begin taking pre-orders for Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower for UK, Ireland and Scandinavian customers through our AllTheAnime.com web shop starting today (Tuesday 25th July 2017.)
The deadline to pre-order by will be Tuesday 10th October 2017 (at 12pm). After this deadline has passed we will not accept any more orders for this product. Though unlikely, should there be any additional units following fulfilment of pre-orders, they will be made available to order through our AllTheAnime.com web shop on a first-come first served basis. Pre-order Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower here.
The product itself isn't released in Japan mid-November 2017, so we anticipate our stock to arrive following the Japanese release date. We anticipate order for this to be shipping in late November/early December 2017. Obviously if our allocation arrives earlier than that we will work to fulfil pre-orders sooner."
The exact contents of this edition have not been finalised, but the set will provisionally feature:
Storage box specially illustrated by Hajime Katoki (approx. size: width 7cm / height 18cm / depth 14cm)
80-min. bonus disc ” MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT Live OPERATION 01 “Rumble & Silence” ” (no subtitles)
Storyboards (from original eps. 5 to 8 streamed exclusively in JP)
“Animation Works” (line art illustrations, staff interviews) (100 pages planned)
Sleeve case specially illustrated by Yasuo Ohtagaki / Jacket illustration specially created for this release
Special booklet (16 pages planned)
On-Disc extras: [in Japanese only]
Staff & cast audio commentary (no subtitles)
The synopsis is as follows:
Earth, eight months after the end of the One Year War. Captain Monica launches a secret mission, “Operation Thunderbolt,” and selects Io to pilot the Atlas Gundam. She leads the assault landing ship Spartan into a part of the ocean effectively controlled by the South Seas Alliance. Their objective is to secure or destroy the data of the Psycho Zaku, which the Alliance now possesses. Daryl, who took the upper hand in his battle with Io, has descended to Earth as part of the remnant forces of the Principality of Zeon. He has also been given the mission of obtaining information on the Psycho Zaku. Fighting alongside his new comrades, Io encounters Commander Peer, the South Seas Alliance's border garrison commander. In the sea, on the ice field, and among the thick jungle, the mobile suits of Zeon, the Federation, and the South Seas Alliance battle each other. The war is not over yet.