Gundam the Origin: Rise of the Red Comet Anime Episode Previewed in Subbed, Dubbed Videos

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6th episode ends anime's "Loum Arc," opens on May 5 in Japan

The portal began streaming an English-subtitled and an English-dubbed trailer on Saturday for Tanjō Akai Suisei" (Rise of the Red Comet), the sixth episode of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin anime and the last in the anime's "Loum Arc."

Subtitled Version

Dubbed Version

The episode will open in Japan on May 5, 2018, and will focus on the young Zeon ace Char Aznable earning his "Red Comet" nom de guerre. The episode will also focus on the beginnings of the Federation's "Project V" weapons project that will eventually birth the RX-78-2 Gundam.

Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin V: Clash at Loum (Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin V: Loum no Kaisen), the anime's fifth episode, opned in Japan on September 2 in 35 theaters — more than double the previous four episodes' 15 theaters. The episode screened for four weeks, double the two-week screening run that each of the previous episodes had.

The fifth episode is the first episode in the anime's "Loum Arc," which covers the Battle of Loum, the pivotal conflict in the One Year War's early days before most of the events depicted in the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime. The battle came after the Operation British space colony drop and other devastating events that wiped out nearly a third of the human population. Char Aznable, the nemesis of the first Gundam anime's protagonist Amuro Ray, became famous as the legendary ace "Red Comet" during this war.

Gundam: The Origin manga creator Yoshikazu Yasuhiko stated in September that "there will be more" of the anime series. Yasuhiko said he wants the anime to show the One-Year War arc next, but clarified that there isn't any official word yet on whether the anime will continue after the Loum Arc ends with the sixth episode.

The anime project adapts Yasuhiko's manga of the same name, which in turn is inspired by the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime's story. Yasuhiko designed the characters in the first Gundam anime, and he serves as the chief director and storyboarder for the Gundam The Origin anime. The manga has 10 million copies in print.

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