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Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower's Trailer Reveals Global Premiere on November 18

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Compilation film to make U.S. premiere at convention on November 19

The official website for the Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt anime began streaming a trailer for the the Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower compilation film on Tuesday. The video introduces the story and features English narration with Japanese subtitles. The trailer states that the film will have a simultaneous global release on November 18.

The first Anime NYC convention will host a premiere screening of the film on November 19. In addition, the convention will hold a Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt anime music concert led by composer Naruyoshi Kikuchi. The event will take place from November 17 to 19 at the Javits Center.

A limited first edition Blu-ray Disc release of the film will be offered in the theaters screening the film in Japan on November 18. The release will include a special disc and a storyboard compilation. The Bandai Visual Club store will begin offering the Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc release on December 8. The version will have both a standard Blu-ray Disc and a disc with 4K resolution and HDR. The film will also get a standard edition DVD and Blu-ray Disc release on December 8.

The film will be a compilation film for the anime's second season.

The second season debuted with the fifth episode on March 24. Episodes are available via an EST (Electronic Sell Through) service that allows purchasers to download the episode or through a TVOD (Transactional Video on Demand) service that allows rental viewing for a set period. The eighth and final episode of the second episode debuted last Friday, July 14 after a delay.

The first season of the net anime began streaming in December 2015, and the fourth and final episode began streaming last April. The first season received a director's cut compilation titled Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky, which includes additional scenes. Right Stuf released an import edition Blu-Ray Disc of the director's cut with both English and Japanese audio tracks last July.

Sunrise produced NYAV Post's dub for Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky, the compilation film of the first anime season based on Yasuo Ohtagaki's manga. The annual Sunrise Festival screening series will show the film's English dub at Tokyo's Shinjuku Piccadilly theater on August 15. The second season will also get an English dub. Sunrise is producing the dub track from NYAV Post.

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