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Right Stuf Details G Gundam, Gundam Wing Anime Releases

posted on 2017-08-12 19:54 EDT
Gundam Wing ships on BD/DVD in 2017; G-Gundam in 2018

Right Stuf announced at its panel at Otakon on Saturday that it will release the Mobile Fighter G Gundam anime as part of its partnership with Sunrise. In addition, the company announced details of its previously announced release of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing.

Mobile Fighter G Gundam, a spinoff of Mobile Suit Gundam, will ship in two sets in 2018. Right Stuf will release the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD with English and Japanese audio and English subtitles.

Right Stuf describes the anime's story:

It is time for the "Gundam Fight" tournament! Each country sends a Gundam to Earth for this prestigious tournament in the hopes of winning power and glory for their homeland! But this time, there's an unseen evil lurking behind the scene. Domon Kasshu, Neo Japan's reluctant Fighter, is determined to uncover this evil and clear his family name! The fight to the top begins now!

The series premiered in 1994 as the first Gundam television series that was not set in the Universal Century timeline of the original Mobile Suit Gundam anime. Crunchyroll added the series to its catalog in March. Bandai Entertainment produced an English dub for the show, which aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami block in 2002. Bandai Entertainment also released the series on DVD. A Blu-ray Disc release of the anime shipped in Japan in two volumes in September and November last year. The series has also inspired several manga adaptions, including the Mobile Fighter G Gundam manga that Tokyopop released the first volume of in 2003.

The Mobile Suit Gundam Wing television anime series will ship as two sets on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in November 2017. Right Stuf and Sunrise will release both the original video anime (OVA) and film versions of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in December 2017. The Endless Waltz release will also include the four-part Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Operation Meteor OAV, which Right Stuf will release for the first time in North America. The releases will include both English and Japanese audio and English subtitles, but Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Operation Meteor will have only Japanese audio with English subtitles.

In addition, Right Stuf will release the Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Collector's Ultra Edition with the television series, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Operation Meteor OAV, and OVA and film versions of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz in December 2017. The release will include a bonus disc of video content such as the "New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Frozen Teardrop" picture drama and cast interviews. The Ultra Edition will bundle five large art cards, five tarot cards, three posters, a five-piece metal pin set, and a 180-page art book. The art book will feature key and promotional art, mecha and character designs, staff and cast interviews, and storyboards.

Right Stuf describes Mobile Suit Gundam Wing's story:

Mankind has moved into space. Thousands of people live on giant orbiting space colonies called "Sides." However, the Earth Government, which rules the colonies, is unjust and cruel. A group of revolutionaries build five robotic weapons called Gundams and plan to send them to Earth to begin their fight for independence. Piloted by five young men, these Gundams carry the colonists' hopes and dreams of freedom with them as they descend to Earth to begin Operation Meteor!

The series premiered in 1995 and ran for 49 episodes. In 2000, it became the first Mobile Suit Gundam series to premiere on television in the United States. The series spawned the Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz sequel OVA, which was later compiled into a film.

Bandai Entertainment previously released the television series in North America on DVD and VHS. The series is available streaming with both English and Japanese audio on Hulu and in Japanese with English subtitles on Crunchyroll. The series left the Daisuki streaming service in June. The series also inspired a number of manga adaptations, including Gundam Wing: The Glory of Losers, which North American publisher Vertical licensed.

Sunrise and Right Stuf announced their partnership in 2014 to release the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise in North America.

Update: Better images of Gundam Wing box set added.


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